Saturday, October 31, 2020

Tag: HIV

The case for another Rape Treatment Center in SF

On May 18th, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) re-introduced the Survivors’ Access to Supportive Care Act after a failed attempt to push the legislation forward...

The sheer audacity of ‘Angels in America’

ONSTAGE "Why is Angels in America still the most prominent story being told about AIDS?" asked a wonderfully provocative essay about the epic early '90s play by Tony Kushner, as...

Unlikely coalition demands better cannabis law

A press event on the steps of City Hall brought together an unlikely coalition of San Francisco politicians to speak out against recent developments in the city’s cannabis regulations. “The...

SFist network shut down by anti-union billionaire owner

Visitors to local news aggregator and commentary site SFist were stunned today to find all of its content and archives replaced by a simply worded note from billionaire CEO and...

Arts Forecast: Dia de los Muertos, Open Studios, Circus Veritas …

ARTS FORECAST You've mastered Halloween (or, like me you've mastered watching everyone's Halloween costumes on Instagram), but are you ready for Day of the Dead? One of my favorite times,...

Oscar Acosta, Chicano revolutionary, finally gets his historical due

I first encountered Oscar Acosta the way most people did — through Hunter S. Thompson. I never quite realized who the “300 pound Samoan attorney” in Fear and Loathing...

Dolores Huerta, filling the screen

In 1962, political organizer Dolores Huerta was a twice-divorced mother of seven. She had also just told Cesar Chávez that she would join him in an endeavor that at...

New flicks!

SCREEN GRABS Late August, when the kids are nearly back in school and the summer blockbusters are gradually winding down at the box office, is a time when a...

Heated moments

SCREEN GRABS Filmmaking in the Philippines hit a first "golden age" in the years after World War II. That was followed by a 1960s boom in which quantity if...

Dignity Health sued for refusing care to a transgender patient

The ACLU of Northern California, the ACLU of Southern California, the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project and the law firm Covington & Burling LLP filed a lawsuit today against...