For the last two years, Oakland has been without its own Planned Parenthood, which meant patients had to trek to Walnut Creek, El Cerrito, or San Francisco in order to receive care. But trek no more -- Planned Parenthood has opened its doors in Oakland again. Planned Parenthood clinics vanished fr ... More >>
It turns out it's not just the Castro or rural America: The entire world has a meth problem. Worldwide demand for methamphetamine "appears to be expanding significantly," according to the 55 countries which comprise the United Nations' Office on Drugs and Crime's Commission on Narcotic Drugs. Met ... More >>
Chris RobertsHot. But gay unfriendly?Like Sarah Palin recounting the tale of Paul Revere's ride to warn the British (of their own impending arrival), we Americans often have a fuzzy grasp of our history. This extends to the medical cannabis movement, which was birthed in San Francisco in the 1980 ... More >>
Read it and weepFollowing staff backlash, the editor of the Annapolis-based The Capital newspaper reportedly yanked a column apologizing for a Mother's Day article featuring lesbian parents.In support of editor and publisher Tom Marquardt's decision, the San Francisco based group COLAGE: People W ... More >>
And the thief still doesn't know his statusClearly, someone couldn't wait any longer to know their HIV status, and thought the quickest way to get results was to rip off a bunch of test kits from a Bay Area company. At about 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday police were called to investigate some medical su ... More >>
A message from Gavin NewsomWith the U.S. Congress on the precipice of stripping away federal funds for Planned Parenthood, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is asking Californians to sign an open letter opposing the controversial legislation. True to form, the former San Francisco mayor tweeted out a message ... More >>
PhoneballsIn the realm of gendering inanimate objects, subtlety has become passe. It's no longer enough for the collective conscious to think of trucks as inherently male, individuals belabor the point by decorating with TruckNutz, plastic testicles that swing from beneath the vehicle.
Walker Evans These girls are no doubt ashamed of their mother's loose twat. A professional vaginal surgery consultant named Vanessa Scott has declared today -- April 30 -- the 1st Annual Vaginal Rejuvenation Awareness Day.Apparently, Scott chose it for the proximity to Mothers' Day. "With Mother' ... More >>
Looking to get adventurous with your food choices or just gross out your date? We've compiled a list of some of the freakiest foods available, along with the restaurants (and festivals) that serve them. Warning: Don't read this before dinner.1. Fried Goat HeadAvailable at Shangri-La Kabab and BBQ ... More >>
blogs.starzlife.com A new study suggests that medical marijuana may be as effective as conventional, mainstream drugs for alleviating the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, according to an article in today's Science Daily.Those who actually use marijuana -- who would presumably be in a position to know -- rate t ... More >>
Toro E. via Yelp Chow in the Castro: One of 117 restaurants that took part in Dining Out for LifeA sour economy didn't keep restaurant patrons away from this year's Dining Out for Life. Christian Minchillo, development director for the Stop AIDS Project, told SFoodie he's projecting that the ... More >>
Arthur MillerNow there's a guy who never imbibed female fertility drugs. Say Hey!Yesterday's revelation that Manny Ramirez -- arguably the greatest right-handed hitter in a generation -- tested positive for artificial testosterone from a female fertility drug was a worldview-altering event. I did no ... More >>
If Bevan Dufty were the frontman for a Hair Club for Men billboard, we'd assume he's bald. So what are we supposed to think when we see the District 8 supervisor as the poster boy for an HIV pill? Not since Gavin Newsom and Fiona Ma -- the Prom King and Queen of San Francisco politics -- appeared t ... More >>
Godfather Mel Cheren's eternal dance floor
Expectant mothers are losing an option to birth babies naturally and activists are charging it is more about money than safety
Week of Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Take a cruise with a real Rosie
Shouldn't a radical feminist come up with some radical insight about body image?
Dan took a risk when he picked up Lisa at a hospital lab. So did Lisa.
Week of January 29, 2003
Sean San José moves from raw nerve to whole person in this band-backed play about AIDS
With Critical Mass and the AIDS Ride, cyclists are taking to the streets for commendable causes. But do both groups deserve your support?
The films of Warren Sonbert
There's not much room for a shy lesbian at "Fairy Butch's XXX Party"
Ellis Act evictions follow in wake of Prop. G
The Pigeon Lady of Noe Valley has neighbors diving for cover
A Language of Their Own depicts four gay men's struggle to express love, devotion, and passion
Jeffrey masks its sentimentality with comic fizz
Gay activists may be silencing others in their bid to have the last word
Crank callers beseige crisis lines, and little can be done to stop -- or help -- them