Issue:  Vol. 45 / No. 41 / 8 October 2015

2015 Endorsements, Candidates: Lee, Christensen deserve your vote

San Francisco is riding the highs and lows of an unprecedented boom period. Unemployment is down to a measly 3.5 percent, the tech sector is hot, and new housing projects are under construction and are being planned. Unfortunately, economic success has increased the cost of living for residents and, significantly, decreased the supply of affordable housing – even for middle class wage earners like teachers. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: SF mayor and opponents meet at forum

Mayor Ed Lee faced off against five of his opponents at a candidate forum sponsored by the SF League of Women Voters. (read more)

2015 Endorsements, Ballot Measures: Vote no on Prop F

The arrival of the technology revolution and the sharing economy has had significant impacts, some good and some bad... (read more)

Gay ex-SF cop denies embezzlement

A gay former San Francisco police officer pleaded not guilty this week to felony charges of grand theft and embezzlement. (read more)

Biden, Clinton
wow LGBT audiences

Just 10 days before the first televised debate among the 2016 Democratic presidential candidates, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden elicited enthusiastic cheers... (read more)

LGBT History Month: From Stonewall to the White House, and activist to author

I'm standing across the street from Stonewall in Sheridan Square. (read more)

Bringing sexy
to Castro fair

The annual Castro Street Fair took place Sunday, October 4 and, after a day of perusing booths and checking out performances, crowds in front of the QBar got a treat... (read more)

Oakland police release photo in muralist's slaying

Oakland police have released a photo of a "person of interest" in connection with last week's fatal shooting of Antonio Ramos, 27... (read more)

SF police seek driver who hit gay cyclist

San Francisco police are looking for the driver of a red Cadillac who allegedly struck a gay bicyclist and accelerated toward the man... (read more)

Gay man's death deemed 'suspicious'

San Francisco officials are investigating the death of a gay Duboce Triangle man whose passing the medical examiner's office has deemed "suspicious." (read more)

LGBT History Month: Book tells trans prison stories

A new book chronicling the lives of nine transgender women across the country who have been incarcerated comes amid historic progress... (read more)

Meow elected new
Pride board prez

The board that oversees San Francisco Pride elected new leaders this week. (read more)

New global LGBT organization launches

Two members of Congress joined the executive and global advisory boards at the launch of Alturi, a new global LGBT organization, on the steps of Capitol Hill last month. (read more)

BAYMEC honors Hill
at annual gala

The Bay Area Municipal Elections Committee, or BAYMEC, held its annual gala October 3 at the Fairmont San Jose. (read more)

Political Notebook: SF D3 supervisor race draws citywide attention

With the control of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors in the balance, the race for the District 3 seat this November has drawn citywide attention. (read more)

News Briefs: ALRP to honor attorneys at benefit

The AIDS Legal Referral Panel will hold its From the Heart 32nd annual reception and auction benefit Wednesday, October 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. (read more)

Jock Talk:
Don a costume for the Big Gay 10K

You've got the feathered boas and leather chaps you wore to the Folsom and Castro Street fairs scattered around... (read more)

Business Briefs: Gay-led SF center promotes the art of bookmaking

One of the oldest pieces of equipment found behind the doors of the former warehouse space dates to the late 1880s. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: Campaign urges Brown to sign CA LGBT data bill

LGBT advocates have flooded Governor Jerry Brown's office with letters... (read more)

Online Extra: Sampler: Drag nuns' history being chronicled

A fundraiser is set to raise money for a coffee table book about the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, one of San Francisco's most famous nonprofits. (read more)

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