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San Francisco officials declare state of emergency for monkeypox

San Francisco officials declare state of emergency for monkeypox

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 28, 2022

San Francisco officials have declared a state of emergency to help handle the quickly growing monkeypox outbreak.

Political Notebook: SF Dem Party endorses Mandelman, Mahogany for supervisor

Political Notebook: SF Dem Party endorses Mandelman, Mahogany for supervisor

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 28, 2022

Of the five LGBTQ San Francisco supervisor candidates on the November ballot, two received sole endorsements from the local Democratic Party.

Gay California Senator Wiener calls for monkeypox state of emergency

Gay California Senator Wiener calls for monkeypox state of emergency

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 27, 2022

California Senator Scott Wiener is calling on health officials in the state to declare a monkeypox state of emergency.

Up Your Alley fair returns to SF

Up Your Alley fair returns to SF

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 27, 2022

After a two-year hiatus thanks to COVID-19, Up Your Alley, aka Dore Alley, is returning.

Political Notebook: For SF D8 supe candidate Stoia, LGBTQ ties run deep

Political Notebook: For SF D8 supe candidate Stoia, LGBTQ ties run deep

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 27, 2022

One of the biggest challenges Kate Stoia faces as she runs for San Francisco's District 8 supervisor seat this fall is explaining why someone who is not LGBTQ themselves should be elected to it.

News Briefs: SF library to screen 'AIDS Diva' doc

News Briefs: SF library to screen 'AIDS Diva' doc

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 27, 2022

The San Francisco Public Library will screen "AIDS Diva: The Legend of Connie Norman" Saturday, July 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Koret Auditorium at the main branch, 100 Larkin Street.

Transmissions: Double nickel

Transmissions: Double nickel

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Jul 27, 2022

I recently had a momentous birthday, reaching 20 years past the age I expected myself to be dead.

GAPA pageant returns in-person with gender-inclusive titles

GAPA pageant returns in-person with gender-inclusive titles

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 27, 2022

The GLBTQ+ Asian Pacific Alliance is bringing back its major fundraising event in-person for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Obituaries: Gerry Kirby

Obituaries: Gerry Kirby

  • by BAR staff
  • Jul 27, 2022

The obituary for Gerry Kirby, who performed in theater and music.

Guest Opinion: Fair's return a welcome relief

Guest Opinion: Fair's return a welcome relief

  • by Bob Goldfarb
  • Jul 27, 2022

Up Your Alley fair, aka Dore Alley, is back in its full-strength version this weekend!

Out in the World: In SF, gay Italian activist urges global alliances to fight for LGBTQ rights

Out in the World: In SF, gay Italian activist urges global alliances to fight for LGBTQ rights

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 27, 2022

Prominent Italian gay activist Franco Grillini called for LGBTQ activists to build international alliances during a recent visit to San Francisco.

Editorial: Racism rears its ugly head in SF

Editorial: Racism rears its ugly head in SF

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 27, 2022

New San Francisco school board member Ann Hsu is facing calls to resign after she made racist comments in a candidate questionnaire.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • by BAR staff
  • Jul 27, 2022

A reader has questions about the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District.

Advocates say time to update SF LGBTQ cultural strategy

Advocates say time to update SF LGBTQ cultural strategy

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 26, 2022

LGBTQ advocates say it is time for San Francisco leaders to revisit and update the citywide LGBTQ+ Cultural Heritage Strategy.