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    No Place Like Home Initiative Now Law

    No Place Like Home Initiative Now Law

    Governor Brown signed into law AB 1618, the “No Place Like Home” initiative. This measure will provide $2 billion dollars to local communities for the construction and rehabilitation of permanent housing…

    A Contract at Last!

    A Contract at Last!

    After a year and a half of negotiating, City College and its faculty union have finally achieved tentative agreement on a contract, subject to ratification by the union’s membership. As…

    Philadelphia Bound

    Philadelphia Bound

    Funny hats. Large signs. Colorful buttons. Names of far-away states in vertical lettering on giant poles. Red, white and blue balloons and streamers. These are my memories as a child…

    Talking About Death Won’t Kill You

    Talking About Death Won’t Kill You

    Death is in the Zeitgeist. Everyone is talking about death, or not talking about it, as the case may be. Or, to be yet more precise: many are talking about…

    The Most Important Election of My Lifetime

    The Most Important Election of My Lifetime

    I am torn between absolute elation and abject terror. Our democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, would not only be the first woman president and an extraordinarily qualified person, but we would…

    Because My Attackers Did Not Have Assault Weapons

    Because My Attackers Did Not Have Assault Weapons

    Our nation has been hit with horrific homophobic violence in what is part of a continuing pattern of mass shootings. I find myself thinking how lucky I am to be…

    New Gun Laws Provide Fitting Tribute to Orlando Victims

    New Gun Laws Provide Fitting Tribute to Orlando Victims

    Orlando has the unfortunate distinction of being the deadliest mass shooting in United States history, with 49 fatalities and 53 injuries. The fact that it happened at an LGBT nightclub…

    Orlando Reflections

    Orlando Reflections

    “If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet shatter every closet door.” – Harvey Milk Sadly, the bullet that killed Harvey Milk nearly four decades ago has still…

    Revised Dignity Fund Legislation

    Revised Dignity Fund Legislation

    The Dignity Fund Coalition has revised its proposed legislation for additional revenue for San Francisco’s vulnerable elders and people living with disabilities. According to the current proposal, revenues are to…

    Taking Inspiration from Diana Nyad

    Taking Inspiration from Diana Nyad

    Happy Pride Month, everyone! This is a month to celebrate our community, our families and our allies. It is also a month for reflection on what we have accomplished and…

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