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23 January 2020


Editorial: Reelect Wiener to CA Senate

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Jan 22

The Bay Area Reporter recommends gay state Senator Scott Wiener for another term. He is a tenacious, hard-working, and driven legislator who delivers for us, and for California.

SF opens adult trans housing

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jan 22

Come February Jane Cordova will move out of an LGBT shelter in San Francisco's Mission district for her own room in a Chinatown apartment. The scalloped windows in her bedroom will look out onto the city's famed cable car line, which stops mere feet away.

Bay Area trans man wins gold at World Latin Dance Cup

NEWS | By Heather Cassell | Jan 22

A Bay Area transgender man is crediting his love of dance with helping him find acceptance, and in the process, winning competitive awards.

Trans housing subsidy program set to launch

NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Jan 22

After months of preparation, including hiring and training new staff, St. James Infirmary is ready to launch San Francisco's first rental subsidy for transgender people, agency leaders said.

Petition revives calls for LGBT street names

NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Jan 22

A petition to rename a South of Market street after Harvey Milk has reignited the issue of honoring LGBT leaders with street names in San Francisco.

Political Notebook: South Bay candidate aims to be CA's 1st bisexual legislator

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jan 22

Voters in an Assembly district that straddles Alameda and Santa Clara counties could elect the first bisexual member of the Legislature this year.

News Briefs: Golden Gate Park birthday events begin

NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Jan 22

San Francisco's Golden Gate Park celebrates its 150th birthday this year and events to commemorate the occasion are starting.

Gilead antitrust case gets 2022 start date

NEWS | By Liz Highleyman | Jan 22

A trial date has been set for the antitrust lawsuit brought by advocates and people living with HIV against Gilead Sciences Inc., and its partner companies.

Roz Joseph, known for photographing drag queens, dies

NEWS | By Gerard Koskovich | Jan 22

Roz Joseph, a San Francisco fine-art photographer whose work in the mid-1970s documented the local drag scene, died December 25 at Russian Hill home in San Francisco. She was 93.

Arts & Culture

SF Opera announces 2020-21 season

MUSIC | By Philip Campbell | Jan 22

A first look at the San Francisco Opera's 2020-21 season announcement is predictably exciting. There are some bold and baffling surprises, but the reasons are smart and balanced.

Arts Events Jan. 23-30, 2020

ARTS EVENTS | By Events Editor | Jan 22

Musicals, films, gay panel discussions, politically charged dramas and hilarious comedy are in the mix of arts events this week.

Subversive ceramics: Ron Nagle at BAMPFA

ART | By Sura Wood | Jan 21

"Handsome Drifter," Ron Nagle's first survey in 25 years, is now at BAMPFA.

San Francisco Ballet Gala opens with a bash

DANCE | By Paul Parish | Jan 21

San Francisco Ballet's Gala dances ticked off the boxes an Olympics judge might face: technique, style, artistry, showmanship, and musicality. Everybody gets an A.

Declarations of independence: SF IndieFest

MOVIES | By David Lamble | Jan 21

The 22nd edition of the San Francisco Independent Film Festival (SF IndieFest) is our local version of that great film launching pad, Sundance.

Latin lesbian conductor takes podium

MUSIC | By Roberto Friedman | Jan 21

Music director Jessica Bejarano, a lesbian Latina, is the founder and conductor of a new ensemble, the San Francisco Philharmonic. Their first concert comes up on Feb. 3 at the Wilsey Center in San Francisco.


Wynonna Judd: gay super-fans discuss their Country music favorite

LIVE MUSIC | By Colt McGraw | Jan 22

In an industry where entertainers gets labeled, Wynonna has refused. She has raised the bar as a visionary with great success. Wynonna is famous for saying "Don't ever let them tell you who you are." Maybe this is the foundation of our adoration for her.

Nightlife Events  Jan. 23-30, 2020

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Jan 22

Live music acts, drag galore and a few porn stars here and there; nightlife awaits.

The Edwardian Ball: Gorey-inspired party celebrates 20 years of magic

NIGHTLIFE | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jan 22

The Edwardian Ball returns for its 20th anniversary. The two-day extravaganza, which takes place at The Regency Ballroom, promises to be a fusion and a celebration of art, music, theater, fashion, technology, and of the creations of the late Edward Gorey.

Moby Dick Bar

BARS | By Steven Underhill | Jan 22

Moby Dick, the longtime Castro district's favored bar for casual gatherings, pinball and pool, is also notable for its beautiful aquarium above the bar.

Celebrating 'Rocky Horror Picture Show's 45th anniversary

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Jan 15

Peaches Christ hosts Q&A with Barry Bostwick, Nell Campbell and Patricia Quinn

Kate Baldwin: Singing the praises of others

LIVE MUSIC | By Jim Gladstone | Jan 15

When Broadway star Kate Baldwin ('Finian's Rainbow,' 'Hello Dolly!') takes the stage at Feinstein's at the Nikko next weekend, you'll notice something unusual. The two-time Tony nominee's music director and accompanist is a woman, Georgia Stitt.