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By Matthew S. Bajko | March 13, 2019

The Castro Merchants is set to elect real estate agent Masood Samereie as its next president when it meets April 4. He has been selling property in the city's LGBT neighborhood since 2003.

By Matthew S. Bajko | February 13, 2019

A year ago this month celebrated gay crime novelist Michael Nava secured the rights for all of his published works, including the seven titles in his acclaimed series featuring the gay criminal defense lawyer Henry Rios.

By Cynthia Laird | February 6, 2019

Gay state Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara told a crowd of 600 LGBT and allied business leaders that he ran for the post, in large part, to make life better for working Californians.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 9, 2019

Since listing a spare bedroom in his Bernal Heights home on the LGBT-oriented short-term rental site misterb&b, San Francisco resident Alan Lessik has met other gay men from around the world.

By Matthew S. Bajko | December 12, 2018

A new gay-owned home decor store is sprucing up the retail scene in San Francisco's Castro district just in time to assist residents of the gayborhood with their holiday shopping needs.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 8, 2018

An improvement association for the gay Castro district has won approval to move its offices into a vacant storefront, giving it a prominent location in the neighborhood for the first time as it seeks to be renewed.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 7, 2018

For 23 years the Scarlet Sage Herb Co. has supplied San Francisco residents with holistic treatments to remedy all manner of ills, aches, and pains.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 1, 2018

A real estate firm is seeking to move into a vacant Castro auto space where housing had been proposed.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 10, 2018

Altif Brown, a co-founder and head of community at Constellation Labs, can count on one hand the number of other African-Americans he knows working in the blockchain sector. He has yet to meet another gay person.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 21, 2018

Brewcade, the popular arcade and craft beer bar on upper Market Street in San Francisco's gay Castro district, is in talks to expand into an adjacent restaurant space.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 12, 2018

Growing up in Redding in northern California, Chai Saechao loved to get his hands dirty in the backyard garden his mother tended.

By Matthew S. Bajko | August 8, 2018

Working as a manager of Blue Bottle Coffee's Hayes Valley location, JoEllen Depakakibo learned what it takes to run a successful coffee business. She decided to use that knowledge to open her own coffeehouse.

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