Gay San Francisco: The Latest

Kate Baldwin: Singing the praises of others
San Francisco, CA

Kate Baldwin: Singing the praises of others

BARTAB | By Jim Gladstone | Jan 15
When Broadway star Kate Baldwin ('Finian's Rainbow,' 'Hello Dolly!') takes the stage at Feinstein's at the Nikko next weekend, you'll notice something unusual. The two-time Tony nominee's music director and accompanist is a woman, Georgia Stitt.

Minneapolis Male Massage Therapist Charged with Sexual Assault of 2 Men

Minneapolis Male Massage Therapist Charged with Sexual Assault of 2 Men

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 17
A male massage therapist working at a Minneapolis spa was fired by the business and charged by the authorities with sexual assault when a client filed a complaint alleging that the therapist touched him inappropriately during a massage session.

Superintendent Apologizes for Teens Yelling Homophobic Slurs

Superintendent Apologizes for Teens Yelling Homophobic Slurs

NEWS | Jan 17
The superintendent of an Alabama school district issued an apology after a group of high school baseball players shouted homophobic slurs at a same-sex couple.

South Korea to Decide Fate of 1st Transgender Soldier

South Korea to Decide Fate of 1st Transgender Soldier

NEWS | By Hyung-Jin Kim | Jan 17
In the first such case in South Korea, military officials will determine next week whether to discharge a solider who recently undertook gender reassessment surgery, officials said Friday.

Utah Stops Distribution of Condoms with Cheeky Slogans

Utah Stops Distribution of Condoms with Cheeky Slogans

NEWS | Jan 17
An HIV-awareness campaign featuring condom wrappers with cheeky slogans that put a sexy spin on state pride met a quick end in Utah as the governor ordered the health department to stop distributing them.

Trump Boosts School Prayer, Faith Groups as He Rallies Base

Trump Boosts School Prayer, Faith Groups as He Rallies Base

NEWS | By Collin Binkley and Elana Schor | Jan 17
In a bid to solidify his evangelical base, President Donald Trump on Thursday vowed to protect prayer in public schools and took new steps to give religious organizations easier access to federal programs.

Does the Naked Body Belong on Facebook? It's Complicated

Does the Naked Body Belong on Facebook? It's Complicated

NEWS | By Barbara Ortutay | Jan 17
When is a photograph of nude bodies artistic or titillating? A woman's exposed nipple a political statement or erotica?

NBC Hopes 'Free' Makes Peacock Stand Out in Streaming Era

NBC Hopes 'Free' Makes Peacock Stand Out in Streaming Era

ENTERTAINMENT | By Tali Arbel | Jan 17
NBCUniversal is launching a new streaming service that will have a large part available for free, an approach it hopes will resonate with people who aren't interested in traditional TV.

Eminem Drops Surprise Album, Advocates Changes to Gun Laws

Eminem Drops Surprise Album, Advocates Changes to Gun Laws

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 17
Rapper Eminem once again dropped a surprise album, releasing "Music to Be Murdered By" on Friday — along with a video that calls for changes to gun laws.

'Better Call Saul' Gets Renewed for 6th and Final Season

'Better Call Saul' Gets Renewed for 6th and Final Season

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 17
"Better Call Saul" has been renewed for a sixth and final season consisting of 13 episodes that will air in 2021.

Trump Campaign Tries Robust Outreach to Expand His Appeal

Trump Campaign Tries Robust Outreach to Expand His Appeal

NEWS | By Jill Colvin | Jan 17
Selfies on a "Women for Trump" bus tour through Iowa. Volunteer training at a "Black Voices for Trump" organizing session in Philadelphia. A vice presidential headliner at a "Latinos for Trump" event in Florida.


Entertainment

Cockettes are Golden @ Victoria Theatre
San Francisco, CA

Cockettes are Golden @ Victoria Theatre

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Jan 8
The 50th anniversary of The Cockettes was celebrated at the Victoria Theatre on Jan. 4 with hours of numbers from original Cockettes musicals, and other songs.

Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown Among SAGs Presenters

Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown Among SAGs Presenters

MOVIES | Jan 17
Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown and Taika Waititi will be up for Screen Actors Guild Awards and also handing them out at Sunday's ceremony.


Business

Judge Halts California Labor Law As It Relates to Truckers

Judge Halts California Labor Law As It Relates to Truckers

LEGAL | By Don Thompson | Jan 17
A federal judge on Thursday indefinitely blocked a new California labor law from applying to more than 70,000 independent truckers, deciding that it is preempted by federal rules on interstate commerce.


Technology

Australia Firefighters Save World's Only Rare Dinosaur Trees

Australia Firefighters Save World's Only Rare Dinosaur Trees

PERSONAL TECH | By Rod McGuirk | Jan 17
Specialist firefighters have saved the world's last remaining wild stand of a prehistoric tree from wildfires that razed forests west of Sydney, officials said Thursday.


Style

Amid Transport Chaos, Paris Men's Fashion Shows Get Underway

Amid Transport Chaos, Paris Men's Fashion Shows Get Underway

FASHION | By Thomas Adamson | Jan 16
Acrid exhaust fumes and the beeping of car horns contrasted with perfumed interiors and the soft rustle of luxuriant fabrics, as Paris Fashion Week got underway in the public transport strike-hit French capital.


Health/Fitness

Your Blood Type May Influence Your Vulnerability to Norovirus

Your Blood Type May Influence Your Vulnerability to Norovirus

HEALTH | Jan 16
Norovirus infections cause watery diarrhea, low-grade fever and, most alarming of all, projectile vomiting. Not everyone is equally vulnerable to the virus, and whether you get sick or not may depend on your blood type.


Nightlife

Nightlife Events  Jan. 16-23, 2020
San Francisco, CA

Nightlife Events Jan. 16-23, 2020

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Jan 15
What if you went to a bar or nightclub you've never visited before? Would you feel nervous, self-conscious? Out of place? Disrupt the dress codes, and unspoken ageism and race codes at Bay Area bars and clubs. Be the unexpected.

Str8UpGayPorn Awards

Str8UpGayPorn Awards

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jan 14
ManyVids presented a weekend with a Str8UpGayPorn Summit at the Hollywood W Hotel and awards at Avalon with host Kathy Griffin. The events were in association with Flirt4free, OribitalPay and Men.com.