Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 3 / 18 January 2018
Arts events : Jan. 18-25, 2018

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Online Extra: Gays Across America: Truth site includes advice, support

New website features trans youth stories; Florida starts offering free PrEP to all counties. (read more)

Online Extra: Political Notes: After Milk club endorses opponent, SF Supe Sheehy pulls out of planned debates

Citing its early endorsement of his opponent, SF D8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy refuses to take part in debates co-hosted by the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club. (read more)


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Suspect ID'd in death of 'Bubbles'

San Francisco police have released the identity of the man suspected of fatally shooting Anthony "Bubbles" Torres in September in the Tenderloin district as they seek the public's help in apprehending him. (read more)

Lesbian judge joins SF bench

A former chief attorney at the public defender's office in San Francisco recently joined the local superior court bench, maintaining the number of out LGBT judges serving on it at eight. (read more)

Record number of lesbians seeks CA legislative seats

While the 11 LGBT candidates known to be running for state legislative seats in California this year is six fewer than the high seen in 2012, a record number of lesbians will be on the June primary ballot seeking Assembly or Senate seats. (read more)

Pot club sues city over Sunset district vote

The popular cannabis dispensary the Apothecarium has cried foul, claiming that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors wrongly overturned "legally correct land use decisions to favor politically connected groups" when it rejected the city planning commission's vote to approve its new dispensary in the Sunset. (read more)

Pacifica man gets 30 years for rapes

A Pacifica man accused of drugging and raping more than a dozen other men has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. (read more)

Manning to run for US Senate seat in Maryland

Add Chelsea Manning to the list of trans candidates seeking office this year. (read more)

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Music - San Francisco Opera announces 2018-19 season

A recent conversation with San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock centered on the announcement this week of repertory in the Company's 2018-19 Season. (read more)

Film - Hump days

A porn festival for people who don't like pornography? That's how syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage describes the Hump! Film Festival, the 13th annual event coming to San Francisco's Victoria Theater, Jan. (read more)

Film - (Mis)representing

Tonight (Jan. 18) the GLBT Historical Society will explore how queer people have been portrayed on screen. Gay film historian Jim Van Buskirk will show trailers from queer-themed films and lead a discussion on how each film depicts queers. The evening begins at 7 p.m. at the GLBT History Museum in the Castro. (read more)

Out & About - Arts events


Short and sweet, the best arts events are listed here, with more online, but who are we to judge? For nightlife events, visit (read more)

Out There - Questioning marriage equality

In his cover story in the January issue of Harper's magazine entitled "The Future of Queer – a manifesto," queer essayist/novelist Fenton Johnson argues that legalized gay marriage in the US has damaged our gay culture. (read more)

Theatre - Getting unstuck after the AIDS crisis

Tim Pinckney had reached that pivotal point in a young actor's career: He was finally spending more time on stages than waiting on tables. (read more)

Theatre - Marga remembers

You know there has to be a script. After all, someone tucked away in a control booth is cueing sound and light effects at specific moments. But the thing about a Marga Gomez solo show – a form distinct from her standup comedy routines – is that it sounds so much like a spontaneous creation. (read more)

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