Gay San Francisco: The Latest

Packing an Emotional Punch
San Francisco, CA

Packing an Emotional Punch

ARTS & CULTURE | By Philip Campbell | Jul 23
Opera Theater Unlimited made good on its name last week with the world premiere of an original opera at Exit Theatre in San Francisco's Tenderloin.

The Thirst is Real: A Shirtless Bieber Grabs a Slurpee, Internet Explodes

The Thirst is Real: A Shirtless Bieber Grabs a Slurpee, Internet Explodes

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 24
No shirt, no problem!

Britain Eases Rules for MSM to Donate Blood

Britain Eases Rules for MSM to Donate Blood

NEWS | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 24
The UK government has changed the rules regarding blood donations by men who have sex with men (MSM). From now on, they will be able to donate blood within three months of sexual activity, instead of 12 months.

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

NEWS | Jul 24
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media.

Doctors Without Borders Says New UNAIDS Report Fails Those in West and Central Africa

Doctors Without Borders Says New UNAIDS Report Fails Those in West and Central Africa

NEWS | Jul 24
UNAIDS says that more than half of all people with HIV are now on treatment. But Doctors Without Borders say they are failing to factor continued support for those in West and Central Africa.

Watch: Teaser for Upcoming Jeffrey Dahmer Film Released

Watch: Teaser for Upcoming Jeffrey Dahmer Film Released

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 24
A new teaser trailer for the upcoming Jeffrey Dahmer film starring Disney actor Ross Lynch debuted over the weekend.

Margaret Cho Announces 'Fresh Off the Bloat' Tour

Margaret Cho Announces 'Fresh Off the Bloat' Tour

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 24
Five time Grammy- and Emmy-nominated comedian Margaret Cho is set to launch "Fresh Off the Bloat," which is sure to be her sickest stand-up comedy show to date this fall.

Only in Florida: Man Arrested for Indecent Exposure, Claims His Moods Tell Him to Strip

Only in Florida: Man Arrested for Indecent Exposure, Claims His Moods Tell Him to Strip

NEWS | Jul 24
"I get naked when I get really happy or really sad," said John Walter Lee Gill, of St. Petersburg, Florida. Lee's comments were capture in a police report documenting his arrest for indecent exposure and obstruction.

Josh Robbins Shares Summer Travel Tips for People With HIV

Josh Robbins Shares Summer Travel Tips for People With HIV

NEWS | Jul 24
Summer is the time for trips to the beach, barbecuing with family friends, vacationing, and HIV activist Josh Robbins shares his tips for those living with HIV.

PopUps: Lady Gaga Remembers Amy Winehouse in Moving Post

PopUps: Lady Gaga Remembers Amy Winehouse in Moving Post

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 24
It's been six years since Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning and Lady Gaga paid tribute to the late pop icon in a moving social media post.

Rare Case of 9-Year-Old in HIV Remission for Years, Without Drugs

Rare Case of 9-Year-Old in HIV Remission for Years, Without Drugs

NEWS | Jul 24
A nine-year-old South African child diagnosed with HIV at a month old has been living with HIV in remission for his whole life, without regular medication.


Entertainment

Ethnic Energies
San Francisco, CA

Ethnic Energies

DANCE | By Paul Parish | Jul 23
For four decades the hottest dance entertainment of the summer has been the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival.

 Review :: Tom Sawyer/Huckleberry Finn

Review :: Tom Sawyer/Huckleberry Finn

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 24
You can't get more authentic Americana than this uplifting double header: Twilight Time presents "Tom Sawyer" and "Huckleberry Finn" on a single disc. You'd want these "musical adaptations" even if they were two separate releases.


Business

USS Constitution Returns to Boston's Waters After Repairs

USS Constitution Returns to Boston's Waters After Repairs

CORPORATE | By Crystal Hill | Jul 24
The undocking of "Old Ironsides" on Sunday marked the end of restoration work that started two years ago, officials said. A celebration was held at the USS Constitution Museum.


Technology

Russian Parliament Bans Use of Proxy Internet Services, VPNs

Russian Parliament Bans Use of Proxy Internet Services, VPNs

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 24
Russia's parliament has outlawed the use of virtual private networks, or VPNs, and other Internet proxy services, citing concerns about the spread of extremist materials.


Cars

Lyft Forms Own Autonomous Vehicle Unit, Will Open Network

Lyft Forms Own Autonomous Vehicle Unit, Will Open Network

AUTO NEWS | Jul 24
Lyft said Friday that it is setting up its own unit to develop autonomous vehicle technology, but its approach will be different from other companies and partnerships working on self-driving cars.


Health/Fitness

Girl's HIV Infection Seems Under Control Without AIDS Drugs

Girl's HIV Infection Seems Under Control Without AIDS Drugs

AIDS | By Marilynn Marchione | Jul 24
A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines, more evidence early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure.


Travel

Check In to Get Away: Zion Park Aims to Require Reservations

Check In to Get Away: Zion Park Aims to Require Reservations

By Lindsay Whitehurst | Jul 24
It would be a first for a U.S. national park: requiring reservations to get in. But it's an option that Zion National Park is considering to manage an overwhelming surge of visitors to its sweeping red-rock vistas and canyons in Utah.


Nightlife

On the Tab :: July 20 - 27
San Francisco, CA

On the Tab :: July 20 - 27

NIGHTLIFE | Jul 20
Let's go out and have some fun. You know it is done. Dress up sharp. Don't be so glum!

Watch: Demi Lovato's New Music Video for 'Sorry Not Sorry'

Watch: Demi Lovato's New Music Video for 'Sorry Not Sorry'

MUSIC | Jul 22
Upon release last week, Lovato's new single "Sorry Not Sorry" hit Top 5 on the iTunes US charts.