Gay San Francisco: The Latest

Castro Theatre's Oscar Bait
San Francisco, CA

Castro Theatre's Oscar Bait

ARTS & CULTURE | By David Lamble | Feb 17
In the second half of February, the Castro Theatre's countdown to Oscar rolls out a handful of Best Picture contenders the way they should be seen.

Mayor Signs SRO Bathrooms Law
San Francisco, CA

Mayor Signs SRO Bathrooms Law

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 17
San Francisco officials have adopted a first-of-its-kind policy requiring single-room occupancy hotels to designate their single-stall bathrooms and shower facilities as gender neutral.

4 Public Defenders Run for San Francisco Judge Seats
San Francisco, CA

4 Public Defenders Run for San Francisco Judge Seats

NEWS | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Feb 17
Four San Francisco deputy public defenders, including a Latina lesbian, have filed papers to unseat incumbent Superior Court judges in the June 5 election.

Report: Suspected Hate Killings Hit Record in 2017

Report: Suspected Hate Killings Hit Record in 2017

NEWS | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Feb 17
The number of suspected anti-LGBTQ homicides in the U.S. hit a record of 52 in 2017, according to a recent report.

Mostly British Gets It All Right
San Francisco, CA

Mostly British Gets It All Right

ARTS & CULTURE | By Sura Wood | Feb 17
Since its inception a decade ago, the Mostly British Film Festival has carved out an unusual niche, distinguishing itself among a crowded field of local festivals as a reliable source for classic and first-run English-language movies from abroad.

Ruling Opens Possibility Trans Teen Will Get Hormone Therapy

Ruling Opens Possibility Trans Teen Will Get Hormone Therapy

NEWS | Feb 17
A judge in Cincinnati granted custody of the 17-year-old to his grandparents Friday and said they have the right to determine what kind of care he pursues at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's transgender program.

Florida, Angry and Grieving, Takes Gun Protest to Streets

Florida, Angry and Grieving, Takes Gun Protest to Streets

NEWS | By Jason Dearen, Allen Breed, and Tamara Lush | Feb 17
Thousands of angry students, parents and residents demanded stricter gun control laws Saturday as new details were revealed about the suspect accused of shooting and killed 17 people in a Florida high school.

Self-Proclaimed 'Icon' Adam Rippon Takes Final Olympic Skate

Self-Proclaimed 'Icon' Adam Rippon Takes Final Olympic Skate

NEWS | By Jake Seiner | Feb 17
Ever the showman, and with his trademark grace and flair, Rippon took his final skate of the Pyeongchang Olympics on Saturday. He finished 10th, a fine result for a 28-year-old who was never expected to medal.

Anger Bubbles Over at Funerals for Florida Shooting Victims

Anger Bubbles Over at Funerals for Florida Shooting Victims

NEWS | By Terry Spencer, Adriana Gomez Licon, and Tamara Lush | Feb 17
As families began burying their dead, authorities questioned whether they could have prevented the attack on a South Florida high school where a gunman took the lives of 14 students, the athletic director, a coach and a geography teacher.

Stars to Wear Black at UK Film Awards: Will Kate Join Them?

Stars to Wear Black at UK Film Awards: Will Kate Join Them?

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jill Lawless | Feb 17
Many female stars and other guests are expected to dress in monochrome for Sunday's ceremony as a statement of solidarity with victims of sexual harassment and abuse.

Trump Overreaches to Claim Indictment Proves 'No Collusion'

Trump Overreaches to Claim Indictment Proves 'No Collusion'

NEWS | By Zeke Miller | Feb 17
Trump's cheers of vindication Friday appeared to be more show than substance: The administration still harbors deep worries about the direction of Mueller's nine-month probe, which has shown no signs of abating.


News

Romney, Favored in Senate Bid, Could Take on Outsized Role

Romney, Favored in Senate Bid, Could Take on Outsized Role

POLITICS | By Matthew Daly | Feb 17
His extensive resume has many Republicans looking to Romney to take on a role as Senate elder statesman and counterweight to a president many in the GOP see as divisive and undignified.


Entertainment

 Review :: Reel to Reel
San Francisco, CA

Review :: Reel to Reel

THEATRE | By Adam Brinklow | Feb 12
John Kovenbach's new play at the Magic Theatre "Reel To Reel" explores the ups and downs of Foley artists in love, as well as the curiously invasive nature of an enduring relationship where you're constantly invading each other's space.

 Review :: Homeland - The Complete Sixth Season

Review :: Homeland - The Complete Sixth Season

TELEVISION | By JC Alvarez | Feb 17
Get caught up on "Homeland" - The Complete Sixth Season available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD before the new season returns to Showtime with this 3-disc set featuring all episodes and bonus content.


Business

Of Mutual Interest: The Reaction After the Market's Plunge

Of Mutual Interest: The Reaction After the Market's Plunge

FINANCE | By Marley Jay | Feb 17
There were few warning signs before the stock market's plunge in early February, but so far, the slump hasn't changed investors' thinking very much.


Technology

Indictment: Social Media Firms Got Played by Russian Agents

Indictment: Social Media Firms Got Played by Russian Agents

PERSONAL TECH | By Matt O'Brien and Mae Anderson | Feb 17
The election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists.


Finance

Buying A Home As An Unmarried Couple? Do These 3 Things

Buying A Home As An Unmarried Couple? Do These 3 Things

REAL ESTATE | By Beth Buczynski | Jan 27
Love and marriage don't always go together, no matter what Sinatra says. If you're in a committed relationship but nuptials are on the back burner, just know your dream of buying a home doesn't have to be.


Cars

Pyeongchang Olympics Showcases Korean Self-Driving Vehicles

Pyeongchang Olympics Showcases Korean Self-Driving Vehicles

AUTO NEWS | By Pietro Decristofaro and Youkyoung Lee | Feb 17
There's a competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics that has nothing to do with sports, and plenty to do with jousting between automakers and tech companies over autonomously driving vehicles.


Style

Acrylic Pour Painting: Go With the Flow

Acrylic Pour Painting: Go With the Flow

HOME | By Holly Ramer | Feb 17
As the name suggest, pour painting involves pouring rather than brushing paint onto a canvas to create swirling, abstract designs.


Health/Fitness

Trump's Proposed Budget Would Slash HIV, Healthcare Funding

Trump's Proposed Budget Would Slash HIV, Healthcare Funding

HIV/AIDS | Feb 17
This week, President Trump released a proposed budget that, if enacted, would sharply reduce global and domestic spending for HIV care and prevention.


Travel

Despite Storms, 30M People Visited Caribbean Last Year

Despite Storms, 30M People Visited Caribbean Last Year

Feb 17
A record 30 million people visited the Caribbean last year, despite two devastating hurricanes that hit a region still struggling to recover, regional tourism officials said Thursday.


Nightlife

Over the Coals :: Drag Icon Heklina Gets Roasted
San Francisco, CA

Over the Coals :: Drag Icon Heklina Gets Roasted

NIGHTLIFE | By Jim Provenzano | Feb 15
Heklina should be given awards for so many accomplishments. But true to playfully bitchy drag form, instead of a toast she'll get a roast at the Castro Theatre on February 17.

On the Tab :: Feb. 15 - 22
San Francisco, CA

On the Tab :: Feb. 15 - 22

NIGHTLIFE | Feb 15
Liberating libations, legendary live acts, and likeable local lovelies are on our nightlife list.