Issue:  Vol. 46 / No. 18 / 5 May 2016
 
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Youth-led confab
draws 100 to Oakland

Queer youth of color from Sacramento, the East Bay, and other areas gathered in Oakland for the third annual Time Is Now: LGBTQI Youth Summit, where they took part in workshops and dabbled in art and fashion. (read more)

AIDS nonprofit again sues SF, Wiener

An AIDS nonprofit that's been trying to move a pharmacy in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood is again suing the city and gay Supervisor Scott Wiener, claiming discrimination. (read more)

SF judge candidates highlight their experience

Barred from taking stances on controversial issues as they vie for a judgeship, the three lawyers seeking a seat on the San Francisco Superior Court are instead highlighting their legal experiences. (read more)

SF woman denies threat, hate crime claims

A San Francisco woman has been accused of threatening to kill two drag performers outside a gay South of Market nightclub while wielding a knife and yelling anti-gay and anti-trans slurs. (read more)

New ad campaign targets casual LGBT young smokers

A new ad campaign launched this week aims to convince casual LGBT young adult smokers to give up tobacco for good. (read more)

Gay cop's harsh remarks released

A veteran gay San Francisco cop is being criticized for calling a deputy public defender a "bitch" and making derogatory comments about suspects. (read more)

New studies look at PrEP for trans people

The California HIV/AIDS Research Program has announced that it has funded three new demonstration projects – including two in the Bay Area – to learn more about PrEP for transgender women and men. (read more)

AIDS housing agency changes name

For the past 13 years, AIDS Housing Alliance/San Francisco has provided rental subsidies and help with back rent, among other services, for low-income people living with HIV/AIDS. (read more)

South Bay family agency honors LGBT youth services

South Bay LGBT youth services were honored at the 13th annual Circle of Support luncheon benefiting the Family and Children Services of Silicon Valley. (read more)

Study says kids of lesbians just as healthy as those of straight parents

Children of same-sex parents are just as healthy emotionally and physically as the children of different-sex parents, according to a recently published study. (read more)

Italian lesbian couple win adoption case

In the shadow of the Vatican, a judge with the Rome Juvenile Court has ruled in favor of a lesbian couple's right to adopt each other's children. (read more)

Sanders, Trump win Indiana; Cruz, Kasich quit race

The stranger-than-fiction Indiana primary has knocked Republican hopefuls Ted Cruz and John Kasich out of the race and given Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders a nod to hang in a little longer. (read more)

Ex-ethics panelist Eileen Hansen dies

Former San Francisco ethics commissioner and longtime progressive activist Eileen Hansen died April 29. (read more)

GGBA president Jon Paul 'JP' Leddy dies

Jon Paul "JP" Leddy, the board president of the Golden Gate Business Association, died Tuesday, April 26 at his San Francisco home, the LGBT chamber of commerce announced. (read more)

Political Notebook: Racism in LGBT community focus of Alice club forum

Three times during 2012 alone, Curt-Gérard Francis Alexandre Paschal Robinson recalls being subjected to racial slurs by passersby in San Francisco's gay Castro district. (read more)

News Briefs: Queer black artists to speak in SF

A trio of queer black artists will be in conversation at the Castro's GLBT History Museum, 4127 18th Street, Tuesday, May 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. (read more)

Jock Talk: NCAA pussyfoots on discrimination – again

With several cities and states recently passing homophobic and transphobic laws, the National Collegiate Athletic Association had a chance last month to take a bold and decisive step in protest. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: DCCC candidates differ on need for safe injection site

Democratic Party officials and activists in San Francisco differ on if the city should open a safe injection site. (read more)

Online Extra: Sampler: Gays With Kids offers tips for dads

Site for gay fathers marks two years; new Yes to Sex app. (read more)


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