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Drag legend Terence Alan Smith takes center stage in ‘The Beauty President’

As Joan Jett Blakk, the performer made two historic runs for president. A new short film asks what could have been.

Arts Forecast: The show goes on!

Juneteenth in-person and online, plus 'Manifesto,' the Symphony returns, 'Genderation,' Queer Visions, more. Breathe in!

Activists ‘defend’ Hibernia Beach after sacred Castro mourning space threatened

Harvey Milk Club members, others converged on MLK Day to reaffirm the site as community space

COVID denial is a grim rerun of AIDS denialism

Two decades ago, a cult-like crowd believed that HIV was harmless and AIDS was a plot. Many of them ended up dead.

New restorations of Arthur Bressan Jr.’s films make for porn reborn

Imagine, if you will, a time before carefully categorized and context-free snippets and vignettes on PornHub—a time before 10,000 slangy, jokey descriptors turned sex...

This year, the giant Pink Triangle bursts into 2700 twinkling lights

Other cities have their Pride parades, rainbow flags, and disco ball balloons. Only San Francisco has the Pink Triangle. Over the past 25 years, San...

Fall Arts Preview: 37 cool things to do this season

FALL ARTS PREVIEW Let's keep this short because there's a lot to do and see, obviously! Proclamations of the SF arts scene's demise—despite the...

AIDS, sex, and ‘Illuminations on Market Street’

LIT Author Benjamin Heim Shepard is a Brooklyn-based activist who has published 10 books, including White Nights and Ascending Shadows: An Oral History of...

We’ve been counted and studied. We still don’t have homes.

“Excuse me, how many of you are sleeping under there?” a nasal voice yelled into the cardboard box my mama and me were sleeping...

‘The Normal Heart’ still beats ferociously at Theatre Rhino

ONSTAGE In the opening line of The Normal Heart (through Nov. 25, Theatre Rhinoceros at the Gateway Theater, SF), a young gay man in...