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Going Out, July 6-14, 2023

Going Out, July 6-14, 2023

From drinks to drag to dinosaurs, we've got nightlife, performing arts and science exhibits to quench your thirst for knowledge, or just a beer.

Going Out, June 29-July 7, 2023

Going Out, June 29-July 7, 2023

Are you exhausted? Got the post-Pride blues? Relax with some cool art exhibits, fun theatrical shows, or sip a beverage at your favorite bar.

Ivo Dimchev: gay singer/songwriter's Bulgarian rhapsodies

Ivo Dimchev: gay singer/songwriter's Bulgarian rhapsodies

Ivo Dimchev, an openly gay HIV-positive performer who hails from Bulgaria, stands his ground in his music and performances, proudly letting the world know exactly who he is.

Going Out, June 22-30, 2023

Going Out, June 22-30, 2023

Here we go! The last week of June is full-on LGBTQetc. Pride. It's time to stand out, be out, and go out to arts and nightlife events all over the Bay Area.

Fate of gay bathhouse chain Steamworks hangs in balance amid ongoing legal fight

Fate of gay bathhouse chain Steamworks hangs in balance amid ongoing legal fight

The fate of the Steamworks Baths chain hangs in the balance, as two companies with ownership stakes duke it out in a court battle that includes allegations of impersonation, attempted poisoning, and requested drug delivery.

DJ Hodel is back spinning, celebrating 40 years

DJ Hodel is back spinning, celebrating 40 years

The music was pumping and the dance floor and bar were packed at Oakland's White Horse Bar last month.

Whirlwind reign so far for SF drag laureate Drollinger

Whirlwind reign so far for SF drag laureate Drollinger

  • DRAG
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 20, 2023

It has already been a whirlwind reign for San Francisco's inaugural drag laureate, D'Arcy Drollinger.

Drag performers of color reflect on 'queer joy' — and the current backlash to their art

Drag performers of color reflect on 'queer joy' — and the current backlash to their art

  • DRAG
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 20, 2023

With roots stretching back thousands of years, drag performers have recently become a cultural Rorschach test.

Juanita MORE!'s Pride and joy

Juanita MORE!'s Pride and joy

  • NIGHTLIFE
  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Jun 20, 2023

San Francisco drag legend Juanita MORE! is in mid-preparation for what is always, and promises to be, a wall-to-wall weekend of events during this year's Pride celebrations.

John Waters hosts Mosswood Meltdown

John Waters hosts Mosswood Meltdown

Filmmaker and "filth elder" John Waters will once again host the 2023 edition of the hip, queer, punk music festival Mosswood Meltdown in Oakland. He shared his love of punk music and style.

All aboard: Chunx and Funx of Gravy Train!!!!

All aboard: Chunx and Funx of Gravy Train!!!!

Known for its explicit and humorous queercore rap style, Gravy Train!!!! (yes, 4 exclamation marks) ascribes to a shock value code of ethics.Two of the band members talked about their reunion in advance of their Mosswood Meltdown gig on July 2.

Gay Wine Weekend's bigger and gayer

Gay Wine Weekend's bigger and gayer

  • DAYTIME
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 20, 2023

California wine country's premiere gay wine event, Gay Wine Weekend, will be hosted in a new part of Sonoma County July 14-16.

Fluid510, Oakland's fabulous new nightlife venue

Fluid510, Oakland's fabulous new nightlife venue

Fluid510 is one of three new queer bars and the largest clustered in Oakland's Uptown and downtown neighborhoods that opened within months of each other this spring. It completes a trifecta of rebirth for Oakland's LGBTQ nightlife.

The Brave Bull: Modesto bar's still kickin' at nearly 50

The Brave Bull: Modesto bar's still kickin' at nearly 50

  • BARCHIVE
  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Jun 20, 2023

The Brave Bull opened on Modesto's South 9th Street in 1973, and became a gay bar a year later. At almost 50, it's been the home of drag shows since the '70s, where local and visiting patrons enjoy its inclusive appeal.