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Online Extra: Castro Street may be closed off to traffic for restaurant seating

Online Extra: Castro Street may be closed off to traffic for restaurant seating

Castro Street between Market and 19th streets is one location that is being considered for partial closure to vehicular traffic so that dine-in restaurants can reopen, according to Jacob Bintliff, legislative aide to Supervisor Rafael Mandelman.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | May 26, 2020

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is backing gay restaurant owner and political newcomer Derreck Johnson in the fall race for the city council's at-large seat, currently held by lesbian City Council President Rebecca Kaplan.

By Liz Highleyman | May 22, 2020

People have questions about sex and intimacy during the novel coronavirus pandemic.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 22, 2020

At 15 years of age Ewan Barker Plummer is already attuned to politics and civic affairs.

By Jim Provenzano | May 21, 2020

The Stud is dead, but long live The Stud. The historic bar's collective owners are leaving the current location, planning a possible future, and a fabulous funeral.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 21, 2020

It doesn't seem imaginable today, with travelers largely avoiding airports due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, but in a few years passengers departing flights through Harvey Milk Terminal 1 at SFO may not be in such a rush to leave the facility.

By John Ferrannini | May 20, 2020

The Stud, San Francisco's oldest continuously-operating LGBT club, will be closing its doors permanently, according to a news release from Honey Mahogany, a co-owner of the South of Market establishment.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 20, 2020

With California facing a $54 billion budget deficit this year due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, LGBTQ advocates have had to retool their legislative priorities for 2020.

By John Ferrannini | May 20, 2020

A new focal point in the controversy about how to house San Francisco's homeless population while the city shelters in place has erupted over plans to place a safe sleeping site at Everett Middle School.


By BAR Editorial Board | May 20, 2020

Last week we reported that California LGBT leaders were angry that Governor Gavin Newsom and his public health department have not gathered data on the sexual orientation and gender identity of COVID-19 patients.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 20, 2020

A year after the city council in Dublin, California found itself the focus of negative headlines across the country for initially refusing to fly the rainbow flag in honor of June being Pride Month, it easily adopted a proclamation Tuesday.


By Cynthia Laird | May 20, 2020

Organizers of the pink triangle installation atop Twin Peaks have launched an online fundraiser to pay for the site to be lighted this year.

By Heather Cassell | May 20, 2020

Global LGBT leaders were concerned about the well-being of queer communities around the world when the novel coronavirus pandemic broke out and countries began shutting down to halt the spread of it.


By Roger Brigham | May 20, 2020

The 2020 EuroGames, which were scheduled to be held this August in Düsseldorf, Germany, have been called off because of continued government efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

By Rafael Mandelman | May 20, 2020

Shelter in place, which has been so successful at flattening the curve and saving lives, has been a disaster for street conditions in San Francisco.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | May 20, 2020

Aimee Stephens was a transgender woman.

By Paul Berge | May 20, 2020

This week's editorial cartoon.


By John Ferrannini | May 20, 2020

As Pride Month approaches, events celebrating the LGBT community the world over are adapting to the novel coronavirus outbreak by moving from the streets into virtual space.

By John Ferrannini | May 20, 2020

A year after the Emery school board declined to name a high school gym in honor of a trans former teacher, the Emeryville City Council decided to recognize the late instructor in another way.


By John Ferrannini | May 19, 2020

People who smoke and vape are at higher risk of getting seriously ill or dying if they contract the novel coronavirus, according to researchers from UCSF as health advocates step up efforts to encourage LGBT people to quit tobacco use.

By John Ferrannini | May 19, 2020

Thirty-six media organizations have signed onto an amicus brief asking that video recordings in the 2010 federal district court trial of Perry v. Schwarzenegger be released later this year.


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