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By Dennis McMillan  Center for American Progress Calls Out GOP Candidates on LGBTQ Issues The Center for American Progress (CAP) Action Fund is calling out the field of 2016 GOP…

Frida Kahlo’s Truth Lives on in Her Art

Frida Kahlo’s Truth Lives on in Her Art

Everybody loves Frida Kahlo…now. Barely 60 years after her death, she and her art have inspired over 65,000 web sites, hundreds of books and articles, documentaries, movies, and fashions. Reproductions…

Ann Rostow: Updates

Ann Rostow: Updates

By Ann Rostow Updates Last time, I mentioned that the Republican National Committee was poised to consider a bunch of non-binding resolutions during their summer meeting, including a couple of…

The Rule of Law

The Rule of Law

As efforts to exclude LGBT couples from marriage continue in a handful of locales mostly in the South, the language of United States District Judge David Bunning’s recent ruling rejecting…

Balancing Civil Rights and Religious Freedom

Balancing Civil Rights and Religious Freedom

The idea that someone can be fired for exercising his or her personal freedoms—especially those we have fought for, like same sex marriage—is unthinkable. This is why many, including me,…

‘All Lives Matter’ Is Not Enough

‘All Lives Matter’ Is Not Enough

Over the past several weeks, some people have responded to the Black Lives Matter movement by saying that “all lives matter.” While it is certainly true that all lives do,…

Tabula Rasa Presidential Candidates Continue to Detract from What’s Really at Stake

Tabula Rasa Presidential Candidates Continue to Detract from What’s Really at Stake

Amidst all of the sound bites, attack rhetoric and hype around trying to focus on candidate weaknesses, it is often hard to remember that we need to focus on whom,…

LGBTQ Studies Is a Class Whose Time Has Come

LGBTQ Studies Is a Class Whose Time Has Come

By Lyndsey Schlax Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts is a special place. Our students are dedicated and talented, our faculty and staff are smart and unique and…

Groundbreaking Queer Studies Course Begins at SF High School

Groundbreaking Queer Studies Course Begins at SF High School

The San Francisco Unified School District this week began what district leaders say is the first LGBT studies course at a public high school in the U.S. The semester-long course…

Next Steps Needed to Develop An LGBT Senior Mental Health Safety Net

Next Steps Needed to Develop  An LGBT Senior Mental Health Safety Net

In July 2013, the LGBT Aging Policy Task Force’s survey (Addressing the Needs of LGBT Older Adults in San Francisco) reported 15% of the 616 participants seriously considered committing suicide…

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