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Pride 2019: Five decades of queer rebellion

Pride 2019: Five decades of queer rebellion

By BAR staff

Welcome to the Bay Area Reporter's special Pride section. Stories are headlined with "Pride 2019."

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By David-Elijah Nahmod | June 26, 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.

By Roberto Friedman | June 25, 2019

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."


By Gregg Shapiro | June 25, 2019

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.

By Tavo Amador | June 25, 2019

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.


By Brian Bromberger | June 25, 2019

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.

By Gilbert Baker | June 25, 2019

An excerpt from Gilbert Baker's posthumous memoir, "Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Color."


By Heather Cassell | June 25, 2019

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.

By Meg Elison | June 25, 2019

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.


By Veronica Dolginko | June 25, 2019

The years during and surrounding Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidency were some of the most socially conservative this country has ever seen.

By Cynthia Laird | June 25, 2019

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.


By Jim Gladstone | June 25, 2019

A look at San Francisco's famed 'Beach Blanket Babylon' ahead of the show's final farewell at the end of the year.

By Charlie Wagner | June 25, 2019

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.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | June 25, 2019

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.

By Brian Bromberger | June 25, 2019

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.


By Alex Madison | June 21, 2018

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.

By Cynthia Laird | June 21, 2018

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.


By Sari Staver | June 21, 2018

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."

By Heather Cassell | June 21, 2018

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.


By Alex Madison | June 21, 2018

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.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | June 21, 2018

In the 2017 miniseries "When We Rise," a docudrama that tells the story of the birth of San Francisco's gay rights movement during the 1970s and 1980s, actor Michael K. Williams, who portrayed gay activist Ken Jones, was featured in a courtroom scene.


By Matthew S. Bajko | June 21, 2018

Inside an office space carved out of the ground floor of the San Francisco LGBT Community Center is a staff of three working to uplift the city's transgender residents as well as underserved members of the broader LGBT community.

By Cynthia Laird | June 21, 2018

The Dykes on Bikes have blazed a trail for decades, leading the San Francisco Pride parade in a symbol of lesbian power and resistance. So, it was sad to hear that Soni Wolf, one of the group's founding members, died April 25.


By Alex Madison | June 21, 2018

The 48th annual San Francisco Pride parade will be the first syndicated Pride parade in the world, according to George Ridgely Jr., executive director of the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee.

By Alex Madison | June 21, 2018

The Trans and Dyke marches are expected to draw thousands of queers to San Francisco this weekend.


By Charlie Wagner | June 21, 2018

Golden Gate University has long supported diversity and it did so once more when it chose Anthony Niedwiecki to be its new law school dean in August 2017.

By Jim Piechota | June 20, 2018

For gay readers cultivating families of their own, there remains a distinct need for literary nourishment especially written for the young ones.


By Tavo Amador | June 20, 2018

The Swedish Royal Academy's decision to award the 1947 Nobel Prize for Literature to Andre Gide (1869-1951) was revolutionary. Never before had an openly homosexual author been given that prize.

By Gregg Shapiro | June 20, 2018

The following titles are suggestions for reading on a park bench, at the beach or anywhere the sun is warmly shining on you.


By Heather Cassell | June 20, 2018

France will show its pride in San Francisco this weekend.

By Alex Madison | June 20, 2018

Every year, the San Francisco Pride celebration brings new faces and new entertainment to the multitude of attendees, and most of the action takes place on Sunday with the parade and celebration.


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