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Muscle is as muscle does

By Erin Blackwell | Tuesday Jun 19, 2018
"Man Made" is a slick, upbeat documentary about bodybuilders transitioning or transitioned to male,

Lights, camera, lesbians @ Frameline 42

By Sari Staver | Tuesday Jun 19, 2018
In a nod to the #TimesUp movement, more than half the films at this year's Frameline LGBTQ film festival are either directed or co-directed by queer women.

Forever Frameline: opening week!

By David Lamble | Tuesday Jun 19, 2018
Forty-two years ago, what would become the mighty San Francisco International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Queer Film Festival kicked off in a modest apartment in an Inner Mission neighborhood.

BREAKING: Lesbian East Bay Assembly candidate headed to fall ballot

By Matthew S. Bajko | Thursday Jun 14, 2018
Lesbian Richmond City Councilwoman Jovanka Beckles is now expected to compete in November for the open 15th Assembly District seat, which stretches from Richmond south into parts of Oakland.

Foot fetishists, rejoice!

By Brian Bromberger | Wednesday Jun 13, 2018
Marilyn Monroe once cooed, "Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world." She may have had the right shoes, but alas not a pair of Manolos, since she died before he appeared on the scene.

Playlist for Pride & beyond

By Gregg Shapiro | Wednesday Jun 13, 2018
A less-than-subtle branding project by MGM Resorts, Universal Love: Wedding Songs Reimagined (Sony) is a six-song EP on which queer and queer allies flip the script on popular tunes, making them about same gender love, intact pronouns and all.

Preaching to the converted

By Jim Gladstone | Wednesday Jun 13, 2018
Following the inspirational lead of Jeff Sessions - who bears a striking resemblance to Leslie Jordan - I feel a duty to recuse myself from future reviews of the Del Shores oeuvre.

Finnish conductor proves her mastery

By Philip Campbell | Wednesday Jun 13, 2018
Finnish conductor Susanna Malkki returned to Davies Symphony Hall last week to lead the San Francisco Symphony in an exciting program featuring Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major with violinist Nikolaj Znaider, and the first SFS performances of comp

Heartwarming drama with lesbian love

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Wednesday Jun 13, 2018
One of the most delightful aspects of "Hearts Beat Loud," a sweet, heartwarming drama opening in theaters on June 15, is the casual nature with which the screenplay deals with the lesbianism of the story's female lead.

Kidnapping Andrea Riseborough

By Erin Blackwell | Wednesday Jun 13, 2018
Andrea Riseborough is a marvelous actress. She's one of those chameleons who can be anybody, given the right makeup, costume, and script.

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