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New Tom & Jerry Ornament Commemorates Rainbow Flag

New Tom & Jerry Ornament Commemorates Rainbow Flag

Tom Taylor and Jerry Goldstein, whose beautifully decorated home in the Castro is a perennial holiday favorite, have a new addition to their seasonal tradition this year. With Gilbert Baker,…

Shanti Project Launches Margot Murphy Women’s Cancer Program

Shanti Project Launches Margot Murphy Women’s Cancer Program

Shanti Project, one of San Francisco’s oldest community-based caregiving organizations for people with life-threatening conditions, recently launched the Margot Murphy Women’s Cancer Program. Here at the San Francisco Bay Times,…

Hope Rises for City College with Susan Lamb at the Helm

Hope Rises for City College with Susan Lamb at the Helm

Susan Lamb, Interim Chancellor of CCSF, hit the ground running. Over the past 5 months, since her appointment, she has been skillfully leading the college and guiding its continued evolution.…

Ruth Linden Helps Others to Navigate Our Nation’s Complex Healthcare System

Ruth Linden Helps Others to Navigate Our Nation’s Complex Healthcare System

No one should have to face hospitalization, surgery, or illness alone. Ruth Linden founded Tree of Life Health Advocates in 2014 to help her clients navigate through the increasingly complex…

Homosexuality and the Harlem Renaissance

Homosexuality and the Harlem Renaissance

Teacher Lyndsey Schlax of the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts is teaching the nation’s first on-site high school LGBT course, according to dis­trict officials. In this column,…

SF AIDS Foundation Launches Public Campaign to Fund New Castro Health Center: ‘Strut’

San Francisco AIDS Foundation launched the public phase of “The Campaign for Health & Wellness,” having raised more than $12.2 million of its $15 million goal. The campaign funds the…

Balancing Civil Rights and Religious Freedom

Balancing Civil Rights and Religious Freedom

The idea that someone can be fired for exercising his or her personal freedoms—especially those we have fought for, like same sex marriage—is unthinkable. This is why many, including me,…

Tabula Rasa Presidential Candidates Continue to Detract from What’s Really at Stake

Tabula Rasa Presidential Candidates Continue to Detract from What’s Really at Stake

Amidst all of the sound bites, attack rhetoric and hype around trying to focus on candidate weaknesses, it is often hard to remember that we need to focus on whom,…

Who Nominates a Supreme Court Justice Is the Best Predictor of How that Justice Will Vote in Gay Rights Cases

Who Nominates a Supreme Court Justice Is the Best Predictor of How  that Justice Will Vote in Gay Rights Cases

By Paula Canny, Esq. Last month, in a 5–4 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that denying marriage rights to same sex couples violates the United States Constitution. One…

SCOTUS Stats Analysis of the Current Supreme Court by Paula Canny, Esq.

SCOTUS Stats Analysis of the Current Supreme Court by Paula Canny, Esq.

John G. Roberts, Jr. (born 1/27/1955, 60 years old) Nomination: George W. Bush on 9/6/2005 Senate confirmation: 78-22 on 9/29/2005 Senate composition: 55R-45D Windsor: He found DOMA was constitutional. Obergefell:…

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