Tali Woodward

Transjobless

Imagine trying to find a job without a shred of work history. Welcome to the transgender job hunt.
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tali@sfbg.com

In the transgender community, to have full-time work is to be in the minority. In fact, a new survey of 194 trans people conducted by the Transgender Law Center (TLC), with support from the Guardian, found that only one out of every four respondents has a full-time job. Another 16 percent work part-time.

What's more, 59 percent of respondents reported an annual salary of less than $15,333. Only 4 percent reported making more than $61,200, which is about the median income in the Bay Area. Read more »

In Melinda's memory

The Christmas Eve death of a homeless woman prompts questions about conditions in one of SF's largest shelters
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On her very first day at Next Door, a homeless shelter that occupies a nondescript building on Polk Street, Yalaanda Ellsberry met Melinda Lindsey.

"This is my first time in a shelter," Elsberry told us recently. "And I've found a lot of people are very closed off." Lindsey, however, was open and friendly, and they became fast friends. Read more »

Monkey business

How Stephen Lisberger became the poster boy for UCSF's animal welfare problems.
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 STEPHEN LISBERGER IS a scientific star. His decades-long research into how the brain registers and responds to visual stimuli is considered groundbreaking. His colleagues are effusive in their praise. William Newsome, a Stanford University neuroscientist who investigates similar terrain, told the Bay Guardian that "it could take decades, or even centuries" to assemble a complete, working map of the brain's essential functions. "And Steve is one of the few people in the world who's making progress on this." Read more »

Animal instincts

As the struggle between animal rights activists and scientists rages on, what's really happening inside UCSF's animal labs?
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Animal instincts

As the struggle between animal rights activists and scientists rages on, what's really happening inside UCSF's animal labs? Read more »