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COVID brings change to World AIDS Day

COVID brings change to World AIDS Day

Events commemorating World AIDS Day have largely been moved into virtual space due to the other health crisis, COVID-19, that has dominated headlines and lives this year.

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By Sari Staver | November 27, 2020

Deb Price, the award-winning journalist and author who wrote the first nationally syndicated column on LGBTQ issues in mainstream newspapers, died November 20 at a hospital in Hong Kong, where she had lived for many years.

By Truc Nguyen | November 27, 2020

Sal and Nancy Tran are children of Vietnamese immigrants, artists and twins who grew up in Vallejo, California.


By BAR Editorial Board | November 24, 2020

You heard it right; you're not high.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 24, 2020

As the number of out LGBTQ people winning elective office continues to grow around the Bay Area, San Francisco is seeing a decline.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 24, 2020

San Francisco, considered one of the world's leading cities when it comes to LGBTQ issues, has named only one of its 125 public schools after an LGBTQ person.

By Mike Smith | November 24, 2020

For the first World AIDS Day on December 1, 1988 the World Health Organization gave a small grant to the fledgling Names Project (its AIDS Memorial Quilt being then a little more than a year old).


By Cynthia Laird | November 24, 2020

Illuminate SF Festival of Light has added some temporary light artworks to its many others to brighten nights as the days get shorter.

By Heather Cassell | November 24, 2020

Transgender homicides continued to trend upward around the world, according to Transgender Europe's annual Trans Murder Monitoring report released November 20, the International Transgender Day of Remembrance.


By Cynthia Laird | November 24, 2020

Friends are mourning the death of Randall "Randy" Schiller, a gay man and longtime community leader who died October 4.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 23, 2020

Another ritual has been upended this year by the COVID-19 pandemic: political swearing-in ceremonies.


By John Ferrannini | November 20, 2020

Preliminary numbers show the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic and its changes to daily life are having on LGBTQ people — and suggest lessons that can be learned from the fight against HIV/AIDS.

By John Ferrannini | November 20, 2020

Progressive LGBTQs are making known their opposition to a proposal in San Francisco that would ban people from smoking tobacco and cannabis in their apartments.


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