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    Now Is Not the Time for a Speaker of the House in Training

    Now Is Not the Time for a Speaker of the House in Training

    By Andrea Shorter– The clouds have parted, the rains have come and the air has been cleansed, both literally and figuratively. Literally, after nearly two weeks of unhealthy smoke blanketed…

    Application Dates Announced for LGBTQ-Welcoming Affordable Senior Housing

    Construction of Openhouse’s new LGBTQ-welcoming affordable senior housing is on schedule, such that residents will be able to move in starting April 2019! If you would like to be considered,…

    Thoughts After Seeing Boy Erased

    Thoughts After Seeing Boy Erased

    By Tom Moon, MFT– Boy Erased is a moving film about a gay teenager in Arkansas whose Baptist minister father pressures him into submitting to “conversion” therapy. One of the…

    In Memoriam: Samuel Thoron (1939–2018)

    In Memoriam: Samuel Thoron (1939–2018)

    All of us at the San Francisco Bay Times were saddened to learn of the passing this month of Samuel Thoron, who with his wife Julia led PFLAG SF (Parents,…

    Angelina Weld Grimké and ‘No Rights But Human Rights’

    Angelina Weld Grimké and ‘No Rights But Human Rights’

    By Dr. Bill Lipsky– Being young, gifted, black, female and lesbian was not necessarily the recipe for success in early 20th century America, no matter how distinguished and renowned your…

    Music Legend Holly Near Continues to Inspire and Reveal the Power of Social Change Activism

    Music Legend Holly Near Continues to Inspire and Reveal the Power of Social Change Activism

    “I do not separate my music from my heart nor do I separate my ideas from my daily life. I open myself up to learning as much as I can…

    Move to Soothe

    Move to Soothe

    By Cinder Ernst– I have recently found an online workout that is serving me really well. Considering that I’ve been a personal trainer for almost thirty years, I love that…

    Keith Haring Art and Activism Will Soon Be Featured at the SF LGBT Center

    Keith Haring Art and Activism Will Soon Be Featured at the SF LGBT Center

    Although Keith Haring was just 31 when he died of AIDS-related complications in 1990, his iconic graffiti-inspired pop art and LGBTQ activism remain vibrant in everything from clothing lines to…

    California State Proposition and SF Local Measure Results, Midterm Election of November 2018

    YES – State Proposition 1 – Authorizes Bonds to Fund Specified Housing Assistance Programs. Legislative Statute. YES – State Proposition 2 – Authorizes Bonds to Fund Existing Housing Program for Individuals…

    Election Recap: Many Celebrations and a Few Tears

    Election Recap: Many Celebrations and a Few Tears

    By Louise “Lou” Fischer– In my article last month, ( http://sfbaytimes.com/election-day-recommendations-predictions/ ), I noted that this election would be a referendum on which America we will live in for the…