Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 15 / 10 April 2014

Pride announces grand marshals

Transgender people, a longtime queer housing activist, and a lesbian global rights advocate are the grand marshals announced so far for this year's San Francisco LGBT Pride parade and celebration. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: Meetings set to discuss Castro history project

Castro group to hold three public meetings to gather feedback on history facts for sidewalk project. (read more)

Isolation hampers
seniors' well-being

A walk through Manhattan's gay Chelsea district is no longer as enjoyable for Charles Cole as it once was. (read more)

LYRIC marks 25 years
of helping youth

As a San Francisco nonprofit that helps youth get into housing and jobs marks its 25th anniversary, its executive director said that many of the people her agency works with annually face the same economic challenges as adults in the Bay Area. (read more)

Black LGBT seniors
struggle with bias, housing

In San Francisco African American LGBT seniors often face a double jeopardy in terms of discrimination. (read more)

In-law, Ellis Act fixes OK;
Leno bill advances

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, April 8 to pass legislation related to the city's lack of affordable housing. (read more)

Soiree celebrates
LGBT center's 12th year

More than a thousand people, some dressed to the nines, others looking like they were attending a 1950s poetry reading in North Beach, came to wish the San Francisco LGBT Community Center a happy 12th birthday at the center's annual Soiree party last weekend. (read more)

Trans women of color confab seeks to empower

Two Bay Area trans women of color are part of an unprecedented project intended to build community amongst trans women of color on a global scale. (read more)

Gay Face launches
crowdfunding campaign

Queer Brooklyn-based photographer Ashley Kolodner is at it again, photographing LGBT people for her Gay Face project, but this time she's taking it national and adding an Ally Face component. (read more)

St. Francis Lutheran
installs lesbian pastor

It was a packed house at St. Francis Lutheran Church for the recent installation of the Reverend Beate Chun as its new pastor. (read more)

Ugandan HIV clinic raided
under U.S. team's nose

Ugandan authorities raided the Makerere University Walter Reed Project, arresting one of the facility's employees at the same time that U.S. representatives were in the African country assessing financial assistance. (read more)

Utah marriage hearing
set to begin

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this week will become the second federal appeals court to tackle the question of whether statewide laws banning same-sex couples from marrying violate the U.S. Constitution. (read more)


Nothing's worse than a front-page screw-up but that's what happened last week in the print edition with the wrong photo caption accompanying the story on trans author Janet Mock ["Mock brings 'Realness' to LGBT center"]. (read more)

Political Notebook:
CA port officials form
LGBT affinity group

California port officials have formed what is believed to be the first LGBT affinity group in the nation for employees and commissioners working at or overseeing maritime facilities across the state. (read more)

News Briefs: Comments sought on Castro sidewalk text

Public comment on proposed text for the Castro Street History Walk will be accepted by the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District board at its meeting Thursday (April 10) at 501 Castro Street, second floor. (read more)

Jock Talk:
The debate over paying
college athletes heats up

Over the next several weeks and months and perhaps years, we will hear a lot of discussion about the possibility of paying college athletes. (read more)

Business Briefs: Star-quality massages at In-Symmetry

Celebrity service without the price, seriously, that's what local lesbian-owned In-Symmetry Wellness Spa offers its clients, along with a warm and welcoming environment and making peoples' bodies feel good. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: Vote set for SF gay, trans street-naming proposals

A San Francisco supervisors committee is set to vote next week on two street-naming proposals honoring a deceased gay doctor and a transgender nightclub performer. (read more)

Online Extra: Wedding Bells Ring: Ex-Marine tells
of gay men's influence

A straight San Francisco man who's a former Marine Corps sergeant recently wrote an opinion piece for the Washington Post in which he recalled how two gay men changed his view on marriage. (read more)

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