Movies, TV series, Podcasts, Community

  • by Jim Provenzano, Editor, BARtab
  • Thursday July 7, 2022
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Peaches Christ's Midnight Mass podcast; '100 Years of Men in Love'; 'B-Boy Blues'; 'Cured'
Peaches Christ's Midnight Mass podcast; '100 Years of Men in Love'; 'B-Boy Blues'; 'Cured'

Streaming feature films, TV shows with LGBT characters, and listenable podcasts continue to entertain. For theater, music, museums and nightlife events, check out the latest weekly listings.


100 Years of Men in Love

David Millbern's documentary about vintage photos of men in affectionate portraits from the 1850s to the 1950s; on HereTV. (Read our feature article.)


Myles Yaksich's dark, dramatic thriller that examines the concept of self (identity, ethnicity and sexual orientation) in the context of societal pressures.

All of Us Strangers

Haunting acclaimed film from British auteur Andrew Haigh examines the main character's gay identity as well as grief, loneliness, alienation, regret, abandonment, and emotional pain; now on (Read our review.)

Anything's Possible

Billy Porter's directorial debut of Ximena García Lecuona's story about a trans girl's budding romance with a classmate; on Amazon Prime

The Assignment

Web series from the It Gets Better Project, a career and skill-readiness series pairing queer youth with LGBTQ+ professionals in the culinary industry.

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

Radu Jade's new film about a school teacher, who finds her career and reputation under threat after a personal sex tape is leaked on the Internet.

'100 Years of Men in Love'  

Joshua Guerci's no-holds-barred documentary chronicling 18 months in the life of Baloney, a mostly male, mostly naked San Francisco burlesque troupe. Viewable on iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, Spectrum, and inDemand.

B-Boy Blues @ BET plus
New film adapted from the James Earl Hardy novel, directed by Jussie Smollett; produced by Sampson McCormick, about Black gay men who find love.

Be Heard 22
New short documentary series on gender affirmation in Black LGBT communities.

Being Bebe
Emily Branham's acclaimed documentary about drag performer Bebe Zahara Benet, on Apple TV & Amazon Prime.

Gay drama about a Turkish swimmer who falls in love with his Swiss coach but is forced into a straight marriage.

'B-Boy Blues'  

The Book of Queer @ Discovery+
Author and historian Eric Cervini's fun new series on LGBTQ history with plenty of queer performers (Alex Newell, Leslie Jordan, Ross Mathews) and musical numbers.

The Browns @ OutTV
Drag duo comedy show about Tammie Brown and Kelly Mantle; Brown as a semi-retired singer and homemaker and Mantle as her drunk best friend; on OutTV, Apple TV, and Amazon Prime.

Building a Bridge
Documentary about Father James Martin, a Catholic priest, and his efforts to make the Catholic Church more accepting of the LGBTQ+ community; streaming on AMC+ thru June 21.

Call Me Mother @ Out TV
Three drag stars —Miss Peppermint, Crystal and Barbada— adopt the next generation of artists into their new drag houses, mentoring them through a fierce drag competitions. Check out many other LGBT-themed shows, too. $3.30 monthly subscription.

GLAAD video series about Black LGBTQ small business owners. YouTube

City Folx
Rae Dawn's queer comedy web series set in San Francisco, with drag kings and domestic fun. Support the Kickstarter at

Collar Confessions @ Here TV
Series based on Dwight Allen O'Neal's novel about a closeted pastor.

'Rock Hudson's Home Movies' @ Kino Lorber  

Coming of age/coming out film about two Latina girls on a high school track team; directed by Sammi Cohen and written by Kirsten King and Casey Rackham; on Hulu.

Bennett Singer and Patrick Sammon's fascinating documentary about the pioneering LGBTQ+ activists who fought to remove homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 1973.

The Disappointments
Season 1 of Rich Burns' gay comedy about older gay men in Los Angeles.

Fanny: The Right to Rock
Acclaimed documentary about the pioneering women's band.

Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer
Documentary about lesbian post-modern choreographer and avant-garde filmmaker Yvonne Rainer; airs on PBS/KQED June 30, 7pm.

