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    Hundreds Gather in the Castro to Protest Trump’s Proposed Transgender Military Ban

    Hundreds Gather in the Castro to Protest Trump’s Proposed Transgender Military Ban

    By Dennis McMillan Trump’s July 26 tweets concerning transgender individuals in the military, made while the Secretary of Defense was on vacation, surprised even the Pentagon. Just last June, the…

    In the News: 7.27.17

    Compiled by Dennis McMillan Ringold Alley Marks San Francisco’s Leather Community History On July 25, a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Reveal of Ringold Alley took place at the alley,…

    Ann Rostow: Bad Decision

    Ann Rostow: Bad Decision

    By Ann Rostow Bad Decision With all the insanely bad legal news of late, I neglected to rant about the High Court’s ruling in the Missouri church and state case…

    Veterans Speak Out Against Transgender Military Ban

    Veterans Speak Out Against Transgender Military Ban

    On July 26, President Trump—communicating via his personal twitter account and not the official President Trump @POTUS account—wrote in a series of tweets: “After consultation with my Generals and military…

    Uniting to Protect the Right to Vote

    Uniting to Protect the Right to Vote

    By Andrea Shorter (Editor’s Note: We have long admired Andrea Shorter, who is President of the Commission on the Status of Women. She was appointed to this important commission by…

    A Standard to Disclose Body Camera Footage

    A Standard to Disclose Body Camera Footage

    By Assemblymember Phil Ting Law enforcement is a tough, but necessary job. Instances of misconduct, alleged or substantiated, receive more controversy because technology allows bystanders to record these incidents on…

    Out of the Closet and into City Hall

    Out of the Closet and into City Hall

    By Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember At-Large As Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aggressively targets all undocumented immigrants, regardless of their criminal histories, I am happy to announce that Oakland…

    Celebrating 6/26 Now and in the Future

    Celebrating 6/26 Now and in the Future

    By Stuart Gaffney and John Lewis We title our column “6/26 and Beyond” because, for the last fourteen years, June 26 has been the day the U.S. Supreme Court issued…

    19th Pride Brunch Generates $55,000, Plans Underway for 20th Anniversary

    The Pride Brunch hosted by Gary Virginia and Donna Sachet is always one of the best events of June. Held at San Francisco’s historic Hotel Whitcomb, the elegant setting has…

    Let’s Be Counted! #LGBTdata

    Let’s Be Counted! #LGBTdata

    By Alex Randolph, City College Trustee Every ten years, people all over the country receive long surveys in the mail or greet friendly door knockers. It must be Census time!…