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29 May 2020


Online Extra: Lambda Literary Award winners to be announced June 1

ARTS EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | May 28

Considered the Oscars of queer publishing, the annual Lambda Literary Awards will not be held in person, but announced on June 1.

Online Extra: Richard Grenell to step down as US ambassador to Germany

LATEST NEWS | By Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade | May 28

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell plans to step down from his post.

Editorial: More evidence SOGI data is needed

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | May 27

The Williams Institute recently released new data revealing that more than 200,000 LGBT adults in the Golden State are at high risk for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

Hungarian parliament bans gender recognition in landslide vote

NEWS | By Heather Cassell | May 27

Hungary's lawmakers recently voted 133-57 to pass a bill that defines an individual's sex registered at birth, effectively banning future gender identity changes.

Gay Oakland couple shares COVID-19 story

NEWS | By John Ferrannini | May 27

When Martin Jones drove his husband to the hospital in March, he thought it was for symptoms of kidney stones. Within days, however, both had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and Martin's husband, Kevin Jones, was intubated.

Drag show for seniors

NEWS | May 27

Openhouse joined with the SF QUeer Nightlife Fund and the Tenderloin Museum to bring drag artists to the senior housing complex in honor of what would have been Harvey Milk's 90th birthday.

Experts fear a deluge of suicides due to COVID

NEWS | By John Ferrannini | May 27

A San Francisco Suicide Prevention report on the calls it receives shows that between the end of February and the beginning of April — as the novel coronavirus began to spread in the community — the number of medium- and high-risk calls increased by 60%.

Editorial cartoon

NEWS | By Paul Berge | May 27

This week's editorial cartoon.

Guest Opinion: An anniversary unlike any other

NEWS | By Imani Rupert-Gordon | May 27

This year's Anniversary Celebration for the National Center for Lesbian Rights will be nothing like I imagined when I accepted the position as executive director in late 2019.

Arts & Culture

Homing's In: Arts, Nightlife & Community Events


From museums to drag shows, male burlesque to Pride stories and film festivals, access upcoming and ongoing online arts, nightlife and community events.

Q-Music: Queens for the queens: Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson reissues

MUSIC | By Gregg Shapiro | May 26

Whitney Houston and Janet Jackson super-hit albums are reissued on vinyl

Interrelated fates: sexuality in 'Enter the Aardvark,' 'The Wanting Life'

BOOKS | By Tim Pfaff | May 26

It's both amazing and somehow gratifying that the literary genre of the closet novel still has any juice left. Two just hit the market: Mark Rader's debut novel, 'The Wanting Life' and Jessica Anthony's 'Enter the Aardvark.'

Film: Clementine's darling

MOVIES | By Gregg Shapiro | May 26

Fans of slow-paced tension will probably find something to like about 'Clementine,' a new lesbian-themed indie film by writer-director Lara Jean Gallagher.

Online Extra: Dekkoo announces Jury, Audience winners of queer short film contest

MOVIES | By Jim Provenzano | May 25

Dekkoo, the premiere subscription-based streaming service dedicated to gay men, announced its jury-selected winner and audience favorite short films as part of its 'Love & Distance' short film competition.

Online extra: 'Sordid Lives' casts reunite for theatre benefit

THEATER | By Jim Provenzano | May 21

Whether you're new to the hilarious camp play, film and series, or a diehard fan, be sure to tune in May 31, when The Del Shores Foundation presents a one-night-only benefit reading of Shore's comedy, 'Sordid Lives.'


Online Extra: The Stud's closure ends an era, for now

BARS | By Jim Provenzano | May 21

The Stud is dead, but long live The Stud. The historic bar's collective owners are leaving the current location, planning a possible future, and a fabulous funeral.

Online Extra: COVID-19 leads to closure of the Stud, SF's oldest LGBT bar

LATEST NEWS | By John Ferrannini | May 20

The Stud, San Francisco's oldest continuously-operating LGBT club, will be closing its doors permanently, according to a news release from Honey Mahogany, a co-owner of the South of Market establishment.

Online extra: Puerto Vallarta nightlife fundraisers features drag acts, celebrities


Puerto Vallarta has long been a fun vacation spot for Bay Area folks, so Brian Kent Productions and Vallarta Pride will coshot 'PV STRONG,' a live-streamed YouTube and Facebook event to benefit the Puerto Vallarta Nightlife Relief Fund.

Miners' miracle: Daniel Burton of Early Day Miners

LIVE MUSIC | By Gregg Shapiro | May 19

As musical genres go, slowcore (or sadcore, if you please) had its share of devotees and detractors. Early Day Miners' 2000 debut album Placer Found features the band's cofounder, now out and gay lead singer Daniel Burton.

Queer Nightlife Fund update- 2nd round of requests; recipients say thanks

FUNDRAISER | By David-Elijah Nahmod | May 19

The SF Queer Nightlife Fund is now accepting applications for a second round of grants to those whose income has been impacted by the Covid-19. For many of the recipients, the grants they received have been a lifeline which helps them survive.

Sexuality: Calm amid the storm

SEX | By Race Bannon | May 19

"How are you dealing with all this?" is a frequent questions. 'This' of course being the pandemic and the sudden restrictions it has put on our lives. And surprisingly, many of us are doing okay.