Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 47 / 20 November 2014

CPMC's proposed
AIDS changes criticized

San Franciscans living with HIV/AIDS and advocates are criticizing changes to the way California Pacific Medical Center's Davies campus delivers some services.

Some patients of the hospitals HIV/AIDS case management program are concerned that the two workers they've relied on for years for compassionate, comprehensive help will be unavailable and they'll have to go to inadequately trained, less caring staff for assistance. (read more)

Trans grad student wins CSU award

A transgender graduate student has received an outstanding achievement award from the California State University Board of Trustees. (read more)

Out candidates pull off
squeaker victories

Two Bay Area races this fall that featured out candidates are lending credence to the message that every vote counts. (read more)

Gifts wrapped in leather

It was a festive atmosphere at the Eagle bar Tuesday, November 18 when Folsom Street Events, producers of the Folsom Street Fair, Up Your Alley fair, and related parties, presented checks to this year's beneficiaries. (read more)

Skirt burner may serve 7 years

An Oakland teen who had been accused of setting fire to the skirt of a gender non-conforming teen on a bus last November was sentenced to up to seven years in state prison Friday in Alameda County Superior Court. (read more)

No more custody for Diaz

The man convicted of choking to death another San Francisco's Buena Vista Park will remain free after a judge last week acknowledged that he'd already served more time in jail than what he was being sentenced to. (read more)

SF gay man mourned as investigation continues

Friends and family of a young gay San Francisco man who's believed to have died remembered him at a large memorial service as questions remain about what happened to the software developer. (read more)

SF man seeks
missing partner

A San Francisco man is looking for his partner, more than a month after the other man left their Civic Center apartment. (read more)

SJ man accused of
mailing anti-gay threats

A San Jose man who allegedly sent letters containing anti-gay slurs, graphic sexual images, and copies of Craigslist posts pleaded not guilty this week to four counts of transmitting threats in the mail after being indicted by a federal grand jury. (read more)

Practicing self-defense

Winne Tsou, right, practices various self-defense techniques to de-escalate an aggressive encounter with Molly Timmerman during a class presented by Castro Community on Patrol Monday, November 17 at Magnet. (read more)

Genderqueer person advocates for national youth council

A genderqueer former San Francisco Youth Commission member is now helping lead an effort to...establish a presidential youth council. (read more)

Youth group faces charges
under Russian anti-gay law

The founder of a Russian online support group for LGBT youth this week was charged with violating the country's anti-gay propaganda law. (read more)

NCLR reaches out to women of color

A new program has launched that aims to elevate voices of women of color within one of the Bay Area's leading LGBT organizations. (read more)

New director named
for Keshet Bay Area

LGBT Jews in the San Francisco Bay Area have a new addition to their leadership ranks with Rebecca Cariati, who recently stepped into the role as regional director of Keshet. (read more)

Big help from
Help is on the Way

The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation November 10 had its annual check presentation for the beneficiaries from its annual Help Is On The Way 20 gala and concert... (read more)

Students: Fewer anti-gay
remarks in SF than CA

Perhaps not surprisingly, most students in San Francisco schools face less inhospitable anti-LGBT environments than students statewide, recently released and local survey data indicate. (read more)

Trainings focus on
HIV and aging issues

Trainings being held in cities across the country, including San Francisco, are focusing attention on the needs of long-term survivors of HIV and AIDS. (read more)

Political Notebook: Milk, Moscone march set for Thanksgiving night

The annual memorial remembering the city's first out politician and a beloved progressive mayor who were assassinated inside City Hall 36 years ago will take place the night of Thanksgiving. (read more)

Jock Talk: Outrage sizzles around 2018, 2022 World Cups

There was worldwide outrage when Russia and Qatar were chosen as hosts for the 2018 and 2022 men's soccer World Cups, respectively. (read more)

Seeing in the Dark: The funny side: An interview with comedian Greg Walloch

As a person with a physical disability, I'm often told that I'm inspirational, a role model, and even a miracle. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: San Jose elects pro-marriage equality mayor

When San Jose City Councilman Sam Liccardo takes the oath of office as his city's next mayor in early January... (read more)

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