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Federal suit against Philly safe injection site draws criticism

Wednesday Feb 13, 2019
The federal government has thrown up another roadblock to supervised injection sites, filing a lawsuit against Philadelphia's Safehouse, which had hoped to open the first such facility in the United States.

Reward offered in 'Doodler' cold case

By BAR staff | Wednesday Feb 13, 2019
San Francisco police offer reward, updated sketch in "Doodler" cold case.

Political Notebook: Interim CA AIDS chief returns

Wednesday Feb 13, 2019
Marisa Ramos, Ph.D., is back as interim chief of the Office of AIDS within the California Department of Public Health.

Editorial: Nonprofits should diversify leadership

By BAR Editorial Board | Wednesday Feb 13, 2019
LGBTQ nonprofits looking for new leaders should be proactive in soliciting candidates who are women, trans, people of color, or a combination of those.

Jock Talk: The novel that sparked a generation

Wednesday Feb 13, 2019
The sad news came last weekend that lesbian author Patricia Nell Warren had died at the age of 82.

Canada makes $30M pledge supporting global LGBT rights

Wednesday Feb 13, 2019
Canada's government has pledged $30 million to improve LGBT lives in developing countries over the next five years.

News Briefs: Trans vocal symposium coming up for singers

Wednesday Feb 13, 2019
A free vocal symposium for transgender people will be held Saturday, February 23, from 2:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Community Music Center, 544 Capp Street in San Francisco.

Becerra wins $935K settlement in HIV privacy case

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Wednesday Feb 13, 2019
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra recently announced that a $935,000 settlement has been reached with Aetna after the company violated the privacy of people living with HIV.

Acting AG says LGBTs aren't protected by Title VII

By Lisa Keen | Wednesday Feb 13, 2019
During a House Judiciary Committee hearing Friday, acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker stood by the U.S. Department of Justice's decision to argue that federal civil rights law cannot be read to include protections for LGBT people.

Patricia Nell Warren, author of gay classic, dies

Wednesday Feb 13, 2019
Bestselling novelist, social activist, and longtime LGBT sports advocate Patricia Nell Warren died Saturday, February 9, at the age of 82. A cause of death was not immediately reported but Ms. Warren had been battling various health issues.

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