Homing’s In, Going Out, June 4-11, 2021

As we continue into Pride month, let’s indulge in LGBT-specific arts, nightlife and community events, while also considering our straight allies’ goings-on, if they behave.

ARTS
DANCE, OPERA, THEATRE
AfroSolo Arts Festival
Streaming performances of ‘Black Men: Embracing Our Light,’ June 9-13, and ‘Courage Unde Fire: The Liberation of Elroy,’ June 17-20. Free on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/user/AfroSoloTV/featured

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
Cal Performances presents the world premiere of Jamar Roberts’ Holding Space, streaming June 10, 7pm thru Sept. 8. $5-$60. https://calperformances.org/

The Break-Up! A Latina Queer Torch Song
Tina D’Elia’s new solo show’s about getting dumped by her girlfriend during the pandemic. Thursday, June 3, 8pm PST – Live Virtual Performance; Sunday, June 13, 2pm PST – Encore Recorded Performance. https://www.brava.org
(Read our interview with Tina D’Elia)

Brilliant Mind
Demo Ibrahim’s new online interactive play explores traditions and struggles in an Egyptian-American family after their father’s death; thru June 13. https://www.marintheatre.org/ (See feature article)

Broadway on AirBnB
Promotional-sponsored performances by a variety of talents: Tittus Burgess, cast members from Moulin Rouge, Mrs. Doubtfire, and more, plus dance, yoga, tarot and circus classes. $10-$50. www.airbnb.com


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre  

Broadway Performers
For Broadway fans, Tony-winning performers perform new concerts, and classic shows are streamed as well. https://www.broadwayworld.com/

Creatives in Place
Online storytelling listening project and virtual gallery for a variety of Bay Area artists and activists participating in mid-pandemic work. creativesinplace.org

The Flats
Produced by the Aurora Theatre Company; three episodes of a collaboration between top Bay Area playwrights Lauren Gunderson, Cleavon Smith and Jonathan Spector. A single ticket covers all three segments, which focus on the diverse residents of a Berkeley triplex who find themselves sheltering-in-place due to a mysterious threat. $20. www.auroratheatre.org

From Broadway to Hollywood
42nd Street Moon’s online streams of various shows. https://42ndstmoon.org/

The Golden Girls, a Puppet Parody
The favorite sitcom is performed by puppets, directed by Jonathan Rockefeller; 16 episodes. https://thatgoldengirlsshow.com/

The Latrell Show
Online production Brandon Kyle Goodman’s solo show, a dark comedy that explores the mental aerobics of being Black and Queer in America by way of a hilarious and opinionated talk show host, Latrell Jackson.; produced by IAMA Theatre in LA; streams thru June 20. https://www.iamatheatre.com/

Live at The Lortel
Season 2 of the podcast series, with musical theatre talents discussing their art and lives. Archived podcasts include BD Wong. liveatthelortel.com

The Marsh Stream
The theatre producer known for acclaimed solo shows presents a variety of programming at 7:30pm nightly on MarshStream. Also, Solo Arts Heal programs, the newly launched Broadcast Platform, and interactive Bingo game nights. http://themarsh.org/marshstream/


‘TransNational Cabaret’ at New Conservatory Theater Company  

New Conservatory Theater Company
LGBT theater company presents TransNational Cabaret, with six performers from across the U.S. Also, podcast drama-comedies In Good Company, actor monologues, messages from playwrights, exercises to practice mindfulness and original material from Conservatory students. www.nctcsf.org

ODC Theater Festival
Enjoy two weeks of innovate performances June 3-12, with nearly a dozen companies and dance ensembles. https://odc.dance

Pillow Talk
Theatre Rhinoceros presents Kheven LaGrone’s online live play about a young gay Black man’s relationship with an older man. Free/$25. June 11-20 http://therhino.org/

Play at Home
Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents a bunch of short play scripts you can download and perform at home, featuring works by Julia Cho, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, Miranda Rose Hall, Ricardo Pérez González and several others. www.playathome.org

Playing Changes
San Francisco Symphony and Post: Ballet’s stunning collaboration of seven dances with music; Philip Glass, Daniel Bernard Roumain, LJ White and Samuel Adams as well as newly-commissioned works by Ambrose Akinmusire, Mary Kouyoumdjian, and Elizabeth Ogonek. All works were filmed at Oakland’s historic 16th Street Station and feature the choreography of Robert Dekkers. Free. https://www.sfsymphonyplus.org

The Public Theater
Live and recorded solo and group plays and performances from the acclaimed New York City theater company; Under the Greenwood Tree, a new documentary about the 2017 production of As You Like It. https://publictheater.org/

Robert Moses’ Kin
The acclaimed local dance company celebrates its 25th anniversary season with new video dances; five new works since March; also free online events and paid master classes. Also, new outdoor performances at the historic Flood Bldg., 870 Market at Powell streets, thru June, 10am-1pm, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. https://www.robertmoseskin.org

San Francisco Ballet
The claimed dance company returns with an online series of programs of newly commissioned dance films, and popular repertory works. May 20-June 9: Helgi Thomasson’s Swan Lake. Single tickets $29, full series $250. (read the recent B.A.R. article) https://www.sfballet.org

SF BATCO
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company streams weekly new plays, readings, arts talks, improv and more; hosted by Rodney Earl Jackson, Jr., and Marcelo Javier. They’ve also returned to in-person shows. https://www.twitch.tv/sfbatco

SF Opera
Stream recordings of the company’s performances of classic operas, artists discussions. https://sfopera.com

SF Playhouse Zoomlets
The acclaimed SF theatre company adapts, with short online plays. Also, weekly playwright chats. Ticketed videos on-demand include Brian Copeland’s The Jewelry Box. Free/donations. https://www.sfplayhouse.org

Smuin Contemporary Ballet
The local dance company streams notable works. https://www.smuinballet.org/ (Read the B.A.R. article.)


