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Living at 55 Laguna

Living at 55 Laguna

By Michelle Alcedo So, here’s the deal. Securing an affordable housing unit in San Francisco is highly competitive, because the selection process is done by lottery. Far more people will…

Coming Home: Conveying a Legacy to Openhouse

Coming Home: Conveying a Legacy to Openhouse

Openhouse is excited to celebrate a recent pledge of $50,000 from the Coming Home Fund at the Horizons Foundation. Coming Home was a San Francisco institution that established a hospice…

Words from Openhouse Supporters

Words from Openhouse Supporters

Margie Adam As we get older, many LGBT people experience a sense of growing invisibility. We’re not as likely to show up at the marches, conferences, and concerts. We’re less…

NGPA’s Education Fund Helps Aspiring LGBT Aviators and Allies

NGPA’s Education Fund Helps Aspiring LGBT Aviators and Allies

Do you know an aspiring aviator? NGPA’s Education Fund provides scholarships to aviators with the de­sire to develop professional aviation skills and ratings beyond the private pilot certificate, and who…

LGBT Labor History in the Bay Area

LGBT Labor History in the Bay Area

By Miriam Frank The Bay Area’s vibrant heritage of queer community is matched by a long and powerful history of labor organizing. Labor/ gay connections hearken back to the mid-1930s,…

25 Years with Olivia

25 Years with Olivia

By Jill Cruse Making $700 a summer at Girl Scout Camp in 1978, I remember sitting at the Camp Staff house, loving my job and listening to Cris Williamson’s “Waterfall”…

Changing the World One Smile at a Time

Changing the World One Smile at a Time

By Rachel Wahba It’s been a long time and we travelled many seas, and survived many storms. It has not been easy being a lesbian company, but the rewards continue…

Fighting Discrimination in Education

Fighting Discrimination in Education

(Editor’s Note: This article marks the debut of new San Francisco Bay Times columnist Assemblymember Phil Ting, who has been a longtime ally of our community. As you can see…

LGBT in Oakland: How Far We’ve Come, and Our Next Steps

LGBT in Oakland: How Far We’ve Come, and Our Next Steps

(Editor’s Note: A while back, we mentioned the future launch of a new San Francisco Bay Times column authored by Oakland Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan. We are now delighted to…

Remembering Cookie Dough (Nov. 8, 1963–Jan. 29, 2015)

Remembering Cookie Dough (Nov. 8, 1963–Jan. 29, 2015)

Beloved entertainer Cookie Dough (Eddie Bell) passed away on January 29 in San Francisco with her husband Michael Chu by her side. According to fellow performer and San Francisco Bay…

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