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Mourners place flowers on an altar in Duboce Park August 13 to memorialize Bryan "Feather" Higgins, a Faerie who was severely injured and taken off life support during the vigil

Probe of SF Man's Death Continues

LOCAL | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Monday Aug 25, 2014
Police are continuing their investigation into the death of a gay San Francisco man who was found injured in the Duboce Triangle neighborhood last week.

San Francisco's Openhouse agency organized a panel to remember and honor gay community leader Jose Sarria on the first anniversary of his death. On the panel, Gerard Koskovich, left, from the GLBT Historical Society, tells of how Sarria's role has been overlooked by historians. Others on the panel, from left, are Galilea, friend and Absolute Empress XLI; friend Robbie Robinson; Juliet Demeter, project archivist at the GLBT Historical Society and archivist for the Jose Sarria Papers; Marlena, Absolute Empress XXV; and moderator Donna Sachet, Absolute Empress XXX

Sarria's Activism Recalled a Year After Death

LOCAL | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Aug 22
Long before queer activists marched and chanted down the streets of San Francisco, Jose Sarria lived his life as an out, proud gay man.

MATERC Applauds Worcester's Nondiscrimination Protections

LOCAL | By EDGE | Aug 21
The Worcester City Council voted unanimously in favor of an amendment to the city's Revised Ordinances of 2008 enacting nondiscrimination protections based on gender identity or expression.

Virginia Prepares for Possibility of Gay Marriage

LOCAL | By Brock Vergakis | Aug 20
Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by drafting a revised marriage license form for courthouse clerks to use as soon as they open their doors.

Fort Lauderdale Wins Bid to Host 2015 NGLCC Conference

LOCAL | Aug 16
Mark your calendars! The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) has chosen Fort Lauderdale as the host city for the 2015 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference.

Kiehl's President Chris Salgardo, left, holds the certificate presented by Dr. Howard Zucker, New York State's Acting Commissioner for Health

AIDS Quilt Comes to Governor's Island as Kiehl's LifeRide Ends

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 13
The Kiehl's LifeRide ended its 10-day trek across the U.S. at Governor's Island in New York City, where the AIDS Quilt was displayed for all to see.

Covenant House President Kevin Ryan with Broadway star Capathia Jenkins at last year's Sleep Out: Broadway Edition

Broadway Sleeps Under the Stars to Raise Funds for Covenant House

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 13
On Sunday, August 17, The Covenant House will hold the Second Annual Sleep Out: Broadway Edition, where Members of the Broadway community will sleep on the streets to raise much-needed funds for homeless youth.

This March 7, 2010 file photo shows actress Lauren Bacall backstage during the 82nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

Lauren Bacall, Sultry-Voiced Actress, Dead At 89

LOCAL | By Jake Coyle | Aug 12
Lauren Bacall, the slinky, sultry-voiced actress who created on-screen magic with Humphrey Bogart in "To Have and Have Not" and "The Big Sleep" and off-screen magic in one of Hollywood's most storied marriages, died Tuesday at age 89.

Supervisor Scott Wiener

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Sues SF Supervisor, City

LOCAL | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Aug 12
AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit with operations in the Bay Area, is suing San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener, the city, and the Board of Supervisors over recently-passed legislation meant to tighten formula retail rules.

San Francisco health department data show an increase in sexually transmitted diseases between 2009-2013; the first half of this year has shown a stabilization in early syphilis cases

Syphilis Cases Stabilized in First Half of 2014

LOCAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Aug 12
During the first six months of 2014, early syphilis cases in San Francisco stabilized compared to the same time period a year prior, according to preliminary data released in July.

Police officers detained a man at this year's Pink Saturday in June and responded to several other incidents

Sisters, Officials Mull Pink Saturday Changes -- or Cancellation

LOCAL | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Aug 12
City officials and organizers of San Francisco's annual Pink Saturday celebration are talking about changes to the event, including possibly ending it, after years of violent incidents.