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Bay Area Reporter's June 23 Pride edition deadlines Friday

Bay Area Reporter's June 23 Pride edition deadlines Friday

  • by Advertising Department
  • Jun 12, 2022

The Bay Area Reporter's 50th annual edition celebrating the city's annual parades and celebrations will publish on June 23. Reservations for advertising space are being accepted until noon on Friday, June 17.

Two years after SF 'Karen' incident, gay man has chalk art protest

Two years after SF 'Karen' incident, gay man has chalk art protest

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 10, 2022

James Juanillo, surrounded by boxes of chalk and standing on the chalk outline of a large calendar drawn on the sidewalk beneath him June 9, is hanging around outside the large Victorian he shares with several friends.

Racism at heart of trans bishop's exit, but corruption allegations surface

Racism at heart of trans bishop's exit, but corruption allegations surface

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 10, 2022

Allegations of racism are at the heart of the sudden resignation of trans Lutheran Bishop the Reverend Dr. Megan Rohrer, but court documents also reveal allegations of corruption tied to a now-closed San Francisco church that they once led.

Mexican health agency issues warning on possible monkeypox transmission at Puerto Vallarta gay beach club

Mexican health agency issues warning on possible monkeypox transmission at Puerto Vallarta gay beach club

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Jun 10, 2022

The Ministry of Health for the Mexican state of Jalisco has issued a warning over monkeypox aimed at anyone who visited a gay beach club in Puerto Vallarta last week.

Out in the World: Ahead of summit, IACHR releases human rights report for the Americas

Out in the World: Ahead of summit, IACHR releases human rights report for the Americas

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 9, 2022

Ahead of the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles this week, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights released its 2021 annual report on human rights in the Americas, examining ongoing challenges and progress.

SF supervisors pass policy to offer homeless people safe space to sleep

SF supervisors pass policy to offer homeless people safe space to sleep

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 9, 2022

San Francisco supervisors unanimously adopted legislation that will offer all people experiencing homelessness in the city a safe place to sleep.

Out men dominate LGBTQ CA legislative races

Out men dominate LGBTQ CA legislative races

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 8, 2022

It was a good night Tuesday for out male legislative candidates in California. Of the dozen LGBTQ contenders who survived their primary contests, just three were female.

Editorial: SF Pride officials, police step up

Editorial: SF Pride officials, police step up

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 8, 2022

We're glad that San Francisco Pride officials and the San Francisco Police Officers Pride Alliance reached a compromise that will allow LGBTQ peace officers and other first responders to proudly march in the June 26 parade.

Out candidates headed to runoffs in supe races

Out candidates headed to runoffs in supe races

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 8, 2022

LGBTQ representation on Bay Area county supervisor boards could increase dramatically now that three out candidates are headed to November runoffs in Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Mateo counties as no candidate received more than 50% of the vote.

Voters narrowly reject SF Muni bond

Voters narrowly reject SF Muni bond

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 8, 2022

Transit advocates were disappointed Wednesday after Proposition A, a $400 million general obligation bond for San Francisco's beleaguered public transit agency, was narrowly rejected by voters, while most other ballot measures appeared to be passing.

Gay CA insurance czar Lara survives primary challenge

Gay CA insurance czar Lara survives primary challenge

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 8, 2022

Gay California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara survived an intraparty challenge in his primary race Tuesday to advance to the general election in November where he could be running against a Republican opponent.

Political Notebook: Out Catholics vie for SF supervisor seat

Political Notebook: Out Catholics vie for SF supervisor seat

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 8, 2022

Purged from their home country of Ethiopia following a Marxist takeover of the east African country in 1974, the parents of Honey Mahogany found refuge in San Francisco.

Business Briefing: COVID leads massage advocate to adapt business

Business Briefing: COVID leads massage advocate to adapt business

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 8, 2022

In business for 22 years, Candace Combs moved her In-Symmetry Spa to San Francisco's Mission Creek neighborhood 11 years ago.

Readying AIDS quilt for park display

Readying AIDS quilt for park display

  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 8, 2022

Nearly 3,000 panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed this weekend, June 11-12, in Robin Williams Meadow in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.