ICYMI: San Francisco Pride Parade

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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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When feminism follows the money

Theoretical Titillation

So what happens when activists prioritize branding? They downplay the importance of policy for uncritical, often expensive, gatherings and capitalize on the grandiose rhetoric of “empowerment” and “human rights.”
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Regents must replace Napolitano

In naming Janet Napolitano president of the University of California, the UC Board of Regents has made a tragic mistake. The regents are sending a terrible message about the future of the university and the future of public education in our country. Given the pressures that critical thought, the independence
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Protecting all LGBT employees with ENDA

The biggest problem with the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is that most Americans think it already exists. It is not getting nearly the attention it deserves. When discrimination based on gender, age, ability or race is illegal, we would expect discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is illegal, too.
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End solitary confinement

Solitary confinement is torture. Today, I woke up at 9:30 am, exercised at the gym, walked home for breakfast, attended three classes and shared dinner with friends. It was a typical Thursday. Now imagine being stuck behind a steel door for more than 22 hours each day. You have not
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Residents of the Albany Bulb face looming disaster

When a disaster is going to destroy a community, we often have little warning — if any. In this case, we have known since May: At the beginning of October, more than 50 people will lose their homes. Even with this much warning, no one has anywhere to go. These
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