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SF supervisors to take up gay bathhouse policy changes

By Matthew S. Bajko | Thursday Jul 9, 2020
San Francisco supervisors Thursday will take up proposed changes to how the city governs adult sex venues.

AIDS quilt goes virtual as new pandemic brings back memories

By John Ferrannini | Thursday Jul 9, 2020
The National AIDS Memorial grove has launched a virtual version of the AIDS Memorial Quilt to coincide with the 23rd International AIDS Conference being held July 6-10.

Twin Peaks Tavern documentary's benefit screening July 10

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Jul 9, 2020
A Castro district institution for decades, the historic Twin Peaks Tavern is the subject of a 2019 documentary, to be screened as an online fundraiser July 10.

Researchers report long-term HIV remission in Brazilian man

By Liz Highleyman | Thursday Jul 9, 2020
A man in Brazil man who was treated with an intensive experimental regimen has no evidence of remaining HIV after more than 15 months off antiretroviral therapy, researchers reported Tuesday at the 23rd International AIDS Conference.

Meet Brian Falduto: Gay Life Coach is also a little bit Country

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Wednesday Jul 8, 2020
Fame came early for Brian Falduto, a child actor in 'School of Rock.' Falduto is now back in the limelight, albeit in a very different way. He's an LGBTQ life coach and Country music singer-songwriter.

Supreme Court makes anti-LGBTQ discrimination easier at religious schools

By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | Wednesday Jul 8, 2020
In a decision that undermines LGBTQ teachers at religious schools, the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed for Catholic schools an expansive ministerial exemption in hiring practices under civil rights law.

Supreme Court makes anti-LGBTQ discrimination easier at religious schools

By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | Wednesday Jul 8, 2020
In a decision that undermines LGBTQ teachers at religious schools, the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed for Catholic schools an expansive ministerial exemption in hiring practices under civil rights law.

SF Opera Summer Season online

By Jim Provenzano | Tuesday Jul 7, 2020
Missing SF Opera's summer performances? Tune in on Friday, July 10 at 7:30pm for a 90-minute free digital broadcast showcasing the many musicians, performers, and luminaries who would have shaped our summer season.

Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado

By Victoria A. Brownworth | Tuesday Jul 7, 2020
Walter Mercado will make you laugh, make you surprised, make you raise an eyebrow or two. And he will bring you to tears with his sincerest wish that you have love, the "Mucho mucho amor" part of the title of the new Netflix documentary about his life.

Q-Music: Iggy Pop's 'Lust For Life,' 'The Idiot' re-released

By Gregg Shapiro | Tuesday Jul 7, 2020
When it comes to Iggy Pop's solo work, he has yet to top the two he released in 1977: 'The Idiot' and 'Lust For Life,' each one newly reissued in expanded, double disc, deluxe editions, both produced by David Bowie.

Women bending genres: 'Good Kisser,' 'A Good Woman is Hard to Find' reviewed

By Gregg Shapiro | Tuesday Jul 7, 2020
Lesbian filmmaker Wendy Jo Carlton seems to have a thing for intimate, almost stagey movies. Her latest, 'Good Kisser,' also fits into that mold. Abner Pastoll's thriller 'A Good Woman is Hard to Find' is also reviewed.

Homecoming queen: Carter Sickels' 'The Prettiest Star'

By Jim Piechota | Tuesday Jul 7, 2020
The premise of Carter Sickels' novel 'The Prettiest Star' is one that is very much based on the kind of real circumstances many gay men grappled with in the AIDS years of the 1980s.

Take out some 'Hot Trash' with Oasis TV

By Jim Provenzano | Monday Jul 6, 2020
Along with their weekly cavalcade of online entertainments, host D'Arcy Drollinger takes on current events in a dishy blend of 'Talk Soup' and 'Drag Race.'

Sylvester's 'Step II' rereleased, short documentary airs

By Jim Provenzano | Sunday Jul 5, 2020
Disco icon Sylvester's 'Step II' album has been reissued, and a short online documentary tells the story of his fabulous yet too-brief career and life.

Mapping the Gay Guides Project highlights historic queer spaces

By Jim Provenzano | Sunday Jul 5, 2020
A new scholarly project at Cal State Fullerton, created by Assistant Professor Eric Gonzaba, maps LGBT bars, cafes and hotels from the historic Bob Damron's Gay Guides.

Frameline44 screens AIDS-themed films online

By Jim Provenzano | Sunday Jul 5, 2020
Although its hit mini-festival is over, Frameline continues to screen ticketed and free films online, including a series of narrative documentary and short films about AIDS.

Homing's In: community, arts, nightlife online

By Jim Provenzano | Friday Jul 3, 2020
Midsummer mindfulness means enjoying more entertainments at home. Sorry, that's the way it is. Whether you're enjoying or avoiding fireworks, keep safe and enjoy arts, nightlife and community events online.

Man arrested after slipping through the system following alleged Castro assaults

By Sari Staver | Thursday Jul 2, 2020
A man accused of assaulting and harassing people in the Castro was arrested on unrelated charges June 28, stemming from an alleged attack on a family in the city.

U.S. Conference of Mayors adopts resolution calling for longterm aide to arts organizations

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Jul 2, 2020
The United States Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution urging Congress to provide long-term arts and culture relief funding in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eric Himan offers song tribute to the 'Local Gay Bookstore'

By Jim Provenzano | Tuesday Jun 30, 2020
In one of the more creative stay-at-home projects, gay singer-songwriter Eric Himan offers a sweet tribute to the collective history of our "Local Gay Bookstore."

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