June 2016

AFTER ORLANDO, I’M SCARED TO TAKE MY CHILD TO PRIDE

Dear Bear, My partner and I are fretting over taking our 7-year-old to SF Pride. After Orlando and the person arrested with intent to harm LA Pride, it is hard to not feel that SF Pride is a target. Were it just a 20-something me, there would be no question of attending, but the equation changes when you are taking your kids. Yet I want to be an ally for the not yet buried victims of Orlando and the many brave souls who have died before us for their courage to be who they are. But one must ...
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I WANTED TO JOIN THE PEACE CORPS, BUT THEN I FELL IN LOVE

Dear Bear, I’m hoping you can help me figure out what to do. I am about to graduate from college. I really wasn’t sure what I wanted to do after school. I was pre-med and did well and got into a good med school, but I also applied for some programs like Peace Corps and Doctors Without Borders—which had always been my dream. Since I was a little boy, I wanted to live for a few years in Africa and experience my homeland (I am a Black man). So I got accepted to Peace Corps and have ...
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