Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 35 / 28 August 2014

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Castro LGBT history
plaques to debut

Two decades after first being conceived, a history project honoring LGBT people will debut in San Francisco's gay Castro district next week. (read more)

Manslaughter conviction
in park death

A man who had been accused of intentionally choking to death another man in San Francisco's Buena Vista Park in 2011 was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter this week, but jurors acquitted David Munoz Diaz of the more serious second-degree murder. (read more)

LGBT groups respond
to Ferguson

The shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri has prompted LGBT organizations across the country to join others in raising questions around the circumstances of his death in the almost three weeks since the incident. (read more)

Crime data show
declines, stability

Many have expressed concern about crime in the Castro and Duboce Triangle neighborhoods recently, following the death of a gay man who was attacked on Church Street and a shooting near 18th and Collingwood streets earlier this month, and a hate crime at the Pink Saturday street party in June. (read more)

Witness describes
attack on gay man

Almost a week after releasing photos of a person of interest in the death of a San Francisco gay man, police still have not made any arrests. (read more)

SF Pride Committee
pays it forward

The 2014 San Francisco LGBT Pride parade and festival was one of the biggest in the event's 44-year history, and organizers and community nonprofits celebrated last weekend when $164,608. (read more)

AHF's PrEP ad
sparks controversy

A new ad campaign from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation has kicked off another round of controversy about HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, better known as PrEP.
(read more)

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Fine Arts -
What's coming to
art museums this fall?

It's hard to believe, but the fall arts season is upon us. (read more)

Film - Serious cinema:
Fall films roll out

For the serious film buff, Labor Day kicks off an intense season when American filmmakers, studio-based and indie alike, compete like drunken sailors for the eyes and ears of every North American filmgoer.
(read more)

Out There - Entering
the arts season

Welcome to the first of two issues of fall arts previews in the Arts & Culture pages.
(read more)

Theatre - A music industry mogul's
own story

If Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records, had a fault, it was in caring too much.
(read more)

Film - When
real life intrudes
on marriage equality

It's a personal prejudice of mine that I believe well-made fiction films are often far more accurate and truthful portraits of our messy human tribes than even the most scrupulously produced documentaries. (read more)

DVD - Spreading Milk's
dream to the South

Those of us who live in gay meccas sometimes forget that others don't have it as easy as we do. (read more)

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