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    We Love You, Aimee Stephens!

    We Love You, Aimee Stephens!

    By John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney– “Aimee, Aimee, Aimee! We love you! We love you! We love you!” That’s what Aimee Stephens, plaintiff in the historic transgender rights case currently…

    Contenders & Contentions: Biden’s Veep Nominee

    Contenders & Contentions: Biden’s Veep Nominee

    By Andrea Shorter– Is it possible to focus on anything else in political theater besides the debacle that plays out daily regarding the Trump administration’s failing response to the coronavirus…

    ‘…And All That Pride’

    ‘…And All That Pride’

    By Brett Andrews– Some things don’t have to change. We are who we are. Thank god. While this pandemic will prevent us from marching down Market Street in colorful mass…

    Pink Triangle Will Be ‘Illuminated’ Vibrant Acre of Light for 25th Anniversary

    For the past 24 years, hundreds of volunteers have gathered near the top of Twin Peaks to install The Pink Triangle, a beloved symbol of hope and inclusion. Led by…

    Balancing the State Budget During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    By Assemblymember Phil Ting– Compared to just a few months ago, our world is completely different. As Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, I have written about all the good…

    Oakland Honors Asian Pacific Islanders While Committing to Fight Against Anti-Asian Racism

    By Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember At-Large– On May 12, the Oakland City Council had the honor of unanimously passing an important resolution: Resolution Condemning Anti-Asian Hate Crimes, and Honoring…

    Take Me Home with You!

    “My name is Rufus! I’m just seven months old and still fascinated by the world around me. I love hanging out with other dogs and dream of having a canine…

    Out of the Crowd Comes Harvey Milk

    Out of the Crowd Comes Harvey Milk

    By Tom Ammiano– I moved to 16th and Castro in 1968. If you walked down Castro Street almost at any time then, you would probably see Harvey Milk physically going…

    Ann Rostow: From Bad to Worse

    Ann Rostow: From Bad to Worse

    By Ann Rostow– From Bad to Worse I think we all expected by now that Corona Life will be with us for months, a year, maybe more. But in my…

    Female World Leaders Excel During Crisis as Trump Tanks

    Female World Leaders Excel During Crisis as Trump Tanks

    By Louise “Lou” Fischer– So here we are, week 7 (or is it 8? who knows anymore) of captivity and I’ve realized 2 things: 1) Trump sucks as president. He really…

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