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Trans Woman Sues San Quentin Prison, Alleging Retaliation

Trans Woman Sues San Quentin Prison, Alleging Retaliation

NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Aug 7
A transgender woman is suing officials at San Quentin State Prison, alleging that she was abused in custody and retaliated against with false criminal charges.

Health Care Workers of Color Nearly Twice as Likely as Whites to Get COVID-19

Health Care Workers of Color Nearly Twice as Likely as Whites to Get COVID-19

HEALTH_FITNESS | By Christina Jewett | Aug 7
"If you think to yourself, 'Health care workers should be on equal footing in the workplace,' our study really showed that's definitely not the case," said Dr. Andrew Chan, a senior author and an epidemiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.

At One Facility, Transgender Surgery is Back in Business

At One Facility, Transgender Surgery is Back in Business

"There's a lot of relief being back in the operating room helping patients, so many of whom have already had to wait their lifetime to be able to have these procedures," says transgender surgery pioneer Dr. Sherman Leis.

Protesters Rally in Portland as Mayor Decries Violence

Protesters Rally in Portland as Mayor Decries Violence

NEWS | By Gillian Flaccus | Aug 7
Violent clashes this week between protesters and police in Portland, Oregon, have ratcheted up tensions in the city days after an agreement between state and federal officials appeared to bring calm.

Trump Bans Dealings with Chinese Owners of TikTok, WeChat

Trump Bans Dealings with Chinese Owners of TikTok, WeChat

NEWS | By Tali Arbel | Aug 7
President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of popular social media apps TikTok and WeChat on security grounds, a move China's government criticized as "political manipulation."

Russia's Race for Virus Vaccine Raises Concern in the West

Russia's Race for Virus Vaccine Raises Concern in the West

HEALTH_FITNESS | By Daria Litvinova | Aug 7
Russia boasts that it's about to become the first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, with mass vaccinations planned as early as October using shots that are yet to complete clinical trials.

Drag Performers Launch 2020 Get Out the Vote Effort

Drag Performers Launch 2020 Get Out the Vote Effort

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Aug 7
Two San Francisco drag performers have joined an effort to promote participation in the fall elections, where control of the White House and U.S. Senate are up for grabs and countless local elections will be taking place across the country.

Biden Says He Can Beat HIV by 2025 — but Activists Are Skeptical

Biden Says He Can Beat HIV by 2025 — but Activists Are Skeptical

NEWS | By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | Aug 7
Joe Biden is seeking to one-up President Trump on the fight against HIV by pledging to end the epidemic by 2025 — an ambitious goal that would beat the current administration's goal by five years, although some HIV advocates are skeptical the presidential

Couldn't Get It Right The First Time? LGBTQ Trump Supporter Defaced NYC BLM Mural Twice

Couldn't Get It Right The First Time? LGBTQ Trump Supporter Defaced NYC BLM Mural Twice

NEWS | Aug 6
In late July, Mark-David Hutt, founder of the LGBTrump Facebook group, was arrested not once, but twice one weekend for defacing the Black Life Matter mural on New York Fifth Avenue.

PopUps: Kit Harington Reaches Below the Belt on London Street... And Twitter Goes Wild

PopUps: Kit Harington Reaches Below the Belt on London Street... And Twitter Goes Wild

Twitter users can't contain themselves after "Game of Thrones" star Kit Harington was spotted...adjusting his pants in London this week.


Business

Bay Area Cannasseur: SF City College to Offer Cannabis Degree

Bay Area Cannasseur: SF City College to Offer Cannabis Degree

NEWS | By Sari Staver | Aug 7
City College of San Francisco will launch a two-year associate of arts degree program in cannabis studies next spring, which it says is the first of its kind in the nation.



Technology

Porn, Rap Interrupt Zoom Hearing of Twitter Hacking Suspect

Porn, Rap Interrupt Zoom Hearing of Twitter Hacking Suspect

NEWS | Aug 6
The online bond hearing for a Florida teen accused of hacking prominent Twitter accounts was interrupted Wednesday by rap music and pornographic videos from users who apparently disguised their names.



Cars

Fiat Chrysler to Recall Vehicles That May Pollute Too Much

Fiat Chrysler to Recall Vehicles That May Pollute Too Much

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Aug 6
About 1 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles with four-cylinder engines in the U.S. may spew too much pollution, and the company is working with government officials on a recall.



Health/Fitness

Homophobia and Toxic Masculinity Linked to Violence, Depression

Homophobia and Toxic Masculinity Linked to Violence, Depression

HEALTH_FITNESS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 6
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that men who are homophobic and display traits of toxic masculinity are more likely to bully, be violent, sexual harass, and experience depression and suicidal thoughts.



Travel

US Stops Advising Against Global Travel, but Hits Mexico

US Stops Advising Against Global Travel, but Hits Mexico

TRAVEL | Aug 7
The U.S. State Department dropped its global "Level 4" health warning urging people not to travel abroad Thursday, but promptly re-imposed that same advisory level on Mexico.