Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 47 / 20 November 2014

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CPMC's proposed
AIDS changes criticized

San Franciscans living with HIV/AIDS and advocates are criticizing changes to the way California Pacific Medical Center's Davies campus delivers some services. (read more)

Trans grad student wins CSU award

A transgender graduate student has received an outstanding achievement award from the California State University Board of Trustees. (read more)

Out candidates pull off
squeaker victories

Two Bay Area races this fall that featured out candidates are lending credence to the message that every vote counts. (read more)

Gifts wrapped in leather

It was a festive atmosphere at the Eagle bar Tuesday, November 18 when Folsom Street Events, producers of the Folsom Street Fair, Up Your Alley fair, and related parties, presented checks to this year's beneficiaries. (read more)

Skirt burner may serve 7 years

An Oakland teen who had been accused of setting fire to the skirt of a gender non-conforming teen on a bus last November was sentenced to up to seven years in state prison Friday in Alameda County Superior Court. (read more)

No more custody for Diaz

The man convicted of choking to death another man during a 2011 sexual encounter in San Francisco's Buena Vista Park will remain free after a judge last week acknowledged that he'd already served more time in jail than what he was being sentenced to. (read more)

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Fine Arts - The Kings of Cartoons

If you're still reeling from the dismal results of the midterm elections, you can find needed relief from the absurdity of it all with Slinging Satire: Masters of Political Cartoons ... (read more)

Music - Vainglorious personalities

Gioachino Rossini's second-most popular opera La Cenerentola (Cinderella, for easier ID) opened recently as the second-to-last offering in the San Francisco Opera's fall season. (read more)

Out There - Smoking the good stuff

High Maintenance is a web series that follows the adventures of a pot home-delivery man, unnamed and referred to only as "My Guy," played by series co-creator Ben Sinclair, on his rounds through NYC. (read more)

Books - Sexy time

The latest batch of erotic offerings from Berkeley-based Cleis Press includes an edgy, diverse collection of 22 lesbian sex tales... (read more)

Out & About - Out & About, Nov. 20-27, 2014

New takes on classics, new exhibits of departed local legends, and some unusual theatrical duos prove that there is no shortage of innovation in our arts offerings. (read more)

Theatre -
Red hot Romeo, et al.

Somehow the idea of Romeo and Juliet has become the equivalent of romantic slush, a dewy and tragic tale of first love that burns too brightly. (read more)

Theatre -
Wonderful world of Lucy

Lucille Ball continued getting standing ovations whenever she turned up on late-night talk shows, despite the fact that audiences had soundly rejected her final TV series and movie. (read more)

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