AfroSolo Arts Festival  

Stars in the House
Musical savant and affable host Seth Rudetsky —with his husband, producer James Wesley— hosts Zoom chats with Broadway, film and TV stars galore. One of the first online fundraisers (for The Actors Fund), your donations help artists of all kinds, from actors to lighting crew members. Broadway may be closed, but you can enjoy living room concerts and chats with favorite stars; also classic TV show cast reunions. www.starsinthehouse.com

Tampon Rock
Alyssa Brown, Sarah Aument and Sophie Dinicol’s new scripted audio comedy show about an Oakland lesbian rock band, with original music. https://www.tamponrock.com/

Theatre Rhino
The local gay theatre company presents online performances of solo and other plays, including 50+ works (mostly) written and performed by John Fisher. All plays archived online. www.therhino.org

Transcendence Theatre Company
Petals company performs My Hero outdoor drive-in style. June 4-20, at the Petaluma Fairgrounds and B.R. Cohn Winery. https://transcendencetheatre.org/

The Waves in Quarantine
Filmed play with music, made in six movements that meditates on themes from the musical adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s masterpiece The Waves,with Tony Award winner Alice Ripley, Tony Award nominees Raúl Esparza and Carmen Cusack, and Broadway veterans Nikki Renée Daniels, Darius de Haas, and Manu Narayan. Directed by Lisa Peterson, with music composition by David Bucknam and Adam Gwon. https://www.berkeleyrep.org/

WQUR: Queer Quarantine Radio
BenDeLaCreme, Jinkx Monsoon, Peaches Christ and Major Scales perform old-time radio-style thriller detective programs. https://anchor.fm/wqur


Branden & James  

LITERARY
Author Events at Alley Cat Books
The bookstore, while physically closed, hosts online events with acclaimed authors. the store is also taking mail order book purchases. www.alleycatbookshop.com

Author Events at Booksmith
The popular Upper Haight bookstore hosts talks and readings with mainstream fiction, nonfiction authors. https://www.booksmith.com

Author Events at BGS-QD
The New York City bookstore Bureau of General Services-Queer Division, located in the LGBT Community Center, hosts multiple online literary events each month. https://bgsqd.com/

Author Events at City Lights
The historic bookstore presents online author events. http://www.citylights.com/

Author Events at Dog Eared Books Castro
Online readings and chats, with in-person purchases available at the store, 489 Castro St. https://dogearedbookscastro.com/

Author Events at Green Apple Books
Online readings and chats; in-store shopping. www.greenapplebooks.com

QueerWords Podcast
Wayne Goodman’s online audio discussions with many notable LGBTQ fiction, poetry authors, essayists and journalists. https://queerwords.org/

San Francisco Public Library
June Pride events include Show Us Your Spines QTBIPOC Artists Showcase presented by RADAR Productions, June 3, 6pm. Queer Mystery Panel June 15, 7pm with Michael Nava (moderator), Cheryl A. Head, Greg Herren, Dharma Kelleher, and P.J. Verson. Sarah Schulman in conversation with Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore June 17, 7pm. Tom Ammiano in conversation with Tim Redmond, June 22, 7pm. https://libraryaware.com/

MUSIC
Branden & James
Thegay music duo returns to Feinstein’s at the Nikko, June 11-13. $65. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. https://www.feinsteinssf.com

Cal Performances at Home
Watch videos of classical and modern music concerts, and artist conversations courtesy of the Berkeley-based performing arts organization. Pianist Jeremy Denk, thru July 14. Jazz vocalist Jazzmen Horn thru July 21. $25-$250. www.calperformances.org

Can’t Cancel Pride
iHeartRadio’s streaming concert with LGBT and straight ally music acts. virtual relief benefit for the LGBTQ community. Hosted by Elvis Duran and Bebe Rexha, the event will feature performances and appearances from Demi Lovato, Lil Nas X, JoJo Siwa, Marshmello, MJ Rodriguez, Nina West, P!NK, Ricky Martin, Brothers Osborne, Hayley Kiyoko, Jennifer Hudson, Troye Sivan, and more. Funds raised from “Can’t Cancel Pride” will support LGBTQ organizations including GLAAD, SAGE, The Trevor Project, the National Black Justice Coalition, CenterLink, and OutRight Action International. June 4. https://www.cantcancelpride.com/


Hayley Kiyoko and the Brothers Osbourne in ‘Can’t Cancel Pride’  

Don’t Touch That Dial
DC Scarpelli and Peter Budinger perform a “Glorious Romp Through the Golden Age,” online new versions of old time TV show theme songs with a gay flair, and many guest performers. Fri 8pm, Sat 6pm, Sun 3pm thru June 27. https://42ndstmoon.org/ (See our article.

Garrin Benfield
Enjoy live and recorded home sets performed by the gay singer-composer. Garrin’s YouTube channel

Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington D.C.
The vocal chorus celebrates 40 years with an online concert that includes archival videos. June 5. $25. https://www.gmcw.org/gmcw-turns-40/

Justin Utley
The hunky gay singer has new music out, including his new album, Scars. https://www.justinutley.com/

In the Key of Q
Podcast with interviews and music selections by LGBTQ musicians. https://www.inthekeyofq.com/


Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington D.C.  

Katya Smirnoff-Skyy @ Feinstein’s at the Nikko
The exiled Russian empress returns to the elegant nightclub, yes, in-person. June 3-5. $65. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. https://www.feinsteinssf.com (Read our interview with Katya)

The Klipptones
Local jazz-pop band performs weekly streaming concerts; Fridays, Sundays and Mondays. https://www.facebook.com/klipptones/live

Noe Music
Online concerts in many genres; classical, folk, early music. https://www.noemusic.org/

Old First Concerts
Enjoy live streaming and archived music concerts of classic, and contemporary music. https://www.oldfirstconcerts.org

Out Loud: Raising Voices
Pride Kickoff Celebration concert, in-person at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and streaming, with three days of music: June 4-6, featuring Adam Lambert, Sofi Tucker, Hayley Kiyoko and nearly 30 other performers. $30-$250. http://weareoutloud.com/ Stream for free: https://www.twitch.tv/officiallyoutloud

Rufus Wainwright
The gay singer-songwriter performs his Carnegie Hall Judy Garland tribute concert, with Kristin Chenoweth. $30-$65. June 10-11. https://rufuswainwright.com/


Lambert in ‘Out Loud: Raising Voices’  

San Francisco Bach Choir
Weekly online concerts of classical music and other genres. https://sfbach.org/

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus
New: video of the May 22 outdoor mini-concert. Also, SFGMC celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with songs from their 2017 Paradise Found spring concert, and a ‘Behind the Curtain’ chat with Kumu Patrick Makuakāne, director of the Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu hula dance troupe. Also, enjoy other concerts with guest performers joining the Behind the Curtain series and Summer Reruns (Britney Coleman, Lisa Vroman, Billy Porter, Wilson Cruz, Adam Rippon, Britney Coleman, Laura Benanti, Andrew Lippa); Kristin Chenoweth, Chasten and Pete Buttigieg, Wanda Sykes, Sharon Stone, Martha Wash, India’s Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil and other performers. https://www.sfgmc.org/sfgmctv

San Francisco Performances
After several programs in celebration of their 40th anniversary were cancelled, SFP offers memorable classical concerts from the past, all recorded at the Herbst Theater between 2004-2008, with new and recent concerts to come. http://sfperformances.org/

San Francisco Symphony Plus
Digital Soundbox includes programs curated by Esa-Pekka Salonen; additional programs curated by Julia Bullock, Destiny Muhammad, Nico Muhly, and Claire Chase; new episodes of Currents series, exploring Indian Classical, Native American, Zimbabwean, Persian, and Klezmer musical cultures. https://www.sfsymphonyplus.org/

