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The Queer Company That’s Transforming the Cannabis Industry, One Bud at a Time

As pride month has (technically) come to an end, the time has come once again for us to watch big businesses “de-rainbow” their logos, discontinue their pride-themed products, and, slowly but surely, fade back into hetero-normalcy.  In this era of performative allyship and rainbow-washing, it can be difficult to discern good from bad when it […]

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 […]

San Francisco Creative Continues To Put Queer, Otherwordly Spins on Face Masks

Mask wearing, unlike the novel coronavirus, has been a staple in the Western World for centuries — used in all manners of ease, from celebrations of birth to honoring the dead. But Covid-19 has again ushered in a new take on face mask-wearing, bending what’s now a safety protocol (and a litmus test for empath) […]

Class Of 2020: MILITIA—Drag Queen & Singer

When it came to curating this list, in the midst of a cultural upset, a global pandemic, and a civil war amongst the people—we were at a crossroads. How do we create a Class Of guide when the world seems to be falling apart every single day, how do we honor people and their achievements […]

Oaklash Goes Digital and Now More People Can Enjoy Drag From the Comfort of Their Home

Though we’ve been all secluded into our homes as the global pandemic rages on—Bay Area Queer creatives have found ways to thrive, express, and survive in these meaningful times. On September 4th through the 6th, Queer entertainment makes a splash. Oaklash, the only Bay Area drag festival, has done just that. With no time to […]

The Power of Queer Skaters: A Look Into The Hive Mind of UNITY

The Bay Area is conformed by multiple cultures that co-exist, for better or worst, together. People can experience this intersection every walkable block as they trot down Union Square—people in the form of an aquarium. Skaters are one of the most common yet most elusive types of people that you will come across within the […]

The Stud, as We Know It, Is No More — But It Will Come Back Anew

The Stud Collective, the 18-membered cohort behind San Francisco’s longest continually operating gay bar, announced Wednesday night they’d shutter their venue at 399 9th Street amid financial woes caused by the pandemic. But the news arrived with a baffling thud, largely misinterpreted by local news outlets and the masses. With some hindsight, taking in the […]

On Being Empathetic, Honest, And Herself: Soleil Ho Talks Food

It’s an early Monday morning as Mazarine coffee connoisseurs line up for their artisanal caffeinated brews. It’s the hour of morning when eyes are still half-mast, the city does a salutation stretch. The sidewalks are rolled back out. I sit outside enjoying a finally sunny day in San Francisco, a rare occasion that the weather […]

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