Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 31 / 31 July 2014

Ting adds sunset
to safe syringe bill

In response to concerns from law enforcement officials, state Assemblyman Phil Ting has added a sunset clause to his bill allowing pharmacists throughout the state to sell syringes without a prescription to adults.

Under current California law, pharmacists are allowed to sell up to 30 syringes without a prescription. But the legislation is set to sunset on January 1, and without lawmakers extending the law, syringe sales would remain legal in just 15 counties and four cities, including San Francisco. (read more)

Trial opens in park death

A man accused of murder for fatally choking another man during a sexual encounter in Buena Vista Park in 2011 is "a sweet kid" who was involved in "a terrible accident," his attorney said this week as the trial in the killing opened. (read more)

New home sought
for LGBT archives

An LGBT archival center in downtown San Francisco plans to relocate as its rent continues to increase and its collection outgrows its current space. (read more)

Fun, sexy Up Your Alley

Trey Allen shares a laugh with friends at the annual Up Your Alley Fair Sunday, July 27 in San Francisco's South of Market district. (read more)

SF public affairs group plans month of LGBT programs

The Commonwealth Club has planned an ambitious slate of LGBT programming for August that will take audiences beyond a discussion of past and present human rights struggles for LGBT citizens. (read more)

Man who police
say posed as cop held on sex charges

A San Francisco man accused of pretending to be a police officer and kidnapping two men in 2008 then trying to force one of them to have sex was stand trial. (read more)

SF accounting teacher
accused of toilet recordings

A former San Francisco accounting professor has been accused of video recording men and women as they used the bathroom in his Castro district home. (read more)

Housing co-op
for PWAs planned

The San Francisco Community Land Trust is working with local nonprofits to re-open a residence for people living with HIV/AIDS as a co-op. (read more)

Ireland offers beauty,
old-world charm

It was the first time in nearly 20 years that my wife and I missed last month's San Francisco LGBT Pride parade. (read more)

AIDS agency in retail,
pharmacy disputes

A Los Angeles-based AIDS organization with operations in the Bay Area is in dispute with a San Francisco hospice and the city's planning process over some of its retail and pharmacy space. (read more)

Central, Southeastern LGBT Europeans visit SF

Central and Southeastern European LGBT activists traveling the United States learned how to build and make their movements stronger... (read more)

AIDS confab focuses
on HIV prevention, cure

The key theme of the 20th International AIDS Conference, which recently concluded in Melbourne, Australia, was "stepping up the pace" to broaden global access to HIV testing and treatment... (read more)

Virginia marriage ban
ruled unconstitutional

It was clear at oral argument that two out of three of the judges on a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel would vote on opposite sides... (read more)

Choi steps out in SF

Former Army infantry officer Dan Choi, right, shared a smile with Sandy Stier, one of the plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit challenging Proposition 8, at GLAAD's VIP kick-off party held Saturday, July 26 at CityScape at the San Francisco Hilton. (read more)

Political Notebook:Gay sports legend receives SF streetnaming honor

A gay sports legend is being honored by the city of San Francisco with having an alleyway named after him. (read more)

News Briefs: B.A.R. moves offices to upper Market

The Bay Area Reporter has moved its offices to the upper Market area. (read more)

Jock Talk: Mixed messages

The march from Neanderthal abyss to blissful nirvana is marked by great forward strides and occasional stumbles backwards. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: Lesbian CA speaker headed to San Jose

California's lesbian Assembly speaker will headline a San Jose LGBT political club's annual gala this fall. (read more)

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