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    San Francisco Ballet’s Myles Thatcher: Out and Proud

    San Francisco Ballet’s Myles Thatcher: Out and Proud

    By David Landis– I’ve been a fan of the San Francisco Ballet for years. Great dancers have come and gone, but one stands out, especially for our community: Myles Thatcher.…

    March 24 Divas & Drinks @ The Academy: ‘Standing with Ukraine’

    March 24 Divas & Drinks @ The Academy: ‘Standing with Ukraine’

    Where are the women in the Castro? On Thursday, March 24, they joined with members of the LGBTQ community and allies for a memorable evening that raised just short of…

    Being BeBe: The BeBe Zahara Benet Documentary Is a Pandemic-Era ‘Movie Miracle’ Close to My Heart

    Being BeBe: The BeBe Zahara Benet Documentary Is a Pandemic-Era ‘Movie Miracle’ Close to My Heart

    By Marc Smolowitz– Two years ago, all of our lives changed when the pandemic started, and each of us has our unique version of what life became during the first…

    Anna Damiani Has Left the Building …

    Anna Damiani Has Left the Building …

    By Louise “Lou” Fischer– On February 25, the San Francisco LGBTQ community unexpectedly lost a legend and I lost a friend and fellow “Political Sister/Elder Stateswoman” when Anna Damiani, 65,…

    Perry Watkins: A Black Gay Soldier’s Story

    Perry Watkins: A Black Gay Soldier’s Story

    By Dr. Bill Lipsky– Perry Watkins knew from an early age that he was gay. His family knew. His friends at school in Tacoma, where he grew up, knew. Even…

    Pat, Cleo, and Ernestine: Pioneering Black Members of the Daughters of Bilitis

    Pat, Cleo, and Ernestine: Pioneering Black Members of the Daughters of Bilitis

    By Dr. Bill Lipsky– Pat ‘Dubby’ Walker Pat “Dubby” Walker had not heard of the Daughters of Bilitis (DOB) until Billye Talmadge, one of the organization’s co-founders, visited Oakland’s Orientation…

    Making Pizza Extreme

    Making Pizza Extreme

    By David Landis– You’ve heard of extreme skiing, and extreme snowboarding. But Extreme Pizza? That’s the brainchild of Extreme Pizza CEO Todd Parent, who has guided this company devoted to…

    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…