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    Lisa Cam Ha of Lisa’s Hair Design on Castro Street

    Lisa Cam Ha of Lisa’s Hair Design on Castro Street

    Like Cher, Beyoncé, and Madonna, Lisa Cam Ha of Lisa’s Hair Design at 421 Castro Street is usually known by her first name only. As for those other mononymous mavens,…

    Pride or Prejudice?

    Pride or Prejudice?

    By Joanie Juster– Sunday, June 30, dawned clear and warm, a perfect day for a colorful celebration of Pride and joy. From my view (Contingent #108), I’ve never seen the…

    Record-Breaking Number of Volunteers for Largest Ever Pink Triangle on Twin Peaks

    Record-Breaking Number of Volunteers for Largest Ever  Pink Triangle on Twin Peaks

    Photos courtesy of Patrick and Hossein Carney The 2024 Pink Triangle on Twin Peaks, a highly visible reminder of the Holocaust and a reclaiming of the pink triangle as a…

    Reach Out and Shout

    Reach Out and Shout

    By Stuart Gaffney and John Lewis– On Friday evening of Pride weekend, we were seated on a BART train, decked out in our activist tuxes and rainbow bow ties on…

    New CA Laws Aim to Reduce Hate Crime and Gun Violence

    New CA Laws Aim to Reduce  Hate Crime and Gun Violence

    By Phil Ting– California just released its 2023 hate crime numbers, and I am happy to see that, overall, there were fewer cases reported—from 2,120 in 2022 to 1,970 last…

    Youth Vote: Measure QQ Comes to Life

    Youth Vote: Measure QQ Comes to Life

    By Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Counsilmember at Large– On November 3, 2020, Oakland voters passed Measure QQ, which amended the city charter to allow the city council to pass an…

    Message to the Members of the Golden Gate Business Association From the GGBA Board of Directors

    (Editor’s Note: In late June, on the Friday before Pride weekend 2024 in San Francisco, the San Francisco Chronicle and other media outlets reported that Tony Archuleta-Perkins—then the President of…

    Nancy Geenen Brings Leadership Experience at the International Level to the GGBA

    Nancy Geenen, recently named the acting President of the Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA), is a self-described serial entrepreneur. “I advise, coach, and mentor business owners, entrepreneurs, and executives who…

    Reflections on Pride 2024 in San Francisco

    Reflections on Pride 2024 in San Francisco

    By Kate Brown Ph.D– As 2024’s Pride activities conclude, I reflect on the wonderful celebration of inclusivity, solidarity, and support for the LGBTQ+ community that is such an integral part…

    Miss Sachet Goes to The White House

    Miss Sachet Goes to The White House

    By Donna Sachet– Last year, the Bay Times headline read “Miss Sachet Goes to Washington,” a cinematic reference to the 1939 Jimmy Stewart film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. This…

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