Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 12 / 23 March 2017

LGBT seniors settle in at 55 Laguna

Having lived for eight years in the Ambassador, a converted single-room-occupancy hotel in the Tenderloin at the corner of Mason and Eddy streets, Ron Cordova had become inured to the constant whir of sirens outside his building. (read more)


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SF LGBT senior agency welcomes new leader

The ceremony Thursday to dedicate the city's first housing designed specifically for LGBT seniors will also serve as a public debut for Karyn Skultety, Ph. (read more)

Meals on Wheels braces for cuts

Meals on Wheels of San Francisco is bracing for possible cuts now that President Donald Trump has released his proposed budget, but the chief executive officer stressed that clients should not panic. (read more)

Ting plans education campaign on gender-neutral bathroom signs

Earlier this month Jordan Davis was traveling with friends to Sacramento when they pulled off the highway in the city of Davis to make a pit stop. (read more)

Man on life support after Castro bar outburst

A gay San Francisco man who had been acting violently at a Castro district bar is on life support, and the man's stepfather is attributing his condition to a sedative that he said first responders gave his son. (read more)

Diaz gets probation in assault case

David Munoz Diaz, the San Francisco resident who was acquitted in 2014 of murdering another man during a sexual encounter, has been released from jail again after accepting a plea deal in a case where he was accused of disfiguring a man. (read more)

Proponents argue for HIV criminalization reform

A bill before the California Senate would change laws that make it a felony to expose someone to HIV, recognizing advances in the science of HIV treatment and prevention. (read more)

Gorsuch offers few hints on views of LGBTs

United States Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch grew testy Tuesday afternoon as Senator Dick Durbin (D-Michigan) questioned him on his views about LGBT people. (read more)

MA students take part in queer SF travel class

At first blush, spending spring break studying queer San Francisco might seem a bit too much navel-gazing even for the average LGBTQ San Franciscan. (read more)

Reps of anti-gay groups named to UN panel

Global human rights groups opposed the Trump administration's appointments last week of representatives of anti-LGBT groups to the annual meeting of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. (read more)

Queer author reinvents Jewish history in new book

A local queer Jewish man has published a new book that reinvents Jewish history, his own family, the Talmud, and the Hebrew Bible. (read more)

Political Notebook: Lara launches bid for CA insurance czar

Gay state Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) this week made his 2018 bid to become California's next insurance commissioner official. (read more)

News Briefs: Berry to leave Out & Equal; Black honored at benefit

Selisse Berry, who founded Out and Equal Workplace Advocates 20 years ago, announced that she will step down from her role as chief executive officer this summer. (read more)

Jock Talk: Columnist on the mend after health setbacks

Faithful readers,

I apologize for writing my sports column JockTalk only sporadically the past few weeks. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: Prognosis not good for CA single-payer health care, say health experts

Health care experts say the prognosis is not good for California creating a single-payer health care system this year, even as fears grow over the impact of Republican federal lawmakers' plans to gut the Affordable Care Act. (read more)

Online Extra: Gays Across America: Advocates worry about impact on federal funding for seniors

Advocates are criticizing the Trump administration's decision to remove questions about LGBTQ seniors from a federal care survey. (read more)

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