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In Memory of Sam

In Memory of Sam

Regular readers of this column may recall that back in September I wrote about a college friend of mine who had lost his mind and ended up living on the…

Five Building Blocks of Successful Change

Five Building Blocks of  Successful Change

In my day job, I am a change management consultant. Usually when I tell people that at a cocktail party I get a perplexed look. I watch the other person…

Two Sedans that Need to Come Out of the Proverbial Closet

Two Sedans that Need to Come Out  of the Proverbial Closet

Upscale can mean many things. For some, it translates to straight-ahead luxury, like a shopping spree through Union Square’s prestige names. For others, it means having a car that’s sportier…

Making San Francisco Streets Safer for Seniors

Making San Francisco Streets Safer for Seniors

By Marcy Adelman Walk SF, a San Francisco nonprofit pedestrian advocacy organization, is working to make San Francisco a safer, more walkable city for pedestrians. Seniors and lower income communities…

Ensuring Equality in Healthcare Access

Ensuring Equality in  Healthcare Access

For those who think “separate but equal” laws are a thing of the past, consider the newness of marriage equality (for some), or the ongoing plight of our immigrant communities…

Faith and Love

Faith and Love

In recent weeks, several states and national Republican leaders have been pushing for laws and policies to allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT people—and to discriminate against other historically marginalized…

LGBT Seniors Are Particularly Vulnerable to Both Mental and Physical Abuse

LGBT Seniors Are Particularly Vulnerable to Both Mental and Physical Abuse

I’ve worked in the field of elder abuse prevention for the past 25 years and, sadly, I’ve heard many stories about elder abuse in our community. Our reluctance to face…

Breaking Down Barriers to Sports and Business

Breaking Down Barriers to Sports and Business

At a Civil Rights Summit in Austin last April 2014, basketball great Bill Russell related the current struggles of gay athletes fighting for equal playing opportunities with the decades-long discrimination…

Unassuming Exteriors that Belie Interior Comforts

Unassuming Exteriors that Belie Interior Comforts

As we single LGBTs hit the bars and the apps to find our special someone, we put our best feet forward to make a good first impression. With some, the…

City College Update, State Senate Polling and the Year of the Woman

City College Update, State Senate Polling and the Year of the Woman

Some Good News from City College Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Mayor Ed Lee dropped by City College’s Downtown Center at 4th and Mission on April 7th to tour the facilities…

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