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Political Notes: Lesbian vies to survive Washington state U.S. House primary

Political Notes: Lesbian vies to survive Washington state U.S. House primary

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 29, 2022

Rebecca Parson is running to be the first LGBTQ member of Congress from Washington state.

California waits to declare monkeypox emergency, unlike SF and New York state

California waits to declare monkeypox emergency, unlike SF and New York state

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 29, 2022

Although both San Francisco and the state of New York declared public health emergencies July 28 to help contain the spread of monkeypox, California will not be doing so, as yet.

California man appears cured of HIV after a stem cell transplant, AIDS conference hears

California man appears cured of HIV after a stem cell transplant, AIDS conference hears

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jul 29, 2022

A Southern California man appears to be cured of HIV after undergoing a stem cell transplant to treat leukemia, researchers reported this week at the International AIDS Conference in Montreal.

Biden names gay judge to federal CA bench

Biden names gay judge to federal CA bench

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 29, 2022

President Joe Biden has nominated a gay California state superior court judge to the federal bench.

San Francisco officials declare state of emergency for monkeypox

San Francisco officials declare state of emergency for monkeypox

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 28, 2022

San Francisco officials have declared a state of emergency to help handle the quickly growing monkeypox outbreak.

Political Notebook: SF Dem Party endorses Mandelman, Mahogany for supervisor

Political Notebook: SF Dem Party endorses Mandelman, Mahogany for supervisor

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 28, 2022

Of the five LGBTQ San Francisco supervisor candidates on the November ballot, two received sole endorsements from the local Democratic Party.

Gay California Senator Wiener calls for monkeypox state of emergency

Gay California Senator Wiener calls for monkeypox state of emergency

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 27, 2022

California Senator Scott Wiener is calling on health officials in the state to declare a monkeypox state of emergency.

Up Your Alley fair returns to SF

Up Your Alley fair returns to SF

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 27, 2022

After a two-year hiatus thanks to COVID-19, Up Your Alley, aka Dore Alley, is returning.

Political Notebook: For SF D8 supe candidate Stoia, LGBTQ ties run deep

Political Notebook: For SF D8 supe candidate Stoia, LGBTQ ties run deep

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 27, 2022

One of the biggest challenges Kate Stoia faces as she runs for San Francisco's District 8 supervisor seat this fall is explaining why someone who is not LGBTQ themselves should be elected to it.

Advocates say time to update SF LGBTQ cultural strategy

Advocates say time to update SF LGBTQ cultural strategy

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 26, 2022

LGBTQ advocates say it is time for San Francisco leaders to revisit and update the citywide LGBTQ+ Cultural Heritage Strategy.

WHO declares monkeypox a health emergency; US could do so soon

WHO declares monkeypox a health emergency; US could do so soon

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jul 26, 2022

World Health Organization director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared July 23 that monkeypox is a public health emergency of international concern — the global agency's highest level of alarm — as cases continue to rise steeply.

SF supervisors' panel pushes 4th surveillance hearing to Sept.

SF supervisors' panel pushes 4th surveillance hearing to Sept.

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 25, 2022

A proposal to allow the San Francisco Police Department to make use of non-city owned surveillance cameras had its third hearing by the Board of Supervisors' Rules Committee Monday, and there will be a fourth meeting in September.

Out in the World: Russia's top tennis star comes out as lesbian

Out in the World: Russia's top tennis star comes out as lesbian

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 22, 2022

Top Russian tennis star Daria Kasatkina came out as a lesbian in a July 18 interview with a Russian vlogger.

Political Notes: Oakland leaders push repealing CA's 'zombie' same-sex marriage ban

Political Notes: Oakland leaders push repealing CA's 'zombie' same-sex marriage ban

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 22, 2022

Two Oakland city councilmembers have authored a resolution calling on state lawmakers to bring to the voters a repeal of California's 'zombie' same-sex marriage ban known as Proposition 8.