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Gay vet Rocha seeks San Diego Assembly seat

Gay vet Rocha seeks San Diego Assembly seat

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 19, 2023

Two months after losing his bid for a state Senate seat, gay veteran Joseph C. Rocha of Escondido has launched his campaign for an open San Diego County Assembly seat that will be on the ballot in 2024.

Another HIV vaccine fails in large study

Another HIV vaccine fails in large study

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jan 19, 2023

Another large trial has been halted after Johnson & Johnson's experimental HIV vaccine failed to prevent infection, according to a January 18 announcement from the National Institutes of Health.

Dignity/SF turns 50 with a year of celebrations planned

Dignity/SF turns 50 with a year of celebrations planned

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 18, 2023

Dignity/San Francisco, a group for LGBTQ Roman Catholics, is marking its golden anniversary with a year of celebrations, kicking off with a special liturgy and reception Sunday, January 22.

Email, text raise questions about future of Castro Theatre as meetings loom

Email, text raise questions about future of Castro Theatre as meetings loom

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 17, 2023

A number of Castro groups will be holding a meeting Thursday, January 26, to discuss future historic preservation and planning commission meetings about the neighborhood's eponymous theater.

In error, CA double funded transgender health account

In error, CA double funded transgender health account

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 13, 2023

Buried within the bills California legislators filed this month after Governor Gavin Newsom released his budget proposal for the 2023-2024 fiscal year is a line seeking to claw back $13 million from the state's Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund.

Editorial: We're looking for action by new SF board

Editorial: We're looking for action by new SF board

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 13, 2023

Yes, we're excited and optimistic, because for the first time ever, three gay men are serving as elected members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Out in the World: Kenyan police arrest four suspects in killing of gay activist

Out in the World: Kenyan police arrest four suspects in killing of gay activist

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 12, 2023

Police in Kenya have arrested four people in connection to the gruesome January 2 killing of gay fashion designer, model, and activist Edwin Chiloba.

Atmospheric rivers wreak havoc in Bay Area

Atmospheric rivers wreak havoc in Bay Area

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 12, 2023

There probably isn't a single aspect of the Bay Area's life that hasn't been affected by the series of atmospheric rivers the state has been experiencing.

CA bill aims to protect transgender youths' privacy

CA bill aims to protect transgender youths' privacy

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 11, 2023

Legislation introduced this week by gay Assemblymember Chris Ward (D-San Diego) aims to protect the privacy of transgender youth in California.

Alameda County supervisors seek recount in flawed Oakland school contest, other ranked races

Alameda County supervisors seek recount in flawed Oakland school contest, other ranked races

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 10, 2023

Alameda County supervisors voted Tuesday to seek a recount of the votes cast in an Oakland school board election where the certified winner, a transgender married dad, it turns out did not receive the most votes.

Castro Merchants co-president steps down after business ravaged in storms

Castro Merchants co-president steps down after business ravaged in storms

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 10, 2023

Dave Karraker, a gay man who co-owns MX3 Fitness in the Castro, among other locations, announced his resignation from the role of co-president of the Castro Merchants Association in an email late Monday.

LGBTQ Agenda: Queer Catholics have mixed feelings about late pope's legacy

LGBTQ Agenda: Queer Catholics have mixed feelings about late pope's legacy

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 10, 2023

LGBTQ Roman Catholics had mixed emotions about the legacy of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who died in Rome on December 31.

Gay man to lead sprawling Bay Area national park

Gay man to lead sprawling Bay Area national park

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 9, 2023

A gay married dad with long ties to the Bay Area has been named the new superintendent for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

San Francisco supervisors elect Peskin as board president

San Francisco supervisors elect Peskin as board president

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 9, 2023

The divisions among the San Francisco Board of Supervisors were on full display Monday as the 11 members voted to elect one of their own as board president for the next two years.