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22 April 2019


Supreme Court will hear 3 LGBT cases

LEGAL | By Lisa Keen | Apr 22

In what one legal expert called an "aggressive move," the U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will take up the issue of whether existing federal law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace.

SOGI data collection in SF is a long slog, but shows improvement

LATEST NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Apr 18

Preliminary information on how San Francisco departments are collecting data on sexual orientation and gender identity were discussed at a Board of Supervisors committee hearing Thursday.

LGBT SF General staffers air grievances

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 17

In recent months two out staffers at San Francisco's public hospital have come forward to air their grievances with management of the Mission district facility.

SFPD unveils Pride patch

NEWS | By Alex Madison | Apr 17

The San Francisco Police Department says its officers will be the first in the nation to wear special patches during Pride Month in June.

Editorial: Regional effort on homelessness needed

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Apr 17

The day after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors rejected a 63-unit housing development with 15 below market rate apartments because it would cast an evening shadow on a South of Market park, the Bay Area Council Economic Institute issued a report.

Happy Easter, happy spring

NEWS | By BAR staff | Apr 17

Spring came to Duboce Park last weekend as an egg hunt for children was held.

North Bay recovers from floods, readies for Pride

NEWS | By Charlie Wagner | Apr 17

There are fundraising — and just plain fun — events taking place in Sonoma County as residents in Guerneville work to recover from the February floods and area residents get ready for Pride events.

Nurses ask Congress to ban health care bias

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 17

Nurses in California are asking Congress to outlaw anti-LGBT bias in health care settings, as more states move to adopt so-called religious freedom laws.

Gay SF supe against rent board pick

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 17

Gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman shares the concerns of those who are questioning the credentials of gay rent board member Reese Aaron Isbell.

Arts & Culture

'Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon' to close December 31

THEATER | By Release from our beloved client | Apr 17

Breaking news from our long-term client and San Francisco institution, Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon

Arts Events April 18-25 2019

ARTS EVENTS | By Events Editor | Apr 17

Film festivals, art exhibits and stunningly staged plays and musicals; choose from the expanding cultural menu.

Queer & Present

ART | By Sura Wood | Apr 16

There couldn't be a better moment than this for "Queer California: Untold Stories," an original exhibition at OMCA that wears its inclusive spirit proudly on its sleeve as it brings facets of LGBTQ+ cultural, artistic and political history to light.

Everybody's talking about movies

MOVIES | By David Lamble | Apr 16

The SFFILM Festival's final days are filled with treasures, including "Midnight Cowboy," the 1969 Oscar winner for Best Picture from an openly gay British director at the top of his game, John Schlesinger.


MOVIES | By Roberto Friedman | Apr 16

ALL CAPS are somehow fitting for our column about the 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival's opening night and first week.

Awakening to the glories of 'Saul'

MUSIC | By Philip Campbell | Apr 16

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale ended its 38th season with performances in the Bay Area and Los Angeles of Handel's splendid Biblical oratorio "Saul."


Nightlife Events April 18-25, 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Apr 17

April may bring you showers, but nightlife surely brings you joy, wet or dry.

Brent Barrett - Broadway star's 'Night Songs'

CABARET | By Jim Gladstone | Apr 17

Brent Barrett, known for his performances in 'The Phantom of the Opera,' has not named his solo cabaret show after the half-masked man's signature number "The Music of the Night." Instead, it's called "Night Songs."

SF International Film Festival @ Castro Theatre

ARTS EVENTS | By Steven Underhill | Apr 17

Stars shined brightly at the April 10 opening of the San Francisco International Film Festival, which featured a screening of the first episode from the new series, Armistead Maupin's 'Tales of the City.'

Leather Events, April 11-28, 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Race Bannon | Apr 10

From fetish nights to talks, sober and beer-y events, including the SF Eagle's upcoming anniversary, there's a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters through April.

Fickle Fox's founder, Don Cavallo - The multi-talent also created community

BARS | Apr 10

Don Cavallo, a multi-talented restaurateur, actor and singer was also one of the first writers for the Bay Area Reporter. He seized the scene in San Francisco and made it his own from his 20s on, including opening the Fickle Fox.

Nightlife Events April 11-18, 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Apr 10

Get your gear on, strap in for fun at nightclubs, bars, and special venues with added fun.