While some Castro businesses have closed permanently, one unique store has gained support from a devoted fan. AutoErotica, the longtime resource for vintage gay-themed sexy collectibles, has already raised more than $11,000 of its $16,000 fundraiser goal.
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.
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.
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.
This year's Santa Skivvies Run, the SF AIDS Foundation's fun fundraiser, is an online Challenge, and you can still have fun on Dec. 13 (Sign up at www.sfaf.org). Here's an album of Steven Underhill's best photos from past events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.
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.