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Mayor's budget to add $3M for SF HIV services

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | May 26

San Francisco Mayor London Breed will include a $3 million increase for HIV services in her two-year budget she is set to release June 1.

Editorial: B.A.R. recommendations in local races

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | May 25

There are numerous local races on the ballot in Bay Area counties outside of San Francisco where qualified LGBTQ candidates are seeking election or reelection in the June 7 primary.

Political Notebook: CA LGBTQ bills survive house of origin votes

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | May 25

Eleven bills related to LGBTQ rights survived votes in their house of origin this month in the California Legislature. T

Out in the World: GLBT Historical Society exhibit shows the impact of the queer Irish diaspora globally

NEWS | By Heather Cassell | May 25

Irish diplomats came out to the Castro earlier this month to mark the opening of a new exhibit exploring the history and influence of the LGBTQ Irish diaspora.

Queer therapy nonprofit marks 10 years of service

NEWS | By Heather Cassell | May 25

After being delayed by a year due to the COVID pandemic, San Francisco's LGBTQ community recently came out to support mental health services as the nonprofit Queer LifeSpace marked its 10 anniversary.

Singing for Harvey on his day

NEWS | May 25

San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro neighborhood celebrated Harvey Milk Day on May 22.

Letters to the editor

NEWS | By BAR staff | May 25

This week's letters to the editor sound off on the SF Pride board's decision to ban police officers in uniform and support Malia Cohen for state controller.

Obituaries: Robert Dean Reiter

NEWS | By BAR staff | May 25

The obituary for Robert Dean Reiter, who was a longtime attorney for Alameda County.

Obituaries: Gerardo Manzo

NEWS | By BAR staff | May 25

The obituary for Gerardo Manzo, a popular bartender at the Eagle and Hole in the Wall bars in San Francisco.

Arts & Culture

Irish Ayes 'Out In The World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora'

ART | By Brian Bromberger | May 24

By explaining the lives of Irish LGBTQ people abroad and contributions of those who returned, 'Out In The World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora,' now at the GLBTHS Museum, can help us understand how Ireland became such a welcoming place for Irish queer folk.

SF DocFest 21's queer winners you won't want to miss

MOVIES | By Brian Bromberger | May 24

The 21st San Francisco Documentary Film Festival (SF DocFest) is returning from June 1-12 and will involve a hybrid presentation of virtual screenings and live presentations, shown at the Roxie Theater. Most of the latter will also include in-person Q&As.

The Cockettes: glamour Hippies - iconic drag troupe returns for a new show

DRAG | By Christopher J. Beale | May 24

The Cockettes were only around for a few years, beginning in 1969, but left a fabulous legacy in their wake. A new show at Oasis revives their drag fabulism, with some original troupe members, including composer Scrumbly Koldewyn.

Jeremy Beiler: gay comedy writer on 'I Love That For You'

TELEVISION | By Gregg Shapiro | May 24

In the new Showtime comedy series "I Love That For You," co-created by gay writer/actor Jeremy Beiler and "Saturday Night Live" favorite Vanessa Bayer, a woman fulfills dreams of becoming a spokesperson for a home shopping show.

Jeremy Denk's music and memoir

BOOKS | By Timothy Pfaff | May 24

In his new memoir, acclaimed classical pianist Jeremy Denk unveils his personal story, and on a new Nonesuch CD, he masterfully plays Mozart Piano Concertos.

Women on the edge in stunning fiction

BOOKS | By Jim Piechota | May 24

Several queer female authors have emerged in recent months to publish astoundingly impressive works of fiction. Each of the books profiled here are memorable, beautifully written, and well worth searching out for their resonant themes and their intensive


Going Out, Homing's in, May 19-27 2022

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | May 19

Days and nights continue to fill up with festive fun in nightlife, arts and community events. Scroll on, and find your fave form of fun.

NCTC celebrates with 'Encore' : singing Happy Birthday with 40 years of music

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | May 17

With the opening of "Encore" this weekend, San Francisco's stalwart gay stage celebrates its 40th birthday with a roster of dozens of songs from musicals staged at New Conservatory Theatre Center.

Lady Zen: acclaimed Jazz vocalist at Oasis

MUSIC | By Laura Moreno | May 17

Lady Zen is one of the best singers you may never have heard of. With operatic training and a natural feel for jazz, country music and the fusion of all three, she has been called a "shockingly good" singer.

Going Out, Homing's In, May 12-20, 2022

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | May 12

Good luck finding a more comprehensive, LGBTQ-inclusive collection of arts, nightlife and community event listings. Although it hasn't been in print for a while, we've been listing events all through the pandemic, and you can come on out like Munchkins.

Dogjoy: lesbian daring music duo

MUSIC | By Gregg Shapiro | May 10

Queer duos have been a part of the modern LGBTQ music landscape for years. Florida-based Dogjoy, a musical duo as well as a couple, are purveyors of daring edgy and evocative electropop.

Going Out, Homing's in, May 6-13, 2022

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | May 5

May continues to blossom with fresh new arts, nightlife and community events, some with a bit of a gothic edge.