Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 46 / 16 November 2017

Man still in hospital after boyfriend's death

The man accused of killing his boyfriend in San Francisco's Hayes Valley remains in the hospital two weeks after his partner was found stabbed. Officials have shared little information about what happened between Othman Al-Muttalaby, 26, whose bail has been set at $10 million, and Keith Harris, 48, whose body was found November 2, two days after he'd last been seen. (read more)

Filmmaker Debra Chasnoff dies

Documentary filmmaker Debra Chasnoff, who made history when she publicly thanked her female then-partner from the stage at the Academy Awards in 1992, died November 7 of metastatic breast cancer. (read more)

Clinton to speak at AIDS grove

Former President Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote address at the National AIDS Memorial Grove on World AIDS Day, December 1. (read more)

Housing focus of 1st D8 supe debate

The two gay candidates seeking the District 8 seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors differed over housing and homelessness at their first debate Monday night seven months before voters head to the polls. (read more)

Woman describes stabbing in Berkeley murder case

A Berkeley woman said during an Alameda County Superior Court hearing this week that she begged for her life as a nonbinary person allegedly stabbed her during a two-day incident in which another woman was fatally stabbed. (read more)

Board delays pot regs; Sheehy goes after PJI

San Francisco medical marijuana dispensaries and delivery services will not be able to sell recreational cannabis beginning January 1, after the Board of Supervisors turned a deaf ear on the pleas of gay District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy to kickstart the industry. (read more)

Roem lays out agenda

Danica Roem, who made history last week when she became the first out transgender person to win and serve in a state legislature and the only out transgender state legislator in the U. (read more)

Brazile defends book in SF appearance

Donna Brazile, the former chair of the Democratic National Committee, is urging Democrats to bring in new blood if they expect to regain power. (read more)

Aussies vote 'I do' to marriage equality

Australians overwhelmingly said they support same-sex marriage, becoming just the second country to do so through the ballot box, when results of a mail survey showed 61. (read more)

John Paul De Cecco, pioneer of sexuality studies, dies

John Paul De Cecco, a professor emeritus at San Francisco State University and a longtime scholar in the field of human sexuality, died at his home November 2. (read more)

Political Notebook: Napa wildfires tested state's gay veterans affairs secretary

As the Nuns and Atlas wildfires bore down on Napa County in early October, Dr. Vito Imbasciani received word that the Veterans Home of California-Yountville was in the path of the blazes. (read more)

News Briefs: Help decorate the Tree of Hope

The Rainbow World Fund is seeking volunteers to help decorate its World Tree of Hope ahead of the lighting ceremony next month. (read more)

Jock Talk: Time for USOC to step up

So, you've spent the past few days reeling from one revelation and allegation after another about individuals in power wreaking havoc on young lives in their grasp with abuse. (read more)

Resist: 'We got this'

One thing stands out when you meet the woman who brought the American intelligence community to its knees. (read more)

Seeing in the Dark: Diversity gap affects LGBT, disability communities

While the meaning of diversity has morphed as much as the world around us in recent years, and some may even believe it has become a corporate buzzword, the truth of the matter is many employers are failing the LGBT community and people with disabilities by not properly defining diversity in their initiatives. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: Milk's message of 'hope' shines bright in SF

Throughout his years in the 1970s as a gay activist and business owner in San Francisco's Castro district, then a burgeoning gay neighborhood, Harvey Milk routinely encouraged those overlooked by society, whether it be people of color, the elderly or LGBT individuals, to maintain their hope for a better day. (read more)

Online Extra: Gays Across America: California AG seeks to join case against trans ban

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is asking to intervene on the state's behalf in Equality California's federal lawsuit against President Donald Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military. (read more)

EQuality collaborative awards scholarships

The eQuality Scholarship Collaborative recently awarded more than $100,000 to deserving LGBTQ graduating high school and community college transfer students from northern and central California. (read more)

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