Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 30 / 27 July 2017

SOMA leather alley dedicated

Today, Ringold Alley is barely recognizable from its golden age of the 1960s, when it served as a beacon of sexual freedom for San Francisco's leather community. Although it has been years since gay and bisexual men cruised the industrial, dark alley looking to get lucky, the area once again experienced a landmark moment Tuesday afternoon. (read more)


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Trump said to eye Grenell for diplomatic post

President Donald Trump is reportedly preparing to appoint gay Republican politico Richard Grenell as U. (read more)

Man faces hate crime trial in SF

A man who's accused of repeatedly punching a gay San Francisco man is facing trial. (read more)

Trump bans trans troops

Shock, disgust, and anger greeted President Donald Trump's announcement Wednesday that he was banning transgender people from serving in the military, reversing a policy of former President Barack Obama. (read more)

Project Open Hand to lead CA meals effort

San Francisco-based Project Open Hand will lead a statewide pilot project that will offer meals to people living with HIV/AIDS and others to see what impact there is on people's health. (read more)

Researchers look to build framework for LGBTQ aging studies

Although there is a lack of research and attention to sexual orientation and gender identity in the global aging health and research community, sessions at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Congress taking place in San Francisco this week will track progress. (read more)

NYC offers a revolutionary visit from past to present

During this tumultuous and wacky political year, it was only fitting that my girlfriend and I journeyed to New York City to see "(read more)

Czech court grants second parent adoption to same-sex parents

In a groundbreaking decision, the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic upheld a gay couple's right to be legally recognized as parents of their children. (read more)

Former SF mayoral candidate David Scott dies

David Scott, a gay man whose 1979 campaign for San Francisco mayor ended in defeat but had an influence on San Francisco and California politics for decades to follow, died July 18 at his home outside Petaluma. (read more)

Political Notebook: Gay man runs to be Sonoma County sheriff

A gay man who is a deputy sheriff in San Francisco is running to become the next sheriff of Sonoma County, which includes the gay Russian River resort area. (read more)

News Briefs: Bike trip recreates early AIDS ride

A group of bicycle riders will follow the route of one of the original AIDS rides when it takes place next month, and interested people can sign up to participate. (read more)

Jock Talk: Star excels after coming out

The national regressive political climate be damned: living your life in sports openly and honestly despite any concerns about the homophobia that surrounds us all is still a pretty good deal. (read more)

Resist: Refuse Fascism takes to the streets

The weeks between the Fourth of July and Up Your Alley can often seem like a slow time in the city. (read more)

Online Extra: Gays Across America: NY chaplain recalled forkindness, AIDS ministry

Advocates are pushing for a gay New York priest who ministered to people living with AIDS and rushed into the burning World Trade Center on 9/11 to be made a saint. (read more)

Advertising Feature: NGLCC celebrates 15 years of supportingLGBT businesses

The historically unparalleled accelerated advancement in LGBT cultural acceptance and civil equality has been successful and strengthened in large part due to the engagement of the business community. (read more)

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