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50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1984 - saluting Sylvester

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1984 - saluting Sylvester

Our weekly search for the year's best item stopped still for a fascinating two-page interview with the late great Sylvester. The feature served as an advance to his now-legendary Feb. 4 One Night Only concert at The Castro Theatre.

50 years in 50 weeks: 1984: Bathhouse battles

50 years in 50 weeks: 1984: Bathhouse battles

In 1984, the AIDS epidemic was raging and some officials in San Francisco thought that if the city closed bathhouses, which were frequented by gay men, the spread of the disease could be slowed.

Donnie's welcome back to 'The Colored Section'

Donnie's welcome back to 'The Colored Section'

Donnie's exceptional debut album 'The Colored Section' was virtually ignored after its release. Now, Motown has reissued the album in an expanded 20th-anniversary edition.

Matt Yee keeps fun afloat in trying times

Matt Yee keeps fun afloat in trying times

  • CABARET
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jul 6, 2021

Sing-along cruise ship host Matt Yee discusses making the best of the past year, and his upcoming shows at the thankfully re-opened Oasis nightclub.

50 years in 50 weeks: 1983,Tom Ammiano on 'Pitfall Prancing'

50 years in 50 weeks: 1983,Tom Ammiano on 'Pitfall Prancing'

Let's gander at a June 23 interview with Tom Ammiano, gay comic and later, politico and memoirist. Writer Scott Treimel's ruminative feature focuses on the politics of Tom's "sissy" stand-up style.

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.

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.