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10 December 2019


Online Extra: January hearing set for SF man in elder abuse case

CRIME | By John Ferrannini | Dec 10

A status hearing will be held in January for a San Francisco man who pleaded no contest to misdemeanor counts of vandalism and false imprisonment stemming from an elder abuse case.

Online Extra: LGBTQ Agenda: New day program for SF LGBT seniors to be launched in spring

LATEST NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Dec 10

LGBT seniors living in San Francisco face obstacles to receiving care that their heterosexual, cisgender counterparts often do not, according to a needs assessment conducted by UCSF.

Online Extra: City refines Milk plaza elevator design

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Dec 9

City officials have refined the design for a new elevator to be built at Harvey Milk Plaza in the LGBT Castro district that will provide access to the Castro Muni Station below.

Online Extra: Political Notes: Bi councilwoman poised to be Palm Springs 1st female mayor

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Dec 6

A year from now Palm Springs City Councilwoman Christy Holstege could once again make LGBT political history should she become her city's first female and first bisexual mayor.

Online Extra: Man sentenced to 18 months for gun possession at SF Pride

CRIME | By John Ferrannini | Dec 5

A man who was arrested for possessing a firearm during San Francisco Pride festivities this year has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison.

Online Extra: Memorial set for Silicon Valley Pride CEO Thaddeus Campbell

LATEST NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Dec 5

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, December 7, from 5 p.m. to midnight for Silicon Valley Pride board president and CEO Thaddeus Campbell.

SF LGBTQ cultural strategy awaits approval

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Dec 4

More than a year after it was released in draft form, San Francisco's groundbreaking LGBTQ+ Cultural Heritage Strategy has yet to be formally adopted by the city. It is now likely to be approved sometime in 2020.

As HIV prevention stalls, gov't provides free PrEP

NEWS | By Liz Highleyman | Dec 4

The United States has seen little progress at the national level in preventing new HIV cases over the past half decade, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released December 3.

LGBT groups call for investigation after activist's death

NEWS | By Heather Cassell | Dec 4

International LGBT organizations are calling for Haiti's government to investigate the suspicious death of the country's leading gay rights activist.

Arts & Culture

Lady Camden brings LGBTQ spirit to Smuin Ballet

DANCE | By Philip Mayard | Dec 10

Former Smuin company dancer Rex Wheeler, a.k.a. Lady Camden, is rehearsing the lead role in "Santa Baby," a work created by late company founder Michael Smuin that will be the centerpiece of "The Christmas Ballet" LGBTQ+ Night on Thurs., Dec. 19.

Hanukkah gelt

MUSIC | By Philip Campbell | Dec 10

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale (PBO) and departing Music Director Nicholas McGegan made a warm-hearted gift to the holiday season last week with performances of Handel's stirring oratorio "Judas Maccabaeus."

Being Ian McKellen

BOOKS | By Brian Bromberger | Dec 10

Among LGBTQ people, Ian McKellen is almost God.

Welcoming Eun Sun Kim

MUSIC | By Roberto Friedman | Dec 10

The heartfelt welcome for incoming Music Director Designate Eun Sun Kim from the San Francisco Opera company, board, orchestra, stage crew and members of the press last Thursday could not have been more excited or sincere.

Future opera stars concertize now

MUSIC | By Philip Campbell | Dec 10

It might seem impossible, but last week's "The Future Is Now: 2019 Adler Fellows Concert" at Herbst Theatre was more special than ever.

Up, up & away!

MOVIES | By David Lamble | Dec 10

At the Castro Theatre the other night I watched actors Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones soar into the sky over jolly old England, circa 1862, in the breathtaking new Amazon Studios feature "The Aeronauts."


Nightlife Events Dec 5-12, 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Dec 4

Whether you celebrate the recent or upcoming holidays, you know you need a little release. Sweat out the eggnog and cookie calories on a dance floor.

Leather Events, December 5-22, 2019

LEATHER-KINK | By Race Bannon | Dec 4

Even in between holidays, there's always a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.

Harry Partch at Opus: How the iconoclastic composer performed at a 1950s San Francisco gay bar

BARCHIVE | By Michael Flanagan | Nov 26

On the list of things that made composer Harry Partch unique, sexuality is admittedly a minor factor. More unusually, he gave two talks on his music at Opus One, which was both a classical music bar and gay bar in North Beach.

Nightlife Events Nov. 28- Dec 5, 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Nov 26

Whether you celebrate the recent or upcoming holidays, you know you need a little release. Sweat out the eggnog and cookie calories on a dance floor.

The Skivvies: Underwear singing duo and guest-stars at Feinstein's

CABARET | By Jim Gladstone | Nov 26

Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley spend about half their working life in their underwear. Collectively known as The Skivvies, they'll perform 'Touch My Elf,' a one-night-only concert of holiday and pop song mashups at Feinstein's, with special guests.

Emily Skinner: one singular sensation

CABARET | By Jim Gladstone | Nov 26

Emily Skinner, the singer-actress known for a her breakout role in the underrated cult favorite 1997 musical 'Sideshow' performs a 5pm show on December 8 as part of the intimate Orinda Theatre cabaret series.