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Political Notes: Campaign seeks to add plethora of Pride flag emoji

LATEST NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 18

A new campaign aims to bring a plethora of Pride flag emoji to the keyboards of smartphones and other devices.

Out in the Bay: A tumultuous year in review

LATEST NEWS | By Eric Jansen | Jun 18

We relaunched Out in the Bay-Queer Radio from San Francisco a year ago this week

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.

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.

Guest Opinion: Being out at Wells Fargo

NEWS | By Matt Hurwitz | Jun 16

I came out to my family when I was 26 years old. Even though I was certain they'd be loving and supportive once they wrapped their heads around the news, for some reason, the idea of saying "I'm gay" was terrifying.


Arts & Culture

Gender, revealing: Torrey Peters 'Detransition, Baby'

BOOKS | By Jim Piechota | Jun 20

Brooklyn-based author Torrey Peters's frothy debut novel, a brilliantly entertaining study in trans feminine culture, chronicles the fiery relationship between a trans woman and her ex-partner.

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.


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Homing's In, Going Out June 18-27, 2021

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Jun 17

Heading into the home stretch of Pride Month, many nightclubs, bars and theaters are welcoming indoor patrons, with some outdoor spaces welcoming guests; bring proof of vaccination in most cases. Unfurl, unmask -or not, if you choose- and enjoy.

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

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | Jun 10

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.