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Going Out, Homing's In, May 27-June 3, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, May 27-June 3, 2022

LOCAL EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | May 26, 2022

Get your rainbow infusion as June arrives, with arts, nightlife and community events becoming even more LGBT and Q this month.

Irish Ayes 'Out In The World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora'

Irish Ayes 'Out In The World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora'

FINE ARTS | By Brian Bromberger | May 24, 2022

By explaining the lives of Irish LGBTQ people abroad and contributions of those who returned, "Out In The World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora," now at the GLBTHS Museum, can help us understand how Ireland became such a welcoming place for Irish queer folk.

SF DocFest 21's Queer Winners You Won't Want to Miss

SF DocFest 21's Queer Winners You Won't Want to Miss

MOVIES | By Brian Bromberger | May 24, 2022

The 21st San Francisco Documentary Film Festival (SF DocFest) is returning from June 1-12 and will involve a hybrid presentation of virtual screenings and live presentations, shown at the Roxie Theater. Most of the latter will also include in-person Q&As.

The Cockettes: Glamour Hippies - Iconic Drag Troupe Returns for a New Show

The Cockettes: Glamour Hippies - Iconic Drag Troupe Returns for a New Show

THEATRE | By Christopher J. Beale | May 24, 2022

The Cockettes were only around for a few years, beginning in 1969, but left a fabulous legacy in their wake. A new show at Oasis revives their drag fabulism, with some original troupe members, including composer Scrumbly Koldewyn.

Jeremy Denk's Music and Memoir

Jeremy Denk's Music and Memoir

BOOKS | By Timothy Pfaff | May 24, 2022

In his new memoir, acclaimed classical pianist Jeremy Denk unveils his personal story, and on a new Nonesuch CD, he masterfully plays Mozart Piano Concertos.

Going Out, Homing's in, May 19-27 2022

Going Out, Homing's in, May 19-27 2022

LOCAL EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | May 19, 2022

Days and nights continue to fill up with festive fun in nightlife, arts and community events. Scroll on, and find your fave form of fun.

'Downton Abbey: A New Era' -— Hit Brit Sequel Not so New, but Not so Bad

'Downton Abbey: A New Era' -— Hit Brit Sequel Not so New, but Not so Bad

MOVIES | By Brian Bromberger | May 17, 2022

'Downton Abbey' never pretends to be anything more than what it is: A romanticized, frothy soap opera fantasy with expensive china that will warm you like a well-worn angora sweater.

Women on the Verge: The Lavender Tube on 'Million,' 'Candy,' Soap Nuptuals, & 'Law & Order's Big Mistake

Women on the Verge: The Lavender Tube on 'Million,' 'Candy,' Soap Nuptuals, & 'Law & Order's Big Mistake

TELEVISION | By Victoria A. Brownworth | May 17, 2022

Women take center stage in several TV dramas, from soap opera weddings to creepy killers making headlines, and passionate affairs.

Lady Zen: Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist at Oasis

Lady Zen: Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist at Oasis

MUSIC | By Laura Moreno | May 17, 2022

Lady Zen is one of the best singers you may never have heard of. With operatic training and a natural feel for jazz, country music, and the fusion of all three, she has been called a "shockingly good" singer.

Heartstopper: Netflix Gay Teen Romance's Winning Formula

Heartstopper: Netflix Gay Teen Romance's Winning Formula

TELEVISION | By Brian Bromberger | May 10, 2022

"Heartstopper," the sensational British coming-of-age TV series on first love, friendship, coming out, and mental health, has become the darling of social media.

'Harts' Desire' - Mark Nadler's meet-cute musical at Theatre Rhinoceros

'Harts' Desire' - Mark Nadler's meet-cute musical at Theatre Rhinoceros

THEATRE | By Jim Gladstone | May 10, 2022

San Francisco's Theater Rhinoceros hosts the debut of an altogether different 'Hart to Hart' (not the TV show) project from gay cabaret ace Mark Nadler, a solo show abrim with its own bonanza of queer bonafides.

I (Still) Want my MTV: Queering the Once-Diverse Music Channel

I (Still) Want my MTV: Queering the Once-Diverse Music Channel

TELEVISION | By Cornelius Washington | May 10, 2022

Several months ago, MTV celebrated its 40th birthday, with no mention of the subtext of the channel: The open exploration of the use of ambisexuality as a visual and cultural hook. Let's take a queer look back at some music video highlights.

Strong: Gay Weightlifter Inspires New Kids' Book

Strong: Gay Weightlifter Inspires New Kids' Book

BOOKS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | May 10, 2022

Gay author Eric Rosswood wants LGBT kids to believe in themselves. In his new children's picture book "Strong," Rosswood tells the story of Rob Kearney, a gay strongman who trains himself to lift hundreds of pounds.

Going Out, Homing's in, May 6-13, 2022

Going Out, Homing's in, May 6-13, 2022

LOCAL EVENTS | May 5, 2022

May continues to blossom with fresh new arts, nightlife and community events, some with a bit of a gothic edge.

King of Filth: John Water's 'Liarmouth'

King of Filth: John Water's 'Liarmouth'

BOOKS | By Jim Piechota | May 5, 2022

Step aside, Dawn Davenport. There's a new bitch in town and she means business. Her name is Marsha "Liarmouth" Sprinkle, and she dominates all the depravity in filthy filmmaker and bestselling author John Waters' debut novel, "Liarmouth."

Paul Mendez's 'Rainbow Milk' - an Auspicious Literary Debut

Paul Mendez's 'Rainbow Milk' - an Auspicious Literary Debut

BOOKS | By Brian Bromberger | May 5, 2022

Raw and transcendent are the words applicable to Paul Mendez's semi-autobiographical debut novel "Rainbow Milk," a multi-generational dissection of sexuality, race, and religion on the rocky evolution of a young gay Black man set in England.

Pandemic Prose: Excerpts from 'Arlene Francis & Me - Pandemic Diaries from Castro Street 2020'

Pandemic Prose: Excerpts from 'Arlene Francis & Me - Pandemic Diaries from Castro Street 2020'

BOOKS | By Mark Abramson | May 3, 2022

While we holed up indoors in 2020 — which now seems like much more than two years ago — prolific local gay author Mark Abramson took notes.

Gran Fury's Glory: Jack Lowery Discusses His Book, 'It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful: How AIDS Activists Used Art to Fight a Pandemic'

Gran Fury's Glory: Jack Lowery Discusses His Book, 'It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful: How AIDS Activists Used Art to Fight a Pandemic'

BOOKS | By Jim Provenzano | May 3, 2022

In "It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful: How AIDS Activists Used Art to Fight a Pandemic," author Jack Lowery fully explores the history of Gran Fury, the ACT UP activist-artist collective that cleverly incorporated advertising styled messaging.

Legacies, Loss and Losers: The Lavender Tube on Vampires, Cute Teens, and the Antigay AFA

Legacies, Loss and Losers: The Lavender Tube on Vampires, Cute Teens, and the Antigay AFA

TELEVISION | By Victoria A. Brownworth | May 3, 2022

Catch up with a gay romance on "Legacies," the end of "Batwoman," and rightwing hissy fits over queer-inclusive commercials.

Eli Conley: Queer Trans Country Artists to Perform in East Bay

Eli Conley: Queer Trans Country Artists to Perform in East Bay

MUSIC | By David-Elijah Nahmod | May 3, 2022

On May 15, Eli Conley will be perform in Queer Country West Coast at the Ivy Room in Albany. It's an afternoon show with Conley, Mya Byrne, Polythene Pam and Side Pony.

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