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    San Francisco Goes Boom

    San Francisco Goes Boom

    By Rafael Mandelman Sign of the times: The front page of a recent issue of the Chronicle had a story about a luxury residential project slated to break ground at…

    Finding and Forging Lesbian Community

    Finding and Forging  Lesbian Community

    I love lesbians. I love community. So one of my favorite topics is lesbian community. I participate in numerous LGBT events and organizations and the experience is often a room…

    Seven Essential Things You Need to Know About Social Security

    Seven Essential Things You Need to Know About Social Security

    As more baby boomers reach retirement age, they’re realizing the valuable role Social Security will play as a source of lifetime income. Claiming Social Security benefits can be far more…

    Are You More City or Suburban? Mazda5 vs. the Nissan Murano

    Are You More City or Suburban?  Mazda5 vs. the Nissan Murano

    We Bay Area LGBTs are lucky in that we have the choice of different lifestyles—city, suburban or country. The two vehicles this week reflect the values of the first two,…

    Making the Case for Equality at the Supreme Court

    Making the Case for Equality at the Supreme Court

    Over the last few weeks, our community and allies have made an irrefutable case to the United States Supreme Court for the freedom to marry nationwide and full equality under…

    Reimagining Life

    Reimagining Life

    As a young man full of life and energy in 1982, I was forced to give up my dreams and ambitions because of a new disease that swept the country.…

    Ann Rostow: I Get a Kick Out of You

    Ann Rostow:                                                                                                                                                               I Get a Kick Out of You

    By Ann Rostow I Get a Kick Out of You I was just reading about the fact that Psychology Today continues to run classified ads for conversion therapists, when I clicked onto…

    Dennis McMillan: In the News

    Dennis McMillan: In the News

    By Dennis McMillan Senator Leno Introduces New Effort to Close Ellis Act Loophole Senator Mark Leno has introduced new legislation that would help mitigate the negative impacts of Ellis Act…

    Role Model Alma Soongi Beck, Esq., Mixes Legal Savvy with Community Service

    Role Model Alma Soongi Beck, Esq.,  Mixes Legal Savvy with Community Service

    Even the most confident and strong among us can feel defeated by legal troubles, but that’s where Alma Soongi Beck, Esq., comes in like a superhero, resolving complex issues concerning…

    Fighting Discrimination in Education

    Fighting Discrimination in Education

    (Editor’s Note: This article marks the debut of new San Francisco Bay Times columnist Assemblymember Phil Ting, who has been a longtime ally of our community. As you can see…