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50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1982 doubled the fun

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1982 doubled the fun

1982 saw the Bay Area Reporter moving to a weekly format, which provided twice as much fascinating coverage, including the year's best in arts, and a popular Dog Show on Castro Street with an appearance by Shirley MacLaine.

Gay sex venues return

Gay sex venues return

Patrons showing up to take a dip in the hot tub or sweat in the saunas of Steamworks Baths in Berkeley last weekend may have seen something they haven't witnessed in a while — long lines of men stretching out the door.

Juanita MORE!'s Pride party returns

Juanita MORE!'s Pride party returns

  • DAYTIME
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 22, 2021

One of the more exciting pieces of news regarding the state's reopening is the return of Empress Juanita MORE!'s annual Pride Party at 620 Jones on June 27, Pride Sunday.

Party? On. Nightlife; it's alive!

Party? On. Nightlife; it's alive!

Person to person, get ready to party in places, not shelter in place. We're collectively emerging from our mostly masked, indoors, cautious and creative collabs, like Munchkins wooed out of hiding by Glinda.

Country Pride: singer-songwriter Ty Herndon

Country Pride: singer-songwriter Ty Herndon

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.

On the record with Lorant Duzgun

On the record with Lorant Duzgun

Lorant Duzgun, producer, professional DJ and owner of Royal Advisor Records, about the impact of COVID, New York'c club scene, and how he came to be a DJ.

Homing's In, Going Out June 18-27, 2021

Homing's In, Going Out June 18-27, 2021

  • CABARET
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 17, 2021

Heading into the home stretch of Pride Month, many nightclubs, bars and theaters are welcoming indoor patrons, with some outdoor spaces welcoming guests; bring proof of vaccination in most cases. Unfurl, unmask -or not, if you choose- and enjoy.

Homing's In, Going Out June 11-17, 2021

Homing's In, Going Out June 11-17, 2021

As LGBT arts, nightlife and community events multiply like bunnies during Pride month, let's get hopping, indoors and out.

Queer Country crooners concert

Queer Country crooners concert

Don your cowboy hat and get ready for some at-home toe-tapping tunes when five Country bands perform as part of the National Queer Arts Festival.

Q-Music: LGBTQ tunes for Pride 2021

Q-Music: LGBTQ tunes for Pride 2021

For alternative Pride sounds, classic albums re-issued (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) tribute albums (Marc Bolan & T Rex), longtime favorites return (Ani DiFranco), and a late musician gets a posthumous pair of tribute albums (Judee Sill).

Comic Pride: Marga Gomez hosts Who's Your Mami

Comic Pride: Marga Gomez hosts Who's Your Mami

  • CABARET
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 8, 2021

On June 17 lesbian comedy legend and host Marga Gomez will offer 'Who's Your Mami Comedy: Pride Edition,' with Sampson McCormick, Sandra Valls, Karen Ripley, and Jesus U. BettaWork.

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

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

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1979, Divinely Granted

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1979, Divinely Granted

While News stories covered the May 21 White Night Riots, in lighter fare, drag theatre in 1979's Arts section included an interview, ads and a review of Divine's show, 'The Neon Woman,' while porn stars served as a lure to a members-only health club.

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.