S.F. mayor Newsom names AIDS policy adviser
San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom on Thursday named Jeff Sheehy, deputy director of the University of California, San Francisco's AIDS Research Institute, as his volunteer HIV/AIDS policy adviser. "Jeff has been at the forefront of HIV/AIDS issues in San Francisco for over a decade," Newsom told the San Francisco Chronicle. "His background and work in this field will be a tremendous asset in our quest to fight this epidemic." Sheehy also played a key role in the drafting of the city's 1997 Equal Benefits Ordinance, which requires contractors working for the city to offer domestic-partner benefits to their gay and lesbian employees.