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    In the News——-July 21, 2016

    Compiled by Dennis McMillan GOP Platform Calls for End to Marriage Equality; Supports Conversion Therapy and ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws The Republican party will officially reject the June 2015 ruling by…

    Ann Rostow: The Truth is Out There

    Ann Rostow: The Truth is Out There

    By Ann Rostow The Truth is Out There I’ve started and stopped this column twice already, pissed off at all kinds of developments around the country—police killings of innocent Black…

    No Place Like Home Initiative Now Law

    No Place Like Home Initiative Now Law

    Governor Brown signed into law AB 1618, the “No Place Like Home” initiative. This measure will provide $2 billion dollars to local communities for the construction and rehabilitation of permanent housing…

    Stark Differences Between Trump and Clinton on Gun Violence

    Stark Differences Between Trump and Clinton on Gun Violence

    In previous columns, we have delineated the clear distinction between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton when it comes to LGBT rights, including their vastly different positions on marriage equality, transgender…

    Changes Coming to Jane Warner Plaza

    Changes Coming to Jane Warner Plaza

    Tables and chairs are back at The Castro’s Jane Warner Plaza, inviting all to sit for coffee, lunch and to people watch. Andrea Aiello, Executive Director for the Castro/Upper Market…

    A Contract at Last!

    A Contract at Last!

    After a year and a half of negotiating, City College and its faculty union have finally achieved tentative agreement on a contract, subject to ratification by the union’s membership. As…

    LGBT Philadelphia

    LGBT Philadelphia

    As you watch the Democratic National Convention, July 25–28, consider the following about our nation’s fifth most populous city: Marks of Pride ✦ On July 4, 1965, Independence Hall was…

    Philadelphia Bound

    Philadelphia Bound

    Funny hats. Large signs. Colorful buttons. Names of far-away states in vertical lettering on giant poles. Red, white and blue balloons and streamers. These are my memories as a child…

    Bay Area Leaders Head to Democratic National Convention

    Bay Area Leaders Head to Democratic National Convention

    More LGBT Delegates Than Ever Expected to Attend 2016 DNC Organizers are expecting an unprecedented number of LGBT delegates to attend this year’s Democratic National Convention, with at least one…

    Ann Rostow: A Little Courage, Folks!

    Ann Rostow: A Little Courage, Folks!

    By Ann Rostow A Little Courage, Folks! In the course of my deadline day procrastinations this morning, I read every word of my local paper, the Austin American Statesman, from…

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