Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 48 / 27 November 2014

Shawn Ryan dons his gay apparel at Feinstein's

Singer, actor, film producer and theatre teacher is already getting into the Christmas spirit, by sheer necessity.

"My December has always been about performing in other peoples holiday benefits," said Ryan in a phone interview from Los Angeles, where he was busy decorating a tree in the home he shares with his longtime partner, actor John Ainsworth.

Ryan isn't always so prepared. But his slew of holiday shows, including his gig at San Francisco's Feinstein's at the Nikko (Dec 6 & 7 at 7pm), have forced him to prepare in advance, since he'll be on the road for much of December.

"Our neighbors like to make comments about the tree as they walk by, since our window faces the street," he said. "But we won't turn the lights on just yet."

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Communal Tables: Finding food and friendship via meal sharing

Like a dutiful guest, I arrive with a bottle of wine. While I chat with the host, Kieran, a few others arrive. Over glasses of wine and beer, small talk evolves into fluid conversation, and before long it's time to head to the table. It is in nearly every way a typical dinner party, except for one thing. Every other person there is a complete stranger to me – including the host. (read more)

Stockings, stuffed

Looking for a little sexy stuff for a loved one, or for yourself? While others wait in lines at stores over the holiday weekend, you can enjoy some fun shopping locally and online to make your stocking stuffed and full of fun. (read more)

On the Tab,
Nov. 27-Dec. 4, 2014

Flurries of fun, spiked eggnog, hustle and shake on dance floors; it may not be Buffalo, and our winter's wet, but you can enjoy a brisk trek to find warming nightlife fun. (read more)

Leather - We're All
In This Together

One of the most beautiful things about the San Francisco Bay Area leather and kink scene is how connected and supportive everyone is with each other. (read more)

Karrnal Knowledge -
Hop on pop

We're indebted to Steven Saylor, who is my second favorite author of erotic stories (sorry, Steven, but Phil Andros will always be #1)... (read more)

Shooting Stars:
Aguilas 20th

Aguilas, the Latino/a LGBT HIV/AIDs prevention nonprofit, celebrated two decades on November 20, at a festive party held at Roccapulco... (read more)

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