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    Honoring the Oscar Grant Foundation and Love Not Blood Campaign

    Honoring the Oscar Grant Foundation and Love Not Blood Campaign

    By Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember At-Large– This year my office has chosen to honor the Oscar Grant Foundation and the Love Not Blood Campaign for Black History Month. Oscar…

    Second Chances

    Second Chances

    By Assemblymember Phil Ting– California went through a decades-long “tough-on-crime” period when the popular response to public safety concerns was to lock up criminals and throw away the key. But…

    GGBA’s Statement on Caltrans’ Historic Inclusion of LGBT Businesses

    On April 28, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1 (SB1) that was entitled the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. That established a $54 Billion fund…

    The Three Components of Self Compassion: 2 – Common Humanity vs. Isolation

    The Three Components of Self Compassion: 2 – Common Humanity vs. Isolation

    By Tom Moon, MFT– Can we intentionally learn to be less self-critical and more self-compassionate? Psychologist Kristin Neff believes that we can. Based on her pioneering research, she has identified…

    Two ‘Boston Marriages’: Katharine Lee Bates & Katharine Coman and Amy Lowell & Ada Dwyer Russell

    Two ‘Boston Marriages’: Katharine Lee Bates & Katharine Coman and Amy Lowell & Ada Dwyer Russell

    By Dr. Bill Lipsky– Katharine Lee Bates and Katharine Coman In 1882, those who strove to keep the thoughts of other people pure finally succeeded in having Walt Whitman’s Leaves…

    Monet: The Late Years

    Monet: The Late Years

    Through May 27 at the de Young Monet: The Late Years, now at the de Young, is the first exhibition in more than 20 years dedicated to the final phase…

    Sean Dorsey Dance Celebrates 15 Years of Trailblazing Dance

    Sean Dorsey Dance Celebrates 15 Years of Trailblazing Dance

    Company celebrates in San Francisco March 14–16 Over the past 15 years, trailblazing transgender choreographer, dancer, writer and advocate Sean Dorsey has had a profound impact on audiences, communities and…

    ADEM Election Results and New Co-Chair at Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club

    ADEM Election Results and New Co-Chair at Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club

    By Louise “Lou” Fischer– It’s February, so while the California Black Bears are hibernating in Yosemite and the Bears of the Castro and SoMa are hibernating at 440 Castro and…

    The President Can’t Handle the Truth

    The President Can’t Handle the Truth

    By Peter Gallotta– Recently I did something that I’m not very proud of. The funny thing is, I can’t quite recall exactly how it happened. But on a recent Saturday…

    Tidying Up the 2020 Democratic Field in the Race for President

    Tidying Up the 2020 Democratic Field in the Race for President

    By Andrea Shorter– I confess: I am a bit mesmerized by Marie Kondo. You know Marie Kondo? The author and YouTube sensation turned Netflix pied piper of tidying up cluttered…