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Political Notebook: Group unites women behind Biden, Harris

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | May 5

San Francisco resident Jill Nash in 2017 left her corporate job to become a communications consultant for startup companies and have more time to volunteer. It coincided with the start of President Donald Trump's administration.

Monterey, Carmel start to welcome visitors

NEWS | By Heather Cassell | May 5

Summer is right around the corner and with the state set to reopen June 15, barring changes in the COVID pandemic, California residents can check out many attractions closer to home.

Editorial: Biden's got our backs

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | May 5

Having passed his 100th day in office, President Joe Biden has attempted to remedy four years of direct attacks by his predecessor with some important accomplishments for the LGBTQ community in pursuit of equity.

Fundraising by LGBTQ merchants yields mixed results

NEWS | By Sari Staver | May 5

After several well-known LGBTQ-owned businesses launched successful fundraising campaigns, other businesses followed, with mixed results.

News Briefs: OFC celebrates 25 years with virtual gala

NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | May 5

Our Family Coalition will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a virtual gala honoring its past and embracing its future.

Out in the World: Czech Republic marriage equality bill moves forward

NEWS | By Heather Cassell | May 5

Lawmakers passing the country's same-sex marriage bill's first vote in parliament's lower chamber April 29 thrilled LGBTQ Czechs.

AIDS quilt promotes walk

NEWS | By BAR staff | May 5

Panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt were displayed in the Castro last Sunday as a way to gain support for this year's AIDS Walk, which is coming up May 16.

50 years in 50 weeks: 1975, Castro Street Fair

NEWS | May 5

For this week's 50 years in 50 weeks feature, we turn to the August 7, 1975 issue that promoted the second annual Castro Street Fair.

Transmissions: What it feels like to be trans

COMMENTARY | By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | May 5

For the moment, I want to speak to those readers who may not think of themselves as transgender.

Arts & Culture

50 Years in 50 Weeks; 1975 - Empress and an elephant

NIGHTLIFE | By Jim Provenzano | May 4

1975 was a great year for B.A.R. covers, but the most legendary image of the year is assuredly that of Empress Doris riding an elephant down Polk Street for the annual Gay Freedom Day Parade. How did it happen? And why?

Wins and Losses: The Lavender Tube on 'Pose,' Page, 'Mare,' 'Crip Camp' and more

ARTS EVENTS | By Victoria A. Brownworth | May 4

MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle eviscerates West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's inept anti-trans remarks, 'Pose's third and final season, Mare of Easttown stars Kate Winslet, Elliot Page's Oprah interview, and 'Crip Camp's Oscar loss are covered in our TV column.

Man On Man: Roddy Bottum and Joey Holman

MUSIC | By Gregg Shapiro | May 4

Gay modern rock icon Roddy Bottum's teamed up with his boyfriend Joey Holman to form Man on Man, a duo dedicated to openly gay music that aims for your heart, ears, and groin.

Together Together: Trans actress Patti Harrison shines in lead role

MOVIES | By David-Elijah Nahmod | May 4

Though Ed Helms is top billed, its transgender comedian Patti Harrison who walks away with the top acting honors in 'Together Together, Nikole Beckwith's charming new comedy/drama about the relationship between a prospective single dad and his surrogate.

Back in business: SF Opera, Symphony return with live and drive-in concerts

ARTS EVENTS | By Philip Campbell | May 4

After more than a year of waiting and worry, the San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Symphony are back to live, in-person performances of 'The Barber of Seville' and Adler Fellows drive-in concerts in Marin, and symphony indoor concerts.

Queer spring non-fiction

BOOKS | By Gregg Shapiro | May 4

After a brutal winter, made even more difficult by the pandemic and killer storms, the Spring Equinox has arrived and warmer weather days are in sight. The following new non-fiction books are a good way to welcome the new season.


Bare Chest Men 2022 Finals are May 8

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | May 2

Without fundraisers in bars for the past year, the annual Bare Chest Calendar men have faced challenges. But the finals for next year's calendar, an alumni edition, will go on, May 8, on Twitch.

Homing's In April 30-May 9, 2021


Enjoy the bouquet of new and ongoing events in arts, nightlife and community; musical moments, movie memories, drags at drive-ins and more.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: April 1974: Undies at The EndUp

NIGHTLIFE | By Jim Provenzano | Apr 29

As advertised in the April 17, 1974 'Bay Area Reporter,' the EndUp's Jockey Short Contest, immortalized by Armistead Maupin in his best-selling 'Tales of the City' series, took place frequently at the South of Market nightclub.

To Hell and back - Q-music on Richard Hell, the Fleshtones and new bands

MUSIC | By Gregg Shapiro | Apr 27

Punk icon Richard Hell's 'Destiny Street' gets an expanded and remastered double disc reissue; The Fleshtones are back in action; new bands Kiwi Jr. and Shy Boys properly homage their punk-pop elders, and The Avalanches eerie tracks will haunt you.

Coronation 56 crowns Juanita MORE! and David Glamamore

DRAG | By Jim Provenzano | Apr 24

The Imperial Council of San Francisco's 56th Coronation crowned local nightlife event producer, DJ and drag star Juanita MORE! as Empress and couture designer and performer David Glamamore as Emperor in the online ceremonies held April 24.

Homing's In, April 23-May 3, 2021

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Apr 22

From drive-in opera to museum tours, the in-person world of arts, nightlife and community is slowly opening. Mask up, get vaccinated, and enjoy it all, or some of it.