Seth Concert Series
Broadway, film and TV actor-singers perform intimate concerts online (live at 12pm PT and re-streamed at 5pm PT on Sundays) with pianist and musical theatre expert Seth Rudetsky. https://thesethconcertseries.com/

SF Jazz Fridays at Five
Jazz concerts will bring you good vibes. The acclaimed venue brings their concert series online with talented musicians. https://www.sfjazz.org

Sounds of Broadway
24/7 radio station plays classic Broadway songs, with interviews and trivia shows, too. https://soundsofbroadway.com/

Susan Werner
The accomplished singer-songwriter (Bull Durham, The Musical) performs acoustic songs with friends online, including music from her new album, ‘Flyover Country’ series. http://susanwerner.com/

Tom Goss
The prolific gay singer-songwriter continues to put out new music, fun videos, and collaborations. http://tomgossmusic.com/


aGLIFF Events  

MOVIES, TV
50 Years of Fabulous
View (purchase or rent) the new documentary about José Sarria and the history of the Imperial Council; on AmazonPrime and other services. https://www.50yearsoffab.com/

aGLIFF Events
Austin’s oldest film festival, aGLIFF (The All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival) announces screenings for Spring 2021 and special events. June 4-6 film mini-thon. https://www.agliff.org/pride

American Pavilion Films
Virtual debut for a diverse showcase of 38 new films between all six of the showcases — Student Short Films, Student Documentaries, Emerging Filmmaker Short Films, Emerging Filmmaker Documentaries, High School Showcase, and Emerging Filmmaker LGBTQ Showcase Films. https://www.ampav.com/

Benjamin
Quirky, anxiety-fueled gay rom-com directed by Simon (Nevermind the Buzzcocks) Amstell and starring Colin Morgan (Merlin, The Happy Prince), is now available on DVD and digital platforms including Kino Now.

Born To Be
Documentary about America’s first hospital center for transgender medical care; at Roxie Virtual Cinema. https://www.roxie.com/

Brunch Date
Film and TV writer Stan Zimmerman (Golden Girls) and Kristen Carroll cohost the new LGBTQ talk show. https://www.camptv.online/

Cher and The Loneliest Elephant
The music superstar’s in a new Smithsonian Channel series about the quest to move an elephant 1000s of miles to an animal sanctuary. https://www.smithsonianchannel.com/

Cinema Lit
The Mechanics Institute hosts online movie club, with screenings and discussions. https://www.milibrary.org/events/cinemalit-film-series

Daedalus
Jonah Greenstein’s feature debut about inter-related straight and gay people in a disturbed rural Iowa town; viewable on Apple TV, Amazon Prime, OVID.tv & Kanopy. http://www.firstrunfeatures.com/intheaters.html

Dekkoo Films
LGBT online subscription channel with new short and feature films, series and classics. https://www.dekkoo.com


Frameline45’s opening night: Fanny: The Right to Rock’ at West Wind Solano Drive-In in Concord  

Equal
HBO Max series of docudrama about prominent figures in LGBT history, with Billy Porter, Cheyenne Jackson, Anthony Rapp, Sara Gilbert, Anne Ramsay and others. https://www.hbomax.com

Films at The Roxie
Watch independent and classic films online at the Roxie’s virtual cinema, and the re-opened theater. SF DocFest June 3-20. https://www.roxie.com

Frameline Films
Watch new and acclaimed independent LGBT films, plus artist talks online and some events in theaters. Frameline45 tickets (June 10-27) are now on sale, including Fanny: The Right to Rock at West Wind Solano Drive-In in Concord (June 10), Pride Movie Night at Oracle Park June 11 & 12, screening of the film adaptation of the musical In the Heights and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Full festival passes $95-$115. https://frameline.org (Read our article on the full schedule)

The Garden Left Behind
Winner of SXSW’s Audience Award and named one of the best LGBTQ films of all time by Rotten Tomatoes, Flavio Alves’s moving drama of an undocumented Mexican trans woman in New York City can be viewed online. https://www.cinematropical.com/

GayBingeTV
Streaming channel for independent LGBT short, feature and documentary films.
https://www.gaybingetv.com/

Gaycation Magazine
Ravi Roth hosts a new series of videos about popular LGBT travel destinations. https://gaycationmagazine.com/

Gay Chorus Deep South
The acclaimed documentary follows the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus on their trailblazing tour of Southern U.S. cities in 2016; on Pop, Logo and Pluto TV. https://www.gaychorusdeepsouth.com/

The Gay Husbands of San Francisco
Free online series created by Adam Sandel, with SF gay actors in a witty reality show parody. https://tinyurl.com/t96b93j

Holy Trinity
The story of a sex-positive dominatrix in Chicago who discovers a newfound (and drug-induced) talent for speaking to the dead. Molly Hewitt wrote, directed and stars in this wild ride of queer spirituality and alternative sexuality. https://www.fullspectrumfeatures.com/trinity

Homo Say What
Acclaimed documentary explores the origins of homophobia against men that became institutionalized in the 1950s and how that continues to negatively affect all genders and sexualities to this day. https://homosaywhatfilm.com/

I’m Moshanty – Do You Love Me?
Tim Wolff’s new documentary is a musical tribute to the legendary South Pacific recording artist and transgender activist Moses Moshanty Tau and the LGBTQI community of Papua New Guinea. www.facebook.com/Im-Moshanty-Do-You-Love-Me


‘Love, Simon’ series on Hulu  

The Lesbian Bar Project
Comic & singer Lea DeLaria executive-produced the new documentary about the disappearance of lesbian bars, and efforts to support the few remaining ones, In partnership with the Save The Night program and Jägermeister. https://www.lesbianbarproject.com/

Lifetime Pride Shows
Programming for June includes Married at First With: Unmatchables June 2; Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story June 6; Rebroadcast of the film Prayers for bobby June 20. https://www.mylifetime.com/

LGBTQ Films on Hulu
The online streaming service offers TV shows, documentaries and feature films: Love Victor, Rurangi, Tunde, FX’s Pride, The World to Come, Changing the Game and more. https://www.hulu.com/

LGBTQ Films on Revry
The global queer streaming network screens free and subscription-paid feature films, documentaries, short films and episodic series. In June, House of Pride and Can’t Stop Pride. https://revry.tv/

LGBTQ Films on Tubi
The free streaming service showcases several queer films, including God’s Own Country and many others. https://tubitv.com/

LGBTQ Programs on Logo
The long-running online channel presents a multitude of special short ‘messages’ as well as TV shows and films. http://www.logotv.com/shows/logo30

Mapplethorpe: the Director’s Cut
Re-release of the biopic starring Matt Smith as the famous gay photographer’s fascinating life. https://www.kanopy.com/product/mapplethorpe https://www.fandangonow.com

