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    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…

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    Boise, ID – State Police Cite 44 for Trespassing After “Add the Words’’ Protest Blocks Senate – 2.3 Frustrated after eight years of rejection, a group of “Add the Words”…

    Building Connections Is the Key to Healthy Aging

    Building Connections Is the Key to Healthy Aging

    Connection to community is the number-one predictor of health and well-being for older adults. No matter your income level, cultural background, degree of mobility or living arrangement, it is the…

    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…

    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…