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Online Extra: Castro's Papi Rico shutters

Online Extra: Castro's Papi Rico shutters

By Sari Staver

Papi Rico, the Mexican cantina at 544 Castro Street, served its last margarita Sunday night as proprietor Rick Hamer decided to close the 16-month-old bar and restaurant.

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By Roger Brigham | September 16, 2019

Early in "Mack Wrestles," a 30-minute documentary about transgender wrestler Mack Beggs that premieres on ESPN's "30 for 30" Sunday, September 22, his grandmother talks about her grandchild's early struggles with self-acceptance.

By Lisa Keen | September 16, 2019

No LGBT-specific issues came up during the third national Democratic presidential debate September 12.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 13, 2019

California will no longer allow taxpayer funds to be used for state employees to travel to Iowa due to the state's implementation of a discriminatory transgender law.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 13, 2019

State Senator Scott Wiener announced Friday that he was punting legislation aimed at improving conditions for transgender inmates to the 2020 legislative session.


By Cynthia Laird | September 11, 2019

Michael William Magidson, the last of the four murderers of trans teen Gwen Araujo who is still in prison, was denied parole this week during a hearing at Valley State Prison in Chowchilla, California where he is being held.

By Liz Highleyman | September 10, 2019

The San Francisco Department of Public Health released its latest HIV epidemiology report Tuesday, showing that new HIV diagnoses have fallen below 200 for the first time.


By Liz Highleyman | September 9, 2019

The San Francisco AIDS Foundation has released a five-year strategic plan that includes a new mission statement for the long-lived organization, reflecting its focus on the population groups most heavily impacted by the HIV epidemic today.

By Lisa Keen | September 9, 2019

LGBT voters: Mark your calendars. Over the next month, there will be four Democratic presidential candidate forums — two of them devoted exclusively to LGBT issues.


By Ed Walsh | September 5, 2019

An Alameda County Superior Court jury on Thursday acquitted one of the defendants in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire and hung on the other defendant.

By Cynthia Laird | September 5, 2019

Against the backdrop of additional commercial vacancies in the Castro, members of the area's business group gave their support to a proposed falafel eatery Thursday.


By Matthew S. Bajko | August 30, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom Friday signed into law his first LGBT rights bill since becoming California's top executive in January.

By Cynthia Laird | August 28, 2019

The head of the San Francisco Democratic Party told the Bay Area Reporter Wednesday that he will hold off for now on introducing a resolution demanding that Shanti rescind an award it plans to give philanthropist Dede Wilsey at its October gala.


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