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    Falls Church, VA – Openly Gay Olympic Skater Urges No Olympic Boycott – 8.1 Two-time Olympic figure skating competitor, openly gay Johnny Weir, urged in his weekly column that there…

    City College Update, Campos Announces, and Remembering Jazzie Collins

    City College Update, Campos Announces, and Remembering Jazzie Collins

    It has now been just over a month since the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) announced its decision to terminate accreditation for City College of San Francisco,…

    Call to Service

    Call to Service

    It’s not what you think. I’m not talking military service; I’m talking board service. Have you ever served on a non-profit’s Board of Directors? If not, I’m here to recruit…

    Top Bay Area LGBT Concerns

    Top Bay Area LGBT Concerns

    Editor’s Note: With Prop 8 thankfully behind us, many have wondered about the future of our community’s efforts, in terms of what should next garner our attention and support. We…

    History Repeats Itself

    History Repeats Itself

      January 31, 1979, at the Nothing Special Bar on Castro. That was the day that I met William (Skip) Oakes. Not in my wildest dreams could I have imagined…

    Covering Essential Expenses in Retirement

    Covering Essential Expenses in Retirement

    Today’s retirees face unique challenges — including prolonged periods of market uncertainty and longer average lifespans — which make thoughtfully planning for retirement more critical than ever. For most, feeling…

    The Joy Continues, The Work Continues

    The Joy Continues, The Work Continues

    August brings with it more wedding bells, as equal marriage rights take effect in Minnesota and Rhode Island, and more and more couples marry in California. It’s a great feeling…

    Forging a New Destiny

    Forging a New Destiny

    When I was five years old, I was disappointed when my mother’s best friend Renée announced she was going to wed Tom. I had planned on marrying Renée, a vivacious…

    My Vision for the Freedom March of Art

    My Vision for the Freedom March of Art

    A transformational moment for me came on September 11, 2001, when I gave up all of my former clients and made the bold decision to use my skill as a…

    Fresh Prince

    Fresh Prince

    I’ve been off line for a week and have no idea what’s been happening in our wild and wacky GLBT universe. In the short time that I’ve set aside for…