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    ‘Women’s Celebration of Chanukah’ Moves to Oakland LGBTQ Center for 20th Anniversary

    ‘Women’s Celebration of Chanukah’ Moves to Oakland LGBTQ Center for 20th Anniversary

    By Rachel Ginsburg, J.D.– In 1994, I was at a lesbian and gay Christmas party in Marin County, and there was the usual hubbub of drinking, talking, and a football…

    El Rio Embodies San Francisco’s Diversity and Creative Energy

    El Rio Embodies San Francisco’s Diversity and Creative Energy

    By Amy Meyers El Rio has been a melting pot of the San Francisco cultural scene for many decades. Famous for $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon in a can, homemade margaritas…

    Honoring Harvey Milk

    Honoring Harvey Milk

    By Patrick Carney– Two new art pieces are coming to Harvey Milk Plaza on November 8, which is the 40th anniversary of the election of Harvey Milk as California’s first…

    Fall Non-Profit Spotlight

    Fall Non-Profit Spotlight

    Horizons Foundation’s Now and Forever Campaign Has an Ambitious, Yet Possible, Goal –By Audrey Koh, M.D.– As a young adult, I barely even heard the word “lesbian.” There was little…

    Carving a Path Towards a More Compassionate Future

    Carving a Path Towards a More Compassionate Future

    By Kaushik Roy– Forty-three years ago, Shanti was founded on the principle that every person deserves compassion, connection, and human dignity. From our earliest days, Shanti called on the community…

    Fall Arts Preview

    Fall Arts Preview

    Fall has always been the favorite season of San Francisco Bay Times publisher and “Betty’s List” founder Dr. Betty Sullivan. She came from a family of educators, so this time…

    An Epic Eclipse of Conscientiousness

    An Epic Eclipse of Conscientiousness

    By Andrea Shorter– This week we experienced an eclipse of the sun that brought breathtaking darkness across the U.S. from the beaches of Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. While fog…

    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…

    16th AIDS/LifeCycle Rolls in More Than $15.1 Million in the Fight Against HIV

    16th AIDS/LifeCycle Rolls in More Than $15.1 Million in the Fight Against HIV

      Mighty cyclists numbering 2,226 at this year’s AIDS/LifeCycle, the world’s largest single-event fundraiser related to HIV/AIDS, raised more than $15.1 million dollars. Helped by 683 volunteer “roadies,” the cyclists…

    Queer Drama In Between Is a San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Highlight

    Queer Drama In Between Is a San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Highlight

    By Gary M. Kramer This year’s San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (July 20–August 6) features a handful of films by and about LGBT people. Three queer documentaries screening at the…

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