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30 Jun 2020

Shen Yun Propaganda Still Going Strong, Despite No Shen Yun

You cannot escape Shen Yun, because Shen Yun just disguises itself as something else and keeps Shen Yunning away. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the cancellation of the remainder of the 2020 Shen Yun tour, but the masterminds behind the day-glo propaganda musical dance revue have resorted to blanketing the

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23 Jun 2020

All The Pride Weekend Protests And Rallies In The Bay Area

San Francisco’s very first Pride march was 50 years ago this weekend (as it was in many U.S. cities), and the local LGBTQ+ community will still act up this weekend with COVID-19 safety measures in place. Yes, there will still be Pride demonstrations in the Bay Area all weekend long.

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23 Jun 2020

Let’s Consider This Theory That The Cops and CIA Are Behind All The Fireworks

The fireworks have been ringing loud and all night long, from Oakland to Mission Street to Daly City, with fireworks complaints up across the Bay Area this summer. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, and really the whole country are experiencing an explosion of firecracker antics and resulting complaints to

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16 Jun 2020

Tenderloin Getting 68 New Trash Cans With Art From Transgender Cultural District Artists

We find what joy we can from the little things as coronavirus has decimated out meetups and gatherings, particularly as we do not have an in-person SF Pride this June. But there will be a gratifying commemoration this June of the Tenderloin’s legacy in the modern-day trans rights movement, and

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16 Jun 2020

All-Star ‘I Got 5 On It’ Reunion Will Benefit Robbed Dispensaries and Movement for Black Lives

Nothing elicits Bay Area joy quite like the three bass notes ba-DOOP-boop of the legendary track “I Got 5 On It,” the now 25-year-old single by the Oakland duo Luniz that has served as an international pot smoker’s anthem. But many Bay Area cannabis dispensaries have suffered massive and suspicious

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09 Jun 2020

How To Get a Free COVID-19 Test If You’ve Been Going To The Protests

The marches against police brutality are still going strong, in fact, there are plenty more scheduled tonight and all this week. But if you’ve attended any of the George Floyd demonstrations, you may have found it difficult to maintain proper six-feet social distancing when you’re running from the tear gas

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09 Jun 2020

Aunt Charlie’s Lounge Hits Fundraising Goal, Bar Will Survive

The last remaining LGBTQ+ bar in the Tenderloin is not going anywhere. We reported last week that Aunt Charlie’s Lounge, the 33-year-old nightclub that we think is the best drag queen dive bar in the world, was in serious danger of closing on August 1 if they could not get

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09 Jun 2020

Who Are the Biggest Corporations That Kept Their PPP Loans?

Remember how angry everybody got when Shake Shack and Ruth’s Chris Steak House were given tens of millions of dollars in PPP loans intended for small businesses, then had to give the money back? (Fun Fact: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs of Coney Island’s July 4th Hot Dog Eating Contest also

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