Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 29 / 17 July 2014
 
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Gay Google exec
battles SF tenants

A gay Google executive who's been working to evict people from the San Francisco apartment building he bought is facing a lawsuit from tenants over mold and other problems.

Jack Halprin, an attorney for the Mountain View-based tech company, settled a separate wrongful eviction lawsuit with a former tenant in May.

According to the city's planning department, Halprin is the sole owner of 812 Guerrero Street, which was last sold in 2012 for $1.4 million. (read more)

Online Extra: Wedding Bells Ring: Law denies same-sex couples 'fundamental right,' says judge

Appeals panel strikes down Oklahoma marriage ban; Florida judge rules in marriage case. (read more)

Online extra: Obama signs executive order protectiong LGBT federal workers

In a brief ceremony in the East Room of the White House, with a scattering of "Amens" from the 300 or so LGBT advocates gathered... (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: Gay HIV-positive Obama health official resigns

Gay federal health official based in San Francisco resigns for Los Angeles job. CA governor appoints lesbian to lead state housing agency. (read more)

Cure setback: HIV found
in 'Mississippi baby'

A Mississippi child who had undetectable HIV for more than two years off antiretroviral treatment has been found to still be infected, tempering optimism about a functional cure, researchers recently announced. (read more)

WHO recommends
PrEP for gay men

Gay and bisexual men who are at risk for HIV infection should consider using antiretroviral drugs for pre-exposure prophylaxis, better known as PrEP, according to new guidelines from the World Health Organization. (read more)

New Park Station captain sees 'quality of life' concerns

The new captain overseeing the San Francisco Police Department's Park Station plans to continue addressing some of the biggest concerns in the neighborhood, including patrolling Golden Gate Park and working with homeless people. (read more)

Report exposes deceptions by the religious right

In the last few years, legal same-sex marriage has arrived in 19 states and the District of Columbia. (read more)

SF gay men's group welcomes new executive director

A community-based group that helps queer men in San Francisco connect socially has welcomed a new executive director as it marks its 10th anniversary. (read more)

Officials address PrEP
via Healthy SF

Officials with the San Francisco Department of Public Health and health advocates are working to ensure that Healthy San Francisco, the city's locally designed and funded universal health care program, covers pre-exposure prophylaxis, commonly referred to as PrEP. (read more)

Belgium appoints
its first transgender MP

Petra De Sutter was sworn into the Belgium Senate July 10, making her the first openly transgender person to serve in that country's Parliament. (read more)

Political Notebook: Chick-fil-A Vallejo location faces opposition

A proposed Chick-fil-A location in Vallejo has drawn opposition from LGBT residents and others due to the company's anti-gay history. (read more)

News Briefs: Obamacare
and the LGBT community

Information about the Affordable Care Act and the LGBT community will be the topic at a Commonwealth Club forum Tuesday, July 22 at the club's San Francisco offices, 595 Market Street. (read more)

Jock Talk: From Thorpe to Thorson, a busy sports week

There are so many announcements to keep track of in the past few days in the sports world. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: LGBT club snubs lesbian Oakland mayoral candidate

While it early endorsed a number of out candidates running in local races this fall, an East Bay LGBT political club snubbed lesbian Oakland mayoral candidate Rebecca Kaplan. (read more)


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