22 Nov 2023

How San Francisco is Addressing the Challenge of Trans Homelessness

By Taylor Heeden, Carolina Public Press Homelessness among LGBTQ+ identifying people is far more prevalent than in other communities, with transgender and gender-nonconforming people unhoused at the highest rate in the community. According to the Texas Homeless Network and the Trevor Project, one in three transgender people in the United

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28 Jun 2023

Movies You Might Have Not Realized are Queer AF!

Without question TONS of great queer cinema exists: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Birdcage, Moonlight, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, Milk, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Out, Brokeback Mountain, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fire Island, etc. There are also so many great queer characters that

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27 Jan 2024

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 27 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 27 of the finest locally

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14 Jun 2023

How to Politely (and Safely) Piss Off Your Conservative Neighbors During Pride Month

It’s hard out there to be queer, even in havens like San Francisco, Ann Arbor, Ft. Lauderdale (yes, Florida), or NYC, you’re always going to find anti-LGBTQ+ “humans” and sentiments. But don’t let that stop you from celebrating you and yours. Some of us understand and love that the first

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09 Jun 2023

Iconic Drag Performer You Should Know: Donna Personna

Donna Personna, drag queen, artist, actress and transgender activist, is dancing in sequins everywhere you look these days. Sales Force Park will be featuring her and Banda Sin Nombre in a show one June 17th. She was recently stunning the crowd at SF Moma meanwhile her film Donna (directed by

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25 May 2023

The Full Queer, Activist Wrestlers Gripping the Bay

“Wrestling is my protest art. We are all going through things that feel as insurmountable as getting up from a flying elbow drop or gutwrench power bomb. If I get up, you can get up too. Our victory is in our resilience.” – Rosie Fingers (she/her)

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16 May 2023

How Sound Healing Can Set You Free

Hi and welcome to the BAS Wellness Column! My name is Erynne Elkins and I’m a Well-Being Advocate and Certified Breathwork Facilitator. Every week I’ll share a holistic wellness modality available here in the Bay Area. Cheers to good health! “The Bay Area needs a big spiritual recalibration where we

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The OBC cast in rainbow costumes for "Rainbow Dances"
12 May 2023

“Rainbow Dances” by Queer BIPOC Oakland Ballet is the Future of Dance

Images courtesy of John Hefti. “Oakland has a Ballet?” is the usual reply given whenever the burgeoning young troupe is brought up in conversation. This past weekend (May 5th – 7th), the lesser known Oakland Ballet Company took over the modest stage at Laney College Theatre with four presentations of

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03 May 2023

Old Men Keep Complaining to Me About Trans Rights

There is a war against transgender people, and old white men are losing their shit. I work a couple jobs in the hospitality industry, and I must have an inviting demeanour because these men keep talking to me about gender politics. Maybe I’m just another outlet to vent after watching

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