Gay San Francisco: The Latest

At Bicoastal Globes on Sunday, 'Borat' Could Triumph

At Bicoastal Globes on Sunday, 'Borat' Could Triumph

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Feb 28
When drained of glamour, what's left of the Golden Globes?

Some Upset in Cyprus Over 'Satanic' Eurovision Song Choice

Some Upset in Cyprus Over 'Satanic' Eurovision Song Choice

NEWS | By Menelaos Hadjicostis | Feb 28
A man has been charged with uttering threats and causing a disturbance after barging onto the grounds of Cyprus' public broadcaster to protest what he said was the country's "blasphemous" entry into this year's Eurovision song contest.

UN Human Rights Office Says 18 Dead in Myanmar Crackdown

UN Human Rights Office Says 18 Dead in Myanmar Crackdown

NEWS | Feb 28
The U.N. Human Rights Office says it has received "credible information" that a crackdown Sunday on anti-coup protesters in Myanmar has left at least 18 people dead and over 30 wounded.

Virginia Lawmakers Vote To Legalize Marijuana in 2024

Virginia Lawmakers Vote To Legalize Marijuana in 2024

NEWS | Feb 28
Virginia lawmakers gave final approval Saturday to a bill that will legalize marijuana for adult recreational use, but not until 2024, when retail sales of the drug would also begin.

'Not a Good Idea:' Experts Concerned about Pope Trip to Iraq

'Not a Good Idea:' Experts Concerned about Pope Trip to Iraq

NEWS | By Nicole Winfield and Samya Kullab | Feb 28
Infectious disease experts are expressing concern about Pope Francis' upcoming trip to Iraq, given a sharp rise in coronavirus infections there.

Biden Team Readies Wider Economic Package After Virus Relief

Biden Team Readies Wider Economic Package After Virus Relief

NEWS | By Kevin Freking, Hope Yen and Josh Boak | Feb 28
Looking beyond the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, President Joe Biden and lawmakers are laying the groundwork for another top legislative priority — a long-sought boost to the nation's infrastructure.

Globes Org Says It Will Recruit Black Members After Outcry

Globes Org Says It Will Recruit Black Members After Outcry

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 28
The organization hosting the Golden Globes says it is developing a plan to recruit Black members after falling under sharp criticism for lacking diverse members.

2nd Former Aide Accuses Cuomo of Sexual Harassment

2nd Former Aide Accuses Cuomo of Sexual Harassment

NEWS | Feb 28
A second former aide has come forward with sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who responded with a statement Saturday saying he never made advances toward her and never intended to be inappropriate.

Fred Segal, LA Celebrity Fashion Retailer, Dead at 87

Fred Segal, LA Celebrity Fashion Retailer, Dead at 87

NEWS | Feb 28
Fred Segal, a notable Los Angeles-based celebrity fashion retailer, died Thursday. He was 87.

Plunging Demand for COVID-19 Tests May Leave US Exposed

Plunging Demand for COVID-19 Tests May Leave US Exposed

NEWS | By Matthew Perrone | Feb 27
After a year of struggling to boost testing, communities across the country are seeing plummeting demand, shuttering testing sites or even trying to return supplies.


News

AP: Trooper Kicked, Dragged Black Man Who Died in Custody

AP: Trooper Kicked, Dragged Black Man Who Died in Custody

CRIME | By Jim Mustian | Feb 27
A Louisiana State Police trooper has been suspended without pay for kicking and dragging a handcuffed Black man whose in-custody death remains unexplained.


Entertainment

Ramadan Rom-Com: 'Breaking Fast's L.A. Love Story
San Francisco, CA

Ramadan Rom-Com: 'Breaking Fast's L.A. Love Story

MOVIES | By Gregg Shapiro | Feb 23
In Mike Mosallam's affectionate Ramadan rom-com "Breaking Fast," Mo (out actor Haaz Sleiman) is a devout, disciplined Muslim doctor who has reconciled his religious dedication with his queer sexuality.

Out Actor Nathaniel Curtis Expresses Separation Anxiety from 'It's a Sin' Cast

Out Actor Nathaniel Curtis Expresses Separation Anxiety from 'It's a Sin' Cast

TELEVISION | Feb 27
Out actor Nathaniel Curtis expressed separation anxiety about his cast mates from "It's a Sin."


Business

Laying Out Data, Netflix Touts its Record on Inclusivity

Laying Out Data, Netflix Touts its Record on Inclusivity

NATIONAL | By Jake Coyle | Feb 26
Netflix on Friday released a study it commissioned from top academic researchers that shows the streaming giant is outpacing much of the film industry in the inclusivity of its original films and television series.


Technology

US Advisers Endorse Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine from J&J

US Advisers Endorse Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine from J&J

NATIONAL | By Lauran Neergaard and Matthew Perrone | Feb 27
U.S. health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the nation on the cusp of adding an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic.


Finance

After Losing a Company to COVID, Owners Seek the Next Gig

After Losing a Company to COVID, Owners Seek the Next Gig

WORKPLACE | By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Feb 21
As owners are forced to shut businesses, they've had to figure out what to do next. For many entrepreneurs, the answer has been anticipating the next trend and creating a company to take advantage of it.


Cars

Edmunds: Three Smart Ways to Get Out of Your Car Lease

Edmunds: Three Smart Ways to Get Out of Your Car Lease

AUTO NEWS | By Brent Romans, Edmunds | Feb 20
On the surface, getting out of a car lease isn't difficult. It's the potential financial penalties for doing so that are the issue. Minimizing this financial fallout is key.


Style

Borsalino Looks Ahead with Cool Bucket Hats, Baseball Caps

Borsalino Looks Ahead with Cool Bucket Hats, Baseball Caps

FASHION | By Colleen Barry | Feb 27
The new collection displayed during Milan Fashion Week takes inspiration from the Arts & Crafts design movement in mid-19th century Britain


Health/Fitness

Why Experts Say a Good Mood Can Lead to Good Health

Why Experts Say a Good Mood Can Lead to Good Health

HEALTH | By Laura Williamson, American Heart Association News | Feb 27
It doesn't take a scientist to understand that laughter feels good, while anger feels awful. But it does take one to explain why one of these feelings can boost the immune system.


Travel

How a Gay-Owned Michigan Campground Exposed Anti-Trans Bias in the Queer Camping Community

How a Gay-Owned Michigan Campground Exposed Anti-Trans Bias in the Queer Camping Community

NATIONAL | By Dan Allen | Feb 26
Soon-to-open Camp Boomerang RV Park and Campground announced it would open this spring and cater exclusively to gay men, setting off a controversy about transgender guests that's reverberating through the queer camping community.


Nightlife

Homing's In  Feb 26-March 5, 2021
San Francisco, CA

Homing's In Feb 26-March 5, 2021

CULTURE | By Jim Provenzano | Feb 25
Step into the wonderful world of online arts, nightlife and community events. Take yourself to church, dance along with pros and gogos, or sing along to Broadway stars.

SF Queer Bar Virgil's is Permanently Closing

SF Queer Bar Virgil's is Permanently Closing

BARS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 26
Virgil's Sea Room, a queer bar that opened in 2013 in the Mission District of San Francisco, is permanently closing.