by Seth Hemmelgarn
Ilka Reyes recalls being at Pulse nightclub June 12 with several friends. At one point, she went to get some water.
"While I was standing in the bar, I heard a gunshot. I didn't know if it was the music or if it was really a gunshot," Reyes, 29, said.
Someone next to her told her to get to the floor, then she was pushed.
"While I was going down to the floor I saw my pinky," she said. "One of the bullets took it off my right hand."(read more)
Several hundred people gathered at Harvey Milk Plaza Sunday night to remember gay former Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone, who were assassinated at City Hall on November 27, 1978. (read more)
It's not an exaggeration to say that longtime gay activist Cleve Jones has been involved with every major event in San Francisco's LGBT movement since 1977, when he befriended and worked with Harvey Milk. (read more)
A crowd gathered at 18th and Castro streets Monday, November 28 for the lighting of the annual holiday tree. (read more)
Two iconic LGBT businesses in San Francisco – the Stud bar and the recovery-based Castro Country Club – could get some help after the city's Small Business Commission granted them legacy business status. (read more)
San Francisco's community college system is facing an enrollment crunch as it anxiously awaits word on if its accreditation will be upheld and if city leaders will make good on their pledge to offer free tuition to city residents. (read more)
The election of Donald Trump has left many people with HIV, their medical providers, and advocates feeling uncertain and anxious. (read more)
In advance of World AIDS Day (December 1), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and UNAIDS released new figures on the state of the HIV epidemic in the United States and worldwide. (read more)
Nationally, reported hate crimes against Jews, Muslims, LGBT people, and people of color spiked in the aftermath of the presidential election, and local community leaders held a safety seminar this week to address concerns in an era of President-elect Donald Trump. (read more)
The gay-owned medical marijuana dispensary SPARC has re-opened its Lower Haight storefront following a four-month closure after its next door neighbor, Love Haight Computers, appealed the city's approval of the dispensary's business license. (read more)
Tanzania's Minister of Health Ummy Mwalimu has, in recent months, accused some HIV/AIDS organizations of attempting to "normalize" same-sex relationships between men. (read more)
Federal funds for homelessness and housing programs could dry up under a Trump administration. (read more)
President-elect Donald Trump's selection of an education
secretary who is affiliated with the far right, anti-LGBT leadership in
Michigan continues a troubling trend.
Candi Guerrero wants to share her story. For many years the transgender woman was a performer at Finocchio's, the legendary San Francisco drag club that closed in 1999 after a run of more than 60 years. (read more)
Oakland at-large City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan and her wife, Pamela Rosin Kaplan, spent the Thanksgiving holiday week camped in a van at Cannon Ball, North Dakota, along with thousands of other protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline. (read more)
A gay man is returning to San Francisco to lead the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. (read more)
Gay Games X in Paris in 2018 will be the first Gay Games not
to offer powerlifting.
Gift shopping for the marijuana users – medicinal or otherwise – in your life? Dozens of new products are on the shelves, from the ridiculous (14K gold rolling papers) to the sublime (a coordinated set of smoking utensils and accessories made from sustainably grown American Black Walnut and hand blown glass).(read more)