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Decision on Folsom, Dore Alley street fairs expected soon

Decision on Folsom, Dore Alley street fairs expected soon

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 20, 2021

A decision on whether the two South of Market leather-themed street fairs will proceed in person in 2021 will be made following a meeting next week between the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and Folsom Street Events.

Queer bars' extraordinary fund list

Queer bars' extraordinary fund list

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 10, 2021

Despite our astoundingly difficult times, fans and patrons of LGBTQ Bay Area bars and nightclubs were extraordinarily generous to multiple fundraising efforts in 2020, donating nearly $400,000. You can still donate to help your favorite venues survive.

Laid Bare: new books on gay porn include filmmaker & actor interviews and Bruce La Bruce diaries

Laid Bare: new books on gay porn include filmmaker & actor interviews and Bruce La Bruce diaries

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 28, 2020

Five new and recent books on gay pornography explore the making and enjoyment of erotic films and videos, from their early days to today, with performer and director interviews, and the diaries of director Bruce La Bruce.

Leather bound: Adam Mars-Jones' 'Box Hill: A Story of Low Self-Esteem'

Leather bound: Adam Mars-Jones' 'Box Hill: A Story of Low Self-Esteem'

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Nov 10, 2020

Richly drawn and impossible to forget, Mars-Jones's story will appeal most to niche LGBTQ readers who appreciate the bold acidity of classic BDSM leather-scented erotic fiction.

Cho to headline virtual Folsom fair

Cho to headline virtual Folsom fair

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Sep 23, 2020

The answer is always "no" if you don't ask — but because Folsom Street Events took the plunge, Margaret Cho will host this year's eponymous street fair.

B.A.R. launches memberships

B.A.R. launches memberships

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 18, 2020

In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.

Movie stars in bondage: 'Hollywood Bound's all tied up

Movie stars in bondage: 'Hollywood Bound's all tied up

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 25, 2020

'Hollywood Bound,' a coffee table book published by Reel Art Press, isn't about starstruck kids heading to Tinseltown in search of stardom. Rather, it's a picture book featuring black and white photos of movie stars either tied up or in chains.

SOMA developers work with leather district as hearing nears

SOMA developers work with leather district as hearing nears

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 19, 2020

The San Francisco Planning Commission will hold a hearing next month to determine whether to require sound proofing for a housing project at 1560 Folsom Street — adjacent to the LGBTQ-themed bar and nightclub Oasis.

Here is what I have learned: Leather columnist bids adieu

Here is what I have learned: Leather columnist bids adieu

  • by Race Bannon
  • Jun 30, 2020

It is bittersweet that I am announcing I will no longer be writing this column. The legacy of this column is something I have tried to honor by elevating discourse about LGBTQ adventurous sex and the cultures and relationships they spawn.

Negotiating Risk: Sex in the time of pandemics

Negotiating Risk: Sex in the time of pandemics

  • by Race Bannon
  • Jun 16, 2020

How does one have sex without having been sheltered in place exclusively with someone? How does one have sex when the virus is potentially passed by the most casual of unmasked contacts?

The power of story: Bawdy Storytelling's tempting tales

The power of story: Bawdy Storytelling's tempting tales

  • by Race Bannon
  • Jun 2, 2020

Dixie De La Tour is the founder and host of the renowned Bawdy Storytelling shows. "We are, as a species, addicted to story," she says. "Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories."

Sexuality: Calm amid the storm

Sexuality: Calm amid the storm

  • by Race Bannon
  • May 19, 2020

"How are you dealing with all this?" is a frequent questions. 'This' of course being the pandemic and the sudden restrictions it has put on our lives. And surprisingly, many of us are doing okay.

Living in the grey: Democratizing sex amid a crisis

Living in the grey: Democratizing sex amid a crisis

  • by Race Bannon
  • May 4, 2020

What constitutes being a kinkster? In what way is being a leather person different from being kinky? With the ever-growing categories of emerging sex subcultures, how do we clearly demarcate someone's sexual identity? Is that even important?

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

  • by Michael Yamashita
  • May 1, 2020

Thank you very much, it has been both humbling and encouraging receiving your generous support when so many are also in need of help. So far, we have raised just over $25,000 and are just 15% away from reaching our goal of $30,000.