Issue:  Vol. 46 / No. 29 / 21 July 2016
 
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Worthington again runs for Berkeley mayor

Gay Berkeley City Councilman Kriss Worthington has decided to run this November for mayor of the East Bay city.

It is the second mayoral bid by the long-serving council member, who first ran for the elected post in 2012. This December will mark his 20th anniversary since joining the council.

Tom Bates, who has served as Berkeley's mayor since 2002, has said he will not seek re-election this year. Several members of the council have been running to succeed him for months, and the race for the open seat is expected to draw half a dozen or more candidates, though Worthington is expected to be the only LGBT person in the race.

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Online Extra: Sampler: Peaches and Popcorn flavor honors Showgirls

Ice cream named for SF drag musical; GLBT museum exhibit features art targeted by Nazis. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: Federal data suggests LGB seniors feel better than their straight counterparts

First-of-its-kind federal survey indicates LGB older Americans report better health practices than their straight counterparts. (read more)

Friends describe woman's shooting death

Friends of a lesbian who was shot to death in a parking lot near a gay San Francisco nightclub in 2013 described in court... (read more)

SF LGBT theater remodels its lobby space

With the aim of improving the aesthetic experience for its audiences, as well as seeing an uptick in revenues... (read more)

AIDS Walk draws 10,000

One participant in the July 17 AIDS Walk remembered his friend Calvin Ray Perry, (1956-1991), by displaying sunglasses and a black mustache. (read more)

Queers rally against homeless ballot measures

Members of the LGBTQ community rallied on the steps of San Francisco City Hall this week to ask that... (read more)

Dada bar hopes to move

A gay couple who own a bar in San Francisco's financial district are trying to move their business to a new location a few blocks away, but a neighbor is trying to block it. (read more)

Castro market hall opens

A year behind schedule and minus a few of the marquee names mentioned as possible tenants, the Castro's new market hall, the Myriad, had its grand opening July 16. (read more)

New UK leader has evolved on LGBT rights

Theresa May last week became the United Kingdom's new prime minister, and is only the second woman to hold the post. (read more)

Dem convention promises to be gay-friendly

Both the Republican and Democratic national conventions are marked this year by something tantalizingly new. (read more)

Tension between gays and GOP shrouds convention

The Republican National Convention this week will include a gay speaker in a primetime slot Thursday night... (read more)

AIDS confab looks at advances and barriers

While remarkable gains have been made in preventing and treating HIV over the past 16 years, this progress could be reversed without adequate funding... (read more)

Political Notebook: CA includes LGBT history in school curriculum

California's public school children, beginning in the second grade, will now be taught... (read more)

News Briefs: Out Glide pastor elected Methodist bishop

The Reverend Dr. Karen Oliveto was consecrated as the newest bishop of the Western Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church, making history as... (read more)

Jock Talk: Uganda to swim at IGLA championships

Swimmers from numerous countries are working to bring five LGBT Ugandan swimmers to the... (read more)

Seeing in the Dark: Nonprofit aims to create jobs for those with employment barriers

No matter what happens in the competitive worlds of retail and runway, the fashion industry has had a long history... (read more)

Transmissions: No time to sit this election out

With the Republican convention concluding Thursday, the Democratic convention starting Monday... (read more)

Online Extra: Sampler: Center for Sex and Culture faces rent increase

A San Francisco sex-focused nonprofit that provides educational opportunity, events, and archives just saw its rent doubled and is looking for help. (read more)


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