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Political Notes: San Francisco health department faulted on LGBTQ data collection at hearing

Political Notes: San Francisco health department faulted on LGBTQ data collection at hearing

San Francisco's health department came under pointed criticism at a supervisors hearing Thursday for its continued problems in gathering the sexual orientation and gender identity of the patients it serves.

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By Kendra Klang and Eric Jansen | October 21, 2021

... and they was a queer civil rights trailblazer left out of history books.

By John Ferrannini | October 20, 2021

Right-wing demonstrators have been speaking out against Mayor Marico Sayoc at both her work and home for months. After personal attacks against her family earlier this month, Sayoc's husband became the subject of a restraining order.


By Matthew S. Bajko | October 20, 2021

The Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club is backing gay former supervisor David Campos in the race for San Francisco's open 17th District Assembly seat.

By John Ferrannini | October 20, 2021

The city approval process for the Grubstake Diner project ended October 19 when the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously decided that the construction project can go forward.


By John Ferrannini | October 19, 2021

Supervisor Matt Haney's state of emergency resolution was not expedited to be heard by the full board October 19 via a legislative procedure known as a committee report. The District 6 supervisor confirmed to the B.A.R. that it will be heard next Tuesday.

By John Ferrannini | October 19, 2021

Gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman introduced legislation to the Board of Supervisors at its October 19 meeting that would allow new bars to be conditionally permitted in the Castro neighborhood commercial district.


By Matthew S. Bajko | October 19, 2021

San Francisco is set to track how many LGBTQ people are employed by, and are applying for, city and county jobs.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 19, 2021

Befitting for October being LGBTQ History Month San Francisco supervisors have granted city landmark status to the first local site related to leather history.


By Khaled Sayed | October 19, 2021

It was an in-person event for San Francisco Pride as it recognized LGBTQ artists and activists during its inaugural Ken Jones Awards reception October 14.

By John Ferrannini | October 19, 2021

Eight new members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS joined three who are returning from the Trump-era. The council is responsible for making recommendations regarding the development and implementation of the HIV National Strategic Plan.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | October 18, 2021

The National AIDS Memorial Grove has memorialized Timothy Ray Brown, who was the first person cured of AIDS, with a boulder at the contemplative space in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

By BAR staff | October 18, 2021

The obituary for David Draper, who managed the costume shop at the American Conservatory Theatre for 25 years.


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