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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.

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.

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.

Doors to Bay Area gay sex venues swing open

Doors to Bay Area gay sex venues swing open

Bay Area gay sex venues are welcoming back patrons as the region reopens up after over a year of lockdowns due to the COVID pandemic.

Justin Vivian Bond: celebrated chanteuse returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko

Justin Vivian Bond: celebrated chanteuse returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko

Creatively, I've been very satisfied during the pandemic," says Justin Vivian Bond, who performed mini-concerts at home in upstate New York. Bond returns in-person to Feinstein's at the Nikko June 16-19.

Bursting with Pride: Q-Music's 2021 playlist

Bursting with Pride: Q-Music's 2021 playlist

LGBTQ+ musicians and allies make our first June list, including diverse sounds from Xiu Xiu, Prism Bitch, The Go-Go's, Grace Pettis, Carrie Ferguson and Bay Area singer Andrew Bundy.

Maria Konner tells all: Bay Area musician and host's revealing memoir

Maria Konner tells all: Bay Area musician and host's revealing memoir

  • DRAG
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • May 31, 2021

In her new book, 'Girl Shock', Maria Konner lets it all hang out. A TV host, musician, activist and sexual adventurer, Konner has lived a colorful life and has had a great time doing so.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1978, Glad to be Gay

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1978, Glad to be Gay

While the Tom Robinson Band, then known for the inspiring folk-derived anthem, "Glad to be Gay," had a performance at the Old Waldorf (444 Battery St.), the venue's promoters used the ad to politicize their pro-gay presence.