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21 May 2019


Study confirms no transmissions with undetectable HIV

LATEST NEWS | By Liz Highleyman | May 20

The largest treatment-as-prevention study for gay and bisexual men confirms that people on antiretroviral therapy with undetectable viral load do not transmit HIV.

Online Extra: Political Notes: Two more CA LGBT bills shelved until 2020 session

LATEST NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | May 17

California lawmakers shelved two more LGBT bills as the majority of this year's legislation advancing LGBT rights heads for final votes in their house of origin.

Monarch resigns from East Bay drag court

NEWS | By Sam Moore | May 15

The reigning monarch of an East Bay drag court has resigned her title following backlash surrounding her alleged use of a racist term toward two former board members earlier this year.

Political Notebook: Growing list of East Bay cities celebrate Pride

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | May 15

Five decades after an uprising against police brutality at a New York City gay bar sparked the creation of Pride parades and festivals in June, the number of East Bay cities officially recognizing the annual LGBT celebration is growing.

Our Family Coalition ED to depart

NEWS | By Meg Elison | May 15

Our Family Coalition Executive Director Renata Moreira announced Monday, May 13, that she is resigning from the organization to spend more time with her family.

Milk's spirit lives on in art

NEWS | By Sam Moore | May 15

With 35 storefront windows throughout the Castro district displaying work by local artists beginning Friday, this year's Windows for Harvey exhibit is set to be the biggest one yet.

Updated: Report details CA schools failing LGBT students

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | May 15

A groundbreaking report has found that the majority of California's school districts are failing LGBT students.

Editorial: Gilead's self-serving donation

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | May 15

Gilead Sciences, the makers of Truvada, announced last week that it would provide up to 2.4 million free bottles of the its PrEP HIV prevention medication through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Gilead PrEP donation met with skepticism

NEWS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | May 15

Gilead Sciences announced last week it will donate millions of free bottles of Truvada for PrEP to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but many AIDS activists say it is not enough.

Arts & Culture

Love, Dmitri

DANCE | By Paul Parish | May 20

When the glorious dancers of San Francisco Ballet, the pride of our city, ended their season at the Opera House with a brilliant run of "Shostakovich Trilogy," a three-act abstract ballet, they presented a political spectacle of almost imponderable depth.

Arts Events May 16-23, 2019

ARTS EVENTS | By Events Editor | May 15

Step up, roll up, sit down or standing room only for shows, exhibit, concerts and more arts events.

Inside Pride, the official magazine of San Francisco Pride 2019 deadlines Monday, May 20.

PRIDE | By Advertising Department | May 15

Advertising information for Inside Pride, the official magazine of San Francisco 2019

Whose paradise?

ART | By Sura Wood | May 14

The legacy of European colonialism, its damage to indigenous populations in the Caribbean, and its lingering wounds and influence inform "Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox," a new exhibition with an intriguingly original premise.

Travesty of justice

MOVIES | By David Lamble | May 14

A diabolical miscarriage of justice lies at the heart of the explosive Texas-set melodrama "Trial by Fire" from director Edward Zwick, fueled by deft performances from veteran Laura Dern and studly Jack O'Connell.

Hello, Healdsburg!

CULTURE | By Roberto Friedman | May 14

We heard Healdsburg calling us. That's the charming Sonoma County small town stocked full with wineries, luxurious accommodations and destination bars and restaurants. The town bureau invited us up there for an overnight stay.


The Raid on Tommy's Place - a case of Cold War anti-queer crackdowns

BARCHIVE | By Michael Flanagan | May 16

Paranoia, red-baiting and homophobia swept across the United States in the early 1950s like a cold fire, and San Francisco was not exempt from its reach. The vile Joseph McCarthy and his toady Roy Cohn engaged the country in the Army-McCarthy hearings.

Tom Reardon - His Honor the Cabaret Star

CABARET | By David-Elijah Nahmod | May 15

Tom Reardon returns to Feinstein's at The Nikko for his eighth show on May 16 and 17. The singer, who also performs in musical theater, will offer his usual eclectic mix of songs: everything from The Great American Songbook to Bob Dylan and Fleetwood Mac.

EQCA Awards @ Fairmont Hotel

FUNDRAISER | By Steven Underhill | May 15

Equality California's annual awards gala, held at the Fairmont Hotel on May 11, included presentations of the Vanguard Leadership Award, presented by SF Mayor London Breed to Hon. Scott Weiner, who also got a birthday cake.

Ross & Roma on roasts - Celebrated Sister gets skewered on Saturday

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | May 13

Ross Mathews will MC a night of comic insults hurled at Sister Roma, but it's all in fun; the upbeat series regular on 'RuPaul's Drag Race' will serve as a tonic to the Jungle Red claw-like insults from Roma's drag pals on May 18 at the Castro Theatre.

Sex is a smorgasbord

LEATHER-KINK | By Race Bannon | May 9

I've noticed how remarkably precise and specific some people have become with their stated sexual identities and options. Those people should teach a class titled How to Turn Off a Sexual Partner in 60 Seconds or Less.

Funny Lady -  Maureen McVerry at Oasis

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | May 8

On Saturday May 18, funny lady Maureen McVerry will perform 'Verry McVerry 2019,' her ever-evolving, long-running cabaret act, at Oasis. It's a show that she has performed for an impressive 25 years.