by Cornelius Washington
It is rare that black gay male culture is expressed without filters or censors, and is allowed to be real. The music sensation known as Big Freedia is an entity who comes along ever so rarely. It is still more rare, in the 21st-century internet age, complete with social media and awful appropriation, that we see someone so warm and genuine.
Alternating between butch casual (jeans, a t-shirt, and a stylish hair flip) and high drag, Big Freedia defies gender categorization. Big Freedia performs at Mezzanine on Thursday, April 27. (read more)
by Jim Gladstone
In December, Eddie Sarfaty was in town to do a fifteen-minute stand-up set at Kung Pao Kosher Comedy, San Francisco's annual showcase of Jewish comics in a Chinese restaurant on Christmas. His set was not especially Jewish.
On Monday night, in a benefit performance for the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation, he'll be back with a full hour at Oasis. It will not be especially gay.
"One of the things I love about stand-up comedy," says Sarfaty, who's been playing clubs, colleges, and cruises for more than 15 years, "is that it's all about being who you are. You don't have a playwright, you don't have a director. It's you." (read more)
Dance night, drag shows, drinks, gogos; more of the same, but a little different nightlife. (read more)
Rafael Alencar has the face of a Botticelli angel, is built like a tank, with a jacked-up butt, and that amazing dick! (read more)
Easter and all its parody whimsical drag fun were enjoyed –despite the rain– at the annual Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's celebrations... (read more)