Gay San Francisco: The Latest

Homing's In April 16-25, 2021
San Francisco, CA

Homing's In April 16-25, 2021

EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Apr 15
Plenty of outdoor and distanced events are worth joining this week. But you'll pardon our recusal from 4/20, the marijuana party. Now that's legal, it's not so radical, and more like Muffin Monday. Going to bars feels more speakeasy-esque these days.

Liberty Sues Jerry Falwell Jr., Seeking Millions in Damages

Liberty Sues Jerry Falwell Jr., Seeking Millions in Damages

NEWS | By Sarah Rankin | Apr 16
Liberty University has filed a civil lawsuit against its former leader, Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking tens of millions in damages after the two parted ways acrimoniously last year.

'Harry Potter' Actor Helen McCrory Dies of Cancer at 52

'Harry Potter' Actor Helen McCrory Dies of Cancer at 52

NEWS | Apr 16
British actor Helen McCrory, who starred in the television show "Peaky Blinders" and the "Harry Potter" movies, has died, her husband said Friday. She was 52 and had been suffering from cancer.

Colton Underwood Shares 1st Instagram Post Since Coming Out, Gus Kenworthy Responds

Colton Underwood Shares 1st Instagram Post Since Coming Out, Gus Kenworthy Responds

ENTERTAINMENT | Apr 16
Days after coming out to the public as gay in an interview with "Good Morning America" this week, "Bachelor" star Colton Underwood took to Instagram to share his first post since his reveal.

Harry Styles Shocks in Leaked Images From 'Little Mermaid' Themed Shoot

Harry Styles Shocks in Leaked Images From 'Little Mermaid' Themed Shoot

ENTERTAINMENT | By Brendan Walker | Apr 16
Harry Styles is once again turning heads but this time it's for his "Little Mermaid" inspired photoshoot.

Viola Davis is Named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

Viola Davis is Named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

ENTERTAINMENT | Apr 16
Viola Davis was named Woman of the Year on Friday by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

Watch: Supporters Rally after Utah Student Cuts Down School's Pride Flag

Watch: Supporters Rally after Utah Student Cuts Down School's Pride Flag

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 16
Students, parents, and alumni rallied outside a Utah high school after a student reportedly cut down a Pride flag that hung in a welcoming gesture as part of a Diversity Week.

United Soccer League Launches Forever Proud Project

United Soccer League Launches Forever Proud Project

NEWS | Apr 16
United Soccer League (USL) has announced the creation of the Forever Proud Project, an ongoing, year-round initiative designed to increase inclusivity, education, and awareness for the LGBTQ community.

'And Just Like That...' John Corbett's Aiden to Appear on 'Sex and the City' Reboot

'And Just Like That...' John Corbett's Aiden to Appear on 'Sex and the City' Reboot

ENTERTAINMENT | Apr 16
John Corbett confirmed this week that he will appear in the upcoming "Sex and the City" HBO Max reboot, reprising his role as Aiden Shaw.

'In the Heights' to Open Tribeca Film Festival in June

'In the Heights' to Open Tribeca Film Festival in June

ENTERTAINMENT | Apr 16
The big-screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's "In the Heights" will kick off the Tribeca Film Festival on June 9, two days before the film opens in theaters and begins streaming.

Ohio Couple Denied by Wedding Venue that Doesn't Believe in Marriage Equality

Ohio Couple Denied by Wedding Venue that Doesn't Believe in Marriage Equality

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 16
A couple in Ohio were told by a wedding venue that they could not have their marriage hosted there because they are both women


News

Oregon, Maryland Mull Bans on 'Gay Panic' Defense

Oregon, Maryland Mull Bans on 'Gay Panic' Defense

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 16
Two more states may be poised to ban the so-called "gay panic" and "trans panic" defense strategies in prosecutions involving murder and manslaughter.


Entertainment

Andra Day in 'The United States v. Billie Holiday'
San Francisco, CA

Andra Day in 'The United States v. Billie Holiday'

MOVIES | By Cornelius Washington | Apr 13
The queer, Black classic that everyone in the LGBTQ community deserves is here. "The United States v. Billie Holiday," as a film, is an indictment, instructional guide and spiritual love letter rolled into one.

Review: 'Summertime' So Very L.A.

Review: 'Summertime' So Very L.A.

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Apr 16
"Summertime" is the most LA thing you will do this year.


Business

Disney's New 'Gender-Inclusive' Policies Modernize the Family-Friendly Theme Parks

Disney's New 'Gender-Inclusive' Policies Modernize the Family-Friendly Theme Parks

NATIONAL | By Matthew Wexler | Apr 15
Mickey's high-waisted red shorts and Minnie's polka-dot flared skirt with a sensible yellow heel won't be changing any time soon, but for Disney Park "cast members" (aka employees), new policies indicate that times are changing.


Technology

Reports: Hackers Hit Hookup App Manhunt, Steal User Info

Reports: Hackers Hit Hookup App Manhunt, Steal User Info

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 15
Hackers cracked a database belonging to gay hookup app Manhunt, and stole the information of more than a half million users, including "usernames, email addresses and passwords," the company confirmed.


Cars

Safety Groups, Unions Urge U.S. to Fix Recalled Gov't Vehicles

Safety Groups, Unions Urge U.S. to Fix Recalled Gov't Vehicles

AUTO NEWS | Apr 16
More than a dozen consumer groups and three federal employee unions are asking the U.S. government to stop using vehicles in its fleet with unrepaired safety recalls.


Health/Fitness

Airports Step Up Mental Health Assistance as Passenger Anxiety Soars

Airports Step Up Mental Health Assistance as Passenger Anxiety Soars

HEALTH | By Katja Ridderbusch | Apr 16
Airport chaplains have become close witnesses to people's worsening mental condition. "No doubt, the pandemic has accelerated the need for our services to a new level," said the Rev. Greg McBrayer.


Nightlife

Homing's In April 9-16, 2021
San Francisco, CA

Homing's In April 9-16, 2021

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Apr 8
Spring has quite sprung and many arts, nightlife and community organizers and producers have emerged from their Zoom caves. Chirp, chirp.

Syphilis Cases in California Drive a Record-Setting Year for STDs Nationwide

Syphilis Cases in California Drive a Record-Setting Year for STDs Nationwide

HEALTH | By April Dembosky, KQED | Apr 14
In certain circles of San Francisco, a case of syphilis can be as common and casual as the flu.