Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 30 / 27 July 2017
Out & About - Arts Events - July 27 - August 3, 2017

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SOMA leather alley dedicated

Today, Ringold Alley is barely recognizable from its golden age of the 1960s, when it served as a beacon of sexual freedom for San Francisco's leather community. (read more)

Trump said to eye Grenell for diplomatic post

President Donald Trump is reportedly preparing to appoint gay Republican politico Richard Grenell as U. (read more)

Man faces hate crime trial in SF

A man who's accused of repeatedly punching a gay San Francisco man is facing trial. (read more)

Trump bans trans troops

Shock, disgust, and anger greeted President Donald Trump's announcement Wednesday that he was banning transgender people from serving in the military, reversing a policy of former President Barack Obama. (read more)

Project Open Hand to lead CA meals effort

San Francisco-based Project Open Hand will lead a statewide pilot project that will offer meals to people living with HIV/AIDS and others to see what impact there is on people's health. (read more)

Researchers look to build framework for LGBTQ aging studies

Although there is a lack of research and attention to sexual orientation and gender identity in the global aging health and research community, sessions at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Congress taking place in San Francisco this week will track progress. (read more)

NYC offers a revolutionary visit from past to present

During this tumultuous and wacky political year, it was only fitting that my girlfriend and I journeyed to New York City to see "(read more)

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Fine Arts - Resistors: Power to the people!

The Bay Area has a storied history of grass roots agitation and progressive politics, as well a legacy of social movement photography whose leading light, Dorothea Lange, had her epiphany in San Francisco during the Great Depression. (read more)

Theatre - Hiding the gay in luxe St. Tropez

There are occasional opportunities missed in San Francisco Playhouse's production of "La Cage aux Folles," but this musical – which has always had its own share of lumps – continues to transcend enough of all of that to convince us, at least briefly, that these are the best of times, as one of Jerry Herman's inescapable melodies so ardently insists. (read more)

Out There - Five easy pieces

The vulgar Orange Carbuncle disfiguring the backside of the American body politic once insulted our national intelligence by calling the free press "the enemy of the people. (read more)

Books - Building a smarter resistance

Many people are very upset that Donald Trump won the presidential election last year, but few know what to do about it. (read more)

Books - Less happens to be more

If there are beach books in San Francisco – brrr – this summer's ought to be "Less. (read more)

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