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    Cars Are Mirroring Our Evolving Gayborhood

    Cars Are Mirroring Our Evolving Gayborhood

    First, there’s the influx of tech money that drives up prices and limits the breadth of people, LGBT or otherwise, who can afford to live here. This conjures up the…

    Transforming Lives by Building Aging and Disability Friendly Neighborhoods

    Transforming Lives by Building  Aging and Disability Friendly Neighborhoods

     Creating connections and ways for older and disabled adults to contribute to their communities strengthens both our neighborhoods and the participants themselves. Medical studies consistently show that remaining connected with…

    Transgender Pioneer Christine Jorgensen

    Transgender Pioneer Christine Jorgensen

    Dwight Eisenhower had been president of the United States for less than a month when Christine Jorgensen arrived at Idlywild Airport on February 12, 1953, and immediately became the most…

    Spend or Invest? New Thoughts on an Age-old Dilemma

    Spend or Invest? New Thoughts on an  Age-old Dilemma

    A familiar experience for many Americans is that as fast as money comes in, it goes out the door again in pursuit of the next “must have” purchase. Such spending…

    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…

    Ann Rostow: Tough Times

    By Ann Rostow Hello, dear readers. I changed the name of my Wi-Fi network last night and now my main computer no longer goes on line. The little tablet I’m…

    The Ability to Self-Identify Is a Matter of Safety as Well as Self-Expression

    The Ability to Self-Identify Is a Matter of Safety as Well as Self-Expression

    For many members of the LGBT community, the ability to self-identify is as much a matter of health and safety as it is an important outlet for self-expression. The outrage…

    National and Local News Briefs

    Compiled by Dennis McMillian Lewiston, ID – Lewiston City Councilors Oppose Proposed Nondiscrimination Ordinance – 9.12 The good news is an ordinance that would make it illegal in Lewiston, ID,…