Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 51 / 18 December 2014

LGBTQs join allies
in police protests

From the queer Oakland woman who helped start the widely used Black Lives Matter slogan to the gay police chief who stood with Richmond protesters to the effigies of lynching victims that were hung at UC Berkeley, LGBTQ people have claimed a place in the protests that have recently swept local cities and the rest of the country. (read more)

SF, Castro focus on homeless issues

Thursday, December 18 is a day set aside to remember people who have died in San Francisco without a home. (read more)

Drag club races to open
by New Year's Eve

The sounds of power tools and hammering reverberate inside the confines of the former Club Caliente in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood. (read more)

EQCA plans data,
immigration work for 2015

In its year-end report, released this week, the statewide LGBT advocacy group Equality California laid out rough outlines of its plans for 2015... (read more)

Donor upset with LGBT center over wedding plans

A gay man who's a founding donor to the San Francisco LGBT Community Center said an inquiry about using the facility for his upcoming wedding was not responded to for two weeks. (read more)

Gym owners branch out
in the Bay Area

Out gym owners are staking claim to a slice of the Bay Area's fitness sector. (read more)

Trans help line
up and running

In September, Trans Lifeline was just an idea. (read more)

Duboce Triangle crime
discussed at meeting

A meeting about safety in the Duboce Triangle neighborhood drew about 100 people who discussed two recent killings in the area and other concerns. (read more)

Supreme Court's refusal to hear marriage cases tops 2014 news

The United States Supreme Court refused to hear appeals seeking to preserve bans on marriage for same-sex couples. (read more)

Gay hero mourned in Australia

Tori Johnson, the gay manager of the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in Sydney, Australia, is being heralded as a hero after his untimely death... (read more)

Country western dancers
present gifts

During the Sundance Saloon's December 14 holiday ball, $15,640 was presented to Openhouse, an LGBT senior agency, and the AIDS Emergency Fund. (read more)

Castro welcomes SantaCon

The 20th anniversary of SantaCon, a bar-hopping traveling pod of Santa-clad revelers, took place Saturday, December 13. (read more)

Kids win with
anti-bullying videos

San Francisco District Attorney George Gasc—n, right, this week announced the winners of the DA office's third annual Bye Bye Bullying video contest. (read more)

Political Notebook: CA lawmakers score well on LGBT report card

Just three Democratic California lawmakers out of 80 in the Legislature failed to earn perfect scores this year... (read more)

News Briefs: SF Zoo Lights sparkle

The San Francisco Zoo invites Bay Area visitors to experience the zoo at night under magical holiday lights. (read more)

Jock Talk: Relive glory days at 49ers Museum

OK. The San Francisco 49ers season has officially crashed and burned, the playoffs ain't happening... (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: Berkeley council to welcome first
lesbian member

The Berkeley City Council is set to greet its new members Tuesday night... (read more)

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