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    Stu Smith – December 7, 1940 – February 3, 2014

    Stu Smith – December 7, 1940 – February 3, 2014

    Stuart (Stu) Morrison Smith died after a brief battle with cancer on Monday, February 3, surrounded by old friends and family members including his beloved husband, Dave Earl. Mr. Smith…

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    Topeka, KS – Hundreds Protest “Religious Freedoms” Bill at Kansas Statehouse – 2.16  “Shock,” “fear” and “embarrassment” were among the words protesters used to describe their reaction to legislation that…

    The Final Frontier?

    The Final Frontier?

    In the campaign to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, we often portrayed the military as the toughest culture in which to come out – close bonds with your colleagues, intimate…

    Remembering Stu Smith, Tenants Rising, City College Update and More

    Remembering Stu Smith, Tenants Rising, City College Update and More

    I’ll admit it. I have trouble letting go. But saying good-bye to Stu Smith, who died on February 3, has been especially tough. Stu’s death was awfully fast, coming less…

    Smart Moves for Retirement Relocation

    Smart Moves for Retirement Relocation

    Retirement opens the door for many retirees to consider a change in residence. Here are answers to questions about the financial implications of relocation at this stage in life. Q:…

    When It Rains, It Pours

    By Ann Rostow Back in the day, before beluga caviar soared to a couple hundred dollars an ounce, I used to indulge. My father always bought me caviar for breakfast…

    A Love Letter to Shanti

    A Love Letter to Shanti

    HIV was ravaging the community here in San Francisco and around the world, and when I got the results that decreed me infected back in 1988, I assumed, like all…

    A Remembrance of Stu Smith and his Legacy of Service

    A Remembrance of Stu Smith and his Legacy of Service

    By Kaushik Roy With the passing of Stu Smith on February 3rd, San Francisco’s LGBT, HIV, and Recovery communities lost one of their iconic members and leaders. Words are inadequate…

    Tribute to Stu Smith

    Tribute to Stu Smith

    Remembering Gwen Avery: Great Soul, Great Singer

    Remembering Gwen Avery: Great Soul, Great Singer

    Gwen Avery, the amazing and powerful African-American blues singer who gave so much to the Bay Area lesbian community, died unexpectedly from complications of gall-bladder surgery on January 31 at…