Wednesday, December 2, 2020


A progressive wave in the East Bay

Victories over big money in Oakland, Richmond, Berkeley, and Antioch shows the power of community organizing.

Screen Grabs: San Francisco’s real royal family, still glittering onward

'50 Years of Fabulous' comes a courtin'. Plus: a record of the 1972 National Black Political Convention, angsty Hungarians, more

Fall head over heels for Criibaby’s gender-inclusive ‘love songs for everyone’

During LGBT History Month, the local artist releases music for all letters of the rainbow.

Arts Forecast: More, More, More! (and more)

Autumn Moon Festival, Litquake lineup, Cal Performances at Home... and a special retrospective from a queen of SF drag.

Castro nightlife must change if we are to move forward after COVID

Nightlife as we know it is dead. In the late summer of 2020 we must all be aware that we will not return to Saturday night drinks in the Castro...

Harry Britt, LGBT progressive pioneer, dies at 82

Harry Britt, who was a pioneering LGBTQ leader as well as a champion of the city’s left, died today at 82. Britt was a close friend and ally of Harvey...

Tom Ammiano’s feisty new memoir tells all, from Milk to mayoral run

"It's not about votes or vetos, it's about building movements," veteran politico and revered gay activist Tom Ammiano tells me, surveying the current local political scene. "What the Board...

Phyllis Lyon, lesbian rights icon, passes at 95

It's impossible to imagine the queer rights movement without Phyllis Lyon, who passed away today at the age of 95 of natural causes. Along with her wife and partner...

Can drag queens beat death? Find out in ‘Drag Becomes Her’

UPDATE: 'Drag Becomes Her' has been postponed.  There are approximately 800 miles separating Seattle and San Francisco’s drag scenes. What bridges them, says RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3 winner and...

LGBT leaders take on elder abuse

Two longtime LGBT leaders are holding a special event Thursday/5 to discuss elder abuse in the queer community. The LGBT population of San Francisco is aging. The National Center on Elder...