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    What’s in the “I” of LGBTQI?

    What’s in the “I” of LGBTQI?

    In the spirit of inclusion, our rainbow alphabet acronym is LGBTQI, and mostly we are clear what these letters mean.  After reading my first article in the Bay Times, David…

    Reflections on Arizona’s Vetoed Anti-Gay Legislation: Time to Seize the Moment

    Reflections on Arizona’s Vetoed Anti-Gay Legislation: Time to Seize the Moment

    Arizona’s recently failed attempt to enact a law permitting restaurants, hotels, and other businesses to deny services to LGBT people, under the guise of religious liberty, rightly raised the ire…

    Honoring the Legacy of Stu Smith

    Today we mourn the loss of one of the most compassionate and beloved members of our community, Stu Smith. He left behind an inimitable legacy of lives touched, and he…

    My First and Last Love Letter

    My First and Last Love Letter

    Dear My One and Only Stu Smith, I wanted to send you a letter of love, gratitude and praise. I have never loved another human being as much as I…

    Stu Smith – December 7, 1940 – February 3, 2014

    Stu Smith – December 7, 1940 – February 3, 2014

    Stuart (Stu) Morrison Smith died after a brief battle with cancer on Monday, February 3, surrounded by old friends and family members including his beloved husband, Dave Earl. Mr. Smith…

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    Topeka, KS – Hundreds Protest “Religious Freedoms” Bill at Kansas Statehouse – 2.16  “Shock,” “fear” and “embarrassment” were among the words protesters used to describe their reaction to legislation that…

    The Final Frontier?

    The Final Frontier?

    In the campaign to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, we often portrayed the military as the toughest culture in which to come out – close bonds with your colleagues, intimate…

    Remembering Stu Smith, Tenants Rising, City College Update and More

    Remembering Stu Smith, Tenants Rising, City College Update and More

    I’ll admit it. I have trouble letting go. But saying good-bye to Stu Smith, who died on February 3, has been especially tough. Stu’s death was awfully fast, coming less…

    Smart Moves for Retirement Relocation

    Smart Moves for Retirement Relocation

    Retirement opens the door for many retirees to consider a change in residence. Here are answers to questions about the financial implications of relocation at this stage in life. Q:…

    When It Rains, It Pours

    By Ann Rostow Back in the day, before beluga caviar soared to a couple hundred dollars an ounce, I used to indulge. My father always bought me caviar for breakfast…