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25 September 2018


Online Extra: Political Notes: CA trans inmate bill dies in the Legislature

LATEST NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Sep 24

Transgender inmate bill quietly killed in the California Legislature this session but should be revived next year.

Arcade bar in SF Castro district looks to expand into adjacent eatery space

LATEST NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Sep 21

Brewcade, the popular arcade and craft beer bar on upper Market Street in San Francisco's gay Castro district, is in talks to expand into an adjacent restaurant space.

Public weighs in on next SF health dept. head

NEWS | By Alex Madison | Sep 19

The most common attributes people want to see in the next San Francisco health director are prioritizing collaboration, support for nonprofits, and mitigating health disparities among minority communities.

DeJesus unable to question Scott in Egg case

NEWS | By Ed Walsh | Sep 19

Despite efforts by lesbian Police Commissioner Petra DeJesus, San Francisco Police Chief William Scott is not talking about his department's "wellness check" policy, which has come under scrutiny in light of the SFPD's handling of the case Brian Egg.

Tempers flare over Milk club E. Bay endorsements

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Sep 19

By endorsing in a number of Alameda County races last week, the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club was met with condemnation from East Bay Democratic leaders.

Gay judge to preside over San Mateo courts

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Sep 19

Judge Jonathan Karesh is set to become the second LGBT judge to preside over the San Mateo County Superior Court when he begins a two-year term in the leadership position in January.

Editorial: Shouting doesn't work

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Sep 19

We reject the criticism leveled at the Bay Area Reporter over our decision to publish an opinion piece last week that discussed a timely, topical issue about a mistake, an apology, and anger by the transgender community.

Guest Opinion: A 'thing' (or an 'it'?) called both-siderism

NEWS | By by Katrina C. Rose | Sep 19

The remark Marshall McPeek, a gay meteorologist at a Sinclair-owned TV station in Ohio, made at this year's NLGJA conference is the here and now.

Restaurant workers have allies in Fonda, Tomlin

NEWS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sep 19

Hollywood legends Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin visited Piccino Cafe in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco last Friday to raise awareness and funds for One Fair Wage, a movement that seeks to raise the minimum wage for tipped restaurant workers.

Arts & Culture

Identity & the language of attire

ART | By Sura Wood | Sep 19

"You are what you wear" might be a colloquial, less scholarly way to frame the premise of "Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress," a new touring show at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Turn these beats around

THEATER | By Roberto Friedman | Sep 19

Last week Out There was in the house when "On Your Feet!," the touring Emilio & Gloria Estefan Broadway musical, opened at the newly remodeled SHN Golden Gate Theatre.

Gilda Radner forever!

MOVIES | By Sari Staver | Sep 19

"Love, Gilda," the new documentary about Gilda Radner that opens Fri., Sept. 21 at Landmark Theatres, is a gold mine of nuggets from the all-too-short life of the great comedian.

Nostalgic nods

MUSIC | By Gregg Shapiro | Sep 19

"Forever Changes" (Rhino/Elektra) by Love remains one of the most highly regarded albums of the 1960s.

A 'House' haunted by Henrik Ibsen

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | Sep 19

Berkeley Rep's new season blew in on a chilly Norwegian breeze with last Thursday night's opening of "A Doll's House, Part 2."

The faint voices of fairies

BOOKS | By Tim Pfaff | Sep 19

Out music scholar Paul Kildea, author of a brilliant biography of Benjamin Britten, has looked deeply into Chopin's Op. 28 Preludes in "Chopin's Piano: A Journey Through Romanticism" (W.W. Norton).


Laugh track record - Comedy Returns at El Rio

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sep 19

Laughs will no doubt abound on September 21 when comic Lisa Geduldig returns to El Rio with her monthly comedy show, which, in various incarnations, will soon celebrate its thirtieth anniversary.

Werkin' for a living:  Drag stars on stage

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Gladstone | Sep 19

The Werq the World Tour including Eureka, Aquaria, Asia O'Hara, Eureka, Kameron Michaels, Bob the Drag Queen, Kim Chi and Violet Chachki, sashays into the Curran Theater for a one-night stand on October 5.

GLAAD Awards @ Hyatt Regency

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Steven Underhill | Sep 19

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's annual awards gala, held at the Hyatt Regency (5 Embarcadero Center) on September 15, included local and national luminaries.

Leather Events, September 20 - October 7, 2018

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Race Bannon | Sep 19

A week before the immense Folsom Street Fair, kink and leather events have grown in size and number. Enjoy, and make your plans now.

Pool party: River Raid's splash in Guerneville

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sep 12

On Friday September 14, dozens of gay men will converge upon Guerneville for River Raid 2018, a weekend of partying by the Russian River. Book your rooms and tickets now, because no one wants to be stuck in the fog while all the guys are at the river.

Mind Your Queer Bizness: supporting LGBT-owned shops, bars and restaurants

DINING & DRINKING | By Juanita MORE! | Sep 5

Supporting small queer business means getting your shoes shined at your local queer-owned cobbler, flirting with the racks at that cute atelier down the street, and tossing back a Paloma with the regulars at your local gay watering hole.