San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district was iconic as the center of the late 1960s – early ‘70s anti-war and sexual revolution counterculture. Often forgotten is its role in LGBTQ liberation history. That role gets loving attention...

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“We are here for the tough conversations,” says Melorra Green, speaking for herself and her twin, Melonie Green. On this week’s Out in the Bay, the sisters talk about their visions for a more inclusive...

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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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“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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San Francisco Supervisor Rafael Mandelman says his passion for politics goes back to age 5 and his passion for providing mental health services to combat homelessness from his mother “spiraling into mental illness” some years...

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