As the hours crept toward dawn Friday, September 14, most of San Francisco was asleep. Some of those who weren't were making history in Civic Center next to the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library.
After more than a decade fighting for the people of Oakland, both in the streets and the halls of government, Cat Brooks decided to run for mayor after she saw first-hand how some of the city's most marginalized residents struggle to survive.
In the Bay Area, actions at the start and end of the month provided stark examples of how much the situation has changed in a year - and why our tactics in countering the fascists need to change too.
I recently had the pleasure of speaking at an elementary school LGBTQ support group, where I shared my experiences as someone who is now as old as so many of the "community elders" I met when I was first coming out.
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.
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.
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.