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    Castro Lights at Dusk, Holiday Recap and More!

    Published on January 15, 2022…

    Ann Rostow: That’s So Lesbian!

    Ann Rostow: That’s So Lesbian!

    By Ann Rostow– That’s So Lesbian! It’s been some time since we discussed actual news in these pages. The holidays have come and gone and a new year has commenced.…

    Figuring Social Security Into Your Retirement

    Figuring Social Security Into Your Retirement

    By Brandon Miller, CFP– There are so few guarantees in life—and they’re mostly bad. Death. Taxes (at least for some of us). Your refrigerator melting down one month after the…

    Philanthropy 2.0 in 2022

    Philanthropy 2.0 in 2022

    By Derek Barnes– “Living consciously involves being genuine; it involves listening and responding to others honestly and openly; it involves being in the moment.” —Sidney Poitier Almost two years ago,…

    GGBA Message from Leadership: Pandemic Recovery on the Menu

    By Terry Beswick– Recently, I found myself sitting at one of a few dozen tables in a crowded banquet room in Florida. Taking place between COVID variant surges, it was…

    GGBA – Penny Baldado’s Café Gabriela: A Neighborhood Café ‘With a Big Heart’

    GGBA – Penny Baldado’s Café Gabriela: A Neighborhood Café ‘With a Big Heart’

    New GGBA member business Café Gabriela was opened in 2010 in Downtown Oakland by Penny Baldado, a formerly undocumented, trans-masculine, and queer immigrant from the Philippines. Before the pandemic, Penny…

    In Case You Missed It

    By Joanie Juster– New Year, New Name, New Stories The New Year is a good time for a fresh look. When I started writing this column in October, it was…

    Reduce Suffering and Improve Lives

    Reduce Suffering and Improve Lives

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– Big, bold long-term policies and solutions are essential to ultimately resolving the challenges of our mental health system and the lack of affordable, accessible, and culturally appropriate…

    LGBTIQ Afghan Refugee: ‘I Feel Like a Human Being for the First Time’

    By John Lewis– Years ago, I worked as an English teacher for refugee children from the wars in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos at a camp in the Philippines that housed…

    2021: The ‘Trash Can Fire’ Year in Review

    2021: The ‘Trash Can Fire’ Year in Review

    By Louise “Lou” Fischer– Welcome to 2022; last year, I deemed 2020 the “Dumpster Fire,” and while 2021 included some fiery incidents, it wasn’t as bad as 2020. On the “refuse…

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