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Win Mixter's bus posters celebrate 50 years of Pride

By Jim Provenzano | Sunday Jun 28, 2020
Whether you're planning to participate in the June 28 march or watch online events, a stroll or ride up or down Market Street is worthwhile to take in artist Win Mixter's bold series of Pride history works at multiple bus stops.

Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, others support Pride Lives' virtual Stonewall Day

By Jim Provenzano | Saturday Jun 27, 2020
Pride Live, a social advocacy and community engagement organization for the LGBTQ community, held its third annual Stonewall Day, with pop star and presidents joining in.

Global Pride 2020 features 100+ performers, host Todrick Hall

By Jim Provenzano | Friday Jun 26, 2020
Pride organizations of the world will celebrate Global Pride 2020. Todrick Hall will host the June 27 24-hour livestream Pride event featuring Adam Lambert, Pussy Riot, Big Freedia, Village People, Courtney Act, and many more.

Gay former SF supervisor Harry Britt dies

By Cynthia Laird | Thursday Jun 25, 2020
Harry Britt, a gay man who succeeded Harvey Milk on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, died early Wednesday, June 24. He was 82.

Q-Music: Pride inside — a queer quarantine playlist

By Gregg Shapiro | Wednesday Jun 24, 2020
Music from Marty Thomas, Kesha, Rachael Sage, Green Day, Shopping, Game Theory, The Third Mind and other musicians touch on colors of the rainbow.

Pride Plays include reading of 'Boys in the Band' sequel & music variety show

By Jim Provenzano | Tuesday Jun 23, 2020
Pride Plays continues its streamed readings of plays by and about the LGBTQ community to support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Upcoming shows include a trans comedy, Mart Crowley's 'Boys in the Band' sequel and a star-filled music concert.

Photo books capture NYC, SF and other Pride celebrations and protests

By Jim Provenzano | Sunday Jun 21, 2020
Four new and recent photos books celebrate Pride's decades of parades, celebrations and protests, in photos by Alyssa Blumstein, Fred W. McDarrah, Ron Williams, and from The New York Times archives.

Guest Opinion: A chance to deepen Pride's rainbow

By Keith Highiet | Sunday Jun 21, 2020
Celebrating Pride this June is anything but what we'd envisioned for 2020.

With cities raising diverse Pride flags, push to see SF Castro follow suit

By Matthew S. Bajko and John Ferrannini | Saturday Jun 20, 2020
With several cities in California flying more diverse versions of the rainbow flag, LGBTQ advocates in San Francisco are seeking to see the Castro business district follow suit and raise one of the flags on the giant flagpole at Harvey Milk Plaza.

Sonoma County greenlights return of tourist lodging

Saturday Jun 20, 2020
To the relief of Sonoma County hotel operators who were forced to close their doors to tourists in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials in the North Bay county have given the greenlight to the travel lodging industry to reopen Friday.

Homing's In June 19-29

By Events Editor | Friday Jun 19, 2020
As Pride month blooms into a full-fledged festive online party, and an outdoor protest, events multiply and fly. But stay safe and wear your fab and/or functional facemasks.

Supreme Court blocks Trump administration from ending DACA

By Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade | Thursday Jun 18, 2020
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday in a 5-4 ruling blocked the Trump administration from ending a program that allows young undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S. and obtain w

Federal judge indicates he's likely to unseal Prop 8 tapes

Thursday Jun 18, 2020
At a virtual federal court hearing Wednesday, the judge indicated he'd likely unseal the tapes of the Proposition 8 trial.

Political Notebook: In Colorado, transgender trailblazer Titone seeks second term

Thursday Jun 18, 2020
Earlier this year the Colorado Legislature was poised to ban criminal defendants from using a gay or transgender panic defense at trial.

Supreme Court ruling may force Trump retreat on anti-LGBTQ policies

By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | Thursday Jun 18, 2020
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling this week on workplace protections for LGBTs may force President Donald Trump to retreat on much of his administration's anti-LGBTQ policies.

Following Pride flag confrontation, farmers market management company complains of 'vitriol' it has received

By Matthew S. Bajko | Thursday Jun 18, 2020
The farmers market management company whose director publicly berated the gay owner of a Livermore cookie company for handing out rainbow flags at his booth is now complaining of the "vitriol" it has received since video of the confrontation went viral.

African-American Shakespeare Company's new Talk-Back interview series with Colman Domingo

By Jim Provenzano | Wednesday Jun 17, 2020
African-American Shakespeare Company's new Talk-Back interview series premieres online June 20 with actor, writer, and director Colman Domingo.

A Secret Love: Lesbian couple in documentary covers amazing decades

By Brian Bromberger | Wednesday Jun 17, 2020
While seemingly a family affair, 'A Secret Love' doesn't shy from tense squabbles and disturbing history, showcasing the steadfast devotion and fidelity of these two women's relationship, paralleling the entire arc of modern LGBTQ history.

Pride, Pose, Dear... and more: The Lavender Tube on Supremes, progress and Pride programming

By Victoria A. Brownworth | Wednesday Jun 17, 2020
'Pose' season 2 hits Netflix, 'Queer Eye' takes a fifth, 'Hannibal' is devilishly delicious, 'Dear...' showcases iconic Americans, and Pride simulcasts should rainbow up your viewing.

Negotiating Risk: Sex in the time of pandemics

By Race Bannon | Wednesday Jun 17, 2020
How does one have sex without having been sheltered in place exclusively with someone? How does one have sex when the virus is potentially passed by the most casual of unmasked contacts?

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