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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.

SF Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence report alleged theft of money by member

SF Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence report alleged theft of money by member

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 11, 2022

The San Francisco chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence has reported an alleged theft by one of their own members of "a significant sum of SPI funds ... taken for improper personal purposes."

Hate crimes bills backed by LGBTQ Asians move ahead in CA Legislature

Hate crimes bills backed by LGBTQ Asians move ahead in CA Legislature

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 11, 2022

Two hate crimes bills backed by LGBTQ Asian and Pacific Islander Californians are moving forward in the state Legislature. They come amid a yearslong rise in street harassment and attacks motivated by racial bias toward API individuals.

Out in the World: OutRight appoints Sjödin new executive director

Out in the World: OutRight appoints Sjödin new executive director

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 11, 2022

OutRight Action International has officially announced that Maria Sjödin is the international LGBTQ organization's new executive director.

Out in the World: Ugandan LGBTQ umbrella group ordered to cease operations

Out in the World: Ugandan LGBTQ umbrella group ordered to cease operations

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 11, 2022

Ugandan authorities denied registration of Uganda's leading LGBTQ rights organization last week, calling it an "illegal entity."

CA Gov. Newsom names 1st queer female judge to state's supreme court

CA Gov. Newsom names 1st queer female judge to state's supreme court

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 10, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom has nominated queer Alameda County Superior Court Judge Kelli Evans to the state's Supreme Court. If confirmed, she will be the first out LGBTQ woman and second out African American to serve on it.

LGBTQ Agenda: Southern groups help LGBTQ kids as schools begin new year

LGBTQ Agenda: Southern groups help LGBTQ kids as schools begin new year

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 10, 2022

When some LGBTQ kids go back to school in various Southern states this year at the end of their summer breaks, they may find support in a surprisingly intimate little detail. Handwritten notes of encouragement. From strangers.

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 9, 2022

Voting is open for the Bay Area Reporter's readers' poll known as the Besties.

District 6 SF supervisor candidates keep it polite at forum

District 6 SF supervisor candidates keep it polite at forum

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 9, 2022

The four candidates vying for the District 6 supervisorial seat, which is up for grabs in this November's election, faced off in a polite first major debate of the campaign.

Lesbian author and activist Elana Dykewomon dies

Lesbian author and activist Elana Dykewomon dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 9, 2022

Lesbian author Elana Dykewomon died in her Oakland home August 7, just hours before a staged reading of her first play over Zoom. She was 72.

Lesbian trailblazer Pat Norman dies

Lesbian trailblazer Pat Norman dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 8, 2022

Pat Norman, a trailblazing lesbian in San Francisco who became a "first" in some important city appointments, died August 5 at an assisted living facility in Las Vegas. She was 82.

SF supervisors ratify monkeypox emergency declaration

SF supervisors ratify monkeypox emergency declaration

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 8, 2022

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously ratified the city's public health emergency declaration for the monkeypox outbreak at a special meeting August 8.

Experts and advocates discuss HIV — and monkeypox — at global confab

Experts and advocates discuss HIV — and monkeypox — at global confab

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Aug 8, 2022

The International AIDS Conference wrapped up in Montreal, where the monkeypox outbreak was also discussed.

SF DA Jenkins addresses Castro merchants, lays out ideas

SF DA Jenkins addresses Castro merchants, lays out ideas

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 4, 2022

At Thursday's meeting of the Castro Merchants Association, members had the chance to speak with District Attorney Brooke Jenkins, who laid out ideas to help the neighborhood's business owners tackle the ongoing issues of petty theft and vandalism.