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    A Mission Statement, a Purpose, or Intention: Just Be Sure to Have One

    A Mission Statement, a Purpose, or Intention: Just Be Sure to Have One

    By Brett Andrews– And so, a New Year begins—one filled with hope, promise, and opportunity. While we hold fast to the optimism that surrounds it, we are also aware that…

    Overcoming Toxic Shame – Part 1: What Is It?

    Overcoming Toxic Shame – Part 1: What Is It?

    By Tom Moon, MFT– Part of being human is that we all experience guilt (the judgment that I’ve done something wrong) and shame (the judgment that I am wrong) at…

    Two Approaches to Sporty Coupes

    Two Approaches to Sporty Coupes

    By Philip Ruth– If this were the disco 70s, you’d probably seek out a coupe if you wanted to make an automotive statement. Think Chevrolet Monte Carlo or Mercury Cougar…

    Embracing the Queer Literary Community

    By Michele Karlsberg– Michele Karlsberg: For this issue of the San Francisco Bay Times, I present a guest article written by author Sassafras Lowrey. I started writing in 2002, when…

    Curated: VertiGhost

    Curated: VertiGhost

    Through March 25 at the de Young and the Legion of Honor Lynn Hershman Leeson, an artist with strong connections to the Bay Area, is recognized for her pioneering contributions…

    Will Chile Be the First Nation to Win Marriage Equality in 2018?

    Will Chile Be the First Nation to Win Marriage Equality in 2018?

    By Stuart Gaffney and John Lewis As the new year begins, we look to Chile in hopes that the South American nation will become the first country to achieve marriage…

    Celebrating the Life of Mayor Lee

    Celebrating the Life of Mayor Lee

    By Assemblymember Phil Ting– Just one short month ago, San Francisco didn’t just lose its mayor; it lost a champion for social justice and a pioneer for its many different…

    Responding to the Federal Immigration Chief’s Threats Against All of Us

    Responding to the Federal Immigration Chief’s Threats Against All of Us

    By Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember At-Large– As Oakland’s Citywide Elected Councilmember, and the author of Oakland’s City Resolution calling for the Administration to cut ties between OPD and ICE,…

    Redecorate Your Life in 2018

    Redecorate Your Life in 2018

    By Dr. Tim Seelig– Is it just me, or have you also been inundated with more than the usual number of e-mails and posts telling you how to let go…

    Vacaville 1956: California’s First Gay Rights Protest

    Vacaville 1956: California’s First Gay Rights Protest

    By Dr. Bill Lipsky– The first known protest in California by a group of gay men against their mistreatment because they were homosexual, authorities said later, really began with a…