Monsoon
Henry Golding’s touching film about a gay man who returns home to Vietnam after being away for many years. https://strandreleasing.com/films/monsoon/

Mr. Soul
Acclaimed documentary about Ellis Haizlip, the 1970s gay Black TV host who brought Black actors, activists, musicians, and community leaders to TV screens. https://www.mrsoulmovie.com/

Oakland International Film Festival
Rent VOD feature, documentary and short films. https://theoaklandinternationalfilmfestival.vhx.tv/products

Old Show Queens
Amusing insightful interview series with gay couple Gary Gunas and Billy Rosenfield, super and and producers of Broadway shows. www.oldshowqueens.com

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life
Fascinating documentary about the gay psychotherapist and author. www.oliversacksdoc.com

OutFest 2020
View LGBT films and artist discussion panels online. https://outfest.org/alwayson/

Pretenders
Tristen Stafford’s new stoner comedy with lesbian and gay characters. https://www.pretendersthemovie.com/

Pride
FX’s six-episode series of documentaries on LGBT history, from the 1950 to the 2000s. https://www.fxnetworks.com/ (Read our article)

Prideland
Interview series with Dyllón Burnside talking with Southern LGBT people. www.pbs.org

Promo Homo TV
Veteran journalist Nicholas Snow hosts an online series of video interviews with LGBT actors, directors, authors and community activists. https://promohomo.tv

Proud
Philippe Faucon’s three-part dramatic film about French gay lives in 1981, 1999 and 2013. https://kinomarquee.com/

Putting On
Season 2 of the gay reality show airs (starring Israeli-born underwear model On Mekahel); Sundays at 4pm & 7pm. https://revry.tv/

Queen of the Capital
Josh Davidsburg’s vivacious and inspiring documentary follows Muffy Blake Stephyns, a drag performer with high aspirations. Muffy and her everyday persona, Daniel, navigate the drag and bureaucratic worlds of Washington, D.C. $10. https://ondemand.drafthouse.com/film/queen-of-the-capital/

Queer East Film Festival
Mini-festival of LGBT Asian films. https://queereast.org.uk/


Queer Women of Color Film Festival  

Queer Japan
New documentary shows a cross-section of LGBTQ Japanese life. On-demand http://www.queerjapanmovie.com/

Queer Women of Color Film Festival
17th annual showcase of 19 feature, short and documentary films by and about lesbian, bit and trans women of color. Free online. June 11-13. https://festival2021.qwocmap.org/

SF DocFest
Watch numerous films, including Surviving the Silence, about a highly-decorated colonel was forced to expel an Army hero for being a lesbian, and other LGBT-themed films. Online streaming. June 2-20, Some titles in-person at the Roxie Theater June 3-17. https://sfdocfest2021.eventive.org/welcome

Sounds of Broadway
24/7 radio station plays classic Broadway songs, with interviews and trivia shows, too. https://soundsofbroadway.com/

Sideways Smile
Comedy web series about a young queer Asian American woman’s urban journey of sexual self-discovery. https://sidewayssmileseries.com/


‘Surviving the Silence’ at SF DocFest  

Smothered
Jason Stuart and Mitch Hara’s two-man comedy film, now on Amazon Prime, YouTube, Revry. https://www.smotheredtv.com/

The Sons of Tennessee Williams
Fascinating documentary film about gay-run Mardi Gras crews, from their early years to today. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/sonsoftennesseewilliams

Supernova
Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci play a gay couple dealing with onset dementia in Harry Macqueen’s film. (Read our review). Available on Amazon Prime, YouTube, Hulu and other channels.

Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life
Screening of the American Masters documentary about the the late gay playwright. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters

Together Together
Ed Helms and Patti Harrison costar in Nikole Beckwith’s comedy about child surrogacy. https://bleeckerstreetmedia.com/

Transcend
Gracie Cartier’s online talk show; the transgender activist and will explore the topics and issues that impact and inspire her as a Black, transgender woman who turns her pain and passion into purpose, with a focus on battling HIV stigma. https://pluslifemedia.com/

Transfinite
Sci-fi omnibus feature film composed of seven stand-alone short stories where supernatural trans and queer people from various cultures use their powers to protect, love, teach, fight and thrive. https://linktr.ee/transfinitefilm

Twilight’s Kiss
Ray Yeung’s sweet film about two elder Hong Kong men who find love late in life. strandreleasing.com/films/twilights-kiss/

Uncle Frank
Writer-Director Alan Ball’s family dreamed about a young girl and her gay uncle, and who they reconnect; on Amazon Prime. https://www.amazon.com/Uncle-Frank-Paul-Bettany/dp/B08KZCMFRQ

Veneno
New HBO Max series by Spanish creators and directors Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi bring the beloved transgender celebrity of the 1990s, Cristina Ortiz, based on the memoir by Valeria Vegas. https://www.hbomax.com

Victoria Place
Comic queer soap opera with several Bay Area cast and crew; adapted from the stage show by Robby Kendall. On YouTube.

Virtual Streaming Room With Cinema SF
Cinema SF, owners of the historic Balboa and Vogue Theaters, are keeping the spirit of movie-going alive with a series of virtual movie screenings and online chats. Proceeds from the screenings will go towards keeping the theaters alive so they can reopen after the shutdown ends. https://www.cinemasf.com/

Where the Bears Are
Online comedy show with two mature gay men. https://youtu.be/5TQnRDc15i0

Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker
Chris McKim’s documentary about gay revolutionary artist David Wojnarowicz includes archival film footage, interviews with Fran Lebowitz, Gracie Mansion, Peter Hujar. https://www.kinolorber.com/ (Read our review.)


‘Women: From Her to Here’ at the Chinese Cultural Center  

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
[note: Several museums and galleries have re-opened with limited in-person admission.]

