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    Exploring Forgiveness, Part 1

    Exploring Forgiveness, Part 1

    (Editor’s Note: This is the first of a four-part series concerning exploring forgiveness.) Q: I can’t stop hating my father. He was a violent man who beat, bullied and terrorized…

    Grand Avenue Theft Auto

    Grand Avenue Theft Auto

    Nothing makes me feel my middle age more than when my Action Adventure car comes back from one of its zany Oakland escapades. Dateline: Oakland, Monday, September 23. Nine commuters…

    Bigotonni Al Pesto

    Bigotonni Al Pesto

    There’s a lot to discuss this week, but first, I am sad to say that our latest GLBT boycott will require me to actually give up one of my favorite…

    Sister Dana Sez: Words of Wisdumb From a Fun Nun

    Sister Dana Sez: Words of Wisdumb From a Fun Nun

    Sister Dana sez, “Pope Francis said the church has the right to express its opinions but not to ‘interfere spiritually’ in the lives of gays and lesbians, expanding on explosive…

    Dogs in the City

    Dogs in the City

    Instead of Sex in the City, I’d love to start a new series called Dogs in the City – the search for loving companionship in a town that is making…

    Strengthen Your Mind By Opening Your Heart

    Strengthen Your Mind By Opening Your Heart

    French Buddhist Matthieu Ricard has been dubbed “the world’s happiest man.” After earning a PhD in molecular genetics, he veered from academia, moved to Nepal, and devoted his life to…

    Security Deposit Know-How Can Save You Money and Headaches

    Security Deposit Know-How Can Save You Money and Headaches

    Security deposit complaints top the list of landlord tenant disputes year after year. A well-planned exit can ensure you get your deposit refunded in full. A well-planned entrance will protect…

    Small Business Owners: Think About Your Personal Bottom Line

    Small Business Owners: Think About Your Personal Bottom Line

    If you’re a small business owner, you probably devote most of your time to making your business successful and functioning well each day. You focus on the obligations you have…

    National and Local News Map

    Springfield, IL – Judge Allows Challenges to Illinois Same-Sex Marriage Ban to Proceed – 9.27 An Illinois judge has allowed two lawsuits challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage to…

    Our Queer Powerhouses, and the Ellis Act

    Over the years, San Francisco has graced our State Legislature with some extraordinarily effective and prolific legislators, and it should be a point of pride for our LGBT community that…