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24 June 2019


Lara warns insurers not to deny coverage to PrEP users

LATEST NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 20

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara is warning insurance providers that they can't deny coverage to users of PrEP, the once-a-day pill that protects against HIV.

Trans man on list of nominees for Emery high gym

NEWS | By Meg Elison | Jun 19

Emery High School in Emeryville is in the middle of a debate over the name of its new gymnasium and sports complex.

Dem prez hopefuls offer LGBT proposals

NATIONAL | By Lisa Keen | Jun 19

Ahead of next week's Democratic presidential debates, several candidates have been showing their Pride.

Editorial: Communication breakdown harms community

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Jun 19

The recent Oakland City Council budget meeting seems to have resolved little in terms of restoring funding to LGBTQ organizations.

Ecuador Constitutional Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

LATEST NEWS | By Heather Cassell | Jun 19

LGBT Ecuadorians celebrated as news spread last week about the Constitutional Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage in the small South American country.

SF author and poet Kevin Killian dies

NEWS | By Meg Elison | Jun 19

The literary world grieves alongside friends and family of poet and author Kevin Killian, who died June 15. He was 66.

Political Notebook: Pride flag at CA Capitol 1st flew in October 1990

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 19

When a rainbow flag was raised Monday over the California Capitol, both Governor Gavin Newsom and Equality California, the statewide LGBT advocacy organization, claimed it marked the "first time ever" it had flown over the building.

Jock Talk: The tangled legal web of sports trans bans

NEWS | By Roger Brigham | Jun 19

Transgender individuals increasingly are gaining recognition of their rights through non-discrimination protections in nearly every part of life.

DA launches LGBT seniors safety campaign

NEWS | By Meg Elison | Jun 19

The theme of San Francisco's Pride celebration this year is "Generations of Resistance," referencing the history of the movement toward queer liberation, the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, as well as the generations to follow.

Arts & Culture

Arts Events June 20-27, 2019

ARTS EVENTS | By Events Editor | Jun 19

Wake up and taste the rainbow! For malapropism-free arts events, proceed.

Artists on fire in Frameline film fest

ART | By Sura Wood | Jun 18

Portraits of LGBTQ+ artists shine at Frameline this year, starting with the sparkling festival opener "Vita & Virginia," which brings erotic life and poetic license to the decade-long, lesbian love affair between two literary lights of the 20th century.

Feeling Frameline 43

MOVIES | By David Lamble | Jun 18

The political, legal and spiritual battles for survival facing LGBTQ people around the globe are examined in an array of fiction and nonfiction, full-length and short-subject films from dozens of countries at Frameline 43.

Updating 'Orlando'

MUSIC | By Philip Campbell | Jun 18

"Orlando," the second installment in SFO's highly contrasted summer line-up of three, updates Handel's adventurous score to a 20th-century setting and adds psychological insight for 21st-century listeners.

Portrait of an artful appraiser

ART | By Roberto Friedman | Jun 18

On a recent return to Washington, DC, Out There made time for a few cultural forays.

Cruise control at Theatre Rhino: 'Action Hero'

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | Jun 18

John Fisher's "Action Hero" (in addition to writing the script, he directed, and is one-third of the cast) is a multi-layered Los Angeles fantasia.


Martha T. Lipton: The 'Failed Actress' will teach you how to be a thespian

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jun 19

Alleged thespian Martha T. Lipton will be teaching an acting class in the Fez Room at Oasis on June 24. It will be a class like no other, because Lipton is a failed actress.

Broadway Bares @ DNA Lounge

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Gladstone | Jun 19

"Wham!" "Blam!" Thank you ma'am (and sir). On Sunday night, The Richmond Ermet Aid Foundation sponsored its fourth annual Broadway Bares. San Francisco Strips IV, the Comic Strips edition, wowed a sold-out crowd at DNA Lounge on Sunday June 16.

Clusterfest's GLBT comics shine

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Gladstone | Jun 19

The third annual Clusterfest, presented by Comedy Central, takes over the Bill Graham Auditorium and Civic Center Plaza this Friday through Sunday. The notably diverse three-day line-up features some of the most interesting queer comedians working today.

Nightlife Events June 20-27, 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Jun 19

We're winding up Pride month with plenty more rainbowl-you-over events.

Daytime Disco @ Virgin Hotel

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Steven Underhill | Jun 19

DJ Wayne G spun Prideful funky grooves at Brian Kent's Daytime Disco, a scenic airy rooftop party at the Virgin Hotel (250 4th St.) on June 15. Guests enjoyed the views, music and mid-Pride month fun, while some sported glamorous retro attire.

Shared fantasies: Justin Lehmiller on the science of sexual desire

SEX | By Race Bannon | Jun 19

In this column, I'll share some insights from Justin Lehmiller, an esteemed Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute and author of the book 'Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire.'