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‘All Lives Matter’ Is Not Enough

‘All Lives Matter’ Is Not Enough

Over the past several weeks, some people have responded to the Black Lives Matter movement by saying that “all lives matter.” While it is certainly true that all lives do,…

Next Steps Needed to Develop An LGBT Senior Mental Health Safety Net

Next Steps Needed to Develop  An LGBT Senior Mental Health Safety Net

In July 2013, the LGBT Aging Policy Task Force’s survey (Addressing the Needs of LGBT Older Adults in San Francisco) reported 15% of the 616 participants seriously considered committing suicide…

The Soccer Kiss that Continues to Rock the World

The Soccer Kiss that Continues to Rock the World

Friday, June 26, Washington DC: The United States Supreme Court ruled that state-level bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, and guaranteed LGBT couples the right to marry and have their…

The Housing Blame Game, and Democracy (Mostly) Restored at City College

The Housing Blame Game, and Democracy (Mostly) Restored at City College

If there was any question that housing unaffordability is the pressing issue of the moment, this November’s ballot, which by my count will have five housing measures for the voters’…

The Pitfalls of Our Need to Label

The Pitfalls of Our Need to Label

“Please just stop your 100% political posts! Most of your classmates…are open minded, but you are so far left and one sided we are mostly tired.” — my college Class…

Cars with Muscle

Cars with Muscle

For some guys and gals, it’s all about the muscles. And the two cars we’ll check out this time have some strong ones. There are three muscle cars from U.S.-brand…

It’s Just That Simple

It’s Just That Simple

When the California Legislature returns on August 17, the Senate Appropriations Committee will begin processing bill 959, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Disparities Reduction Act. Sponsored by Assemblyman David…

Taking Pride in Marriage and Family

Taking Pride in Marriage and Family

The United States Supreme Court decision establishing marriage equality across the country made this year’s San Francisco Pride Celebration a powerful affirmation. Finally, the law frees all of us to…

Understanding Our Aging Bodies

Understanding Our Aging Bodies

Openhouse is doing a remarkable job addressing the barriers to connect LGBT seniors to aging support services. But there are still too many LGBT elders, in particular those over 80…

What Now for the Gays? Reflections on the State of Our LGBT Movement in the Wake of Obergefell

What Now for the Gays? Reflections  on the State of Our LGBT Movement  in the Wake of Obergefell

The Supremes have done it again. Another Pride season has come and gone, and with it, another momentous Anthony Kennedy opinion affirming the shared humanity of gays and lesbians. Not…

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