Issue:  Vol. 45 / No. 35 / 27 August 2015
 
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CA pushes statewide AIDS plan

California lawmakers want to create a statewide plan to end the transmission of HIV, following similar plans adopted in New York and Washington state as well as by San Francisco officials.

The Assembly Select Committee on Infectious Diseases in High Risk Disadvantaged Communities, chaired by Assemblyman Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson), is spearheading the effort. It kicked off the initiative by holding its first hearing in San Francisco Friday, August 21. (read more)

LGBTs see change
under San Jose mayor

San Jose should see its score rise significantly on the 2015 Municipal Equality Index compiled by national LGBT advocacy group the Human Rights Campaign... (read more)

Hennessy, a sheriff's vet,
hopes to head agency

Of the San Francisco races leading up to this November's elections, sheriff's department veteran Vicki Hennessy's bid to unseat embattled Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi... (read more)

Responding to
black trans murders

Over 200 people attended a rally in San Francisco's United Nations Plaza August 25, which Get Equal, Black Lives Matter, and other groups... (read more)

Man held for trial
on Castro arson charges

A judge this week ordered a San Francisco man who was convicted of accidentally choking to death a sex partner in 2011 to stand trial for allegedly burning... (read more)

16 vie for seats
on SF Pride board

A field of 16 candidates is vying for seven seats on the board of directors that oversees San Francisco Pride. (read more)

API Wellness Center's clinic receives federal funds

A San Francisco-based nonprofit that provides health services to the city's Asian and Pacific Islander LGBT community and... (read more)

SF orgs get CDC
HIV prevention money

A trio of San Francisco agencies – the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Glide, and St. James Infirmary... (read more)

Manner of SF man's drowning 'undetermined'

A gay San Francisco man whose body was found in the Bay in November drowned, but the manner of his death is "undetermined,"... (read more)

Plunging peso means bargains in Puerto Vallarta

Attention travel bargain hunters: Now is a great time to visit Mexico's most popular gay destination, Puerto Vallarta. (read more)

SF gay man's death
ruled homicide

The death of a gay San Francisco man who was attacked just over a year ago has been ruled a homicide by the medical examiner's office. (read more)

U.N. Security Council hears persecuted LGBTs' stories

In a historic meeting with the United Nations Security Council this week, two Middle Eastern gay men... (read more)

Berkeley agency responds to bias claim

A Berkeley nonprofit that provides services to people with disabilities is defending itself after city leaders announced they would investigate... (read more)

Rentboy.com CEO, employees arrested in New York

Many in the gay community are decrying what they call the "war on sex" following the August 25 arrest of Rentboy. (read more)

Political Notebook: Lack of out electeds concerns South Bay leaders

In the course of its 238-year history, San Jose has elected just one openly LGBT resident to serve on its City Council. (read more)

News Briefs:
Items sought for Duboce tag sale

Residents in the Duboce Triangle and surrounding neighborhoods are being urged to clean out their closets and garages and donate items... (read more)

Jock Talk:
Louganis, me, and HIV

In case you haven't seen it yet, it would be worth your while to make an extra effort to catch the HBO documentary Greg Louganis: Back on Board, which the channel is broadcasting this month. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: CA bill protecting same-sex parents advances

As a bill protecting the rights of same-sex parents who use sperm and egg donors... (read more)

Online Extra: Sampler: Joseph takes over Mission space

The Armory, the huge former National Guard post in the Mission district that houses porn studio kink. (read more)


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