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San Francisco LGBTQ leaders provide Dutch queen a royal welcome

San Francisco LGBTQ leaders provide Dutch queen a royal welcome

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 6, 2022

LGBTQ officials provided a royal welcome to Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and other Dutch officials Tuesday as they toured San Francisco's Castro district.

Groups canceling events at Castro Theatre, Another Planet says

Groups canceling events at Castro Theatre, Another Planet says

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 2, 2022

The continuing furor over proposed renovations to the Castro Theatre is having an impact on the day-to-day operations of the beloved movie palace, according to an employee of Another Planet Entertainment, which now manages it.

Right-wing media loving Castro merchants' protest letter to SF

Right-wing media loving Castro merchants' protest letter to SF

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Sep 2, 2022

Right-wing media is having a field day with the news that members of the Castro Merchants Association are threatening civil disobedience if SF leaders don't step in and take action to help groups like theirs deal with the onslaught of encampments.

Political Notebook: Biden nominates out lawyer to northern CA judgeship

Political Notebook: Biden nominates out lawyer to northern CA judgeship

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 2, 2022

Should San Francisco attorney P. Casey Pitts be confirmed to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California then he would be the only LGBT Article III judge actively serving on the court, according to the White House.

With Dutch king ill, Queen Máxima will lead delegation on SF visit

With Dutch king ill, Queen Máxima will lead delegation on SF visit

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 1, 2022

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands has had to cancel his planned visit to San Francisco after he became ill with pneumonia and was advised against traveling.

CA lawmakers OK $41M for monkeypox response

CA lawmakers OK $41M for monkeypox response

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 31, 2022

The California Senate on Wednesday approved a $41 million emergency budget appropriation for the state's public health response to the monkeypox outbreak.

Protections for out-of-state transgender youth and their parents heads to Newsom's desk

Protections for out-of-state transgender youth and their parents heads to Newsom's desk

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 31, 2022

California legislators have adopted protections for parents who bring their transgender children to the Golden State to access gender-affirming health care banned in their home state.

SF expands MPX vaccine eligibility, will start second doses next week

SF expands MPX vaccine eligibility, will start second doses next week

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Aug 31, 2022

SF officials have expanded eligibility for the monkeypox vaccine and starting next week, local providers will begin offering second doses of the MPX vaccine to those who've gotten the first dose.

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.