Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 33 / 17 August 2017

Racist rally in Virginia turns deadly

One of the loudest chants by white supremacists rallying in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday was "Fuck you, faggots." The driver of the car that plowed into counterprotesters appears to have associated himself with a right-wing group that believes LGBT people are "sexual deviants." And a national leader for white supremacists at the rally is a man who two years ago barred anti-gay participants from his group events. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: SF mayor backs gay statewide candidate

SF mayor backs gay candidate for state insurance commissioner. Local out politicians entice supporters with food fundraisers. (read more)


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Openhouse ED hosts town halls

Openhouse Executive Director Karyn Skultety, Ph.D., is hosting a series of town halls next week to update the community on the expansion of programs... (read more)

Gay photog releases book on SF

For more than 40 years, gay photographer Daniel Nicoletta has been a witness to, and a participant in, LGBT history, capturing iconic moments with his camera... (read more)

Twin Peaks suspects deny charges

The two people accused of fatally shooting a gay San Francisco man at Twin Peaks in July have pleaded not guilty. (read more)

Outgames audit released

An official summary of the long-awaited city audit of the 2017 World Outgames that were canceled at the last minute in May... (read more)

Pacifica man pleads no contest to rapes

A Pacifica man accused of drugging and raping more than a dozen other men is expected to serve almost 30 years in prison after pleading no contest in the case. (read more)

Castro food hall sees tenant turnover

Half of the initial tenants at the Castro's year-old food hall, The Myriad, have moved out and have been replaced by new tenants and a dozen pinball machines. (read more)

Australia's marriage vote faces more challenges

Australia's contentious debate about same-sex marriage continues as marriage equality advocates lodged a legal complaint... (read more)

Paying tribute to Rosie

Thousands of people, including Sandy Lione Michele Lewis, left, Hisako Lisa Evans, and Leslie Gadwood donned red bandannas with white polka dots and other gear... (read more)

Celeste Newbrough, who fought Briggs initiative, dies

Celeste Newbrough, a lesbian and early feminist who helped organize against the anti-gay Briggs initiative, died August 4. (read more)

Political Notebook: Out candidate runs to lead actors union

Among the five people running to be elected president of the national union representing actors and performers in film, television, and radio... (read more)

News Briefs: Runway pageant celebrates creativity

The Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Foundation will hold "GAPA Runway 29: Slayyyvatar, the Legend of GAPA" Saturday, August 26 at 7 p. (read more)

Jock Talk: Winnipeg looks past broken Outgames

Organizers in Winnipeg, Canada announced last week they have dropped plans to host the 2020 North American Outgames, to which they had won the licensing rights in 2016. (read more)

Seeing in the Dark: Blind nonprofit launches sexual health program

In February, Leah Gardner attended a community dinner at LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired's San Francisco headquarters on Market Street. (read more)

Transmissions: Walk a mile

When one looks at many of the arguments made against transgender people and their rights, you start to see patterns emerge. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: VA trans candidate gets SF assist

An LGBT political group in San Francisco is aiming to assist Virginia candidate Danica Roem in her bid to become... (read more)

Online Extra: Gays Across America: Anti-gay Fresno school official refuses to resign

The anti-LGBT president of the Fresno Unified School District in California's Central Valley is refusing to step down amid calls that he resign. (read more)

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