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Bathroom laws policing our genitals

Conservatives have always been a demographic group obsessed with policing this nation’s genitals. They feel comfortable with ordinances that mandate, what they do, how we...

Time for straight equality in civil partner law

End the legal ban on opposite-sex civil partnerships A historic, landmark legal challenge against the UK government has begun in the High Court in...

Where would MLK have stood on marriage equality?

This MLK holiday reminds me how Alabama has always been a troubling state when it comes to upholding the civil rights of its denizens. Martin...

2016: Time has changed us but we can change the future

Maybe because his music was part of the soundtrack of my youth or because his fans and the music world were mourning David Bowie’s...

A better way to honor Mario Woods and others unjustly gunned...

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was booed in the rotunda of City Hall during his inauguration on January 8, 2016, by protesters calling for...

Transgender Community is being spoiled rotten by San Francisco

I have taken an interest in the latest news reports that indicate an uptick in violence against a certain part of the LGBT community....

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?

The war on Christmas is not going away any time soon. With Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, and Christmas all celebrated this time of year, one...

The Season to Give Thanks and Thankfully Give

It’s that time of year when, with joy or dread, we all get ready for the holidays. There’s dinner to prepare and parties to...

On World AIDS Day report on black community still grim

Dec. 1 was World AIDS Day! And international theme for 2015 is “Getting to zero; end Aids by 2030." The national theme for this year...

The refugees who came for Thanksgiving

  As I prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded of the autumnal harvest time's spiritual significance. As a time of connectedness, I pause...