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Homing's In Oct. 22-31 - arts, nightlife, community events

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Oct 22, 2020
As a mild sedative to pre-election jitters, why not sing, dance and laugh along at home with arts (Patti Lupone!), nightlife (Rocky Horror!) and community (Lily Tomlin!) events online, including a few pre-Halloween festivities.

Deafness, disasters and difference: The Lavender Tube on 'Deaf U.', 'COBRA,' and 'First Day'

By Victoria A. Brownworth | Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
Nyle DiMarco's new show gives Gallaudet students a deaf reality show, COBRA's futuristic disaster series chills, and "First Day" introduces a trans teenager to high school life.

Eye-opener: an interview with queer singer-songwriter H.C. McEntire

By Gregg Shapiro | Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
On her exceptional second album 'Eno Axis,' the North Carolina-based H.C. McEntire expands on the promise of her first record, delivering ten breathtaking songs on one of the best albums of 2020.

A boo-quet of scary movies: Screen Savor's take on 'Spiral,' 'Rent-A-Pal,' 'Followed' and the Dragula crew

By Gregg Shapiro | Tuesday Oct 20, 2020
Three new horror films borrow known tropes with varying results. In "Spiral," a gay protagonist couple faces off with some creepy neighbors; also, "Rent-A-Pal," "Followed," and The Boulet Brothers' "Dragula: Resurrection" are reviewed.

Not curtains: theater companies adapt to retain audiences

By Jim Gladstone | Tuesday Oct 20, 2020
The most unusual new theater season in ages is now officially underway at Bay Area companies. From live-streamed productions to audio adaptations, new and classic plays are finding online audiences.

Equal time: History mini-series dramatizes LGBT lives

By Brian Bromberger | Tuesday Oct 20, 2020
In honor of LGBTQ History month, HBO Max has produced a new limited four-episode docudrama series called "Equal" about the trailblazers and unsung heroes who fought for queer justice and equality in the pre-Stonewall era.

Editorial: Next debate needs an LGBTQ question

By BAR Editorial Board | Sunday Oct 18, 2020
The final presidential debate set for October 22 must include at least one question about LGBTQ issues, especially since President Donald Trump has spent his entire term rolling back our rights and attempting to make us invisible.

Closed for months due to COVID, San Francisco gay sex venue reopens as 'jack-off club'

By John Ferrannini | Sunday Oct 18, 2020
Closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, gay sex venue Eros on upper Market Street in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood has re-opened as a "jack-off club," its co-owner told the Bay Area Reporter.

When GAY was good: Pioneering weekly magazine covered community and arts scene

By Jim Provenzano | Sunday Oct 18, 2020
Two years before the Bay Area Reporter premiered, the New York City-based GAY covered politics, arts, civil rights and sexuality with a bold and groovy style. The complete issue collection from 1969 to 1974 is online.

Homing's In Oct. 15-24

By Jim Provenzano | Friday Oct 16, 2020
Mid-October, fall is ripe for surprises and scares. But you can still enjoy arts, nightlife and community events online, with several bars, museums and venues cautiously re-opening, too.

Biden pledges to mom of trans kid to protect LGBTQ rights: 'I will flat out change the law'

By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | Friday Oct 16, 2020
Joe Biden, asked Thursday evening during a town hall on ABC News by the mother of a transgender child how he'd reverse anti-LGBTQ policy during the Trump administration, was direct about in his plan: "I will flat out change the law."

Future of SF Eagle in question

Thursday Oct 15, 2020
The future of the South of Market bar the Eagle is in question as the community wonders what will happen to the leather-themed establishment following the sale of its building.

Chanticleer's engaging endurance: the choral group's new directors on music and a 'societal awakening'

By Brian Bromberger | Wednesday Oct 14, 2020
Chanticleer, founded in 1978 in San Francisco and dubbed "the world's reigning male chorus," is not immune to the disruption engendered by the coronavirus. Yet despite tour cancellations, they continue to evolve and engage fans.

Rediscovering 'Mother Camp' - Esther Newton, Skip Arnold and drag anthropology in the 1960s

By Michael Flanagan | Wednesday Oct 14, 2020
Skip Arnold's historic drag act became one of many fascinating anthropological subjects by scholar Esther Newton, whose groundbreaking dissertation, once ignored, has found new readers.

Kyle Motsinger: gay singer-songwriter discusses his second album

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Wednesday Oct 14, 2020
With references to the TV show "Dark Shadows," Kyle Motsinger's musical stylings range from playful goth to inspiring pop in "Any Way I Want It To," his just-released second album.

Fabulous at 50: celebrating the history of the Imperial Council

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Tuesday Oct 13, 2020
"50 Years of Fabulous," Jethro Patalinghug's stirring documentary about the half-century history of the Imperial Council of San Francisco, shows the past five decades of the council's growth and glamorous moments, including founder José Sarria.

'Julie and the Phantoms' ghostly gay fun

By Jim Provenzano | Monday Oct 12, 2020
For some deliciously diverting fun, the new Netflix series Julie and the Phantoms brings a new adaptation of the popular Spanish telenovela with bouyant style. Among the cute cast are a gay drummer, and Cheyenne Jackson as a charming villain.

Terrorgrams: Peaches Christ & crew's 'Screaming Telegrams' bring door-to-door scary delights

By Jim Provenzano | Friday Oct 9, 2020
Get some creepy clowns and ghoulish gals delivered to your door, or a ghoul-friend's, with the new Screaming Telegrams service.

Homing's In: arts, nightlife, community events Oct. 8-18

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Oct 8, 2020
Time flies when you're having fun, even when you're not. But do make time for arts, community and nightlife events, whether from your phone, computer, or in a few cases, in person (Gasp!).

Tom Dolby: making art and 'The Artist's Wife'

By Gregg Shapiro | Thursday Oct 8, 2020
'The Artist's Wife''s gay writer/director Tom Dolby discusses his new film, as well as his collaborative process in making movies.

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