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SF's Oldest Gay Bar "The Stud" is Coming Back!SF’s Oldest Gay Bar “The Stud” is Coming Back!
By - posted 9/5/2023
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Brand New, LGBTQ+, What's Closed / What's Open

The Stud, the country’s only cooperatively owned LGBT bar that had been in operation for 54 years but shut down in May of 2020 is coming back! SF’s oldest Gay Bar dating back to 1966 was originally located on Folsom where Holy Cow is now. In 1987 the bar moved to more...

San Francisco Pride Guide 2023San Francisco Pride Guide 2023
By - posted 6/23/2023
Celebrations, LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco, Pride

Celebrate  “Looking Back and Moving Forward” at the 2023 San Francisco Pride Celebration. Immerse yourself into two-days of community engagement and entertainment. See the full map and lineup. Pride Celebration and Rally Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco – Saturday, June 24, 2023 | Noon to 6:00 PM – Sunday, June 25, 2023 | 11:00 AM to more...

SF's Thrive City Hosts Free Outdoor “Pride Comedy Night”SF’s Thrive City Hosts Free Outdoor “Pride Comedy Night”
By - posted 6/22/2023
Fairs & Festivals, Get Out: Events, LGBTQ+, Pride, San Francisco

Thrive City invites everyone to this amazing free LGBTQ+ comedy festival at Chase Center on June 22nd! Outside and out loud is when breakthrough acts shine their brightest. Thrive City is tearing the roof off live entertainment with our can’t miss comedy lineup geared toward mature audiences. Pride Comedy Night presented by more...

4.1 Mile Laser Rainbow Flag Returns to SF4.1 Mile Laser Rainbow Flag Returns to SF
By - posted 6/22/2023
LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco, Pride

 The wondrous rainbow flag made up of massive laser space cannons will again flood San Francisco’s Market Street on Friday, June 23, 2023 and will continue for three nights, ending Sunday. Called WELCOME (#WelcomeSF), the 4.1-mile installation by arts nonprofit Illuminate debuted last year to great fanfare, setting off celebrations up and down more...

SF City Hall Lights Up Rainbow for Pride 2023SF City Hall Lights Up Rainbow for Pride 2023
By - posted 6/20/2023
LGBTQ+, San Francisco

Every evening at sunset, over 220 state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures illuminate City Hall’s exterior. Normally, a soft white glow shows off the play of light and shadow on the full façade and dome. Frequently, special plaza façade lighting schemes honor or celebrate events, seasons, and holidays. City Hall will be lit more...

AT&T "Turn Up The Love" Tour Returns to SF for 2023AT&T “Turn Up The Love” Tour Returns to SF for 2023
By - posted 6/15/2023
LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco, Pride, San Francisco, Sponsored

You’re invited to connect to the greatest LGBTQ+ musicians this summer with our compliments. The AT&T Turn Up The Love Tour is coming back to San Francisco! The San Francisco flagship store at 1 Powell St will include performances by Wrabel, Gigi Perez and Coco & Breezy, to spread the importance more...

How to Get Married at City Hall During SF Pride (Updated for 2023)How to Get Married at City Hall During SF Pride (Updated for 2023)
By - posted 5/24/2023
LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco, Pride, San Francisco

Ten years after California first resumed same-sex marriages, 250 couples will wed in a special LGBTQ+ Pride marriage celebration at City Hall. San Francisco City Hall is throwing the wedding shindig of the year, smack dab in the middle of the Pride festivities! In a salute to the City’s vibrant more...

SF Announces First Ever "Drag Laureate"SF Announces First Ever “Drag Laureate”
By - posted 5/18/2023
LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

The City’s first-ever Drag Laureate, who was announced at the SF LGBT Center today, will serve as ambassador for San Francisco’s drag, LGBTQ+, arts, nightlife, and entertainment communities  Mayor London N. Breed joined Senator Scott Wiener, elected City leaders, community members, LGBTQ+ advocates and allies today to announce D’Arcy Drollinger as San Francisco’s Drag more...

Here's the Rival Plans for SF's Castro TheatreHere’s the Rival Plans for SF’s Castro Theatre
By - posted 4/28/2023
Bay Area Favorites, Controversy, LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

Thanks for Hoodline for letting us know that the Castro Theatre Conservancy has finally released their rival plan on what they would do with the Castro Theatre if they were put in charge (and if they could raise $20 million) There’s more drama unfolding at SF’s historic Castro Theatre. Amidst the controversy more...

SF's Historic Castro Theatre Reopens April 18SF’s Historic Castro Theatre Reopens April 18
By - posted 4/17/2023
Community, LGBTQ+, Local Icons, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, San Francisco

After being closed for three months San Francisco’s historic Castro Theatre is set to reopen on April 18, 2023, despite the ongoing controversy surrounding its future and potential changes to its permanent “raked floor” seating. The theater, originally built in 1922, has been closed since mid-January 2023 while it awaits a more...

Castro Bar "Harvey's" Closing After 27 Years in SFCastro Bar “Harvey’s” Closing After 27 Years in SF
By - posted 1/27/2023
Eat & Drink, Goodbye, LGBTQ+, San Francisco

Thanks to Hoodline for sharing the unfortunate news that Harvey’s, located at 500 Castro Street, is closing its doors for good after 27 years. Harvey’s bar and restaurant opened in 1996 in memory of Harvey Milk. Before Harvey’s, the bar and restaurant was the iconic Elephant Walk in the 1970s and more...

New Queer Bar Coming Soon to the MissionNew Queer Bar Coming Soon to the Mission
By - posted 12/1/2022
Bars, LGBTQ+, San Francisco

Thanks to the San Francisco Standard for sharing the news that a brand new queer bar is coming to the Mission. Mother Bar, which describes itself as “a little womxn and femme-centered queer bar” will be opening in mid-January at 16th and Valencia streets. Although the bar has not officially announced its more...

San Francisco Launches First-Ever Drag Laureate ProgramSan Francisco Launches First-Ever Drag Laureate Program
By - posted 11/16/2022
LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco

Mayor London N. Breed just announced the launch of the application for San Francisco’s first-ever Drag Laureate program. The San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) will provide the chosen artist with a $55,000 stipend over the course of the 18-month term to support their work and community engagement. The program was first announced more...

SF's New Guaranteed Income Program for Trans CommunitySF’s New Guaranteed Income Program for Trans Community
By - posted 11/16/2022
Getting Help, LGBTQ+, San Francisco

San Francisco recently announced the launch of a new guaranteed income program for San Francisco’s trans community. The Guaranteed Income for Trans People (GIFT) Program will provide low-income transgender San Franciscans with $1,200 each month, up to 18 months to help address financial insecurity within trans communities. As part of the more...

SF Closer to Preserving 100-Year-Old Castro Theatre's InteriorSF Closer to Preserving 100-Year-Old Castro Theatre’s Interior
By - posted 10/27/2022
Bay Area Favorites, LGBTQ+, Local Icons, San Francisco

Recently, San Francisco Heritage joined other community stakeholders at the San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission hearing in support of expanding the historic landmark designation for the Castro Theatre to include interior elements. SF Heritage also recognized the importance of the seating and LGBTQ+ and film programming in the theatre’s significance. The 100-year-old more...