A 19th-century law led to over 100 local arrests of people wearing clothes typical of the opposite sex

Finocchio’s Club cast circa June 28, 1958. (Photo: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library)

This four-day spectacle is the first-ever Black-led Pride Month event in the Bay Area

Photo: Courtesy of Oakland Black Pride


After fifteen months of social distancing, the Bay Area’s queerness is on full display again

Photo: Getty Images/encrier


THE WEEKEND WIND-DOWN

Black excellence is the future

U.S. President Joe Biden signs the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law in the East Room of the White House on June 17, 2021, in Washington, DC. The Juneteenth holiday marks the end of slavery in the United States and the Juneteenth National Independence Day will become the 12th legal federal holiday — the first new one since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was signed into law in 1983. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)


THE BAY SNAPSHOT

Probably the gayest slabs of folding metal anywhere in the city


The Cinch Saloon opened in 1972 inside SF’s original gayborhood

Photo: Courtesy of the author

In queer culture, our bars and nightlife venues don’t exist for frivolity’s sake; they double as community hubs and safe spaces…


WE ASKED SAN FRANCISCANS

Hot Vaxx Summer is officially in full swing

Photo: 2019 Pride party hosted by San Francisco’s Electrolux collective. (Courtesy of Electroluxx/Devlin Shand)


The state has also lifted most of its Covid-19 restrictions today

Photo: Courtesy of peeterv


‘It’s OK to let go and grow; to release and forgive; to redefine and evolve’

Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images


San Francisco is now the first major American city with 80% of its eligible residents vaccinated against the novel disease

Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images

Matt Charnock

SF transplant, coffee shop frequent; tiny living enthusiast. iPhone hasn’t been off silent mode in nine or so years. Editor of The Bold Italic.

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