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LGBT Service Members, Alice News, and a DCCC Loophole that Should Be Fixed

LGBT Service Members, Alice News, and a DCCC Loophole that Should Be Fixed

Remembering Air Force Major Adrianna Vorderbruggen Last month I wrote about the military opening up all job fields to women. In that column, published December 17, I commented: “One of…

An Important Change to a Long-standing Pentagon Policy

An Important Change to a Long-standing Pentagon Policy

Happy holidays to you! This is often a time for reflection and sharing. In this column I want to share some good news and reflect on how we can reach…

Election Consequences, World AIDS Day

Election Consequences, World AIDS Day

Election Consequences The fall election is behind us. We have a new Sheriff—Vicki Hennessy won by a landslide, having received 61% of the vote compared to Ross Mirkarimi’s 33%. She…

Key Races in the November 3 Election

Key Races in the November 3 Election

Another fall, another election season. Many of you may have already completed your vote-by-mail ballot and sent it in. If so, thank you for voting! If you have not, I…

Propositions on the November Ballot Concerning SF Housing

Propositions on the November Ballot  Concerning SF Housing

Five years ago, one of the largest issues facing San Francisco was its 9.5% unemployment rate. The economy was still in recession and people were looking for work. The real…

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…

Juggling the Gay (LGBTQQI) Agenda

Juggling the Gay (LGBTQQI) Agenda

With the recent victory in the Supreme Court for marriage equality, many are taking a moment to assess where we are as a community and where we want to go.…

An Issue Our Community Has Grappled with for Years

An Issue Our Community  Has Grappled with for Years

Last week, a friend and I were talking about Pride Month, since she had just come back from her employer’s Pride Month reception and celebration. I asked her how it…

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…

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…

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