Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 37 / 11 September 2014

Judges express doubt
on marriage bans

A panel of federal judges in San Francisco often appeared perplexed as to why same-sex couples shouldn't be allowed to marry as they heard oral arguments this week concerning three states' marriage bans. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: Candidates back SF wage hike

SF's proposed minimum wage hike draws broad support from candidates. (read more)

UCSF AHP cuts 5 staffers

Faced with declining funding levels, the UCSF Alliance Health Project is eliminating five staff positions from its department that provides mental health and substance use services. (read more)

HRC apologizes to trans community, pledges push for broad LGBT bill

In a gracious and surprising move, the president of the nation's largest LGBT organization offered an apology to the transgender community... (read more)

Bandidos owner
responds to 'namegate'

A co-owner of Bandidos, a newly opened Mexican restaurant in San Francisco's Castro district, said this week the eatery may get a new name because some have complained the current name is offensive. (read more)

Animal rights activists
complain about gay rodeo

Gay animal rights activists are saddling up for their annual protest against the gay rodeo that takes place this weekend in the Russian River area. (read more)

Teen play
inspires audience

A play with an uplifting message about LGBT youth finding personal identity received a positive reaction from the audience at its only performance last week. (read more)

Nonprofit preserves
cultural events

A San Francisco nonprofit is working to preserve LGBT and other cultural events and has developed a new funding stream to help it accomplish that task. (read more)

Gambia passes law imposing life sentence for gays

Being LGBT in Gambia could carry a stiff penalty now that the country's National Assembly has passed a bill that includes a life in prison sentence. (read more)

Political Notebook: D10 supervisor race rematches incumbent with challengers

San Francisco District 10 Supervisor Malia Cohen is once again on the campaign trail... (read more)

News Briefs: Hall to be honored by senior group

Hadley Dale Hall, a longtime leader and professional in the field of elder care, will receive the Norma Satten Community Service Innovation Award... (read more)

Business Briefs: As Hip Chick Farms expands product line, company repackages

Thanks to a $35,000 loan from Whole Foods Market ...the lesbian-owned Hip Chick Farms brand is rolling out a redesigned and expanded product line this month. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: SF planners back planned SOMA drag club

A zoning change needed for a proposed drag club to open in San Francisco's South of Market district has won the backing of the city's planning commission. (read more)

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