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BARchive: The Golden Age of Hustlers

By Michael Flanagan | Sunday Feb 26, 2017
Male prostitution is probably as old as the city itself. Edward Prime-Stevenson wrote in 1908 that soldiers in the Presidio were for rent during the Spanish-American War. It is certainly as old as the homophile organizations.

Magical Mystery Tour

By Sura Wood | Sunday Feb 26, 2017
How can you have a show about the counterculture that's short on sex, drugs and rock & roll? The answer is: With difficulty. But that's not all that's missing from "Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia."

SF Pride GM Noms Announced

By Charlie Wagner | Sunday Feb 26, 2017
An award-winning author, a black songstylist, a trans dance company founder, and a gay nightlife impresario are among the 10 individuals who have been nominated for San Francisco Pride community grand marshal.

SF Saw Drop in Syphilis Cases in 2016, Rise in Other STDs

By Matthew S. Bajko | Sunday Feb 26, 2017
For the first time since 2007, San Francisco last year saw a decline in cases of early syphilis, according to preliminary year-end data for 2016. Yet the city also reported double-digit increases in both chlamydia and gonorrhea cases.

Out There :: Short, But Not Slight

By Roberto Friedman | Saturday Feb 25, 2017
The 2017 slate of Oscar-nominated live action short films offers many delights.

Queer History Comes Alive

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Saturday Feb 25, 2017
The LGBT community's most eagerly awaited television event comes to small screens with the Feb. 27 premiere of "When We Rise," an all-star docudrama about the early days of San Francisco's equality movement.

Gay Park Superintendent Returns to Bay Area

By Matthew S. Bajko | Saturday Feb 25, 2017
Looking over a large-scale model of the Presidio near the entrance to the new visitor center for the former army base turned national park, Craig Kenkel pointed to the Batteries-to-Bluffs trail as one of his favorite places in the park.

CA PrEP Program Delayed

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Saturday Feb 25, 2017
Problems with California's AIDS Drug Assistance Program are leading to the delayed launch of a program that would help people statewide get access to PrEP.

Commonwealth Club to Honor Former U.S. Tech Officer

By Sari Staver | Saturday Feb 25, 2017
Despite deep roots in the California tech world and a job she loved in the Bay Area, Megan Smith didn't hesitate to pack her bags for Washington, D.C. when she was offered a job as the government's chief technology officer.

Blake Morgan's Campaign for Musicians' Rights

By Jim Gladstone | Thursday Feb 23, 2017
"Spotify says they can't turn a profit because they have to pay artists too much. But the owner of Spotify is worth $310 million," says singer-songwriter James Morgan with a derisive laugh.

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