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    Honoring the Legacy of Stu Smith

    Today we mourn the loss of one of the most compassionate and beloved members of our community, Stu Smith. He left behind an inimitable legacy of lives touched, and he…

    Stu Smith – December 7, 1940 – February 3, 2014

    Stu Smith – December 7, 1940 – February 3, 2014

    Stuart (Stu) Morrison Smith died after a brief battle with cancer on Monday, February 3, surrounded by old friends and family members including his beloved husband, Dave Earl. Mr. Smith…

    A Love Letter to Shanti

    A Love Letter to Shanti

    HIV was ravaging the community here in San Francisco and around the world, and when I got the results that decreed me infected back in 1988, I assumed, like all…

    A Remembrance of Stu Smith and his Legacy of Service

    A Remembrance of Stu Smith and his Legacy of Service

    By Kaushik Roy With the passing of Stu Smith on February 3rd, San Francisco’s LGBT, HIV, and Recovery communities lost one of their iconic members and leaders. Words are inadequate…

    Tribute to Stu Smith

    Tribute to Stu Smith

    Remembering Gwen Avery: Great Soul, Great Singer

    Remembering Gwen Avery: Great Soul, Great Singer

    Gwen Avery, the amazing and powerful African-American blues singer who gave so much to the Bay Area lesbian community, died unexpectedly from complications of gall-bladder surgery on January 31 at…

    Lunar New Year: Mayor’s Vision for the Coming Months

    Special to the Bay Times The Year of the Horse is a time for setting our sights on the future and committing to efforts that continue our progress together. We…

    Love and Justice: A Celebration of Marriage Equality in California

    This Valentine’s Day week marks the tenth anniversary of San Francisco permitting same-sex couples to marry. While the road has been long and winding, those first weddings here a decade…

    Time to Protest Rising Repression of the LGBTQ Community in Russia

    Time to Protest Rising Repression of the LGBTQ Community in Russia

    By Masha Penkova Russia is currently in the spotlight as the host country for the Olympics. But this is not the only reason why we should be paying attention. Rising…

    Dreaming of Snow in the Castro

    Dreaming of Snow in the Castro

    California has always been the Golden State, famous for its gold digging and sunshine. But the current drought, talk of climate change, and memories of past winters here have us…