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    LGBT Sports: We Hug Each Other Tighter, Longer, and Closer

    LGBT Sports: We Hug Each Other Tighter, Longer, and Closer

    By John Chen– While some professional sports around the world are being played with no live fans in attendance as a temporary solution to the COVID-19 pandemic, I wonder when…

    Five Pillars for Health

    Five Pillars for Health

    By John Chen– My fellow amateur sports hacks and fans, how are you doing during our long and unexpected shelter-in-place? Did you fill out an imaginary March Madness bracket just…

    Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway: Road Less Traveled

    Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway: Road Less Traveled

    By John Chen– Lassen Volcanic National Park, McCloud River Falls, and Lava Beds National Monument are some of the most scenic, iconic, and historic places to visit in Northern California…

    Bay Area’s LGBTQ Volleyball Community Unites, Grows to Over 1000 Players

    Bay Area’s LGBTQ Volleyball Community Unites, Grows to Over 1000 Players

    By John Chen– We’ve all heard the popular saying that holds “a lesbian is not a true lesbian unless she plays softball.” Similarly, but not quite on the same scale,…

    LGBT Athlete Supports, Promotes Local Artists Through Gourmet Meals

    LGBT Athlete Supports, Promotes Local Artists Through Gourmet Meals

    By John Chen– Zac Stein, a multi-sport athlete, loves good food and aspires to build a loving and trusting community in our Bay Area. “I believe the foundation in building…

    Marvelous Marco Mania!

    Marvelous Marco Mania!

    By John Chen– I remember watching Hulk Hogan and pro wrestling on TV as a kid, mimicking their spectacular moves on my bed. Thank goodness I wasn’t dumb enough to…

    Feline Enthusiast’s Quest for His Pet to Be Declared ‘Best Cat’

    Feline Enthusiast’s Quest for His Pet to Be Declared ‘Best Cat’

    By John Chen– Bobby San Miguel’s two Bengal cats have won many ribbons over the past two years in Northern California cat shows. “Our girl Elektra is a Grand Champion…

    Couples Who Play Sports Together Stay Together: Love Tackles

    Couples Who Play Sports Together Stay Together: Love Tackles

    By John Chen– Once upon a time, a young woman named Isabel Ongpin in San Diego wanted a nice woman for herself. “I wanted a tough woman, but with a…

    Dedicated Softball Player Establishes Women’s League in the East Bay

    Dedicated Softball Player Establishes Women’s League in the East Bay

    By John Chen– In a short three-year span, Wendy Gershow’s vision of establishing a fun and supportive women’s softball league in the East Bay has come to fruition in a…

    Reconciling Being a Jock with Being Gay

    Reconciling Being a Jock with Being Gay

    By John Chen– During my 25 years of involvement in LGBT sports, I’ve met numerous such athletes who pass the “gaydar” test, but who felt great shame for their sexual…

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