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News Briefs: Parivar receives over $225K in grants from SF

News Briefs: Parivar receives over $225K in grants from SF

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 25, 2023

ParivarBayArea, a nonprofit organization for South Asian trans and nonbinary people, has received two grants from the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development for programs aimed at helping trans and nonbinary people.

SFPD again raises reward for 'Doodler' serial killer

SFPD again raises reward for 'Doodler' serial killer

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 25, 2023

The San Francisco Police Department has once again raised the reward amount in an effort to solve one of the most infamous cold cases involving the killing of gay men.

Buttigieg touts funds for Golden Gate Bridge

Buttigieg touts funds for Golden Gate Bridge

  • by BAR staff
  • Jan 25, 2023

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in San Francisco Monday to promote a $400 federal grant to complete the seismic retrofit project for the Golden Gate Bridge.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • by BAR staff
  • Jan 25, 2023

Another Planet Entertainment's spokesperson writes about why the Castro Theatre is the economic engine of the LGBTQ neighborhood.

Political Notebook: Complaint filed against opponent of trans Seal Beach, CA council candidate

Political Notebook: Complaint filed against opponent of trans Seal Beach, CA council candidate

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 24, 2023

The runoff race opponent of a transgender City Council candidate in Seal Beach, California is facing questions about her eligibility to seek the district seat, and other issues.

Emmy-winning TV news producer William Longen dies

Emmy-winning TV news producer William Longen dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 24, 2023

William "Bill" Longen, a gay man who was an Emmy-winning TV news producer, a former manager of the Castro Theatre, and the co-founder of an early AIDS support group, died January 1, his friends recently announced.

LGBTQ Agenda: Feds accuse man of hate crime in trying to run over Idaho women

LGBTQ Agenda: Feds accuse man of hate crime in trying to run over Idaho women

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 24, 2023

A grand jury in Boise, Idaho indicted a man on federal hate crimes charges for allegedly trying to run over two women after yelling homophobic slurs.

'Heartbroken': Harvey's closes after 27 years in apparent sign of the times

'Heartbroken': Harvey's closes after 27 years in apparent sign of the times

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 23, 2023

Harvey's, the LGBTQ bar and restaurant that welcomed tourists and regulars alike to the Castro for over a quarter century, abruptly closed its doors late Sunday, striking a blow to the queer neighborhood seeing more and more empty storefronts.

Political Notes: SF LGBTQ Dem club elects 1st Asian male president

Political Notes: SF LGBTQ Dem club elects 1st Asian male president

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 23, 2023

Members of the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club have elected Jeffrey Kwong to lead the progressive political group in 2023.

Out in the World: UK squashes Scotland's gender self-determination bill

Out in the World: UK squashes Scotland's gender self-determination bill

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 19, 2023

Tensions are rising between the United Kingdom's national government and Scotland over transgender rights.

Gay vet Rocha seeks San Diego Assembly seat

Gay vet Rocha seeks San Diego Assembly seat

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 19, 2023

Two months after losing his bid for a state Senate seat, gay veteran Joseph C. Rocha of Escondido has launched his campaign for an open San Diego County Assembly seat that will be on the ballot in 2024.

Another HIV vaccine fails in large study

Another HIV vaccine fails in large study

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jan 19, 2023

Another large trial has been halted after Johnson & Johnson's experimental HIV vaccine failed to prevent infection, according to a January 18 announcement from the National Institutes of Health.

Grants assist SF LGBTQ artists

Grants assist SF LGBTQ artists

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 18, 2023

One day in 2021 Gia Angel Regalado received a call from a staffer at San Francisco's Transgender District to inform her about a new grant program aimed at assisting local artists whose finances had been impacted by the COVID pandemic.

SF's Central Freeway, Embarcadero eyed for changes

SF's Central Freeway, Embarcadero eyed for changes

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 18, 2023

Voters' decisions last November to ratify two closures of major San Francisco thoroughfares to cars may prefigure further, more substantial changes to where drivers can rev their engines.