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LGBTQ Agenda: Campus Pride's new board chair seeks to connect queer students in a time of social distancing

LATEST NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Sep 29

Tom Elliott, who was recently elected chair of the board of directors for Campus Pride, told the Bay Area Reporter that one of the challenges he and the organization face is connecting queer students now that many are away from their physical campuses.

Newsom signs LGBTQ data collection, trans prisoners bills

NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Sep 27

Governor Gavin Newsom on Saturday signed legislation strengthening protections for LGBTQ+ Californians, including a measure to track the effects of COVID-19 on the community.

Trump nominates Barrett for US Supreme Court

NEWS | By Lisa Keen | Sep 26

President Donald Trump announced Saturday (September 26) his nominee to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and, as expected, it is a jurist LGBTQ groups are expected to vehemently oppose.

'There's still more to do:' Breed responds to criticism at Black Trans Lives Matter event

LATEST NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Sep 25

San Francisco Mayor London Breed received some pushback during a Black Trans Lives Matter event September 25 outside City Hall.

Stained-glass window broken at Castro Catholic church

LATEST NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Sep 25

Windows, including a stained-glass one, were broken at Most Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church in the Castro neighborhood September 19.

Ginsburg lies in state at Capitol

LATEST NEWS | By BAR staff | Sep 25

The flag-draped coffin of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg arrived at the U.S. Capitol Friday.

Political Notes: SF launches last minute 2020 census push

LATEST NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Sep 24

With the U.S. Census Bureau planning to wrap up its efforts on the 2020 count Wednesday, September 30, San Francisco officials are making a last minute push to see that every resident of the city is counted.

Castro businesses see District 5 merchant victims program as a 'blueprint'

LATEST NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Sep 24

District Attorney Chesa Boudin and District 5 Supervisor Dean Preston jointly announced a victim assistance program for merchants in the latter's central San Francisco district September 21.

Editorial: Vote yes on all SF props

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Sep 23

We often find at least some San Francisco props worth rejecting, but not this year.


Arts & Culture

Q-Music's 2020 LGBTQ History Month playlist

MUSIC | By Gregg Shapiro | Sep 29

Erasure, Sabrina Chap, Matt Lovell, Rituals of Mine and other queer and trans musicians deserve to be on your playlist. Listen up.

'Life' story: an interview with Branden James

MUSIC | By Gregg Shapiro | Sep 29

Branden James has enjoyed success as a gay classical crossover musician in the duo Branden & James (with his husband James Clark). But his triumphs were not without trauma, something he goes into detail about in his new memoir, 'Lyrics of My Life.'

'Angels in America' virtual performance streams Oct. 8

THEATER | By Jim Provenzano | Sep 28

Seven pivotal scenes from the epic Tony and Pulitzer-winning two-part AIDS drama 'Angels in America' will stream online on October 8 as a benefit for amfAR's Fund to Fight Covid-19. Much more than a Zoom reading, look for some unusual changes.

Jada Michael's 'body-positive' musical appeal

MUSIC | By Jim Provenzano | Sep 28

You need some music to relax. Jada Michael's vocals range from moments of under-the-covers intimacy into the charismatic chorus with R&B smooth grooves, just what we need to feel better. Oh, and she's an out and proud lesbian, too.

Dance films, classes move on(line)

DANCE | By Jim Provenzano | Sep 27

In these unprecedented times, artists still create. Dancers, choreographers and teachers are no exception. While the in-person physicality of a dance performance can't be fully recreated, some companies are doing their best.

Blue Hearts beating: an interview with gay musician Bob Mould

MUSIC | By Gregg Shapiro | Sep 22

If gay modern rock legend Bob Mould isn't the hardest working man in music, he's definitely one of them. To prove that point, he's wasted no time in following up 2019's 'Sunshine Rock' with the new 'Blue Hearts.'


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Homing's In: Sept 24-Oct 2

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Sep 24

From Folsom fetish fun to literary loveliness, you can find online arts, nightlife and community events to suit whatever your mood may be.

Cho to headline virtual Folsom fair

NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Sep 23

The answer is always "no" if you don't ask — but because Folsom Street Events took the plunge, Margaret Cho will host this year's eponymous street fair.

Juanita MORE!'s charity event gets groovy

DRAG | By Jim Provenzano | Sep 20

What? You missed San Francisco drag icon and DJ Juanita MORE! and her lip-synch DJ event fundraiser? Never fear. It's still here, online, of course.

Lone Star Saloon offers '500 Club' membership fundraiser

BARS | By Jim Provenzano | Sep 20

As we endure the pandemic, many local businesses have not been able to re-open. Some are innovating with unusual ways to find support. For the popular South of Market bear bar, it's a new membership club, which includes a handmade gift and other perks.

B.A.R. launches memberships

NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Sep 18

In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.

Homing's In: nightlife, arts & community events Sept. 17-26

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Sep 17

Danceable, musical, literary and filmic fun fills your interwebs with continued hope, healing and hum-dingin' fun. Zoom in, log on, click away.