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    Taking Action to Stop Gun Violence in Oakland

    Taking Action to Stop Gun Violence in Oakland

    Earlier this year, I fought for and won funding in the new City of Oakland budget to specifically focus on stopping gun crime. I have been working to get these…

    Giving Thanks for Progress

    Giving Thanks for Progress

    The fight for civil rights inspired me to enter politics, and 2015 has been a particularly inspiring year. As we approach Thanksgiving, I wanted to take stock of this year’s…

    Who Officiates: Friend or Pro?

    Who Officiates: Friend or Pro?

    It doesn’t surprise me to read that more and more couples have decided not to use clergy as their wedding officiant. Since the last few decades have seen a decrease…

    Shanti Project Launches Margot Murphy Women’s Cancer Program

    Shanti Project Launches Margot Murphy Women’s Cancer Program

    Shanti Project, one of San Francisco’s oldest community-based caregiving organizations for people with life-threatening conditions, recently launched the Margot Murphy Women’s Cancer Program. Here at the San Francisco Bay Times,…

    How Should We Talk to Each Other? First Step: Remember Intentions

    How Should We Talk to Each Other? First Step: Remember Intentions

    Tom Moon, MFT Rubin and his partner Alan are trying to resuscitate their dying relationship by doing couples counseling. Rubin begins this week’s session with a long, angry monologue detailing…

    High Schoolers React to the Lesbian-Themed Movie Freeheld

    High Schoolers React to the Lesbian-Themed Movie Freeheld

    Teacher Lyndsey Schlax of the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts is teaching the nation’s first on-site high school LGBT course, according to district officials. In this column,…

    Remastering Women’s Music in Political Times

    Remastering Women’s Music in Political Times

    “Gripping” feminist energy literally resulted from a recent meaningful handshake and meeting between Margie Adam and Hillary Clinton. Adam, who is based in the Bay Area and is one of…

    Time to Build Your Wings, or Trust and Fly?

    Time to Build Your Wings, or Trust and Fly?

    By Linda Amburgey With Neptune and Saturn squaring off with one another, our collective Cosmic lesson will be to integrate ordinary literal reality with the non ordinary realm of magic,…

    Training Across Borders

    Training Across Borders

    I recently returned from a life-changing “Training Across Borders” (TAB 2015) Aikido seminar, held at Loutraki SportCamp just outside of Athens, Greece. TAB’s purpose is to enable people in conflict…

    Sister Dana sez, “On Veterans Day, I thought of Leonard Matlovich, a gay Vietnam Veteran…”

    Sister Dana sez, “On Veterans Day, I thought of Leonard Matlovich, a gay Vietnam Veteran…”

    Sister Dana sez, “On Veterans Day, I thought of Leonard Matlovich, a gay Vietnam Veteran whose anonymous tombstone today reads in bold letters: ‘When I was in the military they…

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