Gay San Francisco: The Latest

San Francisco, CA

Leather Events, July 28 - August 14, 2016

ARTS & CULTURE | By Race Bannon | Jul 28
There's always a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.

Damon's Company Is Taking Steps To Address Diversity Crisis

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Jul 28
Matt Damon is taking steps to address the diversity crisis in Hollywood through his and Ben Affleck's production company, Pearl Street Films, & collaboration with the people behind the Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative at USC's Annenberg School.

Bradley Cooper's DNC Appearance Irks Conservatives

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 28
Bradley Cooper's appearance at the Democratic National Convention has irked some conservative fans of the actor's portrayal of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in 2014's "American Sniper."

Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman In Venice Film Fest Lineup

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 28
This year's Venice Film Festival will include a stylish thriller from Tom Ford, a sci-fi drama with Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams and a star turn from Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Bill Banning Conversion Therapy Headed to Seattle City Council

NEWS | Jul 28
Seattle is poised to become the third city in the country with a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors.

Clues in DNC Hacking Point to Russia Despite Trump Claims

NEWS | Jul 28
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said again Thursday whoever hacked the Democratic National Committee and stole years of internal emails remains a mystery

Trump Has a Record of Siding with Putin on Key Issues

NEWS | By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Jul 28
Trump has refused to condemn Russia's takeover of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, saying if elected he would consider recognizing it as Russian territory, in the latest of a series of statements that have raised eyebrows about his connection to the Kremlin

'Get Happy' With Seth Sikes & Judy Garland in Ptown

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Jul 28
Seth Sikes' affection for Judy Garland led him to pay homage to her in a cabaret act two years ago. He was so acclaimed for it that he's been doing it ever since. EDGE caught up with Sikes about his Garland tribute that comes to Provincetown next week.

LGBT Champion Awards Honor Nancy Pelosi, Ed Rendell

NEWS | By Brittany Ferrendi | Jul 28
Equality Forum will present awards honoring House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Philadelphia Host Committee of the 2016 Democratic National Convention Ed Rendell through the LGBT Champion Awards.

Trump Calls for Repeal of Religious Tax Exemption

NEWS | By Michael d'Oliveira | Jul 28
During his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last Thursday, Donald Trump again called for the repeal of the restrictions on tax-exempt religious organizations getting involved in politics.

FDA Establishes Public Docket for Comment on Blood Donor Deferral Recommendations

NEWS | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 28
Elected officials are encouraged by the FDA's establishing a public docket for comment on their current policy that bans sexually active gay men from donating blood.


Entertainment

Review :: Hardcore Henry

MOVIES | By JC Alvarez | Jul 28
Get ready for the most fast-paced action experience of your life when the first-person action flick "Hardcore Henry" comes home to Blu-ray! It's a non-stop, madcap adventure you'll want to visit again and again!


Business

Feds Complete Purchase of Maine Blueberries

FINANCE | Jul 28
In the face of industry pressure, the federal government is spending up to $4.4 million to complete a plan to help Maine's blueberry industry by buying surplus crop.


Finance

Airbnb Sues San Francisco Over Rental Regulation

REAL ESTATE | By Janie Har | Jul 25
San Francisco wants people who rent out their homes through Airbnb and other online platforms to follow some rules, and it wants the platforms to advertise only those rule-abiding listings - or face steep fines.


Cars

Investigators Say Tesla Car Was Speeding at Time of Crash

AUTO NEWS | By Joan Lowy | Jul 28
The driver killed when his Tesla sedan crashed while in self-driving mode was traveling at 9 mph above the speed limit just before hitting the side of a tractor-trailer, federal accident investigators said Tuesday.


Style

Dapper Boi Launches Second Run of Gender-Neutral Blue Jeans

FASHION | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 28
A little over a year after they launched their first run of slim-straight, gender-neutral Dapper Boi jeans, co-founders Charisse and Vicky Pasche are back with their second run of masculine-looking blue jeans made to fit a woman's body.


Travel

Gay No More, NYC's Out Hotel To Go Mainstream

Jul 28
The days of New York City's Out Hotel as a gay-themed vacation spot are numbered. The Real Deal reports that Merchant's Hospitality has bought the long-term lease on the Times Square area complex for $40 million and plans to go for a mainstream crowd.


Nightlife

San Francisco, CA

On the Tab :: July 21 - 28

LOCAL EVENTS | Jul 21
Be it a spooky foggy night, or a sunny afternoon, usually both in one day, your nightlife summer options may require a change of outfits. Where are our fleece drag couturiers?

Interview with Classic DJ Sharon White

MUSIC | By Jim Provenzano | Jul 28
Known for her legendary beginning at the historic Saint parties in the famous and long-gone dome on Sixth Street in Manhattan, the 62-year-old DJ will be the featured guest at this Saturday's Flagging in the Park.