While you’ve probably already celebrated LGTBQIA+ pride and allyship in The Castro, the city’s famously gay neighborhood, did you know that Polk Gulch was where you’d be celebrating gay pride from the 1950s to the early 1980s? Yes, Polk Street was the epicenter for LGTBQIA+-owned clothing stores, bars, nightclubs, parties, and more. As Pride comes […]
A Pride History Lesson: What Made San Francisco Gay?
To ask this question is to receive a series of uneasy answers; shaky responses guided by misconstrued information and misplaced dates. A few names get barked out without much elaboration, and answers start to take the tone of questions themselves. Of course, credit is given to certain names engrained in San Francisco’s history: Harvey Milk, […]
Oaklash Comes Back with 50 Hours of Nonstop Drag Content
You can’t keep a good queer down, especially during a time like no other in a pandemic. Though this year over one hundred drag kings, queens, and queer performers from the Bay Area and beyond will perform online for the fourth annual Oaklash Drag & Queer Performance Festival. Organized by the powerhouse duo, Beatrix LaHaine […]