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18 November 2018

News

Lara makes history as CA first LGBT statewide elected official

LATEST NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Nov 16

Equality California announced late Friday, November 16, that gay state Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) has won the close race for California insurance commissioner, making him the first openly LGBT statewide elected official.

EQCA backs Pelosi for House speaker

LATEST NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Nov 15

Equality California urges state's congressional delegation to support Nancy Pelosi for House speaker.

HRC president Chad Griffin announces departure

LATEST NEWS | By Alex Madison | Nov 15

After seven years leading the nation's largest LGBT advocacy group, Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin will step down in 2019, the organization announced Thursday (November 15).

Brown nominates longtime adviser to CA Supreme Court

LATEST NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Nov 15

After waiting more than a year to fill a vacancy on the California Supreme Court, Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday nominated Joshua Groban, his longtime senior adviser, to the post.

Lara, Thurmond edge out opponents

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Nov 14

Democrats appear headed to declaring a full sweep of California's statewide races as two contests that had been close for days are now trending toward the party's candidates.

Political Notebook: CA LGBT legislative caucus set to decrease

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Nov 14

The California Legislative LGBT Caucus will see its membership shrink in the next legislative session for the third time since it was established in 2002.

Longtime trans activist says goodbye to TransVision

NEWS | By Alex Madison | Nov 14

It's the end of an era. Tiffany Woods, longtime trans activist, is leaving the groundbreaking transgender program she helped found in Fremont.

Big bucks for good groups

NEWS | By BAR staff | Nov 14

The Grass Roots Gay Rights Foundation handed out over $200,000 to nonprofits.

News Briefs: Rosie Trust gets challenge grant

NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Nov 14

The Rosie the Riveter Trust has received a challenge grant and is seeking donations, which will be matched up to $20,000 until December 31.


Arts & Culture

Arts Events Nov 15-22, 2018

ARTS EVENTS | By Events Editor | Nov 14

Spend the pre-holidays with some inspiration performing, visual and aural arts.

Queer Requiem appropriates Latin Mass

MUSIC | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Nov 13

"Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite" will have its San Francisco premiere on Nov. 16 & 17 at Grace Cathedral. The piece is an evening-length choral work by singer-composer Holcombe Waller.

Pacifica holiday

CULTURE | By Roberto Friedman | Nov 13

"Pacific" has always seemed a complete misnomer for the wild, raging, tempestuous ocean that pummels our western coast. But "Pacifica" is a fine name for the small community nestled beside it.

Becoming Jane Fonda

DVD | By Brian Bromberger | Nov 13

When they turn 80, most people would probably love to look like Jane Fonda, who appears more like 50.

French Noir: Cinquieme Fois!

MOVIES | By Sura Wood | Nov 13

It would seem to defy the laws of probability that there could still be undiscovered gems in the vaults of Film Noir.

Women fighting back

MOVIES | By David Lamble | Nov 13

With "Widows," Afro-British director Steve McQueen completes the fourth in his quartet of films on topics that have shaped our modern world.


BARtab

Nightlife Events Nov 15-22, 2018

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Nov 14

Holidays approach, and with them, a buffet of nightlife appetizers, entrees, and desserts.

Say, "Cheese!" - Laura Chenel's and Marin French Cheese, local and tasty

DINING & DRINKING | By BARtab staff | Nov 14

With the holidays fast approaching, consider adding some locally-made delicious cheese to your party plates or brunch menu. Sonoma and Marin artisan cheese makers Laura Chenel and Marin French Cheese recently sent us some delicious samples.

Grass Roots Gay Rights Fund @ Halcyon

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Steven Underhill | Nov 14

On Nov 9 at SoMa nightclub Halcyon (314 11th St.), the 30th annual Real Bad party presenters, Grass Roots Gay Rights Fund, hosted their wrap-up party and check presentation.

Nightlife Events Nov 8-15, 2018

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Nov 7

Autumnal attractions are alluring and artistic. Behold the bounty of beauty and beats.

Dixie's dandy - Tuppercare camp with the drag comic

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Gladstone | Nov 7

Dixie Longate's show, which has toured nationally since 2007 and has played two successful Off-Broadway runs, is just now making its local debut with a three-night engagement a Feinstein's at the Nikko next Thursday through Saturday.

Leather Events, November 9-25, 2018

LEATHER-KINK | By Race Bannon | Nov 7

Check the many events happening through November in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.