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Erasure of the L in LGBTQ

Erasure of the L in LGBTQ

Greg Ragaza

April 3, 2019

A tall, slender woman, probably in her late forties, strolls up to the bar, opulent in her beige fur coat. The bartender, who just finished up a transaction, walks over to her with a welcoming smile. “What would you like?” the bartender queries. “I want a fresh limarita and please don’t...

The colors we date in

The colors we date in

Greg Ragaza

December 13, 2018

The hard reality of dating as a person of color in the gay community. Read More »...

The Importance of Them

The Importance of Them

Greg Ragaza

December 3, 2018

It is a typical Monday afternoon at the J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University. Busy—the kind of busy where booming conversations blend together until no actual sentences or distinct words can be comprehended. All the tables in the lobby are filled by people studying or conversin...

Tackling Masculinity with Self-Care

San Francisco State University student Brent Jolaoso, poses for a portrait next to the Caesar Chavez Student Center on campus, in San Francisco, Calif., on Tuesday Sept. 11th 2018. (Evan Moses/ Xpress Magazine)

Greg Ragaza

October 24, 2018

In the past few years, the idea of self-care has garnered quite a bit of buzz across social media. From thousands of videos on YouTube that show people’s self-care routines to a popular hashtag that gains constant traffic daily—self-care is a positive trend that helps promote the betterment of someo...

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