Issue:  Vol. 46 / No. 5 / 4 February 2016

SF Pride names GM nominees

Ten local community leaders have been nominated for grand marshals for the 46th annual San Francisco Pride parade, and public voting started this week.

The nominees, a diverse group of queer and straight people, were "selected for their contributions to the LGBTQ communities," according to officials with the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee Inc.

SF Pride officials said that there were 50 people nominated, which the board whittled down to 10. The board also announced nominees for organizational grand marshal and for the pink brick, given to a person or group that has caused significant harm to the LGBT community.

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Lesbian to head SF General

An out lesbian has been selected to lead the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. (read more)

Latest Castro housing projects cause concern

Two mixed-use developments in the Castro's upper Market Street corridor will be taken up this month by the city's planning commission amid concerns about their designs and complaints they include too few units of affordable housing. (read more)

DOJ launches SF police probe amid turmoil

The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation of the San Francisco Police Department following the fatal shooting of Mario Woods. (read more)

Gay men preserve
film treasures for posterity

Bill Longen has had a love affair with the movies since childhood. (read more)

State bill calls for all-gender bathrooms

A bill to designate all single-user restrooms in California businesses, government buildings, and public spaces as "all gender" is being proposed by Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco). (read more)

Mixed reaction as rehabbed Dolores Park reopens

Thousands partied as Mission Dolores Park was fully reopened last week after a year and a half of renovations. (read more)

Castro GLBT History Museum marks 5 years

Over 300 people braved the rain and packed the small GLBT History Museum in the Castro for its fifth anniversary party and raised more than $1,500 for the nonprofit. (read more)

HPPC, CARE merger moves forward

The merging of two panels tasked with determining San Francisco's priorities for fighting HIV and AIDS is almost final.
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New LGBT asylum project launches in SF

Immigration attorney Okan Sengun is on a mission, one that is personal and one that started with his first LGBT asylum case helping a gay Russian man in 2013.
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Cruz beats Trump; Clinton eeks out Iowa win

There were some interesting LGBT moments in the days leading up to Monday's Iowa caucuses. (read more)

Political Notebook:
Party signals support for out Dems in CA legislativeraces

A number of out Democratic non-incumbents seeking state legislative seats have secured pre-endorsements ahead of the California Democratic Party's convention to be held later this month in San Jose. (read more)

News Briefs:
Maupin receives Mayor's Art Award

Bestselling author Armistead Maupin has been named by Mayor Ed Lee as the recipient of the 2016 Mayor's Art Award. (read more)

Transmissions: Can you see the real me?

Every so often I like to take a step back from the issues of the day and spend a moment or two on what is known as "transgender 101. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: Lack of women in
politics focus of SF forum

Alice B. Toklas LGBT Dem club hosts forum on lack of women in politics. Harvey Milk LGBT Dem Club set to early endorse lesbian supervisor candidate. (read more)

Online Extra: Sampler: 'Reveal All Fear Nothing' explores woman's sexual journey

Fisting, blowjobs featured in sex-themed Valentine's show; Super Bowl 50 events in SF and Oakland. (read more)

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