Issue:  Vol. 45 / No. 5 / 29 January 2015

Mother's day: Heklina
and crew reinvent drag, again

"I have always thought the PC police are way out of line." Heklina writes to me via email about the "T" word that was the source of much criticism last year. From RuPaul's Drag Race to her own long-running Trannyshack; the drag-night institution that incorporated the term that offended so many— use of "tranny" was more likely to be defined as a slur than a term of endearment. (read more)

BARchive - an Oasis of civilization: The history of SoMa's newest nightclub

"San Francisco; an oasis of civilization in the California desert." – Addison DeWitt, All About Eve

If the walls could only talk, what stories the Oasis would have to tell.

It started its life as the Polly Ann Restaurant in the middle of blue-collar auto shops and gas stations. You can almost see the gingham tablecloths and smell the spaghetti. When it became the Covered Wagon in 1968 and turned gay, it was still a restaurant, but it evolved into a bar that held private parties for the mysteriously named "Longhorn Club." (read more)

Jason Brock

Former X Factor contestant Jason Brock will be performing at the Oasis on Friday, January 30. The show marks the singer's drag debut. (read more)

On the Town - Candidating

Leave it to Lookout to create another fundraising opportunity out of thin air! Their recent Winter Onesie Party raised money for the AIDS Memorial Grove while giving guests several eyes-full of studs packed into a variety of onesies. (read more)

BARchive - The Imperial Court of San Francisco

Few charitable organizations enter a fourth decade, but the Imperial Court certainly did, electing two of its youngest monarchs ever in 1997... (read more)

On the Tab,
Jan 29-Feb 5, 2015

If you've been to drag events at The Edge, DNA Lounge, the new Oasis, or enjoyed local drag productions of The Golden Girls , you've seen the affable Eddie Bell as Cookie Dough. (read more)

Karrnal Knowledge -
Back on the train gang

Our itinerant porn columnist discusses HIV infection on-set, the death of porny muscle stud Greg Plitt, and -once fictional, now real- jailbird Johnny Rapid. (read more)

Sexuality -
Bennett Anthony

Bennett Anthony is one of the best new guys in porn. He's a natural man who enjoys his work, and does it well. (read more)

Head First -
Rubbed right

I'm always sore from working out, and I'm always thinking about sex. So when a friend of mine told me about Bondassage... (read more)

Shooting Stars:

For Sunday brunch and a fun drag show, head out to the Mission at Balançoire, where mimosas and merriment collide. (read more)

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