Culture Features

Out on the Mountain, Where the Gays Go to Play

By Ken Knox | Sep 13
The event serves two purposes: To provide an all-ages, LGBT-specific event built around the park's attractions and to serve as a fundraiser for a number of charities as well as organizations whose missions can positively impact the gay community.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

By Mike Halterman | Sep 13
National Hispanic Heritage Month starts on September 15 and runs through October 15. The special month celebrates Hispanic culture and Hispanic people's contributions to United States history.

Ten Things HIV Positive Guys Want Negative Guys to Know

By Mark S. King | Sep 7
A lot of misconceptions about HIV persist today, even (or maybe especially) among gay men. Let's give HIV-positive gay men the chance to set the record straight, and break down ten things they would like the rest of us to know.

Womenfest Returns to Key West

By Anthony Lanni | Sep 5
The lush tropical paradise of gay Key West is celebrating the largest ladies party in the southernmost tip of the U.S. Womenfest, held Thursday Sept. 4-7, is the year's most anticipated celebration of lesbians and their friends.

Hurricane Season: Bianca Del Rio Takes on Employment Discrimination

By Bobby McGuire | Sep 3
With dim legislative prospects and support waning for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), could America's reigning drag superstar keep the issue of discrimination alive?

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Daniel Bergerac, left, president of Castro Merchants, joins Richard Magary and Tim Denike by the plaque honoring Alan Turing during dedication ceremonies of the Rainbow Honor Walk September 2.

Castro Welcomes LGBT Walk of Fame

By Matthew S. Bajko | Sep 7
LGBT history was cemented, literally, into the fabric of San Francisco's Castro district this week with the official unveiling of 20 bronze sidewalk plaques honoring LGBT individuals who left a lasting mark on society.

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Drag Star Arthur Galster Dies

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Sep 5
A beloved San Francisco drag star who had traveled the world and was known for his impeccable performances as Patsy Cline died August 25 after an altercation in Dolores Park.

The Tykes on Trikes led off Oakland's first LGBT Pride parade Sunday, August 31

Leather Dust-Up Rankles Oakland Pride

By Cynthia Laird | Sep 3
The first Oakland Pride parade almost went off without a hitch Sunday, but organizers ended up doing damage control after a newspaper quoted one of them saying some San Francisco leather groups were told not to come.

Hack Attack on PlayStation: Work of Spoilsports or Cyber-Terrorists?

By Rhuaridh Marr | Aug 30
When you think of terrorism, images of terrific damage, large-scale loss of life, tragedy and destruction come to mind. But an interruption of multiplayer gaming?

Former Miss Spain Reveals She's Gay

By Jason St. Amand | Aug 26
A former Miss Spain announced this week that she is lesbian, making her what some are saying is the first out national beauty queen.

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