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    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…

    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…