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Out in the Bay: 'Changeling' delves deep and sings about transition

Out in the Bay: 'Changeling' delves deep and sings about transition

  • by Eric Jansen
  • Jul 14, 2022

Hear about the transgender experience firsthand with singer-songwriter Nick Lawrence, a family coach and former foster parent educator on LGBTQ topics.

Out in the World: Report: Researchers and experts call for more data and research on LGBTQ asylum seekers and refugees

Out in the World: Report: Researchers and experts call for more data and research on LGBTQ asylum seekers and refugees

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 14, 2022

LGBTQ and human rights researchers and experts called for more data collection and research about queer and gender-nonconforming asylum seekers in two new reports.

Updated: Some men recount membership offer to get vaxxed quicker at Steamworks

Updated: Some men recount membership offer to get vaxxed quicker at Steamworks

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 13, 2022

A Berkeley health official cited "misinformation" but some people waiting in line July 13 recounted being offered to pay for a single-day membership to get the monkeypox vaccine quicker.

Breed names gay man head of SF Moscone Center

Breed names gay man head of SF Moscone Center

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 13, 2022

San Francisco Mayor London Breed and City Administrator Carmen Chu announced July 13 the appointment of Kenneth Bukowski to serve as the next director of the Convention Facilities Department, overseeing operations and development at Moscone Center.

SFAF town hall addresses monkeypox questions

SFAF town hall addresses monkeypox questions

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jul 13, 2022

The nearly 600 participants of a July 12 virtual town hall sponsored by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation raised many questions about the city's monkeypox outbreak, but the answers weren't always satisfying.

SF leaders demand stronger monkeypox response

SF leaders demand stronger monkeypox response

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jul 13, 2022

Gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, health officials, and community advocates called on the federal government to do more to address the ongoing monkeypox outbreak at a July 12 news conference on the steps of City Hall.

SF supes delay surveillance vote on SFPD chief's proposal

SF supes delay surveillance vote on SFPD chief's proposal

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 12, 2022

The San Francisco Police Department could have access to sweeping new surveillance opportunities if a proposal allowing police to access surveillance cameras operated by private citizens and businesses — such as a store security camera — is passed.

In divided vote, SF supervisors approve lesbian police commissioner Walker

In divided vote, SF supervisors approve lesbian police commissioner Walker

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 12, 2022

In a divided vote Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved lesbian artist Debra Walker's mayoral appointment to the city's police commission.

New DA Jenkins visits the Tenderloin

New DA Jenkins visits the Tenderloin

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 12, 2022

After touring and witnessing the open-air drug deals along Eddy Street in the Tenderloin July 12, new District Attorney Brooke Jenkins spoke to the press in the parking lot of the Phoenix Hotel and vowed to crack down on the illicit business deals.

SF supervisors seat nonbinary lawyer to appeals board

SF supervisors seat nonbinary lawyer to appeals board

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 12, 2022

San Francisco supervisors have seated attorney Alex Lemberg, who is nonbinary, to the city's powerful Board of Appeals.

Biden administration refocuses national HIV response

Biden administration refocuses national HIV response

  • by Mel Baker, San Francisco Public Press
  • Jul 12, 2022

After two years of focusing on COVID-19 pandemic response, the Biden administration is renewing attention to other ongoing public health challenges, including HIV and AIDS.

LGBTQ Agenda: Texas judge issues injunction against state family agency

LGBTQ Agenda: Texas judge issues injunction against state family agency

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 12, 2022

A judge in Texas has issued yet another injunction against the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, at least temporarily halting the agency's efforts to investigate two families of transgender children for alleged child abuse.

Gay SF Supervisor Dorsey quarantining due to COVID

Gay SF Supervisor Dorsey quarantining due to COVID

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 11, 2022

Gay San Francisco Supervisor Matt Dorsey is quarantining at home due to testing positive for COVID over the weekend.

San Francisco health officials to hold virtual monkeypox forum

San Francisco health officials to hold virtual monkeypox forum

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 8, 2022

The San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the city's health department are hosting a virtual forum on the monkeypox outbreak to help inform the public about the latest health crisis provoking worry across the globe.