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    In the News 3.21.2019

    Mayor Breed Appoints San Francisco’s First LGBTQ Fire Chief: Jeanine Nicholson Mayor Breed on March 13 announced her appointment of Deputy Chief Jeanine Nicholson as the city’s fire chief. A…

    Ann Rostow: Bad Things Afoot

    Ann Rostow:  Bad Things Afoot

    By Ann Rostow– Bad Things Afoot Last January, the Supreme Court struck down two injunctions that had been protecting transgender military recruits from Trump’s ban on transgender service. That move…

    March Gladness for the Equality Act 3.0

    March Gladness for the Equality Act 3.0

    By Andrea Shorter– The once “radical” notion that LGBT people should be protected by federal law against discrimination could be nearing its end. The awaited reintroduction of the Equality Act…

    Lifting Low Wage Earners Out of Poverty

    Lifting Low Wage Earners Out of Poverty

    By Assemblymember Phil Ting– It sounds unbelievable, but it’s unfortunately true. Low-wage Californians leave roughly $2 billion in refunds on the table because they don’t claim their state and federal…

    Bringing Accessory Dwelling Units to Oakland

    Bringing Accessory Dwelling Units to Oakland

    By Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember At-Large– Earlier this year I authored a resolution to declare a local state of emergency on homelessness in Oakland that was passed unanimously. However,…

    GGBA Foundation, Women-Owned Businesses and More!

    GGBA Foundation Founded in 2017, the GGBA Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting diversity by funding educational opportunities for the LGBT and allied business community of San…

    LGBT Aging Policy Task Force 5th Anniversary Celebration

    LGBT Aging Policy Task Force 5th Anniversary Celebration

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– The event was billed as a celebration and review of work in progress, but it was also an opportunity for city leadership to double down on…

    Why Can’t I Find a Partner? 1. Three Attachment Styles

    Why Can’t I Find a Partner? 1. Three Attachment Styles

    By Tom Moon, MFT– In my psychotherapy work (primarily with gay men) over the last four decades, probably the most common question I’ve been asked is, “How can I find…

    ‘Hugged by a Boy’ on the Barbary Coast

    ‘Hugged by a Boy’ on the Barbary Coast

    By Dr. Bill Lipsky– The San Francisco Call was shocked, shocked to discover there were such goings-on. “Hugged by a Boy” read the headline in its August 3, 1894, issue.…

    Gentle Methodists, Where’s Your Anger?

    Gentle Methodists, Where’s Your Anger?

    By Dr. Tim Seelig– Once again, we return to Holly Near’s iconic lyrics, “We are a gentle, angry people.” Well, one group of people should be firmly in the angry…

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