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News Briefs: Vallejo naval museum to show Fish exhibit

News Briefs: Vallejo naval museum to show Fish exhibit

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • May 29, 2024

In observance of LGBTQ Pride, the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum will exhibit "Doris Fish: Ego as Artform" during the month of June.

Transmissions: A holy site

Transmissions: A holy site

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • May 29, 2024

I visited a holy site the other day.

Obituaries: Robert John Ein Jr.

Obituaries: Robert John Ein Jr.

  • by BAR staff
  • May 29, 2024

The obituary for Robert John Ein Jr., who designed video games and was a longtime member of the Rainbows/Satyrs Motorcycle Club.

SF DPH and CDC urge mpox vaccination

SF DPH and CDC urge mpox vaccination

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • May 29, 2024

With Pride coming up, the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging people at risk for mpox, to receive two doses of the Jynneos vaccine to protect themselves from the disease.

The Castro lights up for community 'Brite Nite' event

The Castro lights up for community 'Brite Nite' event

  • by JL Odom
  • May 29, 2024

San Francisco's Castro neighborhood was aglow over Memorial Day weekend for "Brite Nite," a free, community-focused event featuring Day-Glo decor and dancers in storefronts and glow-themed parties in neighborhood bars.

Castro flag landmarking won't happen by Pride

Castro flag landmarking won't happen by Pride

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 29, 2024

A city landmarking of the oversized rainbow flag and flagpole at Castro and Market streets will not be completed in time for Prie Month because of a new wrinkle.

CA ballot measure to restrict rights of trans youth won't be on Nov. ballot

CA ballot measure to restrict rights of trans youth won't be on Nov. ballot

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 28, 2024

A ballot measure to restrict the rights of transgender youth won't appear on California's November ballot, according to the group that sponsored the measure.

Jock Talk: 4 LGBTQ+ groups drop support for Valencia, Spain as Gay Games host

Jock Talk: 4 LGBTQ+ groups drop support for Valencia, Spain as Gay Games host

  • by Roger Brigham
  • May 28, 2024

The election a year ago of a right-leaning coalition city government in Valencia, Spain triggered several local LGBTQ+ organizations this week to drop their support of the 2026 Gay Games being held in that city.

Out in the World: LGBTQ protectors most targeted, human rights report says

Out in the World: LGBTQ protectors most targeted, human rights report says

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 24, 2024

LGBTQ human rights protectors were the most targeted groups of those fighting for equality, according to a new report from Front Line Defenders.

SF drag artist Joan Jett Blakk needs help after suffering stroke

SF drag artist Joan Jett Blakk needs help after suffering stroke

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 24, 2024

Joan Jett Blakk, a San Francisco drag performer who became famous for running for president of the United States in 1992, is in Oakland's Highland Hospital after suffering a stroke, according to two friends who spoke with the Bay Area Reporter.

Slew of CA LGBTQ bills survive first chamber votes

Slew of CA LGBTQ bills survive first chamber votes

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 24, 2024

A slew of LGBTQ bills is moving through the legislative process after California legislators adopted them out of their chamber of origin by the May 24 deadline.

Exclusive: LGBTQ designers hoped Target would boost their brands; instead they got the boot

Exclusive: LGBTQ designers hoped Target would boost their brands; instead they got the boot

  • by Cynthia Laird and John Ferrannini
  • May 24, 2024

At first, it seemed like a dream come true. LGBTQ designers and artists were recruited by Target to create merchandise for the giant retailer's Pride collection.

SF Dem Party urges city to declare hate 'public health crisis'

SF Dem Party urges city to declare hate 'public health crisis'

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 23, 2024

The San Francisco Democratic Party is calling on the city to find funds in its public health budget to support victim services and research best practices for hate crime prevention.

San Francisco LGBTQ nightclub OMG announces Pride Month closure

San Francisco LGBTQ nightclub OMG announces Pride Month closure

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 22, 2024

Club OMG in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood plans to close in early June.