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    A Clear Path for San Francisco’s Unlikeliest Mayor, Mirkarimi and the Left, and City College Update

    A Clear Path for San Francisco’s Unlikeliest Mayor, Mirkarimi and the Left, and City College Update

    To the disappointment of some and the relief of others, State Senator Mark Leno will apparently not be running for Mayor next year. “After significant consideration and examination,” Matier and…

    Winning the Housing Lottery: It Doesn’t Add Up

    Winning the Housing Lottery: It Doesn’t Add Up

    Crisis by Number  Regardless of political ideology or economic status, few would disagree that San Francisco faces an enormous housing crisis. The city has undergone massive demographic changes due almost…

    Historic Gathering of LGBTQ Clergy Builds Community

    Historic Gathering of LGBTQ Clergy Builds Community

    By Rivka Gevurtz Recently, over 60 rabbis, cantors, chaplains, and student clergy came together, not only from around the Bay Area, but also from throughout the U.S., Canada, Germany and…

    6 Tips for Spending Wisely This Holiday Season

    6 Tips for Spending Wisely This Holiday Season

    When holiday music is piped into malls and festive themes accompany some hard-to-miss sales, it’s no wonder people are compelled to overspend during the holidays. Here are six helpful tips…

    Tis the Season to be Depressed

    Tis the Season to be Depressed

    For many people, tis not at all the season to be jolly. Rather, the holiday season can be fraught with depression, loneliness and isolation. For some people, the holidays represent…

    Empathy and Kindness

    Empathy and Kindness

    Even when my 89-year-old dad could barely walk and had compromised memory, he would survey his elder community’s dining hall at meal time to see if anyone was sitting alone,…

    Ann Rostow: Tis The Season

    Ann Rostow: Tis The Season

    By Ann Rostrow Tis The Season Uh oh. It’s that time again. The holiday vortex when our GLBT news bin mysteriously empties while our obligation to GLBT readers remains binding.…

    Highlights from “Home For The Holidays”

    Highlights from “Home For The Holidays”

    A timeline and some fun facts for “Home for The Holidays” afficionados! 1990 – The first “Home For The Holidays” is performed at the Castro Theatre. There were two shows.…

    Gertrude Stein: Icon of Modernity

    In English or in French, Gertrude Stein’s native and adopted languages, the word to describe her was the same: formidable. She possessed one of the most creative and influential minds…

    The Past Is Never Dead

    The Past Is Never Dead

    Federal Judge Carlton W. Reeves in his eloquent opinion striking down Mississippi’s marriage equality ban noted William Faulkner’s famous observation: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Judge…