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Out in the Bay: Family acceptance is Caitlin Ryan's project

Out in the Bay: Family acceptance is Caitlin Ryan's project

By Kendra Klang

Social worker Caitlin Ryan, Ph.D., was caring for AIDS patients in Atlanta during the early years of the epidemic when she found her calling.

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By Eric Jansen | April 9, 2021

You may know Bay Area-raised drag performer Rock M. Sakura from last year's "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 12, from her YouTube channel with more than 55,000 subscribers, or from her pre-COVID performances at numerous drag events.

By Eric Jansen | March 26, 2021

How has COVID-19 — and the political and societal turmoil of the past year — affected our mental health? How are LGBTQs coping?


By Truc Nguyen | March 19, 2021

As Out in the Bay previously reported last fall, Casper Cendre started writing letters to people in prison while in high school.

By Eric Jansen | March 12, 2021

Big Freedia, the "Queen of Bounce," is famous for her music and dancing; her life story and anti-gun activism are less well known.


By Eric Jansen | February 26, 2021

In his debut novel, Robert Jones Jr., describes the romantic and tragic relationship between Samuel and Isaiah, two enslaved young men on a Mississippi cotton plantation in the early 1800s.

By Eric Jansen | February 19, 2021

Lines are being drawn for the decennial mapping of political boundaries for California's legislative Assembly and Senate districts, as well as the state's 53 congressional House seats based on last year's census.


By Kendra Klang and Eric Jansen | February 12, 2021

How do you define your sexuality? Most of us know roughly where we fall on the Kinsey scale that goes from zero (totally straight) to six (flaming queen or butchest of dykes). But have you considered another continuum, the asexual — allosexual one?

By Eric Jansen | February 5, 2021

San Francisco Supervisor Rafael Mandelman says his passion for politics goes back to age 5, and his passion for providing mental health services to combat homelessness stems from his mother "spiraling into mental illness" some years later.


By Eric Jansen | January 29, 2021

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore's new highly-praised book, "The Freezer Door," mourns losing "the dream of queer" that she says consumerism, technology, and gentrification are destroying.

By Kendra Klang and Eric Jansen | January 22, 2021

Can we have civil civic discourse in these fractious times? Manny Yekutiel, activist and owner of the eponymous cafe, bookstore, and civic events space in San Francisco's Mission district, passionately believes so.


By Eric Jansen | January 15, 2021

Want a break from today's scary news?

By Eric Jansen | January 8, 2021

Happy New Year? Well, we hope 2021 will be kinder to us than 2020, but only time will tell. Just a week in, 2021 isn't looking pretty yet.


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