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Toronto Essentials

By Charmaine Noronha | Feb 7
Grab your toque (what Canadians call a wool hat) and get your game face on if you're heading for the NBA All-Star Game in the 6ix -a term coined by rapper Drake, Toronto's unofficial ambassador, for his hometown.

Black History Month Profiles: Alvin Ailey and Nell Carter

CULTURE | By Mike Halterman | Feb 7
Black History Month is observed every February to commemorate the important people and momentous events in African-American history. This week we profile Alvin Ailey and Nell Carter.

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

CULTURE | By Scott Holland | Feb 7
Whether you are gay, lesbian, straight, bi-sexual or transgendered everyone wants to be loved. I put together a list of items designed for the budget conscious consumer...after all if you are rich you don't need my help.

SF Filmmaking Lesbian Couple Up for Oscar

MOVIES | By Sari Staver | Feb 7
When San Francisco filmmakers Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman were nominated for an Oscar for their film "Last Day of Freedom," friends started asking one question: "What are you wearing?" to the Academy Awards gala.

Museum's Stellar Return in Berkeley

FINE ARTS | By Sura Wood | Feb 7
BAMPFA's new home is a 1939 UC Berkeley printing plant "repurposed" by Diller Scofidio + Renfro Architects, who've integrated a curvilinear machine aesthetic and given the streamlined moderne, late Deco style a 21st-century panache.

SF Pride Names GM Nominees

LOCAL | By Sari Staver | Feb 7
The nominees, a diverse group of queer and straight people, were "selected for their contributions to the LGBTQ communities," according to officials with the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee Inc.

Concerns Rise Over Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea

NATIONAL | By Jeff Taylor | Feb 7
Antibiotic resistant gonorrhea is raising concerns in both Europe, where it has already appeared, and in the U.S., where it is feared it will show up before long.

Love & Lust 2016: Two Years Later, the Bill Gates-Funded Condoms of the Future Are Stalled

NATIONAL | By Jeff Taylor | Feb 7
The Gates Foundation recognized the need for a better condom and in 2013 announced a handful of grant recipients. Yet innovation seems to have stalled, and so far it appears little headway is being made.

Virginia Senate Passes Pair of Nondiscrimination Bills

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Feb 6
The Virginia Senate on Friday passed a pair of nondiscrimination bills with bipartisan support, sending them to the House of Delegates for consideration.

D.C. Council Passes Health Care Cultural Competency Bill

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Feb 6
The D.C. Council approved a first-of-its-kind bill that would require all licensed, certified and registered health care professionals to undergo cultural competency training on health challenges that specifically affect members of the LGBT community.

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