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    “Speak Out” Campaign Brings HIV Out of the Closet

    “Speak Out” Campaign Brings HIV Out of the Closet

    A new campaign entitled Speak Out launched this month with a series of outdoor ads and targeted messages, including a “media take over” of the Castro MUNI station, with the…

    Welcome to the 40th Castro Street Fair!

    Welcome to the 40th Castro Street Fair!

    The Bay Times, like the Castro Street Fair, is Castro-based and celebrates the diversity of our ever-growing LGBT family. We are the oldest and largest Bay Area newspaper that is…

    Bigotonni Al Pesto

    Bigotonni Al Pesto

    There’s a lot to discuss this week, but first, I am sad to say that our latest GLBT boycott will require me to actually give up one of my favorite…

    Dogs in the City

    Dogs in the City

    Instead of Sex in the City, I’d love to start a new series called Dogs in the City – the search for loving companionship in a town that is making…

    Small Business Owners: Think About Your Personal Bottom Line

    Small Business Owners: Think About Your Personal Bottom Line

    If you’re a small business owner, you probably devote most of your time to making your business successful and functioning well each day. You focus on the obligations you have…

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    Springfield, IL – Judge Allows Challenges to Illinois Same-Sex Marriage Ban to Proceed – 9.27 An Illinois judge has allowed two lawsuits challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage to…

    Our Queer Powerhouses, and the Ellis Act

    Over the years, San Francisco has graced our State Legislature with some extraordinarily effective and prolific legislators, and it should be a point of pride for our LGBT community that…

    The First Castro Street Fairs – Bay Times Photographer Rink Was There

    The First Castro Street Fairs – Bay Times Photographer Rink Was There

    1974 was a seminal year in our community’s history. Harvey Milk, then dubbed “The Mayor of Castro Street,” helped to found the Castro Village Association to support LGBT businesses. As…

    Kippy Marks for Grand Duke

    Kippy Marks for Grand Duke

    Editor’s Note: Violinist Kippy Marks is a music columnist for the “Bay Times.” He often accompanies singer and dancer Gypsy Love, who is our astrologer. We are very proud of…

    Devilry Afoot

    Devilry Afoot

    Before I begin this morning, I would like to complain and whine for a few minutes. Our “good” computer has decided to sever its relationship with its keyboard. If you…