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    In the News: 10.22.20

    New Funds Approved for Castro District Safety Measures At the Transportation Authority meeting on October 20, additional funds were approved to enhance safety in the Castro District. As Supervisor Rafael…

    Ann Rostow: RIP, Monica Roberts

    Ann Rostow: RIP, Monica Roberts

    By Ann Rostow– RIP, Monica Roberts Sadly, we have to start with the untimely death of the greatly admired transgender blogger and activist, Monica Roberts, who collapsed outside her Houston…

    It’s Time to Vote

    It’s Time to Vote

    By Assemblymember Phil Ting– The November 2020 election is finally here. Along with other Californians, I am counting on you to vote, as we are fighting for the soul of…

    Jackie vs. Goliath for California State Senate

    Jackie vs. Goliath for California State Senate

    By Jennifer Kroot– Jackie Fielder, a young, indigenous, queer, Latina, Democratic Socialist is running for California State Senate. The District 11 seat, held by Scott Wiener, is up for grabs.…

    Outing Originalism as Outrageous

    Outing Originalism as Outrageous

    By Stuart Gaffney and John Lewis– Illinois Senator Richard Durbin called it “shameless”; Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar: a “sham.” They were, of course, talking about last week’s unprecedented U.S. Senate…

    Getting Oakland Back on the Board of BAAQMD

    Getting Oakland Back on the Board of BAAQMD

    By Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember At-Large– Fire season seems to grow longer and longer each year. With more fires, the quality of the air becomes more of an issue…

    Come Out! Stay Safe!

    By Karen Williams– Come out, come out, wherever you are! How many times have we heard folks who are already out telling others to “come out” and to be proud?…

    Fun Cars for Serious Times

    Fun Cars for Serious Times

    By Philip Ruth– Home stretch! It’s been a long political slog, and now we’re within shouting distance of having our vote on the matter. Amid this electoral tension, I had…

    Edward Prime-Stevenson: In Defense of Similisexualism

    Edward Prime-Stevenson: In Defense of Similisexualism

    By Dr. Bill Lipsky– In Her Enemy, Some Friends, and Other Stories, published in 1913, Edward Prime-Stevenson (1858–1942) kindly provided his readers with a list of books to be found…

    Off the Wahl: Smart Chills and Thrills

    Off the Wahl: Smart Chills and Thrills

    By Jan Wahl– This is the time of year scary movies are celebrated. Whether it’s Halloween or the darkening days of fall, let’s get our minds out of the real…

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