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San Francisco Goes Boom

San Francisco Goes Boom

By Rafael Mandelman Sign of the times: The front page of a recent issue of the Chronicle had a story about a luxury residential project slated to break ground at…

Finding and Forging Lesbian Community

Finding and Forging  Lesbian Community

I love lesbians. I love community. So one of my favorite topics is lesbian community. I participate in numerous LGBT events and organizations and the experience is often a room…

Are You More City or Suburban? Mazda5 vs. the Nissan Murano

Are You More City or Suburban?  Mazda5 vs. the Nissan Murano

We Bay Area LGBTs are lucky in that we have the choice of different lifestyles—city, suburban or country. The two vehicles this week reflect the values of the first two,…

Reimagining Life

Reimagining Life

As a young man full of life and energy in 1982, I was forced to give up my dreams and ambitions because of a new disease that swept the country.…

Important Groundwork Being Laid Now for the November 2016 Elections

Important Groundwork Being Laid Now for the November 2016 Elections

What’s a delegate? Why should you care? What does that have to do with anything? Those who have been immersed in Democratic party politics long enough probably know the answers,…

President Mandelman, LGBT Soiree, Violence Report, and Shame on BART

President Mandelman, LGBT Soiree, Violence Report, and Shame on BART

Shame on Them Shame on the BART Board of Directors. On Thursday, February 12, the Board voted to ask the Alameda County DA to criminally prosecute the #blacklivesmatter protesters who…

Comparing Two Popular Eco-Friendly Cars: Toyota Prius and Nissan Leaf

Comparing Two Popular Eco-Friendly Cars: Toyota Prius and Nissan Leaf

It doesn’t matter if you’re LGBT or straight when it comes to environmental awareness in the Bay Area; we’re all subject to the same social pressure to consider the Earth…

Changing Times

Changing Times

There is a quiet sea change happening that will affect every LGBT person in the nation, and it will change our lives for the better. Slowly but surely, federal, state,…

Local and National News

Local and National News

By Dennis McMillan LGBT Organizations Commemorate Black History Month February is Black History Month, and a number of LGBT organizations are marking it with special programs and events. HRC is…

Beyond Long-term Care Insurance

Beyond Long-term Care Insurance

Seventy percent of people turning age 65 today can expect to require some form of long-term care during their lives, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.…

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