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In a 1st, gay & bi men account for less than half of new SF HIV cases

In a 1st, gay & bi men account for less than half of new SF HIV cases

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Sep 13, 2022

For the first time, gay and bisexual men who don't inject drugs accounted for less than half of new HIV cases in San Francisco last year.

Newsom signs anti-bias, LGBTQ data bills

Newsom signs anti-bias, LGBTQ data bills

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 13, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law several bills aimed at addressing anti-bias incidents, particularly those targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and expanding the collection of sexual orientation and gender identity data.

SF police chief's surveillance plan advances to full board

SF police chief's surveillance plan advances to full board

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 13, 2022

After its fourth appearance being heard at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Rules Committee, a controversial ordinance that would allow police to access private surveillance cameras was recommended to the full board on a 2-1 vote.

Letters in support of Castro Theatre renovation pour into SF supervisors' inboxes

Letters in support of Castro Theatre renovation pour into SF supervisors' inboxes

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 13, 2022

San Francisco supervisors have seen a flood of letters from people who support Another Planet Entertainment's plans for the Castro Theatre.

Lesbian community leader Gloria Nieto dies

Lesbian community leader Gloria Nieto dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 13, 2022

Gloria Nieto, a lesbian and longtime community leader in Northern California and elsewhere, died September 6 at her home in Ben Lomond near Santa Cruz.

LGBTQ Agenda: 9th Circuit upholds Washington state's ban on conversion therapy for minors

LGBTQ Agenda: 9th Circuit upholds Washington state's ban on conversion therapy for minors

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 13, 2022

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has unanimously upheld a Washington state law prohibiting conversion therapy for minors.

FDA approves updated COVID-19 boosters

FDA approves updated COVID-19 boosters

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Sep 12, 2022

The federal Food and Drug Administration has authorized updated COVID-19 boosters that are a better match for the current circulating coronavirus strains.

Political Notes: Inside Dutch queen's convo with SF LGBTQ leaders

Political Notes: Inside Dutch queen's convo with SF LGBTQ leaders

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 12, 2022

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands engaged in a conversation with local LGBTQ leaders at the historic Twin Peaks Tavern during her recent visit to San Francisco.

As monkeypox rates decline, SF officials express cautious optimism

As monkeypox rates decline, SF officials express cautious optimism

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 9, 2022

Monkeypox infection rates are falling in San Francisco, as well as other parts of the United States but, as officials warned at a press conference Friday, the country isn't out of the woods yet.

Newsom signs budget bill that includes MPX funding

Newsom signs budget bill that includes MPX funding

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 8, 2022

After the California Senate and Assembly last week each approved a $41 million emergency budget appropriation for the state's public health response to the monkeypox outbreak, the measure was signed into law Tuesday by Governor Gavin Newsom.

Out in the Bay: Project Open Hand: 'Meals with Love' then and now

Out in the Bay: Project Open Hand: 'Meals with Love' then and now

  • by Eric Jansen
  • Sep 8, 2022

In 1985, Ruth Brinker, a grandmother and retired food service worker at the time, started cooking and delivering nutritious meals to San Francisco gay men debilitated by HIV/AIDS.

Out in the World: Gay Italian consul general celebrates filmmaker Pasolini

Out in the World: Gay Italian consul general celebrates filmmaker Pasolini

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 8, 2022

A three-month celebration of gay Italian artist and intellectual Pier Paolo Pasolini kicks off at the Castro Theater this month.

Federal judge rules insurance companies can refuse to cover PrEP

Federal judge rules insurance companies can refuse to cover PrEP

  • by Christopher Kane, Washington Blade
  • Sep 8, 2022

A federal judge on September 7 ruled against a federal mandate that requires employer provided health plans to cover PrEP, a drug used for the prevention of HIV.

Oakland mayoral candidate calls out rivals over antisemitism, transphobia

Oakland mayoral candidate calls out rivals over antisemitism, transphobia

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 7, 2022

One of the leading candidates for Oakland mayor has called out her rivals and demanded that two minor candidates exit the race after they posted alleged antisemitic comments related to an upcoming forum and one exhibited bias against the trans community.