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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.

Gay SF Supervisor Dorsey quarantining due to COVID

Gay SF Supervisor Dorsey quarantining due to COVID

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 11, 2022

Gay San Francisco Supervisor Matt Dorsey is quarantining at home due to testing positive for COVID over the weekend.

San Francisco health officials to hold virtual monkeypox forum

San Francisco health officials to hold virtual monkeypox forum

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 8, 2022

The San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the city's health department are hosting a virtual forum on the monkeypox outbreak to help inform the public about the latest health crisis provoking worry across the globe.

Out US soccer star Rapinoe awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Out US soccer star Rapinoe awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

  • by Christopher Kane, Washington Blade
  • Jul 8, 2022

During a ceremony July 7 in the East Room of the White House, President Joe Biden awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 17 recipients, including lesbian soccer star and activist Megan Rapinoe.

Breed appoints recall proponent Brooke Jenkins as SF DA

Breed appoints recall proponent Brooke Jenkins as SF DA

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 7, 2022

Brooke Jenkins, the former prosecutor who jumped ship from then-District Attorney Chesa Boudin's team in 2021 and went on to campaign for his successful recall from office, was appointed by Mayor London Breed July 7 to succeed him as interim DA.

Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug charges in Russia

Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug charges in Russia

  • by Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade
  • Jul 7, 2022

WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday pleaded guilty to charges that she smuggled drugs into Russia.

Editorial: Here we go again

Editorial: Here we go again

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 6, 2022

When the COVID pandemic started in March 2020, the federal response was lackluster to say the least.

Community groups locked out of SF Pride beverage sales

Community groups locked out of SF Pride beverage sales

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 6, 2022

A decision by San Francisco Pride to have a third party operate the organization's alcohol and beer booths during last month's Pride festival has had a serious impact on the budgets of several LGBTQ community and sports organizations.

SF supes OK $1.25M to cash-strapped PRC

SF supes OK $1.25M to cash-strapped PRC

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jul 6, 2022

An 11th-hour emergency funding request from a key behavioral health services and HIV/AIDS provider in San Francisco last month left some members of the Board of Supervisors livid, but officials are largely quiet on what actions they plan to take next.

SF budget contains $17M for LGBTQ needs

SF budget contains $17M for LGBTQ needs

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 6, 2022

San Francisco's two-year fiscal budget set to be approved by the Board of Supervisors this month includes more than $17 million for various LGBTQ needs.

Guest Opinion: Reflections on the AIDS quilt

Guest Opinion: Reflections on the AIDS quilt

  • by Bill Hirsh
  • Jul 6, 2022

Last month I was able to get to Golden Gate Park for the largest display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt ever in San Francisco.

News Briefs: Wiener secures $5.5M for LGBTQ museum in CA budget

News Briefs: Wiener secures $5.5M for LGBTQ museum in CA budget

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jul 6, 2022

Among the $19.8 million in state budget funds that gay state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) obtained for San Francisco needs, $5.5 million will help establish the first full-scale LGBTQ history museum in the city.

Obituaries: Johnny Hedges

Obituaries: Johnny Hedges

  • by BAR staff
  • Jul 6, 2022

The obituary for Johnny Hedges, who consulted with consulted with Marty Blecman for Fantasy Records on the production and re-mix for gender-bending pioneer and disco icon Sylvester and was known as a top DJ.