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News Briefs: SF Pride grand marshals named

News Briefs: SF Pride grand marshals named

The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee announced three community grand marshals for the 2019 San Francisco Pride parade that were selected by the public.

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By Alex Madison | March 22, 2019

A San Mateo 1983 cold case involving the murder of an unidentified possible trans woman has garnered renewed attention thanks to a Trans Doe Task Force at the DNA Doe Project.

By Matthew S. Bajko | March 20, 2019

The dozen LGBT rights bills that Equality California is co-sponsoring with state lawmakers this year focuses largely on the rights of transgender people and LGBTQ youth.


By Liz Highleyman | March 20, 2019

Project Inform, one of the nation's longest-running HIV education and advocacy organizations, has terminated its staff and dissolved, according to former staff members and others.

By Alex Madison | March 20, 2019

Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom has lost at least three members, including one co-chair, from its board of directors, the Bay Area Reporter has learned.


By Alex Madison | March 20, 2019

PRC will open the doors of its new integrated service center in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood April 1.

By Matthew S. Bajko | March 20, 2019

At the newly refreshed City Clinic facility South of Market longtime patients will notice a coat of parakeet green paint on the doors and trim of the remodeled clinical rooms and upgraded computer equipment to better enter and track their medical records.


By Matthew S. Bajko | March 20, 2019

Rather than pursue legislation this year to ban conversion therapy with adults, gay Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell) is instead looking at introducing a resolution that would explain why the practice is harmful for people 19 years of age and older.

By Matthew S. Bajko | March 20, 2019

Increased fiscal impacts for renaming Terminal 1 at San Francisco International Airport after the late gay icon Harvey Milk delayed an expected vote at Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting on an ordinance.


By Heather Cassell | March 20, 2019

LGBTQI and indigenous activists continue to seek answers for the 2018 murder of bisexual Rio de Janeiro City Councilwoman Marielle Franco.

By Liz Highleyman | March 20, 2019

PrEP was a major topic at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections this month in Seattle. Researchers showed that a new version of tenofovir works as well as the Truvada pill and offered insights about how gay and bisexual men are using


By Alex Madison | March 20, 2019

Multiple LGBTs living in Corona Heights have experienced continued harassment, been called gay slurs, and threatened with violence from a neighbor, who now faces a court hearing next week.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | March 20, 2019

Speakers at a recent meeting about the establishment of a Castro LGBTQ Cultural District said that transgender people, women, and bisexual people want more inclusion in the neighborhood.


By BAR Editorial Board | March 20, 2019

Two weeks ago we editorialized that LGBTQ nonprofits should be transparent with the community when navigating bad news. Today, two such organizations demonstrate how a lack of transparency feeds a crisis, leaving plenty of unanswered questions.

By Heather Cassell | March 20, 2019

Faces of five Santa Clara County residents living with HIV have begun showing up in ads on public transportation; at bars, clubs, and restaurants; and in social media feeds as they share a message: undetectable equals untransmittable.


By Alex Madison | March 20, 2019

Two recent needs assessments in the Bay Area indicate that a significant portion of LGBTs feel unsafe in certain environments, have trouble accessing LGBT-specific care or other services.

By Tony Taylor | March 20, 2019

Bringing attention to issues that impact the queer community, fundraising event series Disco Coalition begins giving nightlife a humanitarian twist next week.


By Charlie Wagner | March 20, 2019

Dozens of vividly colored posters are now viewable in Muni bus shelters on Market Street between the Embarcadero and Eighth Street as part of the San Francisco Arts Commission's first Market Street Poster Series of the year.

By Cynthia Laird | March 20, 2019

Ernie Asten, the retired fourth generation patriarch of the Cliff's Variety legacy, died March 15, after a 14-year battle with Parkinson's and multiple systems atrophy, or MSA. He was 71.


By BAR staff | March 20, 2019

This week's corrections.

By Roger Brigham | March 20, 2019

Spoiled as we are these days with so many competition and participation options in so many different sports, it is easy to forget how hard it was to get here.


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