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Guest Opinion: Why drag queen story hour belongs in public libraries

Guest Opinion: Why drag queen story hour belongs in public libraries

  • by Cindy Chadwick
  • Aug 10, 2022

On June 11, San Lorenzo Library, part of the Alameda County (CA) Library system, hosted a Drag Queen Story Hour as part of the library's annual Pride Month programming.

Transmissions: How do you tell you are transgender?

Transmissions: How do you tell you are transgender?

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Aug 10, 2022

If one goes looking, they can find plenty of online quizzes and tests that will supposedly tell them just how transgender they are.

LGBTQ Agenda: Southern groups help LGBTQ kids as schools begin new year

LGBTQ Agenda: Southern groups help LGBTQ kids as schools begin new year

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 10, 2022

When some LGBTQ kids go back to school in various Southern states this year at the end of their summer breaks, they may find support in a surprisingly intimate little detail. Handwritten notes of encouragement. From strangers.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • by BAR staff
  • Aug 10, 2022

Readers weigh in on the monkeypox vaccine lines in SF and the author of a new book on the gay history of Washington, D.D.

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 9, 2022

Voting is open for the Bay Area Reporter's readers' poll known as the Besties.

District 6 SF supervisor candidates keep it polite at forum

District 6 SF supervisor candidates keep it polite at forum

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 9, 2022

The four candidates vying for the District 6 supervisorial seat, which is up for grabs in this November's election, faced off in a polite first major debate of the campaign.

Lesbian author and activist Elana Dykewomon dies

Lesbian author and activist Elana Dykewomon dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 9, 2022

Lesbian author Elana Dykewomon died in her Oakland home August 7, just hours before a staged reading of her first play over Zoom. She was 72.

Lesbian trailblazer Pat Norman dies

Lesbian trailblazer Pat Norman dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 8, 2022

Pat Norman, a trailblazing lesbian in San Francisco who became a "first" in some important city appointments, died August 5 at an assisted living facility in Las Vegas. She was 82.

SF supervisors ratify monkeypox emergency declaration

SF supervisors ratify monkeypox emergency declaration

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 8, 2022

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously ratified the city's public health emergency declaration for the monkeypox outbreak at a special meeting August 8.

Experts and advocates discuss HIV — and monkeypox — at global confab

Experts and advocates discuss HIV — and monkeypox — at global confab

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Aug 8, 2022

The International AIDS Conference wrapped up in Montreal, where the monkeypox outbreak was also discussed.

Out in the World: LGBTQ Azerbaijani activists angered by lenient sentence in gay journalist's murder

Out in the World: LGBTQ Azerbaijani activists angered by lenient sentence in gay journalist's murder

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 5, 2022

LGBTQ activists in Azerbaijan are angered that the Baku Court of Grave Crimes gave the lightest sentence possible to the man convicted of the murder of a prominent Azerbaijani gay activist and journalist.

SF DA Jenkins addresses Castro merchants, lays out ideas

SF DA Jenkins addresses Castro merchants, lays out ideas

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 4, 2022

At Thursday's meeting of the Castro Merchants Association, members had the chance to speak with District Attorney Brooke Jenkins, who laid out ideas to help the neighborhood's business owners tackle the ongoing issues of petty theft and vandalism.

US declares public health emergency for monkeypox

US declares public health emergency for monkeypox

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 4, 2022

The U.S. declared a public health emergency for the monkeypox outbreak and federal officials are considering a new way to get more doses out of a vial of Jynneos, the vaccine currently used.

Russian court convicts Brittney Griner, who's sentenced to 9 years in penal colony

Russian court convicts Brittney Griner, who's sentenced to 9 years in penal colony

  • by Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade
  • Aug 4, 2022

A Russian court on Thursday found WNBA star Brittney Griner guilty of charges that she smuggled drugs into the country.