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Transmissions: So be it

Transmissions: So be it

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith

Around 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on January 6, a mob of pro-Trump forces, QAnon believers, Proud Boys, and others assaulted the United States Capitol, whipped up into a frenzy by weeks of propaganda and a speech by outgoing President Donald Trump.

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By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | December 29, 2020

We have reached the end of 2020, and I am sure my feelings about the year easily match anyone who happens upon this column. Good riddance to such a difficult year, and don't let the door hit you on the way out.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | December 16, 2020

Every so often I like to sit back and address my non-transgender readers, and help them understand trans issues, perhaps, just a bit better. This is one of those times.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | December 2, 2020

In the early 1980s, a friend of mine let me borrow a vinyl record of theirs: the "Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Monty Python's Life of Brian."

By James May | December 1, 2020

As we observe another World AIDS Day December 1, I wish I could believe a cure was in sight but unfortunately I cannot.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | November 18, 2020

In the earliest days of the Remembering Our Dead project, which led to the Transgender Day of Remembrance, may of us shared a hope that by showing the astounding level of anti-transgender violence we face, perhaps we could begin to stem the tide.

By Sari Staver | November 4, 2020

A cooking gadget has revolutionized the preparation of homemade cannabis edibles.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | November 4, 2020

For better or worse, humans have a remarkable tendency to use myth, fables, and legends to help better understand the world around them.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | October 21, 2020

On October 5, Monica Roberts died at home in Houston.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | October 7, 2020

The presidency isn't just about the president.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | September 23, 2020

Over the last few months, "Harry Potter" author JK Rowling as devolved from a beloved children's author to the trans equivalent of reviled anti-gay crusader Anita Bryant.


By Cynthia Laird | September 18, 2020

In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | September 9, 2020

Allow me a moment to bellyache.


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