Issue:  Vol. 46 / No. 38 / 22 September 2016
 
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Frank, Polis endorse Wiener's Senate bid

Two gay national leaders have endorsed Scott Wiener's bid for a California state Senate seat, with both noting the significance of having LGBT representation as playing into their decision.

This week Congressman Jared Polis (D-Colorado) and Barney Frank, a former Massachusetts congressman who retired in 2013, announced their support for Wiener, a gay San Francisco supervisor running to be the city's lone representative in the state Legislature's upper chamber. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: Ceremony celebrates SF Judge Chan

Family, friends and colleagues celebrated Judge Roger Chan at his induction ceremony. (read more)

Leather Week kicks off

The 25th annual LeatherWalk Sunday, September 18 marked the start of San Francisco Leather Week, with balloons in the colors of the leather flag adding to the festivities. (read more)

Alley project to highlight leather history

Five decades ago San Francisco's Ringold Alley was the go-to place for gay and bisexual men to engage in late-night sex... (read more)

New prez takes the helm at Mills

Growing up in a middle class neighborhood in Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Hillman's family didn't rub shoulders with... (read more)

SF propositions target homeless, crime issues

Propositions tackling homeless tent encampments and boosting police presence in San Francisco's neighborhoods are among the proposals... (read more)

Cafe owner upset that no arrest made in assault case

Cafe Flore owner Stu Gerry is outraged that San Francisco police immediately released a Castro man who... (read more)

2017 Pride theme stresses diversity

Next year's San Francisco Pride theme will showcase the LGBTQ community, as members of the organization that oversees the Pride parade selected... (read more)

National AIDS Memorial Grove marks 25 years

Over 200 volunteers, community leaders, and others gathered to commemorate 25 years of remembrance and pay tribute to friends and loved ones... (read more)

Men at high risk of STIs seek PrEP

Gay and bi men who use PrEP often do not use condoms and are at risk for sexually transmitted infections as well as HIV, suggesting that those men who seek PrEP... (read more)

New nationwide PrEP directory debuts

A new web-based directory and search engine will help people find providers nationwide that offer PrEP for HIV prevention. (read more)

SF lesbian bar commemorated

The Lexington Club, which for 18 years before its closure in April 2015 was an iconic lesbian bar in San Francisco's Mission district, was fondly remembered... (read more)

Venezuelan queer 'artivist' visits SF

Daniel Arzola has been in his element since his graphic art series, "I'm Not A Joke" ("No Soy Tu Chiste") went viral in 2013. (read more)

NC wages fight on bathrooms, prez race

North Carolina is a battleground on two fronts these days: over the state's recently enacted anti-LGBT law and over the political race for the White House. (read more)

Castro resident pens mindfulness book for kids

Three years ago after stepping down from his job with the New Conservatory Theatre Center... (read more)

Political Notebook: Gay Richmond resident seeks council seat

Cesar Zepeda has called Richmond, California home since he moved there from Mexico when he was 8 years old. (read more)

Jock Talk: Fantasy football

Football must be some kind of insanely addictive crack that has millions of people hooked and willing to adopt almost any irrational stance in order to feed their habit. (read more)

Seeing in the Dark: Sex and disability

While sex and disability are two topics rarely discussed together in popular culture, thanks to online dating sites and hookup apps, people with disabilities are finding... (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: Drag queen Juanita More raises her political voice

Juanita More, one of San Francisco's more famous drag queens... (read more)

Online Extra: Sampler: 'One of a Kind' tells story of boy who wanted to be princess

A Berkeley woman has written a book based on her experiences... (read more)


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