Topics :: GLBT culture

Folsom Street Fair's Fascinating History

By Race Bannon | Saturday Sep 20, 2014
On Sunday, September 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the folks at Folsom Street Events, along with countless volunteers, will mount the granddaddy of all leather events, Folsom Street Fair, now in its 31st year.

South Bay Pride

By Caleb Rainey | Sunday Sep 7, 2014
You thought Pride season was over in July? Wrong! This September, the South Bay LGBT community is celebrating Pride, and it is not to be missed!

Castro Welcomes LGBT Walk of Fame

By Matthew S. Bajko | Sunday Sep 7, 2014
LGBT history was cemented, literally, into the fabric of San Francisco's Castro district this week with the official unveiling of 20 bronze sidewalk plaques honoring LGBT individuals who left a lasting mark on society.

Defining Family :: To Choose or Not to Choose

By Caleb Rainey | Saturday Aug 30, 2014
Family has historically been an elastic term for the LGBT community, partially due to the fact that for many years being LGBT was enough to get you expelled from your birth family.

Sarria's Activism Recalled a Year After Death

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Friday Aug 22, 2014
Long before queer activists marched and chanted down the streets of San Francisco, Jose Sarria lived his life as an out, proud gay man.

Miss Florida F.I. Returns

Saturday Aug 2, 2014
You have heard the rumblings for months and now it's come to reality: The return of the oldest nationally-recognized female impersonator pageant, dating back to 1972.

San Fran's 'Flagging in the Park'

By Jim Provenzano | Sunday Jul 20, 2014
A combination of festive outdoor event and fundraiser, the roots of the swirling tie-dyed dance form goes back to the earliest days of gay culture, and even decades before.

Activists In Dallas Fed Up With The Corporatization Of Pride

By Christiana Lilly | Sunday Jun 29, 2014
There’s a gay revolution brewing in Dallas, and it’s against an unlikely foe: The Pride Parade, which has become, some say, become sanitized and corporatized.

(Invisibly) Queer

By Sylvia Rodemeyer | Thursday May 15, 2014
"Wait, but you don’t look like a lesbian." If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard that in the last decade, I’d have enough cash to cover an entire month’s rent. It’s the plight of femme-presenting queers.

Freddy Mercury Comic to Reduce HIV Stigma

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday May 13, 2014
Bluewater Productions has released a new comic book biography on the life of Freddie Mercury, the Queen frontman who died of AIDS as a way to address and hopefully reduce continuing stigma around HIV.