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Newsom repeals California's 'walking while trans' loitering law

Newsom repeals California's 'walking while trans' loitering law

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 1, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom has repealed California's "walking while trans" loitering law, ending nine months of speculation on whether he would do so.

AIDS advocates lambaste CA lawmakers over 2022 budget

AIDS advocates lambaste CA lawmakers over 2022 budget

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 1, 2022

AIDS advocates and service providers are lambasting California lawmakers and Governor Gavin Newsom for failing to fully address the state's dual epidemics of sexually transmitted infections and drug overdoses n the 2022-2023 budget.

Out in the World: SF vigil held for Oslo gay bar shooting; suspect refuses to talk

Out in the World: SF vigil held for Oslo gay bar shooting; suspect refuses to talk

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 1, 2022

San Francisco LGBTQ activists and the Norwegian consul general to the city this week held a small vigil for the victims of the recent shooting outside a gay club in Oslo.

Monkeypox vaccine rollout begins in SF and nationwide

Monkeypox vaccine rollout begins in SF and nationwide

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jul 1, 2022

The San Francisco Department of Public Health is starting to offer monkeypox vaccines to more at-risk gay and bisexual men and transgender people in an effort to stem the growing outbreak.

California bans state-funded travel to nearly half of US

California bans state-funded travel to nearly half of US

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 30, 2022

State employees in California will soon be banned from using taxpayer funds to travel to nearly half of the country due to the enactment of anti-LGBTQ legislation in other states.

Queer Latinx creators tackle HIV stigma in new podcast series

Queer Latinx creators tackle HIV stigma in new podcast series

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 30, 2022

The new podcast series "Love in Gravity" aimed at addressing HIV stigma within the Latinx and Afro-Latinx communities starts off with a bang.

Political Notebook: In CA insurance czar primary, Levine again falls to third place

Political Notebook: In CA insurance czar primary, Levine again falls to third place

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 29, 2022

After moving into second place last week in his primary bid for California's insurance czar, Assemblyman Marc Levine (D-Greenbrae) once again finds himself in third place as more ballots have been counted.

Abortion ruling protested at SF Pride parade

Abortion ruling protested at SF Pride parade

  • by Ricardo De Melo Matos
  • Jun 29, 2022

Attendees and contingents at the June 26 San Francisco Pride parade had the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision reversing the right to an abortion on their minds as the in-person festivities returned for the first time since 2019.

Boudin urges successor to keep progressive policies

Boudin urges successor to keep progressive policies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 29, 2022

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who was recalled from office in the June 7 primary, hopes his successor will retain the progressive policies he implemented during his two and a half years in office.

New group wants to save Castro Theatre seats

New group wants to save Castro Theatre seats

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 29, 2022

The Castro Theatre Conservancy has launched a campaign to draw attention to proposed changes at the much loved institution — including a plan to remove the seats on the main level.

Editorial: 'They're coming for you next'

Editorial: 'They're coming for you next'

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 29, 2022

California officials spent last Friday telling the public and reporters that the state is a safe haven for those seeking an abortion.

For SF LGBTQ theater, it's a Kinsey Sicks Christmas

For SF LGBTQ theater, it's a Kinsey Sicks Christmas

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 29, 2022

Nearly two decades after the Kinsey Sicks debuted their Christmas show "Oy Vey in a Manger" at the New Conservatory Theatre Center, the dragapella group is bringing it back to the LGBTQ nonprofit arts organization for a yuletide residency this year.

Guest Opinion: Liberal status quo brought us to this moment

Guest Opinion: Liberal status quo brought us to this moment

  • by Andrew Kelly
  • Jun 29, 2022

Without a doubt, the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization ruling overturning Roe v. Wade's right to abortion will go down as one of the most egregious abuses of judicial authority in our country's history.

Saying 'I do' at SF City Hall

Saying 'I do' at SF City Hall

  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 29, 2022

Same-sex couples took advantage of additional wedding slots at San Francisco city Hall at the start of Pride weekend.