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Music, All Shook Down Meet Brooklyn's Up-And-Coming Queer Punk Band, PWR BTTM

Meet Brooklyn's Up-And-Coming Queer Punk Band, PWR BTTM

While band names aren't the most important part of a musical act — the music is, duhhhh — they do have some weight. That's why when we heard about the New York duo PWR BTTM we were so intrigued.…
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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: Bette Midler and Wynonna Judd's "The Rose"

Earworm Weekly: Bette Midler and Wynonna Judd's "The Rose"

Local writer Justin Chin died this past week on Christmas Eve after suffering a stroke on December 19. Chin was gay and HIV-positive, born in Malaysia and raised in Singapore before relocating to San Francisco and joining the performance…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Julianne Moore and Ellen Page Are Still Acting Like a Couple

Julianne Moore and Ellen Page Are Still Acting Like a Couple

There was something awkward about walking in on Julianne Moore and Ellen Page in a downtown hotel room earlier this week. The two had reunited to conduct interviews for Freeheld, the biopic, in which they play a lesbian couple, Laurel…
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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: The Serial Killer Who Stalked Gay Men in the Castro

Yesterday's Crimes: The Serial Killer Who Stalked Gay Men in the Castro

On January 27, 1974, the body of Gerald Earl Cavanaugh, 49, was found on Ocean Beach, with the tide threatening to drag his corpse out to sea. Cavanaugh had been stabbed several times. The coroner’s report described him as…
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Music, All Shook Down Natalia Melendez: The First Openly Transgender Mariachi, and Her Historical SF Counterpart

Natalia Melendez: The First Openly Transgender Mariachi, and Her Historical SF Counterpart

Mariachi Arcoiris (Rainbow Mariachi in English) is L.A.'s first and only LGBTQ mariachi, according to the group's website. The ensemble, directed by Carlos Samaniego, was created as a safe space for mariachi musicians who identify as LGBTQ to play…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Where the Bears Are</i>: Oh My!

Where the Bears Are: Oh My!

If you're a fan of Murder She Wrote and have a yen for big, hairy, gay guys, Where the Bears Are might be the show for you. Now preparing to shoot its third season, real life bear pals Ben…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Macondray Lane Paves the Path for <i>Tales of the City </i>

Tourism for Locals: Macondray Lane Paves the Path for Tales of the City

After 40 years of entertaining readers and viewers with the adventures and tragedies of Anna Madrigal, Mary Ann Singleton, Michael "Mouse" Tolliver, and other characters; Armistead Maupin, creator of the Tales of the City series, is ending the series…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Final <i>Tales</i>:  Q&A with Armistead Maupin on Concluding his Iconic San Francisco Series

Final Tales: Q&A with Armistead Maupin on Concluding his Iconic San Francisco Series

Armistead Maupin refuses to be the old fart who bickers about San Francisco not being what it used to be, even after chronicling it for nearly 40 years. What started off as a set of weekly installments in The…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tear Jerker Documentary <i>Bridegroom</i> Makes a Powerful Argument For Marriage Equality

Tear Jerker Documentary Bridegroom Makes a Powerful Argument For Marriage Equality

Tom Bridegroom and Shane Bitney Crone were young and in love. Together for six years, they were devoted to each other. In 2011, Tom, 29, died in a freak accident. What happened next was equally horrific. The events which…
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News, The Snitch California Ban On Gay Conversion Therapy Stands For Now

California Ban On Gay Conversion Therapy Stands For Now

It may still be open to debate whether or not being gay is genetic, a learned behavior, or a free choice one can change as easily as one's shoes (it may also be silly or offensive, but that's another story).…
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News, The Snitch Gay and Lesbian Couples Must Wait Longer for Prop. 8 Decision on Gay Marriage

Gay and Lesbian Couples Must Wait Longer for Prop. 8 Decision on Gay Marriage

Gay and Lesbian couples in San Francisco and across the state have put their lives on hold -- again -- as they await the Supreme Court's final decision on Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. The court announced today…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Has Some of the Gayest Buildings in America

San Francisco Has Some of the Gayest Buildings in America

Recently, California Home+Design decided to honor gay and lesbian history by creating a gallery of the "Gayest Buildings in America." No, the buildings themselves aren't gay, but they do hold special meaning for our LGBT community.  Inspired by the panel…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist New Web Series Is like <i>Murder, She Wrote</i> Performed by Gay Bears

New Web Series Is like Murder, She Wrote Performed by Gay Bears

On my recent trip to Tahoe, park rangers instructed me time and time again to make sure to put all my food in a bear locker before going to sleep. Hell, they said even toothpaste or lotion would attract…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist We Love You Too, Lee: Liberace Salutes San Francisco on His TV Show in 1956

We Love You Too, Lee: Liberace Salutes San Francisco on His TV Show in 1956

Steven Soderbergh is directing a biopic of Liberace for HBO, and pictures have started to emerge of its stars more or less in character: Michael Douglas as Wladziu Valentino Liberace ("Lee" to his friends), and Matt Damon as Liberace's lover,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Up Your Alley Fair Keeps Folsom Wholesome

Up Your Alley Fair Keeps Folsom Wholesome

Imagine a cinematic battle set in medieval times, where two sides of hardened men square off while their leader gives them a heroic and courageous speech. Well, Up Your Alley Fair is kind of like that, but all the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Recent Acquisitions: New Archive Houses 55 Years of Art, Activism, and Love

Recent Acquisitions: New Archive Houses 55 Years of Art, Activism, and Love

Cultural institutions in San Francisco continually search for new acquisitions. Alexis Coe brings you the most important, often wondrous, sometimes bizarre, and occasionally downright vexing finds each week. Robert Berner was waiting in line for movie tickets on Market…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Lesbians too Busy Saving Everything to Participate in Studies

Lesbians too Busy Saving Everything to Participate in Studies

Last week, we told you about a San Francisco State University study which came to the shocking conclusion that gay parents, like their straight counterparts, have less sex than people without children. I know! We couldn't believe it either. Next…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video: Best and Worst Dressed of Gay Pride 2012

Video: Best and Worst Dressed of Gay Pride 2012

Ah yes, another year in San Francisco means another Gay Pride celebration has come and gone in the city by the Bay. Drag queens, nudists, and people of all sexual orientations came out to the Pink Saturday Pride Block Party…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Photo of the Day: Happy (Early) Pride!

Photo of the Day: Happy (Early) Pride!

We know Pride is next weekend, but we loved this picture too much not to post. Last year, our photobooth team of Jen and Mike Cash set up shop at booth A12 at Pride. The result? Arguably the best…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Sweet Spot: Dykes, Divination, and Devotion

The Sweet Spot: Dykes, Divination, and Devotion

She has "tomboy" tattooed on her knee in a delicious shade of bubblegum pink. The tattoo rests along side all the scars still evident from her days as a scrapper. These days, Brynn Gelbard is still challenging the forces that…
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