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    Christiana Remington-Jones Is the Talented Visionary Behind Oakland Pride’s Womyn’s Stage

    Christiana Remington-Jones Is the Talented Visionary Behind Oakland Pride’s Womyn’s Stage

      Oakland Pride is Sunday, September 11, and one of its cannot-miss attractions is the Womyn’s Stage. Inspired by requests from the East Bay LGBT women’s community, the Womyn’s Stage…

    Bubbles

    Bubbles

    Yup, that’s the title of this month’s column. A number of things probably popped into your head. Maybe bubble bath, bubble butt or bubble gum, specifically Bubbliscious. Maybe the word…

    Straight Plays Gay in and Around San Francisco

    Straight Plays Gay in and Around San Francisco

    Even today, more often than not, we read and hear about LGBT people being physically harmed, blatantly discriminated against and religiously condemned by those who fear and don’t understand us.…

    20 Years of Celebrating Community, Art and Honoring Those Living with HIV/AIDS

    When Art for AIDS was first conceived two decades ago, effective HIV treatments began to turn the epidemic around, especially in the developing world. The following year, Art for AIDS…

    Building a Healthier Bay Area

    Building a Healthier Bay Area

    When people talk about the different levels of government, they usually know about their local government, such as their City and/or County, and also that we have State and Federal…

    Ageism in the LGBT Community

    Ageism in the LGBT Community

    By Michael Costa Ageism is an issue in American society in general, given a fundamental cultural preference for “young,” “new,” and “fresh.” Those who are “older” and “aging” face certain…

    City College Shadow Day

    City College Shadow Day

    “What does a Trustee do?” That’s probably one of the most frequently asked questions I get when meeting people. It is a fair question, to be honest. Most of our…

    First Elected Out Lesbian Bishop of the United Methodist Church Braves Challenges

    First Elected Out Lesbian Bishop of the  United Methodist Church Braves Challenges

    You can dance in a hurricane, but only if you’re standing in the eye. -Brandi Carlile, The Eye As a lesbian minister ordained in the United Methodist Church (UMC), Rev.…

    Charting a New Course for Equality

    Charting a New Course for Equality

    Choosing which public restroom to use can be a complicated proposition for transgender people who often face threats and violence for walking through the “wrong” door. A 2013 study by…

    The Clinton Foundation’s Impact on the Fight Against HIV/AIDS and More

    The Clinton Foundation’s Impact on the Fight Against HIV/AIDS and More

    I am so honored to be writing for the San Francisco Bay Times about this historic presidential campaign. As someone who has followed Hillary Clinton’s work for many years, and…