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Gay liberation figure Charley Shively dies

By Michael Bronski | Wednesday Oct 18, 2017
Charley Shively, one of the pivotal figures in the gay liberation movement, died Friday, October 6 at the Cambridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Home, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Jock Talk: Death of the Outgames, 2006-2017

By Roger Brigham | Wednesday Oct 18, 2017
When the Miami World Outgames went belly up at the end of May, angry LGBT sports activists and athletes said they wished the licensing body would go out of business.

Romanian journalist speaks about country's struggle for LGBT rights

By Heather Cassell | Wednesday Oct 18, 2017
A Romanian journalist spoke out against radical United States religious activists' intervention in his country's politics with a planned referendum that could stall progress for LGBT rights in the Southeastern European country.

News Briefs: SFMTA board OKs plaque for former chair Nolan

By Cynthia Laird | Wednesday Oct 18, 2017
The San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Agency board voted earlier this month to install a plaque in the Castro Muni station honoring Tom Nolan, a gay man who sat on the transit oversight panel for many years.

Seeing in the Dark: Painter discusses barriers for artists with disabilities

By Belo Cipriani | Wednesday Oct 18, 2017
According to a 2012 Census report, 56.7 million Americans have a disability. This figure translates to roughly 19 percent of the population - making people with disabilities the largest minority group in the country.

Brown moves CA forward

By BAR Editorial Board | Wednesday Oct 18, 2017
Governor Jerry Brown moved California forward this week when he signed Senate Bill 179, the Gender Recognition Act, making it easier for transgender, intersex, and nonbinary people to obtain state-issued identity documents that correspond to their gender.

HIV treatment contributes to decline in new infections

By Liz Highleyman | Wednesday Oct 18, 2017
New HIV infections among gay and bisexual men in the United States have fallen over the past few years, in part due to earlier and more widespread use of effective antiretroviral therapy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Trump's refugee death sentence

By Jessica Stern | Wednesday Oct 18, 2017
On October 1, with the start of the 2018 fiscal year, President Donald Trump's aggressive restructuring of federal funds and policies became a reality.

Trump jokes Pence is hostile to gays

By Lisa Keen | Wednesday Oct 18, 2017
An article in the current New Yorker magazine quotes President Donald Trump as "joking" that Vice President Mike Pence is so hostile to gays he "wants to hang them all."

Sports Brief: Gay Games visit and update

By Roger Brigham | Wednesday Oct 18, 2017
Manuel Picaud, co-president of the Paris Gay Games, made a promotional stop in San Francisco last week to raise awareness of next year's event.

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