Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 2 / 12 January 2017

Politics a family pursuit for D8 Supe Sheehy

Politics has long run in the family of Jeff Sheehy, appointed last week by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to the vacant District 8 seat on the Board of Supervisors. (read more)

Milk Plaza redesign gets $500K

Backed by a $500,000 donation from a gay California man and an upcoming international design competition, plans are being set for a multimillion-dollar redesign of San Francisco's Harvey Milk Plaza.
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With Trump in mind, SF supervisors vote for unity

He is still a week away from becoming president, but Donald Trump loomed over this week's swearings-in of new and returning members to San Francisco's Board of Supervisors. (read more)

EQCA hires first national policy director

The LGBT advocacy group Equality California has hired its first national policy director. (read more)

Police offer tips to report hate crimes

With hate crimes on the rise nationally, a panel of activists and police officers suggested ways San Franciscans can help law enforcement keep the city from joining the trend. (read more)

California trans prisoner gets surgery

An imprisoned California transgender woman has had gender-affirming surgery, making her the first trans inmate in the country to undergo the procedure while incarcerated. (read more)

Person arrested in Berkeley homicide

A person who reportedly uses gender non-specific pronouns has been arrested in the homicide of one Berkeley woman and the stabbing of another. (read more)

Activists stage anti-Trump die-in at Twitter

Around 30 activists staged a die-in outside of Twitter's Market Street headquarters Saturday, January 7 to ask the social media company to ban the Twitter account of President-elect Donald Trump. (read more)

Park Service muzzled on GGNRA dog plan

The National Park Service is putting on hold the publication of the final rule for dog management at the sprawling Golden Gate National Recreation Area. (read more)

Kerry formally apologizes for 'lavender scare'

Secretary of State John Kerry formally apologized Monday to State Department employees who were fired during the "lavender scare" decades ago. (read more)

Most younger gay men seek monogamy, study suggests

Much higher numbers of younger gay men are seeking monogamy than previous generations, according to a new study.
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LGBTs sworn in at City College

The four members of the City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees elected in November were sworn into office Wednesday, January 4. (read more)

SF progressives plan their anti-Trump strategy

Fighting to save access to health care and realizing they need to prepare for President-elect Donald Trump's proposal to deport immigrants and other conservative plans, about 200 people gathered in San Francisco last weekend to strategize how to thwart his agenda. (read more)

Political Notebook: Community leaders praise Sheehy pick for D8 supe seat

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee's decision to name AIDS advocate Jeff Sheehy as the new District 8 supervisor, making him the first person living with HIV to serve on the board, has drawn wide praise from neighborhood leaders and the city's LGBT community. (read more)

News Briefs: Juice shop opening to benefit LGBT memorial

A grand opening party of a new juice shop in the Castro will benefit the nearby Pink Triangle Park and Memorial that memorializes LGBT Holocaust victims.
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Jock Talk: Poz wrestler in legal limbo

Despite having his conviction for intentionally infecting another man with HIV thrown out by a court of appeals last month, wrestler Michael Johnson remains in legal limbo as prosecutors seem hell-bent to extract every ounce of penalty they can from the state's draconian and antiquated statutes. (read more)

Business Briefs: Bay Area companies earn high marks for pro-LGBT workplace policies

LGBT protections are likely to be targeted in the coming weeks by the supposedly business-friendly administration of President-elect Donald Trump, yet a large swath of corporate America has already decided that protecting LGBT employees is good for a company's bottom line. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: Group aims for more young women in politics

In Sacramento the number of female lawmakers this legislative session, at 26, is the lowest it has been in 19 years. (read more)

Online Extra: Gays Across America: Anti-gay laws in South, Midwest come with a cost

Several people in states that are the subject of California's ban on travel to states with anti-LGBT laws praise the new legislation but are expressing uncertainty about its potential impact. (read more)

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