Unconditional love

Off the Beat

I found it difficult to distinguish between the great-grandmother who had given me endless validation and the great-grandmother who would beg for the same reassurance in return. 
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Illustration of two groups of people, one in black-and-white, tearing down fences in People's Park, representing protests past and present

A park by and for the people

CITY AFFAIRS: Fifty years after protest against developing People’s Park first erupted, campus should halt housing plans

While the importance of supportive housing in Berkeley cannot be discounted, People’s Park has never been a place for campus to do its bidding.
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The drag race to acceptance

LGBTea

Back then, I knew that if my family did not like that I was gay, it was going to cost something. But hating myself for being gay was going to cost more.
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