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Guest Opinion: I caught monkeypox

Guest Opinion: I caught monkeypox

  • by Kevin Stone
  • Aug 3, 2022

An internet friend, a Berlin artist, sent me a WhatsApp message in May: "Excited we'll finally meet. But a little worried for you — you've heard about this, right? Happening all over the venues I think you'll be interested in."

Gay SF men share monkeypox stories

Gay SF men share monkeypox stories

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 3, 2022

With 386 confirmed cases of monkeypox in San Francisco as of August 2, it's getting to the point where probably just about everyone in the city's LGBTQ community knows someone who has had or has the virus.

Obituaries: Randy P. Conner

Obituaries: Randy P. Conner

  • Aug 3, 2022

The obituary for Randy P. Conner, who was a Radical Faerie and a gay spiritual seeker, activist, author, artist, and teacher.

Obituaries: David Roos

Obituaries: David Roos

  • by BAR staff
  • Aug 3, 2022

The obituary for David Roos, who ran the Perfect Paws doggie daycare in San Francisco for many years until he closed the business and moved to Chicago.

Editorial: Newsom must sign SB 57

Editorial: Newsom must sign SB 57

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Aug 3, 2022

San Francisco is in the midst of a drug overdose crisis. And Governor Gavin Newsom can do something about it by signing Senate Bill 57.

As gay manager retires, SF LGBTQ aging plan gets reviewed

As gay manager retires, SF LGBTQ aging plan gets reviewed

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 3, 2022

Nearly a decade after it was released, a groundbreaking LGBTQ aging policy plan received a three-month review this year to examine how San Francisco city officials are implementing its proposals.

LGBTQ Agenda: InterACT hails HHS intersex rule proposal for ACA

LGBTQ Agenda: InterACT hails HHS intersex rule proposal for ACA

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 2, 2022

It was an announcement Maddie Moran, and countless others like them, had waited a long time to hear.

Newsom declares monkeypox emergency in CA

Newsom declares monkeypox emergency in CA

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 1, 2022

Three days after California public health officials declined to issue a state of emergency for the monkeypox outbreak, Governor Gavin Newsom did so late Monday afternoon.

LGBTQ Asians push to stem hate crimes tide

LGBTQ Asians push to stem hate crimes tide

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 1, 2022

LGBTQ Asian and Pacific Islander Californians are part of a coalition of community groups and state lawmakers pushing to stem a tide of hate crimes against API individuals and others that has been rising since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Senate vote on marriage bill pushed back to Sept.

Senate vote on marriage bill pushed back to Sept.

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Aug 1, 2022

Hope for a quick vote on the Respect for Marriage Act in the U.S. Senate this week has faded, but lesbian Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) said over the weekend that she has 10 Republican senators willing to vote for the measure.

Political Notes: Lesbian vies to survive Washington state U.S. House primary

Political Notes: Lesbian vies to survive Washington state U.S. House primary

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 29, 2022

Rebecca Parson is running to be the first LGBTQ member of Congress from Washington state.

California waits to declare monkeypox emergency, unlike SF and New York state

California waits to declare monkeypox emergency, unlike SF and New York state

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 29, 2022

Although both San Francisco and the state of New York declared public health emergencies July 28 to help contain the spread of monkeypox, California will not be doing so, as yet.

California man appears cured of HIV after a stem cell transplant, AIDS conference hears

California man appears cured of HIV after a stem cell transplant, AIDS conference hears

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jul 29, 2022

A Southern California man appears to be cured of HIV after undergoing a stem cell transplant to treat leukemia, researchers reported this week at the International AIDS Conference in Montreal.

Biden names gay judge to federal CA bench

Biden names gay judge to federal CA bench

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 29, 2022

President Joe Biden has nominated a gay California state superior court judge to the federal bench.