Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 12 / 22 March 2018

Castro park board prez forced out

Amid growing concerns of his leadership overseeing the upkeep of a San Francisco monument to LGBTs killed by the Nazis in World War II, the president of the Eureka Valley Foundation was forced to resign this week. (read more)


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Atkins sworn in as state Sen. leader

Lesbian state Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) took her oath of office Wednesday to become the first female and first LGBT president pro tem of the California Senate. (read more)

UCSF called out over intersex surgeries

Advocates recently called out UCSF, saying the teaching hospital should stop performing genital "normalization" surgeries on intersex children at birth. (read more)

Leno no show at LGBT mayoral forum

At Monday night's mayoral forum at the Castro Theatre, gay former state lawmaker and city supervisor Mark Leno was a no-show. (read more)

SF paper apologizes for Wiener pic

A local monthly newspaper that covers San Francisco's western neighborhoods is apologizing for running a photo of gay state Senator Scott Wiener that many found to be homophobic. (read more)

2020 AIDS confab site sparks controversy

The International AIDS Society's decision to hold its next large conference in San Francisco and Oakland in July 2020 has provoked controversy at both the local and global levels. (read more)

RWF seeks people to join on Cuba trip

Rainbow World Fund, an LGBTQ-based humanitarian aid organization, is once again traveling to Cuba and looking for people to join the trip, where they can help support the local LGBTQ community and take in the sights. (read more)

Diaz remains in jail after court hearing

Convicted arsonist David Munoz Diaz was ordered held without bail following a hearing Tuesday in San Francisco Superior Court. (read more)

Putin easily wins re-election

As expected, Russian President Vladimir Putin emerged victorious in his re-election Sunday, winning nearly 77 percent of the vote. (read more)

Gay man sworn in as Ft. Lauderdale mayor

A gay man was sworn in this week as the mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as other gay and lesbian candidates advanced after winning primary races in Texas. (read more)

Political Notebook: SF Sup Sheehy remains undecided in mayor's race

With just weeks to go before absentee ballots begin hitting voters' mailboxes, gay District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy remains undecided on which of the candidates to back in the race to be San Francisco's next mayor. (read more)

News Briefs: Easter events hop along in Bay Area

Easter events aimed at children are coming up in San Francisco and the East Bay. (read more)

Jock Talk: Discrimination clear as ice

As the men's college basketball scene descended into its annual March mayhem, this year particularly mad with improbable comebacks and inconceivable upsets played out against a backdrop of deep-rooted corruption and bribes, the women's college hockey world got its own gut check. (read more)

Resist: The people v. Jeff Sessions

While critics have derided his sycophantic loyalty to a boss who publicly insults him on a regular basis and mocked the attorney general's uncanny resemblance to the Keebler Elf, I'll give Jeff Sessions this: when he decided to declare war on California, at least he came to Sacramento to do it in person. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: LGBT chambers tackle homeless issues

At the annual West Coast summit for LGBT chambers of commerce, business leaders pledged to address homelessness in their regions once they returned home. (read more)

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