ArtHaus 25th Anniversary
Gallerists James Bacchi and Annette Schutz celebrate their gallery’s silver anniversary with a group retrospective exhibit. 228 Townsend St. http://www.arthaus-sf.com/main-gallery/

Asian Art Museum
Exhibits include Afruz Amighi: My House, My Tomb, Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment, Jenifer K Wofford: Pattern Recognition, a mural that celebrates Asian American artists, Lost at Sea: Art Recovered from Shipwrecks, and Chang Dai-chien: Painting from Heart to Hand. Among the outdoor exhibits is Don’t Mess With Me, a vibrant colorful mural by Mumbai-based street artist Jas Charanjiva. Fri-Mon 10am-5pm. Thu 1pm-8pm. 200 Larkin St. asianart.org

Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
Reopening; new: Quilts, Blankets, and Tapestry: Contemporary Art and Textiles, Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter, Folk and Modern Art in Postcolonial India) and art films streamed online. 2155 Center St., Berkeley. www.bampfa.org

California Academy of Sciences
The fascinating science museum includes live creatures (aquarium, terrarium) and educational exhibits. Reopened! Mon-Sat 9:30am-5pm. Sun 11am-5pm. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. https://www.calacademy.org/

Cartoon Art Museum
The downtown gallery features contemporary and historic original cartoon, comic and graphic novel art as well as books and prints for sale; They Called Us Enemy: A Graphic Memoir; A Treasury of Animation; and The Emerging Artist Showcase featuring Gemma Correll. Sat & Sun 11am-5pm. 781 Beach St. https://www.cartoonart.org

Catherine Clark Gallery
Stephanie Syjuco’s video installation Native Resolution, plus other works. In-person limited attendance. 248 Utah St. https://cclarkgallery.com/

Chabot Space & Science Center
Online programs (the center is closed to the public) include live science programs each Wed., 10:30am, virtual telescope viewings each Sat. 9pm. chabotspace.org

Chinese Cultural Center
Women: From Her to Here, a new online exhibit focusing on women Asian diasporic cultures, including diverse gender and sexual identities, with video and film works, mixed media installation, photography, painting, featuring Bay Area filmmaker Madeleine Lim; New York-based spoken word performance artist and activist Brad Walrond; Bay Area-based Tina Takemoto, Chelsea Ryoko Wong, and Heesoo Kwon; Nicole Pun from Hong Kong; three artists from Taiwan; Beijing-based Luka Yuanyuan Yang; and the archives of the Queer Reads Library in collaboration with Mixed Rice Zines. https://www.cccsf.us/

Cliff Hengst @ Gallery 16
Intimate watercolor exhibit of works by the SF artist; part of a group exhibit thru June 12. 501 3rd St. https://gallery16.com/

Contemporary Jewish Museum Events & Exhibits
The spacious downtown museum includes Stephen Berkman’s Predicting the Past: Zohar Studios, The Lost Years, an immersive photography installation about a mythical 19th-century Jewish photographer. Free/$16. 736 Mission St. thecjm.org

de Young Museum
Major exhibits include Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI (through June 26, 2021), collections of American, African, Oceanic, costume arts and more. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm (extended to 7:45pm, Fridays and Saturdays through November for the Frida Kahlo exhibit). 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. deyoung.famsf.org

Exploratorium Events
Talks, and demos with a science theme, including comet-cam and more. June includes several Pride-themed online After Dark events: June 3, 7pm: 500 Queer Scientists. June 10, 7pm: Queering the Future. June 24, 7pm: Pride with artist, historians and thinkers. www.exploratorium.edu

GLBT Historical Society events & exhibits
Re-opens June 4, Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm. Online exhibits include Stories of Our Movement: Bay Area Reporter at 50; Events as well: June 4, 6pm: Mighty Reels: Pride Footage Through the Years. June 10, 7pm: Queer Culture Club: Talking SF Pride With Fred Lopez & Carolyn Wysinger. June 18, 6pm: The Doodler: A Closer Look at the Story Behind the Podcast about the SF serial killer. Also, Legendary: African American LGBTQ Past Meets Present , Fighting Back, a series that brings together community leaders, experts, historians and activists to explore lessons from the past that might be useful in formulating resistance efforts today; Reigning Queens: the Lost Photos of Roz Joseph, curated by Joseph Plaster; Angela Davis: OUTspoken andLabor of Love about the first ten years of Pride events in San Francisco; Performance, Protest & Politics: The Art of Gilbert Baker, Pioneering Periodicals, 1940s-1950s, Picturing Kinship: Portraits of our Community by Lenore Chinn and 50 Years of Pride. Events online, too. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org


The GLBT History Museum’s reopened.  

Gregangelo Museum
Take online tours at the 27-room mansion filled with eccentric unusual interactive artworks and performances. www.gregangelomuseum.com

Haight Street Art Center
Indoor’s closed, but the small space includes an outdoor Garden Gallery open to the public. 155 Laguna St. https://haightstreetart.org/

Harvey Milk Photo Center
View online exhibits of masterful photographic art. https://www.harveymilkphotocenter.org/

Immersive Van Gogh
Projected images of the Impressionist painter’s works will dazzle in the spacious venue; thru May 31, now with scheduled Yoga classes. SVN West, Van Ness Ave. at Market. $25-$40 and up. vangoghsf.com

Legion of Honor
New Pompeii exhibit; European and ancient art, giant Renaissance landscapes and historic paintings, plus classical sculptures and contemporary works. From Degas, Manet, Caillebotte and Vuillard to Egyptian, Greek and Roman artifacts, the various collections will leave you awe-struck. Tue-Sun, 9:30am-5:15pm. Free/$15. legionofhonor.famsf.org

Minnesota Street Art Project
Multiple galleries host different artist exhibits; highlights: Anglim/Trimble’s exhibits of works by Jerome Caja and Kara Maria. Also, Ever Gold’s exhibit of Mieke Marple’s ‘Tarot Reckoning’ paintings. 1275 Minnesota St. Visits by appointment/RSVP. https://minnesotastreetproject.com/

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
Although still closed to the public, the Center offers online virtual tours, poetry-reading videos, music and dance concerts and workshops. 2869 Mission St. missionculturalcenter.org

MOAD
Museum of the African Diaspora screens award-winning films, with multiple talks and music performances online as well. https://www.moadsf.org/

Museum of Craft & Design
Imagining Data, a new multi-part online exhibit of nationwide installations, exhibits an with strikingly contemporary themes. https://curatorsquaredvirtualviews.com/imagining-data

NIAD Exhibits
The art studio for developmentally disabled adults shares online exhibits and sells beautiful works of art; in-person window displays and weekly online exhibitions; this week: Carlota Rodriguez and Elena Rossi. www.niadartstore.org


Nam June Pail @ SF MOMA  

Oakland Museum
The East Bay museum remains closed, but online exhibits include You Are Here: California Stories on the Map (through 2022), Black Power and Dorothea Lange: Photography as Activism (both ongoing). 1000 Oak St., Oakland. museumca.org

Nancy Toomey Fine Art
Online exhibits. 1275 Minnesota St. nancytoomeyfineart.com

SF Museum of Modern Art
New: video art pioneer Nam June Paik retrospective, the first U.S. show of this size, with 200 items and beguiling installations; thru Oct. 3. Also, view Pop, Abstract, and Figurative art collections; Warhol, Rosenquist, Lichtenstein, to name a few. Also, Furite Histories: Theater Gates and Cauleen Smith (thru May 23); Assembly of Images on Histories of Race and Representation, thru April. Bay Area Walls mural project, the outdoor vertical garden and (mid-March Contemporary optics with Olafur Eliasson’s sparkling One way color tunnel. Free/$25; reserved, timed ticketing. Mon 10am-5pm. Thu 1pm-8pm. Fri-Sun 10am-5pm. 151 Third St. www.sfmoma.org

