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    LGBT Labor History in the Bay Area

    LGBT Labor History in the Bay Area

    By Miriam Frank The Bay Area’s vibrant heritage of queer community is matched by a long and powerful history of labor organizing. Labor/ gay connections hearken back to the mid-1930s,…

    25 Years with Olivia

    25 Years with Olivia

    By Jill Cruse Making $700 a summer at Girl Scout Camp in 1978, I remember sitting at the Camp Staff house, loving my job and listening to Cris Williamson’s “Waterfall”…

    Changing the World One Smile at a Time

    Changing the World One Smile at a Time

    By Rachel Wahba It’s been a long time and we travelled many seas, and survived many storms. It has not been easy being a lesbian company, but the rewards continue…

    Fighting Discrimination in Education

    Fighting Discrimination in Education

    (Editor’s Note: This article marks the debut of new San Francisco Bay Times columnist Assemblymember Phil Ting, who has been a longtime ally of our community. As you can see…

    LGBT in Oakland: How Far We’ve Come, and Our Next Steps

    LGBT in Oakland: How Far We’ve Come, and Our Next Steps

    (Editor’s Note: A while back, we mentioned the future launch of a new San Francisco Bay Times column authored by Oakland Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan. We are now delighted to…

    Remembering Cookie Dough (Nov. 8, 1963–Jan. 29, 2015)

    Remembering Cookie Dough (Nov. 8, 1963–Jan. 29, 2015)

    Beloved entertainer Cookie Dough (Eddie Bell) passed away on January 29 in San Francisco with her husband Michael Chu by her side. According to fellow performer and San Francisco Bay…

    Tribute to Phyllis

    Attorney General Kamala Harris Phyllis has been a supporter since my earliest days in public service. She and Del always encouraged me to focus on caring for the vulnerable and…

    Silver Linings and Writings on the Wall Photos courtesy of Emerge California

    Silver Linings and Writings on the Wall                         Photos courtesy of Emerge California

    California Democrats garnered big wins all across the state earlier this month in the November General Election, and those victories provided a much-needed silver lining to an otherwise bruising and…

    New Opportunities for GGBA Members Thanks to NGLCC, USAID Partnership

    New Opportunities for GGBA Members Thanks to NGLCC, USAID Partnership

    By Paul Pendergast Businesses in the Bay Area, as major importers and exporters to the Pacific Rim, Latin America and South America, know how important trade is to their growth.…

    The Future Is Now for LGBT Business Equality

    The Future Is Now for LGBT Business Equality

    By Sam McClure The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is proud to be a part of celebrating the 40th anniversary of America’s very first LGBT business organization,…