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Obituaries: Jay Noonan

Obituaries: Jay Noonan

  • by BAR staff
  • Jul 20, 2022

The obituary for Jay Noonan, one of the early contributors to the Bay Area Reporter.

Obituaries: Laurence Joseph Gallagher

Obituaries: Laurence Joseph Gallagher

  • by BAR staff
  • Jul 20, 2022

The obituary for Laurence Joseph Gallagher, a San Francisco native who used to entertain his friends during Sunday afternoon soirées.

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.

House passes bill to protect same-sex marriage on bipartisan vote

House passes bill to protect same-sex marriage on bipartisan vote

  • by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
  • Jul 19, 2022

The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Tuesday with significant bipartisan support the Respect for Marriage Act.

SF supervisors approve new 2-year city budget

SF supervisors approve new 2-year city budget

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 19, 2022

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors gave its preliminary approval Tuesday for the city's new two-year fiscal budget, paving the way for its adoption by August 1.

Santa Clara County expands monkeypox vaccine eligibility

Santa Clara County expands monkeypox vaccine eligibility

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 19, 2022

As monkeypox cases in Santa Clara County tick up, public health officials have expanded vaccine eligibility though doses remain in short supply.

Political Notebook: Alameda LGBTQ Dems back out Assembly, supervisor candidates

Political Notebook: Alameda LGBTQ Dems back out Assembly, supervisor candidates

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 19, 2022

The East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club has thrown its support behind two high-profile out candidates who could make history in November.

Advocates rally to demand more monkeypox vaccines

Advocates rally to demand more monkeypox vaccines

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jul 18, 2022

LGBTQ and HIV advocates rallied outside the local offices of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Monday, July 18, to demand speedier monkeypox testing and an increased supply of vaccines.

SFPD chief's surveillance proposal to get more review by supervisors' panel

SFPD chief's surveillance proposal to get more review by supervisors' panel

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 18, 2022

A proposal to allow the San Francisco Police Department to make use of non-city owned surveillance cameras is shaping up to be a highly contested issue, as well as one that is going to take up more meeting time.

LGBTQ parks officials hail Presidio Tunnel Tops opening

LGBTQ parks officials hail Presidio Tunnel Tops opening

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 18, 2022

After eight years of overseeing the design and construction phases of the Presidio Tunnel Tops, Michael Boland took in the transformative new parkland on the northern edge of San Francisco and admired the various amenities throughout its 14 acres.

Political Notes: East Bay LGBTQ Dems to revote on endorsing out Assembly, supervisor candidates

Political Notes: East Bay LGBTQ Dems to revote on endorsing out Assembly, supervisor candidates

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 18, 2022

The East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club will vote for a second time on endorsing in two high-profile races featuring out candidates. In both cases, the outcome of the contests in November could be historic.

New SF DA fires LGBTQ prosecutor

New SF DA fires LGBTQ prosecutor

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 15, 2022

New San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins wasted no time in assembling her leadership team and cleaning house, with one LGBTQ prosecutor stating that she was fired July 15.

Out in the Bay: 'Changeling' delves deep and sings about transition

Out in the Bay: 'Changeling' delves deep and sings about transition

  • by Eric Jansen
  • Jul 14, 2022

Hear about the transgender experience firsthand with singer-songwriter Nick Lawrence, a family coach and former foster parent educator on LGBTQ topics.

Out in the World: Report: Researchers and experts call for more data and research on LGBTQ asylum seekers and refugees

Out in the World: Report: Researchers and experts call for more data and research on LGBTQ asylum seekers and refugees

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 14, 2022

LGBTQ and human rights researchers and experts called for more data collection and research about queer and gender-nonconforming asylum seekers in two new reports.