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    My Fight Against the Ellis Act to Save My Home

    My Fight Against the Ellis Act to Save My Home

    By Jeremy Mykaels My story basically is that I’ve been living in a Castro rent-controlled apartment for almost 19 years. In 2001, I was diagnosed with full-blown AIDS and became…

    The Castro Is Going Straight

    The Castro Is Going Straight

    By Tommi Avicolli Mecca Mark my words: In 10 years, the Castro will be predominantly straight. The culprit is greed. It’s mainly the greed of speculators and investors who are…

    My Family Is Struggling to Stay in the Mission

    By Rose Diaz The Mission has been my home for 17 years, but my family and I are now struggling to stay here. We currently occupy a two-unit property plus…

    Time to End the “Tale of Two Cities”

    Time to End the “Tale of Two Cities”

    By David Campos Our housing crisis has reached epidemic proportions. The median home price in San Francisco is $1 million, and even the closet-sized “micro apartments” that are supposed to…

    Homelessness Is a Major Challenge to LGBT Community

    Homelessness Is a Major Challenge to LGBT Community

    By Bevan Dufty Every two years, cities that receive federal funding for homeless services are required to conduct a homeless count. In 2013, for the first time, our survey asked…

    Home Is Where the House Is

    Home Is Where the House Is

    By Debra Walker When I first visited San Francisco in the late sixties, I instantly knew it would become my home. A couple of decades later, in 1981, I came…

    Local Pro Hockey Team Makes History on Big LGBT Sports Night

    Local Pro Hockey Team Makes History on Big LGBT Sports Night

    By Tony Jasinski In recent years, there have been significant improvements in how our community is viewed in the larger world of sports. For example, it wasn’t that long ago…

    Materialism Is Misery

    Materialism Is Misery

    The holiday spending orgy — with its images of frenzied “consumers” fighting and trampling each other to get their hands on all that great stuff they had to have —…

    Recycle Your Life

    Recycle Your Life

    Variety is the spice of life! At least, that’s the word on the street. For most of us, change is challenging to embrace and we sidestep it at every opportunity.…

    Ninth Circuit Orders Heightened Scrutiny For Sexual Orientation Bias

    By Ann Rostow Our legal fight for marriage equality has exploded into dozens of state and federal cases, far too many for even the most organized GLBT reporter to track.…

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