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Welcome to the 'Doll' house: an interview with gay writer-filmmaker Jesús Canchola Sánchez

By Gregg Shapiro | Friday Jan 22, 2021
Author and filmmaker Jesús Canchola Sánchez's new bilingual children's book 'Pepito Has a Doll' challenges stereotypes about masculinity in teen boys.

Homing's In Jan. 22-31, 2021

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Jan 21, 2021
Celebrate the winter of our new content; arts, nightlife and community events to amuse, perplex and enrich your days and nights.

Dancing screen: San Francisco Ballet's online season premieres

By Paul Parish | Thursday Jan 21, 2021
San Francisco Ballet's recent online preview concert showcased newly commissioned dance films as well as previously recorded classic works in four new online programs for 2021.

'Queer Japan's colorful mosaic Graham Kolbeins' - new documentary visualizes diverse Asian subcultures

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Thursday Jan 21, 2021
Graham Kolbeins' new documentary 'Queer Japan' is a colorful and sometimes dizzying portrait of LGBT life in several major Japanese cities, starting with Tokyo.

Poet Amanda Gorman, Lady Gaga and other musicians bring arts to Biden/Harris Inauguration

By Jim Provenzano | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
As Americans and people over the world heaved a heavy sigh of relief and joy with the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, one young poet stood out for her artistic contribution.

Q-Music: Queer tunes for your new year

By Gregg Shapiro | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
Enjoy new music for the new year in a wide range of genres from LGBT artists young and older, including Fredo Viola, Tret Fure, Jay Thomas, Another Sky and Alex The Astronaut.

The stage's broad reach: 'The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey' at Cinnabar Theater

By Jim Gladstone | Tuesday Jan 19, 2021
San Franciscans have had rare opportunities to catch exciting new shows performed in London and New York without traveling, even as nearby as Petaluma, where the gay-themed "The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey" will stream for online audiences.

Louise Hay short documentary airs on POV

Monday Jan 18, 2021
A new short documentary explores the phenomenon of Louise Hays' popularity during the AIDS crisis. Using all archival materials, director Matt Wolf takes viewers back to 1988 Los Angeles in his 18-minute short film.

SF author's 'No Obits' poem set to music

By Jim Provenzano | Friday Jan 15, 2021
The B.A.R. has been immortalized in films and TV series. But this is new; a poem about our famous 'No Obits' headline has been set to music.

A riveting Ma Rainey: Viola Davis stars in marvelous music biopic

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Friday Jan 15, 2021
The first few moments of 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' are electrifying. It's 1927 in rural Georgia. Hundreds of people, all of them Black, are lined up at the entrance to a huge tent. Inside, Ma Rainey, the Mother of the Blues, is singing her heart out.

Homing's In: Jan. 15-24, 2021

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Jan 14, 2021
Inaugurate your new year with arts, nightlife and community events online, or go outside to stroll/roll through a park. you deserve it.

Cary Grant's 'Brilliant Disguise': Scott Eyman's biography recounts the actor's life

By Brian Bromberger | Wednesday Jan 13, 2021
How small-town Brit Archie Leach became Cary Grant, and how Grant finally assimilated that identity towards the end of his life, is the core of Scott Eyman's comprehensive and probably definitive biography.

Film Maudit fest streams experimental & queer films

By Jim Provenzano | Tuesday Jan 12, 2021
Santa Monica's revered Highways Performance Space presents Film Maudit 2.0, a truly unusual selection of feature, short and experimental films, some that blend performance and cinema, and others with decidedly queer themes, Jan. 12-24.

Capitol viewing: The Lavender Tube on Speaker Pelosi's interview, Ma Rainey, Funny Boy and more

By Victoria A. Brownworth | Tuesday Jan 12, 2021
We kept thinking of all the folks who told us that President Trump would never instigate a coup as we watched a simple roll call vote turn into an attempt to subvert the election and kill the Vice President and Speaker of the House.

Man on stage: Tom DeTrinis rages on

By Jim Gladstone | Tuesday Jan 12, 2021
Call it serial monology. Los Angeles-based comic actor and writer Tom DeTrinis' new one-man show, "Making Friends," streaming through January 18, is the latest link in a director-actor trio of productions.

Sketch Films' Red Thread to premiere fourth dance film

By Jim Provenzano | Monday Jan 11, 2021
The always innovative Amy Seiwert's Imagery will premiere the fourth dance film as part of the Sketch Films series online Jan. 15. Choreographer Ben Needham-Wood's 'What the Body Holds,' created with filmmaker Matthew McKee, features dancer Jenna Marie.

Queer bars' extraordinary fund list

By Jim Provenzano | Sunday Jan 10, 2021
Despite our astoundingly difficult times, fans and patrons of LGBTQ Bay Area bars and nightclubs were extraordinarily generous to multiple fundraising efforts in 2020, donating nearly $400,000. You can still donate to help your favorite venues survive.

Homing's In: Jan 8-17, 2021

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Jan 7, 2021
Amid tumultuous terrifying times, find relief, get informed, or just amused for a while, with arts, nightlife and community events.

Musical grooves: Best LGBT music, part 2

By Gregg Shapiro | Wednesday Jan 6, 2021
From dazzling debuts (Izzy Heltai, Katie Pruitt) to familiar faces (Bob Mould, Indigo Girls), musicians produced a treasure trove of awesome audibles in 2020.

Calendars, girls ... and guys

By Jim Provenzano | Saturday Jan 2, 2021
It's never too late to restart your new year. Here are some creative, sexy and more-than-queer calendars to mark 2021.

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