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Pride 2021 fiction reading list

Pride 2021 fiction reading list

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 8, 2021

Consider the wide variety of LGBTQ fiction books published this year that showcase our diverse lives, and our diverse forms of storytelling, from mysteries to Young Adult, fantasy and classics rereleased.

Homing's In, Going Out, June 4-11, 2021

Homing's In, Going Out, June 4-11, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 3, 2021

As we continue into Pride month, let's indulge in LGBT-specific arts, nightlife and community events, while also considering our straight allies' goings-on, if they behave.

Homing's In, Going Out May 28-June 6, 2021

Homing's In, Going Out May 28-June 6, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 27, 2021

The rainbow avalanche is upon us as Pride events in multiple media rev up online and in person. Dust off your glittery gear. It's our month.

Linda Simpson's retro drag scrapbook 'Drag Explosion' recalls NYC's nightlife yesteryears

Linda Simpson's retro drag scrapbook 'Drag Explosion' recalls NYC's nightlife yesteryears

  • by Jim Piechota
  • May 25, 2021

Linda Simpson's epic pictorial stroll down Drag Queen Memory Lane captures that golden age of nightclub culture occupying the 1980s and '90s where creativity and fierceness combined in kaleidoscopic ways.

Homing's In, Going Out May 21-30, 2021

Homing's In, Going Out May 21-30, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 21, 2021

Mask on or off? Vaccinated? Not? I feel like a Sneech; star upon yars? Either way, with events increasingly opening for in-person arts, nightlife and community, get out or stay in, but find your fun.

Michael Nava's 'Lies With Man' brings back the mystery

Michael Nava's 'Lies With Man' brings back the mystery

  • by Jim Piechota
  • May 18, 2021

Attorney and prolific author Michael Nava's impressive, engrossing ninth mystery novel in his Henry Rios detective series flashes back to the 1980s where big hair ruled, neon lit up the night, and the dark storm clouds of the AIDS epidemic began.

Cabaret, comedy & a class act: 42nd Street Moon, New Conservatory Theatre Center's new offerings

Cabaret, comedy & a class act: 42nd Street Moon, New Conservatory Theatre Center's new offerings

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • May 17, 2021

A gay duo offers up new takes on classic sitcom theme songs, the long-gone Billie Holiday is revived in a play with her music, and half a dozen trans performers go virtual.

Homing's In, Going Out May 14-23, 2021

Homing's In, Going Out May 14-23, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 14, 2021

As more venues open up, you have more opportunities to enjoy art, music, nightlife and other events.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1976 — "Oh, Rocky!"

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1976 — "Oh, Rocky!"

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 12, 2021

The 'advertorial' cover of the March 18, 1976 Bay Area Reporter did not include news of our nation's Bicentennial celebrations, but instead the hit production of 'The Rocky Horror Show' and inside a 2-page interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

AIDS activism by the book: 'Let the Record Show' captures a movement's rise and decline

AIDS activism by the book: 'Let the Record Show' captures a movement's rise and decline

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 11, 2021

In the lengthy 'Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993,' author Sarah Schulman documents and analyzes the ideals, actions, successes and failures of the people who made up the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power.

Smart staging: Marin Theatre Company's 'Brilliant Mind'

Smart staging: Marin Theatre Company's 'Brilliant Mind'

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • May 11, 2021

Denmo Ibrahim's ambitious new play will be presented online with the help of some new technology that moves beyond Zoom recitations and recorded shows.

Decades of Pride: FX Docuseries showcases LGBTQ history

Decades of Pride: FX Docuseries showcases LGBTQ history

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 8, 2021

In six episodes made by six directors, FX's Pride Docuseries showcases six decades of stunning and deeply touching interviews and archival footage to visualize the more than half century of LGBTQ struggles and achievements.

Homing's In, Going Out - May 7-16, 2021

Homing's In, Going Out - May 7-16, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 7, 2021

Museums and nightlife venues are opening, cautiously, so we've changed the title of our expanding ever-shifting events in arts, nightlife and community.

50 Years in 50 Weeks; 1975 - Empress and an elephant

50 Years in 50 Weeks; 1975 - Empress and an elephant

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 4, 2021

1975 was a great year for B.A.R. covers, but the most legendary image of the year is assuredly that of Empress Doris riding an elephant down Polk Street for the annual Gay Freedom Day Parade. How did it happen? And why?