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Castro merchants to split grant money for two pop-ups after row

Castro merchants to split grant money for two pop-ups after row

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 3, 2023

A public squabble about how to spend $100,000 that's been made available to the Castro Merchants Association by the city to encourage pop-ups in shuttered storefronts seems to have been resolved by its board of directors on Friday.

Gay Lynwood councilmember Solache confirms CA Assembly bid

Gay Lynwood councilmember Solache confirms CA Assembly bid

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 2, 2023

Joining the growing ranks of LGBTQ candidates seeking California legislative seats next year is gay Lynwood City Councilmember José Luis Solache.

SF historic preservation panel recommends interior landmarking of Castro Theatre

SF historic preservation panel recommends interior landmarking of Castro Theatre

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 1, 2023

The San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission unanimously approved a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors that would preserve the interior of the Castro Theatre with the "presence of seating" after a marathon meeting Wednesday.

SFGH's Ward 86 commemorates 40 years

SFGH's Ward 86 commemorates 40 years

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Feb 1, 2023

Ward 86, the first dedicated HIV clinic in the United States, recently marked its 40th anniversary with a commemoration at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

Name change eyed for SF park due to late mayor's support of gay bar raids

Name change eyed for SF park due to late mayor's support of gay bar raids

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 1, 2023

A gay man is eyeing renaming an SF park after the late mayor George Christopher due to his support of police raids on gay bars in the city during his administration in the late 1950s.

Editorial: FDA misses with blood ban revisions

Editorial: FDA misses with blood ban revisions

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 1, 2023

The news that the federal Food and Drug Administration would ease guidelines on blood donations by gay and bisexual men at first blush seems like a positive development — and in a small way it is.

News Briefs: Project Open Hand gets $1.4M in federal funds

News Briefs: Project Open Hand gets $1.4M in federal funds

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Feb 1, 2023

Project Open Hand has announced that it will receive over $1.4 million in federal funding to support its efforts to provide life-saving, nutrition intervention services to its clients.

Peninsula art installation highlights LGBTQs

Peninsula art installation highlights LGBTQs

  • by Marijke Rowland
  • Feb 1, 2023

The creator of a new public art installation showcasing everyday LGBTQ people in Redwood City hopes it will help counter harmful political rhetoric about the community.

Obituaries: Rick Emmons

Obituaries: Rick Emmons

  • by BAR staff
  • Feb 1, 2023

The obituary for Rick Emmons, a former San Francisco resident who was an architect and loved country western dancing.

Guest Opinion: SF drag artists should apply for inaugural laureate position

Guest Opinion: SF drag artists should apply for inaugural laureate position

  • by Sister Roma
  • Feb 1, 2023

The art of drag has never been more celebrated and simultaneously more under attack than it is today.

Remembering the Holocaust

Remembering the Holocaust

  • by BAR staff
  • Feb 1, 2023

LGBTQ organizations took part in an observance for International Holocaust Remembrance Day at Pink Triangle Park in the Castro Friday, January 27.

Out in the World: OutRight launches humanitarian and global development program

Out in the World: OutRight launches humanitarian and global development program

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Feb 1, 2023

OutRight Action International is launching a new humanitarian and global development initiative.

Political Notebook: Transgender Orange County candidate Wade falls short

Political Notebook: Transgender Orange County candidate Wade falls short

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 1, 2023

A transgender veteran has fallen short in her bid for a city council seat in the seaside town of Seal Beach, California.

Harvey Milk school not slated for closure, SF district says

Harvey Milk school not slated for closure, SF district says

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 31, 2023

First it was Harvey's bar and restaurant in the Castro that abruptly closed January 22, now, rumors are swirling that Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy in the LGBTQ neighborhood might shutter.