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    A Coming of Age Trans Woman’s Story Through Music

    A Coming of Age Trans Woman’s Story Through Music

    By Liam P. Mayclem– Meet Francesca Fey, the dreamy-voiced lead singer of San Francisco music duo Goth Lipstick. The seven-track downloadable album Crystalline Corset is eclectic, thought-provoking, and deeply personal—it’s the coming-of-age…

    Sally Gearhart Recognized in Documentary Film-in-Progress

    Sally Gearhart Recognized in Documentary Film-in-Progress

    In 2014, while shooting a short documentary about lesbians and aging, Bay Area filmmaker Deborah Craig stumbled across octogenarian Sally Gearhart living alone in a remote and ramshackle cabin in…

    From Living a Double Life to Rediscovering Unconditional Family Love

    From Living a Double Life to Rediscovering Unconditional Family Love

    By Michael Tate– My late maternal grandmother, Mary McKay, was born on February 12, 1912. For as long as I can remember, we would gather at her home every year…

    Giving: It Feels So Good

    Giving: It Feels So Good

    By Liam P. Mayclem– “When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” —Maya Angelou Donate here, give to this, volunteer for that event: our inboxes are bombarded daily with requests…

    Ken Jones (1950–2021): First Black President of SF Pride, Groundbreaking LGBTQ and Social Justice Activist

    Ken Jones (1950–2021): First Black President of SF Pride, Groundbreaking LGBTQ and Social Justice Activist

    A Castro icon self-described as the “father of diversity,” Ken Jones died of bladder cancer on January 13. He was 70. Many of us learned of Jones’ passing from fellow…

    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris: Throwback to 2003

    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris: Throwback to 2003

    Have you ever been invited to host a “House Party”? In the tool chest of every campaign manager for a local political race is the quintessential House Party. The gathering,…

    Home for the Holidays (Literally)

    Home for the Holidays (Literally)

    By David Landis– 2020 will go down in history as the year of the homebody—literally. I was getting ready to write my December column (stay tuned for the Old Skool…

    Three Decembers: A Musical Masterpiece for Home Viewing

    Three Decembers: A Musical Masterpiece for Home Viewing

    Last March the theater world suffered a crippling loss when four-time Tony Award-winning playwright, librettist, and screenwriter Terrence McNally (Love! Valour! Compassion!, Master Class, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Ragtime,…

    ChefsGiving 2020: Cooking for a Cause

    ChefsGiving 2020: Cooking for a Cause

    By Liam P. Mayclem– This year California saw the worst wildfires in our history, taking out hundreds of homes, business, and wineries; and there was devastating loss of life, too. As our beloved Wine…

    San Francisco Transgender Film Festival

    San Francisco Transgender Film Festival

    The popular film festival is back—online—for 2020. If you were worried about missing the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) this year, well, have no fear! The world’s first and…