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Equal Pay for Equal Work is Long Overdue

Equal Pay for Equal Work is Long Overdue

Despite passage more than 50 years ago of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which requires that men and women in the same work place be given equal pay for…

Almost There, Oakland

Almost There, Oakland

                          Gertrude Stein traveled home to Oakland in 1935 after a 40-year absence and famously said, “there is…

Oakland’s Record-breaking Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan Continues to Amaze

Oakland’s Record-breaking Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan Continues to Amaze

When members of our SF Bay Times team first met Rebecca Kaplan nearly a decade ago, we were extremely impressed. At the time, Kaplan was in her 30’s, yet she…

There Goes the Gayborhood?

In this issue we’ve looked at the past and the present of the Castro, but what about its future? And how does the Castro now compare to other traditionally LGBT…

New and Improved Castro Street Helps to Preserve SF’s Gayborhood

New and Improved Castro Street Helps to Preserve SF’s Gayborhood

By Andrea Aiello We’re almost there. In about one month, we’ll have our neighborhood back. We’ll say goodbye to our friends on the construction crew. Some may be sad to…

History of the Castro/Upper Market

History of the Castro/Upper Market

By Pauline Scholten In its first 200 years of recorded history, the sheltered little valley now called The Castro has been variously known as Rancho San Miguel, Horner’s Addition, Eureka…

Positive Resource Center to Honor SF Bay Times Photographer Rink

On October 1, Positive Resource Center will present the Emerson Community Volunteer Award to San Francisco Bay Times photographer Rink, who has been photographing our community for nearly five decades.…

Fair Housing for LGBT People: Local Initiative with a National Impact

Fair Housing for LGBT People:  Local Initiative with a National Impact

As marriage equality moves from state to state, we can now focus our attention on fighting for LGBT rights in other areas, including access to housing. As a gay man,…

HIV/AIDS Researcher Joep Lange Helped to Save Millions of Lives

HIV/AIDS Researcher Joep Lange  Helped to Save Millions of Lives

“There is a disturbing misconception that ‘access for all’ is just a challenge for the developing world,” said Joep Lange, former President of the International AIDS Society, in 2004. “Access…

Audry deLucia: An Influential Advocate of LGBT Women in Business

Audry deLucia: An Influential Advocate of  LGBT Women in Business

As Chair of the Golden Gate Business Association’s Women Advancing Ventures in Enterprise Committee, Audry deLucia works to increase the engagement and success of LGBT women in business. She speaks…

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