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    Profiles of Compassion and Courage: Joshua Klipp

    Profiles of Compassion and Courage: Joshua Klipp

    Jazz vocalist Joshua Klipp believes that life’s length is measured in breath, but it’s depth is measured in love. This talented transgender role model adds with passion, “I love life!”…

    Simplicity Sometimes Requires Work

    Simplicity Sometimes Requires Work

    Steve Jobs once said, “Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work to make it simple…But once you get there, you can move mountains.” Currently, the cosmos calls…

    Pete Nowlen: New Artistic Director of the SF Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band

    Pete Nowlen: New Artistic Director of the SF Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band

    White smoke wafts from the concert hall. After a year-long search and a finalists’ concert series, the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band has chosen Pete Nowlen, director of concert bands…

    Grammy-Nominated Violist Keith Lawrence

    Grammy-Nominated Violist Keith Lawrence

    I am extremely honored to introduce to you a powerhouse of a musician: Mr. Keith Lawrence. Keith is an accomplished violist with talent, style and presence that earn him large…

    Ditties

    Ditties

      “Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold.” “Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, save it for a…

    Worry Isn’t Preparation

    Worry Isn’t Preparation

    Ron is well paid and valued at his job, but he constantly worries that he’s about to be fired and will wind up on the street. George is HIV positive,…

    Forging a New Destiny

    Forging a New Destiny

    How do we discuss marriage with people who continue to think that same sex marriage is wrong? I don’t believe that explaining the historic facts around the biblical injunction would…

    Profiles of Courage and Compassion: Jason Brock

    Profiles of Courage and Compassion: Jason Brock

    (Editor’s Note: Jason Brock is a Bay Area-based singer, performer, emcee and actor. He was a finalist on “The X-Factor” and starred in the film “Love Is Not Enough.” http://www.jasonbrockvocals.net/)…

    Nothing Sweeter Than Sweetbriar

    Nothing Sweeter Than Sweetbriar

    In this edition of “Gems of the Bay” I am proud to bring you the multifaceted and talented Bebe Sweetbriar. “I’m honored that the fans allow me to do what…

    Problems with Intimacy

    Problems with Intimacy

    Patrick hopes that therapy will rid him of his “problems with intimacy,” which he assumes must be the result of the insecurities he acquired from growing up in a dysfunctional…