Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 11 / 15 March 2018

Few policy differences between AD 15 candidates

They all support California offering universal health care to its residents. They all pledge to advocate for LGBT rights in Sacramento. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: LGBT chambers tackle homeless issues

At West Coast summit for LGBT chambers of commerce, business leaders pledge to address homelessness in their regions. (read more)


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Diaz faces no-bail hearing in arson case

San Francisco prosecutors will ask a judge next week to detain convicted arsonist David Munoz Diaz without bail following his arrest after he was allegedly captured on video lighting a homeless person on fire. (read more)

Gay German diplomat settles into SF

Sitting in his office overlooking San Francisco Bay, German Consul General of the Pacific Northwest Hans-Ulrich Suedbeck is casual and genuinely pleased to be in the city. (read more)

After years of delays, Castro Hamburger Mary's opens

It was a day many thought wouldn't come, with some joking they were on the lookout for flying pigs Sunday night, as the long promised Castro location of Hamburger Mary's quietly opened to the public. (read more)

SF, Amsterdam on 'Fast-Track' to reduce HIV

Before there was Getting to Zero, which aims to dramatically reduce HIV transmission, HIV-related deaths, and stigma by 2020, San Francisco joined Fast-Track Cities, which attempts to do the same thing in cities around the world. (read more)

New Pride event for Russian River announced

A new LGBTQ Pride weekend will debut in Guerneville in August, to be called Russian River Pride. (read more)

Residents irked they can't return to homes after fire

Some gay residents and others of the 44 mobile homes that weren't destroyed by the Tubbs Fire when it ripped through the Fountain Grove neighborhood in Santa Rosa last fall were furious to learn that they won't ever be returning to their homes. (read more)

Ugandan gay activist visits SF

A Ugandan gay activist visited San Francisco last week, in part, to raise awareness of the plight of LGBT people in his country, and to raise funds for All Out, an international LGBT rights group. (read more)

Gay couples make history at 40th Sydney Mardi Gras

It was a long weekend of love and marriage at the recent 40th anniversary of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in Australia. (read more)

Mansion that once housed gay bar up for sale

The San Francisco mansion that once housed the iconic gay bar Lion Pub is for sale – again. (read more)

Pot pioneer Peron remembered at celebration

Hundreds gathered in the Castro Sunday, March 11, to remember medical cannabis pioneer Dennis Peron. (read more)

Mayor promotes Fix-It Team

San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell, right, worked with Sandra Zuniga, director of the Fix-It Team, Thursday, March 8, to clean up the Duboce Bikeway near Market Street. (read more)

March to reclaim queer spaces

Nearly 200 people turned out Saturday, March 10, for a "March to Remember and Reclaim Queer Space" through Polk Gulch, led and organized by drag queen and Bay Area Reporter columnist Juanita MORE!, right, wearing blue veil. (read more)

Political Notebook: Lesbian aging expert builds support for CA state Senate race

One of the best chances this year to elect a new member to the California Legislative LGBT Caucus is in the gay retirement and vacation mecca of Palm Springs. (read more)

News Briefs: 2020 AIDS conference returns to Bay Area

The International AIDS Society announced this week that it's 23rd annual International AIDS Conference will be held in San Francisco, in partnership with Oakland, in 2020. (read more)

Jock Talk: Wrestling transgressions

Two recent incidents involving transgender high school wrestlers in Texas and Ohio have shown the importance of having school practices driven less by political stances or cultural prejudices, and more by common sense and the goal of enabling students to become the best, happiest, most productive people they can be. (read more)

Transmissions: Striking gold

To be transgender in 2018 is to deal with challenging, difficult times. (read more)

Online extra: Another federal court rules Title VII appliesto trans people

For the third time in less than a year, a federal appeals court has ruled that an LGBT person can seek protection from job discrimination under Title VII of the U. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: Gay GOPer rules out CA congressional run

Gay San Diego Republican Carl DeMaio opted not to mount a second bid for Congress this year in order to focus on his campaign to repeal in November the state gas tax hike that legislators passed in 2017. (read more)

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