Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 8 / 22 February 2018

Farrell supports Milk SFO terminal naming

San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell supports naming Terminal 1 at the city's airport after slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk. (read more)

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SF sheriff implements trans inmate policies

San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy this week announced that her agency has formally implemented its policy and procedures on transgender, gender variant and nonbinary, or TGN, inmates. (read more)

Grants given out for Guerneville homeless services

While Guerneville residents await the results of the 2018 Sonoma County Homeless Point-in-Time Count, scheduled for Friday, February 23, the county has distributed $450,000 in grants to several local nonprofit organizations. (read more)

SF mayor to form trans advisory panel

San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell plans to form a transgender advisory panel to assist the city in meeting the community's needs, the Bay Area Reporter has learned. (read more)

SFMTA plans open house for street safety project

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's upcoming street construction project, which intends to increase pedestrian, traffic, and bicycle safety, is seeking a final round of community feedback on potential circulation changes and upgrades along the Upper Market Street corridor. (read more)

Oakland center co-founders honored

Oakland City Councilman Abel Guillen, left, and Mayor Libby Schaaf, right, honored Oakland LGBTQ Community Center co-founders Jeff Myers, second from left, and Joe Hawkins for their service to the Oakland LGBTQ community. (read more)

Trans woman sues SF over bathroom use

A transgender woman who claims a San Francisco city worker blocked her from using a women's bathroom and called her a "fucking freak" is suing the city. (read more)

North Beach highlights its LGBT history

For several months in 1984 Sean Martinfield served as the master of ceremonies at the famed Finocchio's female impersonators cabaret in North Beach. (read more)

SF officials look to cut criminal justice fees

San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed and other officials are working to eliminate criminal justice fees in the city, which can cost people hundreds of dollars. (read more)

Paris will be gay for Gay Games X

It had been a dream of mine to go to Paris, and that desire to go to the City of Lights was real as I leaned over my girlfriend, pointing out the airplane window, saying, "Regardez! C'est la Tour Eiffel. (read more)

Teen seeks to end bullying he once experienced

Throughout elementary and middle school, Sameer Jha faced severe bullying for being an effeminate child. (read more)

LGBT Dreamers left in limbo as bills fail in Senate

A bipartisan immigration proposal failed in the Senate last week, as President Donald Trump's deadline to reform immigration, particularly the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, looms. (read more)

Lesbians who fought gender bias at Home Depot honored

Two lesbians who challenged gender discrimination on behalf of 6,000 women at Home Depot two decades ago were honored by the Impact Fund and inducted into its Class Action Hall of Fame. (read more)

Calendar bares money for PRC

The 2018 Bare Chest Calendar raised $118,000 for Positive Resource Center, which was celebrated during preliminaries for the 2019 calendar February 15 at the Powerhouse. (read more)

Political Notebook: Milk inspires Pelosi challenger Ryan Khojasteh

He won't turn the required age to be a member of the House of Representatives, 25, until four days before the November 6 election. (read more)

News Briefs: Pop-up exhibit, parade set for Lunar New Year

The Chinese Cultural Center of San Francisco will ring in the Lunar New Year with a pop-up exhibit celebrating the Year of the Dog, its annual Spring Festival, and the popular parade. (read more)

Resist: Let's make actions cop-free zones

For the last several years, the presence of San Francisco Police officers at events like San Francisco Pride and the Trans March has become increasingly controversial. (read more)

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