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Bay Times & San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Celebrating 35 Years! Thank you to Dr. Timothy Seeling, artistic director/conductor; John Alecca, Cindy Cooper and all members, staff and volunteers of…

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Delta, CO – Colorado School Board Member Believes Transgender Students Should Be Castrated – 11.25 A school board member from Colorado made headlines after she said that transgender students should…

Coming Out for Marriage Equality in Japan

Coming Out for Marriage Equality in Japan

As we commemorate the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Harvey Milk, our recent trip to Japan to speak about marriage equality made clear how Harvey’s call to come out…

Global, National, State and Local Happenings

Global, National, State and Local Happenings

As we enter the holiday season, there is a lot happening at global, national, state and local levels that I want to share with you this month. On the global…

8 Washington Reflections and City College Update

8 Washington Reflections  and City College Update

The November election is finally done, but the reverberations from the sinking of Propositions B and C are surely just beginning to be felt. Certainly, the boosters for the proposed…

Science and Thanksgiving

Science and Thanksgiving

Since 1863, Thanksgiving Day has been set aside as a national holiday for expressing and celebrating our collective gratitude for our abundance. It’s perhaps an auspicious time to think about…

Profiles of Compassion and Courage: Rafael Mandelman

Profiles of Compassion and Courage: Rafael Mandelman

Bay Times columnist Rafael Mandelman, elected in 2012 to be a member of the Board of Trustees for City College of San Francisco, is an attorney who primarily represents local…

Fortnight in Review

Sister Sold Ya Where would you place Liz Cheney on your list of “Reviled Public Figures?” I suppose if you exclude overtly racist politicians and dead people, I’d have to…

Think Futuristic Fantasy: “Use The Force”

Think Futuristic Fantasy: “Use The Force”

In the epic Star Wars series created by George Lucas, “The Force” is described as a binding, ubiquitous energy field flowing through all living things. When harnessed, its power can…

Not Just a Choir, but a Family

Not Just a Choir, but a Family

The year 1986 was huge for me. My entire life changed from being a married man with children and a Southern Baptist minister of music to an out gay man.…

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