Gay San Francisco: The Latest

San Francisco, CA

League of Women Voters CoSponsors WeHo Candidate Forum

NEWS | By EDGE | Jan 17
In anticipation of the upcoming municipal election, the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a candidate forum for West Hollywood City Council candidates, on Wed., January 18 at the West Hollywood City Council Chambers.

Prosecutor: Orlando Gunman's Widow Knew About the Pulse Attack

| By Eric Tucker and Paul Elias | Jan 18
The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time, prosecutors said Tuesday as she appeared in court to face charges of aiding and abetting her husband in the months before the rampage last June that left 49 people dead.

Chelsea Manning: a Potent Symbol for Transgender Americans

| By David Crary | Jan 18
For most Americans, Chelsea Manning has been a hero or villain based on how they view her decision to leak classified material. For transgender people, she has another dimension - serving as a potent symbol of their struggles for acceptance.

Obama Defends Decision to Commute Chelsea Manning's Sentence

| By Julie Pace and Josh Lederman | Jan 18
President Obama defended his decision to cut nearly three decades off convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term, arguing in his final White House news conference that the former Army intelligence analyst had served a "tough prison sentence" already.

Orlando Gunman's Widow Pleads Not Guilty to Aiding Husband

| By Paul Elias | Jan 18
The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman pleaded not guilty to charges that she aided and abetted her husband's support of the Islamic State group and then hindered the investigation of the attack.

'Orange is the New Black' Actress Denies Quitting Show

| Jan 18
"Orange Is The New Black" star Taryn Manning and Netflix are shooting down a report that the actress quit the show.

Sundance Directors, Actors Find Reteaming a Winning Formula

| By Lindsey Bahr | Jan 18
Whether muse or friend or both, actors and directors choosing to work together again is a tale as old as cinema.

Octavia Spencer is Named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

| Jan 18
Octavia Spencer, who won an Oscar and several other awards for best supporting actress in "The Help," was named Woman of the Year on Wednesday by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

Pence Calls Manning 'Traitor,' Clemency Mistake

| Jan 18
Vice President-elect Mike Pence says President Barack Obama's decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence was a "mistake," and is calling the convicted leaker a "traitor."

Former President George H.W. Bush, Wife Barbara Hospitalized

| By Michael Graczyk | Jan 18
Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to an intensive care unit on Wednesday, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a precaution, according to his spokesman.

Texas House Speaker Pans Bathroom Bill, Exposes GOP Divide

| By Will Weissert | Jan 18
A powerful Texas Republican says a proposal barring transgender people from using public restrooms of their choice statewide is bad for business.


News

UNC President: Job Candidates Say No, Citing Bathroom Law

| By Emery P. Dalesio | Jan 18
Academics being recruited by North Carolina's public university system have ruled out moving to the state because of a law limiting legal protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people.


Entertainment

San Francisco, CA

Early New Year Gallery Roundup

ART | By Sura Wood | Jan 15
It's officially winter, and baby, is it ever cold outside. But gallery-wise, the year is heating up what might otherwise be a dreary season. Throw on the parka and grab the umbrella, there are places to go and things to see.

It's Official: 'Will & Grace' Revival Coming to NBC

| Jan 18
After months of speculation and rumors, it's finally official: A "Will & Grace" revival is happening on NBC.


Business

As Robots Take Jobs, Europeans Mull Free Money for All

| By John Leicester | Jan 18
The radical notion that governments should hand out free money to everyone - rich and poor, those who work and those who don't - is slowly but surely gaining ground in Europe.


Finance

Woodstock, VT, Fights to Save Its Charm, One Shutter At a Time

| By Wilson Ring | Dec 31
Some property owners are questioning the community's requirement, arguing that the regulations are enforced irregularly, and that some buildings look better without shutters.


Cars

Auto Show Concepts: Would You Build Them or Forget Them?

| By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jan 17
Car companies don't just show current models at auto shows. They also unveil prototypes that could be built in the future.


Style

Coffee and a Slice? 7-Eleven Launches Breakfast Pizza

| Jan 18
The convenience store chain says that it combines the convenience of eating leftover pizza for the first meal of the day with traditional breakfast foods.


Health/Fitness

HPV Infection Threatens the Entire LGBT Community

| By EDGE | Jan 18
A recent article by The Advocate warns that the human papillomavirus (HPV) is a hidden threat to all members of the LGBT community -- and few people even realize what it is.


Travel

Tourists Flee Gambia As Violence Looms

| By Abdoulie John | Jan 18
More than 1,000 mainly British and Dutch tourists began leaving the tiny West African nation on specially chartered flights. Hundreds were streaming into the airport, seeking information on departures.


Nightlife

San Francisco, CA

The 17th Annual Edwardian Ball to Honor Late Artist Edward Corey

LOCAL EVENTS | Jan 13
The annual Edwardian Ball will pay homage to macabre cult artist Edward Gorey. Tickets on sale now.

Latinx United to Celebrate Reproductive Justice

| By EDGE | Jan 18
On January 18 at El Cortez in Brooklyn, performers and drag queens will gather for the Happy Anniversary Roe V. Wade party. The event will bring together Latinxs to celebrate reproductive justice.