Issue:  Vol. 45 / No. 22 / 28 May 2015

Opening date set
for LGBT shelter

An opening date for a long-awaited homeless shelter in San Francisco specifically designed to be safe for LGBT adults has been set for Wednesday, June 17.

After more than five years of permit, funding, and other delays, word came last week that the 24-bed space at 1050 South Van Ness Avenue is almost ready.

Brian Basinger, who's pushed for the shelter for years and is the director of AIDS Housing Alliance/San Francisco, announced the opening date in a Facebook post Friday May 22. (read more)

Ireland votes yes for
same-sex marriage

Irish residents celebrated on the streets of Dublin as the ballots were counted and results showed the country overwhelmingly approved... (read more)

Plan progresses to review
homeless deaths

San Francisco officials are planning a process to review the deaths of homeless people in the city in order to see if more can be done to prevent future cases. (read more)

Housing activists cry foul as Pride partners with Airbnb

Airbnb...has entered into a partnership with San Francisco Pride amid cries from housing activists... (read more)

San Francisco Columbarium
rededicates Milk niche

The San Francisco Columbarium rededicated a larger memorial niche in honor of slain city supervisor Harvey Milk for its observance of Harvey Milk Day. (read more)

Pro-Palestine film festival sets schedule

Twenty-four feature films, plus several shorts, will screen at the Outside the Frame: Queers for Palestine Film Festival... (read more)

Gay home movies set for big screen debut

They are snippets of forgotten times, lost memories, and private escapades in the lives of LGBT people. (read more)

Eat, drink and be Prideful in the
Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is brimming with festivals, making a trip up the coast well worth the adventure this summer. (read more)

Quick guide to Portland

The following is a list of things to do in Portland in the next few months, as well as resources. (read more)

Quick guide to Seattle

The following is a list of upcoming events and resources for Seattle. (read more)

Students celebrate Milk Day

Over one hundred dancers performed to show their gratitude to the late San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk and their enthusiasm for LGBT civil rights... (read more)

B.A.R. photog, husband, in Rome ceremony

Fernando Proietti Orlandi, left, and Bay Area Reporter freelance photographer Bill Wilson pose on the Mayor's balcony overlooking the Roman forum... (read more)

Protests against
archbishop continue

Students joined faculty, parents, and other supporters May 20 in front of the archdiocese office to protest San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone's proposed revisions... (read more)

Sex worker fest tackles trafficking

The Bay Area Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival has been a biennial staple of the local sex workers' rights movement since 1999. (read more)

Political Notebook: BART to increase service for SF Pride

During last year's Pride parade and celebration in San Francisco, lesbian BART board member Rebecca Saltzman... (read more)

News Briefs: Pride season kicks off in Sonoma, Sacto

June is fast approaching and that means that LGBT Pride celebrations will begin in cities across northern California. (read more)

Jock Talk: The life and death of the Gay Games, 1982-2018

The Gay Games were launched in San Francisco in 1982 on a shoestring budget, thousands of volunteer hours, and a revolutionary dream... (read more)

Duggar skullduggery

The notion of anti-gay lawmakers and policymakers being self-loathing and closeted is by no means an uncommon thing. (read more)

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