Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 3 / 18 January 2018

Suspect ID'd in death of 'Bubbles'

San Francisco police have released the identity of the man suspected of fatally shooting Anthony "Bubbles" Torres in September in the Tenderloin district as they seek the public's help in apprehending him. (read more)

Lesbian judge joins SF bench

A former chief attorney at the public defender's office in San Francisco recently joined the local superior court bench, maintaining the number of out LGBT judges serving on it at eight. (read more)

Record number of lesbians seeks CA legislative seats

While the 11 LGBT candidates known to be running for state legislative seats in California this year is six fewer than the high seen in 2012, a record number of lesbians will be on the June primary ballot seeking Assembly or Senate seats. (read more)

Pot club sues city over Sunset district vote

The popular cannabis dispensary the Apothecarium has cried foul, claiming that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors wrongly overturned "legally correct land use decisions to favor politically connected groups" when it rejected the city planning commission's vote to approve its new dispensary in the Sunset. (read more)

Pacifica man gets 30 years for rapes

A Pacifica man accused of drugging and raping more than a dozen other men has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. (read more)

Manning to run for US Senate seat in Maryland

Add Chelsea Manning to the list of trans candidates seeking office this year. (read more)

Police, DA seek to aid sex workers

San Francisco's top law enforcement agencies have agreed not to arrest or prosecute sex workers for prostitution or minor drug offenses when they report violent crimes. (read more)

Women's Building closer to being nat'l historic site

The San Francisco Women's Building is closer to becoming a national historic site, which would make it one of a handful of properties across the country given such federal recognition due to its place in LGBT history and only the third on the West Coast. (read more)

CA traffic stop law unclear on LGBTs

While a California law requires police to collect data on the perceived sexual orientation and gender identity of people involved in traffic stops, it still isn't clear what criteria officers are supposed to use to determine whether someone's LGBT. (read more)

Marching in SF to honor King

Gay San Francisco mayoral candidate Mark Leno, left, was joined by Assemblyman David Chiu (D-San Francisco), and others as he took part in the annual parade Monday, January 15, to commemorate the Reverend Dr. (read more)

Stryker to meet with CIIS students

Susan Stryker recalls first reading the word transsexual in a Dear Abby column in the local newspaper when she was 16 years old. (read more)

Jamaica on alert for anti-gay pastor's visit

Jamaican officials are facing international pressure to either block or monitor an anti-gay American pastor who plans to visit the Caribbean island country later this month. (read more)

Trans man, others suing CA prison system

Two queer female prisoners, a transgender inmate, and a gender nonconforming person who was formerly incarcerated are suing California's prison system claiming officers beat them up and sexually harassed them. (read more)

Gay couple settle dispute with Google

A gay married San Francisco couple that produces GNews, a gay news show on YouTube, has settled their dispute with Google, which owns the popular site. (read more)

Rural school talk includes LGBT issues

State Assemblyman Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) recently held a roundtable discussion at a rural high school on supporting LGBTQ youth in schools. (read more)

AIDS advocate, researcher Dr. Mathilde Krim dies

Dr. Mathilde Krim, a pioneering medical researcher and advocate for people living with HIV/AIDS, died at her home on Long Island, New York, Monday, January 15. She was 91. (read more)

Political Notebook: Homelessness dominated Supe Ronen's freshman year

One issue dominated San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen's first year in office: homelessness. (read more)

News Briefs: Harvey Milk Plaza redesign meetings announced

The Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza is entering the next phase of the project to re-imagine the space above the Castro Muni station named for the gay slain supervisor and has announced dates for community meetings. (read more)

Jock Talk: Sin City Classic still fun, despite legal dispute

The legal dispute over ownership of the Sin City Classic LGBT multi-sport festival does not appear to have cast a major pall over the event held during Martin Luther King Jr. (read more)

Seeing in the Dark will return

Seeing in the Dark columnist Belo Cipriani is taking a few months off to focus on his doctorate program. (read more)

Transmissions: Mothers against book reading

One Million Moms is outraged. This, of course, is what One Million Moms does. Outrage is its business. (read more)

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