The Department of Public Health is encouraging gay men to get regular HIV and STD testing by offering them coupons to businesses in the Castro district.
The six-month Get a Test, Get a Discount program runs through the end of October, according to health officials.
Men who come into one of six participating community-based organizations for an HIV or STD test will receive a coupon to be redeemed at a neighborhood store, restaurant or coffee shop. Read More
The pee-parazzi has been ordered by a judge to stay at least 150 yards away from Supervisor Scott Wiener.
Michael Petrelis, a blogger and gay-rights activist who has been a vocal critic of Wiener’s policies, was given the order Wednesday after he pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. The charge is related to an October blog post in which Petrelis described his attempt to photograph Wiener using a urinal at City Hall. Read More
Angry nudists briefly disrobed and shouted their disapproval at City Hall on Tuesday, shortly after the Board of Supervisors narrowly voted to approve a citywide ban on public nakedness. Read More
The days of San Francisco’s tolerance for public nudity appear to be about over.
Members of the City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee voted 3-0 Monday to advise their colleagues on the full Board of Supervisors to approve legislation banning public nudity on city streets, sidewalks and plazas. Read More
In the realm of local activism, next week’s planned protests against the installation of San Francisco’s new archbishop could reach biblical proportions. Read More
The Twin Peaks Tavern — the first gay bar known to have its activities in clear public view at bustling 17th and Castro streets — could be on its way to becoming a San Francisco landmark. Read More
A sketch was released Thursday of a person of interest in the June 12 slaying of Steven “Eriq” Escalon, the latest example of violence targeting gay men. The man was reportedly seen getting into a cab with Escalon in front of a Castro district bar the day of his death. Read More
An 11-year-old was robbed of his wheels at gunpoint and a 32-year-old man may not have known what hit him.
Eddy and Divisadero streets 9:15 p.m. Saturday
A 32-year-old man was assaulted and robbed in a liquor store, police said. The victim was harassed by two of three men in their 20s. He walked away and the third man punched him in the face. The victim blacked out, woke up in his bed and realized his wallet had been stolen. Read More
Attacking your driver is not a bright idea.A woman was assaulted with her own flashlight and robbed by two thugs Thursday in the mid-Market Street area, police said. The 50-year-old victim met the two suspects, described only as men in their 20s, at a bar at 18th and Castro streets. Around 1:30 a.m. she agreed to drive them to the Powell Street BART station, police Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
This crook better reevaluate his taste in clothes. A man was arrested Monday for trying to steal an off-duty cop’s jacket from a Castro-area business, police said. Several off-duty officers were enjoying a night out in the 4000 block of 18th Street around 6:30 p.m. when they noticed the crook trying to pilfer the expensive coat. Read More