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SF supervisors expected to vote on drug overdose state of emergency Tuesday

LATEST NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Oct 14

Supervisor Matt Haney's virtual hearing on the overdose crisis October 14 opened a window on the legal murkiness — and potential benefits of — safe drug consumption sites.

Out in the Bay: 'Marijuana Minister' committed 'crimes of compassion'

LATEST NEWS | By Eric Jansen | Oct 14

In the summer and fall of 1996, as AIDS ravaged San Francisco's gay community, Metropolitan Community Church-San Francisco pastor Jim Mitulski risked imprisonment, dispensing marijuana to alleviate his sick congregants' pain before it was legal to do so.

LGBTQ History Month: Pro baseball player Glenn Burke refused to live a lie

HISTORY | By Ray Simon | Oct 13

You could say that Glenn Burke, the first Major League Baseball player to come out, is having a good season.

News Briefs: Incoming EQCA ED names leadership team

NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Oct 13

The incoming executive director of Equality California, the statewide LGBTQ rights group, recently announced his new leadership team.

Editorial: Overall, a good legislative year

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Oct 13

Overall, it was a good legislative year for LGBTQs in California.

Business Briefing: Gay chocolatier opens Oakland store

BUSINESS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 13

Michael Benner began making his own specialty chocolate confections in 2015 and, within two years, had launched his own business under the brand name Michael's Chocolates.

Guest Opinion: Discovering 50 years of queer history in Silicon Valley

NEWS | By Ken Yeager | Oct 13

To visitors of all ages, sexualities, and identities, the one comment I hear the most when I'm a docent at the new South Bay queer museum exhibit is, "I didn't know any of this."

Guest Opinion: Fighting for our community

NEWS | By Scott Wiener | Oct 13

Gay state Senator Scott Wiener writes about the highs and lows for LGBTQs of the just-completed legislative session.

50 years in 50 weeks: 1998: No obits

NEWS | By BAR staff | Oct 13

The Bay Area Reporter's "No obits" cover from August 13, 1998 is probably our most famous.

Arts & Culture

Litquake's finale & queer choices

BOOKS | By Jim Provenzano | Oct 15

Wait, you haven't been enjoying Litquake's return to in-person (and online) events? There's still time to show some love for local literature, tonight through October 23.

50 years in 50 weeks: 1998's Bacon & Craig's

DVD | By Jim Provenzano | Oct 14

As he bids farewell to his role as James Bond in the action franchise's 'No Time to Die,' let's look back to Daniel Craig's earlier years in cinema, particularly 1998's 'Love is the Devil,' where he played the butch lover of painter Francis Bacon.

Superman's son's bisexual in new DC comic series

BOOKS | By Jim Provenzano | Oct 12

The son of Superman comes out as bisexual in the fifth edition of the DC comic series 'Superman: Son Of Kal-El.' The announcement came on October 11, National Coming Out Day.

Lizard Boy lives: Justin Huertas' queer music drama at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | Oct 12

Justin Huertas wrote the lyrics, composed the music and is one third of the cast in 'Lizard Boy,' his cheeky-but-sincere superhero sci-fi musical that cracks wise about everything from Grindr to Yoda.

Home and away: AXIS Dance premieres new works; Marc Brew wraps up directorship

DANCE | By Jim Provenzano | Oct 12

After five years as Artistic Director of AXIS Dance Company, choreographer Marc Brew closes his tenure with a new disability-inclusive dance about finding home; all before he'll soon be moving to his own new home in the UK with his partner.

Q-music: pushing boundaries

MUSIC | By Gregg Shapiro | Oct 12

The 'Red Hot + Free' double album packs in the talent, Mike Maimone's newly redone songs bring gay tones to his rockin' repertory, and the late Karen Black's 'Dreaming of You' is finally released.


We're Here, we're queer: HBO drag docuseries returns

TELEVISION | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Oct 12

HBO's docuseries 'We're Here' returns for a second season with a moving batch of episodes which celebrate small town LGBTQ life as Shangela, Eureka, and Bob the Drag Queen descend on a variety of small towns across America.

Going Out, Homing's In Oct. 8-15, 2021

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Oct 6

New art exhibits, big-time musicals, dragtastic club shows, and sonorous classical concerts await you all over the Bay Area.

Ellen Foley: from rock epics to Night Court and back

MUSIC | By Gregg Shapiro | Oct 5

From her duet vocal on Meat Loaf's hit single "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" to her performance in the "Black Boys/White Boys" number in 'Hair,' plus her acting gig on 'Night Court,' Ellen Foley's talent spans genres and decades.

Lil Nas X unleashes 'Montero'

MUSIC | By Tim Pfaff | Sep 28

Lil Nas X continues to strut his out gay stuff with what the industry welcomed as his "debut album," 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name),' after all the individual tunes dropped in spellbinding —some called them explicit— music videos.

Newly Minted Halloween horror

THEATER | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sep 28

Beginning September 23 until October 31 the San Francisco Mint will play host to 'The Immortal Reckoning,' a live, fully immersive haunted adventure that combines live theater with haunted mazes and special effects.

Oh, Rocky! Do the Time Warp again at Oasis' 'Rocky Horror Show'

THEATER | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sep 28

The entire Oasis nightclub becomes a stage when a new and innovative production of the 'The Rocky Horror Show' opens on October 7, with D'Arcy Drollinger as the 'sweet transvestite' mad scientist Frank N. Furter.