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Editorial: Yee's ban is a buzz kill

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Nov 24

You heard it right; you're not high.

COVID brings change to World AIDS Day

NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Nov 24

Events commemorating World AIDS Day have largely been moved into virtual space due to the other health crisis, COVID-19, that has dominated headlines and lives this year.

Guest Opinion: From one pandemic to another

NEWS | By Mike Smith | Nov 24

For the first World AIDS Day on December 1, 1988 the World Health Organization gave a small grant to the fledgling Names Project (its AIDS Memorial Quilt being then a little more than a year old).

News Briefs: Illuminate SF Festival of Light kicks off

NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Nov 24

Illuminate SF Festival of Light has added some temporary light artworks to its many others to brighten nights as the days get shorter.

Friends mourn loss of Randall Schiller

NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Nov 24

Friends are mourning the death of Randall "Randy" Schiller, a gay man and longtime community leader who died October 4.

Political Notes: LGBTQ Bay Area election winners ready for virtual swearing-ins

LATEST NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Nov 23

Another ritual has been upended this year by the COVID-19 pandemic: political swearing-in ceremonies.

LGBTQ Agenda: Health expert sounds off on new numbers revealing COVID's impact

LATEST NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Nov 20

Preliminary numbers show the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic and its changes to daily life are having on LGBTQ people — and suggest lessons that can be learned from the fight against HIV/AIDS.

SF apartment smoking ban proposal includes cannabis; draws opposition

LATEST NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Nov 20

Progressive LGBTQs are making known their opposition to a proposal in San Francisco that would ban people from smoking tobacco and cannabis in their apartments.

TDOR observed with outdoor SF art display

LATEST NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Nov 20

The Haight Street Arts Center has unveiled an art display commissioned by Forward Together to acknowledge Trans Day of Resilience and people can view the outdoor gallery exhibit beginning Friday, November 20.

Arts & Culture

Pictures perfect; photo, art and children's books with a queer eye

BOOKS | By Jim Provenzano | Nov 22

Three new and recent books, while in different genres, each bring florid color and stories to readers. Ron Williams' René Capone's and Paul Pycraft & Melissa VanDiver's books share a stunning array of visuals in photos, paintings and illustration.

'My Neighbor, Miguel' — loving short documentary on San Francisco artist

CULTURE | By Jim Provenzano | Nov 21

What do you do when your neighbor is a famed local costume designer? If you're Daniel Navarro, you make a film about him. In 'My Neighbor, Miguel,' the life and creations of gay Latino designer Miguel Gutierrez gets a well-deserved intimate portrait.

Sondheim's score: 'Anyone Can Whistle' 1997 recording to be released

MUSIC | By Jim Provenzano | Nov 19

A 1997 recording of the full score of Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurent's cult favorite musical about corrupt politics, a miracle fountain and asylum inmates will be released on December 4, giving musical theater fans a new score to enjoy.

Big Shows: The Lavender Tube on Big Sky, Candyland, Grey's Anatomy and more

TELEVISION | By Victoria A. Brownworth | Nov 18

The new ABC thriller 'Big Sky' features a trans charactcer, 'Candyland' offers sweet silliness, 'Grey's Anatomy' confronts COVID-19, and more in our television column.

Good as Golding: an interview with 'Monsoon' actor Henry Golding

MOVIES | By Gregg Shapiro | Nov 17

Actor and straight ally Henry Golding has become one of the most recognizable names and faces on film. In his latest independent feature, 'Monsoon' he plays a gay man returning to Vietnam.

Q-Music: Women at work

MUSIC | By Gregg Shapiro | Nov 17

New music by Jazzmeia Horn, Suzzy Roche, Joan Osborne, Brandy, and -oh, yes- Mariah Carey, are reviewed, with music clips for your enjoyment.


Homing's In: arts, nightlife, community events Nov 20-29

ARTS EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Nov 19

Autumnal fun may not include large gatherings over dinner (hey, your decision), but you can burn of some calories by dancing or singing along to some arts, nightlife and community events.

Homing's In Nov. 13-22: arts,  nightlife, community events

ARTS EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Nov 12

Now that we're done dancing in the streets, settle back and watch some professionals dance, and sing and act, and even lip-synch, because queens gotta perform, too. Arts, Community and Nightlife events are the new normal.

Faye Carol to perform LGBT musician tribute concert

MUSIC | By Jim Provenzano | Nov 10

Miss Faye Caro will perform with Poet Avotcja & Youth A Cappella Ensemble Vocal Rush, in a concert celebrating Black LGBTQ+ music pioneers like Billy Strayhorn, Little Richard and Sylvester.

Leather bound: Adam Mars-Jones' 'Box Hill: A Story of Low Self-Esteem'

BOOKS | By Jim Piechota | Nov 10

Richly drawn and impossible to forget, Mars-Jones's story will appeal most to niche LGBTQ readers who appreciate the bold acidity of classic BDSM leather-scented erotic fiction.

Biden/Harris victory party in the Castro


People started gathering in the Castro by 10am on Saturday Nov. 7 as election results were announced, with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris getting enough electoral and popular votes to clinch the presidential election.

Finally! Election celebrations in the Bay Area

NEWS | By Jim Provenzano | Nov 8

Enjoy a round-up of several video clips of celebrations in the Bay Area and across the U.S. following the announcement of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' winning the presidential/vice-presidential election of 2020.