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28 January 2020


Online Extra: LGBTQ Agenda: LA assemblyman to introduce $15M budget request for trans wellness fund

NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Jan 28

A Southern California lawmaker is expected to request $15 million in new state funding for trans programs Tuesday (January 28).

Online Extra: Political Notes: In ads and videos, CA LGBT candidates highlight housing concerns

LATEST NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jan 27

In television ads and campaign videos, LGBT candidates for state legislative seats are highlighting California's twinned homelessness and housing crises.

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.

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.

Newsom asked to pardon gay civil rights leader Bayard Rustin

LATEST NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Jan 22

The LGBTQ and Black caucuses of the state Legislature have asked Governor Gavin Newsom to posthumously pardon gay civil rights leader Bayard Rustin.

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.

Arts & Culture

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.

Global dark times: 'Noir City' begins

MOVIES | By Tavo Amador | Jan 21

Eddie Muller's 18th Annual San Francisco Film Noir Festival, "Noir City: International II," opens at the Castro Theatre on Jan. 24. The program features rarely seen movies from around the world.


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.

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.

Nightlife Events  Jan. 16-23, 2020

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Jan 15

What if you went to a bar or nightclub you've never visited before? Would you feel nervous, self-conscious? Out of place? Disrupt the dress codes, and unspoken ageism and race codes at Bay Area bars and clubs. Be the unexpected.