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Out in the Bay: SF Pride grand marshals encourage 'tough conversations'

LATEST NEWS | By Eric Jansen | Jun 25

"We are here for the tough conversations," said Melorra Green, speaking for herself and her twin sister, Melonie Green.

Guest Opinion: Kink at Pride debate newest example of straight colonization

LATEST NEWS | By Andrew Kelly | Jun 24

Recently, the topic of kink- and fetish-related exhibits at Pride parades has become a flashpoint within the culture war

No parade, but SF gears up for post-reopening Pride weekend

NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Jun 23

For the second year in a row, there won't be an official Pride parade up Market Street this year.

SF judge talks about her painful coming out

NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Jun 23

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Angela Bradstreet has spoken before about her terrible coming out four decades ago when she lived with her parents in London.

LGBTQ CA archives start to reopen

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 23

Should the COVID-19 pandemic remain in retreat through the summer then the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives in West Hollywood should be welcoming a female researcher from France this September who is coming across the pond to conduct research.

Queer comics talk COVID pandemic, Pride

NEWS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jun 23

Caleb Hearon, Shelby Wolstein, and Julia Scotti have a lot in common.

San Francisco LGBTQs flock to Palm Springs

NEWS | By Sari Staver | Jun 23

With an hour-plus commute to his executive assistant job at a tech company on the Peninsula, Chuck Gutro was longing to eliminate the time on the road.

Political Notebook: With children's book, 1st lesbian Native American Congresswoman Davids aims to inspire

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 23

Congresswoman Sharice Davids (D-Kansas) made history in 2018 by becoming the first out member from Kansas and one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress.

South Bay queer activism focus of new exhibit

HISTORY | By Heather Cassell | Jun 23

Silicon Valley's LGBTQ community and others will be able to take a trip back in time this Pride weekend with a new historical exhibit about the region's history.

Arts & Culture

'Poetry Rx' celebrates lyric history, with some queer poets past & present

BOOKS | By Mark William Norby | Jun 22

In the newly-released collection 'Poetry Rx' of 50 inspiring poems, compiled with commentary and poetical analyses by psychiatrist Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., more than a third of the poets have either openly identified as queer, or skewed LGBTQ-ward.

Halston: the Saint of Seventh Avenue

ARTS EVENTS | By Cornelius Washington | Jun 22

If you watched the new Netflix dramatized limited series, or the Amazon Prime documentary on fashion icon Halston, consider this rumination on those heady days when glamour created by a gay man ruled.

Frameline45, part 2: folks, fun and fate

MOVIES | By Brian Bromberger | Jun 22

One idiosyncrasy of Frameline45 is that the international films are superior to the US/English language movies, especially because of their daring content. Check out our second batch of notable narrative films, including a few cinematic jewels.

Lovin' Haight: Out of Site's groovy history tour

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | Jun 22

'Out of Site: Haight-Ashbury,' an acid-free preservation and celebration of hippie-era queerdom, is a blend of walking tour, puppet show and playlets that introduce attendees to the life stories two epically eccentric San Francisco figures.

Friedman/Epstein films on TCM

MOVIES | By Brian Bromberger | Jun 22

Turner Classic Movies will celebrate Pride Month with a special night of films by Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein on Monday, June 28, including 'The Times of Harvey Milk' and 'Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt.'

Frameline45 documentaries: cinematic stories shine, sometimes stall

MOVIES | By Brian Bromberger | Jun 22

While most of the documentaries in Frameline45 are very good, none are great. In a rare occurrence, the narrative features this year are stronger entries than the documentaries. But there are some standouts.


Going Out, June 25-July 1, 2021

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Jun 24

Now that in-person events are quickly becoming the norm, our ever-evolving listings will mutate. We're focusing on in-place events for now. Happy Pride etc.!

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1982 doubled the fun

NIGHTLIFE | By Jim Provenzano | Jun 24

1982 saw the Bay Area Reporter moving to a weekly format, which provided twice as much fascinating coverage, including the year's best in arts, and a popular Dog Show on Castro Street with an appearance by Shirley MacLaine.

Juanita MORE!'s Pride party returns

DAYTIME | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jun 22

One of the more exciting pieces of news regarding the state's reopening is the return of Empress Juanita MORE!'s annual Pride Party at 620 Jones on June 27, Pride Sunday.

Party? On. Nightlife; it's alive!

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Jun 22

Person to person, get ready to party in places, not shelter in place. We're collectively emerging from our mostly masked, indoors, cautious and creative collabs, like Munchkins wooed out of hiding by Glinda.

Country Pride: singer-songwriter Ty Herndon

MUSIC | By Gregg Shapiro | Jun 22

Ty Herndon knows about love and acceptance. After proudly coming out as a gay man in 2014, he's performed at Pride festivals and released several albums. He's also producing the June 30 Concert of Love & Acceptance.

On the record with Lorant Duzgun

MUSIC | By Anthony T. Eaton | Jun 22

Lorant Duzgun, producer, professional DJ and owner of Royal Advisor Records, about the impact of COVID, New York'c club scene, and how he came to be a DJ.