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    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,…

    SF Fireballs’ Hot Season Lands Them a Spot at the Gay Softball World Series

    SF Fireballs’ Hot Season Lands Them a Spot at the Gay Softball World Series

    By Tony Jasinski The Gay Softball World Series, with over 5,000 participants and fans from 44 leagues in North America, is one of the world’s largest annual LGBT sporting events.…

    The Choice to Move

    The Choice to Move

    My spouse and I recently moved to a smaller home after 30 years in our beautiful painted lady on Castro Street. As we downsized, donated, gave away and sold some…

    Positive Resource Center to Honor SF Bay Times Photographer Rink

    On October 1, Positive Resource Center will present the Emerson Community Volunteer Award to San Francisco Bay Times photographer Rink, who has been photographing our community for nearly five decades.…