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

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

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?

Sisters cookbook serves up dishes and drag

Sisters cookbook serves up dishes and drag

  • DRAG
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 4, 2021

Whip up some tasty dishes while supporting LGBT teen education with the new Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's cookbook fundraiser for The Point Foundation.

Man On Man: Roddy Bottum and Joey Holman

Man On Man: Roddy Bottum and Joey Holman

Gay modern rock icon Roddy Bottum's teamed up with his boyfriend Joey Holman to form Man on Man, a duo dedicated to openly gay music that aims for your heart, ears, and groin.

Back in business: SF Opera, Symphony return with live and drive-in concerts

Back in business: SF Opera, Symphony return with live and drive-in concerts

After more than a year of waiting and worry, the San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Symphony are back to live, in-person performances of 'The Barber of Seville' and Adler Fellows drive-in concerts in Marin, and symphony indoor concerts.

Bare Chest Men 2022 Finals are May 8

Bare Chest Men 2022 Finals are May 8

Without fundraisers in bars for the past year, the annual Bare Chest Calendar men have faced challenges. But the finals for next year's calendar, an alumni edition, will go on, May 8, on Twitch.

Homing's In April 30-May 9, 2021

Homing's In April 30-May 9, 2021

Enjoy the bouquet of new and ongoing events in arts, nightlife and community; musical moments, movie memories, drags at drive-ins and more.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: April 1974: Undies at The EndUp

50 Years in 50 Weeks: April 1974: Undies at The EndUp

As advertised in the April 17, 1974 'Bay Area Reporter,' the EndUp's Jockey Short Contest, immortalized by Armistead Maupin in his best-selling 'Tales of the City' series, took place frequently at the South of Market nightclub.

To Hell and back - Q-music on Richard Hell, the Fleshtones and new bands

To Hell and back - Q-music on Richard Hell, the Fleshtones and new bands

Punk icon Richard Hell's 'Destiny Street' gets an expanded and remastered double disc reissue; The Fleshtones are back in action; new bands Kiwi Jr. and Shy Boys properly homage their punk-pop elders, and The Avalanches eerie tracks will haunt you.

Coronation 56 crowns Juanita MORE! and David Glamamore

Coronation 56 crowns Juanita MORE! and David Glamamore

  • DRAG
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 24, 2021

The Imperial Council of San Francisco's 56th Coronation crowned local nightlife event producer, DJ and drag star Juanita MORE! as Empress and couture designer and performer David Glamamore as Emperor in the online ceremonies held April 24.

Homing's In, April 23-May 3, 2021

Homing's In, April 23-May 3, 2021

  • BARS
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 22, 2021

From drive-in opera to museum tours, the in-person world of arts, nightlife and community is slowly opening. Mask up, get vaccinated, and enjoy it all, or some of it.

50 Years in 50 Weeks:  Nudes in the news, 1973

50 Years in 50 Weeks: Nudes in the news, 1973

January 24, 1973's issue of the 'Bay Area Reporter' features reportage on the Gaslight nightclub's legal battle to allow nude gogo dancers.

Mississippi mudpuppies: Samuel R. Delany's 'Big Joe'

Mississippi mudpuppies: Samuel R. Delany's 'Big Joe'

Delany's latest creation is a racy, pungent illustrated novella of explicit gay erotica inspired by and dedicated to childhood friend Kenroy Thorsten "who started it all on the first night of summer camp in the boys' bunk-five tent in 1952."

Leather projects in San Francisco South of Market district advance

Leather projects in San Francisco South of Market district advance

Several projects celebrating the leather and kink history of San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood are inching along.

Popular SF Oscar party scrapped due to pandemic

Popular SF Oscar party scrapped due to pandemic

The stylish crowd that usually enjoys watching the Oscars at the Academy of Friends gala in San Francisco won't be noshing on hors d'oeuvres or sipping bubbly this year.