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Rest in Peace, Robin Williams, You Were Truly a Gay Icon

Rest in Peace, Robin Williams, You Were Truly a Gay Icon

By Dennis McMillan Everyone on the planet is mourning the tragic demise of comic extraordinaire Robin Williams, but none more than the LGBTQ community. Williams was definitely a queer icon.…

REAF: 20 Years of Providing Hope, Sustaining Lives

The SF Bay Times congratulates REAF, the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation, on its 20th anniversary gala and concert. “Help is on the Way” is Northern California’s largest annual AIDS benefit concert.…

Bryan “Feather Lynn” Higgins’ Unforgettable Light

Bryan “Feather Lynn” Higgins’ Unforgettable Light

At the Bay Times, we will never forget Bryan “Feather Lynn” Higgins. We saw this beautiful radical faerie often, at events, at the deli on Noe where Higgins worked, or…

Photos Courtesy Of Gay Games Ix Presented by The Cleveland Foundation and Federation of Gay Games

Photos Courtesy Of Gay Games Ix Presented by The Cleveland Foundation and Federation of Gay Games

By Tony Jasinski Team SF did us proud at Gay Games IX in Cleveland, bringing back several well-earned medals. Here are just a few of the highlights: Michael Survillion from…

José Sarria’s Continuing Role in the Fight for LGBT Rights

José Sarria’s Continuing Role in the Fight for LGBT Rights

“Why be ashamed of who you are?” activist, singer and drag performer José Julio Sarria (1922-2013) once asked. Sarria, who died last year, exemplified gay pride even before the word…

Oscar Wilde: Work of Genius

Oscar Wilde: Work of Genius

“It’s an odd thing,” Lord Henry Wotton once remarked, “but anyone who disappears is said to be seen in San Francisco. It must be a delightful city and possess all…

The Future of Team SF Is in Your Hands

The Future of Team SF Is in Your Hands

By Martha Ehrenfeld Cleveland…really, Cleveland? That was my reaction five years ago when a friend on the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) board announced that the games were coming to…

A Gold Medal for LGBT Athletics & Equality

A Gold Medal for LGBT Athletics & Equality

By Jamie Leno Zimron The Gay Games IX torch is about to be lit in Cleveland! Early August is exactly six months since the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia, which…

Gay Games IX Tom Waddell Award Winners

Gay Games IX Tom Waddell Award Winners

By Doug Litwin The international Federation of Gay Games manages the quadrennial Gay Games from right here in San Francisco. Created in 1990 at Gay Games III, the organization began…

Contributions of Lucie van Mens to Women’s Health ‘Were Beyond Measure’

Contributions of Lucie van Mens to Women’s Health ‘Were Beyond Measure’

Lucie van Mens, Director of Program Development and Support for The Female Health Company, developer of FC2 female condoms to safeguard against HIV, was yet another victim of the Malaysia…

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