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Finally! Election celebrations in the Bay Area

Finally! Election celebrations in the Bay Area

Enjoy a round-up of several video clips of celebrations in the Bay Area and across the U.S. following the announcement of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' winning the presidential/vice-presidential election of 2020.

Homing's In: events Nov. 5-14

Homing's In: events Nov. 5-14

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

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

  • DRAG
  • 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.

Bambi Lake, trans singer, succumbs to cancer Nov. 4 (updated)

Bambi Lake, trans singer, succumbs to cancer Nov. 4 (updated)

  • CABARET
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 3, 2020

People expressed shock and sadness when it was announced on Facebook that transgender performer Bambi Lake had been diagnosed with cancer and was receiving treatment at Zuckerberg General Hospital. She died on November 4.

Election night(life) watch parties

Election night(life) watch parties

Want to ease the anxiety of the upcoming election? Some nightclubs and organizations without political affiliations will host online —and in-person— watch parties and related events. Here's a quick roundup to consider for your evening's choices.

Homing's In Oct. 29-Nov 5

Homing's In Oct. 29-Nov 5

Halloween masks and horror seem redundant this year, oh and that frightening election. But keep calm and enjoy the many arts, nightlife and community events where you can interact, energize, and enjoy life.

June Millington: cofounder of Fanny, the pioneering women's band, is still rockin'

June Millington: cofounder of Fanny, the pioneering women's band, is still rockin'

June Millington is the very definition of a living music legend. A founding member of celebrated '70s all-female rock band Fanny, Millington and her bandmates, including sister Jean, paved the way for everyone from the Runaways to the Go-Go's.

Castro cocktails

Castro cocktails

With parklets for many bars and restaurants, Castro businesses are gaining back patrons and fans. On October 25, Militia Scunt (photo by Rick Gerharter) performed on the sidewalk on Castro Street during a drag benefit for clothing shop Knobs.

The Daring Dozen: genre-defying musicians

The Daring Dozen: genre-defying musicians

  • CABARET
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 24, 2020

While live concerts are mostly still on hold, LGBT and nonbinary musicians continue to release music at a steady pace. Whether you're into folk-rock, dance grooves or R&B hip hop blends, these twelve queer artists and allies are making music for any mood.

Out in the Bay: Drag is revolutionary in '50 Years of Fabulous'

Out in the Bay: Drag is revolutionary in '50 Years of Fabulous'

  • DRAG
  • by Eric Jansen
  • Oct 23, 2020

Frameline Distribution has released for online viewing "50 Years of Fabulous," an award-winning documentary recounting the life and legacy of iconic queer rights activist José Julio Sarria.

Homing's In Oct. 22-31 - arts, nightlife, community events

Homing's In Oct. 22-31 - arts, nightlife, community events

As a mild sedative to pre-election jitters, why not sing, dance and laugh along at home with arts (Patti Lupone!), nightlife (Rocky Horror!) and community (Lily Tomlin!) events online, including a few pre-Halloween festivities.

Eye-opener: an interview with queer singer-songwriter H.C. McEntire

Eye-opener: an interview with queer singer-songwriter H.C. McEntire

On her exceptional second album 'Eno Axis,' the North Carolina-based H.C. McEntire expands on the promise of her first record, delivering ten breathtaking songs on one of the best albums of 2020.

Equal time: History mini-series dramatizes LGBT lives

Equal time: History mini-series dramatizes LGBT lives

  • DRAG
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Oct 20, 2020

In honor of LGBTQ History month, HBO Max has produced a new limited four-episode docudrama series called Equal about the trailblazers and unsung heroes who fought for queer justice and equality in the pre-Stonewall era.