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US LGBTQ sports leader Rick Peterson dies

US LGBTQ sports leader Rick Peterson dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 30, 2022

Rick Peterson, a gay man and a former co-president of the Federation of Gay Games, died August 15 after he was pulled from the water while swimming in Lake Washington in Seattle.

Castro barber Mary Jane Lloyd dies

Castro barber Mary Jane Lloyd dies

  • by Sari Staver
  • Aug 30, 2022

Longtime Castro barber Mary Jane Lloyd, who often gave customers an earful of political gossip while she cut their hair, died suddenly at home on August 22, following several years of declining health.

LGBTQ Agenda: Use of 'grooming' slur up 400% on social media, pro-LGBTQ groups say

LGBTQ Agenda: Use of 'grooming' slur up 400% on social media, pro-LGBTQ groups say

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 30, 2022

Grooming, the practice by pedophiles of prepping a child for an eventual sexual connection, has been an accusation long lobbed at LGBTQ people by those who hate them.

Arrest made in alleged hate crime against trans woman in Berkeley

Arrest made in alleged hate crime against trans woman in Berkeley

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 29, 2022

An Antioch woman is being held in San Rita Jail in Dublin after allegedly attempting to kill a transgender woman in Berkeley's People's Park August 21.

SF sex worker clinic moves to Mission Street

SF sex worker clinic moves to Mission Street

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Aug 29, 2022

St. James Infirmary — the nation's first occupational health and safety clinic run by and for sex workers — has new digs and held a grand opening party to celebrate its fifth home in its two-decade history.

Political Notes: Biden administration pumps $20M toward ending HIV epidemic

Political Notes: Biden administration pumps $20M toward ending HIV epidemic

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 29, 2022

The Biden administration is awarding $20 million to more than five-dozen health centers across the country to help fund their efforts toward ending the HIV epidemic.

SF responds to Castro merchants' letter on homeless issues

SF responds to Castro merchants' letter on homeless issues

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 26, 2022

That angry letter sent by the Castro Merchants Association to numerous city leaders earlier this month has resulted in a response from two city officials.

As passage deadline nears, 9 LGBTQ bills sent to CA Gov. Newsom

As passage deadline nears, 9 LGBTQ bills sent to CA Gov. Newsom

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 26, 2022

As the deadline fast approaches for California legislators to adopt legislation this year, nine LGBTQ-related bills have now been sent to Governor Gavin Newsom to either veto or sign into law.

US Sen. Padilla pushes for more monkeypox vaccines during SF visit

US Sen. Padilla pushes for more monkeypox vaccines during SF visit

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 25, 2022

While monkeypox cases continue to rise, state and federal officials say they are encouraged by an overall slowdown in numbers both in California and worldwide.

Fauci to step down from public health positions in December

Fauci to step down from public health positions in December

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Aug 24, 2022

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, will be stepping down from his current positions by the end of the year.

Rev. Jim DeLange, a supporter of LGBTQ rights, dies

Rev. Jim DeLange, a supporter of LGBTQ rights, dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 23, 2022

The Reverend Jim DeLange, a straight ally who advocated for the LGBTQ community in the Lutheran Church, died August 20 at his home in San Francisco. He was 88.

SF small business panel tables resolution on Castro Theatre

SF small business panel tables resolution on Castro Theatre

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 23, 2022

The San Francisco Small Business Commission got an earful of Castro Theatre controversy Monday night as it entertained — but ultimately tabled — a resolution in support of the renovation plans for the historic movie palace.

Newsom vetoes safe consumption pilot bill

Newsom vetoes safe consumption pilot bill

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 22, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday vetoed a bill that would have created safe consumption site pilot programs in San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles.

Silicon Valley Pride is ready to roll

Silicon Valley Pride is ready to roll

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 22, 2022

After pulling together the only large scale Pride celebration in the COVID-flattened Bay Area in 2021, Silicon Valley Pride is back this month with its weeklong observation that culminates with Pride weekend August 27-28.