The Bay Area Reporter newspaper and online news outlet this year celebrates a half-century of serving Northern California’s LGBTQ community with a “50 Years in 50 Weeks” retrospective. It’s a big deal that any independent...

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What should you do when your child comes out to you, or you learn some other way that your child may be lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, non-binary or otherwise “queer”? Meet Dr. Caitlin Ryan, a...

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Meet superhero drag performer Rock M. Sakura! You may know her from “RuPaul’s Drag Race”(RPDR) Season 12 last year. She is only the second RPDR cast member from San Francisco, after Honey Mahogany in Season...

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How has COVID – and the political and societal turmoil of the past year – affected our mental health?  And how are we coping? (Though much of this week’s discussion applies to everyone, we especially...

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“Queen of Bounce” Big Freedia is famous for her music and twerking; her life story and anti-gun activism are less well known. Big Freedia was shot twice in 2004 and her brother was killed on the...

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In his debut novel, Brooklyn native Robert Jones, Jr., describes the romantic and tragic relationship between Samuel and Isaiah, two enslaved young men on a Mississippi cotton plantation in the early 1800s. The Prophets explores gender...

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