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    GGBA Letter From Leadership: The Importance of Being Out and Representing in Business

    By Jay Greene, JD, CPA– As we reflect after celebrating a joyous 50th year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA) continues to be a force…

    GGBA Member Spotlight: Jonathan Mildenhall of Twenty First Century Brand

    GGBA Member Spotlight: Jonathan Mildenhall of Twenty First Century Brand

    By Magdalena Rodriguez– The GGBA member spotlight for this issue is on Jonathan Mildenhall and Twenty First Century Brands (21CB). Mildenhall, former CMO of Airbnb, co-founded the company, which helps…

    Hatred Does Not Cease by Hatred

    Hatred Does Not Cease by Hatred

    By John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney– As many readers may know, queer demonstrators protesting among other things police presence and corporate participation in this year’s San Francisco Pride Parade delayed…

    Mother Lola Greene Hugs Over 1000 People During Pride Weekend in San Francisco

    Mother Lola Greene Hugs Over 1000 People During Pride Weekend in San Francisco

    Wearing a “FREE MOM HUGS” shirt, with the “O” shaped like a heart in rainbow colors, Lola Greene of Oxford, Alabama, hugged an estimated 1000 people in San Francisco on…

    Childhood Bullying Has Long-Term Consequences

    Childhood Bullying Has Long-Term Consequences

    By Tom Moon, MFT– If there is one thing that virtually all of the LGBTQ folks whom I’ve ever known have in common, it is the experience of having been…

    Marc Huestis Outshines Stars in Larger Than Life Intimate Showbiz Memoir

    Marc Huestis Outshines Stars in Larger Than Life Intimate Showbiz Memoir

    “My name is Marc Huestis and I am an impresario. Yes, I have been dubbed ‘Impresario of Castro Street.’ I’ve come to embrace that title, but getting there has been…

    Business Equality Magazine Names Legacy Leaders

    To commemorate Stonewall50, Business Equality Magazine (BEQ) selected an inaugural list of Legacy Leaders Over 50. BEQ Founding Publisher Robin Dillard and the magazine’s editorial board shared that “posthumous celebrations…

    Lazy Sluggard

    Lazy Sluggard

    By Dr. Tim Seelig– For those of you who have read any of my articles, you might find it odd that I am using not one, not two, but three…

    Trevor Hailey’s Legacy Thrives in the Castro

    Trevor Hailey’s Legacy Thrives in the Castro

    It is hard to imagine Castro Street without its iconic rainbow flag, but when Trevor Hailey (1941–2007) created Cruisin’ the Castro walking tours, such symbols of the LGBTQ community were…

    Ann Rostow: The Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

    Ann Rostow: The Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

    By Ann Rostow– The Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer It’s summertime, everyone. Pride festival, the longest days of the year, the onset of those timeless weeks of sun, salt,…