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19 September 2018


 Online Extra: LGBTQ Update: Gay Sacramento nightclub's dress code met with accusations of racial profiling

LATEST NEWS | By Alex Madison | Sep 18

Gay Sacramento nightclub accused of racial profiling over dress code.

Finn Town owner plans upscale deli

LATEST NEWS | By Sari Staver | Sep 17

A new upscale deli, bakery, and gelateria plans to open in the Castro next year at 2215 Market Street, between Noe and Sanchez streets.

 Online Extra: Political Notes: East Bay LGBT Dems back Oakland mayor, fail to endorse in Assembly race

LATEST NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Sep 17

East Bay LGBT Dems endorse Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf but remain split over Assembly race with lesbian candidate Jovanka Beckles.

SF police panel to discuss Egg case

NEWS | By Ed Walsh | Sep 12

A San Francisco police commissioner and a city supervisor are weighing in with concerns about the police handling of the case of Brian Egg, whose headless torso is believed to have been left in a fish tank in his South of Market house.

Siblings' struggles drive SF Supe Stefani

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Sep 12

The personal has proved to be political for San Francisco Supervisor Catherine Stefani since being appointed in January as the representative for Cow Hollow, the Marina, Russian Hill, and Pacific Heights.

Kids rule at Oakland Pride

NEWS | By Jack Shea | Sep 12

Kids. There were hundreds of them marching in this year's Oakland Pride parade.

Out candidates vie for Berkeley City Council

NEWS | By Alex Madison | Sep 12

There are five out LGBT candidates in the race for seats on the Berkeley City Council.

SFAF honors 'Pose's' Porter

NEWS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sep 12

A slice of "Pose" came to San Francisco last weekend, as Billy Porter, a co-star of the hit FX show, presided over a "walk-off" contest that was a highlight of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation's Tribute Celebration.

Guest Opinion: Everybody's wrong in NLGJA fiasco

NEWS | By Steve Friess | Sep 12

NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists was concluding a lovely annual convention in Palm Springs last weekend when a nice man said a stupid thing and a lot of other presumably nice, reasonable people became angry.

Arts & Culture

Revisiting the Rose

MOVIES | By Sari Staver | Sep 12

David Pavlovsky's new 30-minute documentary, "Stand Up, Stand Out," tells the story of three gay teachers' fight for equal rights during the 1970s gay liberation movement, which led to the founding of the Valencia Rose Cabaret.

Lily Tomlin returns

THEATER | By Sari Staver | Sep 12

The incomparable Lily Tomlin returns to the Bay Area stage for a benefit performance of her one-woman show "An Evening of the Classic Lily Tomlin." The award-winning actress will perform a two-hour show on Thurs., Sept. 20, 8 p.m. at Zellerbach Hall.

San Francisco Opera's double-header

MUSIC | By Philip Campbell | Sep 12

The pairing of Italian operas "Cavalleria Rusticana" ("Rustic Chivalry") and "Pagliacci" ("Clowns") has been famously successful for more than a century.

Enjoying the hell out of opening week

MUSIC | By Roberto Friedman | Sep 12

Yes, San Francisco Bay Area socialites have long called the week after Labor Day "Hell Week," but really it's a type of cultural heaven.

SF Symphony's shining opener

MUSIC | By Philip Campbell | Sep 12

The San Francisco Symphony's 107th season opened last week with typical flair and excitement.

Straight out of Mithila

ART | By Sura Wood | Sep 12

"Painting is My Everything," an entrancing new fall exhibition at the Asian Art Museum, is an unmitigated delight. Though not large in scale, the show, featuring 30 modern ink-and-color works on paper, is big and zestful in spirit.


Pool party: River Raid's splash in Guerneville

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sep 12

On Friday September 14, dozens of gay men will converge upon Guerneville for River Raid 2018, a weekend of partying by the Russian River. Book your rooms and tickets now, because no one wants to be stuck in the fog while all the guys are at the river.

Mind Your Queer Bizness: supporting LGBT-owned shops, bars and restaurants

DINING & DRINKING | By Juanita MORE! | Sep 5

Supporting small queer business means getting your shoes shined at your local queer-owned cobbler, flirting with the racks at that cute atelier down the street, and tossing back a Paloma with the regulars at your local gay watering hole.

Leather Events, September 7-23, 2018

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Race Bannon | Sep 5

There's always a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.

Drag & Burgers @ Hamburger Mary's

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Steven Underhill | Sep 5

Serving up burgers and drag shows, the recently opened Hamburger Mary's has become a popular Castro district restaurant for locals and tourists alike.

Bringing back the fun

NIGHTLIFE | By Race Bannon | Sep 5

This week I want to talk about fun; sheer, unadulterated fun. When you mention to those outside of the leather and kink worlds that the object of what we do and who we are is supposed to be fun, they nod and say, "of course!"

Camp concert:  'Liberace and Liza Live' at Feinstein's

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sep 5

On September 13, two show business legends will take to the stage of Feinstein's at the Nikko when Liberace And Liza Live! A Tribute comes to the club for what promises to be a gay night of entertainment.