Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 7 / 16 February 2017

LGBT SF synagogue welcomes refugees

Pulling out his cellphone, Sergo Adamian quickly hit play on a YouTube video that captured the sea of men attacking a van with LGBT rights activists inside, including him, as it moved through a street in Tbilisi, the capital of the Republic of Georgia. While police officers kept the mob at bay, the vehicle was nonetheless hit with sticks, bottles, and other objects that damaged its windows. (read more)

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Sheriff provides trans housing update

San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy is asking for body scanners so that transgender inmates in jail can be searched electronically rather than relying on sheriff's deputies to examine people. (read more)

'Berlin Patient' HIV-free for 10 years

Ahead of the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle, the man formerly known as the "Berlin Patient" marked 10 years of being HIV-free. (read more)

Center bursts forth in color

Workers loaded a truck with the final bit of scaffolding from the San Francisco LGBT Community Center Monday, February 13 to reveal a bright new lavender color scheme. (read more)

ADAP problems persist throughout CA

California officials still haven't fixed problems with the state's AIDS Drug Assistance Program, months after issues with the system emerged. (read more)

SF honors Peron for medical cannabis work

More than 100 friends of Dennis Peron's came to San Francisco City Hall Tuesday afternoon to thank the ailing gay activist credited with founding the medical marijuana movement. (read more)

SF Pride shooter gets prison

The man who shot another man at San Francisco's June 2015 LGBT Pride celebration is expected to spend more than six years in state prison after he pleaded guilty to charges in the case. (read more)

Concert planned for Ghost Ship victims

For survivors and loved ones, the emotional wounds inflicted by the December 2 fire at the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland still run deep, according to the Reverend Megan Rohrer, a trans person who leads Grace Lutheran Church in San Francisco's Sunset neighborhood. (read more)

Tear gas released in Croatia gay nightclub

Gay activists took to the streets of Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia, February 13, following an early morning attack on a gay nightclub. (read more)

LGBT center rolls out #HireTrans ad campaign

A first-of-its-kind educational campaign to encourage employers to hire transgender and gender non-conforming workers can now be seen on Muni buses and downtown San Francisco BART stations. (read more)

These bears were busy

Last summer's annual Lazy Bear Weekend was full of parties and on Sunday, February 12, organizers got together at 440 Castro to present $49,000 to various nonprofits. (read more)

CSU East Bay plans 2nd queer confab

The second annual Queer Conference for college students across California will take place at California State University, East Bay March 3-4 and people can now register. (read more)

Dance educator Victor Anderson dies

Victor Virgil Anderson, a beloved dance educator and half of the gay duo that founded Shawl-Anderson Dance Center in Berkeley, died February 7. (read more)

Political Notebook: EQCA endorses gay man to be CA Dem Party chair

Equality California has thrown its support behind the gay man running to be the first out chairman of the California Democratic Party. (read more)

News Briefs: Breed wants panel to study safe injection sites

San Francisco is expected to convene a task force to study safe injection services, following an announcement by Board of Supervisors President London Breed. (read more)

Resist: Presidents Day SF protest targets Trump

Bay Area protests continue against President Donald Trump's policies and appointments, although Trump has not yet issued a widely anticipated executive order allowing discrimination against LGBT people under the guise of "religious freedom. (read more)

Jock Talk: The right choice

During his years playing in Oklahoma City for the NBA's Thunder, Kevin Durant donated to the building of a basketball court at a local elementary school, helped pay for a kitchen for an elementary school that catered to homeless kids, and raised money for such causes as Tulsa Dream Center, the Boys and Girls Club of Wilson, and the American Ballet Theatre's Project PliƩ, which provides ballet training to ethnic minorities. (read more)

Seeing in the Dark: Parenting with a disability brings joys, challenges

Having a disability does not prevent anyone from being a capable and loving parent. (read more)

Transmissions: Our trans legacy

I've always had a keen interest in history. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: SF Log Cabin prez resigns, quits GOP

The president of Log Cabin Republicans' San Francisco chapter has not only resigned, but he has also quit the Republican Party. (read more)

Online Extra: Gays Across America: US DOJ withdraws opposition to discrimination in schools

Advocates for transgender people are expression opposition to the Trump administration's move against trans students. (read more)

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