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With Roe Reversal, SF Pride Parade a Colorful Celebration and Urgent Call to Action

This Pride Parade, two symbols stood side-by-side: the rainbow flag and the wire coat hanger.

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‘We’re Going to Take Our Country Back:’ Thousands Turn Out in San Francisco to Protest Overturn of Roe v. Wade

Gatherings across the city rallied against the Supreme Court decision eliminating the constitutional right to abortion.

Roe v. Wade protest

Roe v. Wade Overturned: SF Braces for Influx of Out-of-State Abortion Seekers

With many states expected to ban abortion after the Supreme Court ruling, SF advocates are preparing to provide medical and legal assistance to thousands of patients.

In Whose Backyard? SoMa’s ‘Sobering Center’ May Be a First for SF, But the Neighborhood’s Reaction Is Not

Outfitted with 20 beds as well as showers and bathrooms, a new sobering center may help alleviate a void left by the Tenderloin Center.

Mayor Breed Tests Positive for Covid

The mayor is fully vaccinated and boosted. She is isolating, per a press release.

‘A Lifesaver’: Worries, Uncertainty Surround Tenderloin Center’s Closure

Feelings about the Tenderloin Center’s looming closure are mixed between clients and other locals, with unhoused clients uncertain of where they’ll turn for services after its December closure.

Kids Under 5 Are Approved for the Covid Vaccine—Here’s What to Know About Getting Children the Shots in SF

Now that the FDA OK’d the vaccine for kids under 5, officials say parents should ask a pediatrician for guidance on inoculation.

Pharma-delics? UCSF Kicks Off First-Ever Trial of Drug Naturally Derived From Magic Mushrooms

Researchers hope that a novel trial could lead to breakthroughs in the use of magic mushrooms to treat mental illness.

Controversial Tenderloin Center to Shutter in December

The Tenderloin Center, which opened as part of Mayor London Breed’s emergency declaration to address drug-related deaths, is set to close at the end of the year. 

Vaccines Don’t Work, Claim Former SF Firefighters in Lawsuit

A group of former San Francisco firefighters who refused to get Covid vaccinations claim they were discriminated against and that vaccines are ineffective.