Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 3 / 19 January 2017
 

ACA repeal worries LGBT health advocates

Facing harassment at her old job, Sunnyvale resident Amy Krakar opted to quit last summer and work as a freelance graphic designer from home. With the cost to maintain her old health insurance plan $800 a month, she opted instead to enroll with Kaiser Permanente through Covered California, the state-run exchange created by the federal Affordable Care Act. (read more)

Obama commutes Manning's sentence

Transgender former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, convicted of leaking secret information to WikiLeaks, had the bulk of her 35-year prison sentence commuted by President Barack Obama Tuesday. (read more)

Gay Rep. Pocan girds for Trump

This Friday when President-elect Donald Trump is taking his oath of office outside the Capitol in Washington, D.C., gay Congressman Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin) will be volunteering at a food pantry in the city of Verona. (read more)

ADAP hits snags

California's AIDS Drug Assistance Program, which is supposed to help thousands of people get the care they need to stay alive, has been hit with problems that have sparked concern among state officials and clients. (read more)

Gay Clinton staffer has no regrets

Software engineer Cheston Lee had no interest in leaving his lucrative job at a San Francisco startup, but when the Hillary Clinton campaign offered him a position heading its fundraising technology team, the 32-year-old gay man packed his bags for Brooklyn. (read more)

SF Women's March will have LGBT contingent

The National Center for Lesbian Rights has organized an LGBT contingent to walk together during the January 21 Women's March in San Francisco. (read more)

South Bay to hold Women's March

Thousands of marchers are anticipated to take to the streets of San Jose for the South Bay's Women's March Saturday, January 21. (read more)

Thousands stand against ACA repeal at SF rally

More than 3,000 people gathered in front of San Francisco City Hall Sunday afternoon to protest the Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the landmark law that has provided health insurance to over 20 million previously uninsured Americans. (read more)

Orlando shooter's widow denies charges

The widow of Omar Mateen, the man who fatally shot 49 people and wounded 53 others at Orlando, Florida's gay Pulse nightclub in June, pleaded not guilty this week to charges of aiding and abetting his support of the terrorist group ISIS and to obstruction of justice. (read more)

As Trump takes over, anxiety for LGBTs

The most pro-gay Republican presidential candidate in history will take office as president of the United States Friday, January 20, and yet the LGBT community has much to be anxious about. (read more)

What Obama did for LGBT rights around the world

President Barack Obama's two terms in office saw a great deal of change for LGBT rights abroad. (read more)

'After Orlando' arrives at Oakland City Hall

"After Orlando" – an international theater action in response to the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida – had a staged reading in Oakland's City Council chambers Friday, January 13. (read more)

Lesbian settles suit with veterans agency

A lesbian who claimed she lost her job with the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center because of discrimination has settled her lawsuit with the agency. (read more)

Gay men heading SF police, fire panels

Gay men are now leading San Francisco's police and fire commissions after L. (read more)

Gomez charged with murder

A non-binary person has been charged with murder in the death of one Berkeley woman and attempted murder in the stabbing of another. (read more)

Growing support for safe injection facilities

Support for supervised injection facilities appears to be rising – and opposition falling – as a new study suggests such facilities could reduce new HIV and hepatitis C virus infections, lower drug overdose deaths, and save the city millions of dollars. (read more)

Political Notebook: Milk club's first female co-presidents ready to battle Trump

With their election Tuesday night as the first female co-presidents of the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, Kimberley Alvarenga and Carolina Morales are now positioned to be vocal critics of the policies pushed by President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress over the next two years. (read more)

News Briefs: Lang retiring from Rafiki Coalition

Perry Lang, the longtime executive director of the Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness, is retiring and there will be a special tribute and celebration Thursday, January 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p. (read more)

Jock Talk: NHL remains in the dark

Start of a new year and we examine old habits. (read more)

Transmissions: Standing up to sit down

We're very clearly under attack. (read more)


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