Gentrification Shakes Up San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO — The City by the Bay is rocking and reeling these days and it’s not because of any natural phenomena such as an earthquake. It's a human-made upheaval of gentrification and skyrocketing property values, fueled by a dynamic tech industry led by the likes of Google, Yahoo, Apple, and Facebook. Read the article
Jason Collins Joins Brooklyn Nets
On Sunday, February 23rd, Jason Collins signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets making him the first openly Gay player in the NBA. The 7', 255 lb center will be on the court Sunday evening when the Nets face the L.A. Lakers at the Staples Center. [UPDATE] Jason Collins signed a new contract in March and is now a full time member of the Nets.
NFL Prospect Comes Out
With that statement made to ESPN during an interview on Sunday, February 9, Michael Sam, Co-SEC Defensive Player of the Year for the University of Missouri, is poised to make history as the first openly gay NFL player.
FEATURE: "Good Morning America, I'm Gay."
As I imagine was the case for many Black lesbians who’ve watched the ascent of Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts, I was not surprised to learn that she is gay. “At last,” I thought to myself.
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Evelyn C. White.
As flags all over San Francisco stood at half-mast to honor Nelson Mandela, per Mayoral decree, the Merchants of Upper Market & Castro (MUMC), a group of White Lesbians and Gay men, refused to lower "their" flag, standing on public property, at the corner of Market and Castro, arguably the very heart of Gay America.
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Pictured above: the Rainbow Flag flying not-so-proudly on Thursday, December 12, 2013.
1918 - 2013
DECEMBER 1st - World AIDS Day
Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-free Generation is the theme for the 2013 World AIDS Day observance.
On June 5, 1981 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) describing cases of a rare lung infection, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), in five young, previously healthy, gay men in Los Angeles. All the men have other unusual infections as well, indicating that their immune systems are not working; two have already died by the time the report is published.
That edition of the MMWR marked the first official reporting of what would become known as the AIDS epidemic. Since then over 25 million have died of the disease and globally, there are 33 million living with HIV/AIDS.
WHEN A FRIEND DIES
Bobby, Bill and myself were a street-running trio. The Clubhouse in D.C. was our second home where we danced till sunrise. When Bill got a new lover my friendship with Bobby deepened. We had a touchstone relationship, confided in one another whole heartedly, or so I thought.
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Miles K. Bell
Perhaps this subject is not readily discussed or
BABY, YOU'RE A S.T.A.R.
In the early 1970s a radical group of Drag Queens formed in the aftermath of Stonewall and called themselves STAR: Street Transvestite Action Revolutionary.
Their chant was: Go Left! Go Gay! Go Pick Up The Gun!
The photo by Ron Simmons shows STAR members at one of the first Gay conferences ever held: Gay Pride 1971 - in Albany, New York
STAR members (l-r) unidentified, Miss Pixie and the original Black diva: Marsha Johnson. Marsha was a founding member of STAR:
photo ©Ron Simmons