Issue:  Vol. 46 / No. 30 / 28 July 2016

Work on stalled LGBTQ district expected in 2017

Work on the long-stalled creation of an LGBTQ cultural heritage district in part of San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood is expected to begin in 2017, the Bay Area Reporter has learned.

It has been three years since the Board of Supervisors called for establishing such a special use district in western SOMA when it adopted the Western SOMA Community Plan. The planning document also called for a separate Filipino cultural heritage district centered on Sixth Street. (read more)

Dems embrace LGBTs

Barney Frank ignored the boos. Robby Mook ignored the question. But almost nobody ignored LGBT people. (read more)

Repairs coming to Castro crosswalks

The rainbow crosswalks in the Castro that were damaged during filming for a TV show should be repaired in September, city officials said. (read more)

SF's chief toxicologist quits

San Francisco's longtime chief forensic toxicologist, whose duties included testing the blood of homicide victims for drugs, has resigned. (read more)

Shooting survivor testifies

The woman who survived the 2013 shooting that killed a friend near a gay San Francisco nightclub this week contradicted other friends' descriptions of the shooter. (read more)

Ex-Chron editor's home targeted in second break-in

A week after a person who invaded the home of a Castro family was sent to state prison for four years, another person... (read more)

Homeless youth org closer to move-in

A San Francisco nonprofit that provides basic medical care, syringe access, and other services to homeless youth in the Upper Haight district is closer... (read more)

Volunteers sought for Castro's Harvey Milk school

The new school year is just around the corner and people interested in helping students at the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy... (read more)

Irish lives recounted in book about marriage fight

For Charlie Bird, a straight man with a distinguished career in broadcasting, involvement with the LGBT community... (read more)

Victoria offers history, scenery for tourists

The line, "Newlyweds, nearly dead, and flowerbeds," was what people used to say about Victoria, British Columbia, roughly 75 miles southwest of Vancouver. (read more)

Mexican trans beauty queen burned to death

Paulett Gonzalez, a transgender woman who won the Nayarit 2015 Gay Beauty Queen Pageant, was found burned to death in Celaya... (read more)

Political Notebook: Controversial lesbian harbor commissioner seeks re-election

Sabrina Brennan, a lesbian whose first term on the San Mateo County Harbor Commission... (read more)

News Briefs: Horizons takes over Give OUT Day

Give OUT Day, an online national LGBT giving day that has proved popular among Bay Area nonprofits and donors, will take place next week... (read more)

Gay Games bid update

The San Francisco Bay Area Bid Committee has submitted a $5,000 bidders fee to the Federation Gay Games as the next step in receiving proprietary data on past events to help it with its bid to host the 2022 Gay Games on the anniversary of Gay Games I in San Francisco. (read more)

Jock Talk: More than lip service

Normally the Chicago Cubs' acquisition this week of Aroldis Chapman, a superstar relief pitcher who began the season suspended for a month after being accused of... (read more)

Online Extra: Sampler: Peaches and Popcorn flavor honors Showgirls

The San Francisco company Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream is making available a Peaches and Popcorn flavor... (read more)

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