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    DJ Lamont Introduces Innovative New Card Game ‘Kumbu Kumbu’

    DJ Lamont Introduces Innovative New Card Game ‘Kumbu Kumbu’

    Renowned San Francisco DJ, educator, and photographer DJ Lamont has created a new card game! He writes: “A camera has always accompanied me, as far back as I can remember,…

    Round About – Outdoor Dining in the Castro

    Round About – Outdoor Dining in the Castro

    Photos by Rink– Restaurants and bars throughout the Castro neighborhood are adapting to pandemic regulations by offering service at tables on the sidewalks. “Parklets” are popping up on Market, Castro, and…

    Ann Rostow: It’s A Holly Jolly Christmas!

    Ann Rostow: It’s A Holly Jolly Christmas!

    By Ann Rostow– It’s A Holly Jolly Christmas!— I was about to start this column with a victory in the Gavin Grimm case, which was sent back to square one…

    All Politics Is Local: Board of Supervisors Recommendations and Spotlight on Two Great Women

    All Politics Is Local: Board of Supervisors Recommendations and Spotlight on Two Great Women

    By Louise “Lou” Fischer– While the rest of the world is focusing on the nail-biting drama of the upcoming federal election and wondering if we will keep the House, flip…

    Clear as the Living Daylights: Democracy vs. Demise

    By Andrea Shorter– From where I stand, there is no time to waste not to be definitive, clear, and cut to the chase about the choice before us in this…

    Passing the GGBA Leadership Baton to Michael Gunther

    Passing the GGBA Leadership Baton to Michael Gunther

    By Gina Grahame– In the 2016 summer Olympics, Japan stunned the world by beating Team USA and winning the 400-meter relay. Not a single man on Japan’s second place team…

    GGBA Member Spotlight: Debbie Chong of Lenos Software

    GGBA member Debbie Chong is the Co-Founder and CEO of Lenos, a firm that since 1999 has provided innovative marketing automation software to easily design, manage, and analyze branded meeting…

    Making Schools and Workplaces Safer from Gun Violence

    Making Schools and Workplaces Safer from Gun Violence

    By Assemblymember Phil Ting– Since Stay-At-Home orders were issued this spring, we have rarely heard about mass shootings at schools and workplaces. Prior to COVID-19, however, the number of incidents…

    Oakland Police Commission and Why It Needs Your Vote in November

    Oakland Police Commission and Why It Needs Your Vote in November

    By Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember At-Large– In November 2016, in the wake of abuse scandals, cover-ups, and poor management from a quick line of chiefs, 83.19% of Oakland voters…

    Finding Home and Safety in a Gay Men’s Chorus

    Finding Home and Safety in a Gay Men’s Chorus

    On a May evening in 1989 at my final high school chorus concert—a night filled with music, dancing, and the anticipation of our senior trip—I came out, or rather, I…

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