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    A Little Slice of Paris in Hayes Valley: Absinthe Brasserie and Bar

    A Little Slice of Paris in Hayes Valley: Absinthe Brasserie and Bar

    By David Landis– When I first moved to San Francisco to open Davies Symphony Hall in 1980, the surrounding neighborhood (now called Hayes Valley) was a scary proposition. There were…

    ‘Forever Let Us Hold Our Banner High’

    ‘Forever Let Us Hold Our Banner High’

    By Dr. Bill Lipsky– Green carnations. Red neckties. Violet corsages. Colors and symbols used for many years by gay men and lesbians, often strangers in the night, to identify each…

    Sports Paved the Way for a Global Leader in Gay Men’s Health

    Sports Paved the Way for a Global Leader in Gay Men’s Health

    By John Chen– Sports has been my bridge to meeting many amazing LGBT people over the years. Their capacity to overcome great physical, emotional and psychological obstacles has earned them…

    Rolling on the River in the ‘New’ New Orleans

    Rolling on the River in the ‘New’ New Orleans

    By David Landis– When a dear friend and his wife said that they wanted to celebrate a milestone birthday in New Orleans and asked us to join them, it took…

    Donna’s Chronicles

    Donna’s Chronicles

    By Donna Sachet– The Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band under the direction of Pete Nowlen presented Spotlight on Broadway May 18 at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel. For those not in the…

    Romance for Pride: Feature Film Call Me By Your Name with SF Symphony

    Romance for Pride: Feature Film Call Me By Your Name with SF Symphony

    Our vote for one of Pride’s most romantic events this year goes to Call Me By Your Name – Feature Film with the San Francisco Symphony. The event on June…

    Focus for Less Knee Pain

    Focus for Less Knee Pain

    By Cinder Ernst– In the last three years I’ve had a lot of leg drama including cancer in my thigh and groin, a hip replacement and a complicated knee. I’ve…

    AIDS Life/Cycle Is a Transformative Experience

    AIDS Life/Cycle Is a Transformative Experience

    By Tom Moon, MFT– Among participants in the AIDS/LifeCycle (ALC), there is a longstanding tradition in which riders read personal testaments—”Why I Ride”—to one another. Here is one, representative of…

    San Francisco Realtor Steve Gallagher Strengthens Community in the Castro

    San Francisco Realtor Steve Gallagher Strengthens Community in the Castro

    May marks the 1908 founding of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), which got its start under another name at a surprising location: a YMCA auditorium. The founders were the…

    Donna’s Chronicles

    Donna’s Chronicles

    By Donna Sachet– Our weekend visit to Santa Barbara couldn’t have been more pleasant, anchored by Pacific Pride Foundation’s Royal Ball on Saturday night at the sprawling and luxurious Rosewood…