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Out in the Bay: In 'Spell Heaven,' peers on the pier find connection

Out in the Bay: In 'Spell Heaven,' peers on the pier find connection

  • by Eric Jansen
  • Jun 23, 2022

How do we find human connection and meaning in an increasingly isolated world? Author and poet Toni Mirosevich found peers on the Pacifica pier.

Due to COVID infection, SF mayor Breed to miss Pride parade

Due to COVID infection, SF mayor Breed to miss Pride parade

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 22, 2022

Due to testing positive for COVID-19 Wednesday, San Francisco Mayor London Breed will not be able to take part in any of the city's Pride events taking place this weekend

Updated: SF Muni shooting leaves one passenger dead, another injured

Updated: SF Muni shooting leaves one passenger dead, another injured

  • by BAR news staff
  • Jun 22, 2022

San Francisco police have released a still image of a person of interest in connection with the June 22 shooting aboard a Muni Metro train.

Breed nominates pink triangle co-founder to arts panel

Breed nominates pink triangle co-founder to arts panel

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 21, 2022

Mayor London Breed has nominated pink triangle co-founder Patrick Carney to the San Francisco Arts Commission, according to a June 21 release from her office.

City revokes Pink Saturday permit for Castro dance party

City revokes Pink Saturday permit for Castro dance party

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 21, 2022

It appears that a permitting snafu has sunk the Pink Saturday fashion show and dance party planned for the Castro June 25.

After months delay, Newsom sent 'walking while trans' loitering law repeal

After months delay, Newsom sent 'walking while trans' loitering law repeal

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 20, 2022

After a monthslong delay, a bill that decriminalizes loitering for adults with the intent to engage in sex work is being sent this week to Governor Gavin Newsom to sign into law.

Political Notes: Trans US House, lesbian state Senate candidates survive their CA primaries

Political Notes: Trans US House, lesbian state Senate candidates survive their CA primaries

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 20, 2022

A transgender, nonbinary House candidate and a lesbian state Senate candidate have both survived their California primary races and are advancing to the fall general election.

Bay Area sees more monkeypox cases

Bay Area sees more monkeypox cases

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jun 16, 2022

San Francisco health officials have now identified three confirmed and three probable cases of monkeypox, the SF Department of Public Health announced Wednesday, June 15. Alameda County reported its first case on June 9.

LGBTQ Agenda: Polyamory group asks Facebook for more relationship status choices

LGBTQ Agenda: Polyamory group asks Facebook for more relationship status choices

  • Jun 16, 2022

The Organization for Polyamory and Ethical Non-monogamy has sent a letter to Meta asking for more relationship status choices on Facebook that would include polyamorous people.

Biden signs wide-ranging executive order on conversion therapy, LGBTQ youth

Biden signs wide-ranging executive order on conversion therapy, LGBTQ youth

  • by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
  • Jun 15, 2022

President Joe Biden, in recognition of Pride Month during a reception with LGBTQ leaders and advocates at the White House, on June 15 signed a wide-ranging executive order advancing his administration's goals for LGBTQ policy.

Gay man wins supervisor seat in Calaveras County

Gay man wins supervisor seat in Calaveras County

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Jun 14, 2022

Calaveras County voters have elected a gay man to the Board of Supervisors.

LGBTQ Agenda: Out entrepreneurs work to break glass ceiling often seen in startups

LGBTQ Agenda: Out entrepreneurs work to break glass ceiling often seen in startups

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 14, 2022

In the United States, 16 states and three territories offer no protections to LGBTQ workers meaning, in other words, one can be fired simply because one identifies under one of the letters of the acronym, according to the Movement Advancement Project.

San Lorenzo drag queen storytime hijacked by Proud Boys

San Lorenzo drag queen storytime hijacked by Proud Boys

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 13, 2022

Kids attending a drag queen story hour at the San Lorenzo public library in the East Bay were confronted by right-wing protesters June 11, as alleged members of the Proud Boys barged in and harassed drag queen Panda Dulce as she was reading.

Police search Wiener's SF home, offices after death threat

Police search Wiener's SF home, offices after death threat

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 13, 2022

While death threats aren't anything new to gay state Senator Scott Wiener, they took a decidedly chilling turn June 12 when he received an email telling him bombs had been placed in his home and office.