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California health officials pilot LGBTQ data collection plan

California health officials pilot LGBTQ data collection plan

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 14, 2023

As it continues to address lapses in its gathering of LGBTQ health information, California's health department is piloting a plan in Los Angeles County for sharing sexual orientation and gender identity data.

Departing head of SF AIDS legal agency reflects on tenure

Departing head of SF AIDS legal agency reflects on tenure

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 29, 2023

When Bill Hirsh formally steps down as executive director of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel next month, he will leave the San Francisco-based nonprofit prepared for the future.

Residents move into Palm Springs LGBTQ senior community

Residents move into Palm Springs LGBTQ senior community

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 29, 2023

In early November Richard Alther moved into his new apartment at Living Out, a luxury rental community in Palm Springs targeted at active LGBTQ+ seniors age 55 and older.

Lesbian activist Amber Hollibaugh dies

Lesbian activist Amber Hollibaugh dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 15, 2023

Longtime lesbian activist Amber Hollibaugh, who resided for a time in San Francisco back in the 1970s, died suddenly October 20 at her home in Brooklyn, New York.

Long-term HIV survivors fighting for their lives all over again

Long-term HIV survivors fighting for their lives all over again

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 16, 2023

The fight against the HIV epidemic has seen a number of good milestones lately — the World Health Organization reaffirmed that those who consistently take antiretroviral treatment and maintain undetectable viral loads don't transmit the virus during sex.

SF LGBTQ senior housing project plans 185 units

SF LGBTQ senior housing project plans 185 units

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 22, 2022

A new affordable housing project in San Francisco aimed at LGBTQ seniors will have 185 units in a 15-story building, according to plans submitted to the city this week.

Guest Opinion: SF aging agency helps LGBTQ seniors

Guest Opinion: SF aging agency helps LGBTQ seniors

  • by Martha Knutzen
  • Aug 31, 2022

LGBTQ+ seniors, the San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services is here to serve you. Check us out.

As gay manager retires, SF LGBTQ aging plan gets reviewed

As gay manager retires, SF LGBTQ aging plan gets reviewed

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 3, 2022

Nearly a decade after it was released, a groundbreaking LGBTQ aging policy plan received a three-month review this year to examine how San Francisco city officials are implementing its proposals.

SF to launch innovative LGBTQ senior telehealth program

SF to launch innovative LGBTQ senior telehealth program

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 5, 2022

San Francisco is set to launch an innovative LGBTQ senior telehealth program this year, as mental health issues among the city's older LGBTQ adults have only increased due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

New SF LGBTQ senior housing eyes 2026 opening

New SF LGBTQ senior housing eyes 2026 opening

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 17, 2021

A new development set to bring 120-plus units of affordable housing aimed at LGBTQ seniors in San Francisco is eyeing an opening date as soon as 2026.

SF supes ask CA high court to defend LGBTQ seniors

SF supes ask CA high court to defend LGBTQ seniors

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Sep 14, 2021

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has passed gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman's resolution calling on the state Supreme Court to protect the rights of LGBTQ seniors.

Openhouse's Skultety bows out at LGBTQ seniors nonprofit

Openhouse's Skultety bows out at LGBTQ seniors nonprofit

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 25, 2021

After more than four years with Openhouse, Karyn Skultety, Ph.D., is bowing out as executive director of the nonprofit provider of LGBTQ senior services in San Francisco.

SF taps Openhouse, Mercy for new housing aimed at LGBTQ seniors

SF taps Openhouse, Mercy for new housing aimed at LGBTQ seniors

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 25, 2021

San Francisco officials have selected the two agencies that built the city's first affordable senior housing aimed at LGBTQ older adults to design and construct a new development nearby in the upper Market Street corridor.

SF housing advocates work to address disparities for BIPOC, LGBTQ seniors

SF housing advocates work to address disparities for BIPOC, LGBTQ seniors

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 28, 2021

Around the country, among allies and foes alike, San Francisco often acts as a byword for progressivism and queer liberation.