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14 November 2018


 Online Extra: LGBTQ Update: Anti-LGBT Dixon vice mayor loses re-election

LATEST NEWS | By Alex Madison | Nov 13

Anti-gay vice mayor loses re-election in Dixon, CA; nonbinary employee files complaints against progressive Oregon bookstore; San Mateo Pride center gets grant.

Online Extra: Political Notes: Voters retain gay, lesbian CA appellate judges

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Nov 9

Voters retained two California Supreme Court justices and all of the appellate court justices on the November 6 ballot, including three out appeal court members.

CA Gov-elect Newsom names lesbian to cabinet

LATEST NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Nov 9

California Governor-elect Gavin Newsom, currently the state's lieutenant governor, has named a lesbian to his incoming cabinet as he prepares to take office January 7.

Lara poised to become first openly gay man to win CA state office

LATEST NEWS | By Alex Madison | Nov 8

The unprecedented rainbow wave in this year's midterm elections still has one member hoping to ride it to victory and make history in California. Gay state Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) now has a 110,000-plus lead in the statewide insurance commis

Planning officials approve Castro CBD moving into vacant storefront

BUSINESS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Nov 8

An improvement association for the gay Castro district has won approval to move its offices into a vacant storefront, giving it a prominent location in the neighborhood for the first time as it seeks to be renewed.

Newsom wins gov race; Lara clings to lead for insurance czar

NEWS | By Alex Madison | Nov 7

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, who became a hero to the LGBT community when, as mayor in 2004, he ordered San Francisco officials to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, coasted to victory in the California governor's race Tuesday.

Lesbian CA leg candidates trailing

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Nov 7

Three lesbian California legislative candidates considered the most likely to win were trailing in their races as of Wednesday morning.

House goes blue

NEWS | By Lisa Keen | Nov 7

The Democratic takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday night was modest by the numbers: Democrats took at least 29 House seats held by Republicans and lost only one to the GOP.

Gay SF supe Mandelman eyes board presidency position

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Nov 7

Progressives are set to maintain control of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, as the unofficial returns Wednesday morning had all of the left-of-center candidates defeating their more moderate opponents for the governing body's even-numbered seats.

Arts & Culture

Machine Dazzle decks the halls!

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | Nov 13

If you've only seen the official CBS-issued online video of Taylor Mac's recent appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," you can't comprehend the extent of costume designer Machine Dazzle's contribution to the proceedings.

Queer Requiem appropriates Latin Mass

MUSIC | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Nov 13

"Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite" will have its San Francisco premiere on Nov. 16 & 17 at Grace Cathedral. The piece is an evening-length choral work by singer-composer Holcombe Waller.

Pacifica holiday

CULTURE | By Roberto Friedman | Nov 13

"Pacific" has always seemed a complete misnomer for the wild, raging, tempestuous ocean that pummels our western coast. But "Pacifica" is a fine name for the small community nestled beside it.

Becoming Jane Fonda

DVD | By Brian Bromberger | Nov 13

When they turn 80, most people would probably love to look like Jane Fonda, who appears more like 50.

French Noir: Cinquieme Fois!

MOVIES | By Sura Wood | Nov 13

It would seem to defy the laws of probability that there could still be undiscovered gems in the vaults of Film Noir.

Women fighting back

MOVIES | By David Lamble | Nov 13

With "Widows," Afro-British director Steve McQueen completes the fourth in his quartet of films on topics that have shaped our modern world.


Nightlife Events Nov 8-15, 2018

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Nov 7

Autumnal attractions are alluring and artistic. Behold the bounty of beauty and beats.

Dixie's dandy - Tuppercare camp with the drag comic

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Gladstone | Nov 7

Dixie Longate's show, which has toured nationally since 2007 and has played two successful Off-Broadway runs, is just now making its local debut with a three-night engagement a Feinstein's at the Nikko next Thursday through Saturday.

Leather Events, November 9-25, 2018

LEATHER-KINK | By Race Bannon | Nov 7

Check the many events happening through November in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.

Cole Escola: Get 'Stuck' on the funny gay comic

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Gladstone | Oct 31

When Cole Escola makes his San Francisco debut at the Great American Music Hall on November 12 with his sketch show, Help! I'm Stuck!, he'll play an array of mostly female characters; a suburban mom, a New York office worker, and Bernadette Peters.

Support the things you love

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Juanita MORE! | Oct 31

October was cute, and it was sweet to end it with such gorgeous weather. My two monthly parties at Powerhouse have helped to raise great money for two organizations that I really care deeply about.

Nightlife Events Nov 1-8, 2018

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Oct 31

Nightlifery settles down post-Halloween with regular fun, some still with a unique edge.