Issue:  Vol. 46 / No. 20 / 19 May 2016
 
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Editorial: Henderson for SF Superior Court

This year voters have three solid candidates to choose from to fill an open seat on the San Francisco Superior Court. But one of them, Paul Henderson, is our choice in the race.

Henderson is a gay African-American man and was a prosecutor in the district attorney's office. He now works in Mayor Ed Lee's administration as his deputy chief of staff and director of public safety. He created a program to transition kids out of the criminal justice system and started a hate crimes unit in the DA's office. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: Gay Democratic Party official visits Bay Area

Gay Democratic Party official visits the Bay Area ahead of California's June primary. (read more)

B.A.R. election endorsements

Click here for the complete B.A.R. endorsements for the upcoming election. (read more)

SFMTA eyes Castro parking lots for housing

San Francisco's transit agency is eyeing two surface parking lots in the city's gay Castro district as potential affordable housing sites. (read more)

Morris moves to Roxie

Longtime film festival programmer Jennifer "Junkyard" Morris has joined the Roxie Theater as a programmer. (read more)

Zuckerberg hospital set to open Saturday

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center is preparing to move about 200 patients into its new main facility... (read more)

Trans woman, accused of threats, freed from jail

A transgender San Francisco woman who allegedly wielded a screwdriver at her husband and threatened to kill him has been released... (read more)

SF supe tours businesses facing closure

San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin recently led a walking tour of businesses in the Lower Polk neighborhood that are facing closure. (read more)

San Jose bans travel to NC, MS

San Jose has joined the list of cities and states banning taxpayer funded travel to North Carolina and Mississippi due to the enactment of anti-LGBT laws in those states. (read more)

Lesbian heads launch of Spin SF

Spin San Francisco is providing a hip social club in the heart of the city to bring people of all stripes together for... (read more)

Federal agencies back trans students' restroom access

The National Center for Transgender Equality called it "one of the biggest victories of the transgender community ever," referring to the May 13 announcement... (read more)

Hep C treatment access highlighted at liver confab

Refining and expanding access to treatment for hepatitis C, as well as better therapies for hepatitis B, was a major focus... (read more)

Italian parliament OKs civil unions

The Italian parliament's lower house, the Chamber of Deputies, has voted in favor of civil unions. (read more)

City College to hold student film festival

A short documentary about a classically trained male baritone who becomes a glamorous and successful chanteuse is among the films featured... (read more)

Castro gets another star turn in TV filming

The cameras and film crews have packed up and left, but for a few days recently, the Castro and other parts of the city were transformed... (read more)

Transform CA launches in SJ

Congressman Mike Honda (D-San Jose) was on hand in the South Bay city Saturday, May 14 as Equality California brought its Transform California initiative to the area. (read more)

Senate OKs Fanning as Army secretary

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of an openly gay man to serve... (read more)

Intactivist Jonathon Conte dead at 34

A gay San Francisco man who for years spoke out against male circumcision killed himself last week, according to his partner. (read more)

Political Notebook: SF honors transgender history with street naming

San Francisco is set to rename a Tenderloin street in honor... (read more)

News Briefs: Events planned for Harvey Milk Day

San Francisco will have two events to commemorate Harvey Milk Day this year, which falls on Sunday, May 22... (read more)

Jock Talk: The unanimous roar

I had to see and hear it all for myself. (read more)

Seeing in the Dark: 7 great apps for people with disabilities

We all have our challenges, some big, some small, and some that require assistance. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: SF DCCC candidates broadly support legal pot use

Legalizing recreational marijuana use in California has broad support... (read more)

Online Extra: Sampler: Men's sketch show features work by longtime member

A group that's been getting together to draw for almost three decades... (read more)


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