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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, drag brunch on Saturday and Sunday mornings, weekday happy hours with the queens at bars in every...

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 would you like?” the bartender queries. “I want a fresh limarita and please don’t...

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 for different reasons. Whether it is finding more people to love, or to fulfill a certain need that...

The Coming Out Experience

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)

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 with support and admiration. This was the beginning of Pierce’s coming out experience, and i...

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. Read More »...

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

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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 so loud; you have to shout when ordering drinks at the bar. A few of them look up and watch a game ...

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