If you've been following news in the Castro, then you probably know that the city is mulling over the idea of allowing gay bathhouses with private rooms after a three-decade injunction. You've probably also noted that there's much confusion around the topic. For instance, some people had no idea t ... More >>
San Francisco Newspaper Company President and Publisher Todd Vogt has ditched plans to host a free Michelle Shocked concert, saying it's done more harm than good to the community. Vogt, who also owns the SF Weekly and SF Bay Guardian, released the following statement to the press today: I am o ... More >>
San Francisco Newspaper Company President and Publisher Todd Vogt has ditched plans to host a free Michelle Shocked concert, saying it's done more harm than good to the community. Vogt, who also owns the SF Weekly and SF Bay Guardian, released the following statement to the press today:
Executives at the Bay Area Reporter, San Francisco's LGBT newspaper, announced yesterday that they are restructuring the paper and partnering with executives at The San Francisco Newspaper Co., which owns the Examiner, SF Weekly, and the Bay Guardian. The Reporter's publisher Thomas E. Horn and Gen ... More >>
San Francisco's most committed nudists are working hard to preserve their freedom to flap those penises all around in public. A local naked person started a petition asking the Board of Supervisors to refuse any legislation that might come before them banning public nudity. Consider it a preemptive ... More >>
Last week, SF Weekly told readers about how nudists in the Castro were starting to feel singled out because of their cock rings. They accused police of conducting "cock ring patrols" threatening to arrest nudists who were caught wearing the sex paraphernalia in public.Cops deny they've been on penis ... More >>
This weekend, the winner of San Francisco Pride's Gilbert Baker Pride Founders Award will be Gilbert Baker. Ulysses S. Grant is buried in Grant's tomb. And Francisco Franco is still dead. Even if you're not familiar with Baker, you're definitely familiar with his work. In fact, it's illustrating thi ... More >>
Obviously, San Francisco is still reeling from the disturbing fact that not only are we not the gayest city in the nation, but apparently Salt Lake City, Utah does a better job at catering to its homosexuals. That alone is enough reason for San Francisco to up the ante when it comes to making this c ... More >>
Aside from being located in the same state, there's very little San Francisco and San Diego have in common, except perhaps our affinity for men in sailor suits.In any event, we came across a more important thread that links these two disparate communities: our love for Harvey Milk.As the Bay Area Re ... More >>
Earlier this week, we told you about how a cancer patient was booted from UCSF for using medical marijuana to ease her physical pain. As if that isn't shocking enough, San Francisco police recently busted two elderly men for toking up in the Castro as treatmeant for their own ongoing -- and painf ... More >>
While they have the attention of lovers and horny people everywhere, health officials are camping onto Valentine's Day to promote National Condom Week. And that's probably a good idea, considering the news last week detailing San Francisco's STD problem. Today, the California Family Health Counci ... More >>
Do you need someone from the health department to slip it in for you?Just a year ago, the city's Health Department proudly released the female condom 2 with forceful fanfare. But after reviewing some preliminary stats on STD cases over the last year, we've concluded that those touted contraceptiv ... More >>
Wonder how he feels about Jeff Sheehy ... In this election, Mayor Ed Lee has been called many charming names -- crooked, double-crossing, sneaky, Republican. Now he can add "dick" to that growing list of insults. According to the Bay Area Reporter, Jeff Sheehy, who was the HIV czar f ... More >>
Weighing the gay voteThe gay-friendly, Dennis Herrera, San Francisco's city attorney who last year filed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay marriage, "accidentally" referred to homosexuality as a sexual preference rather than an orientation. In other words, he made it sound like being g ... More >>
The election was depressing. Watching Buster Posey on TV is not.The Week In GayA heartfelt apology to Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. But who can resist cracking wise about the name of the presumptive winner in race to represent District 8? You've gotta recognize the magnitude of ... More >>
In Argentina, homosexuals can now tango and marryThis week Argentina's senate voted 33 to 27 in support of marriage equality and now it's legal down there. Frankly, I don't know a lot about Argentina. Apparently, it's winter there now. Isn't that fascinating?
Joyce GoldschmidGet out your banjo, Warren, and sing the company song!On May 26, financier Warren Hellman invited throngs of hangers-on to a Great American Music Hall bash to celebrate the launch of the Bay Citizen, the news nonprofit he tossed $5 million.The highlight, apparently, was an offici ... More >>
Jerry PritikinHarvey Milk stood for ... tricycle races? This Saturday, May 22, is the inaugural Harvey Milk Day in the State of California. As you'd expect, there's lots of stuff happening in San Francisco commemorating the gay icon. What you might not expect is how tame San Francisco's event ... More >>
Uppity Fag has his eye on the one on the bottom left...Late yesterday afternoon President Barack Obama signed a mandate that extends hospital visitation rights to same-sex couples in hospitals throughout the country. Whatever. While some may hail this as a victory for gay rights, the bot ... More >>
Do we all remember when Mayor Gavin Newsom got huffy with the press last fall for covering his media silence after dropping out of the governor's race? The most gruesome example was when he got ticked off at CBS' even-keeled Hank Plante on-camera when the political reporter dared to ask him about ... More >>
Gay porn star Michael Brandon goes from meth addict to antidrug poster boy and, tragically, back to meth addict.
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A shutdown Sentinel and turmoil at Bay Times signal upheaval in the city's gay press
The enforcement of drug laws should be less hurtful than the dangers inherent indrug use itself, say the "harm reductionists" at Prevention Point, who practice what they preach by distributing 1.5 million needles to the city's drug users