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    San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band Is the Official Band of San Francisco

    San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band Is the Official Band of San Francisco

    The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band (SFLGFB), like the San Francisco Bay Times, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Soon there will be another milestone to commemorate. An ordinance…

    Families That Scapegoat

    Families That Scapegoat

    By Tom Moon, MFT– When Maureen’s aging mother fell and broke her hip the day before Thanksgiving, Maureen left her wife and drove seven hours to be with her injured…

    Why Releasing Your Inner Santa Is a Good Thing

    Why Releasing Your Inner Santa Is a Good Thing

    By Brandon Miller, CFP– Science can tell you why Santa is so jolly. It has nothing to do with getting to travel the world or only having to work one…

    Same Platforms, Different Looks

    Same Platforms, Different Looks

    By Philip Ruth– Platforms. In drag, they’re the high heels that put performers on two gigantic pedestals. In cars, they’re the foundation from which multiple models can spawn. In both…

    Holiday Arts Preview

    Holiday Arts Preview

    Night Bloom – A Light and Sound Experience December 2–January 6 Conservatory of Flowers 100 John F. Kennedy Drive San Francisco Night Bloom is a five-week light, art and sound…

    Two Entertaining New LGBT Books to Gift to Yourself and Others This Holiday Season

    Two Entertaining New LGBT Books to Gift to Yourself and Others This Holiday Season

    By Michele Karlsberg– Michele Karlsberg: Laury A. Egan, author of Fabulous! An Opera Buffa, and Hilary Zaid, author of Paper is White, are featured in this issue of the San…

    National AIDS Memorial Grove History and Endowment

    The National AIDS Memorial Grove, located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, is a dedicated space in the national landscape where millions of Americans touched directly or indirectly by AIDS…

    Affordable Housing Wins Big in the Election

    Affordable Housing Wins Big in the Election

    By Assemblymember Phil Ting– With the average rent for a two-bedroom in San Francisco topping $4,400 a month, the city has become increasingly unaffordable for working families and young adults.…

    Tessie’s Generous Spirit Lives On in San Francisco

    Tessie’s Generous Spirit Lives On in San Francisco

    For over 40 years, the all-volunteer organization Tenderloin Tessie has served free holiday meals to those in need. Each meal—whether on Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas—serves an average of a thousand…

    GGBA Member Spotlight: David Perry & Associates

    For this issue of the San Francisco Bay Times, GGBA profiles David Perry & Associates, Inc. You likely are familiar with the company’s well-known namesake, who created the TV show…