top
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Sun Oct 17 2010 (Updated 10/19/10)
After 35 Years Service to the LGBTQ Community, New Leaf Has Closed
Sun Oct 17 2010 (Updated 10/19/10)
Protest at Department of Public Health After Closure of LGBTQ Counseling 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
10/18/17 Fires in Multiple Counties Contribute to Toxic Air Pollution Across Northern California Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | San Francisco | South Bay | East Bay | Peninsula | North Bay / Marin | California | Immigrant Rights | Santa Cruz Indymedia10/06/17 Indybay Co-Founder Kaye "Nana" Griffin Passes On Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | LGBTI / Queer | Womyn | Indymedia | San Francisco10/03/17 Community Victory Against Right-Wing Troll Milo Yiannopoulos's "Free Speech" Week Front Page | Racial Justice | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | LGBTI / Queer | East Bay | Immigrant Rights09/30/17 Makwa Initiate Direct Action Campaign to Fight Against Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Environment & Forest Defense | Racial Justice | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | U.S.09/27/17 French Police Threaten to Block Indymedia Nantes and Indymedia Grenoble Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Indymedia | International09/23/17 National Lawyers Guild and Anti Police-Terror Project Condemn BPD Pepper Spray Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay | Government & Elections09/20/17 Demonstrators in San Francisco Say Net Neutrality Is a Racial Justice Issue Front Page | Racial Justice | Indymedia | San Francisco | U.S.09/09/17 Nationwide Protests Against Trump DACA Action, UC Sues DHS, Colleges Vow Support Front Page | San Francisco | South Bay | East Bay | North Bay / Marin | California | Immigrant Rights | Santa Cruz Indymedia09/08/17 Pajaro Valley Pride Honors and Celebrates LGBTQIA+ Community Front Page | LGBTI / Queer | Santa Cruz Indymedia09/08/17 Nazis Doxxing, Stalking, and Threatening Movement Allies in the National Lawyers Guild Front Page | Racial Justice | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | San Francisco | East Bay | Government & Elections | Immigrant Rights09/06/17 MHCAN Faces a Crisis with Police and City Agencies Breathing Down Its Neck Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
Related Categories: San Francisco | Arts + Action | Health, Housing, and Public Services | LGBTI / Queer | Front Page
Beyond the Bomb Kick-off Meeting Erick Willemse Friday Oct 13th 7:52 PM
10/12 UC CNA/NNU Protest "Patients Over Profits" CNA/NNU Wednesday Oct 11th 11:43 AM
Hey Twitter, get hate off your platform! ResistanceSF (1 comment) Wednesday Oct 11th 9:49 AM
March Against Police Murder: San Francisco to Sacramento March For Justice (1 comment) Friday Oct 6th 4:35 PM
SF Speak Out-Stop Thaad-US Troops Out Of Korea! Rally At UN Plaza Labor Video Project (3 comments) Wednesday Oct 4th 10:03 AM
Rally in Solidarity with Puerto Rico! ANSWER Coalition Monday Oct 2nd 8:24 AM
“Ban Trump” Projected onto Twitter HQ Alan Marling Saturday Sep 30th 11:28 AM
More Local News...
[ × close ]
Holding Twitter Accountable rsf Wednesday Oct 18th 11:03 PM
SF Democrats Who Oppose Pot & Gay Liberation Register Peace & Freedom or Green Wednesday Oct 4th 9:10 PM
Harassment by Verizon to tell us what we know: It is 70 to 80 degrees! Stop the BS (1 comment) Wednesday Sep 27th 10:42 AM
"Trumpcare Kills" Projected on SF Federal Building Alan Marling Wednesday Sep 20th 8:55 AM
"The Scapegoating Of Russia" By Dan Kovalik Labor Video Project Friday Sep 15th 9:24 AM
The New Emperor is a White Nationalist? a TG person Sunday Aug 13th 8:47 PM
Open Newswire...
[ × close ]