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Several Asian and Queer community organizations kicked off the first-ever QTAPI Week in the United States over the weekend

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Saturday afternoon in San Francisco, several Asian and Queer community organizations kicked off the first-ever QTAPI Week in the United States. Organizers are presenting a week of events dedicated to queer, trans Asians and Pacific Islanders.

The day began with a press conference in Jane Warner Plaza, in keeping with…

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, along with Honey Mahogany and Alex U. Inn brought San Francisco’s queer community together Easter Sunday for the 2021 version, of an Easter tradition that dates back more than 30 years.

If you’ve been to almost any pride event since 1980, you have likely seen nuns decked out in over-the-top habits and clown makeup, each with a unique campy drag persona floating about, taking selfies and making noise. These nuns are members of a charitable organization called “The Sisters of Perpetual…

Historically, when San Franciscans mourn, some sort of action is taken.

Protestors hold a sign that reads, “Yes Fats, Yes Femmes, Yes Asians!” At the #StopAsianHate March in San Francisco. (Photo: Christopher J. Beale)

San Francisco’s LGBTQIA community gathered Sunday in solidarity with Asian community members, days after a white man murdered eight in a rampage targeted at Asian businesses in Atlanta.

The queer community in America has a long history of activism. In San Francisco, that spirit of protest is often tied to…

We didn’t know our lives would change or that The Stud wouldn’t survive

Inside The Stud. Photo: Christopher Beale

The first week of March 2020 was the last “normal” week here in San Francisco and much of the world. It will go down in history as one of those “remember where you were?” moments, like 9/11 or the Kennedy assassination. The Saturday night before the region-wide shelter-in-place orders, my…

Update 11/28/2020: The city of San Francisco has announced new COVID-19 restrictions in light of a spike in cases in the Bay Area.

Today the Walt Disney Family Museum announced they would be closing again — effective Sunday.

I’ll keep an eye on this story. — CJB

The (empty) first room of the Walt Disney Family Museum features an ambulance, like the one Walt would have driven during World War I. (Photo: Christopher J. Beale)

It’s hard to…

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