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    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…

    Building a More Successful LGBT Business Community

    As Golden Gate Business Association’s recently hired Managing Director, I am humbled to stand on the shoulders of giants. GGBA has played an important role in shaping the conversation around…

    National and Local News Map

    Sacramento, CA – California Calls on Federal Government to Provide Equal Benefits for LGBTQ Vets – 9.11 Large bipartisan majorities of the California State Senate and Assembly have approved AJR…

    Embracing a Gay Lifestyle With Integrated Body-Mind Fitness

    Embracing a Gay Lifestyle With Integrated Body-Mind Fitness

    (Editor’s Note: In this issue, we welcome new health and fitness columnist Jamie Leno Zimron. A 5th Degree Aikido Black Belt, Zimron is an LPGA pro, somatic psychologist, body-mind trainer…

    Obamacare and Us

    Obamacare and Us

    It has been over three years since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed. It is often called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or more commonly, Obamacare. It…

    Where Have All the Butches Gone?

    Where Have All the Butches Gone?

    In the company of lesbians of my generation and older, I frequently hear conversations about how much things have changed since we were young. And invariably, someone asks: Where have…

    Discrimination: The Next Big Deal

    Discrimination: The Next Big Deal

    It sure looks as if we will eventually win the right to marry, and that we’ll do so with the support of most Americans. Even our opponents have switched strategies,…

    Bayard Rustin Owned His Power As a Black, Openly Gay Man

    Bayard Rustin Owned His Power As a Black, Openly Gay Man

    On August 28, 2013, we witnessed history in the making on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. It was the first time ever that a sitting president, let alone the…