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San Francisco leather, bear fairs among 1st LGBTQ outdoor events to return in-person

San Francisco leather, bear fairs among 1st LGBTQ outdoor events to return in-person

As the Bay Area and the state open up after more than a year of COVID-19 pandemic-related lockdowns and restrictions, LGBTQ street fairs are among those events that are back on.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | April 19, 2021

Several projects celebrating the leather and kink history of San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood are inching along.

By Race Bannon | March 31, 2021

In honor of the B.A.R.'s 50th anniversary, let's look back on the past five decades of local leather seen through the lens of the paper, which is admittedly but a smidgen of the entirety of local leather history.


By John Ferrannini | February 24, 2021

The nonprofit that oversees the Folsom Street Fair will soon open a sex-positive space in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood.

By Jim Provenzano | February 12, 2021

Click here, click there, and voila, a new world of theatre, dance, drag and community will appear.


By Jim Provenzano | January 31, 2021

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.

By John Ferrannini | January 20, 2021

A decision on whether the two South of Market leather-themed street fairs will proceed in person in 2021 will be made following a meeting next week between the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and Folsom Street Events.


By Jim Provenzano | January 10, 2021

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.

By Jim Provenzano | November 28, 2020

Five new and recent books on gay pornography explore the making and enjoyment of erotic films and videos, from their early days to today, with performer and director interviews, and the diaries of director Bruce La Bruce.


By Jim Piechota | November 10, 2020

Richly drawn and impossible to forget, Mars-Jones's story will appeal most to niche LGBTQ readers who appreciate the bold acidity of classic BDSM leather-scented erotic fiction.

By John Ferrannini | September 23, 2020

The answer is always "no" if you don't ask — but because Folsom Street Events took the plunge, Margaret Cho will host this year's eponymous street fair.


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 David-Elijah Nahmod | August 25, 2020

'Hollywood Bound,' a coffee table book published by Reel Art Press, isn't about starstruck kids heading to Tinseltown in search of stardom. Rather, it's a picture book featuring black and white photos of movie stars either tied up or in chains.


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