Issue:  Vol. 45 / No. 48 / 26 November 2015

Piecing Pride together

Pride, viewed as a puzzle, lets all of our varied communities come together. We identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, black, white, Asian, Jewish, drag, leather, daddy, older, younger, and more. We are all pieces of society, and making those pieces fit into the puzzle that is life is our challenge – and oftentimes we have to confront those whose aim is to relegate us to second-class status or who support outdated ideologies that lead to discrimination. (read more)

The Billys foster
lifelong bonds

At age 56 Robert Zarren was living life for the first time as an out gay man, a number of years after having divorced from his wife, the mother of his two teenage children. (read more)

Picture uneven for
local LGBT inmates behind bars

With San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's recent announcement that he plans to stop classifying transgender inmates who have not had surgery... (read more)

Garza making Black Lives Matter with Pride

This month, the global LGBTQ community will celebrate Pride. But for Alicia Garza, a San Francisco Pride community grand marshal... (read more)

Olivia's Dlugacz
is a traveling trailblazer

She's been an entrepreneur in the women's community for most of her professional life... (read more)

For Basinger, the fight
for housing goes on

Brian Basinger, director of the AIDS Housing Alliance/San Francisco, hasn't had an easy time of it. (read more)

Cipriani brings
disability awareness to Pride parade

It is the nightmare moment every LGBT person dreads, being physically attacked, which was what occurred to Belo Cipriani. (read more)

Elizondo revels in
lifetime of service

A well-known transgender activist who was at the Compton's Cafeteria riots in San Francisco in August 1966... (read more)

Pink triangle co-founder wants people to remember history

He is credited with bringing an increased awareness of Nazi atrocities during World War II... (read more)

History-making honor for longtime allies

For many parents in 1990, hearing their son or daughter was gay would have been a shock, perhaps eliciting anger, regret, or guilt. (read more)

Joseph steps out from behind Pride main stage

Once before, back in the early 1980s, Audrey Joseph participated in San Francisco's annual Pride parade. (read more)

Mayor's award goes to leader in API community

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee selected one of the city's most prominent LGBTQI activists to receive San Francisco Pride's Teddy Witherington Award... (read more)

Couple known for generosity receives Pride service award

A San Francisco couple who annually turn their front yard into a winter wonderland that draws people from around the area... (read more)

Midgett is living life to its fullest

Mary Midgett has lived a full life, and at 78 years old, she isn't stopping. (read more)

Creator surprised
at popularity of trans pride flag

Behind every revolutionary symbol, is a creator. (read more)

This 'Lazy Bear'
is full of Pride

For Harry Lit, his epiphany came at poolside one day. (read more)

TLC leader looks toward a prideful future

Since 2002 the Transgender Law Center has been a leader in the fight for transgender equality. (read more)

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