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    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…

    Remembering Jeff Adachi

    Remembering Jeff Adachi

    By Louise “Lou” Fischer– Jeff Adachi was a hero and a fierce protector of the constituents he served. His untimely and sudden passing at the age of 59 was a…

    A Quick Review of Tax Changes That Could Impact You

    A Quick Review of Tax Changes That Could Impact You

    By Brandon Miller, CFP– Remember that scene in Gone with the Wind where Scarlett O’Hara says, “I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I’ll go crazy. I’ll…

    The Three Components of Self Compassion: 3 – Mindfulness vs. Over-Identification

    The Three Components of Self Compassion: 3 – Mindfulness vs. Over-Identification

    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…