In 1996, as AIDS ravaged San Francisco’s gay community, Metropolitan Community Church pastor Jim Mitulski risked imprisonment, dispensing marijuana to alleviate his sick congregants’ pain before it was legal. He did this in church, right...

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The first-ever openly gay Supreme Court of California justice, Martin Jenkins, is not only the first openly LGBTQ justice on the high court, he’s also only the third Black man ever to serve on it....

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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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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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Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s new book, The Freezer Door, mourns losing “the dream of queer” — a “world without borders and hierarchies” — that she says consumerism, technology and gentrification are destroying.   Sycamore terms the...

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