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    Should I Divorce My Family?

    Should I Divorce My Family?

    Q: I told my parents I was a lesbian ten years ago and have been with my wife for eight years. My parents refused to come to our wedding, and,…

    Get in the Game

    Get in the Game

    In his book Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success, legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson describes basketball as a spirit that arises when players focus wholeheartedly on something greater than themselves.…

    Debonair Dance Music Star Amoray

    Debonair Dance Music Star Amoray

    When I first saw Amoray, he was dressed to impress. He walked over and greeted me with a smile and a huge hug. He’s stylish, debonair, entertaining and sings like…

    Rose Parade Newlyweds Danny Leclair and Aubrey Loots

    Rose Parade Newlyweds Danny Leclair and Aubrey Loots

    Bay Times Exclusive On New Year’s Day, Danny Leclair and Aubrey Loots became real-life wedding cake toppers by marrying atop a cake-shaped float in the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade.…

    Love Is a Verb

    Love Is a Verb

    A few years ago, two dear friends asked me to celebrate their renewal of vows ceremony. I am including part of the homily here. For couples reading this, I hope…

    Keep On Keepin’ On for Marriage Equality

    Keep On Keepin’ On for Marriage Equality

    One year ago, I described the 2012 election as the turning point in the struggle for marriage equality, as three states won or protected the freedom to marry at the…

    Round About – All Over Town – Photos by Rink

    Round About – All Over Town – Photos by Rink

    Home Is Where the House Is

    Home Is Where the House Is

    By Debra Walker When I first visited San Francisco in the late sixties, I instantly knew it would become my home. A couple of decades later, in 1981, I came…

    Materialism Is Misery

    Materialism Is Misery

    The holiday spending orgy — with its images of frenzied “consumers” fighting and trampling each other to get their hands on all that great stuff they had to have —…

    Recycle Your Life

    Recycle Your Life

    Variety is the spice of life! At least, that’s the word on the street. For most of us, change is challenging to embrace and we sidestep it at every opportunity.…