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Fifth B.A.R. Talks panel, Living in Leather, features community leaders

Fifth B.A.R. Talks panel, Living in Leather, features community leaders

The Sept. 2 oniline B.A.R. Talk will be a conversation with Race Bannon, Scott Brogan, Gayle Rubin, Rich Stadtmiller and Graylin Thornton, who each have a longtime connection to the leather/kink community.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: Rex's rare 1991 interview

50 Years in 50 Weeks: Rex's rare 1991 interview

Let's zoom in, dot by dot, to a rare January 3 interview with Rex, whose erotic images might have answered the question, 'What if Georges Seurat was a late-20th-century South of Market leather man?'

Political Notes: Drag performers protest voter suppression laws

Political Notes: Drag performers protest voter suppression laws

  • DRAG
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 23, 2021

Drag performers across the country will be taking part in a day of action this weekend to protest voter suppression laws being adopted by Republican-led statehouses throughout the South and Midwest.

Plans unveiled for SF gay former strip club

Plans unveiled for SF gay former strip club

The old Nob Hill Theatre sign will stay, but the "touch our junk" tagline is no more.

Romanovsky and Phillips: gay music duo's fascinating, groundbreaking history

Romanovsky and Phillips: gay music duo's fascinating, groundbreaking history

  • BARCHIVE
  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Aug 10, 2021

Incredible as it seems, it has now been more than 20 years since Romanovsky and Phillips called it quits. Part of the reason it seems so amazing is that accolades continue to pour in about them all these years later.

Kings' quarter (century): Drag King Contest celebrates 25 years

Kings' quarter (century): Drag King Contest celebrates 25 years

  • NIGHTLIFE
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 10, 2021

The San Francisco Drag King Contest will commemorate its 25th year on August 22 with a rollicking show at Oasis. Drag king legend Fudgie Frottage will co-host the evening along with former presidential candidate, the fabulous Joan Jett Blakk.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1988's joy amid loss

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1988's joy amid loss

Can one page sum up an entire year? The late 1980s, while still in full-on Reaganomics hell, offered bits of resistance and joy amid the continuing oppression, epidemic deaths, and discrimination.

Q-Music: family jewels: Songwriting siblings, sons and daughters

Q-Music: family jewels: Songwriting siblings, sons and daughters

Sons and daughters, sisters and brothers of prominent musicians have long shared their own talents. Our music columnist offers a few new bests.

Many SF LGBTQ bars want patrons vaccinated

Many SF LGBTQ bars want patrons vaccinated

  • BARS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 28, 2021

Revelers at Sunday's Folsom Street Market fair who wanted a drink had to show something more than an ID to the doorman at many of the bars — proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Phatima Rude memorial to be held Aug. 1 at Public Works

Phatima Rude memorial to be held Aug. 1 at Public Works

  • DRAG
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 27, 2021

Known for outrageous and unique performances, the late local drag performer Phatima Rude (Leigh Pankonin) will be remembered at a gathering on August 1 at Public Works.

B.A.R. Talks 4: That's (Adult) Entertainment, with John F. Karr & Cornelius Washington

B.A.R. Talks 4: That's (Adult) Entertainment, with John F. Karr & Cornelius Washington

In the fourth edition of the Bay Area Reporter's monthly online chats celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication, writers John F. Karr and Cornelius Washington will discuss the history of sexuality in the publication in an Aug. 5 online chat.

50 years in 50 weeks: 1986 - Call me

50 years in 50 weeks: 1986 - Call me

Determined to pick some prominent arts event from 1986's Bay Area Reporter issues, what stuck out more prominently was the high number of phone sex ads.

Matthew does Joan does Sharon...and Glenn!

Matthew does Joan does Sharon...and Glenn!

  • CABARET
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 20, 2021

Oasis hosts Michael Phillis' new drag parody show, 'The Hand That Rocks the Crawford,' starring Matthew Martin as Joan Crawford in a mash-up of femme fatale '90s classic films.

Todrick Hall: the multi-talent on gay anthems, mentors & new music

Todrick Hall: the multi-talent on gay anthems, mentors & new music

  • DRAG
  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 20, 2021

Is there anything gay performer and Texas-native Todrick Hall can't do? He sings. He dances. He writes songs. He acts on Broadway, in movies, and on TV. He's also an outspoken activist, and discusses his new album, 'Femuline.'