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Political Notes: LGBTQ California candidates secure LGBTQ groups' support

LATEST NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jan 26

A number of LGBTQ candidates seeking congressional and state legislative seats in California have picked up backing from two high-profile LGBTQ advocacy organizations.

Cultural district expresses concerns about new Castro Theatre plan

NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Jan 26

Longtime Castro neighborhood denizens and theater fans are very concerned about what they see as another example of LGBTQ spaces being gentrified with the proposed changes at the Castro Theatre.

City agencies rally to support beleaguered Tenderloin

NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Jan 26

As promised, a center to link people in the Tenderloin with needed social services opened in about three weeks after the Board of Supervisors approved Mayor London Breed's emergency declaration.

Editorial: Biden still has much to do

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Jan 26

President Joe Biden marked his first year in office last week and while he, Vice President Kamala Harris, and the administration have made progress on some LGBTQ-related issues, there is still much to do.

Guest Opinion: The price of banking

NEWS | By Charlie Hunts | Jan 26

What if using a credit card meant being deadnamed every time that you pulled it out. Due to defunct security practices at traditional banks, for most of the trans community that's reality.

News Briefs: Openhouse hires development head

NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Jan 26

Openhouse, which provides housing and services to LGBTQ seniors, has hired a new director of mission engagement who will oversee the nonprofit's fundraising.

Transmissions: The transition shower

NEWS | By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | Jan 26

A friend of mine alerted me to a social media post from a woman named Becca Green, and I wanted to share it here. In it, Green shares a brilliant possibility.

50 years in 50 weeks: 2013: B.A.R. reporter details life with HIV

NEWS | By BAR staff | Jan 26

The April 18, 2013 issue of the Bay Area Reporter contained a rare first-person article by freelance reporter Ed Walsh on his experience living with HIV.

Letters to the editor

NEWS | By BAR staff | Jan 26

This week's letters to the editor praise the new gay SFPD captain.


Arts & Culture

50 years in 50 weeks; 2013's heroic hunks

MOVIES | By Jim Provenzano | Jan 27

This week, we're showcasing two admirable men in very different community subcultures, because we can. Filmmaker James Broughton and leatherman Andy Cross were featured in our June 13, 2013 issue, and both share a connection to gay erotic liberation.

Brian Hutchison's gay noir audio tale

THEATER | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jan 25

'I Still Think About You,' a dark film noir-styled podcast done as a dramatic reading, is the new work of 'Boys in the Band' actor Brian Hutchison, with several of his actor friends in supporting roles.

Skating into History: The Lavender Tube on sports, SVU and M&Ms

TELEVISION | By Victoria A. Brownworth | Jan 25

From crime show and game shows, sporty athletes and Fox "news" cranks, our intrepid television columnist Victoria A. Brownworth recaps must-sees ('Law & Order: Special Victims Unit's kid coming out) and some potential hate-watching.

Karen Mason lets the music play

MUSIC | By Gregg Shapiro | Jan 25

If you've ever listened to a Karen Mason album or been fortunate enough to attend one of her concerts, (or saw her on Broadway), you will be blown away by her interpretive skills, and the ease with which she makes even the best-known songs all her own.

Making a pointe: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo returns to Zellerbach Hall

THEATRE | By Philip Mayard | Jan 25

Dancer Joshua Thake's life journey has brought him from rural Massachusetts to some of the world's most revered stages as a member of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the celebrated all-male drag ballet troupe.

 '80s awakening: Ken Harvey's 'The Book of Casey Adair'

BOOKS | By Jim Piechota | Jan 25

After a novel and a short story collection, Ken Harvey's latest effort chronicles the life of a young gay man in the 1980s as he wanders stateside and internationally in search of love and adventure.


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50 years in 50 weeks: Jake Shears' 2012 kiki

LIVE MUSIC | By Jim Provenzano | Jan 20

The year certainly had more 'important' arts and nightlife coverage, but Gregg Shapiro's June 2012 interview with Scissor Sisters front man Jake Shears brings back fond memories of their music.

Going Out, Homing's In Jan. 21-28, 2022

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Jan 20

This is your arts and nightlife captain; please stand by as we navigate through abrupt closings, postponements —and even a few openings— around the Bay Area this week.

Lady Camden: former Smuin Ballet dancer on 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Philip Mayard | Jan 18

When Lady Camden sashayed into the spotlight for the first time on RuPaul's Drag Race in the Season 14 premiere, proudly proclaiming, "Hello, you sexy bitches!," drag aficionados got to meet one of Northern California's most uniquely talented queens.

Fierce competition: High Princx Pageant at Oasis

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jan 18

On January 22 and 29 eight seasoned drag entertainers will compete in The High Princx Pageant, a drag spectacular in which one performer will take home the High Princx Crown.

Going Out, Homing's In, Jan. 14-22, 2022

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Jan 13

Oh my gosh, Omicron! We're keeping up to date on closings, postponements and persistent performances in arts and nightlife.

50 years in 50 weeks: 40th anniversary in 2011

BARS | By Jim Provenzano | Jan 12

In April 2011, the Bay Area Reporter celebrated its 40th anniversary with a mini-exhibit of vintage front pages, curated by photographer Rick Gerharter.