Stories about Activism

How do you cover the end of the world?

Up against governments and state media -- with a TV series and some amazing writers.

AIDS, sex, and ‘Illuminations on Market Street’

Activist-author Benjamin Heim Shepard turns to fiction, inspired by working in an SF AIDS housing program in the mid-1990s.

Joan Jett Blakk for President, perpetually!

The subject of an acclaimed new play, drag talk show host and presidential candidate Terence Alan Smith looks back on his trailblazing life.

In Yuba County, protesting Northern California’s last ICE prison

Repulsion to Trump is expanding beyond the liberal enclaves.

From ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ to Frameline: Kate Walsh on acting and activism

As rom-com 'Sell By' premieres at LGBTQ fest, the screen favorite speaks about the importance of gay friends and Planned Parenthood.

Party Radar: ULTIMATE PRIDE GUIDE 2019

Pink Block, Polka Dots, Hot Pants, Pullin' Pork, Fake & Gay, and more musts for this bonkers week.

Stern Grove Festival changes family hands—but not its free music mission

Fifth-generation Goldman brothers take over SF tradition: "We're here experiencing music in nature, not through AirPods."

Queercore legends Team Dresch return to swing the bat of love

Reissuing their rip-roaring albums—along with a new singles collection—the pioneering foursome from Olympia comes to Bottom of the Hill.

SF rent control turns 40

Don't take it for granted -- tenant protections were and are a constant, long, grassroots struggle.

‘Queer California: Untold Stories’: a confetti shower of the overlooked

Bracing, sometimes exhausting show at Oakland Museum brims with hidden history, magical connections, and fascinating footnotes.