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NCLR's Sakimura tapped to lead children's legal agency

NCLR's Sakimura tapped to lead children's legal agency

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 22, 2022

A longtime deputy director at San Francisco-based National Center for Lesbian Rights has embarked on a new job leading Legal Services for Children.

Due to COVID infection, SF mayor Breed to miss Pride parade

Due to COVID infection, SF mayor Breed to miss Pride parade

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 22, 2022

Due to testing positive for COVID-19 Wednesday, San Francisco Mayor London Breed will not be able to take part in any of the city's Pride events taking place this weekend

Updated: SF Muni shooting leaves one passenger dead, another injured

Updated: SF Muni shooting leaves one passenger dead, another injured

  • by BAR news staff
  • Jun 22, 2022

San Francisco police have released a still image of a person of interest in connection with the June 22 shooting aboard a Muni Metro train.

Breed nominates pink triangle co-founder to arts panel

Breed nominates pink triangle co-founder to arts panel

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 21, 2022

Mayor London Breed has nominated pink triangle co-founder Patrick Carney to the San Francisco Arts Commission, according to a June 21 release from her office.

City revokes Pink Saturday permit for Castro dance party

City revokes Pink Saturday permit for Castro dance party

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 21, 2022

It appears that a permitting snafu has sunk the Pink Saturday fashion show and dance party planned for the Castro June 25.

After months delay, Newsom sent 'walking while trans' loitering law repeal

After months delay, Newsom sent 'walking while trans' loitering law repeal

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 20, 2022

After a monthslong delay, a bill that decriminalizes loitering for adults with the intent to engage in sex work is being sent this week to Governor Gavin Newsom to sign into law.

Political Notes: Trans US House, lesbian state Senate candidates survive their CA primaries

Political Notes: Trans US House, lesbian state Senate candidates survive their CA primaries

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 20, 2022

A transgender, nonbinary House candidate and a lesbian state Senate candidate have both survived their California primary races and are advancing to the fall general election.

Finding Top Online Vets in San Jose

Finding Top Online Vets in San Jose

  • by Advertising Department -- Sponsored content
  • Jun 19, 2022

If you are a San Jose pet owner, you will find plenty of vets you can turn to for telemedicine services for your pet.

Bay Area sees more monkeypox cases

Bay Area sees more monkeypox cases

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jun 16, 2022

San Francisco health officials have now identified three confirmed and three probable cases of monkeypox, the SF Department of Public Health announced Wednesday, June 15. Alameda County reported its first case on June 9.

LGBTQ Agenda: Polyamory group asks Facebook for more relationship status choices

LGBTQ Agenda: Polyamory group asks Facebook for more relationship status choices

  • Jun 16, 2022

The Organization for Polyamory and Ethical Non-monogamy has sent a letter to Meta asking for more relationship status choices on Facebook that would include polyamorous people.

Man's story highlights issues for older LGBTQs

Man's story highlights issues for older LGBTQs

  • by Adam Echelman
  • Jun 15, 2022

In April, Martin Alperen had a breakdown. It wasn't the first time that his bipolar disorder had caused him to lose a job or spiral into depression, but it was the first time he had tried to navigate his mental health with Medicare.

Political Notebook: Out candidates vying for three SF supervisor seats

Political Notebook: Out candidates vying for three SF supervisor seats

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 15, 2022

Three of the five races in November for even-numbered seats on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors have drawn well-known LGBTQ community leaders.

Editorial: A national PrEP plan is needed

Editorial: A national PrEP plan is needed

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 15, 2022

The Federal AIDS Policy Project Coalition and Prep4All have sent a letter, signed by 100 organizations, urging the House and Senate appropriations committees to approve $400 million to fund a national PrEP program within the CDC.

AIDS quilt draws thousands to SF's Golden Gate Park

AIDS quilt draws thousands to SF's Golden Gate Park

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 15, 2022

Waiting their turn to read names of some of those lost to AIDS, filmmaker Dante Alencastre and his co-producer, John Johnston, appreciated the somber atmosphere.