Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 44 / 30 October 2014

Political Notebook:
E. Bay sees surge in out candidates

For the first time in recent memory there are more out candidates running for political office in Alameda County in next week's election than there are in San Francisco, which is both a city and a county.

Based on interviews with leaders of LGBT political clubs, and more candidates self-disclosing their sexual orientation, there are 11 out candidates running for local offices in Alameda County in the November 4 election compared to the 10 out candidates seeking public office in San Francisco. (read more)

Supes OK PrEP funding

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a supplemental budget request to help people access pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for prevention of HIV infection. (read more)

Patrons surprised
at lesbian bar's closure

The Lexington Club, known simply as the Lex, is more than just a bar catering to lesbians. (read more)

Zombies stalk the Castro!

It might have been a small turnout for the annual Zombie Walk Saturday, October 25 that left from Jane Warner Plaza and traversed the Castro, but those who stalked the crowded sidewalks were as fearful and full of dread as any zombie can be. (read more)

AIDS groups, app reps
discuss outreach

Hookup apps like Grindr and Scruff are working with the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and other health organizations to educate users... (read more)

Tenants, advocates bemoan
SF housing crisis

A lesbian couple facing eviction underscored the difficult challenges facing many LGBT-identified people who wish to stay in San Francisco amid skyrocketing rents and an escalating eviction crisis. (read more)

Bay Guardian staff vows paper's progressive voice will live on

The San Francisco Bay Guardian will live on in one form or another, vowed the iconic progressive weekly's former staff. (read more)

LGBT workplace advocates
gather in SF

Next week, 3,000 people will flock to the Moscone Center for the 16th annual Out and Equal Summit on Workplace Equality. (read more)

Atlanta offers LGBT travelers a rich experience

The storm threatened to dampen Atlanta Pride first thing in the morning, but after about an hour of rain the clouds parted and the sun's rays hit the wet streets... (read more)

Quick guide to Atlanta

The following is a list of some upcoming events, as well as things to do and places to stay in the Atlanta area. (read more)

RWF rallies LGBTs to battle Ebola

Concerned that Ebola could become the next HIV/AIDS epidemic, the San Francisco-based Rainbow World Fund called upon LGBTs to respond to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. (read more)

Gay candidates could win state, federal races

Next week's election night is likely to be an important one for the LGBT history books. (read more)

Revisiting Dewey's, a pre-Stonewall LGBT sit-in

The sit-in at Dewey's, which occurred at a Philadelphia restaurant in the spring of 1965, is not as well known as the Stonewall riots, but it deserves wider recognition. (read more)

A surprise $5 million gift

Members of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus sang in appreciation of Jerome Geller and Kenneth Sullivan...a gay couple together for 53 years who left $5 million to seven LGBT-oriented organizations when they died in 2012. (read more)

First NPR Chairman
Bernard Mayes dies

Anthony Bernard Duncan Mayes, a gay man who was the first chairman of National Public Radio and the founder of San Francisco Suicide Prevention, died October 23 at UCSF Parnassus Hospital. (read more)

Writer John Drummond,
known as Pansy, dies

John Ashley Drummond, known widely as Pansy Bradshaw, a gay man who co-wrote an early gay travel guide of San Francisco, died Thursday, October 23 in Missoula, Montana. (read more)

News Briefs: Wellness workshop for LGBTs takes place Thursday

A presentation entitled, "Achieving Wellness in the LGBT Community: Mind, Body, and Spirit" takes place Thursday, October 30 from 6 to 8:30 p. (read more)

Jock Talk: Women soccer players fear reprisal over turf suit

When we think of high-profile global sports events such as the Olympics or the World Cup, we are inclined to think of them as noble and rarified affairs... (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: LGBTs look to influence Sacto races

Sacramento's LGBT community is looking to flex its political muscles in several fall races this year... (read more)

Online Extra: Wedding Bells Ring: Holder takes action after Supreme Court declines cases

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday that the federal government will now recognize same-sex married couples in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming. (read more)

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