SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

San Francisco | Arts + Action | Health, Housing, and Public Services | LGBTI / Queer | Front Page

Sun Oct 17 2010 (Updated 10/19/10) Protest at Department of Public Health After Closure of LGBTQ Counseling Center
Protest at Department of Public Health After Closure of LGBTQI Services Center New Leaf, a 35-year-old San Francisco center that offered mental health and substance abuse services for low income, queer, and trans folks, has closed. The center's board of directors announced that it was financially impossible to continue to operate, but critics say that Executive Director Thom Lynch's six-figure salary for part-time employment and the non-profit's unsustainable top down model were behind the center's troubles.

In response to the closure, Gay Shame organized a protest in front of the Department of Public Health with large banners including one that read "DPH is Disordered". Protesters dramatized their frustration with the department's lack of support for New Leaf with street theater, saying, "The closure of New Leaf LGBTQ counseling center is just one symptom in the Social Identity Crisis Kontamination (SICK)".

photoRead more | Photos | Video

10/15/14 Massive Pollution of Water Supply Shows Big Oil's Power in California   Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley
10/15/14 UCSC Student Withdraws from University Citing UC's Connection to War Profiteering   Education & Student Activism | Santa Cruz Indymedia
10/14/14 Petition Initiated at UCSC Due to Inadequate Housing Also Opposes Upper Campus Expansion   Education & Student Activism | Santa Cruz Indymedia
10/07/14 Community Members Oppose Construction of New McDonald's in Downtown Watsonville   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
10/07/14 Legal Settlement Allows Park Service Marine Wilderness Restoration to Begin at Point Reyes   Environment & Forest Defense | North Bay / Marin
10/06/14 Pomo Leaders, AIM Elders and Environmental Activists Shut Down Caltrans Construction   Environment & Forest Defense | Racial Justice | North Coast | California
10/06/14 Movement to End Capital Punishment Growing   Police State and Prisons | Peninsula
10/05/14 Police Brutality Victims Demand San Francisco Giants Take Stand on Cultural Appropriation   Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice
10/05/14 Tenant Facing Eviction Hands Out "Eviction Protection" Condoms at Folsom Street Fair   Health, Housing, and Public Services | LGBTI / Queer | Arts + Action
10/04/14 Salinas Police Release Names of Officers Who Killed Residents in 2014   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
10/04/14 Sin Barras letter to Center for Conflict Studies challenges legitimacy of Police Chief   Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice