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SF Lights Up Rainbow for Harvey Milk Day (May 22)SF Lights Up Rainbow for Harvey Milk Day (May 22)
By - posted 5/16/2022
LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco

San Francisco City Hall and SFO airport are both lighting up in beautiful rainbow colors for Harvey Milk Day on May 22, 2022. It’s been nearly 44 years since Harvey Milk left us too soon. On what would have been his 92nd birthday, San Francisco celebrates the life and legacy of more...

SF's Biggest AIDS Quilt Display Ever is Coming (June 2022)SF’s Biggest AIDS Quilt Display Ever is Coming (June 2022)
By - posted 3/29/2022
Brand New, Causes, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, San Francisco, Uplifting

The National AIDS Memorial will mark the 35th anniversary of the AIDS Memorial Quilt with an historic outdoor display in Golden Gate Park that will feature nearly 3,000 hand-stitched panels of the Quilt. The display will be the largest display of the Quilt anywhere in the world in over a decade more...

SF Considers Reviving Gay BathhousesSF Considers Reviving Gay Bathhouses
By - posted 3/17/2022
LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco

In an effort to create more safe spaces for San Francisco’s LGBTQ community, Supervisor Rafael Mandelman on Tuesday proposed creating new zoning regulations that would allow for the revival of gay bathhouses. Under Mandelman’s proposed legislation, a new zoning category for adult sex venues would be created, making way for such more...

SF's Pride Parade & Festival Back for 2022 (June 25-26)SF’s Pride Parade & Festival Back for 2022 (June 25-26)
By - posted 2/17/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Reggie Aqui from ABC7 for letting us know that San Francisco’s Pride is planning a return for 2022 for both the big Civic Center festival as well as the parade. SF Pride is back. Let’s get sickening (in the good way). https://t.co/5SrLD6deqY — Reggie Aqui He/Him (@reggieaqui) February 16, 2022 After two more...

Asian Art Museum’s New Exhibit “Seeing Gender” (Jan. 21 – Sept. 5)Asian Art Museum’s New Exhibit “Seeing Gender” (Jan. 21 – Sept. 5)
By - posted 1/21/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, LGBTQ+, Museums / Cultural Institutions, San Francisco, Sponsored

Seeing Gender is the museum’s first exhibition to explore the collection through the lens of gender. “Gender and sexuality are so central to conversations our society is having today, especially in the Bay Area. With its diverse holdings, the museum can make an important contribution to that dialogue,” explain the more...

SF's Glorious 180° Rainbow This MorningSF’s Glorious 180° Rainbow This Morning
By - posted 1/17/2022
LGBTQ+, San Francisco, Wow

Did you see the amazing full rainbow on Monday morning in SF? It’s a great start to MLK Day. One of our favorite local photographers @stuinsf captured this shot from his apartment in Russian Hill and it’s got our hearts singing.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Stu Berman 📷 more...

Navy Ship Named For Harvey Milk LaunchesNavy Ship Named For Harvey Milk Launches
By - posted 11/8/2021
LGBTQ+

A Navy ship named for slain gay rights icon Harvey Milk was launched in San Diego Bay on Saturday. The USNS Harvey Milk, a fleet replenishment oiler, was christened with a traditional champagne bottle break alongside the hull by Paula Neira, clinical program director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender more...

SF's Folsom Street Fair Returns as "Megahood" for 2021SF’s Folsom Street Fair Returns as “Megahood” for 2021
By - posted 9/25/2021
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, LGBTQ+, Reopening, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

We’re taking you back to basics. Bringing you into the future. Giving you a vision of where we were and where we’re going on this journey of sexual liberation for ALL. The first Folsom Street Fair in 1984 was called MEGAHOOD. Megahood / Folsom Street Fair 2021 Sunday, September 26, 2021 | more...

SF's Transgender District’s "Riot Block Party" (Aug. 29)SF’s Transgender District’s “Riot Block Party” (Aug. 29)
By - posted 8/25/2021
Celebrations, LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco

On Sunday, August 29 from noon to 4 pm, the Transgender District will be hosting a neighborhood block party, “The Riot Party,” featuring food, live music, performances, and more. The event will also honor community members who have advanced trans rights in San Francisco and beyond. In observance of one of more...

SF Now Has a "Transgender History Month"SF Now Has a “Transgender History Month”
By - posted 8/24/2021
Brand New, LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco

On the 55th anniversary of the Compton’s Cafeteria Riots, San Francisco recognizes the country’s first Transgender History Month. San Francisco Mayor London N. Breed today officially declared August as Transgender History Month in San Francisco. Developed in partnership with the Transgender District and Office of Transgender Initiatives, today’s proclamation signing at more...

Iconic SF Nightclub AsiaSF Reopens July 29Iconic SF Nightclub AsiaSF Reopens July 29
By - posted 7/21/2021
LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco, Reopening

It takes more than the worst pandemic in 102 years to wipe out a legendary, internationally-known entertainment icon and nightclub. Celebrating 23 years of sold out spectacles, AsiaSF, the storied San Francisco dinner theatre and cabaret featuring the world-famous transgender Ladies of AsiaSF, is set to welcome back its first paying more...

Historic Home of Lesbian Rights Movement Will Be SF LandmarkHistoric Home of Lesbian Rights Movement Will Be SF Landmark
By - posted 5/6/2021
Brand New, City Insight, LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco

Thanks to CBS News for sharing the story that San Francisco will have a new historical landmark. The first lesbian couple to legally wed in San Francisco, late lesbian activists Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin formed the Daughters of Bilitis, a political and social organization for lesbians in 1955. Their home located more...

SF's Lighted Pink Triangle Coming Back June 1SF’s Lighted Pink Triangle Coming Back June 1
By - posted 5/4/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco

On June 1, Illuminate will again light the Pink Triangle. One year after creating a sensation in San Francisco with a full acre of pink light above the city, Illuminate will again bring (night) life to Patrick Carney’s epic canvas triangle on Twin Peaks. And this year, the Triangle will remain more...

SF's Castro Theatre Movies Return (June 2021)SF’s Castro Theatre Movies Return (June 2021)
By - posted 4/29/2021
Bay Area Favorites, LGBTQ+, Pride, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Broke-Ass Stuart for digging up the news that SF’s iconic Castro Theater has finally scheduled its first movie screenings in more than a year. Although a full reopening isn’t planned yet, the first indoor screenings at the nearly 99-year-old theater are set for the Frameline LGBTQ Film Festival in more...

SF's Brand New "Bearrison Street Fair" Coming in OctoberSF’s Brand New “Bearrison Street Fair” Coming in October
By - posted 4/27/2021
Brand New, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco

Join the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and the Bears of San Francisco for the inaugural Bearrison Street Fair. Come as you are or in nothing at all. Everyone is welcome to celebrate who you are or who you want to be as we celebrate body positivity and community. The brand new Bearrison more...