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Big little talent: meet 11-Year-Old Drag Diva Desmond

Big little talent: meet 11-Year-Old Drag Diva Desmond

By David-Elijah Nahmod

He's only eleven years old, yet Desmond Napoles has already made a name for himself with appearances at New York's famed Wigstock, and cutting the opening ribbon at DragCon NYC with RuPaul.

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By Race Bannon | October 10, 2018

One of the things I noticed throughout Folsom week was that the array and breadth of erotic interests and fetishes and how they present in the LGBTQ kink communities are continuing to grow and solidify into distinct groupings.

By Jim Provenzano | October 10, 2018

Litquake's 19th annual festival runs from October 11 through 20 at venues all over the Bay Area. Along with readings galore, and the last-night Lit Crawl, several LGBTQ authors promise plenty of fun for wordsmith fans.


By Events Editor | October 10, 2018

Can you take yourself out and have fun alone? Do you play well with others? Play along to live, lipsynched, and lively DJed talents.

By Race Bannon | October 10, 2018

Even after the many festivities of Folsom Street Fair week, there's always a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.


By Jim Gladstone | October 3, 2018

This weekend brings two very different drag shows to San Francisco. At Oasis, tonight through Sunday, legendary comedienne Varla Jean Merman performs her latest solo cabaret act, the circus-themed 'Under A Big Top.'

By Juanita MORE! | October 3, 2018

When I first moved to San Francisco, one of my roommates sold a little coke and meth to help him make some extra cash while working his way through college. By that time, I had already made it through school as a devoted pot smoker.


By Steven Underhill | October 3, 2018

Leather and kinkfans and fanatics enjoyed the annual Folsom Street Fair, the popular South of Market celebration of sexy kinky fun, held Sept. 30.

By Race Bannon | September 26, 2018

The Bay Area tends to be awash in far more leather and kink happenings than most metro areas. The month of September each year, especially the week leading up to Folsom Street Fair, is when the number of events for the LGBTQ kinky crowd skyrockets.


By Race Bannon | September 26, 2018

Get ready for a massively kinky weekend, with leather dance parties, gathering, play parties and, of course, the Folsom Street Fair.

By Steven Underhill | September 26, 2018

The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation's One Night Only benefit concert, held September 24 at Marines' Memorial Theater, featured cast members from the visiting Broadway tour productions of both 'The Phantom of the Opera' and 'On Your Feet.'


By David-Elijah Nahmod | September 19, 2018

Laughs will no doubt abound on September 21 when comic Lisa Geduldig returns to El Rio with her monthly comedy show, which, in various incarnations, will soon celebrate its thirtieth anniversary.

By Michael Flanagan | September 19, 2018

When we think of entertainment in our bars, the chances are that we think of drag performances or DJs more often than live music. But from the 1960s to the 1980s at the Stud (then at 1535 Folsom Street), live performances often ruled the night.


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