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Goudeau departs SF Grants for the Arts

Goudeau departs SF Grants for the Arts

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 8, 2020

Matthew Goudeau, a gay man who led San Francisco's Grants for the Arts program, announced last month that left his position for a job outside city government.

Christmas, present: A.C.T.'s 'Carol,' SF Mime Troupe on air

Christmas, present: A.C.T.'s 'Carol,' SF Mime Troupe on air

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Dec 1, 2020

Nah, humbug! Tune in to newly adapted radio versions of 'A Christmas Carol' produced by American Conservatory Theatre and San Francisco Mime Troupe.

Capital ideas: an interview with Kim Roberts, editor of 'By Broad Potomac's Shore'

Capital ideas: an interview with Kim Roberts, editor of 'By Broad Potomac's Shore'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Dec 1, 2020

Queer poet, historian and educator Kim Roberts brings life to literary history in 'By Broad Potomac's Shore: Great Poets from the Early Days of the Nation's Capital.'

Homing's In: arts, nightlife, community events Nov 27-Dec 6

Homing's In: arts, nightlife, community events Nov 27-Dec 6

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 25, 2020

Settle in for autumn's end and December's arrival, as arts, nightlife and community events thaw out.

Books on our gift list

Books on our gift list

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Nov 23, 2020

Books are affordable gifts that can be enjoyed in the safety of the recipients' homes. From photos books to fiction, pandemic poetry and thought-provoking essays, you'll find compelling reading for yourself or a loved one.

Pictures perfect; photo, art and children's books with a queer eye

Pictures perfect; photo, art and children's books with a queer eye

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 22, 2020

Three new and recent books, while in different genres, each bring florid color and stories to readers. Ron Williams' René Capone's and Paul Pycraft & Melissa VanDiver's books share a stunning array of visuals in photos, paintings and illustration.

'My Neighbor, Miguel' — loving short documentary on San Francisco artist

'My Neighbor, Miguel' — loving short documentary on San Francisco artist

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 21, 2020

What do you do when your neighbor is a famed local costume designer? If you're Daniel Navarro, you make a film about him. In 'My Neighbor, Miguel,' the life and creations of gay Latino designer Miguel Gutierrez gets a well-deserved intimate portrait.

The book of Daniel: an interview with gay writer Daniel M. Jaffe

The book of Daniel: an interview with gay writer Daniel M. Jaffe

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Nov 17, 2020

A genuinely international experience, Daniel M. Jaffe short story collection, 'Foreign Affairs: Male Tales of Lust & Love,' takes readers around the globe in search of love and healing.

Q-Music: Men at work - new and recent releases

Q-Music: Men at work - new and recent releases

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Nov 10, 2020

Sam Doores, P.J. O'Connor, Will Butler, Grant Lee Phillips and other male musicians get some due attention.

Biden/Harris victory party in the Castro

Biden/Harris victory party in the Castro

  • Nov 8, 2020

People started gathering in the Castro by 10am on Saturday Nov. 7 as election results were announced, with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris getting enough electoral and popular votes to clinch the presidential election.

Homing's In: events Nov. 5-14

Homing's In: events Nov. 5-14

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 5, 2020

Well, that was something. Is it over yet? You need some arts, nightlife and community gatherings, online and in-person, to calm down and relax.

Bambi Lake, Oct. 20, 1950-Nov. 4, 2020: Trans chanteuse left a legacy of melancholy music

Bambi Lake, Oct. 20, 1950-Nov. 4, 2020: Trans chanteuse left a legacy of melancholy music

  • by August Bernadicou
  • Nov 5, 2020

Bambi Lake, an actor, singer and performer known for the song 'The Golden Age of Hustlers,' died Nov. 4. Along with her solo singing, Lake performed with The Cockettes and Angels of Light.

Blakk to the Future: The Agitprop of Joan Jett-Blakk's Queer Visibility

Blakk to the Future: The Agitprop of Joan Jett-Blakk's Queer Visibility

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Nov 3, 2020

Queer Nation Chicago inspired Terence Alan Smith to become Joan Jett-Blakk and run a write-in campaign amid the reelection campaign of Richard M. Daley, and later, a write-in run for the presidency.

Fall 2020 reading list: LGBTQ books in fiction and nonfiction

Fall 2020 reading list: LGBTQ books in fiction and nonfiction

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 27, 2020

Bryan Washington, Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Nicole Krauss and others have great new novels out. In nonfiction, Charles Monroe-Kane, Big Freedia and a book about Keith Haring top our recommended autumn reading list.