Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 30 / 24 July 2014
 
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AIDS confab looks to future

Delegates at the 20th International AIDS Conference, taking place this week in Melbourne, Australia, expressed optimism about progress made to date, but stressed that more remains to be done when it comes to key populations including gay men, transgender people, sex workers, and people who use drugs.

The meeting opened on a somber note Sunday as attendees remembered six colleagues – including renowned Dutch AIDS researcher Joep Lange – who were confirmed to have been killed aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down near the Russia-Ukraine border last Thursday. (read more)

Queer SF couple
fights eviction

A San Francisco same-sex couple is fighting their landlords' efforts to evict them from their apartment. (read more)

Older lesbians
gather in Oakland

A national organization for lesbians age 59 and older is hosting its biennial gathering in Oakland this weekend as it marks its 25th anniversary. (read more)

Crowning achievement

The annual AIDS Walk took place in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park Sunday, July 20 and first-time lead organization Project Inform said the event was a success. (read more)

Nonprofit aims for LGBT-friendly
corporate workplaces

A new nonprofit aims to make corporate offices friendlier to LGBT employees by boosting the visibility of straight allies. (read more)

Tax measure seeks
to discourage 'flipping'

A tax measure that will appear on the November ballot traces its origins to slain supervisor Harvey Milk as it seeks to discourage real-estate "flipping,"... (read more)

Ex-Yahoo worker files
same-sex harassment suit

An ex-Yahoo worker who claims she was fired after her former female supervisor forced her to have sex has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit... (read more)

Panel debunks stereotype of
LGBT affluence

The myth of gay affluence serves as a harmful exaggeration, according to speakers of a recent Horizons Foundation panel discussion... (read more)

Gay U.S. musicians
perform in Russia

Singer Matt Alber and members of the Cello Street Quartet were a bit nervous when they found out that they were being sent to Russia and Eastern Europe... (read more)

LGBTs connect
at Netroots Nation

More than 120 LGBT activists, bloggers, organizations, funders, and journalists from across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico gathered in Detroit... (read more)

Tolerance is not enough,
author argues

The author of a thought-provoking new book was in town recently and talked about why LGBTs should demand more than tolerance from society. (read more)

Castro Lions'
bountiful gifts

Representatives from 20 LGBT, HIV/AIDS, and other nonprofits joined members of the Castro Lions Club for its annual dinner and grant distribution Thursday, July 17 at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. (read more)

Correction

"Gay Google exec battles SF tenants," inaccurately stated Jack Halprin had not filed a formal response to a lawsuit that had been filed against him and settled. (read more)

Political Notebook:
SF to revisit design of street signs honoring trans woman

After a main proponent behind naming a Tenderloin street block in honor of the late transgender performer Vicki Marlane raised objections to the signage design, city officials are looking into the issue. (read more)

News Briefs: New LGBTQ county commission seeks applicants

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, which last month unanimously voted to create an LGBTQ commission, is now seeking applicants for the advisory panel. (read more)

Jock Talk: Supervisors to vote on renaming street after Waddell

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is expected to vote Tuesday, July 29 on a resolution to honor Gay Games founder Dr. Tom Waddell... (read more)

Transmissions: The long, hot, deadly summer

On June 3, the body of Kandy Hall, a 40-year-old transgender woman of color, was discovered in a field on the northeast side of Baltimore. (read more)

Online extra: Obama signs executive order protectiong LGBT federal workers

President Barack Obama Monday signed an executive order prohibiting contractors who do business with the federal government from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity... (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: Gay HIV-positive Obama health official resigns

A gay HIV-positive federal health official based in San Francisco has resigned after serving in the Obama administration since 2010. (read more)

Online Extra: Wedding Bells Ring: Law denies same-sex couples 'fundamental right,' says judge

A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 Friday, July 18 that the same-sex couples have the right to legally marry in Oklahoma. (read more)


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