Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 12 / 22 March 2018

Tessie needs help!

Tenderloin Tessie’s Holiday Dinners needs volunteers for its upcoming community dinner on Easter Sunday, April 8. Treasurer Michael Gagne said that people are needed to help out from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. the day of the event. Food donations are also welcome.

This year’s dinner takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin Street (at Geary) in San Francissco. Ham and all the trimmings will be served; attendees also get a gift bag. Tenderloin Tessie’s has been serving the hungry for more than 30 years.

To volunteer or make a donation, call Gagne at (415) 584-3252.

— Cynthia Laird, March 29, 2007 @ 11:14 am PST
Filed under: News

Edwards to continue prez race despite wife’s cancer

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards and his wife Elizabeth revealed Thursday, March 22 that her cancer had returned, but that he would continue his campaign for the White House.


— Cynthia Laird, March 22, 2007 @ 11:21 am PST
Filed under: News,Politics

Lesbian senators slam Pace

California’s three Democratic lesbian state senators – Carole Migden (San Francisco), Sheila Kuehl (Santa Monica), and Christine Kehoe (San Diego) – took the lead Thursday, March 15 in condemning Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace’s anti-gay rant in which he called gays “immoral.”

The letter calls on Pace to make an immediate public apology.


— Cynthia Laird, March 16, 2007 @ 11:14 am PST
Filed under: News,Politics

Kramer calls for ‘ACT UP Army’

In a lengthy speech given March 13 in New York City, author Larry Kramer, a co-founder of the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power, both mourned what he called the demise of the radical protest group, and called for a revived version of it, an “ACT UP Army.” Days, later, a protest was formed.


— Jim Provenzano, March 15, 2007 @ 1:10 pm PST
Filed under: News,Politics

Cyndi Lauper, Margaret Cho in Gay Rights Concert Tour

Cyndi Lauper just keeps on giving to the LGBT community. Now she’s letting Logo Network and the Human Rights Campaign use the title of her hit song, “True Colors,” (now considered more of a gay anthem than the music to a Kodak commercial) as the title of a national music tour to promote gay rights.

The 15-city “True Colors” concert tour, hosted by comic Margaret Cho, kicks off in Las Vegas on June 8, with a show in Berkeley, Friday June 29 at the Greek Theatre. The tour ends in Los Angeles on June 30.

“This tour is basically gonna be five hours of some of my favorite bands and me, and Margaret Cho making us laugh, and while we’re touring, we’re going to be raising awareness,” Lauper told The Associated Press on Friday. “I think people don’t know what’s going on, that’s all.”

Other tour talent includes gay singer/composer Rufus Wainright, the extra-gay Erasure, and Debbie Harry, formerly of Blondie.

Most of the performers are no stranger to gay fundraiser concerts. Harry’s performed at New York City’s Gay Pride events a few times. Several of the singers wowed crowds in Washington back in 2000 at HRC’s Equality Rocks concert, and Cho and Andy Bell of Erasure performed last summer in Chicago at Gay Games VII’s opening ceremonies. Lauper performed at the Games’ closing ceremony, donning a rainbow striped Statue of Liberty gown. Given the tour’s logo (see website), we expect to see her fabulously iconic couture on stage again.

— Jim Provenzano, March 12, 2007 @ 4:46 pm PST
Filed under: Arts,Music,Politics

Porn Party Creeps Cons

Mayor Gavin Newsom may have expressed his dislike of the straight porn company moving into the Mission armory, but he did issue a proclamation to Colt Studio last week at its 40th anniversary party, held in the Green Room, across the street from City Hall. The party was time with the Gay VN Awards, held Feb. 24 the Castro Theatre.


— Jim Provenzano, March 2, 2007 @ 12:27 pm PST
Filed under: film,Politics

Kinsey Sicks protested in South Carolina

sicks.jpgFurman University‘s Conservative Students for a Better Tomorrow have organized a petition to complain about the upcoming March 12 performance by San Francisco-based “drag-apella” quartet the Kinsey Sicks.


— Jim Provenzano, @ 12:26 pm PST
Filed under: Arts

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