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    The Rule of Law

    The Rule of Law

    As efforts to exclude LGBT couples from marriage continue in a handful of locales mostly in the South, the language of United States District Judge David Bunning’s recent ruling rejecting…

    Balancing Civil Rights and Religious Freedom

    Balancing Civil Rights and Religious Freedom

    The idea that someone can be fired for exercising his or her personal freedoms—especially those we have fought for, like same sex marriage—is unthinkable. This is why many, including me,…

    ‘All Lives Matter’ Is Not Enough

    ‘All Lives Matter’ Is Not Enough

    Over the past several weeks, some people have responded to the Black Lives Matter movement by saying that “all lives matter.” While it is certainly true that all lives do,…

    Tabula Rasa Presidential Candidates Continue to Detract from What’s Really at Stake

    Tabula Rasa Presidential Candidates Continue to Detract from What’s Really at Stake

    Amidst all of the sound bites, attack rhetoric and hype around trying to focus on candidate weaknesses, it is often hard to remember that we need to focus on whom,…

    LGBTQ Studies Is a Class Whose Time Has Come

    LGBTQ Studies Is a Class Whose Time Has Come

    By Lyndsey Schlax Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts is a special place. Our students are dedicated and talented, our faculty and staff are smart and unique and…

    Groundbreaking Queer Studies Course Begins at SF High School

    Groundbreaking Queer Studies Course Begins at SF High School

    The San Francisco Unified School District this week began what district leaders say is the first LGBT studies course at a public high school in the U.S. The semester-long course…

    Next Steps Needed to Develop An LGBT Senior Mental Health Safety Net

    Next Steps Needed to Develop  An LGBT Senior Mental Health Safety Net

    In July 2013, the LGBT Aging Policy Task Force’s survey (Addressing the Needs of LGBT Older Adults in San Francisco) reported 15% of the 616 participants seriously considered committing suicide…

    The Soccer Kiss that Continues to Rock the World

    The Soccer Kiss that Continues to Rock the World

    Friday, June 26, Washington DC: The United States Supreme Court ruled that state-level bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, and guaranteed LGBT couples the right to marry and have their…

    In the News

    By Dennis McMillan San Francisco Pride Condemns Attack on Jerusalem Pride March San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee joins InterPride and others in condemning the horrific attack…

    Ann Rostow: Going Big, Finally!

    Ann Rostow: Going Big, Finally!

    By Ann Rostow: Going Big, Finally! It is with great pleasure that I can finally report our community leaders have tossed in the towel on the Employment Nondiscrimination Act. At…