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What’s a Queen to a Non-believer?

What’s a Queen to a Non-believer?

Amelia Williams April 5, 2019

“That bass was tickling my taint, I loved it.” Rumor has it, you can find a drag show in San Francisco anywhere, any day of the week. There’s Rupaul’s Drag Race (RPDR) viewing parties on Mondays,...

Erasure of the L in LGBTQ

Erasure of the L in LGBTQ

Greg Ragaza April 3, 2019

A tall, slender woman, probably in her late forties, strolls up to the bar, opulent in her beige fur coat. The bartender, who just finished up a transaction, walks over to her with a welcoming smile. “What...

Hitchhiking Powered By Love

Hitchhiking Powered By Love

Nikko Avellana March 15, 2019

Sometimes you end up meeting the love of your life through a date, on the bus, online, or through mutual friends. No matter how they start or end, polyamorous relationships are enjoyed by different people...

Jezebel Yana poses for a portrait in her living room in San Francisco, California. Yana, a 21-year-old transgender woman from Los Angeles, left home at 17 because of continual emotional abuse from her family regarding her gender preference and has lived in San Francisco since. (Niko LaBarbera/Xpress)

The Coming Out Experience

Nikko Avellana March 1, 2019

At seventeen years old, Mar Pierce was nervous. She had just realized that she was bisexual and, although nervous, built up the courage to come out to her mom. Pierce’s mom accepted her bisexuality...

The colors we date in

The colors we date in

Greg Ragaza December 13, 2018

The hard reality of dating as a person of color in the gay community. It’s Valentine’s Day, 2015. I’m at a party, but no one catches my eye. Instead, I’m swiping left and right on Tinder, hoping...

BALLS, BEERS, AND BOYS: San Francisco’s First Gay Sports Bar

xpressmagazine March 12, 2013

By Jessica Mendoza Photos by Erica Marquez A group of men sit at a bar. All of them are laughing with their half-empty beer glasses in their hands. The music blasts at maximum volume. It’s...

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