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SF to let MPX emergency expire Oct. 31

SF to let MPX emergency expire Oct. 31

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 20, 2022

Three months after San Francisco declared a state of emergency for the monkeypox outbreak, the first government in the country to do so, it's now winding down.

Historic Milk plaza lampposts eyed for relocation

Historic Milk plaza lampposts eyed for relocation

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 19, 2022

Two lighting fixtures in Harvey Milk Plaza that are part of San Francisco's historic Path of Gold light standards along Market Street are being eyed for relocation.

Castro LGBTQ Cultural District elects 4 new board members

Castro LGBTQ Cultural District elects 4 new board members

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 19, 2022

Of the seven candidates vying for five seats on the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District advisory board October 15, only four secured enough votes to win.

Lesbian, ally techies take over the Castro for conference

Lesbian, ally techies take over the Castro for conference

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Oct 19, 2022

Lesbians Who Tech and Allies returned to the Castro with a vengeance last week for its ninth annual summit.

SF supervisors OK expansion of leather history walk plaques

SF supervisors OK expansion of leather history walk plaques

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 18, 2022

The Board of Supervisors has approved installing additional sidewalk markers tied to San Francisco's leather and LGBTQ culture South of Market.

LGBTQ Agenda: Impact of Dobbs decision has already affected LGBTQ health care, study finds

LGBTQ Agenda: Impact of Dobbs decision has already affected LGBTQ health care, study finds

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 18, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade a new study has identified effects for LGBTQ people in terms of health care.

SF supervisors recommend queer man for entertainment commission

SF supervisors recommend queer man for entertainment commission

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 17, 2022

Queer activist Stephen Torres received the recommendation of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors' Rules Committee for a seat on the influential Entertainment Commission.

Political Notes: Majority of CA school districts ignore LGBTQ report card

Political Notes: Majority of CA school districts ignore LGBTQ report card

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 17, 2022

A majority of California's K-12 public school districts continue to ignore a project that aims to track how well they are addressing the needs of their LGBTQ students

Out in the World: Suspect arrested in gay Palestinian's brutal killing

Out in the World: Suspect arrested in gay Palestinian's brutal killing

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Oct 14, 2022

Palestinian police arrested a suspect in the brutal killing of a gay Palestinian activist last week, as fear continues to grip LGBTQ Palestinians in Israel.

Castro cultural district recovers from fiscal sponsor's $108K accounting error

Castro cultural district recovers from fiscal sponsor's $108K accounting error

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 14, 2022

The Castro LGBTQ Cultural District has largely recovered from a $108,000 accounting error made by its fiscal sponsor, the San Francisco LGBT Community Center.

Castro LGBTQ Cultural District to hold board elections Saturday

Castro LGBTQ Cultural District to hold board elections Saturday

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 13, 2022

The Castro LGBTQ Cultural District will hold elections for five seats on its 15-member advisory board Saturday, October 15.

CA and SF further expand MPX vaccine eligibility

CA and SF further expand MPX vaccine eligibility

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 13, 2022

While MPX infection rates continue to level off, both in San Francisco and across the United States, health officials from the state level on down are expanding vaccine eligibility in order to continue getting shots into arms.

SFPD investigating fatal stabbing on Market Street in the Castro

SFPD investigating fatal stabbing on Market Street in the Castro

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 13, 2022

San Francisco police are investigating a homicide that took place about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, in the quieter end of the Safeway shopping center parking lot on the 2000 block of Market Street in the Castro.

Out in the Bay: 'Bad Hombres' skewers stereotypes

Out in the Bay: 'Bad Hombres' skewers stereotypes

  • by Eric Jansen
  • Oct 13, 2022

In "Bad Hombres," playing at San Francisco's Theatre Rhinoceros through October 30, actor Rudy Guerrero plays seven characters that comically ("absurdly," said the solo show's director) skewer stereotypes of queer Latinos.