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SF poised to allow gay bathhouses to return

SF poised to allow gay bathhouses to return

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.

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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 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 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.

By Liz Highleyman | July 6, 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 Sari Staver | July 2, 2020

A man accused of assaulting and harassing people in the Castro was arrested on unrelated charges June 28, stemming from an alleged attack on a family in the city.

By John Ferrannini | July 2, 2020

The Castro Merchants business association plans to apply for a Shared Spaces permit to allow street closures on 18th Street, according to Jacob Bintliff, a legislative aide to District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman.


By John Ferrannini | July 1, 2020

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin joined the top prosecutors in Philadelphia and Boston, along with two civil rights advocates, to announce the formation of truth, justice, and reconciliation commissions in all three cities in a Zoom call.

By John Ferrannini | June 30, 2020

Fairfax police are recommending criminal charges after a transgender teenager in Marin County was verbally accosted by a couple who took umbrage to a Black Lives Matter bake sale.


By John Ferrannini | June 30, 2020

Silicon Valley Pride August 29-30 will be virtual this year due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, according to a Tuesday news release.

By John Ferrannini | June 29, 2020

A Bay Area moot court competition of high school students this week will highlight a gay rights case out of Arizona.


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