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16 June 2019


Online Extra: Political Notes: In a 1st, all Napa County cities fly Pride flag

LATEST NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 14

For the first time, all five cities in Napa County have agreed to fly the rainbow flag in honor of June being Pride Month.

Federal court requires heightened review in trans military ban case

LATEST NEWS | By Lisa Keen | Jun 14

A federal appeals panel in Seattle ruled Friday that President Donald Trump's ban on transgender people in the military "treats transgender persons differently than other persons," but it did not reinstate an injunction against enforcement of that ban.

Political Notebook: More cities fly the rainbow flag

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 12

Three more Bay Area cities are now flying the rainbow flag for the first time in honor of Pride Month, as is the government office for Alameda County.

As Oakland council prez, Kaplan breaks the mold

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 12

Lesbian at-large Oakland City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan's election in January as president of the legislative body made headlines for being the first time an out LGBT person had served in the leadership role.

Editorial: Police and Pride

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Jun 12

Until recently, LGBT Americans regularly suffered harassment, abuse, and worse at the hands of law enforcement, an oppression justified by religion and criminalized by the government.

Botswana high court decriminalizes homosexuality

NEWS | By Heather Cassell | Jun 12

The high court of Botswana Tuesday overturned anti-gay sections of the country's penal code that criminalized homosexuality for more than a century.

Guidance will mandate insurance coverage for PrEP

NEWS | By Liz Highleyman | Jun 12

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released a recommendation Tuesday, calling on health care providers to offer PrEP to men and women at high risk of acquiring HIV.

Judge rules against trans barista in Starbucks suit

LEGAL | By Meg Elison | Jun 12

A Fresno County Superior Court judge Tuesday issued a tentative ruling against a trans barista in her lawsuit against Starbucks.

Rainbow flag flies at apt. building

NEWS | By BAR staff | Jun 12

After an absence of many years, the rainbow flag is again flying at the newly christened Gilbert Baker Rainbow Flag Apartments at 324 Larkin Street in San Francisco's Civic Center area.

Arts & Culture

Trans performance celebrated: 'Fresh Meat'

THEATER | By Rae Raucci | Jun 14

The Fresh Meat Festival is an annual San Francisco performance celebration of transgender talent in diverse areas, from musical and vocal acts to dance performances, performance arts, theater pieces, and beyond.

Arts Events June 13-20, 2019

ARTS EVENTS | By Events Editor | Jun 12

Frame it, screen it, sing it or conduct it; LGBT-themed arts events blossom in mid-June.

Kiss My Aztec @ Berkeley Rep

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Steven Underhill | Jun 12

Berkeley Repertory's opening night of comic and playwright John Leguizamo's 'Kiss My Aztec' brought out local luminaries like Rita Moreno, director Tony Taccone, and of course the cast members and musicians in the show.

Enduring 'Carmen'

MUSIC | By Philip Campbell | Jun 11

The latest revival of Bizet's "Carmen," which opened the San Francisco Opera's summer season last week, proves something we always knew.

Blackness visible: 'About Things Loved'

ART | By Sura Wood | Jun 11

"About Things Loved: Blackness and Belonging," a small but potent academic exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum, puts outstanding artworks by black artists from Africa and the African Diaspora center stage.

Peace & Concord, CA

CULTURE | By Roberto Friedman | Jun 11

Concord, CA, is a city of 130,000 that's 20 miles east of San Francisco. Their tourism bureau invited Out There to come visit as part of our ongoing series on Bay Area Staycations.


Branden and James: Classical crossover partners, on- and off-stage

CABARET | By Jim Gladstone | Jun 12

There's a feeling of celebration around the return cello-vocal duo, husbands Branden James and James Clark., for this year's Pride. They'll play Friday and Saturday night shows at Feinstein's at the Nikko, and bring a new style to favorite songs.

Nightlife Events June 13-20, 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Jun 12

Full-on celebrations, select nights and ultra-rainbow nights await you.

Twin Peaks Tavern on the Castro screen

MOVIES | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jun 11

"Through the Windows," a new documentary about the historic Twin Peaks Tavern at the corner of Castro and 17th Sts., will premiere at this year's Frameline LGBTQ Film Festival (Castro Theatre, June 24, 1:30 p.m.).

Nightlife Events June 6-13, 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Jun 5

Dive in to dive bars, come out in classy nightclubs, check out the happy hours, hilarious queens and hot gogos, all as we ease on down the rainbow road through Pride month.

Off to the market we go: International Mr. Leather explored

LEATHER-KINK | By Race Bannon | Jun 5

Every year for decades men have descended on Chicago over the Memorial Day weekend for an annual leather pilgrimage otherwise known as International Mr. Leather (IML), as did I this past week.

Wrestling for Pride: Grapplers go for/with the gays at El Toro

NIGHTLIFE | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jun 5

On Thursday, June 13, pro wrestlers fly into the center ring for a Pride event that offers something a little bit different. Pro wrestlers at El Toro's SF Slam10: Pride On The Line, with host Pollo Del Mar!