San Francisco Pride is poised to get the biggest infusion of movement, outlandish style and fabulosity, with two of the most enduring men of color in LGBTQ culture, Jose Gutierez Xtravaganza and Luis Camacho Xtravaganza.
Midmonth, Pride celebrations continue in every color of the rainbow, classic or new and improved.
"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.
Our full-on rainbowlicious Pride week commences, vibrates, jostles, jiggles, sings, dances and fibrillates. Celebrate.
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.
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.
Cinema fans got a splashy opening to the 42nd annual Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival on June 14.
This year's LGBT Pride celebration in Civic Center, held June 23 and 24, is more than just a gathering. Dozens of performers and DJs will bring music to the main stage and multiple themed DJ areas.
"My mum really liked George Michael," says Olly Alexander, the gamin lead singer of British pop act Years & Years. "He was the first performer I was aware of as being openly gay when I was growing up."
Getting out, being out is all what June's about. Spill the LGBTea and tell your tales, or listen to others' stories. Dance, celebrate; nightlife awaits.
There's always a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters, including Pride events.
Hundreds of craftspeople, designers of homewares, clothing, soaps, art, jewelry and more showcased their handmade wares at the annual West Coast Craft show, held June 9 & 10 at Fort Mason's Festival Pavilion.
When Deb Leamy blew into town on the winds of a bad breakup four years ago, she brought the seeds of a new San Francisco tradition: Broadway Bares SF. The third annual production will bring an evening of song, swivel & sweat to the DNA Lounge on June 17.