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    Seniors Improving Safety in the Tenderloin, and Getting Paid!

    “There is a cambio totalmente (total change) from the beginning to now. We make a difference and we can see that.”   -Margarita Mina, Corner Captain Margarita Mina, a senior resident…

    Trucks that Resemble Daddy and Son

    Trucks that Resemble Daddy and Son

    September means it’s time for San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair, which is the world’s largest leather event. One lifestyle we see there is the dom/sub relationship, which can be expressed…

    Ballot Badness: Vote No on Props Q, R, P and U

    Ballot Badness: Vote No on Props Q, R, P and U

    In my last column I wrote about two ballot measures that I like a lot: Proposition B (City College parcel tax) and Proposition W (Free City College). This month, just…

    Recent Naval Reunion Opened Emotional Wounds Created by Past Homophobic, Sexist Policies

    Recent Naval Reunion Opened Emotional Wounds Created by Past Homophobic, Sexist Policies

    Have you ever gone to one of your high school or college reunions? For some of you, school was a great experience, where you made great friends, and so now…

    The End of August

    The End of August

    When I was growing up in Massachusetts, the end of August was about looking forward to school, to cooler and more comfortable weather, to leaves turning bright red and golden…

    Building a Healthier Bay Area

    Building a Healthier Bay Area

    When people talk about the different levels of government, they usually know about their local government, such as their City and/or County, and also that we have State and Federal…

    Ageism in the LGBT Community

    Ageism in the LGBT Community

    By Michael Costa Ageism is an issue in American society in general, given a fundamental cultural preference for “young,” “new,” and “fresh.” Those who are “older” and “aging” face certain…

    City College Shadow Day

    City College Shadow Day

    “What does a Trustee do?” That’s probably one of the most frequently asked questions I get when meeting people. It is a fair question, to be honest. Most of our…

    Charting a New Course for Equality

    Charting a New Course for Equality

    Choosing which public restroom to use can be a complicated proposition for transgender people who often face threats and violence for walking through the “wrong” door. A 2013 study by…

    Going Green Without Advertising It

    Going Green Without Advertising It

    Buying a hybrid once meant making a distinct statement about being green. Driving a Toyota Prius or Honda Insight demonstrated its owner’s commitment to saving gas and the environment. But…

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