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    April’s Fools

    By David Perry– In July 1936, General Francisco Franco led a military coup against the duly elected Second Spanish Republic. The resulting Spanish Civil War left over a million dead,…

    Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City Will Open the 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival

    Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City Will Open the 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival

    The 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM Festival) will kick off with the World Premiere of Netflix’s new original series Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, Wednesday, April 10, 7 pm at the Castro…

    Historical Fiction and the Pansy Craze

    Historical Fiction and the Pansy Craze

    By Michele Karlsberg– As philosopher and author George Santayana stated, “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” The study of history is exceptionally important to the…

    March Gladness for the Equality Act 3.0

    March Gladness for the Equality Act 3.0

    By Andrea Shorter– The once “radical” notion that LGBT people should be protected by federal law against discrimination could be nearing its end. The awaited reintroduction of the Equality Act…

    Lifting Low Wage Earners Out of Poverty

    Lifting Low Wage Earners Out of Poverty

    By Assemblymember Phil Ting– It sounds unbelievable, but it’s unfortunately true. Low-wage Californians leave roughly $2 billion in refunds on the table because they don’t claim their state and federal…

    Bringing Accessory Dwelling Units to Oakland

    Bringing Accessory Dwelling Units to Oakland

    By Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember At-Large– Earlier this year I authored a resolution to declare a local state of emergency on homelessness in Oakland that was passed unanimously. However,…

    GGBA Foundation, Women-Owned Businesses and More!

    GGBA Foundation Founded in 2017, the GGBA Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting diversity by funding educational opportunities for the LGBT and allied business community of San…

    Why Can’t I Find a Partner? 1. Three Attachment Styles

    Why Can’t I Find a Partner? 1. Three Attachment Styles

    By Tom Moon, MFT– In my psychotherapy work (primarily with gay men) over the last four decades, probably the most common question I’ve been asked is, “How can I find…

    ‘Hugged by a Boy’ on the Barbary Coast

    ‘Hugged by a Boy’ on the Barbary Coast

    By Dr. Bill Lipsky– The San Francisco Call was shocked, shocked to discover there were such goings-on. “Hugged by a Boy” read the headline in its August 3, 1894, issue.…

    Gentle Methodists, Where’s Your Anger?

    Gentle Methodists, Where’s Your Anger?

    By Dr. Tim Seelig– Once again, we return to Holly Near’s iconic lyrics, “We are a gentle, angry people.” Well, one group of people should be firmly in the angry…