by Michael Flanagan
It was like having a Google Bus driven through my heart when I read the news that gay Mission bar Esta Noche was closing after 34 years. I had not been there for a while and decided to return to check out the reaction of the community.
Marga Gomez said, “My biggest sadness is that Este Noche has been here for 34 years and it was special for the gay and Latino community when there was nowhere else to go without racism and homophobia. I’m going to miss it and miss it dearly.” (read more)
by Sean Timberlake
For too many years, the Castro was a dining desert, an anomaly in this foodiest of cities. The merit of many restaurants seemed to be determined more by the hunkiness of the waitstaff than the caliber of the food. Things have changed in recent years, though, and now there are more than a few respectable restos peppered throughout the neighborhood. Moreover, the diversity is unprecedented. I've done some diligent dining in the neighborhood, and so am serving forth a few favorite specific bites in the 'Stro. (read more)
On March 13, Keshet, an advocacy and networking group for LGBT Jews, will host , a wildly fun party in celebration of Purim, an annual Jewish festival. (read more)
Authentic, unique sounds are the attraction this week, along with performers’ sartorial savvy. This week, dress up, iron your shirt, skirt or skort, get out and stay classy. (read more)
This week we’ve got dildo flicks from five decades and two continents. On the more successful side is a C1R anthology, I Can’t Fit That in My Ass! But I’ll Try. It’s a bit of a mystery DVD. Cast members are listed on the box, but nowhere are we told who’s in each scene, or which movie a scene came from. I did the research. I’m just that kind of guy. (read more)