Films @ Alamo Drafthouse
Enjoy new and repertory films with a full food and drink menu, super-comfy seats, and a strict no-cell-phone policy.

Films @ HereTV
Enjoy LGBT drama, comedies and more; new: cult horror filmmaker Mark Bessenger's new series, Gayliens: Love and the Mothman.

Films @ Kino Lorber
Variety of new and outstanding independent films, many with LGBTQ themes, including 'Neptune Frost' an AfroFururistic queer musical, the reissued 'Kamikaze Hearts,' the '80s underground lesbian porn classic, and (new) 30 films by Mark Rappaport ('Rock Hudson's Home Movies').

Films @ New Parkway Theater
Enjoy new, indie and classic films with a variety of comfy chairs and sofas. 474 24th St., Oakland.

Films @ Revry
The streaming service showcases hundreds of LGBT films.

Films @ Roxie
Watch new and repertory films in-person and online. 3117 16th St.

Fire Island
Joel Kim booster wrote and stars in the new comedy about a group of gay Asian men facing g snobs on the exclusive New York beach community. (Read our feature article)


Acclaimed gay drama based on the true story of Russian soldiers who hide their romance during the Cold War. (Read our interview with director/writer Peeter Rebane and actor/writer Tom Prior)

Generations In Time
Gary Schall's experimental short dance and music film highlights the unique, cherished bond between father and jobs HIV+ drag queen son as they support each other as both family members and creatives.

The House @ Fox Soul
New LGBTQ Black chat show.

Hey, Qween!
Johnny McGOvern hosts the supergay YouTube chat show.

Spanish film about two married friends who reconnect after a passionate teenage affair; on DVD and VOD, platforms including iTunes/Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, Vimeo, and through local cable & satellite providers.

Joe vs Carole
Gay fave John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch and lesbian SNL star Kate McKinnon costar in the darkly comic dramatic adaptation based on the popular Tiger King documentary series about eccentric wild animal collectors; on NBC's Peacock.

Julia Scotti: Funny That Way
Documentary about the life of the acclaimed trans standup comic.

LGBT Films @ Ariztical
Stream a variety of feature films, including (new) 'The Fashion Lover' and 'As Long As I'm Famous' starring David Chokachi.

LGBT films @ Breaking Glass
Stream a variety of LGBT films and series, including Season 3 of Woke, the French dramatic series.

LGBT Films @ TellFilms
Watch queer movies and documentaries, most with women's stories.

Strong Voices Television streams LGBT films, series, and even the Hotlanta Softball Tournament.

'Marcel the Shell With Shoes On'  

LGBTQ movies @ Filmsie
the free film streaming and social platform, today announces it has curated a catalogue of feature length and short films around LGBTQ+ stories and directors.

LGBTQ shows @ Logo
Enjoy queer content galore, including a new series, 'Spill,' hosted by Johnny Sibilly.

Lost Inside
An agoraphobic and washed up rock star is confronted by a nosy new neighbor and an imaginary nuisance pressuring him to leave his house and rejoin a life he both fears and has forsaken; streaming on Apple, Amazon and other websites.

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On
Jenny Slater stars in the adorable feature film about a tiny shell's hunt for his family. Stream online at (Read our review.)

Mayor Pete
Jesse Moss' documentary about Pete Buttigieg's presidential campaign, with his husband Chasten featured as well; on Amazon Prime.

Music Triumphs Homophobia
Documentary film about the Boston Gay Men's Chorus, directed by Michael Willer and Craig Coogan; on Amazon Prime Video.

No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics
Vivian Kleiman's documentary, based on Justin Hall's award-winning print anthology, about LGBT comic and cartoon pioneers and new talents. (Read our review.)

Nuclear Family @ HBO
Filmmaker Ry Russo-Young she turns the camera on her own past to explore the meaning of family in a three-part documentary series. In the late '70s/early '80s, when the concept of a LGBTQ family was inconceivable to most, Ry and her sister Cade were born to two lesbian mothers through a sperm donor.

