Welcome to the Bay Area Reporter's special Pride section. Stories are headlined with "Pride 2019."
SF Pride promises a plethora of exciting live entertainment on the mainstage, Sunday June 30. From drag queens to singers, to political leaders and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the line-up offers a wide variety of sights and sounds.
There's an old comic movie about a European charter tour called "If It's Tuesday, It Must Be Belgium." Likewise, you could call the movie of our whirlwind last week "If It's Thursday, It Must Be Frameline."
Celebrations of families with same-gender parents, "My Two Dads and Me" and "My Two Moms and Me" (both Doubleday), by Michael Joosten and Izak Zenou, feature kids having breakfast, going to the park, having lunch.
Prominent stage, movie, and television actor. Dramatist. Novelist. Lyricist. Composer. Singer. Cabaret star. Theatre and film director. Celebrated raconteur. Insightful diarist. Noel Coward (1899-1973) was all those things.
While she was not the greatest singer of the 20th century, Judy Garland was possibly the greatest entertainer of the modern age. June 22 was the 50th anniversary of her untimely death at age 47 from an accidental overdose of barbiturates.
An excerpt from Gilbert Baker's posthumous memoir, "Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Color."
Half a century after the Stonewall riots ignited a community that had long lived in the shadows, LGBT historians from around the world gathered in San Francisco for the Queer History Conference last week.
While the eyes of the nation often turn to San Francisco in June for the definitive Pride celebration, some of the people who define Pride for the city are celebrating on the East Coast this year.
The years during and surrounding Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidency were some of the most socially conservative this country has ever seen.
Arriving at the "Queer California: Untold Stories" exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California one recent weekday afternoon, the faint, familiar sound of Sylvester's "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" could be heard coming from inside.
A look at San Francisco's famed 'Beach Blanket Babylon' ahead of the show's final farewell at the end of the year.
The Russian River Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have been a steady force in Guerneville, sparking joy, as is their mission, while gaining acceptance for both themselves and the greater LGBT community in a rural area.
Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black is famous now, but growing up poor, gay, and Mormon taught him a lot, especially about his relationship with his disabled mother.
As the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion approaches, long considered the birth of the modern gay rights movement, people may think that they know what transpired and why it was so important.
Welcome to this year's Besties, the Bay Area Reporter's readers' poll of favorite people, places, and things.
Best LGBT Nonprofit SF LGBT Community Center This year, the Besties made this category all about local LGBT centers. When the ballots were counted, the San Francisco LGBT Community Center topped the field.
Best Dog Park Duboce Dog Park Duboce Dog Park in the Castro remains a favorite of Bay Area Reporter readers.
Best Beach Marshall's Beach After this winter's deluges, a day at the beach is certainly in order. And for San Francisco residents, the easiest way to sprawl out on the sand is to head to this formally hidden away gay seaside spot.
You may have noticed a few new winners this year. In the tradition of multi-year winners who gracefully volunteered to move to 'emeritus' status, in order to give other talented folks a chance, we've omitted a few familiar favorites.
They love the nightlife, they love to boogie. And this year, our creatures of the night like to mix it up. We've got all new winners in the bartending category, a ladies rout in the comedy club, and a wake-up call in the gogo guys competition.
"We are everywhere!" may be a queer community rallying cry, but once again, Bestie voters don't seem to eat anywhere but the Castro and the Mission.
Our Bestie winner in Sex celebrate businesses that help you embrace your desires. We want you to embrace, engage with and utilize them while you still can.
We are pleased as punch to bring you the 2019 Besties Award winners in nine Arts & Culture categories. Along with sampling some press appreciations of the winners, we also list the second-place and third-place winners and runners-up. Congratulations, all!
Monday night is not a usual night to step out and see a show. Which means we'll all be free to meet up at the Oasis on Mon., April 8, to see Charles Busch in his brand-new cabaret act.
Balloting for the Bay Area Reporter's ninth readers' poll, the Besties, begins next week (Thursday, January 31).
It has been 15 years since Socorro Moreland transitioned. It was an experience that inspired his career working with trans men of color to ensure they receive the help they need to live healthy, safe, and happy lives.
When Jackie Gallanagh moved to the Bay Area from Ireland in 1996, there were 17 Irish pubs in San Francisco. She tried most of them.
After a three-year court battle to be allowed to use the boy's bathroom at his rural Virginia high school, trans teen Gavin Grimm said the experience has "opened up my world."
It's a pioneering position to be in, and it appears that Anthony Ross has the right stuff to pave the path to build real change that will impact the South Bay's transgender community for years to come.
At 16 years old, most kids' priorities are getting their driver's license, being a part of the popular circle at school, or taking perfectly lit selfies.