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    Openhouse Community Expansion Campaign

    Openhouse Community Expansion Campaign

    By Natalie Summers– The first phase of our Expansion Campaign was completed in 2016. In March 2017, Openhouse and Mercy Housing celebrated the opening of 40 units of LGBT welcoming,…

    Teachers Take Action Against Gun Violence

    Teachers Take Action Against Gun Violence

    By Lyndsey Schlax, Laura Nielsen and Sonya Mehta– On February 15, 2018, teachers across the country walked into their schools steeled for yet another day spent reassuring students that they…

    Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches: Epicenter of the ‘Sandwich Environmentalism Movement’

    Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches: Epicenter of the ‘Sandwich Environmentalism Movement’

    Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches is a mission-driven fast-casual restaurant brand based in Seattle, WA, with 10 stores in Seattle and San Francisco. Founded in 2009 by Ben Friedman and Brad Gillis…

    Melissa Etheridge Is One of the World’s Most Charitable Artists

    Melissa Etheridge Is One of the World’s Most Charitable Artists

    Have you ever seen Melissa Etheridge live in concert? Her gutsy, long and heart-felt shows demonstrate her true love for both music and her fans. There are so many reasons…

    A Place at Grace

    A Place at Grace

    Historic San Francisco Cathedral Lives Its Motto of ‘Grace for All’– By Lynn Aylward– Cathedrals are not exactly cutting-edge, and many people are giving organized religion a miss, especially in…

    BAAITS and Two-Spirit Powwow Continue to Grow by Promoting Community Healing, Togetherness

    BAAITS and Two-Spirit Powwow Continue to Grow by Promoting Community Healing, Togetherness

    By Derek Smith– BAAITS is entering our 20th year as an organization. Our core mission remains the same: to retain and restore the traditional and modern roles that Two-Spirit and…

    Together We Rise Presents the Definitive Oral and Visual History of the Women’s March

    Together We Rise Presents the Definitive Oral and Visual History of the Women’s March

    Marking the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March, the forthcoming visually striking book Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World is the definitive oral…

    In Memoriam: Mayor Edwin Mah Lee (1952–2017)

    In Memoriam: Mayor Edwin Mah Lee (1952–2017)

    Louise (Lou) Fischer and Eric Lukoff, Co-Chairs of the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club: We were deeply saddened by Mayor Edwin Lee’s passing. We extend our deepest condolences to…

    ‘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…