Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 38 / 18 September 2014

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Richmond officials
curb hate speech

Following years of anti-gay hate speech directed at Richmond's only out city councilwoman, the City Council voted Tuesday to revise a report addressing rules and procedures for handling disruptions during public meetings. (read more)

Facebook rebuffs drag queens on name policy

San Francisco drag queens met with Facebook executives Wednesday but no changes were made to the social media company's policy on using real names. (read more)

SF Leather Week arrives

Desmond Perrotto carries the leather flag down Market Street during the annual LeatherWalk Sunday, September 14. (read more)

SF sizes up its free condom program

The number of free condoms distributed by San Francisco's health department has sizably increased over the years, with nearly 2. (read more)

SF bids to host
2018 AIDS confab

San Francisco is a finalist to host the 22nd International AIDS Conference, set to take place in 2018. (read more)

Campos seeks better
PrEP access in SF

The number of gay and bisexual men using pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, to prevent HIV infection has risen steeply over the past year... (read more)

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More Arts

Theatre - Charles Busch goes plush

Emotions run high whenever Charles Busch returns to San Francisco. (read more)

Music - 'Standing O' for 'Susannah'

The San Francisco Opera opened the second production of the new season recently with a stunningly theatrical production of American composer Carlisle Floyd's Susannah. (read more)

Out There - Bah humbuggery in high heels

At the Out There desk, we have put away our white shoes. (read more)

Theatre - Cat nipped

Nothing goes right in An Audience with Meow Meow, but in her world, everything that is wrong is right. (read more)

Out & About -
Vanilla sky

The largest leather SM festival in the world takes place Sunday, and if you didn't know that, now you do. (read more)

Theatre - Bizarre love triangle

When Michael Bartlett's play Cock was produced in New York in 2012, its title, by general mainstream media consensus, became The Cockfight Play. (read more)

Film - Caligari
is ever with us

The German Expressionist film masterpiece The Cabinet of Caligari is 94 years old, but the title character... has been around since at least the Middle Ages. (read more)

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