Issue:  Vol. 46 / No. 49 / 8 December 2016

Bay Area grieves Ghost Ship fire victims

Many in the Bay Area are grieving the loss of 36 people, including three who identified as transgender individuals, who died in a fire at an Oakland warehouse known as the Ghost Ship. The space, which had reportedly housed several artists, was the site of an electronic music concert Friday night, December 2, when a three-alarm blaze erupted at 11:32. (read more)

Diaz, accused in assault, back in jail

David Munoz Diaz, who was acquitted in 2014 of murdering another man during a sexual encounter in San Francisco's Buena Vista Park, and then... (read more)

Castro homeless program sees results

Early last Thursday morning Elester Hubbard and Charles Garcia set out on a loop through the heart of San Francisco's Castro district in search of... (read more)

Safe injection sites get boost from Garcia

Safe injection sites, supported by harm reduction advocates as a way for homeless people who use drugs and other addicts to do... (read more)

SF Pride resolves lawsuits over shootings

One man who was shot and another who was injured during shootings at recent San Francisco LGBT Pride celebrations have resolved... (read more)

Trial starts in San Diego Pride nudity case

A jury trial kicked off this week in a San Diego federal courtroom that could impact how local police departments throughout California enforce nudity laws... (read more)

Oakland town hall discusses Trump threat

More than 150 activists gathered at a town hall meeting in Oakland Saturday, December 3, to discuss potential threats... (read more)

CA Hall honors Takei

Actor George Takei flashes the familiar sign from Star Trek as he greets well-wishers outside the California Museum in Sacramento Wednesday, November 30. (read more)

Inscribe continues to teach about AIDS

For the second consecutive year students at the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, an LGBT-inclusive public elementary school in the Castro... (read more)

Kaiser AIDS tribute honors gay activist

Kaiser Permanente San Leandro marked this year's World AIDS Day with a memorial and march in honor of Ron Chavez. (read more)

Malta bans conversion therapy

Malta is the new leader in transgender rights in Europe after passing bills outlawing conversion therapy and pathologizing gender identity. (read more)

City agency reports increase in used syringes

San Francisco's struggle with discarded syringes on sidewalks, parking lots, and other locations continues, despite years of attempts to address the problem. (read more)

Gypsy Rosalie's wigs set for holidays

After recently gaining legacy business status, Gypsy Rosalie's Wigs and Vintage Shop has settled into a new North Beach location and is open for holiday shopping. (read more)

AHF drops lawsuit against SF officials

The Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation has dropped a lawsuit against San Francisco officials after a judge issued... (read more)

Richards says Planned Parenthood is ready to spar with Trump

The incoming Congress' anticipated attempts to restrict abortions and defund health care services for women... (read more)

Three more men named for Trump's Cabinet

"Horrifying" is the term one LGBT health activist used to describe President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head up the Department of Health and Human Services. (read more)


The November 3 article, "Gay serial killer breaks his silence," should have said that Randy Kraft was stopped by the California Highway Patrol on Interstate 5 in southern California, not far from the El Toro military base. (read more)

Political Notebook: Wiener transitions to state Senate role

Gay state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) hit the ground running this week, introducing his first bill... (read more)

News Briefs: Openhouse names new ED

Openhouse, the LGBT seniors agency, has announced that Karyn Skultety, Ph.D. has been named its new executive director. (read more)

Jock Talk: Gay Games bids are in for 2022

Over most of the next year, Federation of Gay Games members will choose from eight bidders to determine who will have the right to host... (read more)

Business Briefs: SF store features gay owner's home decor aesthetic

At Maker and Moss in San Francisco's Hayes Valley neighborhood, the creations of craftspeople and artists... (read more)

Transmissions: Doing it for ourselves

Our president-elect is stacking the deck against us. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: Gay man vies to lead Democratic Party

A gay New Englander is among the candidates vying for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee... (read more)

Scheper to discuss 'Moving Performances' at SF library

A queer scholar and activist will bring "Moving Performances: Divas, Iconicity, and Remembering the Modern Stage,"... (read more)

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