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The Choice to Move

The Choice to Move

My spouse and I recently moved to a smaller home after 30 years in our beautiful painted lady on Castro Street. As we downsized, donated, gave away and sold some…

Down and Out on the Streets of San Francisco

Down and Out on the Streets of San Francisco

San Franciscans hate homelessness. Some of us blame the homeless themselves for their circumstances. Others see, in the disorder in our BART stations and on our sidewalks, the obscene consequences…

Healing the Wounded AIDS Warrior: An Interview with Tez Anderson

Healing the Wounded AIDS Warrior:  An Interview with Tez Anderson

This is not a time for inaction in our fight against HIV/AIDS. As Tez Anderson told me during a recent interview, “We need to start planning for the next 20…

Aging, Illness and the 5 Stages of Grief

Aging, Illness and the 5 Stages of Grief

Denial Who, me? Aging? So, I turned 60 in January 2013, big deal. “Oh, you’ll see. Being over 60 is different,” friends said. “Not for me” was my constant retort.…

Reflecting on the Life and Death of Bryan “Feather Lynn” Higgins

Reflecting on the Life and Death of  Bryan “Feather Lynn” Higgins

Images of intolerance and hatred filled the media this week. We have witnessed the militarization of a police force against its people in Ferguson, Missouri, as they rioted against perceived…

Endorsement Season

Endorsement Season

As many of you may know, I was elected to the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee (DCCC) two years ago. This is the governing body of the party in…

November Election Preview

November Election Preview

Greetings political nerds! Remember those happy bygone days when the voter information handbook was nearly as thick as a phone book? More recently, some of us may have come to…

Creating Welcoming Environments for LGBT Seniors

As the U.S. Supreme Court was taking up the issue of gay marriage last year, Dr. John DeCecco wanted to make a difference in his local community here at The…

Three Stylish Cars, But Only One Knocks Your Cap Back

Three Stylish Cars, But Only One Knocks Your Cap Back

Style. They say we gays know it well. I recently tested three cars that are loaded with style, each in their own way. The ELR is Cadillac’s first plug-in hybrid;…

Let’s Not Go It Alone: Finding Hope Through Connections

Let’s Not Go It Alone: Finding Hope Through Connections

Not long ago, an aging gay man in his 70’s shared with me his grief over the death of his cherished partner, who died as a result of HIV/AIDS in…

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