Issue:  Vol. 45 / No. 36 / 3 September 2015

SF LGBT center plans remodel

San Francisco LGBT Community Center officials have been quietly working for months with a local design firm to map out a remodel of the building, which opened its doors 13 years ago.

According to a request for proposal issued in February, the project is estimated to cost more than $4 million and would "substantially renovate the building." Key changes listed in the document include increased office space for nonprofit tenants, a redesigned lobby area, and a cafe with independent street access. (read more)

Mirkarimi faces
tough re-election race

The hotly contested race for San Francisco sheriff has seen a retired chief deputy take on incumbent Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, who is fighting to hold onto his job in the wake of several scandals. (read more)

Summer's kiss at
Silicon Valley Pride

South Bay residents Tina and Sabrina Hodges kissed as they marched in the Silicon Valley Pride parade Sunday, August 30. (read more)

Fake cop's victim
discusses impact

One of the male victims of a San Francisco man accused of being a fake cop and convicted of sexual assault and other charges said in superior court this week that his life was upended by the experience. (read more)

No arrests in
Fresno trans death

More than a month after a transgender woman died after being stabbed on a Fresno street, law enforcement agencies are continuing to seek the person who attacked her. (read more)

SF man with
HIV sues Delta

In a recently filed lawsuit, a San Francisco man who's living with HIV is accusing his employer, Delta Air Lines, of discrimination. (read more)

Church benefit to help with meals program

A San Francisco church that stood up to its denomination and ordained gay ministers decades ago will have a fundraiser later this month to help upgrade its kitchen, which is used to help feed the homeless and seniors. (read more)

More Pride board nominees discuss election

Several nominees for the board of the organization that oversees San Francisco Pride that weren't reached or did not respond for last week's story wanted community members to know they, too, are interested in serving the community. (read more)

Hundreds of LGBT
Nepalese march for rights

LGBT Nepalese recently took to the streets of Kathmandu in a colorful demonstration, demanding that their rights be enshrined in the country's new constitution. (read more)

NLGJA announces
inductees, award winners

As the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association holds its annual convention and LGBT Media Summit in San Francisco this week, officials announced the inductees into the LGBT Journalist Hall of Fame and the winners of its Excellence in Journalism Awards. (read more)

SF Pride
hands out checks

The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee recognized its community partners at a volunteer appreciation party Saturday, August 29 at Madam Tussauds at Fisherman's Wharf. (read more)

Kentucky clerk
remains defiant

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday evening denied an emergency request to stop enforcement of a federal district court order that a Kentucky county clerk resume issuing marriage licenses. (read more)

SF theater director
Mark Rucker mourned

A widely praised director of San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater is being mourned after he was found dead in his home. (read more)

Political Notebook: AIDS funding sought from CA legal marijuana measures

A San Francisco-based AIDS agency is calling on the proponents of legalizing marijuana use in California to direct a portion of the tax revenues generated by doing so toward HIV, hepatitis C, and other health needs. (read more)

News Briefs: Benefit for homeless youth ahead of Oakland Pride

Comedian Marga Gomez and drag queen BeBe Sweetbriar will perform at a benefit for DreamCatcher Youth Services during Oakland Pride weekend. (read more)

Jock Talk: Spikes get ready for Folsom soccer tournament

Three weeks before the San Francisco Spikes host their third annual Folsom Weekend Soccer Tournament, first-year club president Trey Allen finds himself in a blur of activity finalizing last minute details for what promises to be the club's most ambitious event to date. (read more)

A costume controversy

Over the course of my lifetime, I've seen Halloween change dramatically. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: San Mateo LGBT panel co-chair steps down

Co-chair of San Mateo LGBT panel steps down. SF, Oakland September events honor out leaders. (read more)

Online Extra: Sampler:
Gittings biographer to
sign book at SF library

Book recalls lesbian pioneer; landmark AIDS film marks 25 years. (read more)

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