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Photo essay: Love is Colorful

This past Sunday San Francisco’s 2016 Pride parade danced down Market Street.  The joyous parade seemed especially important, and poignant in light of the recent atrocity in Orlando Florida. Despite the tragedy, the LGBTQIA community, and supporters, arrived adorned and ready to celebrate this year’s theme “For Racial and Economic
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Finals in, Cal gear on

For those who don’t enjoy the convenience of living in the Bay Area, the TSA line at SFO or Oakland airport on the way home from break can seem like a bookstore catalog for the latest Cal gear. It seems to us that this sudden influx of Golden Bear spirit after the stress of finals is no coincidence. Once finals are turned in and the spring semester has come to a close, it suddenly becomes a lot more appealing to wear Cal gear.
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Street style: SF Pride edition

Immediately after the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized gay marriage nationwide, this year’s San Francisco Pride was a remarkable celebration of love and acceptance. For one weekend, the people of San Francisco gathered in a vibrant crowd of rainbows and glitter — key, symbolic trends spotted at this year’s
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ICYMI: San Francisco Pride Parade

This year’s San Francisco Pride was a weekend to remember. The event expressed levels of love, empowerment and, well, pride, shared and celebrated by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and its allies. The theme of this year’s Pride Parade was “Equality Without Exception.” With the Supreme Court’s Friday decision to declare same-sex
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Thatcher-era activism reigns in ‘Pride’

Physical sensations will overwhelm you when you watch Matthew Warchus’ film “Pride.” Shivers will travel up your spine, your face will swell with blood and your eyes will become laminated with — wait, are those tears in your cynical eyes? Inspired by an incredible true story, “Pride” will physically affect
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Healthcare equality for all genders

Safe, Sane and Consensual

“Are you sure you don’t need a pregnancy test?” “I swear I don’t. I’ve been on testosterone for the past year, and I’ve only been having sex with people with vaginas.” There’s bemused frustration in UC Berkeley junior Benji Delgadillo’s voice as they recount their interaction with their primary care
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Hiding and seeking without shame

Safe, Sane and Consensual

What if we expanded and improved on that small student bubble of safety to create a society without shame — a collective community, where we meet others and ourselves with acceptance rather than judgment? An idyllic world playground filled with self-aware individuals, who teach children how to love themselves, to honor their bodies, whatever shape they come in, and to honor their preferences, whatever gender or sexuality or fluid, indefinable package they appear in.
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The pride issue

Broke in Berkeley

If you attended high school in the United States, you probably read a story called “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant. It’s a story about a poor woman who borrows a necklace from a friend and loses it. She then panics because she believed the necklace was worth a great
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