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21 June 2018


Man robbed at knifepoint in Castro

CRIME | By Alex Madison | Jun 21

A man was robbed at knifepoint early Sunday morning (June 17) in the Castro district, according to San Francisco Police Department spokesman Officer Robert Rueca. It is not known if the victim is a member of the LGBT community.

Pride 2018: Trans man helps others navigate their journeys

NEWS | By Alex Madison | Jun 21

It has been 15 years since Socorro Moreland transitioned. It was an experience that inspired his career working with trans men of color to ensure they receive the help they need to live healthy, safe, and happy lives.

Pride 2018: Pub owner brings her Irish roots to Oakland

NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Jun 21

When Jackie Gallanagh moved to the Bay Area from Ireland in 1996, there were 17 Irish pubs in San Francisco. She tried most of them.

Pride 2018: Grimm recalls 'isolating' experience in trans bathroom fight

NEWS | By Sari Staver | Jun 21

After a three-year court battle to be allowed to use the boy's bathroom at his rural Virginia high school, trans teen Gavin Grimm said the experience has "opened up my world."

Pride 2018: Silicon Valley's new transgender champion settles into his job

NEWS | By Heather Cassell | Jun 21

It's a pioneering position to be in, and it appears that Anthony Ross has the right stuff to pave the path to build real change that will impact the South Bay's transgender community for years to come.

Pride 2018: Gay teen works to end bullying in schools

NEWS | By Alex Madison | Jun 21

At 16 years old, most kids' priorities are getting their driver's license, being a part of the popular circle at school, or taking perfectly lit selfies.

Pride 2018: After TV spotlight, Ken Jones reflects on his activism

NEWS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jun 21

In the 2017 miniseries "When We Rise," a docudrama that tells the story of the birth of San Francisco's gay rights movement during the 1970s and 1980s, actor Michael K. Williams, who portrayed gay activist Ken Jones, was featured in a courtroom scene.

Pride 2018: SF office aims to uplift transgender community

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 21

Inside an office space carved out of the ground floor of the San Francisco LGBT Community Center is a staff of three working to uplift the city's transgender residents as well as underserved members of the broader LGBT community.

Pride 2018: LGBTQ community change makers

NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Jun 21

The Dykes on Bikes have blazed a trail for decades, leading the San Francisco Pride parade in a symbol of lesbian power and resistance. So, it was sad to hear that Soni Wolf, one of the group's founding members, died April 25.

Arts & Culture

Frameline Finales!

MOVIES | By David Lamble | Jun 20

True fans of Frameline 42, America's longest-running LGBTQ film festival, know that the best of 11 days of queer-themed cinema often screens in the event's final weekend (Thurs.-Sun., June 21-24).

'Boris Godunov': not good enough

MUSIC | By Philip Campbell | Jun 20

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony can credit an impressive string of successfully semi-staged operas and musicals at Davies Symphony Hall over the years. Last week's massive "Boris Godunov" will also be remembered.

Patti LuPone pulls no punches

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | Jun 20

No San Francisco queen worth his salt would turn down a salty sit-down with Patti LuPone. So we were out in full force last Wednesday night at the Curran Theatre.


THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | Jun 20

In the American Conservatory Theater's guileless, bighearted new musical "A Walk on the Moon," at the Geary Theater through July 1, there are sweet, small elements that achieve liftoff.

Size matters in Golden Gate Park!

CULTURE | By Sura Wood | Jun 20

Here comes "Giants of Land and Sea," a new, semi-permanent show at the California Academy of Sciences.

For the children

BOOKS | By Jim Piechota | Jun 20

For gay readers cultivating families of their own, there remains a distinct need for literary nourishment especially written for the young ones.


Martha Wash: the legendary singer's at Feinstein's

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Gladstone | Jun 20

"I want to see the Donna Summer musical," says Martha Wash who performs in San Francisco for the first time in four years next weekend at Feinstein's at the Nikko.

Nightlife events June 21-28, 2018

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Jun 20

Our full-on rainbowlicious Pride week commences, vibrates, jostles, jiggles, sings, dances and fibrillates. Celebrate.

Flore shows" iconic cafe becomes hot nightspot

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jun 20

Popular Castro eatery Flore, formerly known as Café Flore, has launched an evening entertainment series called Flore at Night, with an array of music, comedy and drag shows.

Pride parties: Celebrate, dance and enjoy

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jun 20

There's a lot going on for Pride weekend before and after the parade. Here's a select list of just some of the weekend's events for those who want to party, dance and enjoy some nightlife talents.

Frank Banks, musical master of The Mint

BARCHIVE | By Michael Flanagan | Jun 20

From 1975 to 1988 Frank Banks was both defined by and helped define The Mint (1942 Market) in San Francisco. He would go on to play other bars before he left and his presence here was felt all the way to City Hall, but The Mint was his home.

Fabulous 50

DAYTIME | By Events Editor | Jun 20

Nicole Murray-Ramirez, aka Empress Nicole the Great (center), celebrates with other Imperial Court royals, and the film's producers and director, after the Castro Theatre premiere of 50 Years of Fabulous, at Twin Peaks Tavern.