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Comic crushes: The Lavender Tube on 'The Other Two,' 'Work in Progress' and new 'L Word'

By Victoria A. Brownworth | Wednesday Sep 22, 2021
"The Other Two" returns to wacky comic touches in its second season; Abby McEnany's dyke-filled dark comedy's daring; "The L Word: Gen Q," Season 2, is smoother, sharper and a touch more emotionally relatable.

'Bloodsisters' - groundbreaking lesbian BDSM video re-released

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Tuesday Sep 21, 2021
Originally released in 1995, Michelle Handelman's documentary educates and enlightens, while preserving the history of San Francisco's lesbian BDSM community.

Larry Townsend: celebrating the man behind 'The Leatherman's Handbook'

By Michael Flanagan | Tuesday Sep 21, 2021
Being Folsom Week, we dive into the early roots of leather culture with the bio of Larry Townsend, author of an S&M how-to book, that's a festive romp.

50 years in 50 weeks: 1994, Pedro got real

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Sep 16, 2021
1994 was a big year for LGBT arts. But perhaps the brightest —yet sadly briefest— star to shine was Pedro Zamora in Season 3 of MTV's 'The Real World,' set in San Francisco.

Circus Bella: big top fun in Bay Area parks

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
Circus Bella is now in the Bay Area offering the excitement of a circus in their new live shows taking place at various Bay Area parks. Two members of the company are out and proud members of the LGBTQ community.

The Way of the Force: Q-Force's Gabe Liedman

By Gregg Shapiro | Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
Featuring the voices of a stellar cast of queer and queer-friendly actors, the hot new Netflix series "Q-Force" takes spy capers to camp levels. Co-creator, writer and costar Gabe Liedman shares some behind-the-scenes stories and inspiration.

Marga Gomez revs up her 'Spanking Machine'

By Jim Gladstone | Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
After critical acclaim for the online version of her latest solo show, veteran comic and storyteller Marga Gomez returns to The Marsh to share tales of Catholic school days, kinky sex, and childhood bullying.

Eyes of Tammy Faye: dramatic adaptation of the televangelist documentary

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
Jessica Chastain stuns with mascara-eyed sincerity in the narrative adaptation of the acclaimed documentary, "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," about the rise and fall of televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker.

The Truman Show: 'The Capote Tapes' reveals the writer's lost legacy

By Brian Bromberger | Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
The new documentary about Truman Capote largely succeeds in telling the never-heard-before true story behind the headlines and gossip about a gay writer who paid a tremendous price for his gift.

Shapeshifter: bisexual Surrealist poet Alice Paalen Rahon unmasked in new compilation

By Mark William Norby | Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
Alice Paalen Rahon, a Surrealist poet and painter, has been largely overlooked, but her works reemerge in "Shapeshifter," a new compilation of her poetry.

Baloney's back: saucy male burlesque show returns to Oasis

By Jim Provenzano | Sunday Sep 12, 2021
With a blend of the comic, erotic and intellectual, Baloney SF, the "all-male" burlesque review, finally returns to Oasis' stage for its seventh season.

Going Out, Homing's In Sept. 9-17, 2021

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Sep 9, 2021
Enjoy sly comics, super music, divas in drag or marvy museums. Arts and nightlife events await your attendance.

50 years in 50 weeks: The Sisters' hood in 1993

By Jim Provenzano | Wednesday Sep 8, 2021
Perhaps the most visually striking lead Arts feature of 1993 showcased the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Tim Farrell interviewed members of the drag nun collective who were banned from the March on Washington stage.

Dystopian directions: The Lavender Tube on 'The Handmaid's Tale,' 'Queer as Folk's reboot & more

By Victoria A. Brownworth | Tuesday Sep 7, 2021
The nightmare of "The Handmaid's Tale" plays out in real life in Texas; "Queer as Folk" gets a New Orleans reboot; LGBT shows get a nod; and Lance Bass wants a gay "Bachelor."

Rufus Wainwright: gay singer-songwriter unfollows the rules

By Gregg Shapiro | Tuesday Sep 7, 2021
Last year, Rufus Wainwright released his eighth pop music studio album. It was significant because it was his first in 12 years. He'll perform at Satatoga's Mountain Winery Sept. 12.

Fauci on film: documentary spans the virologist's work on two pandemics

By Brian Bromberger | Tuesday Sep 7, 2021
As he himself says in the new documentary made about him by National Geographic films, Dr. Anthony Fauci, known mostly for his work in the AIDS and COVID pandemics, "I represent the truth which makes people uncomfortable."

'Alec' - William di Canzio's new view on Forster's 'Maurice'

By Brian Bromberger | Tuesday Sep 7, 2021
William di Canzio's gay adaptation of E.M. Forster's landmark novel "Maurice" was inspired by the classic love story of upper-class stockbroker Maurice Hall, this time from the perspective of his love, working-class gameskeeper Alec Scudder.

Sherry Vine: parody song queen returns to Oasis

By Scott Stiffler | Tuesday Sep 7, 2021
LA-based, globally known drag queen Sherry Vine is always on the move, and she'll bring her wacky new song parody show to SF's Oasis Sept. 9.

Palm Springs gears up for fall

By Ed Walsh | Saturday Sep 4, 2021
Palm Springs is gearing up for a busy fall with a number of events this autumn. Neighboring Cathedral City also offers dining, nightlife, and stylish accommodations in the desert.

50 years in 50 weeks: 1992's Glam on a Rampage with Justin Bond

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Sep 2, 2021
In one short column, Justin (pre-Vivian) Bond's May 21 Glam on a Rampage write-up encapsulates a wacky weekend at The Woods with the late drag persona Miss Kitty.

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