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    Ann Rostow: The Litigious Month of April

    By Ann Rostow It’s April, which means that oral arguments on marriage are around the corner at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. It also means that…

    Civil Grand Jury Seeks LGBT Juror Applicants

    Interview with Judge Gail Dekeron “Bay Times” Exclusive One of the most powerful and influential positions in the city is that of Civil Grand Juror. Currently, the Civil Grand Jury…

    My San Francisco Village Experience: Finding My Identity Through Connection & Community

    My San Francisco Village Experience:  Finding My Identity Through Connection & Community

    By Ralph Beren, Ed.D. Throughout our lives, we identify ourselves in many different ways. Some are identities that we create through our personal development, such as via professional expertise, parenthood,…

    LGBT Community: Pioneers of Gentrification

    LGBT Community: Pioneers of Gentrification

    (Editor’s Note: With this issue, the Bay Times welcomes new columnist America Foy, a top-producing real estate agent at Sotheby’s International Realty. Foy has over a decade of experience in…

    ‘But Zillow Says My Home Is Worth…’

    ‘But Zillow Says My Home Is Worth…’

    There aren’t a lot of things that drive me crazy, but that line about Zillow is probably one of them. Almost everyone uses the Internet for information, so why not…

    Remodeling Return on Investment

    Remodeling Return on Investment

    Return on Investment (ROI) is a common financial term that can be easily misinterpreted when used in a remodeling context. The simple definition of ROI is “the profit or cost…

    Swimming in the River of Blah Blah

    Swimming in the River of Blah Blah

    Whenever my friend Aaron finds himself lost in habitual and unproductive thoughts, he describes himself as “swimming in the river of blah blah.” Buddhists call this river papanca, or “mental…

    San Francisco, Where Are We Going?

    San Francisco, Where Are We Going?

    The city I love, and the people that make San Francisco a place to leave one’s heart, are going away. Where are we headed? Some of us, a prevailing minority,…

    In Memoriam: Joan Ellen Deady

    Joan Ellen Deady October 3, 1953 – March 23, 2014   Joan Ellen Deady, a long-time friend and supporter of the Bay Times and Betty’s List, as well as a…

    Heterosexism in the Sports World

    Heterosexism in the Sports World

    April and springtime of 2014 are already here. Has your Inner Athlete come out yet?! We’ve all got bodies, as well as minds, that need to be exercised and that…