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Long-awaited hearing nears on SF LGBTQ cultural strategy

Long-awaited hearing nears on SF LGBTQ cultural strategy

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 13, 2022

Six years after it called for the creation of a plan to preserve San Francisco's LGBTQ cultural heritage, the Board of Supervisors is set to hold its first hearing on the completed document.

Guest Opinion: Let's not forget about LGBTQ immigrants in ICE detention

Guest Opinion: Let's not forget about LGBTQ immigrants in ICE detention

  • by Salesh Prasad
  • Jul 13, 2022

There's a suffocating bleakness to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, detention. We are locked inside 20 hours a day.

Transmissions: What is a woman?

Transmissions: What is a woman?

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Jul 13, 2022

Conservative commentator and provocateur Matt Walsh recently released a movie titled, "What Is A Woman?"

Political Notebook: Gay CA insurance czar Lara faces easy path to 2nd term

Political Notebook: Gay CA insurance czar Lara faces easy path to 2nd term

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 13, 2022

Despite the millions spent in negative ads against him, various ethical scandals, and an intraparty challenge in the June primary, gay California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara appears to now have an easy path to being elected to a second term.

News Briefs: AIDS Walk San Francisco returns in-person

News Briefs: AIDS Walk San Francisco returns in-person

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 13, 2022

After two years of holding the event online due to the COVID pandemic, AIDS Walk San Francisco will return in-person Sunday, July 17, at 10 a.m. in Golden Gate Park.

Breed names gay man head of SF Moscone Center

Breed names gay man head of SF Moscone Center

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 13, 2022

San Francisco Mayor London Breed and City Administrator Carmen Chu announced July 13 the appointment of Kenneth Bukowski to serve as the next director of the Convention Facilities Department, overseeing operations and development at Moscone Center.

SFAF town hall addresses monkeypox questions

SFAF town hall addresses monkeypox questions

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jul 13, 2022

The nearly 600 participants of a July 12 virtual town hall sponsored by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation raised many questions about the city's monkeypox outbreak, but the answers weren't always satisfying.

SF leaders demand stronger monkeypox response

SF leaders demand stronger monkeypox response

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jul 13, 2022

Gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, health officials, and community advocates called on the federal government to do more to address the ongoing monkeypox outbreak at a July 12 news conference on the steps of City Hall.

SF supes delay surveillance vote on SFPD chief's proposal

SF supes delay surveillance vote on SFPD chief's proposal

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 12, 2022

The San Francisco Police Department could have access to sweeping new surveillance opportunities if a proposal allowing police to access surveillance cameras operated by private citizens and businesses — such as a store security camera — is passed.

In divided vote, SF supervisors approve lesbian police commissioner Walker

In divided vote, SF supervisors approve lesbian police commissioner Walker

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 12, 2022

In a divided vote Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved lesbian artist Debra Walker's mayoral appointment to the city's police commission.

New DA Jenkins visits the Tenderloin

New DA Jenkins visits the Tenderloin

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 12, 2022

After touring and witnessing the open-air drug deals along Eddy Street in the Tenderloin July 12, new District Attorney Brooke Jenkins spoke to the press in the parking lot of the Phoenix Hotel and vowed to crack down on the illicit business deals.

SF supervisors seat nonbinary lawyer to appeals board

SF supervisors seat nonbinary lawyer to appeals board

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 12, 2022

San Francisco supervisors have seated attorney Alex Lemberg, who is nonbinary, to the city's powerful Board of Appeals.

Biden administration refocuses national HIV response

Biden administration refocuses national HIV response

  • by Mel Baker, San Francisco Public Press
  • Jul 12, 2022

After two years of focusing on COVID-19 pandemic response, the Biden administration is renewing attention to other ongoing public health challenges, including HIV and AIDS.

LGBTQ Agenda: Texas judge issues injunction against state family agency

LGBTQ Agenda: Texas judge issues injunction against state family agency

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 12, 2022

A judge in Texas has issued yet another injunction against the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, at least temporarily halting the agency's efforts to investigate two families of transgender children for alleged child abuse.