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Out US soccer star Rapinoe awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Out US soccer star Rapinoe awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

  • by Christopher Kane, Washington Blade
  • Jul 8, 2022

During a ceremony July 7 in the East Room of the White House, President Joe Biden awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 17 recipients, including lesbian soccer star and activist Megan Rapinoe.

Breed appoints recall proponent Brooke Jenkins as SF DA

Breed appoints recall proponent Brooke Jenkins as SF DA

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 7, 2022

Brooke Jenkins, the former prosecutor who jumped ship from then-District Attorney Chesa Boudin's team in 2021 and went on to campaign for his successful recall from office, was appointed by Mayor London Breed July 7 to succeed him as interim DA.

Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug charges in Russia

Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug charges in Russia

  • by Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade
  • Jul 7, 2022

WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday pleaded guilty to charges that she smuggled drugs into Russia.

Editorial: Here we go again

Editorial: Here we go again

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 6, 2022

When the COVID pandemic started in March 2020, the federal response was lackluster to say the least.

SF budget contains $17M for LGBTQ needs

SF budget contains $17M for LGBTQ needs

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 6, 2022

San Francisco's two-year fiscal budget set to be approved by the Board of Supervisors this month includes more than $17 million for various LGBTQ needs.

Community groups locked out of SF Pride beverage sales

Community groups locked out of SF Pride beverage sales

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 6, 2022

A decision by San Francisco Pride to have a third party operate the organization's alcohol and beer booths during last month's Pride festival has had a serious impact on the budgets of several LGBTQ community and sports organizations.

SF supes OK $1.25M to cash-strapped PRC

SF supes OK $1.25M to cash-strapped PRC

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 6, 2022

An 11th-hour emergency funding request from a key behavioral health services and HIV/AIDS provider in San Francisco last month left some members of the Board of Supervisors livid, but officials are largely quiet on what actions they plan to take next.

News Briefs: Wiener secures $5.5M for LGBTQ museum in CA budget

News Briefs: Wiener secures $5.5M for LGBTQ museum in CA budget

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 6, 2022

Among the $19.8 million in state budget funds that gay state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) obtained for San Francisco needs, $5.5 million will help establish the first full-scale LGBTQ history museum in the city.

Political Notebook: Gay CA Dem Party vice chair Campos says he's done seeking public office

Political Notebook: Gay CA Dem Party vice chair Campos says he's done seeking public office

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 6, 2022

Because he placed second in the June 7 primary for San Francisco's 17th Assembly District seat, David Campos' name will appear on the November 8 ballot even though he is not actively seeking the elected position.

SF event organizers warn about monkeypox; city numbers more than double

SF event organizers warn about monkeypox; city numbers more than double

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jul 5, 2022

Organizers of two large pre-Pride dance parties have alerted attendees that people known or suspected to have monkeypox were present at the events.

COVID on the rise as new variants take over

COVID on the rise as new variants take over

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jul 5, 2022

COVID-19 cases are rising in San Francisco and nationwide as more transmissible coronavirus variants make up a growing share of new infections.

Newsom repeals California's 'walking while trans' loitering law

Newsom repeals California's 'walking while trans' loitering law

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 1, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom has repealed California's "walking while trans" loitering law, ending nine months of speculation on whether he would do so.

AIDS advocates lambaste CA lawmakers over 2022 budget

AIDS advocates lambaste CA lawmakers over 2022 budget

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 1, 2022

AIDS advocates and service providers are lambasting California lawmakers and Governor Gavin Newsom for failing to fully address the state's dual epidemics of sexually transmitted infections and drug overdoses n the 2022-2023 budget.

Out in the World: SF vigil held for Oslo gay bar shooting; suspect refuses to talk

Out in the World: SF vigil held for Oslo gay bar shooting; suspect refuses to talk

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 1, 2022

San Francisco LGBTQ activists and the Norwegian consul general to the city this week held a small vigil for the victims of the recent shooting outside a gay club in Oslo.