Solemn Anthems
Political art show of works by Andy Mister, who pairs drawings of recent political uprisings with landscapes, connecting physical, ideological, and environmental terrain. Rebecca Camacho Presents, 794 Sutter St. www.rebeccacamacho.com

A Spirit of Disruption
San Francisco Art Institute celebrate its 150th birthday with an extensive exhibition of a diverse array of alumni; thru July 3. Read the BAR article at https://www.ebar.com/arts_&_culture/art/303008 https://sfai.edu/features/spirit/

Tom of Finland Foundation
Enjoy online exhibits from the LA-based museum, plus talks, life drawing sessions with male models and more. Thru June 11: Sexology 101, an online art auction.
https://www.tomoffinland.org

Walt Disney Family Museum
Located in The Presidio, the museum dedicated to the art of Disney films, with online exhibits and events, including the Happy Haunts Tour. 104 Montgomery St. www.waltdisney.org

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Various exhibits indoors and out; re-opened to limited capacity. Urban Film Fest’s Mourning is an Act of Love thru May 2021. https://ybca.org


Club Papi at Beaux  

NIGHTLIFE
[Note: outdoor, and limited indoor, dining & drinks at restaurants and bars has resumed.]
Bootie Mashup
Adriana A and guest DJs blend pop hits to danceable grooves in live-streams, Tuesdays-Saturdays. https://www.twitch.tv/BootieMashup. Also, DNA Lounge weekly webcasts (and DNA Pizza’s open for take-out). https://www.dnalounge.com/

Boy Division
DJ Xander hosts the Twitch online edition of the New Wave retro-fun dance party. www.twitch.tv/deejayxander

Brenda, Call Me!
Courtney Act and Vanity’s drag podcast comedy show. https://omny.fm/shows/brenda-call-me/

Club Papi, Drag Brunch at Beaux
Outdoor nightlife’s back at the popular Market St. club, with drag entertainers, gogo studs, drinks and food. Sat & Sun, 2pm & 4pm. https://www.beauxsf.com/

Digital Pride Fest
Enjoy drag and cabaret performances with Tom Goss, Bright Light, Bright Light, Divina De Campo, Trinity the Tuck, Pearl & Precious Brady-Davis, Deven Greeen & Handsome Ned, Miz Cracker, Desmond is Amazing, Manila Luzon and many more. www.digitialpridefest.com

DJ Don Baird
Missing the rock mixes by the fave local DJ at The Hole in the Wall? Listen up online: https://www.twitch.tv/donbaird

DNA Lounge/Pizza
Listen to groovy online mixes, and enjoy pizza and cocktails at the bar/pizzeria next door, 4pm-10pm daily. https://www.dnapizza.com/

Drag Brunch at Curio
Rexy hosts 12pm & 2pm drag shows (with Kylie Minono, Kipper Snacks, Bionka Simone) with brunch. 775 Valencia St. https://www.curiobarsf.com/

Frolic Quarantine
The fun pursuit party goes virtual. Don your animal gear and enjoy a variety of DJ mixes. Monthly, first Saturdays. www.frolicparty.com

Jolene’s
The SoMa queer nightclub and restaurant has re-opened, now with later hours Fri & Sat 6pm-12am. Sunday brunch 11am-5pm. Mask up, make a reservation. 2700 16th St. http://jolenessf.com/index.html

The Monster Show
One of the longest running drag shows in the Castro, The Monster Show has made The Edge bar a Thursday night destination. The Monster show now comes to Twitch TV, where the performers will entertain you while they raise money for bar employees. https://www.twitch.tv/monstershowsf


Jeremy Jones’ Big Gay Trivia at Port Bar Oakland  

Oasis
Enjoy online shows like the new ‘DQVC,’ a drag shopping show, Stir Crazy with Elsa Touche, Hunks n’ Housewives with Pablo, Minority corner with James Arthur M., Pump & Thrust, the Baloney Guys’ new sexy exercise show; Drag TV with Vanilla Meringue, Militia Scunt’s the Beat, Bingo, James Arthur M’s Minority Korner, plus upcoming and archival footage from the venue’s best shows. www.sfoasis.com

Polyglamorous Mix
Enjoy DJ Mark O’Brien’s six-year music mix, and a set by Chicago’s Sassmouth.

Port Bar, Oakland
Wednesdays are a Drag shows at 9pm, 10pm,11pm; Sunday Brunch, Big Gay Trivia, Pose episode watch, and more outdoor events at the Oakland bar. 2023 Broadway. www.portbaroakland.com|

Powerhouse Bar
Enjoy outdoor drinks and dining at the popular SoMa bar, re-opened. 1347 Folsom St. https://www.powerhousebar.com/

Quarant-Tea
One of the first local nightlife fundraisers, the SF Queer Nightlife Fund presents DJs spinning hours of music for your now possibly obsessive housecleaning activities. https://www.twitch.tv/sfqueernightlifefund

Queerpowers.com
A new LGBTQ+ platform developed by two San Franciscans; enjoy live drag shows, queer house parties, political broadcasts and other LGBTQ content from all over the world, uploaded hourly. Founded and curated by former Google employee Katie Bush and former Apple employee Anders Howerton. https://www.queerpowers.com/

Red Hots Burlesque
Enjoy drag and strip shows, music acts and more in online performances.
http://redhotsburlesque.com/

Rhea Butcher
LA comic’s witty podcasts online. https://www.rheabutcher.com

Russell Deason’s Happy Hour in Exile
The Bestie-winning pianist and cabaret singer brings his martini bar ambiance into your home; Mondays 5:30pm-7pm. www.facebook.com

SF Eagle
The famed leather bar now features wacky karaoke, DJs and other entertainments. https://www.twitch.tv/sfeaglebar

Sundance Saloon Online Live
Sundance Saloon offers online dance lessons and dancing every Sunday night. Beginning classes are aimed at novices. Learn how to dance while you shelter in place from 6-9pm. 6pm: beginning line dance for complete novices; 7pm: intermediate line dance; 8:15pm: line dance mini-marathon. www.sundancesaloon.org

Thirst Trap Thursdays at Dirty Habit
New weekly event on the heated 5th floor outdoor terrace of Hotel Zelos, $5 benefits the SF Queer Nightlife Fund. 5pm-10pm. 12 4th St. https://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/zelos/dirty-habit

Trixxie Carr
The wacky and talented singing performer hosts online shows (www.sfoasis.com) http://trixxiecarr.com/

Versus
New queer game show hosted by drag performer Deven Green and musician Ned Douglas. https://watch.revry.tv/details/33707

White Horse Bar
Enjoy outdoor dining and drinks at the famous Oakland bar. 6551 Telegraph Ave., Oakland.


