Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 7 / 15 February 2018

Mayor signs SRO bathrooms law

San Francisco officials have adopted a first-of-its-kind policy requiring single-room occupancy hotels to designate their single-stall bathrooms and shower facilities as gender neutral. (read more)

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SF health dept. promotes PrEP for African-Americans

The San Francisco Department of Public Health has launched a new campaign to increase PrEP use among African-Americans, in an effort to help end disparities in new HIV infections, especially among black gay and bi men. (read more)

4 public defenders run for San Francisco judge seats

Four San Francisco deputy public defenders, including a Latina lesbian, have filed papers to unseat incumbent Superior Court judges in the June 5 election. (read more)

FDA approves new HIV combo pill

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week approved Biktarvy, a one-pill, once-daily combination that contains a new HIV integrase inhibitor and a kidney- and bone-friendly version of tenofovir. (read more)

Report: Suspected hate killings hit record in 2017

The number of suspected anti-LGBTQ homicides in the U.S. hit a record of 52 in 2017, according to a recent report. (read more)

SF stalking trial underway

Trial got underway recently for a gay man accused of stalking his ex-partner and a former friend. (read more)

CA panel backs historic listing for Women's Building

A state panel is supporting the San Francisco Women's Building's request to become a national historic site. (read more)

South Bay trans student attacked

A South Bay transgender college student was recently attacked in what police are investigating as a hate crime. (read more)

Sonoma County Pride moves to Santa Rosa

Long held in Guerneville by the Russian River, Sonoma County Pride is making the move to the county's largest city for this year's celebration in June. (read more)

Red Envelope disburses grants for LGBTQ API projects

A quote from black lesbian activist Angela Davis was used to open Red Envelope Giving Circle's grant ceremony Sunday, February 11, at the GLBT History Museum in the Castro. (read more)

Bermuda becomes first country to repeal marriage equality

In an unprecedented move, Bermuda became the first country in the world to repeal same-sex marriage. (read more)

Boyd takes on gays, race in new e-book

With his recent vulgar ranting about "shithole countries" vis-à-vis immigration, President Donald Trump has once again been accused of being a racist, which makes Randy Boyd's new e-book, "The Essential Randy Boyd, Volume 1" the perfect opportunity to discuss race relations in the LGBTQ community. (read more)

Political Notebook: Queer volcano expert runs for Congress

With California routinely devastated by natural forces, from wildfires and earthquakes to floods and droughts, Jess Phoenix aims to be a powerful voice on environmental issues on Capitol Hill should she win her bid to represent the state's 25th Congressional District seat. (read more)

News Briefs: Dem clubs team up for AD 15 candidate forum

The East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club, based in Alameda County, and the Lambda Democratic Club in Contra Costa County, will hold a candidate forum for the contested 15th Assembly District race Wednesday, February 21, from 6 to 8 p. (read more)

Jock Talk: All that glitters is gold – and bronze

In advance of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony, John Moody, the executive editor of Fox News, wrote an editorial predicting poor medal results for Team USA because of an overabundance of gays and people of color on the squad. (read more)

Transmissions: Represent

After more than a decade of people fighting for it, the "Wonder Woman" movie was released in mid-2017. (read more)

Online Extra: Gays Across America: CA judge rules for anti-gay cake baker

Citing free speech, a California judge recently ruled that a cake baker in Bakersfield shouldn't have to make cakes for same-sex weddings. (read more)

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