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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.

Best movies of 2020, part 1

By Brian Bromberger | Friday Jan 1, 2021
LGBT themes in feature and documentary films expanded cinematic depictions this year. Here are half of our baker's dozen favorites.

Homing's In, Jan 1-10, 2021

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Dec 31, 2020
Enjoying the new year yet? While most online events carried over from the "annus horribilis," some new events in arts, nightlife and community should cheer you.

2020's hindsight: The Lavender Tube's year in review

By Victoria A. Brownworth | Thursday Dec 31, 2020
The past year included a feast of LGBTQ characters, story lines, comings out, and media representation. 'Dispatches from Elsewhere,' 'Killing Eve,' 'Cucumber/Banana' and 'Everything's Gonna Be Okay' are among the best shows still available to watch.

Best LGBTQ music 2020: Q-Music's social distancing soundtrack

By Gregg Shapiro | Thursday Dec 31, 2020
Despite the absence of live concerts, LGBT musicians around the country have managed to release new music. Here is the first part of two Best of 2020 music mentions, including a few who came out of their musical closets.

Twin Peaks Tavern reaches $100K fundraiser goal (Updated)

By Jim Provenzano | Wednesday Dec 30, 2020
The historic Twin Peaks Tavern, a landmark gay bar on Castro and Market streets, has succeeded in its campaign to raise $100,000 to keep the struggling bar open and pay its staff. But more funds are needed in these difficult financial times.

Save the date for a #SaveSFNews event

By Advertising Department sponsored content | Tuesday Dec 29, 2020
Join editors and publishers from the city's leading independent news outlets for a discussion about why their work is essential.

Firestarter: Mike Curato's 'Flamer,' a searing intense portrait

By Jim Piechota | Sunday Dec 27, 2020
Mike Curato, an award-winning author and talented artist, has produced a young adult graphic novel about a young man on the verge, and it's a searing, intensive portrait that stays with the reader long after the book is finished.

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