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Haney's SF drug overdose emergency resolution will get vote next week

LATEST NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Oct 19

Supervisor Matt Haney's state of emergency resolution was not expedited to be heard by the full board October 19 via a legislative procedure known as a committee report. The District 6 supervisor confirmed to the B.A.R. that it will be heard next Tuesday.

Bay Area LGBTQs honored by SF Pride at 1st Ken Jones Awards reception

LATEST NEWS | By Khaled Sayed | Oct 19

It was an in-person event for San Francisco Pride as it recognized LGBTQ artists and activists during its inaugural Ken Jones Awards reception October 14.

SF AIDS grove memorializes Brown, 1st person cured of AIDS

LATEST NEWS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Oct 18

The National AIDS Memorial Grove has memorialized Timothy Ray Brown, who was the first person cured of AIDS, with a boulder at the contemplative space in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

Obituaries: David Draper

LATEST NEWS | By BAR staff | Oct 18

The obituary for David Draper, who managed the costume shop at the American Conservatory Theatre for 25 years.

SF supes panel again advances SOGI legislation after 'substantive changes'

LATEST NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Oct 18

The original legislation allowed the collection of sexual orientation and gender identity data anonymously; in its new form, the data will instead be collected confidentially.

Bonta joins other AGs in amicus brief in Connecticut trans student athlete case

LATEST NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Oct 15

California Attorney General Rob Bonta and 20 other attorneys general filed an amicus brief in a Connecticut case supporting the freedom of transgender student athletes to participate in sports in line with their gender identity.

Out in the World: Queers rally in Oakland against Ghana's proposed anti-gay bill

LATEST NEWS | By Heather Cassell | Oct 14

LGBTQ demonstrators of African and Caribbean descent marked Indigenous Peoples' Day and National Coming Out Day at a rally in Oakland to bring attention to Ghana's proposed draconian anti-LGBTQ bill.

SF supervisors expected to vote on drug overdose state of emergency Tuesday

LATEST NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Oct 14

Supervisor Matt Haney's virtual hearing on the overdose crisis October 14 opened a window on the legal murkiness — and potential benefits of — safe drug consumption sites.

Out in the Bay: 'Marijuana Minister' committed 'crimes of compassion'

LATEST NEWS | By Eric Jansen | Oct 14

In the summer and fall of 1996, as AIDS ravaged San Francisco's gay community, Metropolitan Community Church-San Francisco pastor Jim Mitulski risked imprisonment, dispensing marijuana to alleviate his sick congregants' pain before it was legal to do so.


Arts & Culture

Queen O'Ween at the Warfield

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | Oct 19

"Halloween costumes are absolutely a form of drag," says Rosé, who performs with seven other 'RuPaul'sDrag Race' vets in 'Night of the Living Drag,' a pumpkin month performance tour that makes its San Francisco stop at the Warfield Theater Oct. 25.

ApocaLGBTQ: The Lavender Tube on dystopian dramas and scary spices

TELEVISION | By Victoria A. Brownworth | Oct 19

Halloween looms. It's time for some scares. 'American Horror Story: Double Feature,' the 'Chucky' series adaptation, 'Big Sky's thrills, 'See' gets a lesbian romance, and 'Y: The Last Man's lesbian and trans characters are part of a world without men.

Film fan family: Michael Koresky's movies & mom memoir

BOOKS | By Brian Bromberger | Oct 19

Gay film critic Michael Koresky's innovative and captivating book, 'Films of Endearment: A Mother, a Son and the '80s Films That Defined Us,' skillfully intertwines movies and the events in his and his mother Leslie's lives.

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love Opening Day is October 23

ART | By Advertising Department -- Sponsored content | Oct 19

Join us as we honor the life and legacy of Black fashion designer Patrick Kelly with an all-day celebration at the de Young museum on Saturday, October 23!

Dave Chappelle, Netflix and you

TELEVISION | By Victoria A. Brownworth | Oct 17

No matter what Dave Chappelle and Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos tell you, violence against LGBTQ is real and giving cover for transphobia and homophobia presents a real world threat to LGBTQ people.

Litquake's finale & queer choices

BOOKS | By Jim Provenzano | Oct 15

Wait, you haven't been enjoying Litquake's return to in-person (and online) events? There's still time to show some love for local literature, tonight through October 23.


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Party with the bears at Bearrison Street Fair

NIGHTLIFE | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Oct 19

Dubbed A Fair For Every Bear, the inaugural Bearrison Street Fair will commence Oct. 23. Bearrison promises to be a fun afternoon not only for bears, but for their friends, admirers and loved ones. Big Dipper headlines the fair.

Going Out, Homing's In, Oct. 15-22

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Oct 14

Check out all the marvelous musicals and plays, museum exhibits and nightlife fun to be had - that is, if you're vaccinated and masking up. Otherwise, just stay home.

We're Here, we're queer: HBO drag docuseries returns

TELEVISION | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Oct 12

HBO's docuseries 'We're Here' returns for a second season with a moving batch of episodes which celebrate small town LGBTQ life as Shangela, Eureka, and Bob the Drag Queen descend on a variety of small towns across America.

Going Out, Homing's In Oct. 8-15, 2021

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Oct 6

New art exhibits, big-time musicals, dragtastic club shows, and sonorous classical concerts await you all over the Bay Area.

Ellen Foley: from rock epics to Night Court and back

MUSIC | By Gregg Shapiro | Oct 5

From her duet vocal on Meat Loaf's hit single "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" to her performance in the "Black Boys/White Boys" number in 'Hair,' plus her acting gig on 'Night Court,' Ellen Foley's talent spans genres and decades.

Lil Nas X unleashes 'Montero'

MUSIC | By Tim Pfaff | Sep 28

Lil Nas X continues to strut his out gay stuff with what the industry welcomed as his "debut album," 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name),' after all the individual tunes dropped in spellbinding —some called them explicit— music videos.