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By Marth Knutzen Alice Board, Co-Chair As I stood with my partner/spouse/wife in the Rotunda of City Hall on June 26th at 6:30 in the morning to wait with hundreds of others to hear the Supreme Court declare our “equalness,” as Fran succinctly said later, I took in the great significance of just being at

By Ron Flynn Alice Board, Co-Chair What a week! On Wednesday June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court wrote that granting of marriage equality “is a far-reaching legal acknowledgement of the intimate relationship between two people, a relationship deemed by the State worthy of dignity in the community equal with all other marriages.” It went

When I ran for Alice Co-Chair, I talked about how our club serves as a local “Victory Fund” for our active board members. We ask our board members become fundraisers, field operatives and political strategists as part of their Alice experience. Because of this, I am very proud to report that Alice members become elected

By Ron Flynn Alice Board, Co-Chair Almost every month it seems the LGBT community takes another step forward toward full equality. And almost every month we are reminded that we have a lot of work to do. That people will continue to try to tear us down by raising suspicions and fears about us, by

This is my first column as a Co-Chair, and I desperately want to lie out the plan for this year.  But I know that the year’s activities ¬- for this Club, for the LGBT Community, for those who believe in equality – are not yet planned.  This month, March 2013, the United States Supreme Court

When I heard those words from President Obama, I knew I had worked a lifetime for them. For all of us who have been actively fighting for our LGBT rights for a long time, the Inauguration ceremony on January 20th was an historical moment. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to have those

Board of Directors and other representatives for 2013 The Membership voted and approved the list below for the 2013 Board of Directors at the Membership Meeting on January 14th. Additionally, the 2012 Board of Directors has recommended the below listed Junior Co-Chair for the two-year 2013-2014 term. CO-CHAIRS Senior Co-Chair Martha Knutzen Junior Co-Chair Ron Flynn IMMEDIATE PAST CO-CHAIR

Two years ago I met with Alice’s Board of Directors and the Membership and pointed to my wedding finger and said, “For the next two years as your incoming Co-Chair I promise to be married to Alice.” Well, two years later, it’s been quite a busy marriage! And I’ve loved every minute of it. I

A Lavender Sweep for the Nation Twenty years ago, the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club led our community into historic “Lavender Sweeps,” as they were then named, in 1990 and 1994. Twenty years later, in 2012, we have had our first “National Lavender Sweep.” During the times of Harvey Milk in the 70’s and

Get Involved & Get Our Endorsements out! Building Coalitions in San Francisco for over 40 Years! Thanks to a lot of effort by a terrific set of board members, the voters in San Francisco will see our November program roll out in key locations throughout San Francisco starting now! I have written about how important

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