Ruth Brinker, a grandmother and retired food service worker at the time, started cooking and delivering nutritious meals to San Francisco gay men debilitated by HIV/AIDS in 1985. Since then, Project Open Hand, the nonprofit...

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Despite clear evidence that conversion therapy doesn’t work and actually harms LGBTQ people — with high rates of serious mental health issues — the practice of attempting to conform one’s sexual orientation or gender identity...

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Dwayne Ratleff grew up Black, poor and gay in 1960s Baltimore. As a youngster, his loving grandma taught him: “Don’t explain yourself, be yourself.” Long-time San Franciscan Ratleff has written an impressive, insightful, award-winning novel –...

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Escape with us to a simpler place and time. Before monkeypox, before COVID, before traveling got so fraught. To a town its promoters claimed then was gayer than San Francisco – and where September is...

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