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Sharon Gless: 'Queer as Folk' and 'Cagney & Lacy' star on her new memoir

Sharon Gless: 'Queer as Folk' and 'Cagney & Lacy' star on her new memoir

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Dec 28, 2021

Multiple Emmy Award-winning actress Sharon Gless shares highlights and low times in her new memoir, 'Apparently There Were Complaints.'

The Lavender Tube's best of 2021

The Lavender Tube's best of 2021

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Dec 28, 2021

Here are what we thought were the best TV series featuring LGBTQ characters in primary roles, not as tacked on adjuncts to cis-het normativity. These series made queer, trans and nonbinary characters integral to their plots.

'Being the Ricardos' - Aaron loves Lucy

'Being the Ricardos' - Aaron loves Lucy

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Dec 28, 2021

From the moment Nicole Kidman first appears onscreen as Lucille Ball in 'Being the Ricardos,' it's clear that writer/director Aaron Sorkin loves Lucy.

Safety in queer numbers: Elton John, Sad Daddy and more

Safety in queer numbers: Elton John, Sad Daddy and more

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Dec 28, 2021

Lend your ears to new music from Elton John's 'The Lockdown Sessions,' Sad Daddy, Adult Mom, Bachelor, Destroy Boys and Haunted Like Human. Each offers a queer turn on pop, country and rock grooves.

Going Out, Homing's In Dec. 24-Jan 1, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In Dec. 24-Jan 1, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 23, 2021

Whether you'll be cuddling at home sipping eggnog, planning to go out and guzzle champagne on New Year's Eve, or staying home and ignoring it all with a Netflix binge, we've got events for you, both online and not, plus updates on event cancellations.

SF Gay Men's Chorus cancels Christmas Eve concerts

SF Gay Men's Chorus cancels Christmas Eve concerts

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 22, 2021

Citing some breakthrough COVID infections among its members, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus announced Wednesday afternoon that it is canceling its three Christmas Eve concerts at the Castro Theatre.

Kung Pao Kosher Comedy: going strong after 29 years

Kung Pao Kosher Comedy: going strong after 29 years

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Dec 21, 2021

This year's Kung Pao Kosher Comedy show is producer/comic Lisa Geduldidg's 29th edition, and offers an all-female line-up. In addition to hosting, Geduldig will perform, as will her mom, 90-year-old Arline Geduldig.

'The Woman in Black' at The Strand

'The Woman in Black' at The Strand

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Dec 21, 2021

'The Woman In Black,' a ghost story, is now on stage at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater. Thousands of goosebump-loving audience members who have made this play a huge hit in London.

Ashes to Ink: moving memoir recalls life with gay dad

Ashes to Ink: moving memoir recalls life with gay dad

  • Dec 21, 2021

In Ashes to Ink, Lisa Lucca has written a moving memoir in which she recalls coming to terms with her gay dad. Lucca not only learns to accept who her father is, she comes to the realization that she and her dad loved each other as best they could.

Saving Saint-Saëns: 'Carnaval des Animaux' and other works

Saving Saint-Saëns: 'Carnaval des Animaux' and other works

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Dec 21, 2021

Camille Saint-Saëns has gotten a comparatively bad rap as being 'superficial.' New and recent recordings may prove that bias wrong.

Going Out, Homing's In Dec. 17-24, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In Dec. 17-24, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 15, 2021

Whether you prefer to cozy up at home for some streaming fun or brave the weather for theatrical or nightlife revelry, we have ample event choices in this week's Going Out, Homing's In.

SF Ballet's 'Nutcracker;' Mark Morris Dance Group

SF Ballet's 'Nutcracker;' Mark Morris Dance Group

  • by Paul Parish
  • Dec 14, 2021

SF Ballet's new production of Helgi Tomasson's 'Nutcracker' shines, with principal dancers and soloists even in minor roles acting on a par with the dancing. Also, advance coverage of Mark Morris Dance Group this weekend at Zellerbach Hall.

Live 'Stream'- 'Gently Down the Stream' at NCTC

Live 'Stream'- 'Gently Down the Stream' at NCTC

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Dec 14, 2021

Playwright Martin Sherman's intergenerational 'Gently Down The Stream,' now at the New Conservatory Theatre Center, brings a simultaneous valedictory for the gay past and benediction of queer generations to come.

West Side Story: new film adaptation pays homage while updating a classic tale

West Side Story: new film adaptation pays homage while updating a classic tale

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Dec 14, 2021

It's always a daunting gamble to remake an acknowledged classic especially decades after the original, but Steven Spielberg has defied the odds, reinventing and rejuvenating the 1961 ten-time Oscar winner 'West Side Story.'