Open To It
Frank Arthur Smith's new queer comedy web series with Laganja Estranja about a couple who explore becoming a throuple.

Bay Area comic and screenwriter Sampson McCormick also stars in the comedy about an overboard Beyoncé fan who risks everything to get to her concert; on Amazon Prime.

Poppy Field
Romanian film about a closeted policeman forced into confrontation at an anti-gay protest of a film screening. Rent online (plus several other LGBT foreign films) at

Pride Never Stops @ Hulu
The streaming service expands its LGBTQ programming, with favorite films and TV series ('Glee' seasons 1-6, 'Love, Victor seasons 1-3, 'Fire Island') and live-streams of New York City Pride (June 26 9am-12pm PT).

Q-Force on Netflix
Animated comic parody of spy capers features several LGBT characters and voice actors (Sean Hayes, Wanda Sykes). (See our feature article with co-creator Gabe Liedman.) Netflix

New queer music video showcase created by musicians Kisos and Cory Stewart.


Queer as Folk @ Peacock
New reboot of the British and U.S. series about a tightknit group of LGBT friends, this time set in New Orleans.

Queer Genius
Chet Pancake's docu-series about five queer female artists: Barbara Hammer, Eileen Myles, Black Quantum Futurism, Moor Mother, and Dynasty Handbag / Jibz Cameron, who unapologetically break down barriers in their creative fields outside of mainstream culture.

Red, White & Royal Blue
The hit gay romcom based on the best-selling novel about the U.S. president's son's affair with a British royal prince; on Amazon Prime. (Read our review and our interview with director Matthew Lopez.)

Right to Try
Short films about Jeffery Drew's struggle to get on an HIV drug trail in the 1990s.

Shit & Champagne
D'Arcy Drollinger and her crew's wacky photo retro exploitation sex comedy, adapted from the hit nightclub show, hits Apple TV and Amazon Prime Video.

Season 2 of Jason Stuart and Mitch Hara's gay comedy series.

Somebody Somewhere
Comedy series starring and executive-produced by comedian and singer Bridget Everett follows Sam, a true Kansan on the surface who, beneath it all, struggles to fit the hometown mold.

Sort Of
Gender-fluid millennial Sabi Mehboob straddles various identities, from sexy bartender at an LGBTQ bar, to the youngest child in a large Pakistani family, to the de facto parent of a downtown hipster family; on HBO Max

Spoiler Alert
Jim Parsons, Ben Aldridge and Sally Field star in the gay drama based on Michael Ausiello's memoir.

Stories of Resistance: Documentaries by Arthur Dong
Stream compelling documentaries about Asian Americana and LGBT subjects made by the award-winning director.

Strictly for the Birds
Jon Garcia's film about Kate Birdsall, an elder trans woman's life story.

Strong Voices Television
New LGBT streaming service hosts feature films, series, documentaries, podcasts and more. $6 a month.

Surviving the Silence
Documentary about three women in the military whose lives changed the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.


Tampa Baes @ Amazon Prime
New reality show about two lesbian couples and their life & career ups and downs.

Kevin Bacon stars in the horror/slasher film set at a creepy anti-LGBT conversion camp; on Peacock.

Tom Swift @ CW
New TV series about a Black gay adventurer set on finding his missing inventor father.

Twenties @ BET
Season 2 of the comedy series about 'Hattie,' a masculine-presenting queer Black woman in her 20s, played by Jonica T. Gibbs.

We're Here @ HBO
Season 2 of the Emmy-nominated weekly series features drag stars Eureka O'Hara, Shangela and Bob the Drag Queen.

Alex Lev's 'silent' comic film (with music, captions and multilingual ASL) about a Deaf man's struggles in Hollywood, created with a mostly Deaf cast and crew.

The Whistle
Documentary about a secret code created by and shared among young lesbians in 1970s and '80s Albuquerque as a means of self-identification and finding community.

Who Am I Now?
In Louise E. Lathey's debut film, new friends Erin and Alex discover a mutual attraction that neither of them have ever felt before; streaming via multiple outlets.

With Love
Romantic comedy series about an American Latin family, including Mark Indelicato as the gay son with a boyfriend; on Amazon Prime.

