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20 March 2019


Amid low registration, EuroGames on hold

LATEST NEWS | By Roger Brigham | Mar 19

Online registration for the 2019 EuroGames was suspended this week.

SF Castro arcade bar Brewcade moves forward with expansion

BUSINESS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Mar 18

Brewcade, the popular arcade and craft beer bar on upper Market Street in San Francisco's gay Castro district, is moving forward with its expansion plans into an adjacent restaurant space and opening up its entertainment offerings to all ages.

CA medical group opposes intersex surgery ban

LATEST NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Mar 18

A statewide medical professional group has come out in opposition to legislation that would ban medically unnecessary surgeries performed on intersex infants in California.

Fresno's LGBT community 'outraged' over plea deal for man in transgender woman's death

LATEST NEWS | By Alex Madison | Mar 15

Members of Fresno's LGBT community are "outraged" over a plea deal reached with a man charged in the fatal stabbing of a transgender woman nearly four years ago.

Lesbian Assemblywoman Eggman to run for state Senate

LATEST NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Mar 15

Lesbian state Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman will run for state Senate in 2020, boosting the likelihood that the California Legislative LGBT Caucus will maintain its current membership of seven or see it increase in December next year.

Project Inform expected to close

LATEST NEWS | By Liz Highleyman | Mar 15

Project Inform, one of the nation's longest-running HIV education and advocacy organizations, has terminated its staff and is likely to cease operations, the Bay Area Reporter has learned.

Business Briefs: Castro business group to welcome new leader

BUSINESS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Mar 13

The Castro Merchants is set to elect real estate agent Masood Samereie as its next president when it meets April 4. He has been selling property in the city's LGBT neighborhood since 2003.

Editorial: EQCA grounds honor for SFO

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Mar 13

We were puzzled by the discovery a couple of months ago that Equality California, the statewide LGBT advocacy group, was planning to honor San Francisco International Airport at its Equality Awards gala in the city in May.

Newsom open to statewide HIV, STD plan

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Mar 13

Governor Gavin Newsom is open to developing a statewide plan to end the interrelated epidemics of HIV, hepatitis C, and sexually transmitted diseases like syphilis and gonorrhea, the Bay Area Reporter has learned.

Arts & Culture

Georgia O'Keeffe on their minds

MUSIC | By Philip Campbell | Mar 19

March goes out like a lion, at least on the San Francisco music scene this year.

South Bend's rising star Pete Buttigieg

BOOKS | By Tim Pfaff | Mar 19

You can judge both the book and the subject by the cover of Pete Buttigieg's new autobiography, "Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future" (Liveright).

Books unshelved

BOOKS | By Roberto Friedman | Mar 19

Books tend to pile up on the Arts desk. Here are some interesting volumes worth calling attention to, with attendant squibs.

Golden stage warrior

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | Mar 19

Native San Franciscan playwright Lauren Yee has had a winning streak on home turf this winter, with major productions of both her loose, kooky "King of the Yees" at the San Francisco Playhouse, and her basketball-themed drama "The Great Leap" at ACT.

Custom Made on a roll

THEATER | By Jim Gladstone | Mar 19

Playwright Bess Wohl gives deliciously malicious spin to fast-foodery in her comedy "American Hero," now in director Allie Moss' funny, fine-grained production at the Custom Made Theatre Company.

Bogey & Baby do BluRay

DVD | By Tavo Amador | Mar 19

The American Film Institute named Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957) the #1 male legend of the 20th Century.


Blow Buddies building up for sale

SEX | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Mar 15

Blow Buddies, a private gay sex club that's operated in South of Market since 1988, could be in danger of closure. The owner is trying to sell the building, which is located at 933 Harrison Street.

Queering the Schmear - Jewish Halloween's a delish drag at Oasis

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Mar 13

Costumes are encouraged on March 23, when Congregation Shaar Zahav, San Francisco's synagogue for LGBTQ Jews, families and friends, celebrates Purim, a joyous holiday which is Judaism's answer to Halloween.

Leather Alliance's Mr. SF Leather 2019 & SF Bootblack contests

LEATHER-KINK | By Race Bannon | Mar 13

One of the annual projects of the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance is producing the Leather Alliance Weekend, which took place February 28 through March 3. The weekend included the San Francisco Bootblack and Mr. San Francisco Leather 2019 contest.

Carnaval Brasileiro @ LGBT Center

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Steven Underhill | Mar 13

Aguilas El Ambiente, the local organization dedicated to creating a supportive, culturally sensitive environment for gay/bisexual Latinos, hosted a festive Carnival party at the LGBT Center on February 28.

Leather Events, March 14-30, 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Race Bannon | Mar 13

Even after last week's multitude of Leather events, more fun awaits in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.

Nightlife Events March 14-21, 2019

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Mar 13

Spring into nightlife fun as hunks, punks, drags, kings and DJ queens entertain your every eve.