Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 17 / 27 April 2017

Bill would reform CA sex offender registry

Gay state Senator Scott Wiener has introduced a bill that would create a tiered registry for California sex offenders, meaning some could leave the state's lifetime registry earlier than planned. (read more)


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BART stations eyed for syringe boxes

San Francisco officials are looking at some BART train stations as sites for syringe disposal boxes. (read more)

Lesbian/gay chorus director stepping down

Billy Sauerland, the artistic director of the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco, is stepping down after the group's spring concert next weekend. (read more)

CA agency reports ADAP data breach

Officials with California's public health department have said that data on dozens of people who rely on the state's AIDS Drug Assistance Program was breached. (read more)

Bias and bright spots for women at work, Hill says

A quarter of a century after Anita Hill's accusations about workplace sexual harassment fell on deaf ears in a Senate confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the Brandeis University law professor said that the climate for women in the workplace has improved but still has a long way to go. (read more)

Not much for LGBTs in Trump's first 100 days

The idea of reflecting upon a president's first 100 days in office started with President Franklin Roosevelt. (read more)

Groundswell aims to train activists at boot camp

In an effort to help LGBTQs involved in social activism, the Groundswell Institute is holding a boot camp next month. (read more)

Long Beach offers relaxing urban beach town getaway

The streets were smoking the weekend my girlfriend and I visited Long Beach but it wasn't because Long Beach was hot. (read more)

DC march co-chairs named

A dozen LGBT leaders have been named national co-chairs of the June 11 march in Washington, DC. (read more)

Bias against LGBTs could cost Indonesia millions, report says

Discrimination against LGBT Indonesians in workplaces, schools, and social opportunities is pervasive and could cost the country's economy from 900 million to 12 billion US dollars, according to a new report released last month. (read more)

Trans man sues Dignity Health

A northern California transgender man is suing Dignity Health, claiming that the San Francisco-based health care nonprofit canceled his hysterectomy. (read more)

Political Notebook: D11 Supe Safai focuses on middle-income housing

This week brought the news that a family of four with an income of $105,350 per year is considered "low income" in San Francisco, according to the 2017 income limits determined by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. (read more)

News Briefs: PAWS marks 30th year

Pets Are Wonderful Support, an agency that provides services for pets of those living with HIV and other illnesses, will mark its 30th anniversary with Petchitecture, its signature fundraiser. (read more)

Resist: Scientists, allies take stand at marches

Tens of thousand of scientists and science supporters turned out across the globe Saturday, April 22, for the March for Science, celebrating scientific advances and asking governments to maintain funding for scientific and medical research. (read more)

Jock Talk: Athletes speak up on Outgames

When I wrote a week ago about the cancellation of several sports at the upcoming 2017 Miami World Outgames and noted that thus far Outgames had avoided the kind of fiery outcry on social media that the disorganized 2015 EuroGames endured, apparently I spoke too soon. (read more)

Transmissions: Disclosure and deception

Caitlyn Jenner's new memoir was released this week, and she sat down with Diane Sawyer to do an interview about her life as part of the promotional tour. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: Lesbian San Diego DA Dumanis will resign post

With an eye toward running for county supervisor, lesbian San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis will resign from her elected position this summer. (read more)

Online Extra: Gays Across America: Advocates decry legislation to block protections, bathrooms

LGBT advocates are decrying efforts by Texas legislators to pass bills that would ban protections against discrimination and block transgender people from using restrooms that match their gender identity, among other proposals. (read more)

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