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Ensuring Protection and Inclusion for LGBT Seniors

Ensuring Protection and Inclusion for LGBT Seniors

In the previous Aging in Community column, Daniel Redman discussed key legal documents all LGBT seniors should have, but that are particularly important for people living with dementia. This week,…

Reflections on Pride 2014: Kudos to Ridgely, Praise for Ammiano and Thanks to Stewart

Reflections on Pride 2014:  Kudos to Ridgely, Praise for Ammiano and Thanks to Stewart

In the blink of an eye, the Queer Pride Holigayz of 2014 were over and done. But what fun we had! Special kudos are due to George Ridgely, the new…

Coming Out Victories in the Sports World

Coming Out Victories in the Sports World

In the still highly homophobic world of sports, deciding to come out and say you’re gay, or trans, has been a tough call for most LGBT athletes. For school kids…

Planning and Advocating for LGBT Seniors

Planning and Advocating for LGBT Seniors

By Daniel Redman In last week’s article, Dr. Marcy Adelman spoke about issues facing LGBT people diagnosed with dementia as well as their loved ones. This week, I’ll discuss what…

The $180,000 Backpack on Muni

The $180,000 Backpack on Muni

Would you carry $180,000 worth of products on public transportation? I know of at least one patient who must do just that. Here’s how the scenario begins: You start by…

Your Story Matters, So Tell It

Your Story Matters, So Tell It

Last week, I attended a fantastic program, one that recharged my batteries. It was designed to “inspire and support” volunteers who work directly with sick and/or dying clients. While most…

Combine Politics with Pride

Combine Politics with Pride

Happy Pride Month! June is my favor­ite time of year. I love seeing the col­orful pride flags up and down Market Street, catching new flicks at the Fra­meline Film Festival,…

Primary Reflections, City College Graduation and Accreditation Update

Primary Reflections, City College Graduation and Accreditation Update

Anyone who might have been hoping that the June primary would bring an early resolution to the Assembly contest between David Campos and David Chiu has by now come to…

Taking Alzheimer’s/Dementia Out of the Closet

Taking Alzheimer’s/Dementia Out of the Closet

Most of us know someone who has Al­zheimer’s disease or some other type of dementia (Alzheimer’s/dementia). The individual could be a beloved life partner, a family member, a friend or…

Continuing Harvey’s Fight to Change the System

Continuing Harvey’s Fight to Change the System

Last week, I joined San Francisco’s LGBT community in commemorat­ing the 84th birthday of Harvey Milk. With the unveiling of the United States Postal Service’s Harvey Milk stamp, it is…

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