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23 March 2019


San Mateo trans cold case gets renewed attention after 35 years

CRIME | By Alex Madison | Mar 22

A San Mateo 1983 cold case involving the murder of an unidentified possible trans woman has garnered renewed attention thanks to a Trans Doe Task Force at the DNA Doe Project.

PRC to open new space in SOMA

NEWS | By Alex Madison | Mar 20

PRC will open the doors of its new integrated service center in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood April 1.

SF City Clinic sports refreshed exam rooms

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Mar 20

At the newly refreshed City Clinic facility South of Market longtime patients will notice a coat of parakeet green paint on the doors and trim of the remodeled clinical rooms and upgraded computer equipment to better enter and track their medical records.

Political Notebook: Low changes course on adult conversion therapy ban

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Mar 20

Rather than pursue legislation this year to ban conversion therapy with adults, gay Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell) is instead looking at introducing a resolution that would explain why the practice is harmful for people 19 years of age and older.

Fiscal impact delays Milk terminal vote

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Mar 20

Increased fiscal impacts for renaming Terminal 1 at San Francisco International Airport after the late gay icon Harvey Milk delayed an expected vote at Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting on an ordinance.

SF protest honors slain bi Brazilian congresswoman

NEWS | By Heather Cassell | Mar 20

LGBTQI and indigenous activists continue to seek answers for the 2018 murder of bisexual Rio de Janeiro City Councilwoman Marielle Franco.

PrEP research highlighted at confab

NEWS | By Liz Highleyman | Mar 20

PrEP was a major topic at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections this month in Seattle. Researchers showed that a new version of tenofovir works as well as the Truvada pill and offered insights about how gay and bisexual men are using

SF residents detail years of harassment by neighbor

NEWS | By Alex Madison | Mar 20

Multiple LGBTs living in Corona Heights have experienced continued harassment, been called gay slurs, and threatened with violence from a neighbor, who now faces a court hearing next week.

Advocates: Castro cultural district should have diversity

NEWS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Mar 20

Speakers at a recent meeting about the establishment of a Castro LGBTQ Cultural District said that transgender people, women, and bisexual people want more inclusion in the neighborhood.

Arts & Culture

South Bend's rising star Pete Buttigieg

BOOKS | By Tim Pfaff | Mar 22

You can judge both the book and the subject by the cover of Pete Buttigieg's new autobiography, "Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future" (Liveright).

Arts Events March 21-28 2019

ARTS EVENTS | By Events Editor | Mar 20

Arts events this week range form classy concerts to visually stunning art exhibits, music of the ages and beyond.

Books unshelved

BOOKS | By Roberto Friedman | Mar 19

Books tend to pile up on the Arts desk. Here are some interesting volumes worth calling attention to, with attendant squibs.

Golden stage warrior

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | Mar 19

Native San Franciscan playwright Lauren Yee has had a winning streak on home turf this winter, with major productions of both her loose, kooky "King of the Yees" at the San Francisco Playhouse, and her basketball-themed drama "The Great Leap" at ACT.

Custom Made on a roll

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | Mar 19

Playwright Bess Wohl gives deliciously malicious spin to fast-foodery in her comedy "American Hero," now in director Allie Moss' funny, fine-grained production at the Custom Made Theatre Company.

Bogey & Baby do BluRay

DVD | By Tavo Amador | Mar 19

The American Film Institute named Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957) the #1 male legend of the 20th Century.


Stud competes for FedEx $50K

NIGHTLIFE | By Jim Provenzano | Mar 22

The recent news of the two-year lease extension to historic LGBTQ bar The Stud had fans cheering. To help pay their rent and bills, the bar's collective owners are competing in a $50,000 grant opportunity funded by Federal Express.

Brüt @ Great Northern

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Steven Underhill | Mar 20

The New York dance party Brüt returned to the Bay Area at The Great Northern (119 Utah St.), thanks to Brian Kent Productions. Hotties of all kinds showed up to dance, flirt and enjoy St. Patrick's Day weekend.

Nightlife Events March 21-28, 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Mar 20

Feeling blue? Here's some stuff to do. Nightlife revelry awaits you.

Couple cuisine - Husbands That Cook author/chefs

DINING & DRINKING | By Jim Gladstone | Mar 20

In 2015, spurred in part by the enthusiastic response their potluck dishes and birthday treats garnered from friends when they socialized, Ryan Alvarez and Adam Merrin started a recipe blog, Husbands That Cook. That's now also the title of their book.

Blow Buddies building up for sale

SEX | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Mar 15

Blow Buddies, a private gay sex club that's operated in South of Market since 1988, could be in danger of closure. The owner is trying to sell the building, which is located at 933 Harrison Street.

Queering the Schmear - Jewish Halloween's a delish drag at Oasis

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Mar 13

Costumes are encouraged on March 23, when Congregation Shaar Zahav, San Francisco's synagogue for LGBTQ Jews, families and friends, celebrates Purim, a joyous holiday which is Judaism's answer to Halloween.