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Political Notebook: SF supes finalize Castro LGBT historic district

Political Notebook: SF supes finalize Castro LGBT historic district

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors gave its final approval Tuesday for declaring the Castro neighborhood the city's third LGBTQ cultural district.

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By BAR staff | July 17, 2019

The obituary for Brian Timothy Mailman.

By Liz Highleyman | July 15, 2019

New study shows that HIV can remain in the fluid surrounding the brain even after a decade on antiretroviral treatment.


By Meg Elison | July 15, 2019

LGBT organizations have joined the Screen Actor's Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists union in its fight for member privacy against the Internet Movie Database, or IMDb.

By Matthew S. Bajko | July 15, 2019

While the Political Notes column was on hiatus, a gay man became chair of the UC board, gay CA insurance czar landed in hot water, and EQCA endorsed a lesbian's state Senate bid.


By Matthew S. Bajko | July 12, 2019

A popular arcade and craft beer bar on upper Market Street in San Francisco's gay Castro district is set to reopen next week under the moniker of The Detour.

By Matthew S. Bajko | July 12, 2019

Three years after winning approval from planning officials to transform a former mortuary in San Francisco's gay Castro district into housing, Prado Group Inc. broke ground on the 44-unit condo project Friday.


By Meg Elison | July 10, 2019

A senior lesbian living in San Francisco's Sunset neighborhood alleges that her neighbor, who's the master tenant in her apartment building, may have compromised her mailbox.

By Matthew S. Bajko | July 10, 2019

Living mere blocks from the Twin Peaks Tavern, Pond Street residents Bret Parker and Petey Barma consider the historic gay bar their neighborhood watering hole.


By Meg Elison | July 10, 2019

In a rare bit of good news, the California Department of Justice's Criminal Justice Statistics Center reported this month that hate crimes decreased, in a general sense, throughout the state between 2017 and 2018.

By Meg Elison | July 10, 2019

According to the Point-in-Time Count released over the holiday weekend by the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, more queer people than ever are living without safe, permanent housing on the streets of San Francisco.


By Matthew S. Bajko | July 10, 2019

In what advocates say is a national first, California lawmakers have established a $17.5 million Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Women's Health Equity Fund.

By Heather Cassell | July 10, 2019

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week named a conservative law professor to chair a new autonomous human rights commission, which sparked concerns from LGBT organizations, congressional leaders, and human rights experts.


By BAR Editorial Board | July 10, 2019

Last week in this space we praised Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris' debate performance for confronting former Vice President Joe Biden on his opposition to federally mandated busing to desegregate public schools. Biden was flummoxed.

By Nathan Page | July 10, 2019

Jose Sarria has been called the "Rosa Parks of the gay rights movement" of the 1960s. His history is important and now there's an effort underway to induct him posthumously into the California Hall of Fame.


By Meg Elison | July 10, 2019

Thanks to funding secured by gay former District 8 supervisor Jeff Sheehy, there is a new safety coordinator for the area.

By Cynthia Laird | July 10, 2019

Dale Godfrey, who contributed photos to the Bay Area Reporter, died Sunday, June 30, after suffering a heart attack in Santa Rosa, his wife, Nancy Godfrey, said. He was 72.


By Paul Berge | July 10, 2019

This week's editorial cartoon.

By Roger Brigham | July 10, 2019

Thoughts on the Women's World Cup.


By BAR staff | July 10, 2019

The obituary for Lion Barnett.

By BAR staff | July 10, 2019

The obituary for Christopher Colorado Jones.


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