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Re: “Oakland's Dive Bar Aficionados Adapt to the City's Changing Bar Scene

The thing not mentioned about the reopened publik house is that Scott worked in that neighborhood, on that same block none the less, since 1994. That he's been serving that neighborhood from the coffee shops to the neighborhood gastropubs for the majority of his adult life and had patroned Ye Olde Hut since the day he arrived in Oakland as a 22 year old dropped off after making a cross country move with the money in his pockets. Scott is exactly who the tired old bar owners should be turning their businesses over to because he isn't some tech douche gentrification piece of shit.. He opened that space with love and adiration and the utmost respect for that bar and the glory he wanted to bring back to make it the place it was when he stepped in there (when you pilar were in kindergarten and have no concept of), a lively fun approachable neighborhood watering hole with quality drinks and friendly faces.

Posted by Xanadujulie on 09/28/2016 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Oakland's Dive Bar Aficionados Adapt to the City's Changing Bar Scene

Need more divey sports bars!

Posted by Christina Salcedo on 09/28/2016 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Best Car Repair

Sunnyside Automotive is the premier used car dealership Idaho Falls, Idaho. At sunnyside autos you will find the perfect pre-owned vehicle to best fit your needs, budget and lifestyle.

Posted by ab lobo on 09/21/2016 at 12:28 AM

Re: “Best Car Repair

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Posted by Griff 1 on 09/19/2016 at 11:23 PM

Re: “Acupuncture for Detox

This program is the prison industrial complex incarnated. They profit and get awarded BIG government contracts essentially profiting of the pain, trauma, and vulnerability of both recently released parolees as well as homeless folks and people highly dependent on housing/social services.

People celebrate the carwash, a little inside info on it from a former participant they are mandatory for compliance in the program and the workers are not paid for their labor). To me free labor that others profit off of is not truly recovery, but maybe I just have a different definition then them. Just some helpful info for all of those under the false belief that they are truly making these participants lives better by supporting it.

Also, the housing is terrible and overpriced even by Bay Area standards (they stack four bunkbeds in about a150ft. sq. room for close to $800/month). Being in such close quarters doesn't allow for the space or silence that I have seen help myself and countless others dealing with substance abuse/mental health disorders.

If possible, it usually isn't a choice for participants, AVOID THIS PROGRAM AT ALL COSTS!
JB -Former Participant 2013-2014

Posted by bhcs participant on 09/12/2016 at 1:32 AM

Re: “Femmes to the Front: Portraits of Queer Femme Identity

Being Femme means I am special.

I don't have good job, didn't do well at school, was never noticed by anyone really and have few friends. I was really low down on the life scale. I didn't fit in and really suffered.

But then when I became femme, wore loads of make, cool femme clothes and whilst I still don't have a great job money or buckets of friends I feel special. I get noticed in the street, sometimes negatively, sometimes women come up to me to tell me I'm brave for my dress.

Super empowering.

Posted by Jellie Kay on 09/09/2016 at 5:13 AM

Re: “Femmes to the Front: Portraits of Queer Femme Identity

I went to high school with Christian and he always made me happy when we would run into each other during and after high school. I hope you're well, friend!

Posted by Aileen Pgtkhn on 09/06/2016 at 7:11 PM

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

Right on for the right on. Brilliant piece.

Posted by Gregory 'gar' Russell on 09/03/2016 at 9:39 AM

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

I hope that Brodie can take some comfort knowing that the joke being played on Trump was really more about Trump as a buffoon and a horrible human being. I doubt that many people would have taken joy in ridiculing anyone else just because he had a belly and small genitalia. Or at least that is my optimistic assumption. I'm sure there will always be haters out in the world of all stripes. But good for you, Mr. Brodie, for using it as a jumping-off point to make a powerful self-affirming statement.

Posted by Tanya Grove on 09/02/2016 at 11:30 AM

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

No matter who you are, if you want to meet and date bisexual , here you can join some bisexual dating sites for your match, just be yourself, don't be shy- - singlebidating. com

Posted by Jessicaken on 09/02/2016 at 12:22 AM

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

If you are searching the apartment in the South Bay, give rentberry.com a try. I've found my recent apartment through this service. It's free to search properties and there are no application fees.

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

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