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'Looking' Stars Reflect On Show's Legacy And The HBO Farewell Film

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.22.2016 | Queer Voices

Fans of “Looking” will get an overdue valentine this weekend, when the gay-themed HBO series concludes with a much-anticipated television film. Fo...

My 2,500-Mile Journey

Thomas Kuegler | Posted 07.20.2016 | Travel
Thomas Kuegler

I was going on a road trip, and my parents weren't going to hear about it. My mother would've freaked out anyway. I could hear her now, "You have Crohn's disease, so why are you trying to travel across the country?"

San Francisco: The Hardest City To Be Poor (Or Middle Class)

Bruce Wydick | Posted 07.19.2016 | San Francisco
Bruce Wydick

To know San Francisco today, to live here, to work here, is to bear witness to a growing inequality, a divergence in economic fortunes and real incomes.

Sunday Night Reflections: Being Philando

Stevon Cook | Posted 07.15.2016 | Black Voices
Stevon Cook

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of Mission Bit. I have s...

Pokemon Gay

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

The phenomenal success of Pokemon Go has inspired me. I have developed a new game for the gay male community that combines the best features of the augmented-reality game Pokemon Go with gay hook-up apps like Grindr. I call it Pokemon Gay.

Immigrants Still Look to DACA for Relief in Uncertain Times

Elena Shore | Posted 07.13.2016 | San Francisco
Elena Shore

SAN FRANCISCO -- Leticia Urrutia's DACA renewal is coming up in October, a month before the presidential elections. "I was like, 'What am I going to ...

Love Embodied: Kryptonite To Hate

John Lewis | Posted 07.13.2016 | Queer Voices
John Lewis

For the previous dozen years, we had made the trip down Market Street, cheering and chanting wildly for marriage equality. This year we marched in silence, dedicating each step to the memory of the person whose portrait we held.

Why Poor Americans Die Younger: How To Overcome The Health Adversity Of Poverty

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

The challenges of being poor are greater than we generally appreciate. Poverty requires both social and personal commitment to live longer and prosper.

Team Uniting Nations On Pace To Shatter A World Record In Rowing

Marc Boyd | Posted 07.12.2016 | Sports
Marc Boyd

With less than 100 miles to go, Team Uniting Nations, a four-man crew from four different nations is on the verge of shattering the existing record for rowing across the Pacific Ocean from Monterey, California to Honolulu, Hawaii, a distance of 2,400 miles, in the Great Pacific Race.

It's Just Like the Stock Market! - Notes From a Dive Bar

Alan Black | Posted 07.11.2016 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Tonight's bartending is like the stock market. From the opening bell, I'm bullish on cheery bonhomie. Financials are rewarded, the tip jar stuffed wi...

Stop Suspending Our Kids

Stevon Cook | Posted 07.07.2016 | San Francisco
Stevon Cook

Recently the San Francisco Examiner reported that in the 2013-2014 school year, students with disabilities made up 11% of the high school student popu...

3 Unique Ways Women are Helping Homeless Women and Children

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 07.05.2016 | Impact
Rachel Wolfson

When New York City transplants, Whitney Skibell and Adrienne Bavar, moved to San Francisco they were alarmed by the overwhelmingly large homeless population. The amount of homeless women and children in particular stood out to the two New Yorkers.

7 Adventures You Won't Believe You Can Actually Have

Travelzoo | Posted 07.05.2016 | Travel
Travelzoo

Photos Courtesy of Shutterstock "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. ...

More Afraid of a Drive-By Than ISIS

Andrew Lam | Posted 07.02.2016 | San Francisco
Andrew Lam

SAN FRANCISCO - A friend recently sent a text from Vietnam full of trepidation. In the wake of the Orlando massacre, and with ISIS now threatening San...

5 Takeaways From The Social Equity Leadership Conference In San Francisco

Richard Greggory Johnson III | Posted 06.30.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard Greggory Johnson III

After being approached last year by the National Social Equity Panel to bring the Social Equity Leadership Conference to the University of San Francis...

Recent Mandatory Scheduling Legislation Are Bad For Business And For Our Communities

Javier Palomarez | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Javier Palomarez

Ensuring flexible work schedules that allow employees to maintain the work-life balance they need, while also permitting businesses to meet the demands of a challenging economy, is an important balance that our stakeholders strive every day to get right.

The Sticker Experiment

John Peterson | Posted 06.28.2016 | Technology
John Peterson

It turns out that Americans of the modern age are no happier than you are. How could this be?

Urban Parks: From Dumping Grounds to Centers of Energy

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 07.08.2016 | New York
Charles A. Birnbaum

A major initiative by New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver cogently explored at the recent and fascinating Parks Without Borders Summit...

San Francisco: Dining, Daytrippin' and Jazz

Dwight Brown | Posted 06.26.2016 | Travel
Dwight Brown

The annual San Francisco Jazz Festival is a perfect reason to come to The City by the Bay. It's also a great time to explore some cool leisure activit...

Black Lives Matter Drops Out Of SF Pride Parade After Organizers Increase Police Presence

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.24.2016 | Black Voices

SAN FRANCISCO -- Black Lives Matter and other community groups abruptly withdrew on Friday from San Francisco's LGBT Pride parade because they disappr...

California's Classic Road Trip: The Pacific Coast Highway

David Code | Posted 06.24.2016 | Travel
David Code

Most of my family's travel is international, but when my son suggested driving the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco down to Los Angeles, we couldn't resist.

On Homelessness: Unfinished Business

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

Just last week the California Legislature, in close consultation with Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., fashioned a historic sixth on-time and structural...

The 2016 San Francisco Jazz Festival Hits A Cool Vibe

Dwight Brown | Posted 06.21.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

For years San Francisco has been the West Coast playground and refuge of jazz musicians. Since 2013, those artists have had a permanent home at the SFJAZZ Center, the first-ever standalone structure in the country dedicated to jazz. Think of it as a cool opera house, where the beats get funky, the music is often improvised and the roof frequently gets torn off.

Meet Brian Helmick, the Entrepreneur Behind SF's First Soccer Club

Sriram Krishnan | Posted 06.21.2016 | Sports
Sriram Krishnan

As soon as I heard that the Bay Area will have a local soccer team, I jumped on the opportunity to interview Brian Andrés Helmick, the CEO of San Fra...

"Responding to a world which no longer makes sense": An interview with playwright Aleshea Harris

Sylvia Sukop | Posted 06.20.2016 | Arts
Sylvia Sukop

A shocking act of racial violence brings Harold Pinter's "The Room" to an abrupt close.