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Homing's In, Going Out June 18-27, 2021

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Jun 17, 2021
Heading into the home stretch of Pride Month, many nightclubs, bars and theaters are welcoming indoor patrons, with some outdoor spaces welcoming guests; bring proof of vaccination in most cases. Unfurl, unmask -or not, if you choose- and enjoy.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1981: Cinema, Skinema

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Jun 17, 2021
As Frameline celebrates its 45th anniversary, let's look back at coverage of their fifth anniversary in late June 1981, and the adult film advertised on the next page.

Pride programs: The Lavender Tube on TV news, chat shows and documentaries

By Victoria A. Brownworth | Thursday Jun 17, 2021
June is such an exciting month on TV. Everybody remembers that LGBTQ people exist. Ad campaigns include us... until June 30, at midnight, when we are shunted into the background again. Catch the LGBTQ programs while they're viewable.

Best Side Story: an interview with Rita Moreno

By Gregg Shapiro | Wednesday Jun 16, 2021
An award-winning actress, writer, activist, dancer, mother, singer, feminist, Latina, and EGOT, Rita Moreno discusses her recent memoir and the new documentary about her amazing life.

Dancing For Pride: Fresh Meat Festival's 20th, online

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Wednesday Jun 16, 2021
Fresh Meat Productions, a dance and performance troupe headed by trans dancer-choreographer Sean Dorsey, celebrates both Pride and its 20th anniversary with a two-week festival featuring more than 40 performers.

Men of Color on virtual -and live- stages

By Jim Gladstone | Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
Solo shows with men of color include Jomar Tagatac in 'Hold These Truths,' Rotimi Agbabiaka's 'Manifesto,' Brandon Kyle Goodman's 'The Latrell Show,' and Theatre Rhino's duo show, 'Pillow Talk,' all online, some in-person, too.

Frameline45 : homos, where the heart is

By Brian Bromberger | Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
Whether consciously or not, the theme of Frameline45 in its programming of narrative films is traditional values, mainly home and family.

Filmmaker Jenni Olson honored

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
On June 18 filmmaker and film curator Jenni Olson will be honored with the prestigious Teddy Award, the Berlinale's queer film award, during the 71st Berlinale's Summer Special Festival.

Frameline45 & SF Pride's screening of 'In the Heights' at Oracle Park

By Steven Underhill | Sunday Jun 13, 2021
Hundreds of fans attended Frameline45 and SF Pride's outdoor screening of the musical film 'In the Heights,' with several speakers and performers, on Friday, June 11 at Oracle Park.

Q-Music: LGBTQ tunes for Pride 2021

By Gregg Shapiro | Saturday Jun 12, 2021
For alternative Pride sounds, classic albums re-issued (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) tribute albums (Marc Bolan & T Rex), longtime favorites return (Ani DiFranco), and a late musician gets a posthumous pair of tribute albums (Judee Sill).

Homing's In, Going Out June 11-17, 2021

Thursday Jun 10, 2021
As LGBT arts, nightlife and community events multiply like bunnies during Pride month, let's get hopping, indoors and out.

Pride 2021 nonfiction reading list

By Gregg Shapiro | Tuesday Jun 8, 2021
Pride festivities for 2021 still seem to be up in the air or not taking place. Nevertheless, there are other ways of displaying your pride in being a member of the LGBTQ+ community, including reading a book by a queer writer or ally.

Queer Country crooners concert

By Jim Provenzano | Tuesday Jun 8, 2021
Don your cowboy hat and get ready for some at-home toe-tapping tunes when five Country bands perform as part of the National Queer Arts Festival.

SF DocFest's LGBTQ focus

By Brian Bromberger | Tuesday Jun 8, 2021
The 29th Annual San Francisco Documentary Film Festival (through June 17) includes some LGBT-themed films. The star of this lot is "Surviving the Silence," already a candidate for one of the best queer documentaries of the year.

Comic Pride: Marga Gomez hosts Who's Your Mami

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Tuesday Jun 8, 2021
On June 17 lesbian comedy legend and host Marga Gomez will offer "Who's Your Mami Comedy: Pride Edition" with Sampson McCormick, Sandra Valls, Karen Ripley, and Jesus U. BettaWork.

'Women: From Her to Here' at Chinese Culture Center

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Monday Jun 7, 2021
Now on display at the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (750 Kearny, inside the Hilton Hotel) is "Women: From Her to Here," an exhibition of works by women from the Asian diaspora, many of them queer-identified.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1979, Divinely Granted

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Jun 3, 2021
While News stories covered the May 21 White Night Riots, in lighter fare, drag theatre in 1979's Arts section included an interview, ads and a review of Divine's show, 'The Neon Woman,' while porn stars served as a lure to a members-only health club.

'Proust, le Concert Retrouve' recreates author's music salons

By Tim Pfaff | Wednesday Jun 2, 2021
In "Proust, le Concert Retrouve," pianist Tanguy de Williencourt and violinist Theotime Langlois de Swarte usher us directly into the music salons hosted by French author Marcel Proust.

Bursting with Pride: Q-Music's 2021 playlist

By Gregg Shapiro | Wednesday Jun 2, 2021
LGBTQ+ musicians and allies make our first June list, including diverse sounds from Xiu Xiu, Prism Bitch, The Go-Go's, Grace Pettis, Carrie Ferguson and Bay Area singer Andrew Bundy.

Eyes on the Prides: The Lavender Tube on Pride Month shows

By Victoria A. Brownworth | Wednesday Jun 2, 2021
LGBTQ-themed programming hits the airwaves in abundance as FX/Hulu, Lifetime, Revry, and PBS share new and classic films, documentaries, concerts, and even a virtual reality nightclub party.

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