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    Gertrude Stein: Icon of Modernity

    In English or in French, Gertrude Stein’s native and adopted languages, the word to describe her was the same: formidable. She possessed one of the most creative and influential minds…

    The Past Is Never Dead

    The Past Is Never Dead

    Federal Judge Carlton W. Reeves in his eloquent opinion striking down Mississippi’s marriage equality ban noted William Faulkner’s famous observation: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Judge…

    Hanging In To Win

    Hanging In To Win

    Wow, we’re in December again already! Sports enthusiasts love drama and victory, and Bay Area fans were treated to good doses of both in recent weeks—in ways that I think…

    Considering Healthcare Costs in Retiring

    Considering Healthcare Costs in Retiring

    With all the uncertainties of the future, it’s difficult for people to know exactly how much to save for retirement. While it may be relatively easy to gauge how much…

    Ann Rostow: Black Like Those Other Guys

    Ann Rostow: Black Like Those Other Guys

    By Ann Rostow Black Like Those Other Guys Let’s see. It’s hard to focus on GLBT news when my mind is filled with Ferguson. It’s not just the fact that…

    Democracy at City College, A Hell of a Campaign, President Tang, and Battles Ahead

    Democracy at City College, A Hell of a Campaign, President Tang, and Battles Ahead

    Congratulations to my newly elected colleagues on the City College Board of Trustees. Newcomers Amy Bacharach, Brigitte Davila and Thea Selby joined veteran member John Rizzo in winning seats, giving…

    Seniors, Caregiving and the Holiday Blues

    Seniors, Caregiving and the Holiday Blues

    At its best, the holiday season should be a time of happiness and joy, of being nestled in the loving bosom of family and friends. It is a wonderful picture,…

    Two from Mitsubishi Pack Plenty Into A Very Parkable Footprint

    Two from Mitsubishi Pack Plenty Into  A Very Parkable Footprint

    As we LGBTs fight for visibility in the mainstream, so too does Mitsubishi continue its fight to pull itself out of the margins. It has been selling cars in the US since…

    Ann Rostow: Circuit Split!

    By Ann Rostow Circuit Split! As you surely know by now, on November 5, a 2-1 panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled against marriage…

    Tribute to Phyllis

    Attorney General Kamala Harris Phyllis has been a supporter since my earliest days in public service. She and Del always encouraged me to focus on caring for the vulnerable and…