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    At Stake in the Kavanaugh Nomination: Exclusion and Separation

    At Stake in the Kavanaugh Nomination: Exclusion and Separation

    By John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney– Few matters could be more important to the lives of LGBTIQ Americans than defeating the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.…

    Call to Order: Reckoning with John McCain’s Last Stand

    Call to Order: Reckoning with John McCain’s Last Stand

    By Andrea Shorter– On the same day that tributes were being paid to the lives of iconic American figures Aretha Franklin and U.S. Senator John McCain, ABC News released a…

    School Is Open – For All

    School Is Open – For All

    By Assemblymember Phil Ting– Summer is over, and our kids have returned to school. Unfortunately, our federal Department of Education is turning back the clock. Under Secretary Betsy DeVos, the…

    Oakland Celebrates Pride Week and LGBTQ Community Center’s Successful First Year

    Oakland Celebrates Pride Week and LGBTQ Community Center’s Successful First Year

    By Kin Folkz– Oakland, California, finally has its own much-needed and long-awaited LGBTQ Center. Although public acceptance of LGBTQ people and culture has increased over the years, a recent California…

    Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice

    By Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember At-Large– This coming weekend will be the annual Oakland Pride celebration—an important opportunity to build unity, strengthen community and more. The Oakland Pride festival,…

    Remembering Marcia Iris Baum, LCSW, MSW

    Remembering Marcia Iris Baum, LCSW, MSW

    Noted San Francisco psychotherapist Marcia Iris Baum died on Saturday, August 18, as a result of severe injuries sustained in an automobile crash near the intersections of Highways 1 and…

    GGBA Member Spotlight, Business Tips and More…

    GGBA Member Spotlight Blueprint NYC Blueprint NYC is a full-service events and communications company that specializes in audience engagement with unbridled creativity, relentless drive and years of experience. For the San…

    The People of the State of California vs. Travis Miner

    The People of the State of California vs. Travis Miner

    By Dr. Bill Lipsky– Saturday, October 23, 1937, was an unseasonably warm day in Southern California. With the temperature in the high 80s and business slow, Travis Miner, 37, left…

    Candidate Endorsements: Speed Dating Without Cocktails

    Candidate Endorsements: Speed Dating Without Cocktails

    By Louise “Lou” Fischer– While it feels like we just finished an election (we did), it’s already late August. For members of political clubs, elected officials and campaign staff that…

    A Blue-Green Wave

    A Blue-Green Wave

    By Peter Gallotta– The Golden State is on fire. Just a few hours north of San Francisco, the Mendocino Complex Fire has been raging since late July. It is now…

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