Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 33 / 14 August 2014

Tears, cheers for McDonald
at Milk club dinner

The tears and cheers flowed as the glitterati of San Francisco progressive politics gathered for a joyous celebration of those who've made a difference. It not only highlighted personal and organizational achievement, but also how the local community has embraced the diverse rainbow it's become. (read more)

Online Extra: Wedding Bells Ring: Advocates call on Facebook to donate to pro-equality opponent

Facebook donates to anti-gay Utah attorney general; MEUSA updates website (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: CA lawmakers create LGBT Vets Day

California lawmakers create the country's first LGBT Veterans Day. (read more)

Diaz testifies
in park death

The man accused of intentionally choking to death another man during a sexual encounter in Buena Vista Park in 2011 testified this week that he didn't tell police for several weeks because he was "scared. (read more)

Oakland Pride to have
inaugural parade

The fifth incarnation of Oakland Pride is coming up later this month and, to mark the occasion, there will be a parade. (read more)

Trial ordered
in hate crime case

A San Francisco man with an extensive criminal history was ordered to stand trial this week after allegedly threatening a lesbian couple and their daughter recently in the Mission district. (read more)

Police seek help
in homicide probe

San Francisco police are asking for the public's help as they investigate the death of a gay city resident who was found injured this weekend in the Duboce Triangle neighborhood. (read more)

LGBTs mourn
actor Robin Williams

Bay Area LGBTs mourned the sudden death of actor and comedian Robin Williams this week, recalling his generosity to HIV/AIDS causes and support for the community. (read more)

Collins a hit at
Commonwealth Club event

Gay basketball player Jason Collins received a warm welcome Monday during his appearance at the Castro Theatre as part of the Commonwealth Club's month of LGBT programming entitled "The LGBT Journey. (read more)

Shadow hangs over Ugandans as they celebrate Pride

Recent announcements by Ugandan government officials that they might try to reinstitute a harsh anti-gay law didn't dampen LGBT Ugandans' spirit as they celebrated Pride last weekend. (read more)

Gay prisoner shares story, his mistakes, in newspaper column

A gay Florida man who is in prison is sharing his story with LGBT readers of a local gay newspaper through a column he's been writing for almost a year. (read more)

Political Notebook: Out candidates run for
SF education boards

A number of out candidates are seeking seats on education boards in San Francisco this fall, as the down ticket races on the local ballot will be among the more hotly contested this election cycle. (read more)

News Briefs: Minor delays for Castro sidewalk project

Castro merchants were not happy to hear about delays in completing the sidewalk widening project that has disrupted the gay neighborhood since work started up again after a break in June for the Frameline LGBT film festival and San Francisco Pride festivities. (read more)

Jock Talk: Cleveland shines in Gay Games opening

As I flew from Oakland to Cleveland for Gay Games 9 last week, I listened to some of the music from my long departed and not much lamented adolescence. (read more)

Business Briefs: Castro groups survey gay district's retail needs

A coalition of Castro neighborhood groups is surveying the retail needs of the city's gay district. (read more)

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