Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 42 / 19 October 2017

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Expansion of SF LGBT senior housing begins

The asphalt of a former parking lot is rapidly being torn up in order to start construction on a new home for low-income LGBT seniors in San Francisco. (read more)

LGBTs begin returning home after fires

North Bay LGBTs hit hard by the firestorm that ripped through the heart of wine country began returning home as evacuation orders were lifted and firefighters gained control more than a week after what has now become the worst fires in California's history. (read more)

LGBT History Month: LGBT history curriculum choices expand

Many public school children in California likely know that the late gay San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk was the first out elected LGBT leader in the state due to his winning his board seat 40 years ago this November 8. (read more)

HIV treatment contributes to decline in new infections

New HIV infections among gay and bisexual men in the United States have fallen over the past few years, in part due to earlier and more widespread use of effective antiretroviral therapy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (read more)

LGBT History Month: 1954 Miami murder leads to 'homosexual panic'

The "homosexual panic" that started in the 1950s can be traced back to one event – the murder of Eastern Airlines flight attendant William T. (read more)

Healey brings Trump resistance to SF

When Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey sued the Trump administration for the seventh time this month, pundits speculated that the state's top law enforcement official might be eying a run for governor. (read more)

SF's Armory offering non-porn tours

San Francisco's Armory, the massive brick building in the Mission district that was once the headquarters for the National Guard, and then the home of a company known for fetish porn, is offering tours to highlight its non-porn history. (read more)

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Film - Wondrous World of Tom of Finland

Early in the new biopic "Tom of Finland," opening Friday, our hero is a Finnish soldier guarding his country's northern border from enemy attack. (read more)

Theatre - Cho business!

Margaret Cho says that life is going "really, really well" these days. (read more)

Theatre - Unmistakable voice

In "Finding My Voice," film and Broadway star Kathleen Turner will take to the stage of Feinstein's at the Hotel Nikko for an evening of music from the Great American Songbook. (read more)

Out There - Art-loving down on The Farm

When Out There goes to an art museum, there's always one initial, telling click of an art buzz, like that moment when the caffeine kicks in after downing a double espresso. (read more)

Theatre - Haunted by rabbits – and stories

Someday we'll laugh about this – a phrase often spoken about a mortifying social event in an effort to defuse it in the moment. (read more)

Music - Foreign correspondence

Between the raging Northern California fires, hurricane destruction in Puerto Rico, and the horrific mass shootings in Las Vegas – not to mention confounding tweets from a president out of control – there is an apocalyptic mood in the air. (read more)

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