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    In the News: 09.06.2018

    ‘Rise for Climate Jobs + Justice’ Expected to Be Largest Ever West Coast Climate March Thousands of rallies across the world are being planned for September 8 to demand that…

    Ann Rostow: The Puffins!

    Ann Rostow: The Puffins!

    By Ann Rostow– The Puffins! I’m seeing headlines like the following all of the time: “Same-sex marriage is a challenging and delicate issue for Fiji, some political parties say.” The…

    At Stake in the Kavanaugh Nomination: Exclusion and Separation

    At Stake in the Kavanaugh Nomination: Exclusion and Separation

    By John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney– Few matters could be more important to the lives of LGBTIQ Americans than defeating the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.…

    Call to Order: Reckoning with John McCain’s Last Stand

    Call to Order: Reckoning with John McCain’s Last Stand

    By Andrea Shorter– On the same day that tributes were being paid to the lives of iconic American figures Aretha Franklin and U.S. Senator John McCain, ABC News released a…

    School Is Open – For All

    School Is Open – For All

    By Assemblymember Phil Ting– Summer is over, and our kids have returned to school. Unfortunately, our federal Department of Education is turning back the clock. Under Secretary Betsy DeVos, the…

    Oakland Celebrates Pride Week and LGBTQ Community Center’s Successful First Year

    Oakland Celebrates Pride Week and LGBTQ Community Center’s Successful First Year

    By Kin Folkz– Oakland, California, finally has its own much-needed and long-awaited LGBTQ Center. Although public acceptance of LGBTQ people and culture has increased over the years, a recent California…

    Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice

    By Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember At-Large– This coming weekend will be the annual Oakland Pride celebration—an important opportunity to build unity, strengthen community and more. The Oakland Pride festival,…

    Openhouse Forms New Partnership to Support the LGBTQ Community

    Openhouse Forms New Partnership to Support the LGBTQ Community

    By Dr. Karen Skultety– Ask anyone you know about how they envision aging and you are likely to hear, “I never want to end up in a nursing home.” People…

    Remembering Marcia Iris Baum, LCSW, MSW

    Remembering Marcia Iris Baum, LCSW, MSW

    Noted San Francisco psychotherapist Marcia Iris Baum died on Saturday, August 18, as a result of severe injuries sustained in an automobile crash near the intersections of Highways 1 and…

    GGBA Member Spotlight, Business Tips and More…

    GGBA Member Spotlight Blueprint NYC Blueprint NYC is a full-service events and communications company that specializes in audience engagement with unbridled creativity, relentless drive and years of experience. For the San…

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