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    50 Years of Fabulous – Documentary Reveals the Successes and Struggles of the Imperial Court

    50 Years of Fabulous –  Documentary Reveals  the Successes and Struggles  of the Imperial Court

    Being homosexual was still illegal in the U.S., yet José Sarria introduced the Imperial Council of San Francisco (ICSF) as a campy social club governed by drag queens and open…

    It’s Queer, Eccentric and Delicious: The Winter Fancy Food Show

    It’s Queer, Eccentric and Delicious: The Winter Fancy Food Show

    By Elaine Viegas San Francisco’s Winter Fancy Food Show is to food what the Olympics are to sports. Representatives from countless countries all descend upon the city and wind up…

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    Trans Woman Stabbed on Muni Samantha Hulsey, a 24-year-old trans woman, was stabbed in the chest on Muni on January 3, according to the SF Chronicle and other reports. Hulsey…

    Café Flore Offers Soul-Satisfying Meals and Queer Camaraderie in the Heart of the Castro

    Café Flore Offers Soul-Satisfying Meals and  Queer Camaraderie in the Heart of the Castro

    We cannot imagine the Castro without Café Flore. In the heart of our neighborhood since 1973, it has always provided a welcome spot to meet, eat, linger, engage in passionate…

    Sam and Julia Thoron: Beacons of Hope During Difficult Times

    Sam and Julia Thoron: Beacons of Hope During Difficult Times

    By Nancy McDonald Sam and Julia are the National role models for starting and sustaining a local PFLAG Chapter. They have taught all of us so much, and have never…

    PFLAG’s Sam and Julia Thoron Have Provided Years of Unconditional Love and Support for Our Community

    PFLAG’s Sam and Julia Thoron Have Provided Years of Unconditional Love and Support for Our Community

    By Jody Huckaby After 25 years, Sam and Julia Thoron are stepping down from their leadership of PFLAG San Francisco. Their years of service started with a simple conversation with…

    Historic Gathering of LGBTQ Clergy Builds Community

    Historic Gathering of LGBTQ Clergy Builds Community

    By Rivka Gevurtz Recently, over 60 rabbis, cantors, chaplains, and student clergy came together, not only from around the Bay Area, but also from throughout the U.S., Canada, Germany and…

    Equal Pay for Equal Work is Long Overdue

    Equal Pay for Equal Work is Long Overdue

    Despite passage more than 50 years ago of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which requires that men and women in the same work place be given equal pay for…

    Almost There, Oakland

    Almost There, Oakland

                              Gertrude Stein traveled home to Oakland in 1935 after a 40-year absence and famously said, “there is…

    Oakland’s Record-breaking Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan Continues to Amaze

    Oakland’s Record-breaking Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan Continues to Amaze

    When members of our SF Bay Times team first met Rebecca Kaplan nearly a decade ago, we were extremely impressed. At the time, Kaplan was in her 30’s, yet she…