Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 8 / 23 February 2017

Gay park superintendent returns to Bay Area

Looking over a large-scale model of the Presidio near the entrance to the new visitor center for the former army base turned national park, Craig Kenkel pointed to the Batteries-to-Bluffs trail as one of his favorite places in the park. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: Latino moderate to chair Democratic Party

After both gay contenders dropped out prior to the vote, Democrats elected a Latino moderate as chair of the national party. (read more)

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CA PrEP program delayed

Problems with California's AIDS Drug Assistance Program are leading to the delayed launch of a program that would help people statewide get access to PrEP. (read more)

SF Pride GM noms announced

An award-winning author, a black songstylist, a trans dance company founder, and a gay nightlife impresario are among the 10 individuals who have been nominated for San Francisco Pride community grand marshal. (read more)

Docs show city familiar with Ghost Ship site

Oakland officials recently revealed documents related to the Ghost Ship fire that show police and others were familiar with what the warehouse was being used for long before 36 people were killed there in December. (read more)

Commonwealth Club to honor former US tech officer

Despite deep roots in the California tech world and a job she loved in the Bay Area, Megan Smith didn't hesitate to pack her bags for Washington, D. (read more)

Drop in new infections, PrEP failure top news at HIV confab

The number of new HIV infections in the United States fell by nearly 20 percent in recent years, researchers reported at the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections last week in Seattle. (read more)

SF saw drop in syphilis cases in 2016, rise in other STDs

For the first time since 2007, San Francisco last year saw a decline in cases of early syphilis, according to preliminary year-end data for 2016. (read more)

Supes panel tables housing subsidy funding plan

A proposal to provide rental subsidies to low-income LGBTQ seniors and disabled San Franciscans was tabled at a February 16 meeting of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee, while another plan to offer legal assistance to undocumented immigrants was continued. (read more)

San Juan, Puerto Rico beckons with sultry Caribbean sites

Puerto Rico is having a bout of Cuba envy. (read more)

Trans archive would be a first for Bay Area

A fundraising campaign to preserve an extensive archive of transgender history has been launched by a Bay Area activist who has collected hundreds of publications and thousands of photographs from around the world, some over 100 years old. (read more)

Experts discuss violence against LGBTs in the Americas

A panel of LGBT human rights experts in the Americas recently gathered in San Francisco to discuss the state of LGBT rights throughout North, Central, and South America. (read more)

Merced LGBT community center closes

The LGBT community center in Merced, California, has closed. (read more)

Political Notebook: Democrats set to elect new national leader Saturday

The Democratic Party is set to make history this weekend when its leaders gather in Atlanta for their winter meeting and elect their first Muslim, Latino, or gay national chairman. (read more)

News Briefs: Point Foundation offers comm. college scholarships

To help LGBTQ students transfer to a four-year degree program, the Point Foundation has announced that its application process for community college scholarships opens March 1. (read more)

Resist: Milo melts down; rain cancels protests

Heavy rains led to cancellation or sparse attendance at Bay Area protests over Presidents Day weekend, including a planned rally in the Castro during the premiere of ABC's "When We Rise" television series and a "Not My President" protest at Justin Herman Plaza. (read more)

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