Events

Lambda Literary Awards 2024 winners: LGBTQ books event held at NYC's Sony Hall

Lambda Literary Awards 2024 winners: LGBTQ books event held at NYC's Sony Hall

Lambda Literary, the nation's premiere LGBTQ literary arts organization, proudly announced the 36th annual Lambda Literary Award winners on June 11 at Sony Hall. Awards in numerous categories were given, including to several Bay Area authors.

Costumes are key to 'The Cher Show'

Costumes are key to 'The Cher Show'

As wardrobe supervisor for the national touring company of "The Cher Show," at the Curran Theatre June 19-23, John Beltre oversee a wardrobe of more than 450 costumes composed of thousands of individual garments, accessories and jewelry.

Fresh Meat Festival: a celebration of queer and trans dance, theater & music

Fresh Meat Festival: a celebration of queer and trans dance, theater & music

This year's Fresh Meat Festival features a diverse cast and will feature voguing, Salsa, trans-Americana music, taiko, South Asian contemporary dance, and deaf performers. It all happens June 21-23 at Z Space.

Sean Patrick Murtagh — Concert pays tribute to Sondheim's divas

Sean Patrick Murtagh — Concert pays tribute to Sondheim's divas

On June 22 Bay Area native Sean Patrick Murtagh returns to San Francisco to perform his critically acclaimed show "Beautiful Girls: A Tribute to Sondheim's Divas."

Rainbow network: The Lavender Tube on more Pride viewings

Rainbow network: The Lavender Tube on more Pride viewings

As Pride month continues with events and parades and general flaunting in the face of the haters, there's some Pride programming to watch when you just need a little down time from the non-stop parties.

Queer Women of Color Film Festival turns 20

Queer Women of Color Film Festival turns 20

The groundbreaking International Queer Women of Color Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary at the Presidio Theatre this weekend with a theme of "Joyful Reunion."

Remembering Gina LaDivina: Trailblazer, performer and local trans icon

Remembering Gina LaDivina: Trailblazer, performer and local trans icon

When Gina LaDivina performed "Don't Rain on My Parade" at the opening of the Stud on April 20 I had little idea it would be the last time I would see her perform. The longtime drag artist died on June 4 after a brief illness.

Frameline48's cinematic splices of life

Frameline48's cinematic splices of life

With the closure of the Castro Theatre for renovations, Frameline48, which will screen from June18-29, had to find new venues for their movies. Here are a dozen feature films of note.

Pride Booksapalooza 2024, part 2: Moving memoirs & fab nonfiction

Pride Booksapalooza 2024, part 2: Moving memoirs & fab nonfiction

Here comes the second of our Pride 2024 books roundup, where we present almost a dozen nonfiction and memoir titles guaranteed to educate you on LGBTQ issues, trans identities, sluts, former military officers, lesbian spaces, and queer folk.

Going Out, June 6-14, 2024 arts & nightlife events

Going Out, June 6-14, 2024 arts & nightlife events

From gay baseball games to favorite comics, deluxe drag and fascinating musical theater, we've got it all in Going Out.

Q-Music: Sounds of Pride 2024 playlist from Pet Shop Boys & more

Q-Music: Sounds of Pride 2024 playlist from Pet Shop Boys & more

Our prolific music reviewer shares sounds from the new Pet Shop Boys album, plus Bloomsday, Torres, Paraorchestra with Brett Anderson (of The London Suede) and wait, Billy Idol?

Pride in songs and humor: Stephen Sondheim's compositions & David Mills' comedy

Pride in songs and humor: Stephen Sondheim's compositions & David Mills' comedy

Not exactly rainbowlicious, some prickly entertainments by sophisticated queer creators can be found amidst the shrapnel of June's glitter bomb; 'Company' at The Orpheum, a Sondheim celebration in Mountain View, and a returning comic at Martuni's.

Tough 'Choice' - Neel Mukherjee's rich new novel

Tough 'Choice' - Neel Mukherjee's rich new novel

The opening pages of Neel Mukherjee's novels have a singular staying power. Mukherjee's new three-part novel, "Choice" (Norton), has three you won't be forgetting anytime soon.

Celebrating our elders: For You's community events in June

Celebrating our elders: For You's community events in June

Throughout June, a performance and social practice group in San Francisco called For You, will present a series of four events which will celebrate isolated elders who live in the city.