Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 16 / 17 April 2014
 
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Hearing on HIV funding cuts set

An estimated $2.7 million in federal budget cuts for HIV care and prevention services in San Francisco in the coming fiscal year will be discussed at a Board of Supervisors committee hearing May 7. (read more)

Pot club changes
could spark debate

The San Francisco Planning Commission recently approved a report that recommends considering allowing medical cannabis dispensaries in more neighborhoods and reducing the space required between pot clubs and schools. (read more)

Seniors lack affordable housing options

LGBT seniors in cities across the country are facing a lack of affordable housing options as they age. (read more)

Many Asian LGBT seniors in SF rely on faith groups

Faith communities are an especially important source for social support among Asian American LGBT seniors in San Francisco. (read more)

Hey, over here!

Jesse Bie casts an alluring eye with his attractive balloon headdress, hoping to get interested fellows to his Gay Men's Salon booth at the second annual Atmosqueer, a volunteer and services fair sponsored by the LGBT Community Center, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and Bridgemen. (read more)

Supes urge retirement system to divest Russian investments

A San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee heard from LGBT advocates and others about why the city's retirement system should divest investments in Russian securities because of the country's anti-gay laws. (read more)

SF set to name street after transgender icon

San Francisco is set to name a street after a transgender icon, marking the first time the city has awarded such an honor to a member of the transgender community. (read more)

Trans dance company
to debut new season

Second only to longstanding powerhouse New York, San Francisco is home to the nation's most dynamic dance climate, and may soon surpass its previously uncontested competition when it comes to pushing the boundaries of contemporary dance. (read more)

Joy and pride
pervade equality awards

Transgender inclusion and marriage equality were major themes at last weekend's Equality California San Francisco awards gala, as a transwoman was honored and the LGBT lobbying group recognized one of the key players in the city's historic same-sex marriage litigation. (read more)

SBA, NBJC hold
business convention for LGBTs of color

An economic empowerment tour for LGBT communities of color will make a stop in Oakland next week. (read more)

Supervisors give OK to housing fixes

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved two pieces of legislation aimed at helping the housing crunch. (read more)

Lucas depicts 'empire of evil' in film about Russia

Sometimes it takes someone who is intimately familiar with a subject to open people's eyes to the reality of a situation. (read more)

Queer Rebels' new show
aims to 'Liberate'

It's business as usual for Queer Rebels Productions, the five-year-old critically acclaimed local production company that showcases queer and trans artists of color. (read more)

SF Creeks to Peaks project
receives merit award

Winding trails that run through several gay neighborhoods were cited by a conservation foundation, which recently recognized the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department with a merit award. (read more)

Political Notebook: SF panel found Russian, Asian LGBT seniors hard to reach

A panel working on LGBT senior issues found it hard to reach Russian and Asian American LGBT elders in San Francisco. (read more)

News Briefs:
Sisters plan Easter events

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have announced two events this Easter weekend, which also marks the drag nuns' 35th anniversary. (read more)

Jock Talk: SiriusXM
launches gay sports show

News and notes as we enjoy the early power displays by Brandon Belt and Yoenis Cespedes and waiting for Yasiel Puig's inevitable implosion . (read more)

Out Wheels: Every day is Earth Day for plug-in cars

In this Earth Day edition of Out Wheels, we'll check out the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid and all-electric Nissan Leaf and we'll take a spin in the diesel-powered Volkswagen Jetta. (read more)

Transmissions: Walking while trans

Monica Jones is a 29-year-old transwoman of color. A former sex worker, she has turned her energies to the Phoenix chapter of the Sex Workers Outreach Project and her studies at Arizona State University's School of Social Work. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: Meetings set to discuss Castro history project

A Castro group overseeing the creation of a history walk in the city's gay neighborhood plans to hold three public meetings to gather feedback on the facts for the project. (read more)


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