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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Big Tech Companies Stand Up for Gay Marriage

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 11:37 AM

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The Snitch told you yesterday about the swath of Republicans changing their tune on same-sex marriage -- notably Hewlett-Packard CEO and former CA Gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, Jon Huntsman, and senior officials from the Reagan and George W. Bush Administrations. But the GOP isn't the only group standing up for gay rights. Hundreds of Silicon Valley tech companies also filed with the Supreme Court in support of gay marriage, arguing that Prop 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) force them to treat employees unequally.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

San Francisco Voted Ultimate "Pride City" by Gay Travelers

Posted By on Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 10:30 AM

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San Francisco might not be gay enough for Oakland, but when it comes to travel destinations, S.F. is still No. 1 in the ol' U.S. of Gay.

GayCities, the world's largest LGBT community-driven city guide, recently announced the winners in its annual Best of GayCities 2012, and San Francisco nabbed not one but two distinctions.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Video of the Day: Sex and the City Performed by Drag Queens

Posted By on Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 8:30 AM

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Still reeling from the stiletto-sized hole in your heart since The Golden Girls Christmas Episodes closed for the season? Us too. But you can wipe the glitter-encrusted tears from your eyes, because Trannyshack is back with drag renditions of the popular, cosmo- and shoe-obsessed HBO series Sex and the City

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Six Must-See Under-the-Radar Events at SF Sketchfest

Posted By on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:30 PM

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By Nate Waggoner

With comedy superstars like Patton Oswalt and the cast of Portlandia set to draw hordes of comedy fans over the next few weeks, it's easy to miss the lesser known, but equally hilarious events happening at SF Sketchfest this year. Here are our top under-the-radar picks for the biggest comedy shindig in town.

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SF Sketchfest: Kevin Smith Regales With Tales of "Rectal Adventures" and Care for the Dying

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Friday, January 4, 2013

To Do This Weekend: The Bay Area Brew Festival

Posted By on Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 1:30 PM

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We San Franciscans sometimes like to revel in the trappings of pretension. We buy signature products, we eat "artisanal" everything, we wax poetic on the character of Napa wine (or we fake as much and hope to fly under the radar). The Bay Area Brew Festival is not such an affair; it's stripped down to the very essence and joy of beer-drinking.

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Easy Target: 'God Hates Fags' Gets Love, Mexico Exports Queer Beer, Bardem Smacks Brolin

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Preventing Bicycle Theft: Tips Every Cyclist Should Know

Posted By on Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 10:30 AM

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Bike theft is a constant problem in San Francisco, and while more and more people are traveling and commuting by bike, many of them still don't know how to lock their bikes safely and securely. According to the SFPD, bicycle thefts are "crimes of opportunity," and "a thief's worst enemies are time, light, and noise." This means that if you are knowledgeable, aware, and prepared for locking your bike safely and correctly, you'll never have to worry about losing it.

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Monday, December 31, 2012

Masterminds 2013: Artists, Enter Our Contest to Win Money and Fame*

Posted By on Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 1:00 PM

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***Update: Deadline extended to January 11.***

Hey Bay Area visual artists, filmmakers, designers, and performers: Wanna win a grand and get your work shown publicly?

Of course you do, which is why you should enter SF Weekly's Masterminds contest. It's an annual competition where emerging artists working in various media can win grants (last year's were $1,000 to $1,500!) and the chance to get their work shown at Artopia, our annual art-focused party on Feb. 21.

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We're looking for spring arts interns. Is it YOU?

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47 Things We Learned in 2012 that We Really Need to Remember for 2013

Posted By on Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 10:30 AM

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Arts and culture editor Anna Pulley and freelance writer Jamie McKenzie like to learn things the hard way. While this is not the best life strategy, it does come in handy when making end of year lists. Here's our advice for being a better artist, drinker, lover, writer, consumer, friend, and Twitterer in the coming year.

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Free Cab Rides on New Year's Eve

Posted By on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 2:41 PM

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Writers aren't known for being sociable, and lawyers aren't known for being nice. But on NYE, this writer is going to break his habit of hiding in the Outer Sunset, and Berg Injury Lawyers is gonna do us all a solid with its free cab ride home program. Berg Injury Lawyers' tradition is motivated by William Berg's first-hand knowledge of the pain and anguish caused when families lose a loved one in an alcohol fueled crash. Or maybe by the desire for some kick-ass P.R., but who's counting when there's a free cab ride on the table?

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Five Trends that Need to Die in 2013

Posted By on Wed, Dec 26, 2012 at 9:30 AM

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Ah, the end of the year. The holidays, the hustle, the bustle, the family gatherings -- and soon enough the ball will drop and then it's time for those pesky new year's resolutions. Most of us will resolve to exercise more, eat less, or quit smoking (really, you still haven't quit smoking?). But today at the Exhibitionist, we would like to recommend a few more things we can all do less in the coming year for the benefit of collective humanity.

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Words That Need to Be Retired in 2013

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