The Whore Next Door: Femme Defense

San Francisco has a reputation for being one of the most gay-friendly cities in America, but this year's Pride festivities were marred by two…

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Hunky Jesus, Foxy Mary

People in other cities cannot fathom the level of enthusiasm generated by Easter for adults in San Francisco. For those of us who grew…

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The Incisive Moment

With a deep fascination for the combination of the commonplace and the unusual, Beth Van Hoesen naturally gravitated to the Castro neighborhood, where she…

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Oh, Jesus!

It’s hard to believe that the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are “ruining it for everyone,” as some detractors have claimed. Over 33 years, they’ve…

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Black Christmas

‘Tis the season, we’re reminded ad nauseam, for peace and good will toward all men (and, we assume, all others as well). Fine. But…

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