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

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... (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)

SF sheriff's trans issues probed in new report

A new report from San Francisco's civil grand jury lists several problems with the way the sheriff's department is handling transgender inmates. (read more)

AIDS Walk turns 30

Troy Brunet, carrying a rainbow flag, and other walkers from the Positive Resource Center, one of the three main beneficiaries, led off the 30th annual AIDS Walk San Francisco in Golden Gate Park Sunday, July 16. (read more)

Woman files suit against former therapist

A Berkeley-based marriage and family therapist is being sued by a lesbian former patient, who alleges that he pressured her to change her sexual orientation. (read more)

Greece offers sunsets, beaches, and ruins

Imagine a place with delicious food, beautiful beaches, incredible museums, and world famous ancient ruins. (read more)

Safe injection bill clears Senate committees

A bill that would allow supervised drug consumption facilities in California won the approval of two state Senate committees this month, clearing the way for a vote by the full body. (read more)

Malta legalizes same-sex marriage

Malta became the 24th country in the world and the 13th in the European Union to legalize same-sex marriage in a lopsided 66-1 parliamentary vote. (read more)

Political Notebook: South Bay LGBT political group revamps itself

A South Bay LGBT political group has revamped itself as it prepares to play a larger role in the 2018 elections. (read more)

News Briefs: 'Gay Day' coming up at CA State Fair

The California State Fair is underway in Sacramento and on its closing day, Sunday, July 30, Out at the Fair will be on hand to celebrate the LGBTQ community. (read more)

Jock Talk: Noteworthy distractions

When Michael Sam came out shortly before the NFL's player draft a few years back, our hope that he would soon be the first active gay pro football player to play in the NFL regular season were agonizingly smothered. (read more)

Transmissions: Uniformly bad

Since before last year's election, many have warned of trans law's precarious position at the federal level. (read more)

Online Extra: Gays Across America: HRC Rising plans hard push in 6 states

The national LGBT group the Human Rights Campaign has announced a multimillion-dollar campaign meant to fight anti-gay bills across the country and push pro-gay candidates and initiatives. (read more)

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