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    Building Connections Is the Key to Healthy Aging

    Building Connections Is the Key to Healthy Aging

    Connection to community is the number-one predictor of health and well-being for older adults. No matter your income level, cultural background, degree of mobility or living arrangement, it is the…

    Sochi Olympics: Going for Human Rights Gold

    Sochi Olympics: Going for Human Rights Gold

    The 2014 Winter Olympics, set for February 7-23 in the Russian city of Sochi, are about to begin this weekend. The XXII Games will go on, despite appeals for boycott…

    Queer Lifespace Provides Mental Health and Substance Abuse Care

    Queer Lifespace Provides Mental Health  and Substance Abuse Care

    Have you heard of Queer Lifespace? Have you seen their beautiful new office, full of calming energy, on 2275 Market Street (right next door to Books Inc)? They have been…

    Lunar New Year: Mayor’s Vision for the Coming Months

    Special to the Bay Times The Year of the Horse is a time for setting our sights on the future and committing to efforts that continue our progress together. We…

    Love and Justice: A Celebration of Marriage Equality in California

    This Valentine’s Day week marks the tenth anniversary of San Francisco permitting same-sex couples to marry. While the road has been long and winding, those first weddings here a decade…

    Time to Protest Rising Repression of the LGBTQ Community in Russia

    Time to Protest Rising Repression of the LGBTQ Community in Russia

    By Masha Penkova Russia is currently in the spotlight as the host country for the Olympics. But this is not the only reason why we should be paying attention. Rising…

    The Relevance of the Winter of Love to the Entire LGBTIQ Community Today

    The Relevance of the Winter of Love to the Entire LGBTIQ Community Today

    Next week marks the ten-year anniversary of the beginning of San Francisco’s “Winter of Love,” in which 4,037 same-sex couples married at San Francisco City Hall from February 12 to…

    Dreaming of Snow in the Castro

    Dreaming of Snow in the Castro

    California has always been the Golden State, famous for its gold digging and sunshine. But the current drought, talk of climate change, and memories of past winters here have us…

    In Memoriam

    In Memoriam

    Gwen Avery 1943 – 2014 Singer, songwriter and musician Gwen Avery passed away last week at a Santa Rosa hospital after complications from gall bladder surgery. She was best known…

    Fortnight in Review

    By Ann Rostow Pussy Non Grata I read somewhere that a woman in one of those homophobic African countries had tossed her cat into the streets, evicting him from her…