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Political Notes: Out Sonoma County superintendent candidate Carter now unopposed

Political Notes: Out Sonoma County superintendent candidate Carter now unopposed

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 22, 2022

A gay married mother seeking to become the first woman to serve as the Sonoma County superintendent of schools now finds herself running unopposed on the November 8 ballot for the educational post.

Monkeypox vaccine events in Novato and Oakland this weekend

Monkeypox vaccine events in Novato and Oakland this weekend

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 19, 2022

In what is surely a sign of the times, two LGBTQ community centers will be hosting vaccination events Sunday, August 21. In addition to jabs in the arm, one event will feature live entertainment.

CA releases new guidelines for those with monkeypox

CA releases new guidelines for those with monkeypox

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 19, 2022

A top California public health official on Friday told reporters that new guidelines for people who contract monkeypox provide more specificity than national guidance, in an effort to be of more practical use.

California adds Georgia to its travel ban list due to trans female athlete ban

California adds Georgia to its travel ban list due to trans female athlete ban

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 19, 2022

State-funded travel to Georgia is now banned unless for emergency purposes due to the Peach State being added to California's "no-fly" list of states that have enacted anti-LGBTQ legislation is recent years.

SF starts administering split doses of monkeypox vaccine

SF starts administering split doses of monkeypox vaccine

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Aug 18, 2022

As of Thursday, San Francisco clinics are starting to administer monkeypox vaccines using a new split-dose technique intended to stretch the limited supply.

Out in the Bay: Author Dwayne Ratleff on 'Dancing to the Lyrics'

Out in the Bay: Author Dwayne Ratleff on 'Dancing to the Lyrics'

  • by Eric Jansen
  • Aug 18, 2022

Longtime San Franciscan Dwayne Ratleff grew up Black, poor, and gay in 1960s Baltimore.

Out in the World: Ruby spreads his message in Europe: 'You can be gay in baseball'

Out in the World: Ruby spreads his message in Europe: 'You can be gay in baseball'

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 18, 2022

Bryan Ruby is spreading his love of baseball and bringing visibility to LGBTQ ballplayers in Europe this summer.

After inquiry from B.A.R., GLBT Historical Society's YouTube channel is restored

After inquiry from B.A.R., GLBT Historical Society's YouTube channel is restored

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 17, 2022

Within 24 hours of being contacted by the Bay Area Reporter, Google has restored the GLBT Historical Society's YouTube channel that was suddenly taken down last month with little explanation other than an alleged violation of sexually explicit content.

SF preservation panel approves historic designation for Tenderloin intersection

SF preservation panel approves historic designation for Tenderloin intersection

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 17, 2022

The San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission on August 17 approved the designation of the Tenderloin intersection of Turk and Taylor streets, and 101 Taylor Street, as an official city landmark.

Former B.A.R. reporter Chuck Colbert dies

Former B.A.R. reporter Chuck Colbert dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 17, 2022

Chuck Colbert, a gay man who was a freelance reporter for the Bay Area Reporter for many years, died June 30. He was 67.

LGBTQ Agenda: Bonta joins AGs in 14 states and DC to file briefs opposing Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' law

LGBTQ Agenda: Bonta joins AGs in 14 states and DC to file briefs opposing Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' law

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 16, 2022

Joining the attorneys general of 14 other states and Washington, D.C., California Attorney General Rob Bonta has signed onto an amicus brief in a lawsuit opposing Florida's notorious House Bill 1557 — the "Don't Say Gay" bill.

Status meeting for project at former Nob Hill Theatre site planned

Status meeting for project at former Nob Hill Theatre site planned

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 15, 2022

Habitués of the late, great Nob Hill Theatre will have a chance to hear an update about the building's future in a public meeting this week, when developers will present their plans for the former all-male strip club.

Attendees at Castro Theatre town hall demand seats be saved

Attendees at Castro Theatre town hall demand seats be saved

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 12, 2022

The new-ish managers of the Castro Theatre got an earful at a town hall they hosted at the beloved movie palace Thursday night, an event that easily drew several hundred people and went on more than an hour longer than planned.

Political Notes: Summer primaries mostly favor LGBTQ candidates

Political Notes: Summer primaries mostly favor LGBTQ candidates

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 12, 2022

Out candidates for a variety of races have won their primary races and now head to the November elections.