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LGBTQ Agenda: HHS to no longer allow anti-trans discrimination in health care, reversing Trump-era decision

LATEST NEWS | By John Ferrannini | May 10

The Biden administration on Monday reversed a Trump-era decision to allow health care providers to discriminate against LGBTQ people.

City College trustee insists he did not call police on protesters outside his home

LATEST NEWS | By John Ferrannini | May 7

With a potential vote on faculty layoffs looming, tensions are mounting among City College of San Francisco students, with a group accusing a gay trustee of calling the cops as they chanted outside his home Thursday — a charge he strongly denied.

Board member of LGBTQ senior nonprofit named SF aging director

LATEST NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | May 6

A board member of a San Francisco LGBTQ senior nonprofit will serve as the city's new aging and disability director.

SF AIDS Foundation appoints interim CEO

LATEST NEWS | By John Ferrannini | May 6

Capping a week of significant changes for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, the city's largest provider of HIV and other health services to the LGBTQ community has named an interim CEO.

Political Notebook: Group unites women behind Biden, Harris

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | May 5

San Francisco resident Jill Nash in 2017 left her corporate job to become a communications consultant for startup companies and have more time to volunteer. It coincided with the start of President Donald Trump's administration.

Monterey, Carmel start to welcome visitors

NEWS | By Heather Cassell | May 5

Summer is right around the corner and with the state set to reopen June 15, barring changes in the COVID pandemic, California residents can check out many attractions closer to home.

SF center picks LGBTQ artists to replace defaced mural

NEWS | By John Ferrannini | May 5

The defaced mural on the side of the San Francisco LGBT Community Center will be replaced by a work by queer Latinx artists, officials told the Bay Area Reporter.

Editorial: Biden's got our backs

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | May 5

Having passed his 100th day in office, President Joe Biden has attempted to remedy four years of direct attacks by his predecessor with some important accomplishments for the LGBTQ community in pursuit of equity.

Fundraising by LGBTQ merchants yields mixed results

NEWS | By Sari Staver | May 5

After several well-known LGBTQ-owned businesses launched successful fundraising campaigns, other businesses followed, with mixed results.

Arts & Culture

Homing's In, Going Out - May 7-16, 2021

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | May 7

Museums and nightlife venues are opening, cautiously, so we've changed the title of our expanding ever-shifting events in arts, nightlife and community.

50 Years in 50 Weeks; 1975 - Empress and an elephant

NIGHTLIFE | By Jim Provenzano | May 4

1975 was a great year for B.A.R. covers, but the most legendary image of the year is assuredly that of Empress Doris riding an elephant down Polk Street for the annual Gay Freedom Day Parade. How did it happen? And why?

Sisters cookbook serves up dishes and drag

BOOKS | By Jim Provenzano | May 4

Whip up some tasty dishes while supporting LGBT teen education with the new Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's cookbook fundraiser for The Point Foundation.

She kissed a girl: 'F*ck7thGrade's innovative entertainment

MUSIC | By Gregg Shapiro | May 4

Jill Sobule's fabulous and fierce 'F*ck7thGrade,' a musical presented as a rock concert by City Theatre Company, shares a tuneful quilt constructed of songs from eight of Sobule's studio albums.

Wins and Losses: The Lavender Tube on 'Pose,' Page, 'Mare,' 'Crip Camp' and more

ARTS EVENTS | By Victoria A. Brownworth | May 4

MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle eviscerates West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's inept anti-trans remarks, 'Pose's third and final season, Mare of Easttown stars Kate Winslet, Elliot Page's Oprah interview, and 'Crip Camp's Oscar loss are covered in our TV column.

Man On Man: Roddy Bottum and Joey Holman

MUSIC | By Gregg Shapiro | May 4

Gay modern rock icon Roddy Bottum's teamed up with his boyfriend Joey Holman to form Man on Man, a duo dedicated to openly gay music that aims for your heart, ears, and groin.


Back in business: SF Opera, Symphony return with live and drive-in concerts

ARTS EVENTS | By Philip Campbell | May 4

After more than a year of waiting and worry, the San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Symphony are back to live, in-person performances of 'The Barber of Seville' and Adler Fellows drive-in concerts in Marin, and symphony indoor concerts.

Bare Chest Men 2022 Finals are May 8

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | May 2

Without fundraisers in bars for the past year, the annual Bare Chest Calendar men have faced challenges. But the finals for next year's calendar, an alumni edition, will go on, May 8, on Twitch.

Homing's In April 30-May 9, 2021


Enjoy the bouquet of new and ongoing events in arts, nightlife and community; musical moments, movie memories, drags at drive-ins and more.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: April 1974: Undies at The EndUp

NIGHTLIFE | By Jim Provenzano | Apr 29

As advertised in the April 17, 1974 'Bay Area Reporter,' the EndUp's Jockey Short Contest, immortalized by Armistead Maupin in his best-selling 'Tales of the City' series, took place frequently at the South of Market nightclub.

To Hell and back - Q-music on Richard Hell, the Fleshtones and new bands

MUSIC | By Gregg Shapiro | Apr 27

Punk icon Richard Hell's 'Destiny Street' gets an expanded and remastered double disc reissue; The Fleshtones are back in action; new bands Kiwi Jr. and Shy Boys properly homage their punk-pop elders, and The Avalanches eerie tracks will haunt you.

Coronation 56 crowns Juanita MORE! and David Glamamore

DRAG | By Jim Provenzano | Apr 24

The Imperial Council of San Francisco's 56th Coronation crowned local nightlife event producer, DJ and drag star Juanita MORE! as Empress and couture designer and performer David Glamamore as Emperor in the online ceremonies held April 24.