The Unstoppable SF Gay Mens Chorus
Celebrating 40! Music Director Tim Seelig recounts the Chorus’ unforgettable 2017
It’s possible that as you read this, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus is onstage singing. In the first weekend of December alone the group performed five shows. The boys are busy..
The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band has contributed their talents and awesome energy to the Bay Area and beyond for nearly 40 years. Between all three of SFLGFB's contingents, their concert band, marching band, and pep band, they have played pretty much every type of event imaginable. Perhaps their most beloved event is Dance-Along Nutcracker, where the audience is invited to dress up, dance along, and ...
Let the music move you with Zumba!
Zumba can transform your body and make you feel happier. Latin music is the heartbeat of this worldwide craze that created more than 200,000 studios in nine years. Two clubs in the Castro, 24 Hour Fitness and SF Fitness, host full classes most mornings and evenings of the week. The Eureka Valley Rec Center offers classes for seniors and those who like a slower pace.
Treasure Island’s Treasures: Protecting eelgrass and their eco-contribution
Our environment is made up of many small, delicate building blocks that interact in wondrous ways to create the natural world we enjoy every day. One such building block is a sea grass with the somewhat unappealing name of eelgrass.
True to its label, eelgrass (Zostera marina) has long, ribbon-like leaves that extend vertically in the water. The blade-shaped leaves grow from 18 inches to over 12 feet in length, but only half an inch wide.
District 8 supervisor candidate Rafael Mandelman has lived in Castro since 1999. Photo: Anthony O’Donnel
HOW TO REVIVE A NEIGHBORHOOD
“Off the streets and into housing,” calls D8 supervisor candidate Rafael Mandelman
Public spaces are being encroached by the homeless and mentally ill. There’s countless vacant small businesses storefronts partially due to a slow-moving approval process. And proximate to local families that live too-near the poverty line, billions of dollars are being generated in the private sector.
Rafael Mandelman, a prominent member on City College’s Board of Trustees, a tireless advocate for affordable housing and transportation, and most recently, candidate for District 8 Supervisor…
40 Years Ago: Harvey Milk's Election Remembered
On November 8, under a rainbow of LED lights that pierced the night sky, nearly 600 people gathered in Harvey Milk Plaza to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Milk’s election to the Board of Supervisors.A photo remembrance by Jessica Webb.
Peter Gallota (right) serves food during a previous Mama G’s Dinner
Beloved Thanksgiving Tradition Continues November 19th in Civic Center
Q&A with Mama G’s Dinner co-founder Peter Gallotta
Looking to spend some time or money helping to share the wealth and good will this Thanksgiving holiday? Look no further. Mama G’s Thanksgiving Street Dinner, now in its ninth year, was co-founded by Peter Gallotta as a way of continuing the beloved family traditions of his childhood within the Tenderloin community, among those who need it most…
Art Walk Gains Momentum
Castro merchants participate in monthly art crawl
Rainbow flags aren’t the only colorful flare highlighting the Castro these days. From block to block, businesses are showcasing locally produced art for a monthly art walk to demonstrate unity in the community.
“Our goal has always been to connect our community with local artists in our area,” Spark Arts Co-founder Angie Sticher said. “We want the Castro neighborhood to be seen as more of a cultural hub and an opportunity to engage with all types of art forms —from drag performances to interacting with creators of 2D art and even inviting the community to create their own art.”
San Francisco Estuary - love it or lose it
At the State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference at the Scottish Rite Center in October, the San Francisco Estuary Partnership presented one-time-only Legacy Awards to two people who have spent years on protecting the Bay -- Arthur Feinstein and Barbara Salzman.
Peaches Christ, Bob The Drag Queen and Jinkx Monsoon
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Make Sure Your Charitable Donations Have the Impact You Want
The holiday season is in full swing, and so is charitable giving. In fact, 40% of charitable donations take place in the year’s final weeks. And I’m proud to say that our LGBTQ community donates a higher percentage of our incomes than the general population, showing that our voices — and values — matter.
NO MEANS NO.
An avalanche of revelations concerning public figures engaging in various sexual assaults has tumbled down upon our heads and the airwaves are consumed with accusations, recriminations, equivocations and ethical gyrations, not to mention the threat of career annihilations. And it couldn’t happen to a more deserving aggregation of guys.
Since early October, after numerous women came forward to accuse Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexually abusive behavior, huge numbers of high- profile males have faced similar charges and either been fired, allowed to resign, lost committee leadership positions, had projects canceled, entered rehab, become incapable of speech or are favorites to win the vacant US Senate seat in Alabama.
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