WOW PresentsPlus
Streaming drag shows and more from World of Wonder, including the multiple 'RuPaul's Drag Race' shows; new: 'Vanjie: 24 Hours of Love' a queer dating reality show. $4.99/month, $50 per year.

'Johnny McGovern is Gay AF'  

After Broad and Market
Investigative podcast explores crimes against Black and LGBT people.

After Hours with Zach Noe Towers
The gay comic hosts a show with frank, funny discussions of sexuality; biweekly on Thursdays at 9pm ET / 6pm PT beginning June 15, with replays Fridays at 5am PT and Saturdays 6pm PT.

Art is Awesome
Emily Wilson's podcast features artists in varied media, including LGBTQ artists. art-is-awesome-with-emily-wilson

Being Seen
GLAAD's new podcast focuses on the Black gay and queer male experience, hosted by Darnell Moore, producer of Being Seen and singer, actor and activist, Lawrence "Miss Lawrence" Washington.

Bridger Winegar's 'I Said No Gifts!'
Comic gay episodic podcast with celebrity guests.

Broadway Podcast Network
Enjoy talks and audio performances with writers, composers, actors and professionals in theater.

Broadway Radio
Online Broadway music radio station featuring the best in the Off-Broadway, Broadway, and the London stage. 'Styles of Stephen Sondheim' with music scholar Gail Leondar-Wright, 'Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia' author Rick Pender and others; hosted by Stuart Brown.

Come Out, Come Out
Joanna Katcher and Mo Welch cohost a podcast about coming out and other related topics, with LGBTQ guests. www.spotify

Community Talks @ Manny's
In-person and online events discussing local and global community issues. 3092 16th St.

Confess Your Mess
Gay couple AJ Gibson and Emile Ennis, Jr. cohost a lighthearted podcast with celebrity guests.

Silas Dean and Stew Kurz 's podcast about true crime stories, with an LGBTQ

Environmental Drag Queen
Patti Gonia and Alex discuss nature, outdoors love, the environment and their connections in drag personae.

Elton John's Rocket Hour
The gay music megastar hosts his weekly music show on Apple.

Finding Fire Island
New docu-podcast about the history of the exclusive LGBT New York island communities, with Margaret Cho, Joel Kim Booster, Matt Rogers, Paul Rudnick and many others.

For Good Measure
Podcast with BIPOC, Women, and LGBTQIA Creative Artists from Ensemble for These Times.

Podcast about all sorts of sexuality, with famous queer people and ordinary folks.

A gay dads podcast with David F.M. Vaughn and Gavin Lodge.

House of Mystery
Author and radio show host Alan R. Warren interviews dozens of LGBT authors and activists.

In the Key of Q
Dan Hall's podcast with interviews and selections by LGBTQ musicians.

I Still Think About You
Noir drama podcast from The Boys in the Band revival actor Brian Hutchison is part memoir, part psychological thriller, and part love letter to Broadway.

Johnny McGovern is Gay AF
The 'Hey, Qween' host and rapper's very gay weekly podcast.

Elisabeth Paige's 'Mindful Happy Kids'  

Latina Stream Queens
Marga Gomez' new YouTube channel of shows, interviews, comedy skits and more.

LGBT Asylum Project Podcast
Creator and host of the LGBTQ Asylum podcast is 28-year-old Sayid Abdul, a queer Uighur refugee who was granted political asylum in 2018.

Life Out Loud
Award-winning gay Black sports journalist LZ Granderson hosts a podcast with notable guests.

Messy Situations
LGBT-inclusive podcast series on funny and odd personal situations and learning experiences, co-hosted by Kane Sarhan and Michele Promaulayko.

Midnight Mass Podcast
Peaches Christ presents an online audio show with Michael Varrati about horror and cult movies; on Apple and Spotify.

Mindful Happy Kids
Children's author Elisabeth Paige's LGBTQ-inclusive series explores mindfulness, coping skills, interviews with artists and pet therapy.

