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Louganis honored at AIDS grove

Louganis honored at AIDS grove

  • by BAR staff
  • Dec 6, 2023

John Cunningham, left, chief executive officer of the National AIDS Memorial Grove, presented the National Leadership Recognition Award to gay Olympic diver Greg Louganis during the World AIDS Day event at the grove December 1.

Observing World AIDS Day

Observing World AIDS Day

  • by BAR staff
  • Dec 6, 2023

Julia Ready wrote the name of her friend Michael Tyree in chalk on the sidewalk of Castro Street as part of Inscribe, a sidewalk art event to commemorate World AIDS Day, December 1.

Attorney reflects on his years of fighting for equality

Attorney reflects on his years of fighting for equality

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 6, 2023

Forty-three years ago, Thomas F. Coleman faced a dilemma that called for his skills as an attorney.

Latinos now have highest rate of new SF HIV cases

Latinos now have highest rate of new SF HIV cases

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Dec 5, 2023

The 2022 HIV epidemiology report released by the San Francisco Department of Public Health Tuesday showed that for the first time, Latino men had a higher HIV diagnosis rate than Black men.

Gay Assemblymember Low launches South Bay House bid

Gay Assemblymember Low launches South Bay House bid

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 5, 2023

Gay Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Cupertino) is vying to become the Bay Area's first LGBTQ and first Chinese American elected to Congress.

LGBTQ Agenda: State of HIV Care report finds workforce burnout, PrEP awareness are persistent issues

LGBTQ Agenda: State of HIV Care report finds workforce burnout, PrEP awareness are persistent issues

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 5, 2023

Released ahead of World AIDS Day, HealthHIV's annual report on the state of HIV care in America found that the situation is improving but that workforce burnout and the effects of HIV criminalization are persistent challenges.

Best friend remembers Michael "Shante" Youens

Best friend remembers Michael "Shante" Youens

  • by Sister Roma
  • Dec 4, 2023

They say people may not remember your name or something you did, but they will remember how you made them feel.

SF gay rights activist Dr. Jerome Goldstein dies

SF gay rights activist Dr. Jerome Goldstein dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Jerome "Jerry" Goldstein, a gay man and neurologist who was best known for creating elaborate holiday light displays with his late husband outside their Noe Valley home, died November 15.

Political Notes: 2024 SF supervisor candidates receive early endorsements

Political Notes: 2024 SF supervisor candidates receive early endorsements

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 4, 2023

The election for the odd seats on the 11-member San Francisco Board of Supervisors won't be held until November.

Campaign launches for Matthew Shepard US postage stamp

Campaign launches for Matthew Shepard US postage stamp

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 1, 2023

A campaign is underway in support of seeing a U.S. postage stamp be issued in honor of Matthew Shepard, the gay University of Wyoming college student whose death 25 years ago rocked the nation.

Out in the World: Russia accuses journalist Gessen of spreading 'false information' in lawsuit

Out in the World: Russia accuses journalist Gessen of spreading 'false information' in lawsuit

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Nov 30, 2023

Russia is suing Russian American journalist Masha Gessen for allegedly spreading "false information" about Russian soldiers' actions in Ukraine.

Departing head of SF AIDS legal agency reflects on tenure

Departing head of SF AIDS legal agency reflects on tenure

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 29, 2023

When Bill Hirsh formally steps down as executive director of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel next month, he will leave the San Francisco-based nonprofit prepared for the future.

Political Notebook: Queer nightlife advocate Torres seeks SF Mission district supe seat

Political Notebook: Queer nightlife advocate Torres seeks SF Mission district supe seat

  • Nov 29, 2023

For more than a decade Stephen Torres has been a fixture in San Francisco's Castro LGBTQ district. He has tended bar at the neighborhood's famed Twin Peaks gay tavern the last 12 years.

Editorial: EQCA needs to mount decline to sign campaign to thwart anti-trans measures

Editorial: EQCA needs to mount decline to sign campaign to thwart anti-trans measures

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 29, 2023

As we have reported, in early November, the California Secretary of State's office cleared three anti-trans ballot measures to begin collecting signatures to qualify for the November 2024 ballot.