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The Lesbian Health & Research Center at UCSF

The Lesbian Health & Research Center at UCSF

Many of you probably know, or can relate to, someone like Vivian. At aged 74, she is a lesbian who recently went to her regular doctor for a medical check-up.…

What’s in the “I” of LGBTQI?

What’s in the “I” of LGBTQI?

In the spirit of inclusion, our rainbow alphabet acronym is LGBTQI, and mostly we are clear what these letters mean.  After reading my first article in the Bay Times, David…

Sochi Olympics: Going for Human Rights Gold

Sochi Olympics: Going for Human Rights Gold

The 2014 Winter Olympics, set for February 7-23 in the Russian city of Sochi, are about to begin this weekend. The XXII Games will go on, despite appeals for boycott…

Queer Lifespace Provides Mental Health and Substance Abuse Care

Queer Lifespace Provides Mental Health  and Substance Abuse Care

Have you heard of Queer Lifespace? Have you seen their beautiful new office, full of calming energy, on 2275 Market Street (right next door to Books Inc)? They have been…

Alternative Health for Alternative Folks

Alternative Health for Alternative Folks

In the Bay Area, alternative approaches to health and healing are hardly radical. Even nationwide, nearly 40 percent of the population accesses non-traditional healthcare. There is an array of potentially…

How’s Your Anus?

How’s Your Anus?

By Dr. Naomi Jay, RN, NP, PhD It’s been a wonderful month for anal health! Researchers and patient advocates had a busy pre-Thanksgiving week. You might have noticed the article…

We Do Have Friends in Washington

This might seem a strange article to write, considering the current goings-on, but there are some positives in the Nation’s Capital and today I will highlight a few of these…

“Speak Out” Campaign Brings HIV Out of the Closet

“Speak Out” Campaign Brings HIV Out of the Closet

A new campaign entitled Speak Out launched this month with a series of outdoor ads and targeted messages, including a “media take over” of the Castro MUNI station, with the…

Embracing a Gay Lifestyle With Integrated Body-Mind Fitness

Embracing a Gay Lifestyle With Integrated Body-Mind Fitness

(Editor’s Note: In this issue, we welcome new health and fitness columnist Jamie Leno Zimron. A 5th Degree Aikido Black Belt, Zimron is an LPGA pro, somatic psychologist, body-mind trainer…

Obamacare and Us

Obamacare and Us

It has been over three years since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed. It is often called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or more commonly, Obamacare. It…

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