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50 Years of Fabulous : the history of the Imperial Court of S.F.

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Each year the gay community are canvassed for votes by candidates vying to become an Emperor or Empress of The Imperial Court of San Francisco. It is the oldest surviving LGBT charity organization in the United States getting to enter its higher echelons is one of the most sought after and prestigious honors in the … Continue reading



A Celebration of the life of the iconic Phatima Rude

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  The much beloved Phatima Rude a drag queen who helped to define the raw and genderqueer aesthetics of San Francisco’s drag scene of the 1990s and early 2000, passed away of natural causes on May 18th, 2021. Their life was their art Longtime family and friends, Kevin Sniecinski and Paul King, Mistress of Ceremony, … Continue reading



AUNT CHARLIES the last drag bar in San Francisco’s Tenderloin has been saved

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  Thanks to a tenacious devoted group of fundraisers, AUNT CHARLIES the last drag bar in San Francisco’s Tenderloin has been saved and lives to fight another day. This  historical landmark, and a symbol of the city’s vital queer and trans culture closed its doors in March due to COVID-19 and because its owner William … Continue reading



Beautiful By Night : the tale of 3 veteran Drag Queens

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  James Hosking’s illuminating documentary follows three veteran drag entertainers at Aunt Charlie’s Lounge, one of the very last gay bars left in San Francisco’s Tenderloin.  His camera silently follows Olivia Hart, Collette LeGrande, and Donna Personna as they prepare for another night shift performing at the dive bar that has become quite a haunt for tourists … Continue reading



QUEERGURU @ The Movies : FRAMELINE FILM FEST Top Picks

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San Francisco’s  Frameline Film Festival is the oldest queer film festival in the world (it started in 1976). It is also one of the most progressive Fests with an enviable reputation for its excellent diverse programming. The festival is organized by Frameline, a nonprofit media arts organization whose admirable mission statement is “to change the world … Continue reading



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