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By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | January 2, 2019

It amazes me how so many seem to view the notion of transgender people as if they were something that magically winked into existence just five years ago.

By Sari Staver | December 28, 2018

Cannabis activists are outraged that online websites, including Craigslist and Facebook, are censoring posts related to pot.


By Christina A. DiEdoardo | December 26, 2018

On the longest night of the year, about 400 people gathered at United Nations Plaza in Civic Center to remember the names and honor the lives of some of the most forgotten people in San Francisco — the homeless who die each year on the city's streets.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | December 19, 2018

So, once again, we reach the closing of another year.


By Christina A. DiEdoardo | December 12, 2018

In Bay Area activist circles, we often draw — whether consciously or otherwise — a hard distinction between "actions" (which cost money and resources) and "fundraisers."

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | December 5, 2018

In 2013, a woman from the Dominican Republic landed in Miami. While she was hoping to witness the birth of her grandchild, police had other ideas, arresting her on an outstanding drug charge. She was taken to the local jail and processed.


By Christina A. DiEdoardo | November 28, 2018

I don't talk about my status and personal experience as a trans woman in this column very often, mainly because it's not directly relevant to the topic under discussion.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | November 20, 2018

Recently, a Dutchman named Emile Ratelband began a unique legal fight. He wanted to legally change his age. At 69, he claimed that his age made it hard for him to score on dating sites and requested to be 49 instead.


By Belo Cipriani | November 14, 2018

In a chilly November afternoon in 2008, I tapped my white cane down Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley, California and entered Pegasus Books.

By Christina A. DiEdoardo | November 14, 2018

Just as Malcolm and Macduff gathered their forces for the final assault on Macbeth's castle, anti-fascists in San Francisco and around the country continue to rise regardless of the outcome of last week's midterm elections.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | November 7, 2018

My readers are all time travelers. For me, the 2018 midterm is still a moment in my near future, not a moment of the near past. I don't know the outcomes and can only make a somewhat educated guess about what's to come.

By Christina A. DiEdoardo | October 31, 2018

In a week that began with the leak of the regime's plan to regulate trans and nonbinary Americans out of existence ... one sentence stays in my mind.


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