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    In the News—–April 21, 2016

    Compiled by Dennis McMillan   Supervisor Wiener Announces Legislation to Ban Public Spending in States with LGBT Hate Laws Supervisor Scott Wiener is drafting legislation to prohibit City spending in…

    Ann Rostow—– Big Victory For Trans Rights in the Fourth Circuit

    Ann Rostow—–               Big Victory For Trans Rights in the Fourth Circuit

    By Ann Rostow Big Victory For Trans Rights in the Fourth Circuit Sometimes change happens in a single dramatic moment, such as the moment the High Court ruled in favor…

    Financial Uncertainty and Labor Unrest at City College, Fighting Democrats, and Soiree 2016 in Review

    Financial Uncertainty and Labor Unrest at City College, Fighting Democrats, and Soiree 2016 in Review

    City College Update On April 4, the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team (FCMAT) released its report on City College’s revenues. FCMAT had prepared the report for the State Community…

    Municipal Bankruptcies Continue to Draw Headlines

    Municipal Bankruptcies Continue to Draw Headlines

    What does it mean for investors when a city, country or territory declares bankruptcy? When placed in the context of the thousands of government entities in the U.S., it is…

    Exciting Developments for Marriage Equality in China

    My grandparents grew up in a small village in southern China, and raised my mother and her siblings in Hawaii. My grandparents might have thought of themselves as very open-minded…

    Safer Sex and Safer Cars Both Often Rely on Affordable Prevention Strategies

    Safer Sex and Safer Cars Both Often Rely on Affordable Prevention Strategies

    As with sexual health, preventative safety is becoming a big deal in the auto industry, and we see that with two recent test cars, the Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium and…

    Do Endorsements Matter? Election

    Do Endorsements Matter? Election

    “Endorsed by the San Francisco Democratic Party,” or “Endorsed by the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club.” What does such a statement mean, and does it carry any weight? Why…

    San Francisco LGBT Data Collection Legislation

    San Francisco LGBT Data Collection Legislation

    On April 12, Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced legislation that, if passed, would mandate five city departments to collect voluntary information on the sexual orientation and gender identity of their clients…

    Project Open Hand Upcoming Events

    By Tara Blake Our event calendar is at full capacity this year, and there are a wide variety of opportunities to support Project Open Hand’s meals with love, while having…

    Hope, Perspective and a Chance for Renewed Energy at Project Open Hand

    Hope, Perspective and a Chance for  Renewed Energy at Project Open Hand

    By Mark Ryle, LCSW Last Tuesday I was delivering hot meals on one of our Tenderloin walking routes. My last client didn’t answer her door after several tries, which was…

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