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19 July 2019


Southern California dreaming: LGBTs flock to downtown Long Beach

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jul 17

Having grown up in the East Bay city of Fremont, Antone Sylvia spent most of his early 20s living in San Francisco. A gay man and business analyst for Wells Fargo, he dreamed of owning his own home.

Editorial: GLAAD's continued irrelevancy

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Jul 17

Last month, the New York Times published a feature article about GLAAD, the supposed national LGBT media watchdog organization. It began, "GLAAD almost died in 2014."

SF Suicide Prevention merges with Felton Institute

NEWS | By Charlie Wagner | Jul 17

To better provide a "continuum of care," two San Francisco nonprofits, one 57 years old and the other 130 years old, merged last month under the name of the older and larger agency, the Felton Institute, formerly Family Service Agency of San Francisco.

San Francisco leads in PrEP use

NEWS | By Liz Highleyman | Jul 17

Almost all gay and bisexual men in San Francisco who are at risk for HIV know about PrEP and more than one in six are using it, according to new figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Israeli LGBTs rally against education minister

NEWS | By Heather Cassell | Jul 17

Thousands of LGBT Israelis and their supporters took to the streets of Tel Aviv last Sunday, calling for the resignation of interim Education Minister Rafi Peretz following statements he made supporting conversion therapy.

A solemn task at AIDS grove

NEWS | By BAR staff | Jul 17

Engravers came to the National AIDS Memorial Grove last week to install the names of people who have died of HIV/AIDS.

Political Notebook: Sex-positive SF Dem Club seeks chartering from local party

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jul 17

A new political club for polyamorous, queer, and kink Democrats is seeking to be officially chartered by local party officials next week.

Castro landlord Steven David Tessler dies

NEWS | By Sari Staver | Jul 17

Steven David Tessler, a gay man and longtime Castro landlord, died July 9 from complications of a stroke, which he suffered last year.

AIDS Walk draws crowd

NEWS | By BAR staff | Jul 17

This year's AIDS Walk San Francisco raised nearly $1.5 million.

Arts & Culture

Arts Events July 18-25, 2019

ARTS EVENTS | By Events Editor | Jul 17

This area of text, in journalism terms, is called a blandishment. But you'll find in the listings provided here each week that the local artistic scene is far from bland!

'Before Stonewall' returns

MOVIES | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jul 16

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the riots, "Before Stonewall" has been re-released to theaters. A powerful piece of moviemaking, the film screens at the Roxie Cinema in SF.

Jewish spectacle

MOVIES | By David Lamble | Jul 16

The 39th edition of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival includes a documentary on a queer Israeli disco band ("Army of Lovers in the Holy Land") and portraits of "Casablanca" director Michael Curtiz and film critic Pauline Kael.

Take part & stay still: 'Kill Move Paradise'

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | Jul 16

In "Kill Move Paradise," directed here by Darryl V. Jones, playwright James Ijames emphasizes the commonalities of his four protagonists more than their differences.

Megan Rapinoe is all over the tube

TELEVISION | By Victoria A. Brownworth | Jul 16

America now has an unofficial queer ambassador to the world in Megan Rapinoe. The co-captain of the USWNT, winner of the FIFA World Cup soccer championship and MVP of the World Cup is all over the tube, and OMG are we ever here for it.

Summer concert introduces opera stars

MUSIC | By Philip Campbell | Jul 16

Fresh faces, big voices, and an enthusiastic audience charged the San Francisco Conservatory of Music last week at the 62nd season opener of the Merola Opera Program.


Nightlife Events July 18-25, 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Jul 17

Piano-playing in the Park, lunar love and Apollo anniversaries, hunky strippers telling tales via Terpsichore, Broadway cabaret crooners, queenly queens; variety is the spice of nightlife this week!

Nightlife Events July 11-18, 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Jul 10

It's the hottest summer ever, so hide out in cool bars and nightclubs as the planet fries.

GameBoi SF @ Rickshaw Stop

NIGHTLIFE | By Steven Underhill | Jul 10

GameBoi SF's monthly party, held at The Rickshaw Stop (133 Fell St.), drew fewer attendees than usual on July 6, due to the holiday weekend. But the Asian gays and pals night still brought K-pop and other genres played by DJ Larock.

Pride is about being authentic:  Leather contingent kinks up the annual march

LEATHER-KINK | By Race Bannon | Jul 2

LGBTQ people from all walks of life, including us kinksters, walked down Market Street at Sf Pride — joyful, proud and determined to continue to stake our claim to a happy and equal life.

Cazwell's cool, still catchy: Hip-Hop hunk's back at Oasis

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Jul 2

He's made ice cream trucks and lace-pastel shorts sexy, he saw Beyoncé at Burger King, and now hip-hop gay hunk Cazwell returns to Oasis on Friday July 5 to simply say, "I Love You."

Leather Events, July 5-21, 2019

LEATHER-KINK | By Race Bannon | Jul 2

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