Hanging Out with the Senior Gay Men’s Group

October 19, 2016 in inQueery

Sometimes the best “support” is just a group of like-minded friends. Carter chats with Bob and Peter, facilitators of the Senior Gay Men’s group at Pacific Center, to see what they get up to. Drop in if this seems like a good fit for you!

How to Make a Name for Yourself

October 12, 2016 in inQueery

Hint: It’s never simple.

Queer & Present: Crime at Concord’s Rainbow Community Center

October 11, 2016 in inQueery

The Rainbow Community Center of Concord has had its 4th break-in in only 2 weeks.

Volunteer Spotlight: Henry van der Voort, III

October 5, 2016 in inQueery

Join us for our new series, where we introduce and showcase the efforts of our faithful volunteers!   Today, we welcome Henry van der Voort, III – a regular face at the front desk and an active member of the Married Men’s peer group.  Hi, Henry!  Can you tell us a little about yourself?  I was born in San Francisco December 1946, the first of four children of my French immigrant parents. Now in Berkeley, I grew up on the SF peninsula and in The City, attending a Catholic high school …

Eat, Pray, Love…Come Out?

September 28, 2016 in inQueery

Elizabeth Gilbert recently announced that she is in a same-sex relationship. Are we ready to welcome her into the fold of queer public figures?

Queer & Present: What’s the Best Way to Claim Title IX Rights?

September 26, 2016 in inQueery

A 19-year old college student is suing his Catholic high school for forbidding him to bring a male date to homecoming.

Queer & Present: Danger of Blackmail

September 19, 2016 in inQueery

A straight man has been removed from a sensitive defense post using the same arguments that once only hounded queers.

Keeping in Touch with Lavender Seniors

September 14, 2016 in inQueery

Volunteering with Lavender Seniors is a great way to give back and promote unity among Bay Area LGBTQ communities.

Queer & Present: STD News

September 12, 2016 in inQueery

For the first time in ten years, infection rates of common sexually-transmitted diseases are on the rise. Read this PSA on STDs as a reminder to play responsibly.

Queer & Present: El Divo de Juarez

September 7, 2016 in inQueery

Though virtually unknown among Anglos, Juan Gabriel (1950-2016) was a giant in Mexican music. However, we mourn his death not only for his abilities as a singer, but for his role as a queer icon for Latinx queer communities.

The Conferrer of Blessings

August 31, 2016 in inQueery

The story behind the tradition of welcoming transgenders in India to confer blessings at auspicious occasions roots back to its ancient scriptures, when discrimination on the basis of gender was absent.

Queer & Present: Out in the Navy

August 29, 2016 in inQueery

Conner Curnick, a sailor serving in Afghanistan, came out to his service buddies and they had his back.

HRT Challenges: Access and Affordability

August 24, 2016 in inQueery

Transitioning is not easy or cheap. In this post, Amelia discusses some of the barriers and breakthroughs to affordable and accessible HRT.

Queer & Present: Gay Players in Industrial Sports

August 22, 2016 in inQueery

The lack of gay players in the major industrial sports isn’t about homophobia, it’s about the money.

Post-Orlando, Post-Pride

August 18, 2016 in inQueery

Following tragedy and the culmination of Pride month, where do we go from here? Jess Maultsby writes about our community’s resilience in this week’s post.

Queer & Present: Meet Daniel C.

August 15, 2016 in inQueery

“Secret Lives of Americans” features the coming out story of Daniel C., a gay Latino man living in California.

Alone in the Crowd

August 10, 2016 in inQueery

Audre Lorde’s poem “Who Said it Was Simple” affirms the struggle of identity.

Queer & Present: Wonderlust

August 8, 2016 in inQueery

In between the silliness of its coverage of celebrities one has never heard of, Queerty occasionally hides small pieces about genuinely important people. One such is Jesse Pandolfo, a 32-year-old lesbian.  Originally from Boston, she now lives in (of all places) Jackson, Mississippi, and is  owner/operator of the year- old, popular dance bar for the whole queer community called Wonderlust. She told the Jackson Free Press,”I thought the gay community in Jackson needed options on where to go, espe…

Lesbians Who Tech

August 3, 2016 in inQueery

The Bay Area-based organization Lesbians Who Tech creates a network and community for queer women working in the tech industry through its diverse leadership team.

Queer & Present: USS Harvey Milk

August 1, 2016 in inQueery

The U.S. Navy has decided to name a ship after Harvey Milk. Please, hold your jokes about “seamen.”

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