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19 April 2019


SOGI data collection in SF is a long slog, but shows improvement

LATEST NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Apr 18

Preliminary information on how San Francisco departments are collecting data on sexual orientation and gender identity were discussed at a Board of Supervisors committee hearing Thursday.

Bay Area Cannasseur: 4/20 offers special events and sales

CANNABIS | By Sari Staver | Apr 17

This is a special edition of the Bay Area Reporter's cannabis column and celebrates all things 4/20.

Editorial: Regional effort on homelessness needed

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Apr 17

The day after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors rejected a 63-unit housing development with 15 below market rate apartments because it would cast an evening shadow on a South of Market park, the Bay Area Council Economic Institute issued a report.

Happy Easter, happy spring

NEWS | By BAR staff | Apr 17

Spring came to Duboce Park last weekend as an egg hunt for children was held.

North Bay recovers from floods, readies for Pride

NEWS | By Charlie Wagner | Apr 17

There are fundraising — and just plain fun — events taking place in Sonoma County as residents in Guerneville work to recover from the February floods and area residents get ready for Pride events.

Nurses ask Congress to ban health care bias

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 17

Nurses in California are asking Congress to outlaw anti-LGBT bias in health care settings, as more states move to adopt so-called religious freedom laws.

Gay SF supe against rent board pick

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 17

Gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman shares the concerns of those who are questioning the credentials of gay rent board member Reese Aaron Isbell.

Political Notebook: Oakland museum shines a light on LGBT history

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 17

The black and white photo, at first glance, could be of any sharply dressed couple. The woman is adorned in her Sunday best and the gentleman sports a pinstripe suit.

News Briefs: SF holds Easter events

NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Apr 17

There are several events taking place Easter weekend.

Arts & Culture

Arts Events April 18-25 2019

ARTS EVENTS | By Events Editor | Apr 17

Film festivals, art exhibits and stunningly staged plays and musicals; choose from the expanding cultural menu.

Queer & Present

ART | By Sura Wood | Apr 16

There couldn't be a better moment than this for "Queer California: Untold Stories," an original exhibition at OMCA that wears its inclusive spirit proudly on its sleeve as it brings facets of LGBTQ+ cultural, artistic and political history to light.

Everybody's talking about movies

MOVIES | By David Lamble | Apr 16

The SFFILM Festival's final days are filled with treasures, including "Midnight Cowboy," the 1969 Oscar winner for Best Picture from an openly gay British director at the top of his game, John Schlesinger.


MOVIES | By Roberto Friedman | Apr 16

ALL CAPS are somehow fitting for our column about the 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival's opening night and first week.

Awakening to the glories of 'Saul'

MUSIC | By Philip Campbell | Apr 16

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale ended its 38th season with performances in the Bay Area and Los Angeles of Handel's splendid Biblical oratorio "Saul."

Tennessee Williams, fast & louche

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | Apr 16

"The Gentleman Caller," a toothsome morsel at NCTC, is playwright Philip Dawkins' booze-soaked bonbon of a two-hander.


Oaklash - East Bay dragfest rocks

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Apr 18

Oakland will be a real drag from Friday April 26 to Sunday April 28 when 100 drag queens, drag kings, and radical queer performers take to the stages in Oakland for a three day drag-a-thon which will include live performances, music, vendors, and art.

Getting a Hedda - Drag comic & singer Hedda Lettuce at Oasis

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Apr 17

New York drag queen extraordinaire Hedda Lettuce brings her appropriately titled show, Hedda Lettuce: Gives Great Hedda to Oasis on Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20.

Brent Barrett - Broadway star's 'Night Songs'

CABARET | By Jim Gladstone | Apr 17

Brent Barrett, known for his performances in 'The Phantom of the Opera,' has not named his solo cabaret show after the half-masked man's signature number "The Music of the Night." Instead, it's called "Night Songs."

SF International Film Festival @ Castro Theatre

ARTS EVENTS | By Steven Underhill | Apr 17

Stars shined brightly at the April 10 opening of the San Francisco International Film Festival, which featured a screening of the first episode from the new series, Armistead Maupin's 'Tales of the City.'

Leather Events, April 11-28, 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Race Bannon | Apr 10

From fetish nights to talks, sober and beer-y events, including the SF Eagle's upcoming anniversary, there's a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters through April.

Fickle Fox's founder, Don Cavallo - The multi-talent also created community

BARS | Apr 10

Don Cavallo, a multi-talented restaurateur, actor and singer was also one of the first writers for the Bay Area Reporter. He seized the scene in San Francisco and made it his own from his 20s on, including opening the Fickle Fox.