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    Leadership, Courage and Money

    Leadership, Courage and Money

    By Roger Doughty There’s no escaping the alarming events and sometimes stupefying pronouncements tumbling from the nation’s capital. Even if we turned off every device, ignored every newspaper, and closed…

    Two Luxurious Ways to Treat Yourself If You’re Seeking New Wheels

    By Philip Ruth “You’re born naked, and the rest is drag,” according to mega-diva RuPaul, whose timeless quote rings with absolute truth. It applies to this month’s two luxury vehicles,…

    New Alice Mission Statement, Lesbians Who Tech Summit and a Valentine’s Day Reminder

    New Alice Mission Statement, Lesbians Who Tech Summit and a Valentine’s Day Reminder

    By Zoe Dunning Respite from the Madness I had planned on using this column to rant about the latest Trump executive orders, tweets, cabinet appointments and “alternative facts.” But I…

    Common Ground

    Common Ground

    By Jessica Lehman Last weekend, I joined the diverse crowd at San Francisco Airport to protest Trump’s ban on Muslim immigrants and refugees. One of the signs that brought tears…

    Lavender Sweep at City College

    Lavender Sweep at City College

    By Rafael Mandelman City College’s governing board has a queer majority. All four of the Trustees sworn in at our January 4 inauguration ceremony—newly elected Trustees Tom Temprano and Shanell…

    On the Precipice of a Trump Administration and Local Political Changes

    On the Precipice of a Trump Administration and Local Political Changes

    By Zoe Dunning Change Is Coming for Democrats Back in October, I was so confident Hillary Clinton would be our next President that I went ahead and booked roundtrip flights…

    Two Zoomy Coupes for the Winter Blues

    Two Zoomy Coupes for the Winter Blues

    By Philip Ruth “Tell me something good.” That’s what I text one of my classic-car buddies after we’ve vented about the daily updates regarding our president-elect. We both work alone,…

    The Flames of Disparity

    The Flames of Disparity

    By Debra Walker A month in and I am still in shock. I know I am not alone in this. As I tried to put one foot in front of…

    Honoring Those Lost, Protecting Artistic Communities and Our Renters

    Honoring Those Lost, Protecting Artistic Communities and Our Renters

    By Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember At-Large On December 2, a large fire took the lives of 36 people attending a concert in a warehouse known as “Ghost Ship” in…

    Deck the Halls of Schools, Workplaces and Courts with LGBT Equality

    Deck the Halls of Schools, Workplaces and Courts with LGBT Equality

    By John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney Whenever we hear the ubiquitous holiday music that pervades the airwaves this time of year, we can’t help but want to sing along—not with…