‘Being Seen’ podcast  

COMMUNITY, ACTIVITIES, CLASSES, PODCASTS, RADIO
AIDS Memorial Quilt
The National AIDS Memorial’s virtual exhibition of the AIDS Memorial Quilt features more than 10,000 Quilt panels representing all 50 state and U.S. territories. https://www.aidsmemorial.org/virtual-exhibition

Asian American Safety Kits
Third Culture, an LGBT-Asian-owned bakery, offers safety kits to be donated or bought for other. https://www.shopthirdculturebakery.com/

AXIS Dance Classes
‘If you have a body, you can dance’ with the acclaimed Oakland disability-inclusive award-winning company. Take a Zoom class with company members JanpiStar, Bradford Chin, movement improvisation with Artistic Director Mark Brew, or a ballet with guest teacher Robert Dekkers, contemporary style with Bianca Cabrera. www.axisdance.org

Bare Chest Calendar
Join the efforts of the many hunky participants in the annual ongoing fundraiser by supporting candidates. https://barechest.org/
(See our Feb. article.)

Being Seen
GLAAD’s new podcast focuses on the Black gay and queer male experience, hosted by Darnell Moore, producer of Being Seen and singer, actor and activist, Lawrence “Miss Lawrence” Washington. www.beingseenpodcast.com

Castro Country Club
The safe space for queers in recovery hosts online meetings on Sundays at 1 pm. The Zoom meeting room will open at 12:30 and the meeting room will remain open for at least 30 minutes thereafter for hanging out and fellowship. The renovated back patio’s now open for in-person small gatherings. https://www.facebook.com/pg/CastroCountryClub/events/

Citizen Network
Global social justice online programs take on a variety of topics in discussions. https://citizen-network.org/

Conservatory of Flowers
Online Zoom classes, and outside floral exhibits. www.conservatoryofflowers.org

Fighting Racism
Join fundraising support and civil rights activism through various groups: The George Floyd Memorial Fund
(www.gofundme.com/georgefloyd, The Minnesota Freedom Fund (https://blacklivesmatter.com/|blacklivesmatter.com/), Campaign Zero (www.joincampaignzero.org).

GAPA
Gay Asian Pacific Alliance hold member meetings and special events; online panels, membership meetings and May 22-29, QTAPI Pride Week. June 11, join the ride Movie Night of In the Heights at Oracle Park. June 19 Pride celebration. https://www.gapa.org

Gateway to Pride
Missouri History Museum’s online exhibit showcases St. Louis’s fascinating LGBTQIA+ history. The interactive digital experience features oral history interviews, artifacts with in-depth stories, and multiple opportunities for online visitors to share their own experiences. https://gtp.mhs.yourcultureconnect.com/e/home

GLIDE Services
Online services with the spiritual center of healing, faith, justice and community for everyone. https://www.glide.org/church/

Glitter Worthy
Shop for queer stuff (prints, masks,, aprons and more) featuring local drag queens, including art by Aquaboogie, mugs, housewares, prints by photographers Gooch and mrPam, at the new online shop. https://shopglitterworthy.com/


Manny’s  

Grace Cathedral Daily Services
Grace Cathedral, the welcoming and affirming Episcopalian congregation atop Nob Hill, will be holding online services weekday mornings at 9am and Sunday mornings at 11am. Grace is also hosting online Bible study and other events. www.gracecathedral.org

Harvey Milk Photo Center
Sign up for online winter classes at the exhibition and classroom space. https://www.harveymilkphotocenter.org/

HER app community chats
The women and trans-friendly dating app hosts frequent chats on various topics. https://www.facebook.com/pg/hersocialapp/events/

Job Services at LGBT Center
Learn new job search skills, work on your resume and more in online workshops. Oct. 9, 11am: Resume Workshop. https://www.sfcenter.org/program/employment_services/

Keshet
The Jewish LGBTQ organization’s online events include discussions, author talks and celebrations. June 7, 4pm: The LGBTQ Future of the Jewish Community. June 23 9am PT: International LGBTQ Pride panel. https://www.keshetonline.org

Lavender Book App
National Black Justice Coalition & Out in Tech Launch of Lavender Book App to Chart Safe, Inclusive Spaces for Queer BIPOC Community, modeled after the historic Green Book, a travel guide for Black people in the years of segregation. https://lavenderbook.org/

Les Leventhal Yoga
Stretch and feel better with live and/or recorded donation-based Yoga classes via Zoom. https://lesleventhalyoga.com/ https://join.lesleventhalyoga.com/

LGBT Asylum Project Podcast
Creator and host of the LGBTQ Asylum podcast is 28-year-old Sayid Abdul, a queer Uighur refugee who was granted political asylum in 2018. https://www.lgbtasylumproject.org/

LGBTQ Connection
Online and in-person events for Napa and Sonoma community, including a voter registration party, candidate forums, Big Gay Trivia night, counseling and more. https://www.lgbtqconnection.org

LGBTQ&A
Jeffrey Masters hosts a series of weekly podcasts with community notables; sponsored by The Advocate and GLAAD. podcasts.apple.com-lgbtq

LYRIC
The LGBT youth support nonprofit celebrates its 33rd anniversary with an online open house and fundraiser. https://lyricflourishing.org/

Manny’s Live
Community leaders, authors, activists and politicians join online discussions, voter registration campaigns and more. Cafe’s re-opened. www.welcometomannys.com

MTV All Out Photography Competition
Competition for an international LGBT+ photography award. The competition runs on three themes that track the lives and experiences of LGBT+ people through the pandemic: Resisting, Supporting and Healing. Winners will be announced on June 28. Deadline June 11. Submission info: https://contests.picter.com/all-out-photo-award-2021


Slow Streets Noe Art Mart  (Source:Steven Underhill)

My Park Moment
Enjoy our local and national parks? Enter a photo contest to share images of your favorite park experience. To enter, just submit a photo or photos of your favorite park memory—a picnic, a trip to Yosemite, your last hike in the Presidio, or anything else you love to do in parks. This fall, 400 photos will be selected for a free outdoor photo show in the Presidio. https://www.presidiotunneltops.gov/my-park-moment

National AIDS Memorial
The National AIDS Memorial launches a new web platform that features the entire AIDS Quilt’s 48,000 panels online, with a new initiative to share stories from 40 years of the pandemic from then to now. https://aidsmemorial.org/

Out in the Bay
The long-running LGBT radio show, offline for a few years, has returned with new podcast episodes, and an extensive archive. Host Eric Jansen welcomes artists, community leaders and celebrities. https://www.outinthebay.org/

Our Family Coalition
Nonprofit supports LGBT parents. May 15 webinar includes three lesbian parenting pioneers share the struggles and triumphs they faced while raising intentional LGBTQ families, and how their adult children are now thriving. https://ourfamily.org/

