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Frameline documentaries explore LGBTQ Life

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Tuesday Sep 8, 2020
Like everything else during the Coronavirus pandemic, Frameline, the San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, has moved online. Documentary shorts and features have always been a major part of the menu, and Frameline 44 is no exception.

Out in Columbus - Buckeye capital's LGBT-friendly tourist sites

By Article and Photos: Jim Provenzano | Tuesday Sep 8, 2020
In March 2020, I joined a press trip to Columbus' Short North District with other journalists. As a former Ohioan, I wanted to witness the changes, and there were many, including some surprising new ones.

Bodies and Barriers: new anthology shines light on queer health

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Friday Sep 4, 2020
There are few topics that aren't included in the new anthology 'Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health.' Edited by Adrian Shanker, a Pennsylvania-based activist, Shanker was inspired to put the book together because of his own experiences.

Mr. Soul: documentary pays tribute to the Black gay TV show host

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Sep 3, 2020
Long before Oprah and Arsenio hit the airwaves, Ellis Haizlip hosted "Soul!," a pioneering New York variety show that showcased musicians, activists and actors at the height of the Black Power and Civil Rights moment.

Homing's In: nightlife, arts, community events Sept 3-13

Thursday Sep 3, 2020
Fall films fill our future favorites list, but you can enjoy plenty of live-online events in arts, nightlife and community.

Oaklash delivers deliciously deviant drag

By Jim Provenzano | Tuesday Sep 1, 2020
Inspired by Wigstock, but with a decidedly East Bay edge, the third annual Oaklash Drag Festival goes online September 4 through 6 with more than 100 performers.

Documenting queer lives: Outfest & Docfest's LGBT selections

By Brian Bromberger | Tuesday Sep 1, 2020
Notable documentaries at the two independent film festivals include films about historic civil rights activists, trans chorus members, Joe Sarria, and Big Freedia.

Screen Savor: playing it straight

By Gregg Shapiro | Tuesday Sep 1, 2020
James Sweeney's queer rom-com "Straight Up," now available on DVD, has more in common with Woody Allen's "Annie Hall" than you might expect.

Q-Music: The present is female

By Gregg Shapiro | Tuesday Sep 1, 2020
New music and re-issues from Diana Ross, Tanya Donelly and the Parkington Sisters, Jonatha Brooke, The Beths and PJ Harvey's are reviewed.

Orange you glad I asked?- an interview with St. Sukie de la Croix

By Gregg Shapiro | Tuesday Sep 1, 2020
Gay historian and writer St. Sukie de la Croix's new novel, 'The Orange Spong and Storytelling at the Vamp-Art Café,' returns his readers to the Bohemian neighborhood of Chicago's Towertown during the roaring `20s.

What's the future of Bay Area nightlife? Talks series explores options

By Jim Provenzano | Sunday Aug 30, 2020
What is the future of local LGBT nightlife and how can businesses, employees and patrons continue to stay active in pandemic times? This and other questions were discussed in the first Queer Nightlife Fund talks series, held online, of course.

Homing's In: arts, nightlife, community events Aug. 27-Sept. 4

Thursday Aug 27, 2020
Fall into autumn as film festivals come to fruition, nightlife cautiously returns to in-person gatherings, and community events and empower us all.

'Disarm Hate' chronicles LGBT activists' trip to an anti-gun rally

By Vic Gerami | Thursday Aug 27, 2020
Narrated by the iconic actor Harvey Fierstein, 'Disarm Hate' seeks to create awareness about gun violence against the LGBTQ+ community following the 2016 Pulse Nightclub massacre in Orlando that took 49 lives.

Movie stars in bondage: 'Hollywood Bound's all tied up

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Wednesday Aug 26, 2020
'Hollywood Bound,' a coffee table book published by Reel Art Press, isn't about starstruck kids heading to Tinseltown in search of stardom. Rather, it's a picture book featuring black and white photos of movie stars either tied up or in chains.

I want my MHz: European programming broadens the LGBTQ world

By Johnny Townsend | Wednesday Aug 26, 2020
MHz hosts a broad range of European programming, including matter-of-fact gay characters, among their diverse array of mysteries and adventurous series.

Frameline announces lineup for 44th LGBTQ film festival, Sept. 17-27

By Jim Provenzano | Tuesday Aug 25, 2020
Kicking off with a high-flying drag satire, Frameline44, the SF International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, will screen 77 films from 24 countries in a wide array of genres, from features and documentaries to short subjects and animated films.

OutFest 2020: Films online bring diversity to your screen

By Jim Provenzano | Sunday Aug 23, 2020
The annual Los Angeles OutFest LGBT film festival screens a diverse array of narrative, documentary and short films, all online, through August 30.

'The Boys in the Band' new film adaptation sets Sept. release

By Jim Provenzano | Sunday Aug 23, 2020
Ryan Murphy's film adaptation of the star-filled 2018 Broadway revival of Mart Crowley's historic play, The Boys in the Band, will be released online September 30.

Roma's Ristorante brings Italian taste to downtown SF

By Jim Provenzano | Friday Aug 21, 2020
With so many businesses closing, it's great news to learn of an opening. Roma's Ristorante Italiano, which opened on August 4. In a unique nod to the LGBT community, its namesake is 'nun' other than Sister Roma.

Homing's In, Aug. 20-29

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Aug 20, 2020
Outside Lands goes In, Peaches Christ is reeling' for Rocky, and Burner on bikes beautify Golden Gate Park. Arts, nightlife and Community events invite your participation.

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