Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 20 / 18 May 2017
 

Artists pay homage to Milk

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Jun Yang nine years ago moved to San Francisco and has become a successful painter, with his works displayed at various galleries and included in a number of curated art shows over the years. (read more)

Online Extra: Gays Across America: Gold promotes 'Save yOur Kids' campaign

Furniture designer helps LGBT youth; NY AG leads coalition in support of trans student. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: Sacto LGBT staffers form association

LGBT legislative staffers and their allies have formed their own association in Sacramento, believed to be the first statehouse level group in the nation. (read more)

SF prosecutor accused of lying

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi is accusing an attorney prosecuting an LGBT woman of lying because the prosecutor wasn't prepared to prove her case. (read more)

Gay Ugandan refugee seeks funds to help his compatriots

Now that he is restarting his life in the Bay Area, Ronnie Kayigoma is trying to assist other gay Ugandans who have fled anti-gay discrimination in their home country and are in Kenya waiting for their asylum applications to be processed. (read more)

SF Lutheran church celebrates 150 years

Homeless and newly diagnosed as HIV-positive, Jordan Ward one day in 1994 found himself in front of Saint Paulus Lutheran Church and decided to sleep on the steps of the congregation's Gothic sanctuary then at Gough and Eddy streets. (read more)

Bow tie sales to benefit LGBT center, other orgs

A new fundraising campaign wants people to support the LGBTQ community by purchasing rainbow-themed bow ties. (read more)

Sober space gets new sponsor

San Francisco's Castro Country Club, which hosts 12-step meetings and other services for LGBTs in recovery, has a new fiscal sponsor. (read more)

A Wider Bridge announces leadership change

A Wider Bridge announced its founder and leader will step down next year. (read more)

SF police panelist's supporters rally

Supporters of lesbian San Francisco Police Commissioner Petra DeJesus rallied in support of her Tuesday, May 16 outside City Hall, saying DeJesus' efforts are critical to reforming the city's troubled police department. (read more)

LGBT and allied Amsterdam delegation visit SF

A delegation of human rights and LGBT activists from Amsterdam will visit San Francisco as a part of the two cities' human rights mission. (read more)

API trans men plan TransFusion summer retreat

The first-ever Asian Pacific Islander transmasculine conference will happen in northern California in August. (read more)

South Bay youth have Pride

The LGBTQ Youth Space in San Jose had its first South Bay Youth Pride event May 13. (read more)

Memorial planned for Gilbert Baker

Community leaders have announced that a public memorial for rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker will be held Thursday, June 8 at 7 p. (read more)

Political Notebook: Wiener, Sheehy hold off endorsing Leno's 2019 SF mayoral bid

Of the three gay men who have followed gay former state Senator Mark Leno on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in the District 8 seat, only Bevan Dufty has endorsed Leno's 2019 mayoral bid. (read more)

News Briefs: SF, Oakland to observe Harvey Milk Day

The eighth annual observance of Harvey Milk Day will include several activities in San Francisco. (read more)

Resist: Manning finally freed from Kansas prison

Chelsea Manning, the trans woman who was convicted of leaking government documents, was freed from a military prison Wednesday, May 17. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: Trans program manager sought for Santa Clara County

As part of a $1 million funding request for LGBT services, gay Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager is calling on the Board of Supervisors to hire a transgender community program manager. (read more)

Online Extra: Gays Across America: Almost 28K sign LA man's Starbucks petition

A transgender Starbucks worker in Los Angeles is pushing to have the company extend family leave benefits for fathers and adoptive parents. (read more)


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