Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 17 / 24 April 2014

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O'Connor leaving EQCA

John O'Connor is set to leave Equality California a year and a half after he became the statewide LGBT lobbying group's executive director, the organization said in a surprise announcement Tuesday. (read more)

Critics rip Prop 8 book

To say there's been a flurry of discussion around the release Tuesday of a new book on the legal case that challenged Proposition 8, California's same-sex marriage ban, would be an understatement. (read more)

As health falters,
seniors face stark choices

Having been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, Bernard Mayes was confronted with a stark choice. (read more)

Transgender women reflect
on a lifetime of change

In June longtime transgender activist Felicia Elizondo will celebrate turning 68. (read more)

Man to stand trial in stylist's death

A judge has ordered the man accused of killing Steven "Eriq" Escalon, a gay San Francisco hairstylist whose body was found bound and gagged in June 2012, to stand trial in the case. (read more)

Twerking to victory

Twerk It Jesus was the winner of the Hunky Jesus contest at the San Francisco Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's 35th annual Easter Celebration that took place Sunday, April 20 in Golden Gate Park. (read more)

Nevada congresswoman
visits SF cannabis club

A Nevada congresswoman who represents Las Vegas came to San Francisco to see first hand how the city's medical cannabis dispensaries operate. (read more)

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More Arts

Film - International perspectives

The San Francisco International Film Festival is 57 years old, and still the city's most reliable guide to cutting-edge international cinema. (read more)

Music - Opera Parallele marries Weill & Poulenc

"Some people thought it was a bit inappropriate to write something light after the war," Opera Parallele music director Nicole Paiement notes. (read more)

Out There - Bestival festival news!

With this week's opening of the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival, our thoughts are full of film festival news. (read more)

Music - Two epic productions

The San Francisco Opera is giving Jerome Kern's and Oscar Hammerstein II's beloved and groundbreaking operetta Show Boat the full grand-opera treatment when it opens the summer season on Sunday, June 1 (continuing in repertory through early July). (read more)

Film - Adolescence
lost & found

It's exceedingly rare in my job to feel that a good film could have been so much better if only it had been a tad longer. (read more)

Books - Ladies of the stage

The book's name may sound frivolous. (read more)

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