Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 35 / 28 August 2014

Castro LGBT history
plaques to debut

Two decades after first being conceived, a history project honoring LGBT people will debut in San Francisco's gay Castro district next week.

Known as the Rainbow Honor Walk, the project consists of 20 bronze plaques memorializing deceased LGBT individuals who left a lasting mark on society. (read more)

Manslaughter conviction
in park death

A man who had been accused of intentionally choking to death another man in San Francisco's Buena Vista Park in 2011 was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter this week, but jurors acquitted David Munoz Diaz of the more serious second-degree murder. (read more)

LGBT groups
respond to Ferguson

The shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri has prompted LGBT organizations across the country to join others in raising questions around the circumstances of his death in the almost three weeks since the incident. (read more)

Crime data show
declines, stability

Many have expressed concern about crime in the Castro and Duboce Triangle neighborhoods recently, following the death of a gay man who was attacked on Church Street and a shooting near 18th and Collingwood streets earlier this month, and a hate crime at the Pink Saturday street party in June. (read more)

Witness describes
attack on gay man

Almost a week after releasing photos of a person of interest in the death of a San Francisco gay man, police still have not made any arrests. (read more)

SF Pride Committee
pays it forward

The 2014 San Francisco LGBT Pride parade and festival was one of the biggest in the event's 44-year history, and organizers and community nonprofits celebrated last weekend when $164,608. (read more)

AHF's PrEP ad
sparks controversy

A new ad campaign from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation has kicked off another round of controversy about HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, better known as PrEP.
(read more)

Real life stories pervade
the LGBT book aisle

Reality, these days, is pervading LGBT literature aisles in bookstores across the country. (read more)

New gay clubs enliven
Las Vegas scene

Ten years ago when Mya Reyes suggested a campaign to bring more GLBT visitors to the city, she recalls her boss responded, "What is GLBT? Is that something like a BLT sandwich?" (read more)

Lesbians marry
in Russia

Two Russians, who identify as lesbians, circumvented the legal system and got hitched in Moscow earlier this month.
(read more)

Sex-positive workouts
draw on attitude

After she won her Oscars and gained both respect and infamy for her political activism, Hollywood legend Jane Fonda reinvented herself yet again. (read more)

Political Notebook: Khanna, Honda campaigns row over gay blood ban

Blood was boiling this month down in the South Bay stemming from a dispute involving the federal ban against sexually active gay men donating blood. (read more)

News Briefs: Oakland
to hold Trans Pride Gala

Kicking off Oakland Pride festivities will be TransVision's Trans Pride Gala Friday, August 29 from 7 to 9:30 p. (read more)

Jock Talk:
Perception games

We knew when the St. Louis Rams drafted gay defensive player Michael Sam in the late rounds of the NFL draft that we would be playing a wait-and-see game in August and September. (read more)

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