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16 January 2019


Online Extra: LGBTQ Update: Insurance company settles with MA in PrEP case

LATEST NEWS | By Alex Madison | Jan 14

After an investigation by the Massachusetts Attorney General's office, Mutual of Omaha reached a settlement and has agreed to no longer deny coverage to people using HIV prevention medication such as PrEP.

 Online Extra: Political Notes: Low rules out religious exemption in conversion therapy ban

LATEST NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jan 11

As he works to build support among religious leaders for a ban on the practice of conversion therapy, gay Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell) has ruled out granting them an exemption in his legislation.

LGBT groups call for full investigation into deaths at gay LA donor's home

LATEST NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Jan 10

LGBT groups issued statements Thursday calling on Los Angeles County authorities to investigate the death of a second black man at the West Hollywood home of gay Democratic donor Ed Buck.

Business Briefs: French-based rental site connects gay travelers

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jan 9

Since listing a spare bedroom in his Bernal Heights home on the LGBT-oriented short-term rental site misterb&b, San Francisco resident Alan Lessik has met other gay men from around the world.

Lara breaks through pink ceiling

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jan 9

At a ceremony that put the historic significance of his swearing-in front and center, Ricardo Lara took his oath of office as state insurance commissioner Monday to become California's first LGBT elected statewide officer.

Tenants finally fill Maitri commercial space

NEWS | By Alex Madison | Jan 9

After years of being vacant, two new businesses are opening in the retail space of the building owned by Maitri Compassionate Care at Church Street and Duboce Avenue.

LGBT woman fatally stabbed near her home

CRIME | By Alex Madison | Jan 9

On Christmas Eve, LGBT community member Christine Moyer was stabbed to death in the South of Market neighborhood at 5:38 p.m. blocks from her home, according to authorities.

SFMTA needs new leaders, says LGBT Dem club

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jan 9

Leaders of the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club are calling on San Francisco Mayor London Breed to replace longtime board members overseeing the city's transit agency.

Political Notebook: Wiener elected chair of LGBT caucus

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jan 9

The California Legislative LGBT Caucus has elected gay state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) as the group's new chair. Wiener, now in his third year of a four-year term, will serve in the position through the end of 2020.

Arts & Culture

Old friends reunite onstage

THEATER | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jan 15

Broadway superstar Audra McDonald and Sirius XM radio host Seth Rudetsky will appear together at the Herbst Theatre on Jan. 20 for a lively evening of conversation and song.

More Sartre than S&M

ART | By Sura Wood | Jan 15

After rebelling against the constraints and realism of street photography in 1974, Steve Kahn commenced what became known as "The Hollywood Suites."

Taking the 5th

MUSIC | By Philip Campbell | Jan 15

The New York Philharmonic's new music director Jaap van Zweden made his second appearance at DSH with his own strong-minded interpretation of Bruckner's Symphony #5.

Jerome Caja lives on in his artworks

ART | By Roberto Friedman | Jan 15

In every community there is an artist who best captures the zeitgeist of that place, that time, and what it was like to live there then. For AIDS activist-era San Francisco, that artist was Jerome Caja.

Olivia de Havilland, a star still shining

BOOKS | By Tavo Amador | Jan 15

Olivia de Havilland (b. 1916), the last living star from the 1930s, published "Every Frenchman Has One" (1961) about her life in France following her marriage to Paris "Match" editor Pierre Galante, but has yet to write her memoirs.

Grounded in human kindness

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | Jan 15

Uplifting. Optimistic. Inspiring. You've likely heard these characterizations of "Come From Away," the hit Broadway musical now making its San Francisco debut at the Golden Gate Theatre.


Nightlife Events Jan 10-17 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Jan 9

Despite inclement weather, some solid stand-by nightlife events are still standing. Shake it off, get indoors to get wet.

iCandy @ The Café

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Steven Underhill | Jan 9

The Café, the Castro's dance nightclub with a view, hosted its first iCandy Friday night of 2019, and some amateur booty-shakers took to the platform as well.

The year ahead - leather and kink in 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Race Bannon | Jan 2

I'm going to make this column a self-indulgence reflecting my hoped-for outcomes for 2019 for leatherfolk, kinksters, and anyone who resides outside the societal norms for sexuality and relationships.

Leather Events, January 4-18, 2018

LEATHER-KINK | By Race Bannon | Jan 2

The new year begins with a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.

Nightlife Events Jan 3-10 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Jan 2

Continue into the new year with annual favorites, visiting celebrity acts, and lovely local hangouts.

Nightlife Events Dec 27, 2018 — Jan 3 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Dec 26

The new year brings on some new entertainments in nightlife, including New Year's Eve parties. But mostly it's more of the same, kind of like Groundhog Day, but with booze.