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SF responds to Castro merchants' letter on homeless issues

SF responds to Castro merchants' letter on homeless issues

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 26, 2022

That angry letter sent by the Castro Merchants Association to numerous city leaders earlier this month has resulted in a response from two city officials.

As passage deadline nears, 9 LGBTQ bills sent to CA Gov. Newsom

As passage deadline nears, 9 LGBTQ bills sent to CA Gov. Newsom

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 26, 2022

As the deadline fast approaches for California legislators to adopt legislation this year, nine LGBTQ-related bills have now been sent to Governor Gavin Newsom to either veto or sign into law.

US Sen. Padilla pushes for more monkeypox vaccines during SF visit

US Sen. Padilla pushes for more monkeypox vaccines during SF visit

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 25, 2022

While monkeypox cases continue to rise, state and federal officials say they are encouraged by an overall slowdown in numbers both in California and worldwide.

Fauci to step down from public health positions in December

Fauci to step down from public health positions in December

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Aug 24, 2022

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, will be stepping down from his current positions by the end of the year.

Rev. Jim DeLange, a supporter of LGBTQ rights, dies

Rev. Jim DeLange, a supporter of LGBTQ rights, dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 23, 2022

The Reverend Jim DeLange, a straight ally who advocated for the LGBTQ community in the Lutheran Church, died August 20 at his home in San Francisco. He was 88.

SF small business panel tables resolution on Castro Theatre

SF small business panel tables resolution on Castro Theatre

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 23, 2022

The San Francisco Small Business Commission got an earful of Castro Theatre controversy Monday night as it entertained — but ultimately tabled — a resolution in support of the renovation plans for the historic movie palace.

Newsom vetoes safe consumption pilot bill

Newsom vetoes safe consumption pilot bill

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 22, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday vetoed a bill that would have created safe consumption site pilot programs in San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles.

Silicon Valley Pride is ready to roll

Silicon Valley Pride is ready to roll

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 22, 2022

After pulling together the only large scale Pride celebration in the COVID-flattened Bay Area in 2021, Silicon Valley Pride is back this month with its weeklong observation that culminates with Pride weekend August 27-28.

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.