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Online Extra: SF Mayor announces city will begin re-opening in June

Online Extra: SF Mayor announces city will begin re-opening in June

Indoor retail businesses, outdoor dining, and other outdoor activities will legally be allowed to resume in San Francisco on June 15, assuming key COVID-19 benchmarks from the state government are met, according to Mayor London Breed.

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By John Ferrannini | May 29, 2020

Police made an arrest in an alleged attempted kidnapping in the Castro neighborhood May 27 and in a separate incident, a small fire broke out May 29.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 29, 2020

In response to the latest racial violence and killings of transgender people across the country, leaders of 75 LGBTQ advocacy groups in the U.S. issued a joint statement Friday recommitting themselves and their organizations to addressing racism.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 29, 2020

As she heads into a rough summer and fall campaign season, queer San Diego City Councilwoman Georgette Gómez has picked up the endorsement of the Human Rights Campaign.

By Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade | May 28, 2020

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell plans to step down from his post.


By John Ferrannini | May 28, 2020

Gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman hosted an online town hall May 27 to answer questions about the recent Mission District shooting that killed a bisexual transit advocate and injured one other.

By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | May 28, 2020

It's another cancellation as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


By BAR Editorial Board | May 27, 2020

The Williams Institute recently released new data revealing that more than 200,000 LGBT adults in the Golden State are at high risk for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

By Heather Cassell | May 27, 2020

Hungary's lawmakers recently voted 133-57 to pass a bill that defines an individual's sex registered at birth, effectively banning future gender identity changes.


By John Ferrannini | May 27, 2020

When Martin Jones drove his husband to the hospital in March, he thought it was for symptoms of kidney stones. Within days, however, both had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and Martin's husband, Kevin Jones, was intubated.

By | May 27, 2020

Openhouse joined with the SF QUeer Nightlife Fund and the Tenderloin Museum to bring drag artists to the senior housing complex in honor of what would have been Harvey Milk's 90th birthday.


By John Ferrannini | May 27, 2020

A San Francisco Suicide Prevention report on the calls it receives shows that between the end of February and the beginning of April — as the novel coronavirus began to spread in the community — the number of medium- and high-risk calls increased by 60%.

By Paul Berge | May 27, 2020

This week's editorial cartoon.


By Imani Rupert-Gordon | May 27, 2020

This year's Anniversary Celebration for the National Center for Lesbian Rights will be nothing like I imagined when I accepted the position as executive director in late 2019.

By BAR staff | May 27, 2020

This week's letters to the editor.


By John Ferrannini | May 27, 2020

Larry Kramer — the New York City-based gay playwright and author whose involvement in the Gay Men's Health Crisis and ACT UP changed the course of the AIDS epidemic — died May 27. He was 84

By Lisa Keen | May 27, 2020

One judge likened the use of separate restrooms for transgender students to separate restrooms for blacks.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 27, 2020

San Mateo County LGBT leaders are close to seeing more than half of the 20 incorporated cities and towns in the Peninsula jurisdiction mark Pride Month in June now that the town of Woodside has issued its first Pride proclamation.

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.


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