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Queer bars' extraordinary fund list

Queer bars' extraordinary fund list

By Jim Provenzano

Despite our astoundingly difficult times, fans and patrons of LGBTQ Bay Area bars and nightclubs were extraordinarily generous to multiple fundraising efforts in 2020, donating nearly $400,000. You can still donate to help your favorite venues survive.

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By Jim Provenzano | December 30, 2020

The historic Twin Peaks Tavern, a landmark gay bar on Castro and Market streets, has succeeded in its campaign to raise $100,000 to keep the struggling bar open and pay its staff. But more funds are needed in these difficult financial times.

By SPONSORED CONTENT | Advertising Department | December 9, 2020

Broke-Ass Stuart is turning 40, so to celebrate his impending midlife crisis, the Bay Area's funniest icons like Peaches Christ, Sister Roma and Nato Green are going to be roasting him online on Wednesday, 12/16 at 7:30pm PST. A once in a lifetime event.


By Jim Provenzano | November 29, 2020

In the much-needed spirit of buying local, check out and fill your cart with Glitter Worthy's fun array of gifts created with local drag performers, illustrators and photographers, including new works by Gooch.

By Jim Provenzano | October 26, 2020

With parklets for many bars and restaurants, Castro businesses are gaining back patrons and fans. On October 25, Militia Scunt (photo by Rick Gerharter) performed on the sidewalk on Castro Street during a drag benefit for clothing shop Knobs.


By Jim Provenzano | October 3, 2020

A new comics anthology hopes to showcase the work of Bay Area People of Color and LGBTQ artists in a fundraiser for its first issue. Titled The BAYlies, the project will include both established and rising illustrators.

By Jim Provenzano | September 20, 2020

What? You missed San Francisco drag icon and DJ Juanita MORE! and her lip-synch DJ event fundraiser? Never fear. It's still here, online, of course.


By Jim Provenzano | September 20, 2020

As we endure the pandemic, many local businesses have not been able to re-open. Some are innovating with unusual ways to find support. For the popular South of Market bear bar, it's a new membership club, which includes a handmade gift and other perks.

By Cynthia Laird | September 18, 2020

In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.


By Jim Provenzano | August 3, 2020

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus' annual Crescendo gala goes online with honors to singer-actor Billy Porter, activist Ariadne Getty, and special guests Kristin Chenoweth, Alex Newell, Wilson Cruz, and more.

By Jim Provenzano | July 30, 2020

Another Zoom opening, another show - online, of course. When you're not masking up outside, enjoy arts, nightlife and community events at home.


By Jim Provenzano | July 28, 2020

Moby Dick, the popular Castro district bar, is raising funds for employees and the owners' expenses in two online fundraisers.

By Jim Provenzano | July 26, 2020

New Conservatory Theatre Center, one of the countries busiest LGBTQ-focused performing arts groups, announced the cancellation of its Fall 2020 season, but some online programs will continue.


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