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US Supreme Court rules Philly violated 1st Amendment in Fulton case

LATEST NEWS | By Lisa Keen | Jun 17

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a city cannot discriminate against a contractor when they claim a religious belief.

LGBTQ interns make an impact on San Francisco science museum

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 16

One project examined how the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics tie into gender and gender expression.

SF updates its HIV housing plan

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 16

San Francisco aims to increase by 30% within the next five years the number of rental subsidies dedicated to people living with HIV and AIDS.

Editorial: CA has reopened at last

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Jun 16

Most of us were downright giddy on Tuesday as we ventured outdoors without face coverings for the first time in more than a year of surviving the COVID-19 pandemic

Oakland Black Pride to hold celebration

NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Jun 16

Oakland Black Pride is preparing in-person and virtual events for its inaugural Inside/OUT! Black Pride Celebration June 24-27.

Political Notebook: Alice B. Toklas LGBTQ Dem Club marks 50 years

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 16

At its launch in December 1971 San Francisco's oldest LGBTQ Democratic Club operated with a "wink, wink" as being a political group for the city's LGBTQ community.

Retired AIDS researcher John Peterson dies

NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Jun 16

Professor Emeritus John Lamont Peterson, Ph.D., died unexpectedly of natural causes May 23 in Atlanta. He was 72.

Advocates applaud US education department's application of Title IX to LGBTQ community

LATEST NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Jun 16

LGBTQ groups are applauding the U.S. Department of Education's decision to interpret the Civil Rights Act's Title IX to protect students from discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Out in the World: Hungary's parliament OKs anti-LGBTQ propaganda law

NEWS | By Heather Cassell | Jun 16

Hungary's parliament voted 157-1 in favor of the anti-LGBTQ propaganda law June 15.

Arts & Culture

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1981: Cinema, Skinema

MOVIES | By Jim Provenzano | Jun 17

As Frameline celebrates its 45th anniversary, let's look back at coverage of their fifth anniversary in late June 1981, and the adult film advertised on the next page.

Pride programs: The Lavender Tube on TV news, chat shows and documentaries

MOVIES | By Victoria A. Brownworth | Jun 15

June is such an exciting month on TV. Everybody remember that LGBTQ people exist. Ad campaigns include us... until June 30, at midnight, when we are shunted into the background again. Catch the LGBTQ programs while they're viewable.

Dancing For Pride: Fresh Meat Festival's 20th, online

DANCE | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jun 15

Fresh Meat Productions, a dance and performance troupe headed by trans dancer-choreographer Sean Dorsey, celebrates both Pride and its 20th anniversary with a two-week festival featuring more than 40 performers.

Men of Color on virtual -and live- stages

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | Jun 15

Solo shows with men of color include Jomar Tagatac in 'Hold These Truths,' Rotimi Agbabiaka's 'Manifesto,' Brandon Kyle Goodman's 'The Latrell Show,' and Theatre Rhino's duo show, 'Pillow Talk,' all online, some in-person, too.

Best Side Story: an interview with Rita Moreno

MOVIES | By Gregg Shapiro | Jun 15

An award-winning actress, writer, activist, dancer, mother, singer, feminist, Latina and EGOT, Rita Moreno discusses her recent memoir and the new documentary about her amazing life.

Frameline45 : homos, where the heart is

MOVIES | By Brian Bromberger | Jun 15

Whether consciously or not, the theme of Frameline45, in its programming of narrative films, is traditional values, mainly home and family.


Homing's In, Going Out June 11-17, 2021


As LGBT arts, nightlife and community events multiply like bunnies during Pride month, let's get hopping, indoors and out.

Queer Country crooners concert

MUSIC | By Jim Provenzano | Jun 8

Don your cowboy hat and get ready for some at-home toe-tapping tunes when five Country bands perform as part of the National Queer Arts Festival.

Q-Music: LGBTQ tunes for Pride 2021

MUSIC | By Gregg Shapiro | Jun 8

For alternative Pride sounds, classic albums re-issued (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) tribute albums (Marc Bolan & T Rex), longtime favorites return (Ani DiFranco), and a late musician gets a posthumous pair of tribute albums (Judee Sill).

Comic Pride: Marga Gomez hosts Who's Your Mami

THEATER | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jun 8

On June 17 lesbian comedy legend and host Marga Gomez will offer 'Who's Your Mami Comedy: Pride Edition,' with Sampson McCormick, Sandra Valls, Karen Ripley, and Jesus U. BettaWork.

Homing's In, Going Out, June 4-11, 2021

ARTS EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Jun 3

As we continue into Pride month, let's indulge in LGBT-specific arts, nightlife and community events, while also considering our straight allies' goings-on, if they behave.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1979, Divinely Granted

THEATER | By Jim Provenzano | Jun 3

While News stories covered the May 21 White Night Riots, in lighter fare, drag theatre in 1979's Arts section included an interview, ads and a review of Divine's show, 'The Neon Woman,' while porn stars served as a lure to a members-only health club.