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16 October 2018


Online Extra: Political Notes: LGBT seniors back call for CA aging master plan

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 15

LGBT senior advocates are backing a campaign calling on California's next governor to develop a statewide Master Plan For Aging.

Anti-gay slur tagged on fence outside Redwood City council candidate's apt.

LATEST NEWS | By Alex Madison | Oct 12

A gay man running for City Council in Redwood City had the fence outside his apartment vandalized with an anti-gay slur Thursday, October 11.

Help flip CA congressional districts at 'Ale and Mail' event in Oakland

NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Oct 11

The East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club and the gay-owned Port bar are teaming up next week in an effort to help flip Republican-held congressional seats in next month's midterm election.

Oakland mayoral candidates keep it polite at forum

NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Oct 10

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf got the first word and the last during a 90-minute candidate forum last Friday at City Hall.

Political Notebook: Parks bond eyed as funding for Milk plaza project

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 10

The late gay Supervisor Harvey Milk was a fierce advocate for San Francisco's public transit system.

Police remain mum in Egg case

CRIME | By Ed Walsh | Oct 10

San Francisco Police Department brass are still not saying whether the department's handling of the Brian Egg homicide case violated department policy on well-being checks for missing people.

Police panel OKs preferred gender policy

NEWS | By Ed Walsh | Oct 10

The San Francisco Police Commission unanimously passed a policy last week mandating that police respect a person's pronoun choices.

Defense rests in Phillips murder trial

CRIME | By Alex Madison | Oct 10

The defense's case opened and closed in two days in the Michael Phillips murder trial in San Francisco Superior Court. Closing arguments are expected next week.

Editorial: Bold choices for SF school board

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Oct 10

It's about time that a transgender person was elected to the San Francisco Board of Education.

Arts & Culture

More Mill Valley film action

MOVIES | By David Lamble | Oct 10

The final weekend of the 41st Mill Valley Film Festival contains an impressive collection of serious Fall 2018 film fare.

Blue-collar blues in Pennsylvania

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | Oct 10

Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Sweat" defies initial expectations.

LGBT leading lights

CULTURE | By Roberto Friedman | Oct 10

Last week Out There was lucky enough to catch two major figures from contemporary LGBT arts & culture live in performance, and to learn what they're up to these days.

Wilde imaginings

MOVIES | By David Lamble | Oct 10

The new biopic "The Happy Prince" will spark a variety of emotions among devotees of the Irish-born author and gay icon Oscar Wilde.

Liberating the heroine

DANCE | By Sari Staver | Oct 10

Choreographer and performer Monique Jenkinson, in the guise of her drag queen persona Fauxnique, and her longtime partner, electronic composer Marc Kate, will premier their first full collaboration, "Girl," at the Joe Goode Annex.

Statecraft & stagecraft

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | Oct 10

"Oslo" playwright J.T. Rogers is far less interested in heads of state than in the hearts and minds of the people behind them.


Embrace the change; create the future

LEATHER-KINK | By Race Bannon | Oct 10

One of the things I noticed throughout Folsom week was that the array and breadth of erotic interests and fetishes and how they present in the LGBTQ kink communities are continuing to grow and solidify into distinct groupings.

Litquake's queer pages: Literary festival's got plenty for all

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Oct 10

Litquake's 19th annual festival runs from October 11 through 20 at venues all over the Bay Area. Along with readings galore, and the last-night Lit Crawl, several LGBTQ authors promise plenty of fun for wordsmith fans.

Nightlife Events Oct 11-18, 2018

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Oct 10

Can you take yourself out and have fun alone? Do you play well with others? Play along to live, lipsynched, and lively DJed talents.

Leather Events, October 11-27, 2018

LEATHER-KINK | By Race Bannon | Oct 10

Even after the many festivities of Folsom Street Fair week, there's always a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.

Varla Jean Merman:  Talkin' 'bout her generation

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Gladstone | Oct 3

This weekend brings two very different drag shows to San Francisco. At Oasis, tonight through Sunday, legendary comedienne Varla Jean Merman performs her latest solo cabaret act, the circus-themed 'Under A Big Top.'

The Life of the Party

HEALTH | By Juanita MORE! | Oct 3

When I first moved to San Francisco, one of my roommates sold a little coke and meth to help him make some extra cash while working his way through college. By that time, I had already made it through school as a devoted pot smoker.