Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 49 / 7 December 2017

Clinton visits AIDS grove

During his first visit to the national AIDS memorial that he federally recognized, former President Bill Clinton urged advocates and those living with HIV to "keep up the fight" against the global epidemic. (read more)


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Gay SF man charged in murder

A gay San Francisco man has pleaded not guilty to murder, robbery, and other charges related to the death of a man he had reportedly been caring for. (read more)

Justices seen as leaning toward baker

Many media outlets reporting on the oral arguments in Tuesday's U.S. Supreme Court case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission said the court's pivotal vote from Justice Anthony Kennedy seemed to be leaning away from the pro-LGBT trend he has established for years. (read more)

Ghost Ship suspect talks to B.A.R.

Derick Ion Almena, one of the two men charged in connection with the deadly Oakland Ghost Ship fire, told the Bay Area Reporter that he is being made a scapegoat and questioned the relevance of some of the witnesses who are scheduled to testify against him during his preliminary hearing this week. (read more)

SF mayor pushes for HIV/AIDS funds

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is working to restore HIV/AIDS funding that was recently cut by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (read more)

SF supe wants SRO gender-neutral bathrooms

San Francisco would require its single-room occupancy hotels to designate their single-stall bathrooms and shower facilities as gender neutral under a policy introduced Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors. (read more)

Lesbian chef eyes SFO Milk terminal lease

Six years after opening her first Cat Cora's Kitchen at San Francisco International Airport in Terminal 2, the celebrated lesbian chef is looking to expand into the aviation facility's under-renovation Terminal 1. (read more)

Hope stands tall in City Hall

Attendees gathered around the Rainbow World Fund's World Tree of Hope in the San Francisco City Hall Rotunda at the lighting ceremony Monday, December 4. (read more)

MTT in CA Hall of Fame

Gay San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas, center, was one of several inductees into the California Hall of Fame Tuesday, December 5, at the California Museum in Sacramento. (read more)

Robinson enjoys life on the fringes

Despite the encroaching darkness in the body politic, retired Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, in a visit to the largely LGBTQ Episcopal Church of St. (read more)

Getting to Zero hears U=U message

San Francisco continues to make progress in reducing new HIV infections and expanding early access to treatment, but stubborn disparities remain, according to a World AIDS Day update on the city's Getting to Zero consortium, held November 29. (read more)

Activist zaps Russian diplomat

Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov chose San Francisco to make his first official public address since taking office September 1 and was met by a local gay activist calling for an end to violence against gays in Chechnya. (read more)

Political Notebook: Carrillo wins LA Assembly race

The gay candidate in the runoff race Tuesday for an open state Assembly seat in the Los Angeles area came up short in his bid to be the Legislature's ninth out LGBT member, as progressive former journalist Wendy Carrillo (D) won. (read more)

News Briefs: Maker fair hits Oakland

Magic Makers will hold its fifth annual Maker Fair this weekend at the Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street in Oakland. (read more)

Bay Area Cannasseur: Green gift ideas abound

There are plenty of gift ideas for the cannabis aficionados on your holiday list. (read more)

Transmissions: What we want

Recently, I saw a headline that screamed "The transgender zealots are destroying truth itself" on an article by Peter Hitchens in the Daily Mail. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: LGBT leaders back gay Latino LA Assembly candidate

The gay candidate in the runoff race Tuesday for an open state Assembly seat in the Los Angeles area had extra reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving. (read more)

Online Extra: Gays Across America: GOP tax plan would gut services

Some LGBT-related nonprofits are warning that Congress' proposed tax reform bill would have dire consequences for the country's queer community. (read more)

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