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Castro Merchants will seek to close parts of 18th Street for outdoor dining

Castro Merchants will seek to close parts of 18th Street for outdoor dining

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.

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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 Matthew S. Bajko | July 1, 2020

At the last two global AIDS conferences, hosted in Amsterdam in 2018 and Durban, South Africa in 2016, long-term survivors of HIV and AIDS who attended noticed a glaring omission in the programs: themselves.


By Matthew S. Bajko | July 1, 2020

Since shelter-in-place orders imposed in mid-March caused her to close her gym location in Oakland, The Queer Gym owner Nathalie Huerta and her employees have continued to offer their training programs virtually.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | July 1, 2020

Netflix recently released "Disclosure," a documentary created by Sam Feder, Amy Scholder, and Laverne Cox.


By Heather Cassell | July 1, 2020

While it is now scaling back reopening plans in light of an uptick in infections, Santa Clara County has been ahead of the curve for the novel coronavirus since the pandemic broke out in the United States in early March.

By BAR Editorial Board | July 1, 2020

Based on recent incidents, San Francisco Police Chief William Scott should reassign Captain Gaetano Caltagirone of Mission Station and appoint a new leader. Recent incidents call into question Caltagirone's commitment to the LGBTQ community.


By Heather Cassell | July 1, 2020

Poland's anti-gay right-wing president, Andrzej Duda, was forced into a runoff election against his pro-LGBT liberal opponent, Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski.

By BAR staff | July 1, 2020

People paid tribute to Harry Britt, a gay man who succeeded Harvey Milk on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and who died June 24.


By Ellen R. Shaffer | July 1, 2020

The 1980s were an increasingly awful decade in California.

By BAR staff | July 1, 2020

This week's letters to the editor.


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.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | June 29, 2020

The crowd was smaller than previous years because of the coronavirus pandemic, but LGBTQ community leaders and others braved the wind high up on Twin Peaks Boulevard June 27 for the 25th annual lighting of the pink triangle.

By Lisa Keen | June 29, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a federal law requiring foreign affiliates of U.S. AIDS prevention groups to express public opposition to prostitution is constitutional.


By John Ferrannini | June 28, 2020

The unofficial 50th annual commemoration of LGBT Pride in San Francisco Sunday, June 28, was a return to Pride's roots in protest, as hundreds of demonstrators citywide marched in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

By Cynthia Laird | June 27, 2020

Oakland police on Monday said they were investigating a June 27 incident of vandalism at the LGBTQ community center as a hate crime.


By Liz Highleyman | June 27, 2020

In an effort to better understand San Francisco's COVID-19 epidemic, free coronavirus testing will be available for queer and trans people of color and allies Sunday, June 28, at the Pride Is a Riot protest near Mission Dolores Park.

By Cynthia Laird | June 26, 2020

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, appeared via video as part of Stonewall Day celebrations June 26.


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