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    Mission Control: All Systems A-Go to Land the Equality Act

    Mission Control: All Systems A-Go to Land the Equality Act

    By Andrea Shorter– Now that NASA has successfully landed the Perseverance rover on Mars in further search of other intelligent or not so intelligent life forms, perhaps we can now…

    Harvey Milk Plaza Project Announces Design Reset

    Harvey Milk Plaza Project Announces Design Reset

    The Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza (FHMP) on February 22 announced the selection of local design firm SWA to reimagine and redesign Harvey Milk Plaza, an important initial investment by…

    Eviction Moratorium Extended

    Eviction Moratorium Extended

    By Assemblymember Phil Ting– The numbers are striking. A recent U.S. Census Bureau survey found nearly two million adult Californians are behind on their rent. State budget officials estimate the…

    Making Sure Vaccines Are Available for Everyone

    Making Sure Vaccines Are Available for Everyone

    By Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember At-Large– On February 16, 2021, the Biden Administration through FEMA, and Governor Newsom through the California Office of Emergency Services, together with local leaders,…

    Change

    By Dr. Tim Seelig– “Change” is a small word, but it holds more different meanings than most words in our vocabulary. It’s both a verb and a noun. After almost…

    Bruce Is the Best!

    Bruce Is the Best!

    By Jan Wahl– He’s often called “a gay icon.” The internet lauds him as a six-time Emmy winner. His appearances on Hollywood Squares and writing for the Academy Award shows…

    Astrology: Speaking to Your Soul

    Astrology: Speaking to Your Soul

    By Elisa Quinzi– To the degree that we acknowledge the validity of astrology, is the degree that we acknowledge the existence of a mysterious intelligent ordering of the universe. This…

    Love, Bravery, and Tragedy

    Love, Bravery, and Tragedy

    By Michele Karlsberg– Flower of Iowa, an historical novel by Lance Ringel, is a sprawling tale of battle, courage, the resilience of the human spirit, and the transformative power of love.…

    Pete Buttigieg and the ‘Damned Lesbian’

    Pete Buttigieg and the ‘Damned Lesbian’

    By Stuart Gaffney and John Lewis– When Pete Buttigieg won Senate confirmation last week becoming the first openly gay member of the Cabinet, our thoughts immediately turned to the first…

    The Profits of Poverty

    By Derek Barnes– Many acknowledge that America is the wealthiest nation, but we are failing miserably in eradicating poverty on our own shores. Why haven’t we made more progress in…

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