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50 years in 50 weeks: 2008

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It was a busy start to 2008 in the Bay Area Reporter's January 31 issue, as the front page showed. Lesbian state Senator Carole Migden (D-San Francisco) secured a $300,000 grant from the state's Employment Development Department to assist transgender people in finding work.

But some things are slow to change — as was the case 13 years ago, unemployment rates for trans people continue to remain high, despite a bevy of programs in San Francisco over the years to help them secure jobs and housing.

We also saw the beginnings of what would become Proposition 8 when a proposed anti-gay marriage measure began gathering signatures for the November ballot.

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