Arts & Culture

Seelig to retire as SFGMC Director/Conductor in 2022

Seelig to retire as SFGMC Director/Conductor in 2022

  • MUSIC
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 2, 2021

After a decade as Artistic Director & Conductor, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus announced that Dr. Tim Seelig will retire at the end of the chorus' 44th season in 2022.

50 years in 50 weeks: 1983,Tom Ammiano on 'Pitfall Prancing'

50 years in 50 weeks: 1983,Tom Ammiano on 'Pitfall Prancing'

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 30, 2021

Let's gander at a June 23 interview with Tom Ammiano, gay comic and later, politico and memoirist. Writer Scott Treimel's ruminative feature focuses on the politics of Tom's "sissy" stand-up style.

Finish lines: The Lavender Tube on Motherland: Fort Salem, Britney and sporty comings out

Finish lines: The Lavender Tube on Motherland: Fort Salem, Britney and sporty comings out

Our veteran TV columnist focuses on the Britney Spears documentary, 'Motherland: Fort Salem' and its powerful women, and various celebrity comings-out.

Carry on, my wayward son: Heidi Ewing's gay immigration drama

Carry on, my wayward son: Heidi Ewing's gay immigration drama

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 29, 2021

'I Carry You With Me' (Te Llevo Conmigo) is a tender, frustrating, sporadically agonizing, and heartbreaking film that has wisdom to impart on a dire and bitterly divisive subject.

Post-Pride Poetry

Post-Pride Poetry

  • BOOKS
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 29, 2021

With so much to be savored in the literary genre right now —and perhaps you're recovering from Pride festivities— look inward with some inspiring poetry by LGBTQ writers.

A Dog's Tale: Dan Perdios' charming story of a disabled gay man and his service dog

A Dog's Tale: Dan Perdios' charming story of a disabled gay man and his service dog

  • BOOKS
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 28, 2021

In his new book, 'A Golden Retriever and His Two Dads,' author Dan Perdios, a gay man with limited hearing, remembers his late service dog Willy and their adventures together.

Third B.A.R. Talks panel focus on news coverage of HIV/AIDS

Third B.A.R. Talks panel focus on news coverage of HIV/AIDS

  • CULTURE
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 27, 2021

'B.A.R. Talks 3: AIDS/HIV in Print,' the third of the Bay Area Reporter's monthly 50th anniversary online panels, will feature Liz Highleyman, Tom Burtch and Guy Clark, who will discuss the paper's decades of covering the AIDS pandemic, online July 1.

'Poetry Rx' celebrates lyric history, with some queer poets past & present

'Poetry Rx' celebrates lyric history, with some queer poets past & present

  • BOOKS
  • by Mark William Norby
  • Jun 22, 2021

In the newly-released collection 'Poetry Rx' of 50 inspiring poems, compiled with commentary and poetical analyses by psychiatrist Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., more than a third of the poets have either openly identified as queer, or skewed LGBTQ-ward.

Frameline45, part 2: folks, fun and fate

Frameline45, part 2: folks, fun and fate

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 22, 2021

One idiosyncrasy of Frameline45 is that the international films are superior to the US/English language movies, especially because of their daring content. Check out our second batch of notable narrative films, including a few cinematic jewels.

Halston: the Saint of Seventh Avenue

Halston: the Saint of Seventh Avenue

  • MOVIES
  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Jun 22, 2021

If you watched the new Netflix dramatized limited series, or the Amazon Prime documentary on fashion icon Halston, consider this rumination on those heady days when glamour created by a gay man ruled.

Lovin' Haight: Out of Site's groovy history tour

Lovin' Haight: Out of Site's groovy history tour

  • THEATER
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 22, 2021

'Out of Site: Haight-Ashbury,' an acid-free preservation and celebration of hippie-era queerdom, is a blend of walking tour, puppet show and playlets that introduce attendees to the life stories two epically eccentric San Francisco figures.

Friedman/Epstein films on TCM

Friedman/Epstein films on TCM

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 22, 2021

Turner Classic Movies will celebrate Pride Month with a special night of films by Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein on Monday, June 28, including 'The Times of Harvey Milk' and 'Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt.'

Frameline45 documentaries: cinematic stories shine, sometimes stall

Frameline45 documentaries: cinematic stories shine, sometimes stall

  • MOVIES
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 22, 2021

While most of the documentaries in Frameline45 are very good, none are great. In a rare occurrence, the narrative features this year are stronger entries than the documentaries. But there are some standouts.

Country Pride: singer-songwriter Ty Herndon

Country Pride: singer-songwriter Ty Herndon

  • MUSIC
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 22, 2021

Ty Herndon knows about love and acceptance. After proudly coming out as a gay man in 2014, he's performed at Pride festivals and released several albums. He's also producing the June 30 Concert of Love & Acceptance.