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    Longtime Pacific Center Executive Director Leslie Ewing Announces Retirement

    Longtime Pacific Center Executive Director Leslie Ewing Announces Retirement

    Leslie Ewing, who has dedicated much of her life to LGBTQ civil rights, on March 27 announced her retirement as Executive Director of the Pacific Center in Berkeley. She has…

    The Trials of Charles Christman

    The Trials of Charles Christman

    By Dr. Bill Lipsky– Shortly after closing time at The Stud on Saturday, December 12, 1970, between 100–150 last-callers were leaving the bar when a patrol car with two police…

    David Woemmel’s Journey to the Healing Power of Music and Sports

    David Woemmel’s Journey to the Healing Power of Music and Sports

    By John Chen– Dave Woemmel was so excited to move to San Francisco with his partner eight years ago, eager to build a new life together in an historic LGBT…

    Emily Dickinson and JT Leroy on Screen This Month

    Emily Dickinson and JT Leroy on Screen This Month

    Two films with queer characters and literary themes open in the Bay Area this month. Wild Nights with Emily, opening April 19 at the Landmark Embarcadero, is out writer/director Madeleine…

    Sister Dana sez, “Trump said, ‘I think I’m very normal,’ which psychiatrists have diagnosed as ‘unprovoked denial.'”

    Sister Dana sez, “Trump said, ‘I think I’m very normal,’ which psychiatrists have diagnosed as ‘unprovoked denial.'”

    By Sister Dana Van Iquity– Sister Dana sez, “Trump said, ‘I think I’m very normal,’ which psychiatrists have diagnosed as ‘unprovoked denial.’ Do sane Presidents ever need to claim they’re very normal?!”…

    Donna’s Chronicles

    Donna’s Chronicles

    By Donna Sachet– One weekend, we find ourselves immersed in at-home projects, e.g. paring down the wardrobe, rehearsing new songs, reviewing personal finances, etc.; the next weekend, we are swept…

    A Peek Behind the Gay Curtain

    A Peek Behind the Gay Curtain

    By Dr. Tim Seelig– It was November, 2010. I had just accepted the offer from the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus to become the Artistic Director in January, 2011. I…

    A Place Where ‘Everybody Knows Your Name’: San Francisco’s Timeless Balboa Café

    A Place Where ‘Everybody Knows Your Name’: San Francisco’s Timeless Balboa Café

    By David Landis– Don’t you often just want to hang out at a neighborhood restaurant and bar where, in the words of the hit TV series Cheers, “everybody knows your…

    A Knee-Friendly Way to Get Up and Down

    A Knee-Friendly Way to Get Up and Down

    By Cinder Ernst– Summer is coming … even to San Francisco. You might want to relax on the grass at Dolores Park or sit on the beach. Maybe you’d like…

    Smuin Ballet Celebrates Silver Anniversary with Rousing Season Finale

    Smuin Ballet Celebrates Silver Anniversary with Rousing Season Finale

    Smuin Contemporary Ballet concludes its quarter-century celebration with a tribute to founder Michael Smuin, presenting a selection of his vibrant, witty and exuberant works set to the music of George…

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