Issue:  Vol. 45 / No. 31 / 30 July 2015
 
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Housing a hurdle
for LGBT refugees

San Francisco's high housing costs are particularly problematic for LGBT refugees resettled to the Bay Area. Most come with little money, few or no local connections, and uncertain job prospects.

They then find themselves competing for pricey apartments in the same pool of applicants as high-paid tech employees or waitlisted for a room at an affordable housing development. Often their first home in America is a short-term rental offered at a discounted rate or free by a volunteer who has agreed to house LGBT refugees as well as asylum seekers. (read more)

Trans woman
killed in Fresno

Fresno police are investigating the death of someone who was stabbed on a city street late last week by a person in an SUV. (read more)

SF housing co-op
for PWAs reopens

Marty's Place, a residential co-op for low-income people living with AIDS, has reopened five years after it was shuttered. (read more)

Strollin' up the alley

Friends strolled South of Market streets at the Up Your Alley Fair Sunday, July 27. (read more)

40th annual Silicon Valley Pride to hit the streets

Silicon Valley Pride is taking its 40th celebration to the streets of San Jose. (read more)

Artist shocked by arson
on gay mural

The artist who created an LGBT mural in the Mission district that has been vandalized multiple times said at a recent forum... (read more)

Cal program helps with
FAIR Act development

The Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful Education Act, a California law that requires K-12 history and social science classes to include historical contributions of LGBT and disabled people... (read more)

SF man's '10 killing
still unsolved

Family and friends of a gay San Francisco man who was stabbed to death inside his Hayes Valley apartment five years ago this weekend are still hoping police will find the person responsible... (read more)

Family Link
marks 30 years

A nonprofit that has provided families of seriously ill loved ones with an inexpensive place to stay will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a benefit next week. (read more)

Fall offerings abound
in the Big Apple

It's been a cool California summer in New York, which means perhaps the heat might hit us now. (read more)

Funds set for
Jane Warner Plaza

City officials recently approved $250,000 over two years to help improve Jane Warner Plaza, a beleaguered patch of concrete in San Francisco's Castro district. (read more)

Obama raises LGBT rights issue during Kenya visit

President Barack Obama raised gay issues during his first trip to Kenya as president, much to the dismay of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. (read more)

Assembly panel holds hearing on religious workers' rights

About 100 people attended an informational hearing organized by Assemblymen Phil Ting and Mark Stone... (read more)

Early treatment and PrEP touted at HIV confab

Early antiretroviral treatment and pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP... (read more)

San Francisco supervisors
approve in-law units

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors this week unanimously approved ordinances that will allow construction of in-law units in two districts. (read more)

Political Notebook:
Out candidates seek
CA congressional seats

Two out candidates are already running for congressional seats in California, with a third also eying a bid in 2016. (read more)

News Briefs: Vote for
best Pride contingent

The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee has announced that online voting is now open for people to choose the "absolutely fabulous overall" Pride contingent in this year's parade. (read more)

Jock Talk: You're putting me in the hall of what?

If you had told me a year ago that Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez, and I... (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: SF Dems name gay columnist to vacancy

San Francisco Democrats have tapped gay San Francisco Examiner columnist Joel Engardio... (read more)

Online Extra: Sampler: Some Are Camp marks fifth anniversary

The fifth anniversary of the Some Are Camp weekend, an annual event in Guerneville spawned by the San Francisco drag party Club Some Thing, is coming up Friday, August 7 through Sunday, August 9. (read more)


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