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Online Extra: Election 2020: Rivals pounce on Bloomberg at Dem debate

By Lisa Keen | Thursday Feb 20, 2020
"Horse-faced lesbians." That was one of the first barbs tossed at the Democratic presidential field's newcomer, billionaire former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, Wednesday night, in the party's most combative debate yet.

Editorial: Reelect Pelosi and congressional Dems

By BAR Editorial Board | Wednesday Feb 19, 2020
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who represents San Francisco in Congress, will almost certainly be reelected

John Cameron Mitchell - Sharing new works, post-Hedwig

By Jim Gladstone | Wednesday Feb 19, 2020
Since Hedwig and the Angry Inch debuted as an edgy Off-Broadway musical in 1998, John Cameron Mitchell has steadily worked on other projects, including a new podcast musical, Anthem: Homonculus, one of two projects he'll attend in the Bay Area.

Online Extra: Gilead loses PrEP patent battle

Sunday Feb 16, 2020
A federal patent appeals board has refused a request from Gilead Sciences Inc. to invalidate two patents the Department of Health and Human Services claims to hold on the use of medications for PrEP.

Naval records indicate SF library's Milk discharge paperwork a fake

Saturday Feb 15, 2020
A trove of naval records obtained by the Bay Area Reporter confirm that the late gay civil rights leader and San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk was given an "other than honorable" discharge from the U.S. Navy and forced to resign on February 7, 1955.

San Francisco Pride official magazine now accepting space reservations

By Advertising Department | Thursday Feb 13, 2020
'INSIDE PRIDE', the official magazine of San Francisco Pride is now accepting space reservations.

Leslie Jordan has tales to tell

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Wednesday Feb 12, 2020
Best known for his hilarious portrayal of Beverly Leslie, a queenie gay Republican on Will & Grace, funny man Leslie Jordan returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko on February 19 and 20 with Over-Exposed, two evenings of storytelling.

Analysis: Election 2020: Buttigieg finishes 2nd in NH primary

By Lisa Keen | Wednesday Feb 12, 2020
LGBT leaders in New Hampshire were widely divided on whom to support in Tuesday's Democratic presidential primary, but the LGBT community could celebrate another history-making performance by gay presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg.

Orlando's odyssey across time & gender

By Sura Wood | Tuesday Feb 11, 2020
Tilda Swinton has curated her first art exhibition, a photography show named for "Orlando," a fable she has called a "wild goose chase of a fantasy" and a "magic carpet ride."

Exclusive: Gay bathhouses could one day return to SF

Sunday Feb 9, 2020
Nearly four decades after they shuttered amid a court fight at the height of the AIDS epidemic, gay bathhouses could return to San Francisco under a policy change being sought by gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman.

Newsom pardons Bayard Rustin

Thursday Feb 6, 2020
Governor Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that he has granted a posthumous pardon to gay, black civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, whose 1953 arrest in Pasadena, California on vagrancy charges led to jail time and inclusion on the sex offender registry.

Jock Talk: Super Bowl lived up to the hype, despite 49ers' loss

Thursday Feb 6, 2020
The game itself featured some horrendous officiating and a dramatic comeback against a defense that went from withering to withered.

Updated: Lopez hired as SF Pride's new ED

Wednesday Feb 5, 2020
The board that oversees San Francisco Pride hired its permanent executive director three weeks ago but didn't announce it until more than two weeks later.

Rocket Man opens up

By Cornelius Washington | Tuesday Feb 4, 2020
Elton John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in Penner, England, the only child of abusive parents.

Kate Baldwin: Singing the praises of others

By Jim Gladstone | Wednesday Jan 15, 2020
When Broadway star Kate Baldwin ('Finian's Rainbow,' 'Hello Dolly!') takes the stage at Feinstein's at the Nikko next weekend, you'll notice something unusual. The two-time Tony nominee's music director and accompanist is a woman, Georgia Stitt.

Nightlife Events Jan. 16-23, 2020

By Events Editor | Wednesday Jan 15, 2020
What if you went to a bar or nightclub you've never visited before? Would you feel nervous, self-conscious? Out of place? Disrupt the dress codes, and unspoken ageism and race codes at Bay Area bars and clubs. Be the unexpected.

Cockettes are Golden @ Victoria Theatre

By Jim Provenzano | Wednesday Jan 8, 2020
The 50th anniversary of The Cockettes was celebrated at the Victoria Theatre on Jan. 4 with hours of numbers from original Cockettes musicals, and other songs.

Nightlife Events Jan. 9-16, 2020

By Events Editor | Wednesday Jan 8, 2020
Now is the winter of our discoteque, or disco, but no techno. Anyway, shake a tail-feather to cool comedy, dancing bears and Bowie tributes.

Sharon McNight: Cabaret legend 'comes home' to Feinstein's

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Wednesday Jan 8, 2020
Tony-nominated Broadway star and cabaret legend Sharon McNight returns to San Francisco, a city she once called home. The diva extraordinaire will be performing a very special show, Homecoming: The San Francisco Years, January 15 and 16 at Feinstein's.

Polar Bear Skate @ Union Square Ice Rink

By Steven Underhill | Wednesday Jan 8, 2020
2020 started off brisk and witty with costumed 'polar bear' skaters taking to the ice in skivvies, onesies and winter-themed costumes on Jan. 1 at the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square, which is open through Jan. 20.

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