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Obituaries: Johnny Hedges

Obituaries: Johnny Hedges

  • by BAR staff
  • Jul 6, 2022

The obituary for Johnny Hedges, who consulted with consulted with Marty Blecman for Fantasy Records on the production and re-mix for gender-bending pioneer and disco icon Sylvester and was known as a top DJ.

Obituaries: Michael Nelson Finn

Obituaries: Michael Nelson Finn

  • by BAR staff
  • Jul 6, 2022

The obituary for Michael Nelson Finn, who was a fixture in the local performing arts scene.

Political Notebook: Gay CA Dem Party vice chair Campos says he's done seeking public office

Political Notebook: Gay CA Dem Party vice chair Campos says he's done seeking public office

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 6, 2022

Because he placed second in the June 7 primary for San Francisco's 17th Assembly District seat, David Campos' name will appear on the November 8 ballot even though he is not actively seeking the elected position.

SF event organizers warn about monkeypox; city numbers more than double

SF event organizers warn about monkeypox; city numbers more than double

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jul 5, 2022

Organizers of two large pre-Pride dance parties have alerted attendees that people known or suspected to have monkeypox were present at the events.

COVID on the rise as new variants take over

COVID on the rise as new variants take over

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jul 5, 2022

COVID-19 cases are rising in San Francisco and nationwide as more transmissible coronavirus variants make up a growing share of new infections.

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Governor Gavin Newsom has repealed California's "walking while trans" loitering law, ending nine months of speculation on whether he would do so.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

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.

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.