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Re: “Essay: Where Do We Get to Be Black and Queer?

I can add one more space I don't quite fit; spirituality. Thank you for speaking my truth.

Posted by Stefanie Booker Atchison on 09/01/2016 at 7:36 PM

Re: “Why So Many Bisexual Men are Still in the Closet

I am a bi man, and I'm closeted. This article definitely touches on why. I have a few things to add though.

Earlier in life, for years after I figured out I was bi, I was closeted for the usual reasons. (I'm from the Midwest, which doesn't help.) But later in life, as I've grown and matured, I've stayed closeted by choice. For a few reasons.

I'm not bi-romantic. I'm straight romantic. I have absolutely no romantic attraction to men. I would never date a man. I don't even like kissing men. But I am definitely attracted to their bodies and personalities. Sexuality and attraction is truly a spectrum.

Because of that, "coming out" as bisexual for me feels more like revealing sexual history than something that's integral to who I am as a person. I don't really feel like I'm hiding more than anybody else who doesn't generally talk about their sexual history.

And, while this may sound like a cop-out, another reason I've never come out is that no one has ever asked or been interested. I would not lie if someone asked, but literally no one ever has. I'm fairly masculine, married, and have always dated women, so it's just assumed that I'm straight. (I've volunteered it to past girlfriends and my now-wife for obvious reasons.) If someone were interested, I would talk about it, but as the author touches on here, society doesn't really want to hear about it, so I don't talk about it.

That said, male bisexuality absolutely needs to be more visible and destigmatized. That's the only reason I've seriously considered "coming out."

Posted by Matt S on 08/31/2016 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Fall Arts 2016: Top East Bay Classical Events

Dear Lou - Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra's 50th anniversary performance of Britten's Requiem was selected as SFCV's classical chorus concert of year. A difficult, large piece splendidly performed.Audience quote "It was an extraordinary performance. Being there just brought us incredible energy and showed the crashing of the powers that be. This chorus piece was the most unusual that you all have done but it touched me deeply."
bcco.org Sincerelyl, Jan Murota

Posted by Jan Murota on 08/31/2016 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Essay: Where Do We Get to Be Black and Queer?

I'd love to speak with you. Thank you, Anthony! This article is sooooooo necessary - thank you for voicing our truths! - Kin Folkz

Posted by Kin Folkz on 08/31/2016 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Self-identified 'Fat Trans Man' and Berkeley Resident Shane Brodie Protests the 'Transphobic' Trump Statues

The same people responsible for "Bumfights" are responsible for the Trump statues.

Posted by Arkady Wroclawskie on 08/31/2016 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Queer Porn Revolutionist: Courtney Trouble

The unfortunate truth about Trouble is their troubled reputation with the QPOC community. You can't call someone "too dark" for porn and think you can get away with it. We know your ignorance.

Posted by andro_unfit on 08/28/2016 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Growing a Better System

Planting Justice has been my favorite organization for years. It is true they are real. Their contribution to the community and society at large is massive. Keep up the good work Planting Justice.

Posted by Gabriele Lorf-Allen on 08/24/2016 at 9:02 PM

Re: “How to Find an Apartment in the East Bay

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Posted by Nancy Hubert on 08/16/2016 at 8:00 AM

Re: “Queer Porn Revolutionist: Courtney Trouble

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Posted by Alina Popescu on 08/16/2016 at 6:57 AM

Re: “Classic Brewmaster: Rodger Davis of Faction Brewing Co.

Having travelled a bit here and in famous beer brewing countries - like Germany, Netherlands, Czech. - we have to say that Oakland has the BEST IPAs by far. I was just this week under impressed with the brews served in Miami - glad to be back here in Oaktown where the REAL IPA lives.

Posted by Francesca M. Austin on 08/12/2016 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Tireless Educator: Vidrale Franklin

Yes, this quite aptly describes Vidrale Franklin. She is an innovator extraordinaire. Not that often do you find one individual with so much passion for the success of students and families. I am so proud to have seen this flower bloom and to have worked with her! She knows first hand t what an excellent education can mean. Proud to say I saw it first! What a tribute to you Vidrale.

Cheryl Curtis

Posted by checurtis on 08/12/2016 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Inclusive Weed Entrepreneurs: Supernova Women

While I support making cannabis policy more "inclusive" and reversing damage caused by the War on Drugs, I am skeptical of efforts to promote cannabis industry as an economic solution for Oakland. Oakland's lax cannabis policy (lack of any enforcement by OPD) has resulted in a cottage grow-house industry, as I have personally witnessed in my neighborhood.

Posted by Kent Lewandowski on 08/10/2016 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Queer Porn Revolutionist: Courtney Trouble

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Posted by Mavis Toney on 08/10/2016 at 2:22 AM

Re: “Queer Porn Revolutionist: Courtney Trouble

So, what's the trouble?)))

Posted by Alexandr KJ on 08/10/2016 at 2:05 AM

Re: “Can Black-Owned Restaurants Combat Gentrification?

Oakland has a lot of heart to it. Oakland is a very proud city for all races but for black folks, it's got so much pride and so much to celebrate. Oakland is proud and for good reason too. It's the home of the black panther party, home of the Black Muslim bakery, home of many famous black musicians and music groups such as Toni Tone Tone, Too Short, Luniz, Dru Down, Mc Hammer, The Pointers Sisters, Sly and the Family Stone, and many more. It's also home to a large number of many successful black owned businesses and I know this for a fact cause I'm from the Bay Area and I know Oakland very well. Oakland also has positive things going on in its black community, big time. Kingston 11 is carrying on a rich tradition.

Posted by Orlando Coombs on 08/08/2016 at 7:52 PM

Re: “East Bay Theater Companies Embrace Female-Driven Tales for Fall

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Posted by Roland West on 07/20/2016 at 7:36 PM

Re: “Can I Recycle That?

To Michael Dreyfus-Pai Anyone know about milk and juice cartons? They have layers of paper and plastic, but are often not recyclable.

City of Alameda service tells us to COMPOST (and we can collect our compostables in the cartons) IF THE PLASTIC CAP AND OPENING ARE FIRST REMOVED. Otherwise, recycle.

Posted by Karen L. Chin on 06/27/2016 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Can I Recycle That?

City of Alameda service takes those waxy coated cardboard milk/juice cartons in COMPOST IF YOU REMOVE THE PLASTIC OPENINGS (CAP AND OPENING). Otherwise they tell us to put in recycling.

Posted by Karen L. Chin on 06/27/2016 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Can Black-Owned Restaurants Combat Gentrification?

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Posted by black business supporter on 06/21/2016 at 3:41 AM

Re: “The Appreciation of Art

Thank you telling the African American experience through your beautiful gallery!

Posted by Jackie Castillo on 06/02/2016 at 12:45 PM

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