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Carney sworn in to SF arts panel

Carney sworn in to SF arts panel

  • by BAR staff
  • Jul 26, 2022

Patrick Carney, left, was congratulated by San Francisco Mayor London Breed July 20, following his swearing in to a seat on the city's arts commission.

WHO declares monkeypox a health emergency; US could do so soon

WHO declares monkeypox a health emergency; US could do so soon

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jul 26, 2022

World Health Organization director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared July 23 that monkeypox is a public health emergency of international concern — the global agency's highest level of alarm — as cases continue to rise steeply.

SF supervisors' panel pushes 4th surveillance hearing to Sept.

SF supervisors' panel pushes 4th surveillance hearing to Sept.

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 25, 2022

A proposal to allow the San Francisco Police Department to make use of non-city owned surveillance cameras had its third hearing by the Board of Supervisors' Rules Committee Monday, and there will be a fourth meeting in September.

Out in the World: Russia's top tennis star comes out as lesbian

Out in the World: Russia's top tennis star comes out as lesbian

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 22, 2022

Top Russian tennis star Daria Kasatkina came out as a lesbian in a July 18 interview with a Russian vlogger.

Political Notes: Oakland leaders push repealing CA's 'zombie' same-sex marriage ban

Political Notes: Oakland leaders push repealing CA's 'zombie' same-sex marriage ban

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 22, 2022

Two Oakland city councilmembers have authored a resolution calling on state lawmakers to bring to the voters a repeal of California's 'zombie' same-sex marriage ban known as Proposition 8.

Out in the Bay: Cockettes female co-founder shares group's saucy history

Out in the Bay: Cockettes female co-founder shares group's saucy history

  • by Eric Jansen
  • Jul 21, 2022

Meet artist, designer, photographer and actor Fayette Hauser, one of the few female co-founders of the Cockettes, the 1969-72 experimental SF performance troupe known for eye-popping costumes, glittery beards, and sexy musicals some called anarchic.

SF health officials come under criticism over monkeypox response

SF health officials come under criticism over monkeypox response

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 21, 2022

Even as the SF health department unveiled expanded monkeypox vaccine eligibility, it came under criticism from a Board of Supervisors committee for communications failures and its drop-in vaccine clinic that has left people waiting in line for hours.

Berkeley LGBTQ center must move after building sold

Berkeley LGBTQ center must move after building sold

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 20, 2022

After 50 years in the same Berkeley location, Pacific Center for Human Growth — the oldest LGBTQ mental health and community center in the Bay Area and the third oldest in the country — must move after the building was sold.

Nasser family calls out SF Castro Theatre Conservancy group in open letter

Nasser family calls out SF Castro Theatre Conservancy group in open letter

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 20, 2022

The Nasser family, which owns the Castro Theatre, has publicly criticized one of the groups that formed to see that the new management company preserves the space.

News Briefs: B.A.R. Besties nominations now open

News Briefs: B.A.R. Besties nominations now open

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 20, 2022

Nominations for the LGBTQ community's favorite people, places, and things are now open in the Bay Area Reporter's Besties readers' poll.

Queer Reading: Author explores DC's gay past in 'Secret City'

Queer Reading: Author explores DC's gay past in 'Secret City'

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jul 20, 2022

A new book, "Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington," is an exhaustive recounting of homosexuality in the federal government, organized by presidencies starting with Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration and extending through Bill Clinton.

Editorial: Biden needs to bring Griner home

Editorial: Biden needs to bring Griner home

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 20, 2022

WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner has been locked up in a Russian jail since February, when she was detained at an airport in the country after authorities allegedly found vape canisters with cannabis oil in her luggage.

Guest Opinion: Fitting in is not belonging

Guest Opinion: Fitting in is not belonging

  • by Loren Olson
  • Jul 20, 2022

The sign that welcomed visitors to Wakefield, Nebraska said Pop. 1,030. The town's size didn't vary in all the years I lived there. It was a close-knit community linked by culture, economy, religion, and blood.

SF DA Jenkins hires out staff, tours Castro neighborhood

SF DA Jenkins hires out staff, tours Castro neighborhood

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 20, 2022

San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced two new LGBTQ appointees to her growing management team and conducted a get-acquainted walking tour of Castro businesses with gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman Tuesday.