Issue:  Vol. 45 / No. 17 / 23 April 2015

Email shows Sister asked city for help for Pink Saturday

An email from a member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to a San Francisco supervisor shows that the drag nun group had sought city funding for years to help with the Pink Saturday street party, which has recently seen a spate of violent incidents.

Questions are now being raised about why the city is set to fund this year's party, after officials declined for years to directly support the event in San Francisco's Castro district. (read more)

Man charged with
murder in ex-B.A.R. writer's death

A man has been charged with murder in the April 15 death of a gay former Bay Area Reporter freelance writer who had covered marriage equality... (read more)

Slew of honorees
named for SF Pride

With the milestone 45th annual San Francisco LGBT Pride parade approaching, the organization that oversees the festivities has released 11 more... (read more)

Bill aims to protect
trans foster youth

A state bill that would ensure transgender foster youth are placed in welcoming and affirming homes passed out of its first legislative committee this week. (read more)

Anti-trans ballot measure
introduced in CA

A California group long opposed to LGBT rights has introduced a ballot measure that would legislate which public restrooms transgender people could use. (read more)

Project Inform
marks 30 years

An HIV/AIDS organization that has had to adapt to changing times – and changes in the epidemic – will mark its 30th anniversary this weekend. (read more)

Signorile warns against
'victory blindness'

Michelangelo Signorile is once again on a mission, similar to his outing crusade of the early 1990s, only now he wants to warn people that victory concerning full LGBT equality is not inevitable... (read more)

Seniors with HIV
face losing disability insurance

When Lewis Nightingale turned 65 in February, he not only reached what is considered retirement age but also hit the end... (read more)

HIV, hepatitis C drug
caps criticized

Advocates for people living with hepatitis C, HIV, and other conditions are pushing for the state-run health insurance exchange to cut what patients would have to spend... (read more)

All eyes turn to Supreme Court in same-sex marriage case

When the United States Supreme Court hears arguments next Tuesday about marriage for same-sex couples... (read more)

Porn shoot ejected
from Castro restaurant

Tensions flared at Dante's Table, an Italian restaurant at 544 Castro Street, when an owner ejected the cast and crew of the gay porn feature, The Biggest Catch. (read more)

Countries decide on
same-sex marriage

From Chile to Mexico, lawmakers have made their decisions on same-sex relationships in the shadow of a recent summit. (read more)

Mayor signs LGBT
senior ordinance

Mayor Ed Lee signed the LGBT Long-Term Facility Residents' Bill of Rights in his office April 16, surrounded by LGBT political leaders and senior advocates. (read more)

EQCA honors Frank

Equality California board President G. Joyce Rowland, right, presented former Congressman Barney Frank... (read more)

Yee, Atkins honored
in Oakland

State Controller Betty Yee, left, a straight ally, received the Elected Leader of the Year Award, and lesbian Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) received... (read more)

Inaugural Queer Fashion Week draws a crowd

Oakland hosted the inaugural Queer Fashion Week and the four-day event attracted over 1,500 people, leaving organizers very pleased. (read more)

Political Notebook:
Issues prominent in SF also confront Seattle's gay mayor

In the early 1980s, recently out of the closet as a gay man, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray... (read more)

News Briefs: Forum to discuss City College LGBT programs

City College of San Francisco's accreditation status is more secure, as the school has two years to fully comply with the requirements needed to be in good standing with the state and Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges... (read more)

Jock Talk:
Positive Pedalers: Cycling away the stigma

Greg Mahusay joined Positive Pedalers two years ago looking for people to train with. (read more)

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