Outdoor Dance Classes
Stretch, spin, sing your body electric in outdoor, distanced playground-set SF/mission and West Oakland dance class fin Hip Hop, Salsa, Cuban and other styles. Also online classes. https://dancemissiontheater.org/

Planet Classroom
Instructional podcasts on a variety of issues, including LGBT subjects. https://www.planetclassroom.world/browse/

Probably True
Podcast with queer stories, “a smutty-but-charming collection of personal misadventures.” https://www.probablytruepodcast.com/

Queer Powers
Indie channel of chats radio shows, vintage zine archives and drag shows. https://www.queerpowers.com/

A Queer Serial
New series of LGBT-themed podcasts with voice actors such as Sam Pancake (Transparent, Gilmore Girls), @lgbt_history’s Matthew Reimer, Radical Faeries’ Will Roscoe and Joey Cain, and Chicago performers Salvio Gado and Jon Martinez, along with real recordings of pioneers including transgender entertainer Christine Jorgensen, civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, and lesbian journalist Edythe Eyde. https://www.mattachinepod.com/

Queer Nightlife Talks
Blog and links to talks among Bay Area nightlife organizers and producers, with community input and opinions. Tune in, offer assistance or thoughts. sfqueernightlifefund.org

Queercore Podcast
The QueerCore Podcast, hosted by August Bernadicou, elucidates radical, LGBTQ activists’ histories; a spotlight on the catalysts who fought in the front-lines, in the back-lines and in the trenches of civil rights. The QueerCore Podcast is an opportunity for them to tell their stories in their own words, including Phyllis Lyon, Don Kilhefner, Jack Fritscher, drag rocker Jayne County, Vanguard Editor Keith St. Clare, a Theater of the Ridiculous oral history, and veteran gay rights activist and prolific author Perry Brass. New: the Rev. Ed Hansen, veteran activist Martha Shelley; community activist Gene Fedorko, and pioneering LA gay dance club owner Jewel Thais-Williams, and punk drag rock sensation Jayne County. https://www.queercorepod.com/

Rainbow Railroad
International organization that helps LGBTQI people escape violence and persecution to find a path to safety — has launched its campaign to raise $600,000. https://www.rainbowrailroad.org/

Rainbow World Fund
Ongoing fundraisers support children and impoverished families in South America. https://www.rainbowfund.org/

Resisterhood
Website, documentary film and toolkit for women to restore their power, encourage voting and resistance. https://www.resisterhooddoc.com/

RespectAbility
Online recluse focuses on notable LGBT people with disabilities, plus resources, events and reading guides. https://www.respectability.org/resources/lgbtq/

Roryography
For dance class fun right off the stage of some Oasis and Peaches Christ productions, Roryography is also now online and in-person at Dolores Park’s tennis courts. Sign up for classes (Fridays 6:30pm, Saturdays 1pm) at https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1672375 or https://www.facebook.com/rory.davis.94.

Sonoma County Pride
June 5: “Beyond the Rainbow” parade at Graton Resort & Casino. June 26 “Rainbow City” in-person entertainment at the County Fairgrounds with Todrick Hall, Morgan McMichales, Bright Lights and other acts. https://www.sonomacountypride.org/

Sexitude
D’Arcy Drollinger’s fun retro-aerobic dance class returns, now in-person and outdoors at Dolores Park, Sundays 10:30am & 12pm. http://www.sexitude.com/

SF Botanical Garden
In-person: take a break in the outdoors at the beautiful park full of floral tree and nature gardens with 8,000 different plants. Gift shop-bookstore, too. Free for SF residents ($7-$12 visitors) Daily 7:30am-5pm. 1199 9th Ave., Golden Gate Park. https://www.sfbg.org/

SF LGBT Center
Choose from online services, meeting and more. https://www.sfcenter.org/

SF Pride 365
San Francisco Pride’s new year-long events include a variety of people and topics. https://sfpride.org

SF Public Library
Along with borrowing books, DVDs and audiobooks, choose from hundreds of programs online for kids, adults, educational, guest lectures, instructional, job services and more. SFPL YouTube channel https://sfpl.org/

Shabbat Services With Congregation Shaar Zahav
San Francisco’s synagogue for LGBTQ Jews and friends, will stream their Shabbat (Sabbath) services via Zoom. Friday nights at 7:30 pm and Saturday mornings at 10 A.M. https://shaarzahav.org/services/

Slow Streets Noe Art Mart
Sundays from 11am to 6pm, and every Sunday, come out to support artists, makers, businesses and community organizations at the Slow Streets Noe Art Mart. This event is free to attend and open to all ages. Noe St. will be closed to vehicle traffic between Market St. and Beaver St., in the same footprint as the Farmer’s Market, every Sunday through June. The Slow Streets Noe Art Mart will host a rotating selection of local artists, makers, and community organizations. Outdoor dining is available inside the closure from Lookout and La Mediterraneé.
https://www.facebook.com/events/796189470967940/

Sound On
MTV News brings together leading voices for “Sound On,” a roundtable series igniting essential conversations through a BIPOC lens. Panelists dive into the topics of gender identity, white supremacy, allyship & more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPc5wy-iROM

Stay Fresh at Home
Fresh Meat Productions’ new online weekly series of talks and classes to support your wellness, embodiment, breath and connection, with singing, dance and lessons in various topics. New Season 2 content online includes wheelchair exercises with JanpiStar. http://freshmeatproductions.org/

Taimi Talks
LGBTQ personalities (Jason Wimberly, Chris Mosier, Monique Heart and others) share guest-talks on various topics, with/on the Taimi app. (Apple Store or Google Play). https://taimi.com/

The T-House
Community gathering space for trans-masculine and masculine of center individuals including trans men, nonbinary people, genderfluid people, butches, studs, two spirit people who identify with transmasculinity, sponsored by City College of San Francisco. Weekly online events. https://t-house.carrd.co/

Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
Worship, community activities and support. https://uucb.org

Violet Therapy
LGBT-focused therapist referral website. https://www.joinviolet.com/

Worship With Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer
Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer of Grace Lutheran Church, the first openly transgender pastor to be ordained in the Lutheran church, will be offering a variety of online services and events. Pastor Rohrer will also hold their Sunday services online via Facebook live at their Facebook page.
www.facebook.com

The Wall Las Memorias
Los Angeles based community health and wellness organization dedicated to serving Latino, LGBTQ and other under-served populations through advocacy, education and building the next generation of leadership, is offering a special virtual series to celebrate Pride. From a Pride Movie Party & Virtual Potluck, a Queer Poetry Slam Night to a support group for LGBTQ+ Youth. https://www.thewalllasmemorias.org/

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Author: Peter Davis