Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 43 / 23 October 2014

Party planned to celebrate
new Castro Street

To celebrate the improved look of Castro Street in the heart of San Francisco's gayborhood, city officials are hosting – what else – a street party.

A portion of Castro Street will be shut down the evening of Thursday, October 30 to mark the completion of a $6 million streetscape improvement project that has brought wider sidewalks, rainbow crosswalks, new street trees and furniture, and several historical elements to the 400 and 500 blocks of the gay business district's main thoroughfare. (read more)

Stewart highlights marriage work

The state's first lesbian appeals court judge cautioned against stereotypes and...talked about her prior work on same-sex marriage at a recent dinner in Oakland. (read more)

No date for LGBT shelter

With winter approaching and problems continuing for LGBTs in the city's homeless shelters, a space designed to be welcoming to the gay community is still without an opening date. (read more)

DV data show
few same-sex cases in SF

The San Francisco District Attorney's office has released some of the domestic violence data it's been collecting electronically as it works to modernize its systems. (read more)

SF aims to add LGBTs
to housing wait lists

San Francisco officials are aiming to increase the number of LGBT people on wait lists for affordable housing units. (read more)

Hundreds turn out
for LGBTQ Connect

LGBTQ Connect, held October 17 at the LGBT Community Center, is a one-day, multi-service event for members of the LGBTQ community... (read more)

Shanti celebrates 40 years
of providing support

The Reverend Cecil Williams and his wife, Janice Mirikitani...were honored by a nonprofit that's been helping LGBT and ally clients since before the AIDS pandemic. (read more)

U.S. Marine charged with
Filipina trans woman's murder

Joseph Scott Pemberton, a United States Marine, last week was charged with the murder of Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transgender woman. (read more)

Scores of LGBT sites
eyed for landmark status

A National Park Service project has identified hundreds of potential LGBT sites across America that could someday win federal landmark status. (read more)

Journalist apologizes
for misgendering
Brandon Teena

Donna Minkowitz...has enjoyed a long career as a lesbian journalist who authored several groundbreaking and controversial pieces. (read more)

Political Notebook: Special district races attract outcandidates

A number of special district races in the Bay Area...have drawn out candidates this election cycle. (read more)

News Briefs: 'Freak' out
at sober space Halloween party

The Castro Country Club...will hold its fifth annual Harvest Fest Freak Show and benefit Thursday, October 30... (read more)

Jock Talk: Savor the ride

As the final chapter of this year's Major League Baseball season unfolds in the unlikeliest of confrontations between our own San Francisco Giants and the most improbable Kansas City Royals... (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: Out CA legislative
candidates rake in the cash

The six out candidates seeking California legislative seats in the November election have been raking in the cash this campaign season. (read more)

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