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Commentary: Resist: Proud Boys not welcome in Oakland

Commentary: Resist: Proud Boys not welcome in Oakland

  • by Christina A. DiEdoardo
  • Aug 8, 2018

Oakland recently served as an example to the entire country on what intersectionality means in practice by bringing together activists from all over the Bay Area to defend not only a city, but the memory of one of its lost daughters.

Guest Opinion: Polyamorous porn stars defy stereotypes

Guest Opinion: Polyamorous porn stars defy stereotypes

  • by Bradford Wolfe and Alex Grey
  • Jul 25, 2018

There are a limitless number of characteristics that people typically associate with porn stars; these individuals are often presumed to be wild, promiscuous, money-hungry, and morally bankrupt, endorsing an industry rich in corruption and violence.

Commentary: Resist: Busting up a (proposed) Starbucks

Commentary: Resist: Busting up a (proposed) Starbucks

  • by Christina A. DiEdoardo
  • Jul 25, 2018

Six months ago, Rebeccalyn Mir Bilodeau pulled off a miracle by leading a team that saved Wicked Grounds, the only kink- and leather-friendly coffeehouse on the West Coast, from closure.

Transmissions: Remembering at the White House

Transmissions: Remembering at the White House

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Nov 30, 2011

After a day of travel by bus, commuter train, a pair of jets, and finally a taxi, I showed up at NCTE's annual awards ceremony. While my presence at the event was noted, I was not an honoree: this was not my reason for being in DC.

Chuck of Montclair

Chuck of Montclair

  • by Nez Pas
  • Mar 11, 1982

Known to many as "Chuck of Montclair," Chuck Kuhlke earned that title as a hairdresser in the Montclair area of Oakland.