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27 February 2020


Online Extra: Historic Castro house goes on the market

LATEST NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 26

A Victorian home in San Francisco's Castro district that is famous in France has gone on the market.

Editorial: B.A.R. ballot measure endorsements, SF props D, E

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Feb 26

The Bay Area Reporter recommends NO votes for Propositions D & E on the March 3 ballot.

Editorial: B.A.R. ballot measure endorsements. SF, CA props

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Feb 26

The Bay Area Reporter recommends YES votes for city Propositions A, B, C and state Proposition 13 on the March 3 ballot.

Political Notebook: Santa Cruz, Alameda DCCC races draw LGBT candidates

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 26

It is not just the race for seats on the oversight body that runs the San Francisco Democratic Party that has drawn a wealth of LGBT candidates.

SF drag artist to compete on 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

NEWS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Feb 26

San Francisco-based drag artist Rock M. Sakura will be competing on Season 12 of "RuPaul's Drag Race" beginning this Friday.

Study: Gay, bi men have higher skin cancer rate

NEWS | By Liz Highleyman | Feb 26

Gay and bisexual men are more likely to develop skin cancer than heterosexual men, according to a recent study.

Most LGBT panelists pick Sanders at election forum

NEWS | By Sari Staver | Feb 26

Democratic socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was the favorite of most of the LGBT panelists who discussed the Democratic Party's presidential race February 21 at an event held at the Commonwealth Club and moderated by Michelle Meow.

Lesbian teacher seeks Alameda education seat

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 26

Special education public school teacher Angela Normand, a lesbian, is aiming to become only the second LGBT person to serve on the Alameda County Board of Education.

Reno offers year-round fun

NEWS | By Heather Cassell | Feb 26

Reno continues to shake off its Wild West image as it evolves into Nevada's cosmopolitan northern city, but it still has its edgy, small-town feel.

Arts & Culture

Arts Events Feb. 27-March 5, 2020

ARTS EVENTS | By Events Editor | Feb 26

Plays and paintings, poems and performances await in the arts.

Salonen Year One: SF Symphony unveils 2020-21 season

MUSIC | By Philip Campbell | Feb 25

The lobby of Davies Symphony Hall felt more like a big, glamorous bar last week as the San Francisco Symphony announced the 2020-21 Season, its first with Music Director Designate Esa-Pekka Salonen on the podium.

Jean genie

ART | By Sura Wood | Feb 25

"Levi Strauss: A History of American Style," a new exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, has a promising backstory.

Lionizing lying

BOOKS | By Tim Pfaff | Feb 25

Two misfortunes, one likely unforeseen, attend the publication of Peter Kispert's new short story collection "I Know You Know Who I Am" (Penguin).

Colors in a Japanese rainbow

BOOKS | By Roberto Friedman | Feb 25

Japanese manga artist Gengoroh Tagame is well-known for his intricate drawings of men tied up in various forms of Japanese-style bondage and rope play.

Big score for G-strings & heartstrings

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | Feb 25

Some of the most compelling performances in Bay Area Musicals' crowd-pleasing production of "The Full Monty" go unseen.


Leather: Embracing change and honoring history - Team Friendly's re-brand, 15 Association's 40th

LEATHER-KINK | By Race Bannon | Feb 26

The national outreach program makes an update, and the venerable 15 Association celebrates four decades.

Coronation 55 @ Park Central Hotel

NIGHTLIFE | By Gooch | Feb 26

In addition to Imperial Council events around the Bay Area through the weekend, Coronation 55, titled 'Disco in the Jungle,' held Feb. 22 at the Park Central Hotel, concluded with the crowning of new Empress Mimi Osa and Emperor William Bulkley.

Nightlife Events  Feb. 27-March 5, 2020

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Feb 26

Leap into a new month's worth of nightlife fun. Then vote for your favorites places, people, businesses and nightlife stuff in our annual Besties Readers Survey!

Shining Stars: Coronation 55 @ Park Central Hotel

NIGHTLIFE | By Steven Underhill | Feb 26

Coronation 55, titled 'Disco in the Jungle,' held Saturday February 22 at the Park Central Hotel, brought out a festive array of fabulous Royal queens in gowns, daring drag, and some amusing jungle-themed couture.

San Francisco Pride official magazine now accepting space reservations

LATEST NEWS | By Advertising Department | Feb 25

'INSIDE PRIDE', the official magazine of San Francisco Pride is now accepting space reservations.

Giving Back at Pride - Celebrating 17 years, and getting ready for 2020

FUNDRAISER | By Juanita MORE! | Feb 24

"I remember the first time I marched with a contingent. It was pure magic, stepping off the curb and planting my foot onto Market Street." Philanthropist and event creator Juanita MORE! shares her history of popular Pride party-fundraisers.