Trail for Humanity

TranscenDANCE | PHOTO: ANA PINES

The final leg of the 350+ mile march from the San Francisco Bay area to the U.S. Mexico Border culminated Aug. 16. We joined in welcoming the mothers and their children at Larsen Field in San Ysidro. They started the pilgrimage in Merced, Calif. for those buried alive in the Sonora desert, the children crossing [...]

A prayer for peace — Ferguson, Mo.

As a progressive, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to God. This article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! At our church on 30th Street, someone generously donated a “Peace Pole.” It was a marker – with a [...]

It’s lobster time again

Here I am back visiting my hometown Portland, Maine. Real trees, not those scrawny palms, surround me making everything so green I feel I’m in the Emerald City. Speaking of which (if you have to ask a senior, turn in your gay card), my old cruising, I mean stomping, ground is almost unrecognizable. True, L.L. [...]

More than just talk

You’ve heard of the phrase, “We’re everywhere!” Well, it’s true. Our LGBT community is wide and diverse. And it’s so important for every voice to be heard and treated with equality. It makes a difference when you use your gifts and talents and make your part of the world a better place. A year ago, [...]

A better world

Summer In The Park PHOTO: KIM RESCATE

Summer in the Park Sue Palmer and Her Motel Swing Orchestra played at Trolley Barn Park Aug. 1. Organized by University Heights Community Development Corporation (UHCDC), it was a free and fun event for the whole family. This year’s concert series was held from July 4 to Aug. 1 and included Rhythm and the Method, [...]

Christmas in July?

As a progressive, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to God; this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! Lyn Malone, minister of care and connection at The Met Church recently shared this on a Sunday morning; I [...]

To tattoo or not to tattoo

I am fascinated by today’s explosion of tattoo art and decoration amongst the younger generations. Sure we had tattoos in our day: an anchor, the name of a boy/girlfriend or two, a hula girl, “MOM” and a rose thrown in for good measure, but after getting married or a job, all were covered up. Now, [...]

Love and justice for the unaccompanied children at our borders

Rev. Nancy Wilson

As a progressive, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to God; this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! I believe we are all called to the work of justice and equality. I love how that calling goes [...]

A Pride reflection: Do a street and a stamp erase the Twinkie defense?

Looking at the carefree young faces celebrating Pride, I couldn’t help remembering the world we faced at that age. My thoughts drifted to Harvey and the killings. The above phrase came to mind and I was sadly aware many young LGBTers have no idea it refers to Harvey Milk whom I hope they know was [...]

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