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15 March 2019


Business Briefs: Castro business group to welcome new leader

BUSINESS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Mar 13

The Castro Merchants is set to elect real estate agent Masood Samereie as its next president when it meets April 4. He has been selling property in the city's LGBT neighborhood since 2003.

Editorial: EQCA grounds honor for SFO

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Mar 13

We were puzzled by the discovery a couple of months ago that Equality California, the statewide LGBT advocacy group, was planning to honor San Francisco International Airport at its Equality Awards gala in the city in May.

Newsom open to statewide HIV, STD plan

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Mar 13

Governor Gavin Newsom is open to developing a statewide plan to end the interrelated epidemics of HIV, hepatitis C, and sexually transmitted diseases like syphilis and gonorrhea, the Bay Area Reporter has learned.

Breed kicks off Open to All

NEWS | By BAR staff | Mar 13

Mayor London Breed kicked off San Francisco's launch of the national Open to All campaign for LGBT-friendly businesses.

SF supervisors OK pot sale, use ordinance for temporary events

NEWS | By Sari Staver | Mar 13

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a pilot program that will allow organizations to apply for a permit to sell or consume cannabis at temporary events.

Trump budget mixed on HIV

NEWS | By Liz Highleyman | Mar 13

President Donald Trump proposed a budget for fiscal year 2020 Monday that includes new funding for an initiative to end HIV in the United States but also contains cuts that could compromise that goal, advocates said.

Police arrest Egyptian trans activist

NEWS | By Heather Cassell | Mar 13

Egyptian police arrested a transgender woman last week, claiming she is a member of a terrorist group and disrupted public order.

Trans woman's lawsuit forces change in City Hall policy

NEWS | By Alex Madison | Mar 13

San Francisco will revise its policies surrounding public protests on the steps of City Hall after a transgender woman sued the city when she was denied her right to demonstrate.

SF public defender pick praised by LGBTs

NEWS | By Alex Madison | Mar 13

Mayor London Breed's appointment of Manohar Raju Monday as San Francisco's next public defender was met by praise from many in the criminal justice system.

Arts & Culture

Arts Events March 14-21 2019

ARTS EVENTS | By Events Editor | Mar 13

Books, films, musicals, art exhibits. Choose wisely, or recklessly. Either way, you'll enjoy yourself.

Beauty awakens

DANCE | By Paul Parish | Mar 12

A very happy audience jumped to their feet Saturday night as the curtain came down on "The Sleeping Beauty" at the SF Opera House, giving the ballerina, Sasha De Sola, an ecstatic, grateful, and well-deserved standing ovation.

Growing up Falsetto

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | Mar 12

Max von Essen and Thatcher Jacobs play Marvin and Jason, father and son, in "Falsettos," the emotion-wringer of a musical that opens a four-week run at the Golden Gate Theatre next Tuesday night.

Fleeting joys of art

ART | By Roberto Friedman | Mar 12

Last Friday night Out There attended the opening-night party for the final exhibition at Jules Maeght Gallery, a blue-chip art gallery that has made its home at 149 Gough St. in San Francisco for five years.

Oscar Wilde, environmentalist

BOOKS | By Peter Garland | Mar 12

Oscar Wilde is generally thought of as a proponent of gay rights, which has led to the equality we see today, but even more important may have been his role as an environmentalist.

15 years of trans dance & activism

DANCE | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Mar 12

Sean Dorsey Dance will be performing "Boys in Trouble" at Z Space from March 14-16, a show that celebrates the acclaimed company's 15th anniversary of dance performances.


Carnaval Brasileiro @ LGBT Center

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Steven Underhill | Mar 13

Aguilas El Ambiente, the local organization dedicated to creating a supportive, culturally sensitive environment for gay/bisexual Latinos, hosted a festive Carnival party at the LGBT Center on February 28.

Leather Events, March 14-30, 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Race Bannon | Mar 13

Even after last week's multitude of Leather events, more fun awaits in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.

Nightlife Events March 14-21, 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Mar 13

Spring into nightlife fun as hunks, punks, drags, kings and DJ queens entertain your every eve.

Ann and Maxine Weldon — allies from before Stonewall to the AIDS era

BARS | By Michael Flanagan | Mar 6

Ann and Maxine Weldon from Bakersfield, performed in clubs beginning in the 1950s, and developed relationships with their gay audiences that came to benefit both the audience and the performers.

One Night Only: Hello, Dolly! cast @ Brava Theater

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Steven Underhill | Mar 6

Cast members from the touring production of the classic musical Hello, Dolly! took to Brava Theater's stage at One Night Only, the latest Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation fundraiser for local nonprofits.

Nightlife Events March 7-14, 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Mar 6

Are you on the list? The list for fun and fairly fey frivolities? Here are our favorites.