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SF planners find Harvey Milk Plaza to be historically important

SF planners find Harvey Milk Plaza to be historically important

San Francisco's planning department has concluded that Harvey Milk Plaza in the city's LGBTQ Castro district is historically important and eligible for listing on the California Register of Historical Resources.

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By John Ferrannini | July 13, 2020

Ariela Leventhal started working as an intern for Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) before she actually met her.

By John Ferrannini | July 10, 2020

San Francisco Mayor London Breed stressed that the slow pace of business reopenings is frustrating but it is impossible to speed up due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, in a Zoom meeting with the Castro Merchants association July 10.


By John Ferrannini | July 9, 2020

A federal judge on Thursday ordered tapes of the Proposition 8 trial to be unsealed next month.

By Matthew S. Bajko | July 9, 2020

San Francisco is poised to allow gay bathhouses to return after the businesses closed more than three decades ago during the height of the AIDS epidemic.


By Matthew S. Bajko | July 8, 2020

Since they closed their law firm's Oakland office in March due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, co-founders Felicia Medina and Jen Orthwein have been working from home, as has Kevin Love Hubbard, a lawyer recently made a partner in the firm.

By BAR Editorial Board | July 8, 2020

In the Bay Area, while many people appear to be using face coverings when outside of their homes, there are still too many who aren't wearing them.


By John Ferrannini | July 8, 2020

Grindr, the largest hookup app for gay men, has dispensed with its ethnicity filter as it and other GBTQ dating platforms have joined together with a public health consortium to produce the NiceAF campaign.

By Matthew S. Bajko | July 8, 2020

As the Trump administration continues to rollback protections for queer Americans, Democrats are set to adopt a party platform that includes myriad proposals to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.


By Matthew S. Bajko | July 8, 2020

Since advancing out of the March 3 primary race for an open South Bay state Assembly seat, Alex Lee had been sheltering at home with family, friends, and his 3-year-old cat Soba due to the coronavirus outbreak.

By Liz Highleyman | July 8, 2020

The 23rd International AIDS Conference opened Monday, July 6, with welcoming remarks from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland).


By Brian Bromberger | July 8, 2020

The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Diocese-California welcomed viewers to a virtual service Tuesday by standing in front of the Haring altarpiece in Grace Cathedral's AIDS Interfaith Memorial Chapel.

By Sari Staver | July 8, 2020

With infused beverages being one of the fastest growing categories in the cannabis industry, most dispensaries are now selling a variety of summer-themed ones.


By Cynthia Laird | July 8, 2020

The International Imperial Court System and the National LGBTQ Task Force have announced five new inductees to the National LGBTQ Wall of Honor at the Stonewall Inn in New York City.

By Daralt | July 8, 2020

As a survivor of the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, I remember how our community was torn apart by the two camps that were formed around the practice of safe sex. Condoms or no condoms?


By Heather Cassell | July 8, 2020

This month. Montenegro became the first Balkan country to grant civil partnerships to same-sex couples.

By BAR staff | July 8, 2020

This week's corrections.


By BAR staff | July 8, 2020

This week's letters to the editor.

By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | July 8, 2020

In a decision that undermines LGBTQ teachers at religious schools, the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed for Catholic schools an expansive ministerial exemption in hiring practices under civil rights law.


By John Ferrannini | July 7, 2020

The National AIDS Memorial grove has launched a virtual version of the AIDS Memorial Quilt to coincide with the 23rd International AIDS Conference being held July 6-10.

By Liz Highleyman | July 7, 2020

A man in Brazil man who was treated with an intensive experimental regimen has no evidence of remaining HIV after more than 15 months off antiretroviral therapy, researchers reported Tuesday at the 23rd International AIDS Conference.


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