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    National and Local News Map – 10.31.13

    Philadelphia, PA – Will Philly Become the Most Queer-Friendly City on Earth? – 10.28 When Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed legislation to afford equal rights to queers, he said he…

    Under One Roof to Maintain Castro Presence Through Holiday Season, Announces $25K Disbursement to AIDS/HIV Charities

    Under One Roof to Maintain Castro Presence Through Holiday Season, Announces $25K Disbursement to AIDS/HIV Charities

    Under One Roof, the non-profit organization that gives 100% of profits from social enterprise initiatives to AIDS/HIV causes and has for more than 20 years, informed the Bay Times this…

    Get Ready to Rumble

    Get Ready to Rumble

    Tenant concerns abound now, and especially in San Francisco. Each week, I hear things like: “My landlord sent me an email telling me that I have thirty days to vacate.”…

    Vote No on Propositions B and C

    Vote No on Propositions B and C

      With just days left before the November 5th election, the battle over Propositions B and C has been raging in mailboxes, editorial pages and cable television ads across the…

    Halloween Safety (and Throughout the Whole Year, Too)

    Halloween Safety (and Throughout the Whole Year, Too)

    As you don your costume for the gay High Holy Day of Halloween, don’t forget to make a plan for your safety. Have a travel plan and go with friends…

    Fighting Bullies and Standing Up for Our Rights

    Fighting Bullies and  Standing Up for Our Rights

    When my partner Phil and I drove to Sacramento in August to sign paperwork declaring my candidacy for State Assembly, we were acutely aware of just how personal politics can…

    Project Open Hand Offers Sweet Salvation

    Project Open Hand Offers Sweet Salvation

    The 22nd annual Hand to Hand Luncheon, a benefit for Project Open Hand, will take place at 11 AM on December 12 at The Fairmont in San Francisco. The benefit…

    HRC Is Committed to Uniting America Under Single Banner of Fairness

    HRC Is Committed to Uniting America Under Single Banner of Fairness

    Earlier this month at the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in Washington, HRC President Chad Griffin received thunderous applause when he said, “Here at this largest-ever HRC National Dinner, we…

    Proudly Presents Speak Out

    Proudly Presents Speak Out

    Speak Out, a new campaign that hopes to bring HIV out of the closet for bisexual and gay men, recently held a reception at Blush Wine Bar in the Castro.…

    The Inner Fitness Frontier

    The Inner Fitness Frontier

    I usually start out my golf seminars asking people a pretty basic question: “What makes your golf ball go?” Even if you’re not a golfer, which I’m guessing most of…