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    Ann Rostow: Tobacco Roadtrip

    Ann Rostow: Tobacco Roadtrip

    By Ann Rostow Tobacco Roadtrip As our last issue went to press, the big question was whether or not Georgia Governor Nathan Deal would sign a law that could open…

    Overcoming Chronic Resentment

    Overcoming Chronic Resentment

    Q: I’ve been with my husband for almost fifteen years. We don’t have any major problems like physical abuse, or cheating, or drugs. I really love him and I know…

    The Gilda Stories 25th Anniversary

    The Gilda Stories 25th Anniversary

    City Lights Bookstore, Wednesday, April 13th, 7pm http://www.citylights.com/book/?GCOI=87286100095910&fa=events Release Party and Celebration for The Gilda Stories: Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition. Co-sponsored by the San Francisco Bay Times. Friday, April 22nd,…

    The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez, Excerpt One of Three

    The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez, Excerpt One of Three

    (Editor’s Note: Over the course of three issues, we will be presenting excerpts from Jewelle Gomez’s novel, The Gilda Stories. This is the first. Please be sure not to miss…

    Lesbian Novel—The Gilda Stories—Turns 25 with Expanded Anniversary Edition

    Books by and for lesbians include certain classics that many of us, LGBT or not, treasure in our libraries. These include such works as Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown…

    Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

    Last week I was Skyping with a couple whose wedding is this upcoming Pride Weekend. They had initially contacted me in January, eager to start planning. Just one month later,…

    Bouquets to Art 2016 Photos courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    Bouquets to Art 2016  Photos courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    More than 125 of the Bay Area’s most innovative and sought after floral designers have returned to the de Young for Bouquets to Art 2016, the annual week-long exhibition in…

    National Poetry Month

    National Poetry Month

    Editor’s Note: April is National Poetry Month, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers and poets themselves all honor this time by celebrating poetry’s vital…

    Mademoiselle Lulu: The Wo/man on the Flying Trapeze

    Mademoiselle Lulu: The Wo/man on the Flying Trapeze

    Mademoiselle Lulu, aerialist extraordinaire, was the sensation of the season when she debuted in London in 1871. The Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine proclaimed her “the Eighth Wonder of the World,” a…

    Defying Racial Stigmas and Embracing True Cultural Identity

    (Editor’s Note: Teacher Lyndsey Schlax of the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts recently taught the nation’s first on-s ite high school LGBT course, according to district officials.…