One of the more exciting pieces of news regarding the state's reopening is the return of Empress Juanita MORE!'s annual Pride Party at 620 Jones on June 27, Pride Sunday.
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.!
1982 saw the Bay Area Reporter moving to a weekly format, which provided twice as much fascinating coverage, including the year's best in arts, and a popular Dog Show on Castro Street with an appearance by Shirley MacLaine.
In the newly-released collection 'Poetry Rx' of 50 inspiring poems, compiled with commentary and poetical analyses by psychiatrist Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., more than a third of the poets have either openly identified as queer, or skewed LGBTQ-ward.
Person to person, get ready to party in places, not shelter in place. We're collectively emerging from our mostly masked, indoors, cautious and creative collabs, like Munchkins wooed out of hiding by Glinda.
If you watched the new Netflix dramatized limited series, or the Amazon Prime documentary on fashion icon Halston, consider this rumination on those heady days when glamour created by a gay man ruled.
One idiosyncrasy of Frameline45 is that the international films are superior to the US/English language movies, especially because of their daring content. Check out our second batch of notable narrative films, including a few cinematic jewels.
'Out of Site: Haight-Ashbury,' an acid-free preservation and celebration of hippie-era queerdom, is a blend of walking tour, puppet show and playlets that introduce attendees to the life stories two epically eccentric San Francisco figures.
Turner Classic Movies will celebrate Pride Month with a special night of films by Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein on Monday, June 28, including 'The Times of Harvey Milk' and 'Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt.'
While most of the documentaries in Frameline45 are very good, none are great. In a rare occurrence, the narrative features this year are stronger entries than the documentaries. But there are some standouts.
Ty Herndon knows about love and acceptance. After proudly coming out as a gay man in 2014, he's performed at Pride festivals and released several albums. He's also producing the June 30 Concert of Love & Acceptance.
The eleven linked stories contained in Brandon Taylor's second literary foray are, for the most part, dominated by the voice of Lionel, a gay Black graduate student in mathematics.
Combining wit and wisdom, writer Paul Rudnick gives us much to think about while we are laughing, including in his new romantic and comic novel, 'Playing The Palace.'