Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 25 / 22 June 2017
Out & About arts events June 22-29, 2017 - Pridey Fine

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SF Pride to show resistance

This year's San Francisco Pride parade and celebration theme, "A Celebration of Diversity," could also be seen as a rebuttal to the administration of President Donald Trump, whose bigotry during his campaign drew the fervent support of anti-LGBT activists, white supremacists, and others opposed to equality. (read more)

CA may ban travel to Texas, other states

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is considering adding Texas and three other states to the travel ban list his office oversees after the governors in the quartet of states signed anti-LGBT legislation into law in recent months. (read more)

SF Dyke March marks 25 years

Thousands of queer women will take over Mission Dolores Park – and the streets of San Francisco – June 24 for the San Francisco Dyke March's 25th anniversary. (read more)

Queer homeless rate flat, but youth figures rise

At 30 percent, the portion of homeless people in San Francisco who identify as LGBTQ is almost unchanged from 2015, but almost half of the city's homeless youth say they're LGBTQ, marking an increase from two years ago, according to new reports from the city. (read more)

Man claims 'AIDS panic' by SF prosecutors

A gay San Francisco man says that prosecutors recently tried unsuccessfully to use an "AIDS panic defense" to convince jurors that he had wanted to infect a sheriff's deputy by biting him during a 2014 altercation. (read more)

Supes reseat DeJesus on police panel

Lesbian San Francisco Police Commissioner Petra DeJesus is set to rejoin the police oversight panel after the Board of Supervisors voted 8-1 Tuesday to approve her for another term. (read more)

Pride flag flies at SF City Hall

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) waves to the crowd following the raising of the rainbow flag on City Hall Monday, June 19 to kick off a week of Pride activities. (read more)

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Fine Arts - Coming together in LGBTQ Pride!

"Celebrate Community!," an amorphous though undeniably well-intentioned LGBTQ Pride show that opened last weekend at the Harvey Milk Photo Center, aims to embrace humanity in its many permutations, a laudatory ambition that needed a clearly defined theme and a narrowing of the overly broad concept of community. (read more)

Film - Frameline grand finales!

It's astonishing what the Frameline 41 programmers have packed into the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival's final four days, June 22-25. (read more)

Out There - Our LGBTQ Pride cup runneth over

Out There goes to a lot of opening nights, but the opening festivities for Frameline 41, the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, are always special. (read more)

Out & About - Pridey fine

Our 47th annual LGBT Pride celebrations make the biggest events this week, with the march and festival on Sunday (plus Saturday Civic Center stuff, too). (read more)

Theatre - Janis Joplin sings the blues

It's probably not a destination in need of revisiting, but without it, the journey feels incomplete. (read more)

Books - Beauty blender

Hi Gorgeous! by Candis Cayne; Running Press, $22. (read more)

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