Modern Gays
Gay couple Daniel and Garet host a show about topics related to LGBTQ lifes, covering everything from personal stories of identity and love, to sociopolitical challenges faced by the community

Move, I'm Gay
The totally gay fun podcast celebrates its 100th episode, starring Francisco and Brendan as Franny and Brenda.

On the Mic: Outspoken LGBTQ Storytelling
LGBTQ storytelling podcast based at the famed Chicago gay bar Sidetrack. on-the-mic-outspoken-lgbtq-storytelling

Out in the Bay
The long-running LGBT radio show has returned with new podcast episodes, and an extensive archive. Host Eric Jansen welcomes artists, community leaders, scholars and celebrities.

OutFest, the Los Angeles LGBT film festival, hosts an online array of panel discussions, audio interviews and short documentary films.

Planet Classroom
Instructional podcasts on a variety of issues, including LGBT subjects.

Probably True
Podcast with queer stories, "a smutty-but-charming collection of personal misadventures."

The Qube
E3 Radio's black LGBTQ radio show and podcast.

Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill
Acclaimed author Lee Wind's episodic adaptation of his eponymous YA book; thirty-six episodes on five Thursdays in June.

The Queerness
SF Pride's podcast with notable hosts and LGBTQ guests (Franco Stevens, Michelle Meow, Snaxx, Vinny Eng and more).

Queer Powers
Indie channel of chats radio shows, vintage zine archives and drag shows.

'Sound Barrier: Sylvester'  

A Queer Serial
LGBT-themed podcasts with voice actors such as Sam Pancake (Transparent, Gilmore Girls), Matthew Reimer, Radical Faeries' Will Roscoe and Joey Cain, and Chicago performers Salvio Gado and Jon Martinez, along with real recordings of pioneers including transgender entertainer Christine Jorgensen, civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, lesbian journalist Edythe Eyde, and oral histories from participants in the White Night Riots.

Queer Nightlife Talks
Blog and links to talks among Bay Area nightlife organizers and producers, with community input and opinions. Tune in, offer assistance or thoughts.

Queer Spirit Podcast
Conversations with artists, healers and activists who enliven, heal and empower LGBTQ+ communities; hosted by Nick Venegoni.

Queercore Podcast
The QueerCore Podcast, hosted by August Bernadicou, elucidates radical, LGBTQ activists' histories in recorded shows with Mark Segal, Phyllis Lyon, Don Kilhefner, Jack Fritscher, drag rocker Jayne County, Vanguard Editor Keith St. Clare, a Theater of the Ridiculous oral history, veteran gay rights activist and prolific author Perry Brass, SF Tavern Guild cofounder and bar owner legend Robbie Robinson, the Rev. Ed Hansen, Rev. Robert Cromey, veteran activist Martha Shelley; community activist Gene Fedorko, pioneering LA gay dance club owner Jewel Thais-Williams, and punk drag rock sensation Jayne County.

Queerly Beloved
Wil Fisher's show covers diverse spiritual issues with notable guests.

Dane Stewart's fascinating podcast uncovers the extraordinary life of Daryl Allen, a forgotten playwright who died from AIDS in 1991.

Sound Barrier: Sylvester
New multi-episode podcast all about music icon Sylvester, with music, archival Sylvester interns, and talks with Billy Porter, Mykki Blanco, Bob the Drag Queen, Big Freedia, Alex Newell, and interviews with Patti LaBelle, John Waters, and many others.

Sounds Gay
Sarah Esocoff and SiriusXM's Stitcher Studios podcast tells the stories of queer people whose lives have been transformed by music. From a closeted Christian music star to a trans professional soprano, Esocoff dives into the stories of queer people whose lives have been transformed by music.

Sounds of Broadway
24/7 radio station plays classic Broadway songs, with interviews and trivia shows, too. New Stephen Sondheim and 'West Side Story' tribute programs, including author Barry Singer (Ever After: Forty Years of Musical Theater and Beyond 1977-2020), also Rick Pender, Ethan Mordden and Eddie Shapiro.

Taimi Talks
LGBTQ personalities (Jason Wimberly, Chris Mosier, Monique Heart and others) share guest-talks on various topics, with/on the Taimi app. (Apple Store or Google Play).

