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25 April 2019


Political Notebook: Philly lawyer aims to be 1st trans male judge

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 24

A Philadelphia lawyer is aiming to make LGBT political history this year by becoming the country's first elected transgender male judge.

Buttigieg dodges GOP attack at town hall

NEWS | By Lisa Keen | Apr 24

The loudest and most sustained applause for gay presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg during a CNN town hall Monday night came for his politically unorthodox response to a recently launched attack on him by the Trump administration.

Editorial: AHF sinks to new low

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Apr 24

In the ongoing saga over state housing legislation, the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation has sunk to a new low that should disgust all participants in the debate.

New SF State dean honored

NEWS | By BAR staff | Apr 24

LGBT scholar Amy Sueyoshi, Ph.D., was honored at Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community's Lunar New Year Banquet in Berkeley last weekend.

Gay Aussie DJ pleads not guilty in bizarre Castro kidnap case

CRIME | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Apr 24

A gay Australian DJ has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of kidnapping and child endangerment following a bizarre incident in the Castro whereby he allegedly grabbed a 2-year-old boy and took off with him.

Hunky Jesus crowned

NEWS | By BAR staff | Apr 24

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence named a new hunky Jesus during their 40th anniversary Easter in the park party at Mission Dolores Park.

Guest Opinion: Why I support Buttigieg for president

NEWS | By Kevin Dowling | Apr 24

I had heard of Pete Buttigieg before he started running for president in February.

Advocates say CDC has PrEP patents

NEWS | By Liz Highleyman | Apr 24

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention holds patents on the use of Truvada for HIV prevention, according to advocates, who want Gilead Sciences to pay future and retroactive royalties to make PrEP more widely available.

New IRA claims responsibility Northern Ireland lesbian journalist's death

NEWS | By Heather Cassell | Apr 24

Members of the New IRA apologized for last week's killing of prominent lesbian journalist Lyra McKee by one of its volunteer members in a statement to the media Tuesday.

Arts & Culture

Arts Events April 25-May 2, 2019

ARTS EVENTS | By Events Editor | Apr 24

Plan it, dammit! Make your reservations now for hit plays, musicals, art exhibits and even some events that don't need any advance planning.

Survival tactics

ART | By Sura Wood | Apr 23

In "With (out) With (in) the very moment," a small new exhibition at the San Francisco Arts Commission Main Gallery, a group of San Francisco-based artists muse on leading a thriving creative life in the shadow of AIDS.

Amphibious aims

DANCE | By Paul Parish | Apr 23

San Francisco Ballet danced "The Little Mermaid" in a revival of the 2010 production last Friday night at the Opera House.

Classic Italian cinema gets its due

MOVIES | By David Lamble | Apr 23

With the queer classic "La Cage aux Folles" as its centerpiece, the Castro Theatre spotlights the films of actor, writer, director Ugo Tognazzi (1922-90) on Sat., April 27.

It's curtains for Joy

BOOKS | By Tim Pfaff | Apr 23

Christopher Castellani's deeply felt new "Leading Men" (Viking) exhibits another compelling aurora.

Spring break at Davies Symphony Hall

MUSIC | By Philip Campbell | Apr 23

While San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas remains on hiatus until early May, the Orchestra plays host to some outstanding guest conductors at Davies Symphony Hall.


Sisters' Easter Celebration @ Dolores Park

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Steven Underhill | Apr 24

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence celebrated Easter Sunday and their 40th anniversary on April 21 by returning to Dolores Park for a well-attended picnic-filled party of thousands.

Celebrating women - International Ms. Leather and Bootblack in San Jose

LEATHER-KINK | By Race Bannon | Apr 24

Over the course of my tenure writing this column, I've received feedback that readers often prefer something other than pure reporting on events. As one gentle critic put it, "I prefer you don't just reword an event's program," and they have a point.

Nightlife Events April 25-May 2, 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Apr 24

Let the music play, let your body sway, let a drag queen slay. What the hey, nightlife's so gay.

Leather Events, April 25 — May 12, 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Race Bannon | Apr 24

From kink demos to naked nights, and th SF Eagle's block party, there's always a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.

Jack Alexander has magic to do

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Gladstone | Apr 24

Las Vegas-based illusionist Jack Alexander will bring his sleek new stage show, Express, to Oasis next weekend in two benefit performances for the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF).

Oaklash - East Bay dragfest rocks

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Apr 18

Oakland will be a real drag from Friday April 26 to Sunday April 28 when 100 drag queens, drag kings, and radical queer performers take to the stages in Oakland for a three day drag-a-thon which will include live performances, music, vendors, and art.