Revelers at Sunday's Folsom Street Market fair who wanted a drink had to show something more than an ID to the doorman at many of the bars — proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
If you think we're focusing on Mr. Marcus' May 23 1985 Leather column just to show off a photo of handsome Bare Chest Calendar contestant Paul John Gillespie, you're right. But there's a bit of historic irony to also observe.
Now that in-person events are quickly becoming the norm, our ever-evolving listings will mutate. We're focusing on in-place events for now. Happy Pride etc.!
Disco star Sylvester is remembered in a new mural on the side of queer nightclub Oasis, 298 11th Street, in San Francisco's South of Market district.
Enjoy the bouquet of new and ongoing events in arts, nightlife and community; musical moments, movie memories, drags at drive-ins and more.
As advertised in the April 17, 1974 'Bay Area Reporter,' the EndUp's Jockey Short Contest, immortalized by Armistead Maupin in his best-selling 'Tales of the City' series, took place frequently at the South of Market nightclub.
From drive-in opera to museum tours, the in-person world of arts, nightlife and community is slowly opening. Mask up, get vaccinated, and enjoy it all, or some of it.
The building that houses The Eagle, a South of Market leather-themed LGBTQ bar, is still for sale, according to one of the real estate agents.
Spring has quite sprung and many arts, nightlife and community organizers and producers have emerged from their Zoom caves. Chirp, chirp.
As we continue to celebrate the Bay Area Reporter's 50th anniversary, let's look to arts nightlife and community groups that share our collective history. Long-running theater companies and even new online forums span the decades.
In honor of the B.A.R.'s 50th anniversary, let's look back on the past five decades of local leather seen through the lens of the paper, which is admittedly but a smidgen of the entirety of local leather history.
The Bay Area Reporter first published on April 1, 1971, two years after the New York Stonewall Riots. But the paper's emergence grew not out of activism, but from San Francisco's growing gay bar scene.
In what will undoubtedly be recalled as the biggest drag fundraiser in local history, Oasis nightclub's 12-hour three-camera marathon telethon more than doubled the initial goal by raising more than $253,000 through the club's March 6 online event.