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News Briefs: Panel workshops offered ahead of quilt display

News Briefs: Panel workshops offered ahead of quilt display

The National AIDS Memorial Grove has announced that panel-making workshops will be held over the next couple of weeks ahead of the historic AIDS Memorial Quilt display set for San Francisco's Golden Gate Park in June.

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By BAR Editorial Board | May 25, 2022

There are numerous local races on the ballot in Bay Area counties outside of San Francisco where qualified LGBTQ candidates are seeking election or reelection in the June 7 primary.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 25, 2022

Eleven bills related to LGBTQ rights survived votes in their house of origin this month in the California Legislature. T


By Heather Cassell | May 25, 2022

Irish diplomats came out to the Castro earlier this month to mark the opening of a new exhibit exploring the history and influence of the LGBTQ Irish diaspora.

By Heather Cassell | May 25, 2022

After being delayed by a year due to the COVID pandemic, San Francisco's LGBTQ community recently came out to support mental health services as the nonprofit Queer LifeSpace marked its 10 anniversary.


By | May 25, 2022

San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro neighborhood celebrated Harvey Milk Day on May 22.

By BAR staff | May 25, 2022

This week's letters to the editor sound off on the SF Pride board's decision to ban police officers in uniform and support Malia Cohen for state controller.


By BAR staff | May 25, 2022

The obituary for Robert Dean Reiter, who was a longtime attorney for Alameda County.

By BAR staff | May 25, 2022

The obituary for Gerardo Manzo, a popular bartender at the Eagle and Hole in the Wall bars in San Francisco.


By Eric Burkett | May 25, 2022

The historic Castro Theatre is a step closer to an upgrade in its status as a city landmark May 24 with the support of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

By Eric Burkett | May 24, 2022

San Francisco police are investigating two recent telephoned bomb threats against queer youth organization LYRIC, located in the Castro LGBTQ neighborhood, as possible hate crimes.


By Brian Bromberger | May 24, 2022

By explaining the lives of Irish LGBTQ people abroad and contributions of those who returned, 'Out In The World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora,' now at the GLBTHS Museum, can help us understand how Ireland became such a welcoming place for Irish queer folk.

By Liz Highleyman | May 24, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating five monkeypox cases in the United States, while the World Health Organization has now confirmed more than 90 cases in a dozen countries.


By Eric Burkett | May 23, 2022

A San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee on Monday moved forward two landmarking proposals — one an enhancement of the already-landmarked Castro Theatre and the other one at the intersection of the Compton's Cafeteria riot.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 23, 2022

The late gay U.S. ambassador James C. Hormel is the latest San Francisco resident and LGBTQ leader to be named to the National LGBTQ Wall of Honor at the Stonewall Inn in New York City.


By Eric Burkett | May 23, 2022

San Francisco Mayor London Breed and gay District 6 Supervisor Matt Dorsey have joined the city's LGBTQ first responders in saying they will not march in the Pride parade if organizers continue to prohibit police from marching in uniform.

By Eric Burkett | May 23, 2022

San Francisco's LGBTQ first responders won't partiicpate in June's Pride parade, citing a ban that prohibits SF police officers from marching in uniform.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 23, 2022

U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-California) is pledging to continue to fight for what is known as the Equality Act if elected to a full six-year term this November.

By Cynthia Laird | May 20, 2022

Mayor London Breed on Friday appointed educator Murrell D. Green to the vacant seat on the City College Board of Trustees. She swore him in during a ceremony at City Hall.


By Eric Burkett | May 20, 2022

A gay nonbinary Stanford scientist has been awarded a grant to study lesbian family-building, and ultimately, in the broader queer community.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 18, 2022

A 16-year drought of LGBTQ representation on the council of the Bay Area's largest city could come to an end this year.


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