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Sporting lives: Mark Brown's 'Gay Games I: The True Story: The Forgotten Man'

By Roger Brigham | Wednesday Jun 3, 2020
Thirty-eight years ago, Mark Brown, an early organizer in local LGBT softball and bowling leagues, left the organizing group of the inaugural Gay Games. Now he has published a book that shares his perspective on his 'forgotten' involvement.

Life with Leon Acord: new book chronicles the life of a gay actor

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Wednesday Jun 3, 2020
In his new book 'Sub-Lebrity: The Queer Life of a Show-Biz Footnote,' actor and former San Franciscan Leon Acord, now a resident of Hollywood, chronicles his life as an openly gay theater actor and a performer in low budget independent film.

Chillin' with Dylan Rice: gay musician's new music of 'Fits and Fevers'

By Gregg Shapiro | Tuesday Jun 2, 2020
There aren't many up and coming gay singer-songwriters who can say that they were given the seal of approval by queer royalty at the start of their careers. But Dylan Rice can. Styx co-founder and bassist Chuck Panozzo.

Homing's In: Pride month arts, nightlife & community events

Tuesday Jun 2, 2020
Amid protests and a pandemic, as Pride month gets underway, you can find a bit of relief with a rainbow of arts, nightlife and community events.

Online Extra: 'Rainbow Tomatoes' highlights LGBT media coverage of historic films

By Jim Provenzano | Tuesday Jun 2, 2020
In honor of Pride Month, Rotten Tomatoes, the film and TV review website, focuses on several historic LGBT publications' coverage of historic films, including the Bay Area Reporter.

Online Extra: We're Still Here, a 12-hour Pride party (postponed)

By Jim Provenzano | Monday Jun 1, 2020
On June 5, 12pm to 12am, SF Pride and Eventbrite's 'We're Still Here,' a twelve-hour Pride month celebration, with DJs, drag acts film excerpts and discussions, has been postponed.

Online Extra (update): Lambda Literary Award winners announced

By Jim Provenzano | Saturday May 30, 2020
Considered the Oscars of queer publishing, the annual Lambda Literary Awards were not held in person this year, but announced on June 1.

Online Extra: 'A Queer Serial's podcasts cover more LGBT history

By Jim Provenzano | Saturday May 30, 2020
A Queer Serial presents a new series of LGBT-themed podcasts about the pioneering early days of the LGBT civil rights movment.

Online Extra: 'Allen Ginsberg and Beat Poetry' at CJM May 31

By Jim Provenzano | Friday May 29, 2020
The Contemporary Jewish Museum presents an online panel talk about the gay poet who helped shape the Beat poet movement.

Online Extra: Smithsonian Pride Alliance hosts online concert and LGBTQ time capsule

By Jim Provenzano | Friday May 29, 2020
Join the Smithsonian's Pride Alliance to kick off Pride month with Project Pride - a virtual concert and time capsule of LGBTQ+ culture, with Jake Shears, Big Freedia, Rufus Wainwright, Indigo Girls, Pet Shop Boys and other talents.

Kinsey Sicks get serious with 'Sounds of Sirens'

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday May 28, 2020
Known more for their comic performances, dragapella quartet The Kinsey Sicks' haunting cover of the Simon & Garfunkel classic takes on the tragic realities of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Drag show for seniors

Wednesday May 27, 2020
Openhouse joined with the SF QUeer Nightlife Fund and the Tenderloin Museum to bring drag artists to the senior housing complex in honor of what would have been Harvey Milk's 90th birthday.

Editorial: More evidence SOGI data is needed

By BAR Editorial Board | Wednesday May 27, 2020
The Williams Institute recently released new data revealing that more than 200,000 LGBT adults in the Golden State are at high risk for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

Updated: Larry Kramer, groundbreaking AIDS activist and playwright, dies at 84

Wednesday May 27, 2020
Larry Kramer — the New York City-based gay playwright and author whose involvement in the Gay Men's Health Crisis and ACT UP changed the course of the AIDS epidemic — died May 27. He was 84

Homing's In: Arts, Nightlife & Community Events

Tuesday May 26, 2020
From museums to drag shows, male burlesque to Pride stories and film festivals, access upcoming and ongoing online arts, nightlife and community events.

Report shows pandemic's affect on LGBTQs around the world

By Heather Cassell | Saturday May 23, 2020
Global LGBT leaders were concerned about the well-being of queer communities around the world when the novel coronavirus pandemic broke out and countries began shutting down to halt the spread of it.

Artwork to add disco flair to Harvey Milk SFO terminal

Saturday May 23, 2020
It doesn't seem imaginable today, with travelers largely avoiding airports due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, but in a few years passengers departing flights through Harvey Milk Terminal 1 at SFO may not be in such a rush to leave the facility.

Online Extra: The Stud's closure ends an era, for now

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday May 21, 2020
The Stud is dead, but long live The Stud. The historic bar's collective owners are leaving the current location, planning a possible future, and a fabulous funeral.

Online extra: 'Sordid Lives' casts reunite for theatre benefit

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday May 21, 2020
Whether you're new to the hilarious camp play, film and series, or a diehard fan, be sure to tune in May 31, when The Del Shores Foundation presents a one-night-only benefit reading of Shore's comedy, 'Sordid Lives.'

EuroGames calls off 2020 event

By Roger Brigham | Thursday May 21, 2020
The 2020 EuroGames, which were scheduled to be held this August in Düsseldorf, Germany, have been called off because of continued government efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

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