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    Goodbye. Not

    Goodbye. Not

    By Dr. Tim Seelig– Dear readers, here we are at another turning point together. You have shared the life and times of Tim so faithfully over these last 11+ years.…

    ‘The First Pride Was a Riot’: Snappy Catchphrase but Inaccurate

    ‘The First Pride Was a Riot’: Snappy Catchphrase but Inaccurate

    By Marsha Levine– It’s June and rainbow paraphernalia is popping up everywhere, with references to “all the colors” and friends of Dorothy. Our world is awash with pink and lavender…

    ‘Injustice Anywhere Is a Threat to Justice Everywhere’

    ‘Injustice Anywhere Is a Threat to Justice Everywhere’

    By Carolyn Wysinger– It’s May 2022 and there is a Black Lesbian who is also a famous basketball player named Brittney Griner who is still being detained in Russia. When…

    Vice President Harris Visits UCSF to Support Black Maternal Health

    Vice President Harris Visits UCSF to Support Black Maternal Health

    By Elizabeth Fernandez– Vice President Kamala Harris visited UCSF on April 21 to draw attention to the critical need for addressing disparities nationwide in health care for Black people during…

    San Francisco Ballet’s Myles Thatcher: Out and Proud

    San Francisco Ballet’s Myles Thatcher: Out and Proud

    By David Landis– I’ve been a fan of the San Francisco Ballet for years. Great dancers have come and gone, but one stands out, especially for our community: Myles Thatcher.…

    March 24 Divas & Drinks @ The Academy: ‘Standing with Ukraine’

    March 24 Divas & Drinks @ The Academy: ‘Standing with Ukraine’

    Where are the women in the Castro? On Thursday, March 24, they joined with members of the LGBTQ community and allies for a memorable evening that raised just short of…

    Being BeBe: The BeBe Zahara Benet Documentary Is a Pandemic-Era ‘Movie Miracle’ Close to My Heart

    Being BeBe: The BeBe Zahara Benet Documentary Is a Pandemic-Era ‘Movie Miracle’ Close to My Heart

    By Marc Smolowitz– Two years ago, all of our lives changed when the pandemic started, and each of us has our unique version of what life became during the first…

    Anna Damiani Has Left the Building …

    Anna Damiani Has Left the Building …

    By Louise “Lou” Fischer– On February 25, the San Francisco LGBTQ community unexpectedly lost a legend and I lost a friend and fellow “Political Sister/Elder Stateswoman” when Anna Damiani, 65,…

    Perry Watkins: A Black Gay Soldier’s Story

    Perry Watkins: A Black Gay Soldier’s Story

    By Dr. Bill Lipsky– Perry Watkins knew from an early age that he was gay. His family knew. His friends at school in Tacoma, where he grew up, knew. Even…

    Pat, Cleo, and Ernestine: Pioneering Black Members of the Daughters of Bilitis

    Pat, Cleo, and Ernestine: Pioneering Black Members of the Daughters of Bilitis

    By Dr. Bill Lipsky– Pat ‘Dubby’ Walker Pat “Dubby” Walker had not heard of the Daughters of Bilitis (DOB) until Billye Talmadge, one of the organization’s co-founders, visited Oakland’s Orientation…

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