Issue:  Vol. 45 / No. 30 / 23 July 2015

Big Dipper:
For the gay rapper,
'Bear is the new Drag'

"Where drag queens were before RuPaul's show came on the air, that's where bears are now," says Big Dipper, the ursine Brooklyn-based rapper, who will fly into town to perform Sunday, July 26 at Beaux. "It's not really mainstream culture yet. Straight people are just starting to understand what a bear is." (read more)

Hunky Dore:
Up Your Alley rises again

Last year about this time, I wrote a column about the Up Your Alley street fair produced by Folsom Street Events. That column focused a lot on the history of the fair as well as some personal reflections from kinksters who attend. Now I'd like to talk about other aspects of the fair itself and the events and experience that surround it. (read more)

Nightlife - Golden Girl

Judy Gold, nice Jewish girl, mother, Emmy winner, and lesbian, brings her outrageous brand of Yiddish dyke humor to Feinstein's at the Hotel Nikko. (read more)

On the Tab,
July 23-30, 2015

Midsummer fun has a lot of '80s music flashbacks. Seriously, it's like my 20s are the new...whatever we call this decade. (read more)

Karrnal Knowledge -
The Transporner

I like scrounging around in Alternadudes DVDs. I appreciate the alternative they allow to the confines of mainstream porn... (read more)

Shooting Stars
- Global Float

Last Saturday's Global Float silent dance party, simulcast around the world, drew hundreds of dancers to the downtown starting point... (read more)

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