Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 37 / 14 September 2017

Milk Plaza finalists revealed

Aiming to transform the most visible corner of the Castro, a design competition for a reimagined Harvey Milk Plaza has revealed three finalists for public feedback. People have until September 21 to view and comment on the proposals. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: CA AG to keynote BAYMEC brunch

CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra to keynote South Bay political group's gala brunch. Santa Clara County to mark bisexual visibility week. (read more)


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SF artist known as Bubbles shot dead

An LGBT artist known as Bubbles is being mourned after he was fatally shot in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood last weekend. (read more)

Oakland celebrates Pride

The parade was bigger than previous years and more people watched it go up Broadway as warm weather brought tens of thousands to the East Bay to celebrate Oakland Pride. (read more)

Full house for Oakland LGBTQ center opening

Oakland city leaders and others filled the new LGBTQ Community Center at its grand opening on the eve of Pride weekend. (read more)

Lee encourages LGBTs to 'stay woke'

Congresswoman Barbara Lee told attendees at the East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club's Pride breakfast that while the Oakland Pride festivities were "celebratory," there are many things going on in the country that are harmful. (read more)

Gay Florida businesses on the mend after Irma

Gay beachfront businesses in Fort Lauderdale, Florida appear to have dodged a bullet. (read more)

LGBT Jewish synagogue celebrates 40th anniversary

Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, one of the United States' oldest LGBT synagogues, kicks off the Jewish New Year with a celebration of its 40th anniversary next week. (read more)

Lesbian comic to appear at SF Comedy Day

Los Angeles stand-up comic Katherine Robinson, aka Captain Katie, will make her first stage appearance in San Francisco Sunday, September 17 at the 37th annual Comedy Day in Golden Gate Park's Robin Williams Meadow (formerly Sharon Meadow). (read more)

Baker posthumously honored by Milk club

Rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker, who died earlier this year, was posthumously honored at this year's Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club Gayla. (read more)

LGBT rights group launches Arab media campaign

A report monitoring a variety of media outlets in Arab regions found widespread perpetuation of homophobia and transphobia, but also a glimmer of hope. (read more)

New coalition to discuss LGBT issues at town hall

A new group, the Bay Area Equality Coalition, will convene a town hall Thursday, September 21 for the South Bay's LGBT community to voice its concerns about local and national issues. (read more)

Lambda hopes high court will hear employment case

In a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is asking it to rule that an existing federal law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation. (read more)

Edith Windsor, who helped abolish DOMA, dies

Edith Windsor, the senior woman who became the unlikely face of a movement and a lawsuit to champion the right of same-sex couples to marry, died Tuesday, September 12, at a New York hospital. (read more)

Political Notebook: Gay man becomes first out president of CA state bar

The State Bar of California welcomed its first openly LGBT president this month with the recent swearing in of attorney Michael Colantuono , a gay man who lives outside of Grass Valley in the northern Sierra Foothills. (read more)

News Briefs: SF General gets $800K from foundation

The San Francisco General Hospital Foundation last week awarded more than $800,000 to various initiatives at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital through its Hearts grants program. (read more)

Ad award honors fertility clinic

Staff at Reproductive Science Center are all smiles after the company was named the San Francisco winner of the second annual Ad POP (Pride in Online and Print) Awards from the National LGBT Media Association. (read more)

Jock Talk: A big Vegas gamble

The last thing the LGBT sports world needs right now is finger-pointing uncertainty – but that's precisely what dueling lawsuits over the Sin City Shootout are giving us. (read more)

Business Briefs: Lesbian couples open wine shop, surf club in Pacifica

Near Pacifica State Beach, in the Linda Mar section of the seaside town the shoreline is named after, are a wine store and a surf club run by lesbian couples that are bringing together Peninsula residents, surfers, and day-trippers. (read more)

Transmissions: Photographic memory

In July 2016, my father died. In his later years, he was primarily known for being a conductor on the Disneyland Railroad, as well as his longtime model-railroading hobby. Yet for some three decades before he began shouting "all aboard" at mouse-eared guests, he was a professional photographer. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: Poll finds many LGBT people eschew religion

New polling results have confirmed what faith leaders have long known, that many LGBT people eschew religion. (read more)

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