Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 29 / 20 July 2017

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Planning panel OKs Sunset pot dispensary

The Apothecarium is moving full speed ahead to open a new medical marijuana dispensary in the Sunset, following the July 13 San Francisco Planning Commission vote approving its proposal to renovate a former drug store at 2505 Noriega Street. (read more)

SJ trans woman describes shooting ex

The transgender San Jose woman who's in jail for allegedly shooting her ex-partner in a Costco parking lot said that she did it after years of fear and frustration, and that she hadn't been trying to kill him. (read more)

LGBT community fights to be counted

The closet door for many LGBT Americans has been wide open for decades, for coming out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender no longer engenders the social ostracism it once did. (read more)

LGBTs flagged on Facebook for 'inappropriate' content

Some LGBT community members who have been temporarily banned from Facebook for using what it calls "inappropriate" content say the social media giant could do more to address their concerns. (read more)

Man shot at Twin Peaks mourned

A gay San Francisco man who was fatally shot Sunday morning at Twin Peaks is being mourned. (read more)

4,800-plus calls a month on homeless in SF

San Francisco's police and customer service departments have received an average of more than 4,800 calls a month this year related to homeless people, according to city data. (read more)

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Dance - Ethnic energies

For four decades the hottest dance entertainment of the summer has been the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. (read more)

Film - Hebrew's cool

The 37th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival plays San Francisco's Castro Theatre (July 20-30), Albany's Twin, Oakland's New Parkway, San Rafael's Smith Rafael Film Center, Palo Alto's Cinearts, and SF's ODC/Theater. (read more)

Music - Packing an emotional punch

Opera Theater Unlimited made good on its name last week with the world premiere of an original opera at Exit Theatre in San Francisco's Tenderloin. (read more)

Out There - Hello, Spaceman!

Out There was invited to a reception for American astronaut... (read more)

Out & About,
July 20-27, 2017

Take a bow for supporting the arts, in visual, auditory and theatrical forms. (read more)

Theatre - Musical from the American melting pot

You'd almost think it was Barnaby and Cornelius, putting on their Sunday clothes and discovering a world outside of Yonkers. (read more)

Music - Earthly concerns

Before they had handles and Grindr profiles, gay men had sobriquets, and in grad school mine was "Another dollar, another Mahler," used affectionately by all but the business office. (read more)

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