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Queer Reading: Book by gay Catholic theologian finds new publisher

Queer Reading: Book by gay Catholic theologian finds new publisher

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Oct 26, 2022

It was a disturbing email notification that was received in June by Miguel H. Díaz, Ph.D., a gay man and former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See and currently the John Courtney Murray, S.J. University Chair in Public Service at Loyola University Chicago.

Funeral set for Garza

Funeral set for Garza

  • by BAR staff
  • Oct 26, 2022

A Catholic funeral Mass will be held for Garza, a transgender Latina woman who started the House of Garza and did HIV/AIDS outreach for the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

Torres approved for SF entertainment panel

Torres approved for SF entertainment panel

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Oct 25, 2022

Queer activist Stephen Torres has been approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to a seat on the city's entertainment commission.

Political Notes: SF supervisor candidates stake out plans to promote LGBTQ culture

Political Notes: SF supervisor candidates stake out plans to promote LGBTQ culture

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 24, 2022

Candidates running for even-numbered supervisor district seats this fall in San Francisco told the Bay Area Reporter they back myriad proposals to preserve and promote the city's LGBTQ cultural heritage.

Out in the World: Thousands of Slovakians demonstrate against hate following shooting outside LGBTQ bar

Out in the World: Thousands of Slovakians demonstrate against hate following shooting outside LGBTQ bar

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Oct 21, 2022

Slovakia's president and prime minister were among the 20,000 people who marched through the capital, Bratislava, condemning the October 12 killing of two young gay men outside an LGBTQ bar.

Site of SF's Compton's riot nominated for national historic register

Site of SF's Compton's riot nominated for national historic register

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 21, 2022

Fifty-six years ago, an angry drag queen in Compton's Cafeteria, a 24-hour diner in San Francisco's Tenderloin district, threw a cup of hot coffee in the face of a police officer as he tried to arrest her without a warrant.

SF pioneers rollout of new STI prevention tool

SF pioneers rollout of new STI prevention tool

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Oct 21, 2022

San Francisco is the first city to issue guidelines on the use of doxycycline post-exposure prophylaxis, or doxy-PEP, to prevent sexually transmitted infections, the Department of Public Health announced October 20.

Out in the Bay: Black queer women get 'Mighty Real'

Out in the Bay: Black queer women get 'Mighty Real'

  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Oct 20, 2022

This week's Out in the Bay queer radio + podcast looks at a queer sketch variety show.

SF to let MPX emergency expire Oct. 31

SF to let MPX emergency expire Oct. 31

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 20, 2022

Three months after San Francisco declared a state of emergency for the monkeypox outbreak, the first government in the country to do so, it's now winding down.

Historic Milk plaza lampposts eyed for relocation

Historic Milk plaza lampposts eyed for relocation

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 19, 2022

Two lighting fixtures in Harvey Milk Plaza that are part of San Francisco's historic Path of Gold light standards along Market Street are being eyed for relocation.

Castro LGBTQ Cultural District elects 4 new board members

Castro LGBTQ Cultural District elects 4 new board members

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Oct 19, 2022

Of the seven candidates vying for five seats on the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District advisory board October 15, only four secured enough votes to win.

Editorial: Why we're ranking Oakland mayoral candidates

Editorial: Why we're ranking Oakland mayoral candidates

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 19, 2022

Oakland voters face a critical decision electing a new mayor.

SF project adds Milk nod to Castro arterial

SF project adds Milk nod to Castro arterial

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 19, 2022

The colorful orange railings appear to be made out of scrap metal from the Golden Gate Bridge. Cut into them in all capital letters are the lines, "Hope for a better world," and "Hope for a better tomorrow."

Editorial: Ramachandran for Oakland council

Editorial: Ramachandran for Oakland council

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 19, 2022

Oakland is assured of having out representation on the City Council even if, as looks likely, lesbian at-large member Rebecca Kaplan is successful in her bid for the District 3 seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.