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    The Castro Is Going Straight

    The Castro Is Going Straight

    By Tommi Avicolli Mecca Mark my words: In 10 years, the Castro will be predominantly straight. The culprit is greed. It’s mainly the greed of speculators and investors who are…

    My Family Is Struggling to Stay in the Mission

    By Rose Diaz The Mission has been my home for 17 years, but my family and I are now struggling to stay here. We currently occupy a two-unit property plus…

    Time to End the “Tale of Two Cities”

    Time to End the “Tale of Two Cities”

    By David Campos Our housing crisis has reached epidemic proportions. The median home price in San Francisco is $1 million, and even the closet-sized “micro apartments” that are supposed to…

    Homelessness Is a Major Challenge to LGBT Community

    Homelessness Is a Major Challenge to LGBT Community

    By Bevan Dufty Every two years, cities that receive federal funding for homeless services are required to conduct a homeless count. In 2013, for the first time, our survey asked…

    Ninth Circuit Orders Heightened Scrutiny For Sexual Orientation Bias

    By Ann Rostow Our legal fight for marriage equality has exploded into dozens of state and federal cases, far too many for even the most organized GLBT reporter to track.…

    Cover Photo by Hali McGrath – “Lez Jazz Hot,” our headline for this issue of the Bay Times, was inspired by the song “Le Jazz Hot” from the 1982 film…

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    Compiled by Dennis McMillan Denver, CO – Supreme Court Puts Utah Equality on Hold – 1.6 The Supreme Court has put same-sex marriages on hold in Utah, at least while…

    Alternative Health for Alternative Folks

    Alternative Health for Alternative Folks

    In the Bay Area, alternative approaches to health and healing are hardly radical. Even nationwide, nearly 40 percent of the population accesses non-traditional healthcare. There is an array of potentially…

    Turning 2014 Resolutions Into Reality

    Turning 2014 Resolutions Into Reality

    One of the nicest things about New Year’s is the sense of freshness and possibility, a clean slate, and renewed hope to accomplish our dreams. Coming through the Season of Lights…

    Top Tax Planning Tips for Same-Sex Married Couples

    Top Tax Planning Tips for Same-Sex Married Couples

    “Since the Defense of Marriage Act was invalidated by the Supreme Court in June, 2013 is the first tax year same-sex married couples will be able to file joint federal…