AIDS/LifeCycle – Ride to End AIDS


AIDS/LifeCycle is a fully supported, 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS. AIDS/LifeCycle 2015 will take place May 31st through June 6th, 2015. Every year, this landmark ride through beautiful California delivers a life-changing experience for thousands of participants from all backgrounds and […]

Rainbow Honor Walk Installation Honors 20 LGBT Leaders


Fourteen men and six women of the LGBT community were honored Tuesday with bronze plaques in San Francisco’s Castro district. The project, known as the Rainbow Honor Walk, began as an idea two decades ago. “Twenty years ago this idea came to me,” a gay local public relations professional, David Perry, said. “It is incredibly moving to me to […]

Behaving Like Grown-Ups at San Francisco’s Clift

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By: Tosha Woronov We are parents, which means our recent family getaways always seem to involve some over-blown resort with a swimming pool, water-slide, splash zone. I had grown tired of it, and missed the vacations my husband and I used to take, in those halcyon days before having our son –exploring a city through […]

A Good Night To Die

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By: Jillian Lauren This weekend I went to San Francisco for Opium Magazine’s Literary Death Match at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts . You can read a great write-up of the night here. After recording an interview with Rumpus Radio, Stephen Elliott and I joined my fabulous SF friends in the Yerba Buena Gardens […]

Interview with A New Dad

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My husband, Jordan Gill, always dreamed of becoming a father. On April 14, 2009 his dream came true when our daughter, Chloe Madison Gill, was born. In this interview I asked him to reflect on his first year as a father. Q What has surprised you most about becoming a father? A How totally distracting […]

Modern Living: Simply Sorted


By: Shira Gill, Personal Organizer Modern living is hectic enough as it is, but once you introduce kids into the equation, keeping your life simple and organized can seem like an impossible dream. As a new mom and a professional organizer, I have learned that sometimes it only takes a few minutes to see big […]

Don't Wear High Heels On A Soggy Lawn

By: Jillian Lauren When the inimitable Dolly Parton gave the above-mentioned advice, she was no doubt on tour in San Francisco. I don’t have any pictures from the Mountain View show because I was busy stumbling after the baby while wearing- you guessed it- high heels on a soggy lawn. Or more like a slippery […]

Prop 8 Trial Updates

If you are interested in following the trial for Prop 8, here are some great resources you can check out. Prop 8 Trial Tracker Unite the Fight American Foundation For Equal Rights Photography by: Unite the Fight

Groundbreaking Gay Marriage Trial Continues- Repost-

Repost from San Francisco A Harvard professor testifying in a case challenging California’s gay marriage ban said Tuesday that procreation is historically not the only function of marriage. In her second day of testimony, Nancy Cott, a U.S. history professor and the author of a book on marriage as a public institution, disputed a […]