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The Raid on Tommy's Place - a case of Cold War anti-queer crackdowns

The Raid on Tommy's Place - a case of Cold War anti-queer crackdowns

By Michael Flanagan

Paranoia, red-baiting and homophobia swept across the United States in the early 1950s like a cold fire, and San Francisco was not exempt from its reach. The vile Joseph McCarthy and his toady Roy Cohn engaged the country in the Army-McCarthy hearings.

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By David-Elijah Nahmod | May 15, 2019

Tom Reardon returns to Feinstein's at The Nikko for his eighth show on May 16 and 17. The singer, who also performs in musical theater, will offer his usual eclectic mix of songs: everything from The Great American Songbook to Bob Dylan and Fleetwood Mac.

By Events Editor | May 15, 2019

Steppin' out, dressing' up, getting' down, see ya 'round the town.


By Steven Underhill | May 15, 2019

Equality California's annual awards gala, held at the Fairmont Hotel on May 11, included presentations of the Vanguard Leadership Award, presented by SF Mayor London Breed to Hon. Scott Weiner, who also got a birthday cake.

By Advertising Department | May 15, 2019

Advertising information for Inside Pride, the official magazine of San Francisco 2019


By Jim Provenzano | May 13, 2019

Ross Mathews will MC a night of comic insults hurled at Sister Roma, but it's all in fun; the upbeat series regular on 'RuPaul's Drag Race' will serve as a tonic to the Jungle Red claw-like insults from Roma's drag pals on May 18 at the Castro Theatre.

By Race Bannon | May 9, 2019

I've noticed how remarkably precise and specific some people have become with their stated sexual identities and options. Those people should teach a class titled How to Turn Off a Sexual Partner in 60 Seconds or Less.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | May 8, 2019

On Saturday May 18, funny lady Maureen McVerry will perform 'Verry McVerry 2019,' her ever-evolving, long-running cabaret act, at Oasis. It's a show that she has performed for an impressive 25 years.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | May 8, 2019

It's been ten years since comic extraordinaire and hostess with the mostess Lisa Geduldig began doing her monthly comedy shows at El Rio, and on Friday May 17 at 7pm, Geduldig will host a special show to celebrate this milestone year.


By Race Bannon | May 8, 2019

From Bare Chests to bare butts, meetings and exhibits, there's always a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.

By Jim Provenzano | May 8, 2019

When North Beach's Café Zoetrope offered an invitation to their Winemaker's Dinner, it was an offer we couldn't refuse. Godfather jokes aside, the stylish restaurant, owned by Francis Ford Coppola and his related winery, offers great food and wines.


By Events Editor | May 8, 2019

Where's fun? Here's fun. There's fun for everyone. Nightlife events under moon and sun.

By Steven Underhill | May 8, 2019

Cast members from the touring production of the musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory performed a variety of songs, skits and comedy sketches with host Ellie Monae.


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