This Queer Book Saved My Life!
Podcast about favorite books, with host J.P. Der Boghossian, readers, and celebrity authors. (Read our interview.)

Film professional and multi-talent Nahshon Dion's collection of videos with interviews, event coverage with a focus on Black culture, trans visibility and LGBTQ community. on YouTube

Twits in Love
Broadway Podcast network presents Tom Alan Robbins' audio comedy with steampunk setting, starring Michael Urie, Christian Borle, Mary Testa, James Monroe Iglehart, Lillias White and others.

The Unseen World
Ira Marlow's queer scifi musical podcast features a bevy array of local and TV, theater, film and opera voice talents.

Vibe Check
Sam Sanders, Saeed Jones, and Zach Stafford dissect news, entertainment, and culture through a Black queer lens.

Word for Wordcast
The theater ensemble known fostering short stories 'word for word' has a news series of podcasts in the same literary style.

Jayne Lockwood, SA 'Baz' Collins and Vance Bastian interview LGBTQ storytellers, authors, share film reviews and more; also posted on YouTube.

You Make Me Real
LGBT podcast series, with Juanita MORE! & David Glamamore, Joan Jett Blakk, Lynn Breedlove and Tom Ammiano.

Rainbow World Fund  

Castro Country Club
The LGBT-inclusive sober space holds meetings and events. 4058 18th St.

Gay Men's Sketch @ online/Mark I Chester Studio
Join the weekly online Zoom drawing session, with male models. Tuesdays, 6:30pm. $20 suggested donation. 1229 Folsom St.

GLBTQ+ Asian Pacific Alliance
Meetings, events and more for GLBTQ+ Asians.

Horizons Foundation
Community foundation invests in LGBTQ nonprofits, strengthen a culture of LGBTQ giving, fundraising, and events.

Jewish Community Center
In-person and online Pride-related events thru June. 3200 California St.

Jewish LGBTQ nonprofit hosts online events and talks.

Les Leventhal Yoga
The gay yoga instructor leads online classes.

LGBT Asylum Project
Local nonprofit aides LGBTQ refugees.

LGBTQ Connection
Sonoma and Napa nonprofit hosts numerous events, including youth, elder groups, counseling.

LGBTQ History Project
August Bernadicou's interviews and stories on LGBTQ activists' histories; special LA and NYC Pride history interviews. Also, recorded talks with lesbian activist Ellen Broidy, Bay Area Gay Liberation's Charlier Hinton, (new) Dan Nicoletta, Phyllis Lyon, Jack Fritscher, drag rocker Jayne County, Vanguard Editor Keith St. Clare, a Theater of the Ridiculous oral history, veteran gay rights activist and prolific author Perry Brass, and a 'lost' interview with 'Pink Narcissus' director James Bidgood.

Manny's Events
The cafe hosts meetings, music concerts, Ukraine fundraisers and community talks; in-person and online. 3092 16th St.

Modern Family Show Expo @ Pier 27
The one-day-only family-building expo to feature leading experts, special guest speakers, educational seminars, and exhibitor zones in the fields of surrogacy, IVF/IUI, adoption, fostering, co-parenting, fertility preservation, solo parenting, egg/sperm donation and more. $36-$55. Oct. 29, 9am-5:30pm. 

My Life is Worth Living
Teen support videos in five powerful, diverse stories told over 20 episodes, for for teens struggling with mental health, including LGBTQ youth.

The National AIDS Memorial @ Golden Gate Park
The dedicated grove of memorials allows for peaceful contemplation of those lost; also, regular events, and online exhibits. 320 Bowling Green Drive. New: Change the Pattern, an initiative by the National AIDS Memorial and Southern AIDS Coalition to reimagine the fight to end HIV/AIDS in the South.

Rainbow World Fund
Support international aid and outreach programs, not just LGBT causes, including the new Ukraine Emergency Fund.

SF LGBT Center
Meetings, youth services and more events, including employment assistance, yoga classes, well-being workshops, and more. 1800 Market St., and online. 1800 Market St.

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