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SF DocFest 21's queer winners you won't want to miss

SF DocFest 21's queer winners you won't want to miss

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 24, 2022

The 21st San Francisco Documentary Film Festival (SF DocFest) is returning from June 1-12 and will involve a hybrid presentation of virtual screenings and live presentations, shown at the Roxie Theater. Most of the latter will also include in-person Q&As.

LGBTQ Agenda: Gay nonbinary Stanford doc receives fellowship award to study LGBTQ fertility

LGBTQ Agenda: Gay nonbinary Stanford doc receives fellowship award to study LGBTQ fertility

  • HEALTH
  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 20, 2022

A gay nonbinary Stanford scientist has been awarded a grant to study lesbian family-building, and ultimately, in the broader queer community.

Getting high and falling out on GHB

Getting high and falling out on GHB

  • HEALTH
  • by Adam Echelman
  • May 11, 2022

The fall is so quick that most people can only remember where they landed: in someone else's bed, on a park bench, or in a hospital room.

Meth without GHB is like 'coffee without cream'

Meth without GHB is like 'coffee without cream'

  • HEALTH
  • by Adam Echelman
  • May 4, 2022

Justin used to sell "Happy Meals" for $135: an ounce of G, an eighth of meth, and two to three Viagra.

Gran Fury's glory: Jack Lowery discusses his book, 'It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful: How AIDS Activists Used Art to Fight a Pandemic'

Gran Fury's glory: Jack Lowery discusses his book, 'It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful: How AIDS Activists Used Art to Fight a Pandemic'

In 'It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful: How AIDS Activists Used Art to Fight a Pandemic,' author Jack Lowery fully explores the history of Gran Fury, the ACT UP activist-artist collective that cleverly incorporated advertising styled messaging.

GHB: The 'elixir' that no one is talking about (but everyone is drinking)

GHB: The 'elixir' that no one is talking about (but everyone is drinking)

  • HEALTH
  • by by Adam Echelman
  • Apr 27, 2022

Franz Lao had a few quiet hours at work so he left the office to take some meth and drink some G.

'PrEP Play, or Blue Parachute' - strong medicine needs more regimen

'PrEP Play, or Blue Parachute' - strong medicine needs more regimen

The complexities of the generation gap between gay men who grew up in the AIDS epidemic and those who came-of-age with tenofovir pills are explored in 'PrEp Play, or Blue Parachute,' now in a world premiere at NCTC.

'Coming Soon' at Z Space: a rousing, arousing new musical

'Coming Soon' at Z Space: a rousing, arousing new musical

  • SEX
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 19, 2022

Musician-playwright Rachel Lark's stage musical, 'Coming Soon,' opens at Z Space this week, with sex on its mind, but it's more serious and less schticky than her previous tunes performed at Bawdy Storytelling.

'How To Survive A Pandemic' David France's new documentary as activism

'How To Survive A Pandemic' David France's new documentary as activism

  • HEALTH
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Mar 29, 2022

In 'How To Survive A Pandemic,' acclaimed investigative journalist and Academy Award-nominated gay filmmaker David France takes an insider's look at the historic, multi-national race to research, develop, regulate, and launch COVID-19 vaccines.

Lyon-Martin center breaks from HealthRIGHT 360, changes name

Lyon-Martin center breaks from HealthRIGHT 360, changes name

  • HEALTH
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Mar 23, 2022

Lyon-Martin Health Services has a new name and is now independent from HealthRIGHT 360,

SF rally planned for HIV/AIDS support

SF rally planned for HIV/AIDS support

Concerned that San Francisco's historic focus on HIV/AIDS services and care have been diminished, several advocacy groups are planning a rally and die-in at City Hall on Monday, March 21.

Frank Bruni's memoir, 'The Beauty of Dusk'

Frank Bruni's memoir, 'The Beauty of Dusk'

  • HEALTH
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Mar 8, 2022

"I went to bed seeing the world one way. I woke up seeing it another," writes gay journalist Frank Bruni in his new memoir about that fateful morning in 2017 when he awoke with blurred vision resembling a thick fog.

Docs discuss case of 3rd person cured of HIV after stem cell transplant

Docs discuss case of 3rd person cured of HIV after stem cell transplant

A woman in New York City who has no detectable HIV after undergoing a new type of stem cell transplant may represent another rare cure, researchers reported February 15 at the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.

Outside the rainbow: Black lesbian couple's memoir

Outside the rainbow: Black lesbian couple's memoir

  • HEALTH
  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Feb 22, 2022

Naomi W. Scales and Marilyn J. Jordan's co-authored memoir, 'From Pain To Love: Our Journey Outside The Rainbow,' is very timely, reflecting just about everything that is pathological about the African-American community.