Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 21 / 25 May 2017

SF celebrates Manning's freedom

Chelsea Manning's release from a military prison last week was celebrated in San Francisco at the annual International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia rally in the Castro. (read more)

Trump budget worries HIV, hepatitis advocates

President Donald Trump's 2018 budget proposal released this week includes major cuts to medical research and health services for low-income people that would have a devastating impact on people living with HIV, advocates said. (read more)

Sausage Factory building for sale

The Sausage Factory, an Italian restaurant that's welcomed LGBT diners in San Francisco's Castro district since 1968, will be closing, according to an ad that lists the eatery's building for sale at $4. (read more)

A dress fights homophobia

Glo Taylor from Look Models SF modeled Amsterdam's Rainbow Dress during a ceremony in the City Hall Rotunda Monday, May 22 in observance of Harvey Milk Day. (read more)

Berkeley murder defendant pleads not guilty

A non-binary person charged with murder in the January stabbing death of one Berkeley woman and attempted murder in the stabbing of another has pleaded not guilty to all charges. (read more)

Couple denies child porn charges

A San Francisco couple has pleaded not guilty to felony charges that they possessed child pornography. (read more)

Supporters rally for safe consumption spaces

More than 100 public officials, people who use drugs, and community advocates rallied outside City Hall Monday, May 22, in support of supervised drug consumption spaces where clients can use drugs safely under medical supervision. (read more)

Gay SF senior faces rent hike

A gay San Francisco senior is worried he'll become homeless after his rent increased dramatically when his landlord terminated a federal housing program contract. (read more)

New center offers queer-centric counseling for couples

Relationships are not all neatly wrapped up Hollywood endings. (read more)

Sun, surf, and rainbows in San Diego

It goes without saying – you can get that lovin' feeling in San Diego. (read more)

Gay man killed in Fresno

Fresno police are looking for the person who fatally shot a gay man about a mile away from two of the city's gay bars. (read more)

Gay man planning Pride flight around the world

A gay man plans to circumnavigate the globe in a restored World War II era DC-3 plane to bring hope, goodwill, and support to LGBT people around the world with Pride Flight 2018. (read more)

Damiani honored for service

Anna Damiani, seated, was recognized by the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women May 17. (read more)

Baker's ashes scattered at sea

Gay District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy scatters some of Gilbert Baker's ashes on San Francisco Bay as friends mourned the rainbow flag creator May 9. (read more)

Political Notebook: CA Dems elect gay man as chair

A gay man is now the chair of the California Democratic Party, marking the first time in the history of the 171-year-old state party that it has been led by an out LGBT leader. (read more)

News Briefs: Tenants convention planned for Castro

Several tenants rights and LGBT community groups will co-sponsor a Castro area tenants convention Saturday, June 3 from 11 a. (read more)

Pride season starts soon

June is fast approaching and that means the advent of Pride season. (read more)

Jock Talk: Two slurs, two different punishments

This month, we learned that Major League Baseball considers the word "faggot" a slur worthy of punishment. (read more)

Transmissions: 'What You Doing'


While you traverse your favorite social media site, you come across a post with an attached video. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: Sacto LGBT staffers form association

LGBT legislative staffers and their allies have formed their own association in Sacramento, believed to be the first in the country based at a statehouse. (read more)

Online Extra: Gays Across America: Gold promotes 'Save yOur Kids' campaign

Gay furniture designer and philanthropist Mitchell Gold is promoting his campaign to help LGBT youth. (read more)

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