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Report shows pandemic's affect on LGBTQs around the world

By Heather Cassell | Saturday May 23, 2020
Global LGBT leaders were concerned about the well-being of queer communities around the world when the novel coronavirus pandemic broke out and countries began shutting down to halt the spread of it.

Artwork to add disco flair to Harvey Milk SFO terminal

Saturday May 23, 2020
It doesn't seem imaginable today, with travelers largely avoiding airports due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, but in a few years passengers departing flights through Harvey Milk Terminal 1 at SFO may not be in such a rush to leave the facility.

EuroGames calls off 2020 event

By Roger Brigham | Thursday May 21, 2020
The 2020 EuroGames, which were scheduled to be held this August in Düsseldorf, Germany, have been called off because of continued government efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

Online Extra: COVID-19 leads to closure of the Stud, SF's oldest LGBT bar

Thursday May 21, 2020
The Stud, San Francisco's oldest continuously-operating LGBT club, will be closing its doors permanently, according to a news release from Honey Mahogany, a co-owner of the South of Market establishment.

News Briefs: Pink triangle plans lighted display

Wednesday May 20, 2020
Organizers of the pink triangle installation atop Twin Peaks have launched an online fundraiser to pay for the site to be lighted this year.

Nicole Maines: 'Supergirl's newest superhero

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sunday May 10, 2020
Nicole Maines plays the newest superhero on the CW's 'Supergirl' as Dreamer. She's also the first trans actor to play a superhero on TV.

Q-Music: Family affairs; worth a listen

By Gregg Shapiro | Saturday May 9, 2020
Five singer-songwritrs and bands -Eliza Gilkyson, Lilly Hiatt, Justin Townes Earle, Frankie Cosmos and Echosmith- share a familial connection to other artists.

Online Extra: Dekkoo Queer Short Film Competition

By Jim Provenzano | Tuesday May 5, 2020
Dekkoo, the streaming website for independent LGBT films, is launching a one-week short film challenge, with up to $10,000.00 in prizes.

Hollywood could, should: Ryan Murphy's new series, gay bakers, lesbian cops and more

By Victoria A. Brownworth | Monday May 4, 2020
We have come to expect the unexpected from Ryan Murphy, one of the most prolific gay show runners in all of television. Hollywood is stylish, soignée and a beautiful, sexy, wildly uneven mess.

Advanced and enchanting - Jean-Baptiste Lully's 'Isis' on CD

By Tim Pfaff | Monday May 4, 2020
The curtain had barely come down on the final performance of his tour of the Jean-Baptiste Lully's opera, 'Isis,' when Vienna's Theater an der Wien was forced to lock its doors indefinitely. The CD recording captures its audible beauty.

Homing's In: Arts, Nightlife & Community Events

By Events Editor | Saturday May 2, 2020
Enjoy the wonderful array of arts, nightlife and community events online. Also, many of these events are accepting donations to help keep their venues afloat during the shutdown.

Taylor-made - Holland Taylor in Ryan Murphy's 'Hollywood'

By Gregg Shapiro | Saturday May 2, 2020
According to Ryan Murphy, "Casting a television show is like casting a dinner party. It's like, 'Well, who do I want to sit next to for the next six months of my life?'" In the case of his new Netflix series 'Hollywood,' Murphy has set an amazing table.

Updated: Online Extra: Clinical trial shows remdesivir speeds COVID-19 recovery

By Liz Highleyman | Friday May 1, 2020
Remdesivir, an experimental antiviral drug from Gilead Sciences, led to faster recovery of patients with advanced COVID-19, according to data from a randomized clinical trial released April 29 by the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Online Extra: Schiff talks federal coronavirus response, draws parallels to impeachment

By John Ferrannini | Friday May 1, 2020
Congressman Adam Schiff, who made headlines as the lead House impeachment manager during the trial of President Donald Trump earlier this year, participated in an April 29 virtual town hall with the Commonwealth Club.

SF gay couple weds amid virus lockdown

By John Ferrannini | Wednesday Apr 29, 2020
A gay San Francisco couple tied the knot amid the city's shelter-in-place order.

Award-winning gay photojournalist dies of COVID-19

By Heather Cassell | Wednesday Apr 29, 2020
Award-winning Iranian-born gay photojournalist Shahin Shahablou died in a London hospital April 15 of complications from COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. He was 56.

Online Extra: Frameline's screenings, fundraiser and new distribution director

By Jim Provenzano | Wednesday Apr 29, 2020
Amid the pandemic crisis, Frameline wraps up its fundraiser, screens films and documentaries, and announced the hiring of its new Director of Distribution and Educational Programming.

Hit and Mrs. America - Cate Blanchett's masterful, superlative performance as Phyllis Schlafly

By Brian Bromberger | Tuesday Apr 28, 2020
When Cate Blanchett told her mother she was going to portray Phyllis Schlafly, she replied, 'Why would you want to play someone like that?' And Cate said, 'Because you just asked me that question. I want to find out who she is.'"

Folsom Street Fair, Up Your Alley, will be virtual in 2020

Monday Apr 27, 2020
Folsom Street Events — producers of the Folsom Street and Up Your Alley fairs in San Francisco's South of Market district — announced April 27 that both events will be held virtually this year in light of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Online Extra: Clayton vote kicks off campaign to see East Bay cities fly Pride flag come June

By Matthew S. Bajko | Saturday Apr 25, 2020
With Clayton voting to fly the rainbow flag for the first time this year during Pride month, LGBT leaders are hopeful all 19 cities in Contra Costa County will do the same this June.

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