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24 May 2019


Trump administration proposes eliminating protections for trans people in ACA

LATEST NEWS | By Lisa Keen | May 24

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services proposed Friday to "substantially revise" language in the Affordable Care Act to eliminate protections against discrimination based on gender identity in health care.

White Night riots recalled

NEWS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | May 22

About 100 people turned out on the eve of Harvey Milk Day to commemorate a dark day in San Francisco's history: the 40th anniversary of the White Night riots.

Appeals court rules for gay man in pension case

NEWS | By Meg Elison | May 22

In a reversal of a lower court decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals awarded spousal survivor benefits to a gay widower whose spouse worked for years at a San Francisco television station.

Housing dominates SF D5 supe race

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | May 22

With Mayor London Breed facing little opposition, so far, in her bid for a full four-year term this November, the race for the District 5 supervisor seat has become a proxy fight over the city's housing and homeless policies.

St. James Infirmary celebrates 20 years

NEWS | By Liz Highleyman | May 22

St. James Infirmary, San Francisco's peer-based clinic for sex workers, will celebrate its first two decades with a gala at Terra Gallery Sunday, June 2.

Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage

NEWS | By Heather Cassell | May 22

Following the Taiwanese legislature's approval of same-sex marriage May 17, couples plan to tie the knot Friday.

PRC center formally opens

NEWS | By BAR staff | May 22

PRC celebrated the official opening of its new integrated service center Wednesday, May 15.

Milpitas holds second Pride celebration

NEWS | By Heather Cassell | May 22

Milpitas will kick-off Pride month with one of the San Francisco Bay Area's first Pride celebrations Saturday, June 1.

Burrito Project keeps the food coming

NEWS | By Sari Staver | May 22

With more than 15,000 burritos delivered to people living on the street, San Francisco's Burrito Project recently celebrated its third anniversary.

Arts & Culture

Arts Events May 23-30, 2019

ARTS EVENTS | By Events Editor | May 22

Step up, roll up, sit down or standing room only for shows, exhibit, concerts and more arts events.

Andy Warhol unmasked

ART | By Sura Wood | May 21

"You cannot reach the end (or get to the bottom) of Warhol," Whitney Museum curator Donna De Salvo recently commented. Some visitors to "Andy Warhol — From A to B and Back Again" may feel the same.

What's up, DocFest?

MOVIES | By David Lamble | May 21

The 18th San Francisco Documentary Film Festival (SF DocFest), running May 29-June 13 at the Roxie and Brava Theaters and 518 Gallery, is perhaps the finest showcase for nonfiction films this side of Sundance.

Night music

MUSIC | By Philip Campbell | May 21

Gustav Mahler said, "A symphony must be like the world, it must embrace everything." San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas has agreed throughout his own career.

Angels, birds, Barber

MUSIC | By Roberto Friedman | May 21

We've been listening obsessively to the new Patricia Barber release "Higher" (ArtistShare). The out lesbian jazz pianist Barber is one of our favorite recording artists.

Too little smoke, too much mirror

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | May 21

"I wish we had a bar like this," one of my companions exclaimed upon seeing Devin Kasper's irresistibly inviting set for "The View UpStairs."


Nightlife Events May 23-30, 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | May 22

Rubber boots or kinky boots? Rain gear or drag, dear? You decide. Nightlife fun is on your side.

NCLR Gala @ Metreon City View

NIGHTLIFE | By Steven Underhill | May 22

The National Center for Lesbian Rights celebrated its 42nd anniversary on May 18 at the Marriott Marquis with a VIP dinner, dancing, face-painting and entertainment afterward at Metreon City View.

Leather Events, May 24 — June 9, 2019

LEATHER-KINK | By Race Bannon | May 22

From naked nights to safety classes, pee parties to movie nights, there's a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.

The Raid on Tommy's Place - a case of Cold War anti-queer crackdowns

BARCHIVE | By Michael Flanagan | May 16

Paranoia, red-baiting and homophobia swept across the United States in the early 1950s like a cold fire, and San Francisco was not exempt from its reach. The vile Joseph McCarthy and his toady Roy Cohn engaged the country in the Army-McCarthy hearings.

Tom Reardon - His Honor the Cabaret Star

CABARET | By David-Elijah Nahmod | May 15

Tom Reardon returns to Feinstein's at The Nikko for his eighth show on May 16 and 17. The singer, who also performs in musical theater, will offer his usual eclectic mix of songs: everything from The Great American Songbook to Bob Dylan and Fleetwood Mac.

Nightlife Events May 16-23, 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | May 15

Steppin' out, dressing' up, getting' down, see ya 'round the town.