Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 42 / 19 October 2017

Expansion of SF LGBT senior housing begins

The asphalt of a former parking lot is rapidly being torn up in order to start construction on a new home for low-income LGBT seniors in San Francisco. (read more)


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LGBTs begin returning home after fires

North Bay LGBTs hit hard by the firestorm that ripped through the heart of wine country began returning home as evacuation orders were lifted and firefighters gained control more than a week after what has now become the worst fires in California's history. (read more)

LGBT History Month: LGBT history curriculum choices expand

Many public school children in California likely know that the late gay San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk was the first out elected LGBT leader in the state due to his winning his board seat 40 years ago this November 8. (read more)

HIV treatment contributes to decline in new infections

New HIV infections among gay and bisexual men in the United States have fallen over the past few years, in part due to earlier and more widespread use of effective antiretroviral therapy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (read more)

LGBT History Month: 1954 Miami murder leads to 'homosexual panic'

The "homosexual panic" that started in the 1950s can be traced back to one event – the murder of Eastern Airlines flight attendant William T. (read more)

Healey brings Trump resistance to SF

When Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey sued the Trump administration for the seventh time this month, pundits speculated that the state's top law enforcement official might be eying a run for governor. (read more)

SF's Armory offering non-porn tours

San Francisco's Armory, the massive brick building in the Mission district that was once the headquarters for the National Guard, and then the home of a company known for fetish porn, is offering tours to highlight its non-porn history. (read more)

Romanian journalist speaks about country's struggle for LGBT rights

A Romanian journalist spoke out against radical United States religious activists' intervention in his country's politics with a planned referendum that could stall progress for LGBT rights in the Southeastern European country. (read more)

Trump jokes Pence is hostile to gays

An article in the current New Yorker magazine quotes President Donald Trump as "joking" that Vice President Mike Pence is so hostile to gays he "wants to hang them all. (read more)

Gay liberation figure Charley Shively dies

Charley Shively, one of the pivotal figures in the gay liberation movement, died Friday, October 6 at the Cambridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Home, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (read more)

Political Notebook: Signing sweep for Gov. Brown on LGBT bills

For the fourth year in a row, California Governor Jerry Brown did not veto any of the LGBT-related bills that landed on his desk during the legislative session. (read more)

News Briefs: SFMTA board OKs plaque for former chair Nolan

The San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Agency board voted earlier this month to install a plaque in the Castro Muni station honoring Tom Nolan, a gay man who sat on the transit oversight panel for many years. (read more)

Sports Brief: Gay Games visit and update

Manuel Picaud, co-president of the Paris Gay Games, made a promotional stop in San Francisco last week to raise awareness of next year's event – and teach the locals about petanque, a French game played with shiny silver balls that will make its first appearance in the 2018 Gay Games. (read more)

Jock Talk: Death of the Outgames, 2006-2017

When the Miami World Outgames went belly up at the end of May, angry LGBT sports activists and athletes said they wished the licensing body would go out of business. (read more)

Resist: Moore's supporters rally ahead of civil trial

A trial is scheduled to begin Monday, November 6 in the death of Berkeley trans woman Kayla Moore. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: Tempers flare in LA Assembly runoff race

Accusations of carpetbagging and endorsement rigging are flying in a runoff race in east Los Angeles for a state Assembly seat that is pitting a gay health care leader against a straight journalist turned political candidate. (read more)

Online Extra: Gays Across America: CA's Speier, Davis among lawmakers behind bipartisan bill

California Democratic Congresswomen Jackie Speier and Susan Davis are among the lawmakers who have introduced HR 4041, a bipartisan bill that would prevent the Department of Defense from removing transgender service members from the armed forces based only on their gender identity. (read more)

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