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LGBTQ History Month: Snapshots showcase life in queer, 1970s San Francisco

HISTORY | By John Ferrannini | Oct 20

The California Historical Society is digitizing photos of early LGBTQ Pride parades, SOMA leather bars and the Castro and Polk neighborhoods that it rediscovered in its archives. But background on the photographers is hard to come by.

SF District 8 gets new DA liaison

NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Oct 20

District 8, which includes the Castro neighborhood, has a new liaison from the office of San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin.

LGBTQ History Month: Pauli Murray was an architect of history

HISTORY | By Victoria A. Brownworth | Oct 20

Some say Pauli Murray is the most important American activist you've never heard of.

Editorial: GOP's targeting of trans kids continues

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Oct 20

Transgender people across the country, especially kids, find themselves in a dire, existential situation in 2021.

Transmissions: Butt of the joke

COMMENTARY | By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | Oct 20

In February 2006, Dave Chappelle was interviewed by Oprah Whitney about walking off his eponymous Comedy Central sketch show.

Guest Opinion: Our history won't be silenced

NEWS | By Greg Razer | Oct 20

While often diminished and constantly overlooked, our LGBTQ history is rich with significant events, especially throughout the 20th century.

Letters to the editor

NEWS | By BAR staff | Oct 20

School board recall proponents respond to a recent op-ed by Faauuga Moliga and a reader has doubts about a new STD and hep C bill.

50 years in 50 weeks: 1999, Ammiano becomes board prez

NEWS | By BAR staff | Oct 20

Former San Francisco Supervisor Tom Ammiano began his stint as board president in January 1999.

Political Notebook: Milk club endorses Campos for Assembly

LATEST NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 20

The Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club is backing gay former supervisor David Campos in the race for San Francisco's open 17th District Assembly seat.

Arts & Culture

50 years in 50 weeks: scares of 1999

MOVIES | By Jim Provenzano | Oct 20

In late October 1999, film writer Gary Morris focused on the San Francisco Film Society's Dark Wave series, a three-night mini-festival of unusual independent films screened at The Victoria Theatre.

Queen O'Ween at the Warfield

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | Oct 19

"Halloween costumes are absolutely a form of drag," says Rosé, who performs with seven other 'RuPaul'sDrag Race' vets in 'Night of the Living Drag,' a pumpkin month performance tour that makes its San Francisco stop at the Warfield Theater Oct. 25.

ApocaLGBTQ: The Lavender Tube on dystopian dramas and scary spices

TELEVISION | By Victoria A. Brownworth | Oct 19

Halloween looms. It's time for some scares. 'American Horror Story: Double Feature,' the 'Chucky' series adaptation, 'Big Sky's thrills, 'See' gets a lesbian romance, and 'Y: The Last Man's lesbian and trans characters are part of a world without men.

Bland 'Dune' - also, Frank Herbert's dug-up homophobia

MOVIES | By Brandon Judell | Oct 19

Attending the morning screening of 'Dune' at the New York Film Festival, I was hoping for an LGBTQ romantic comedy about the Pines on Fire Island. What I got was 'Star Bores.'

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love Opening Day is October 23

ART | By Advertising Department -- Sponsored content | Oct 19

Join us as we honor the life and legacy of Black fashion designer Patrick Kelly with an all-day celebration at the de Young museum on Saturday, October 23!

Dave Chappelle, Netflix and you

TELEVISION | By Victoria A. Brownworth | Oct 17

No matter what Dave Chappelle and Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos tell you, violence against LGBTQ is real and giving cover for transphobia and homophobia presents a real world threat to LGBTQ people.


Party with the bears at Bearrison Street Fair

NIGHTLIFE | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Oct 19

Dubbed A Fair For Every Bear, the inaugural Bearrison Street Fair will commence Oct. 23. Bearrison promises to be a fun afternoon not only for bears, but for their friends, admirers and loved ones. Big Dipper headlines the fair.

Litquake's finale & queer choices

BOOKS | By Jim Provenzano | Oct 15

Wait, you haven't been enjoying Litquake's return to in-person (and online) events? There's still time to show some love for local literature, tonight through October 23.

Going Out, Homing's In, Oct. 15-22

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Oct 14

Check out all the marvelous musicals and plays, museum exhibits and nightlife fun to be had - that is, if you're vaccinated and masking up. Otherwise, just stay home.

We're Here, we're queer: HBO drag docuseries returns

TELEVISION | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Oct 12

HBO's docuseries 'We're Here' returns for a second season with a moving batch of episodes which celebrate small town LGBTQ life as Shangela, Eureka, and Bob the Drag Queen descend on a variety of small towns across America.

Going Out, Homing's In Oct. 8-15, 2021

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Oct 6

New art exhibits, big-time musicals, dragtastic club shows, and sonorous classical concerts await you all over the Bay Area.

Ellen Foley: from rock epics to Night Court and back

MUSIC | By Gregg Shapiro | Oct 5

From her duet vocal on Meat Loaf's hit single "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" to her performance in the "Black Boys/White Boys" number in 'Hair,' plus her acting gig on 'Night Court,' Ellen Foley's talent spans genres and decades.