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    Oakland Police Commission and Why It Needs Your Vote in November

    Oakland Police Commission and Why It Needs Your Vote in November

    By Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember At-Large– In November 2016, in the wake of abuse scandals, cover-ups, and poor management from a quick line of chiefs, 83.19% of Oakland voters…

    Finding Home and Safety in a Gay Men’s Chorus

    Finding Home and Safety in a Gay Men’s Chorus

    On a May evening in 1989 at my final high school chorus concert—a night filled with music, dancing, and the anticipation of our senior trip—I came out, or rather, I…

    The Embedded Philanthropy in Biden’s Plan for Black America

    The Embedded Philanthropy in Biden’s Plan for Black America

    By Derek Barnes– In the wake of the disproportionate impact of COVID-19, police brutality, social unrest, and widening economic inequality, a good friend recently reached out and wanted direction on…

    Poland at a Crossroads with LGBTIQ People in the Crosshairs

    Poland at a Crossroads with LGBTIQ People in the Crosshairs

    By John Lewis– On a warm summer evening in 1987, I found myself hanging out in the heart of the medieval main square of Krakow, Poland, with my three new…

    There Is No Going Back

    There Is No Going Back

    By Dr. Marcy Adelman– Mary Walsh and Beverly Nance are a lesbian couple in their late 60s and early 70s. They had been together for decades when they decided to…

    Highlights of Frameline 44

    Highlights of Frameline 44

    By Gary Kramer– The 44th edition of the Frameline Film Festival will take place virtually September 17–27 this year. The festival opens with a screening of S–t and Champagne, about…

    Liam Mayclem on Resilient Guerneville, CA

    Liam Mayclem on Resilient Guerneville, CA

    Guerneville in Sonoma County is one of California’s most LGBTQ-welcoming communities. It has taken a beating in recent years, what with fires, floods, and the pandemic that has slowed down…

    Guerneville Recovery

    Guerneville Recovery

    By Liam P. Mayclem– For decades, Guerneville, Sonoma—the little blink and you’ll miss it town nestled among the redwoods, ninety minutes north of San Francisco—has been an LGBTQi summer holiday…

    Donna’s Chronicles, “Those much talked about warm days of September…”

    Donna’s Chronicles, “Those much talked about warm days of September…”

    By Donna Sachet– Those much talked about warm days of September, our traditional San Francisco summertime, have certainly arrived! So, while some may find reasons to complain, why not take…

    Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health

    By Michele Karlsberg– Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health (PM Press), edited by Adrian Shanker, is considered to be the first book of the new decade that is a…

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