San Francisco - Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on the LGTBQ community, the need for better government focus on the LGBTQ community at all levels, and the Trump administration’s new attack on LGBTQ healthcare access:
San Francisco - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement regarding Phyllis Lyon’s passing. Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin were the first couple to be married during San Francisco’s 2004 Winter of Love. Lyon was an LGBTQ civil rights pioneer and a pillar of the San Francisco LGBTQ community. She died of natural causes at the age of 95:
San Francisco - Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asking them to allow gay and bisexual men who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate plasma. Convalescent plasma is currently being investigated as a potentially life-saving treatment for those suffering from severe COVID-19 infections. Despite that potential, the FDA continues to ban gay and bisexual men from donating blood or plasma, unless they have been celibate for three months.
San Francisco – El Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), emitió hoy la siguiente declaración en respuesta a la decisión de la FDA de cambiar su prohibición de que los hombres homosexuales y bisexuales donen sangre, pasando de un requisito de celibato de un año, a un requisito de celibato de tres meses.
San Francisco – Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement in response to the FDA’s decision to change its ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood from a one year celibacy requirement to a three month celibacy requirement. Senator Wiener is hosting (with the American Red Cross) a blood drive this coming Tuesday with the theme #GiveForAGay: Encouraging gay and bisexual men to recruit an eligible blood donor to donate for them and encouraging eligible donors to donate on behalf of someone who is banned.
San Francisco - Senator Scott Wiener made the following statement regarding Governor Newsom's Executive Order allowing nursing and medical students to apply for temporary licensing to enter the workforce, and Mayor Breed's announcement that the Bay Area will extend its shelter-in-place order until May 1st:
San Francisco – El Senador Scott Wiener hizo la siguiente declaración con respecto a la Orden Ejecutiva del Gobernador Newsom, por la cual se permite que estudiantes de enfermería y medicina soliciten una licencia temporal para ingresar a la fuerza laboral, y el anuncio de la Alcaldesa Breed de que el Área de la Bahía extenderá su mandato de quedarse en casa hasta el 1º de mayo:
San Francisco – El dia lunes 30 de marzo, el Senador Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) tendrá una conferencia de prensa virtual para la prensa habla hispana con las ultimas noticias sobre la emergencia COVID-19, y la respuesta del estado. Discutirá y tomará preguntas sobre los siguientes temas:
San Francisco – Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) made the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order regarding evictions during the COVID-19 State of Emergency:
“Millions of Californians are struggling during the greatest economic dislocation in nearly a century, and millions of California renters have rent due on April 1 and are unable to pay it. They deserve a complete moratorium on evictions during this emergency, so that they can focus on health and health only.