Gay San Francisco: The Latest

Marc Almond: SexCells pop night at the Castro Theatre
San Francisco, CA

Marc Almond: SexCells pop night at the Castro Theatre

BARTAB | By Jim Gladstone | Oct 16
The Castro Theatre will be hopping on October 26 with SexCells, featuring Marc Almond, TR/ST, Hercules & Love Affair (playing a DJ set) and other talents.

Homage to Judy: Sam Smith on Singing 'Get Happy' with Renée Zellweger

Homage to Judy: Sam Smith on Singing 'Get Happy' with Renée Zellweger

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 18
Sam Smith explains how he came to sing a duet of "Get Happy" with Renée Zellweger for the film "Judy."

Britney Spears Shares Pics of Hunky Beau Sam Asghari

Britney Spears Shares Pics of Hunky Beau Sam Asghari

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 18
It was Throwback Thursday for Britney Spears and boyfriend Sam Asghari yesterday as pics of the couple taken on a Maimi boat trip this past June hit the Internet yesterday.

Energy Secretary Perry Says He Is Resigning by Year's End

Energy Secretary Perry Says He Is Resigning by Year's End

NEWS | By Jill Colvin and Matthew Daly | Oct 18
Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced Thursday that he will leave his job by the end of the year, saying that under President Donald Trump the nation is nearing energy independence.

Vaping-Related Illnesses Still Rising, Though at a Slower Pace

Vaping-Related Illnesses Still Rising, Though at a Slower Pace

Health officials of Thursday said there have been 1,479 cases and at least 33 deaths in the mysterious outbreak.

Michael Jordan Opens First of Two Medical Clinics in Charlotte

Michael Jordan Opens First of Two Medical Clinics in Charlotte

NEWS | Oct 18
An emotional Michael Jordan unveiled the first of two medical clinics he and his family funded to provide care to underprivileged members of the community.

About That Photo: Trump, Pelosi Clash Amid Impeachment

About That Photo: Trump, Pelosi Clash Amid Impeachment

NEWS | By Laurie Kellman and Lisa Mascaro | Oct 18
President Donald Trump tweeted it as evidence of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's weakness. Pelosi raised it as a banner of strength.

Gay Man Lured with Fake Grindr Profile, Attacked by Hammer-Weilding Gang of Teens

Gay Man Lured with Fake Grindr Profile, Attacked by Hammer-Weilding Gang of Teens

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 18
A gay man in Dublin, Ireland, is now speaking out publicly to tell the story of how a hammer-wielding gang of laughing teens attacked him after using a fake Grindr profile to lure him into an ambush.

Gay High School Soccer Star, Now Grown, Running for Office in West Virginia

Gay High School Soccer Star, Now Grown, Running for Office in West Virginia

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 18
Five years ago, as a state champion soccer star in West Virginia, then-high school student Michael Martin came out with a homecoming slow dance with his boyfriend. Now, as a school board candidate, he's ready to work for all students..

Survey Shows Anti-LGBTQ Attitudes Still High - Especially Among Youth

Survey Shows Anti-LGBTQ Attitudes Still High - Especially Among Youth

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 18
A new survey indicates that a significant percentage of the general population still harbor fallacious - and dangerous - notions about LGBTQs.

Bosom Buddies — Varla Jean Merman Talks about Upcoming Boston Show with Judy Gold

Bosom Buddies — Varla Jean Merman Talks about Upcoming Boston Show with Judy Gold

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Oct 18
When Judy Gold and Varla Jean Merman take to the stage at the Calderwood Pavilion this weekend, you may just wonder: Who is taller? And is that why they are performing together? Varla Jean Merman (Jeffery Roberson) explains.


News

Johnson Returns to London to Drum up Support for Brexit Deal

Johnson Returns to London to Drum up Support for Brexit Deal

POLITICS | By Jill Colvin and Kevin Freking | Oct 18
After winning the backing of European Union leaders for his new Brexit deal , Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in London Friday looking to secure enough support to get the deal through the fractious British Parliament.


Entertainment

Caissie Levy: 'Frozen,' family and Feinstein's
San Francisco, CA

Caissie Levy: 'Frozen,' family and Feinstein's

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Gladstone | Oct 16
In the depths of the New York winter, Caissie Levy will be defrosted. Bay Area audiences can preview the thaw as Levy brings a mix of backstage stories and folk-pop arrangements of theater songs to Feinstein's at the Nikko.

 Review :: National Tour of 'The SpongeBob Musical' Will Make You Smile

Review :: National Tour of 'The SpongeBob Musical' Will Make You Smile

THEATRE | By Clinton Campbell | Oct 18
Take a break from work, or the news, and travel to Bikini Bottom for a couple hours of vacation. You will be glad you did.


Technology

Facebook CEO Defends Refusal to Take Down Some Content

Facebook CEO Defends Refusal to Take Down Some Content

PERSONAL TECH | By Marcy Gordon | Oct 18
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday defended the social media platform's refusal to take down content it considers newsworthy "even if it goes against our standards."


Finance

Patients Eligible For Charity Care Instead Get Big Bills

Patients Eligible For Charity Care Instead Get Big Bills

HEALTH | By Jordan Rau | Oct 16
Under the Affordable Care Act, nonprofit hospitals are required to provide free or discounted care to patients of meager incomes — or risk losing their tax-exempt status. These price breaks can help people avoid financial catastrophe.


Cars

Workers Celebrate Deal with GM, Show Union Power in Industry

Workers Celebrate Deal with GM, Show Union Power in Industry

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Oct 17
On the picket lines at a General Motors transmission plant in Toledo, Ohio, passing cars honked and striking workers celebrated a tentative contract deal by munching on 10 pizzas dropped off by a supporter.


Health/Fitness

Researchers Find Drug Can Help Reverse Liver Disease in HIV-Positive People

Researchers Find Drug Can Help Reverse Liver Disease in HIV-Positive People

AIDS | By Sam Cronin | Oct 17
National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have identified a new use for tesamorelin which may help reverse liver disease in those living with HIV. Read the highlights of the NIH press release here.


Travel

Oahu: 72 Hours in the Heart of Hawaii

Oahu: 72 Hours in the Heart of Hawaii

By Matthew Wexler | Oct 18
Our essential guide for things to do on Oahu, from shopping and beaches to terrific restaurants and one of the best beachfront hotels.


Nightlife

Scare-larious!  Terror Vault at The Mint is frightfully fun
San Francisco, CA

Scare-larious! Terror Vault at The Mint is frightfully fun

NIGHTLIFE | By Jim Provenzano | Oct 16
As a teenager in suburban Maryland, Joshua Grannell created a makeshift horror house, enlisting his supportive family. Decades later, as Peaches Christ, the gay horror super-fan directs the second annual Into the Dark: Terror Vault at the historic Mint.

Frank Ocean To Launch LGBTQ Dance Night in NYC in Honor of PrEP

Frank Ocean To Launch LGBTQ Dance Night in NYC in Honor of PrEP

CELEBRITIES | By Sam Cronin | Oct 17
Frank Ocean's Blonded brand is set to host a queer club night called PrEP+, so named for the HIV prevention drugs, and to imagine what the 80s would have been like if PrEP had existed then.