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Transmissions: The lines blur

Transmissions: The lines blur

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith

Caster Semenya is a South African middle-distance runner. She took home Olympic gold in both 2012 and 2016, and has won the world championships three times.

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By Sari Staver | May 1, 2019

Attention: Cannabis shoppers.

By Belo Cipriani | May 1, 2019

Over the past year, there has been a lot of public debate on able-bodied actors playing characters with disabilities.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | March 13, 2019

When I was growing up, I had a secret that was so terrible, so shameful, I knew I could never let anyone ever know: I was transgender.

By Christina A. DiEdoardo | March 6, 2019

Before the weeklong Oakland teachers strike formally ended Sunday night with teachers ratifying a new contract, members of the Oakland Education Association marked the fourth day on the picket line against the school district by focusing on a school.


By Christina A. DiEdoardo | February 20, 2019

While much of the city was rushing for last-minute gifts on a rainy Valentine's Day, a small group of activists with Pangea Legal Services showed up to support Aida Carolina Andrade-Amaya, who has been in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody.

By Christina A. DiEdoardo | February 6, 2019

It's strange to be writing about the latest round in a fight that has gone on for 50 years (and that originally began when I was 2 months old), but that seems to be the nature of any story about People's Park in Berkeley.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | January 30, 2019

For the last couple of years, I have spent a lot of time warning of the dangers to come. Now I no longer have to. Because, you see, the danger is here.

By Christina A. DiEdoardo | January 23, 2019

To its defenders, Manny's — a cafe, bookstore, and self-described "civic social gathering space" (whatever that means) — is the best thing to hit the Mission since Hillary Clinton.


By Belo Cipriani | January 16, 2019

Some people prefer to communicate with words, while others find images more telling. For gay San Francisco resident Kurt Schwartzmann, drawing has always been a way to share his thoughts with the world.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | January 16, 2019

With it being a new year, I wanted to share a gentle suggestion or two. Maybe you can tack these on to the end of a list of your resolutions.


By Christina A. DiEdoardo | January 9, 2019

While 2019 marks the third — and hopefully final — act of the current regime in Washington, like any good theatrical villain, it shows little inclination to go quietly or easily.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | January 2, 2019

It amazes me how so many seem to view the notion of transgender people as if they were something that magically winked into existence just five years ago.


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