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Bay Area blood centers encourage gay, bi men to donate

Bay Area blood centers encourage gay, bi men to donate

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 6, 2023

Two of the Bay Area's main blood centers are asking eligible gay and bisexual men to donate during the holiday season when they usually see a dip in donations.

Lawsuit challenges SF trans pilot income program

Lawsuit challenges SF trans pilot income program

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 6, 2023

A conservative group has launched a legal challenge to a San Francisco program that seeks to provide guaranteed income to some transgender people, as well as programs that help artists, pregnant women, and Blacks.

Editorial: That was quick

Editorial: That was quick

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 6, 2023

No sooner had we editorialized about the danger of three potential anti-trans initiatives appearing on the November 2024 ballot in California than proponents pulled a fast one.

News Briefs: Oakland Pride to have holiday bar crawl benefit

News Briefs: Oakland Pride to have holiday bar crawl benefit

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 6, 2023

Dust off those Santa hats and prepare to celebrate the season at Oakland Pride's Santa holiday bar crawl Saturday, December 23.

Guest Opinion: How legal attacks on LGBTQ+ rights affect mental health

Guest Opinion: How legal attacks on LGBTQ+ rights affect mental health

  • by Tate Barkley
  • Dec 6, 2023

While significant strides have been made over the last two decades in recognizing and protecting the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, challenges persist.

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.