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  • Hasan Elahi
    Hasan Elahi
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    After being detained and interrogated by the FBI, artist and former San Jose State professor Hasan Elahi launched a project called “Hiding in Plain Sight” in which he photographs every single detail of his daily life — no matter how mundane — and uploads it on his website for the world to see.
  • This year, a study from UC Berkeley was published that asks Muslims: Is Islamophobia still common 20 years after 9/11?
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    Despite massive evacuations after the Taliban takeover in August, tens of thousands of LGBTQ people remain in Afghanistan fearing for their lives, say two NGOs trying to rescue them. NGO officials and a gay Afghan American helping refugees resettle in California speak about the plight queer Afghans face and how the U.S. and Canadian governments should help.
  • Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell
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    Retired California Superior Court Judge LaDoris Cordell discusses her new memoir "Her Honor." We'll also remember the life and career of Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan and hear from City Hope SF's Reverend Paul Trudeau.
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    Photo by Phil Migliarese Jr.; image from archived Bay Area Reporter newspaper front page
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    It's LGBTQ History Month. In 1996, as AIDS ravaged San Francisco’s gay community, Metropolitan Community Church pastor Jim Mitulski risked imprisonment, dispensing marijuana to alleviate his sick congregants’ pain before it was legal. He did this in church, right after services.
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    The first openly LGBTQ California Supreme Court justice is also only the third Black man ever to serve on the state's highest court. He says his struggles helped him achieve success.