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    David Kato’s Legacy and the Ongoing Fight for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

    David Kato’s Legacy and the Ongoing Fight for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

    By Dr. Bill Lipsky– Described by The Economist as “Uganda’s first openly gay man,” David Kato is considered to be the father of the Ugandan LGBT rights movement. In a…

    SF’s British Queen Steals Show in The Christmas Ballet Before Competing for the RuPaul’s Drag Race Crown

    SF’s British Queen Steals Show in The Christmas Ballet Before Competing for the RuPaul’s Drag Race Crown

    Bianca Del Rio, who? San Francisco’s very own Lady Camden will be the one to watch when she works the runway in season 14 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. But first,…

    Legendary Artist Barbara Higbie Returns to Live Performing for 35th Anniversary of Windham Hill Winter Solstice

    Legendary Artist Barbara Higbie Returns to Live Performing for 35th Anniversary of Windham Hill Winter Solstice

    This issue of the San Francisco Bay Times features two legends of Women’s Music: Melanie DeMore (see pages 10–11) and Barbara Higbie. Women’s Music—which emerged during the second-wave feminist movement…

    The Academy Legends Awards 2021

    The Academy Legends Awards 2021

    Dr. Tim Seelig, Artistic Director of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and a San Francisco Bay Times columnist, was inducted into The Academy’s Legends Archive during a ceremony on Friday, November…

    The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival Returns Online This Month!

    The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival Returns Online This Month!

    Film fans rejoice: the 24th San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) returns online this November 11–14—offering up seven new programs celebrating cutting-edge transgender and gender nonconforming filmmaking. And this year,…

    LGBTQ Leaders Among Dignitaries for USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO 206) Christening Ceremony on November 6

    LGBTQ Leaders Among Dignitaries for USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO 206) Christening Ceremony on November 6

    By Eddie Reynoso– The Military Sealift Command fleet oiler USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO-206)—the second of the John Lewis-class oilers being built by General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego, California—will be christened at…

    Elvis, Kirk, and Velvetta – The Wild Genius of Leigh Crow

    Elvis, Kirk, and Velvetta – The Wild Genius of Leigh Crow

    By Jennifer Kroot and Robert Holgate– Leigh Crow is a gender-bending cabaret singer and drag king. For 30 years, she’s been pushing boundaries, from drag shows and country bands to…

    Marga Gomez Returns to The Marsh with Heartrending Memoir

    Marga Gomez Returns to The Marsh with Heartrending Memoir

    Award-winning writer/performer Marga Gomez debuted her first work at The Marsh San Francisco nearly 30 years ago, so it is only fitting that she was selected as the performer to…

    Welcome to Oakland Pride 2021

    Welcome to Oakland Pride 2021

    By Rebecca Kaplan, Vice Mayor of Oakland– Wishing you all a healthy Pride week, and welcome, including virtually, to join in Oakland’s community and celebrations.  Oakland has one of the…

    Ajuan Mance: Black Art from the Edge of the Universe

    Ajuan Mance: Black Art from the Edge of the Universe

    The African American Art & Culture Complex (AAACC) in San Francisco is now presenting the artwork of Ajuan Mance, a talented out and proud member of our LGBTQ community and…

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