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Obama blasts Russian anti-gay law City ponders bathhouse P rules by David-Elijah Nahmod

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an Francisco officials and community members are trying to determine whether gay bathhouses should be allowed after an absence of nearly three decades. Most such businesses shut down almost 30 years ago, as the AIDS epidemic raged. In 1984, a San Francisco Superior Court judge issued an injunction forcing several bathhouse owners to remove doors from private rooms and have staff monitor patrons to ensure they were practicing safe sex. The order was to remain in place until the city’s public health director declared the AIDS epidemic over. Virtually all of the clubs closed rather than comply with the rules, but one city official noted this week that bathhouses themselves were never banned. The Castro neighborhood sex club Eros, which has offered a steam room and sauna for years, is applying for a bathhouse permit, but one of the owners has no desire to add private rooms. The city’s handling of gay bathhouses has come to the forefront in recent weeks as many straight-oriented massage parlors and spas have sought bathhouse permits. The decision on whether to allow private rooms – which is what makes a bathhouse a bathhouse for many gays – rests with Health Director Barbara Garcia. In response to a request to interview Garcia, Health Department spokeswoman Eileen Shields said in an email that Garcia “has assigned staff to look at the issue and once they have reported back to her, we should have something substantive to say. We know this is an issue of concern to many members of the community.” Local gay activist and blogger Michael Petrelis, who’s been pushing for bathhouses to be allowed, recently reported on his Petrelis Files blog that Garcia told him she would give staff until Saturday, August 10 to come up with a statement. Asked about allowing private rooms and not requiring monitors, Dr. Tomás Aragón, San Francisco’s health officer, said in a Wednesday, August 7 interview that health officials are reviewing how the minimum standards established in the late 1990s were developed. He said staff also “met yesterday with a UCSF researcher to look at the evidence to see whether we believe there might be any evidence one way or another about the impact of the minimum standards.” Aragón said those guidelines “were developed with a lot of input from the community. We feel that changing the minimum standards without involving the community would not be the best thing to do.” See page 15 >>

resident Barack Obama this week weighed in on Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law, saying that he has “no patience” for countries that treat gays in ways that are harmful. The comments came as condemnation of Russia’s new anti-gay law continues to escalate around the world as activists, athletes, and others count down to February’s Winter Olympics in Sochi. The president made his remarks in front of a national television audience Tuesday, August 6 during an appearance on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Obama was responding to Leno’s question about how shocked he was at the sudden turn against gays in Russia. “I mean, this seems like Germany,” Leno said, according to a White House transcript. “Let’s round up the Jews, let’s round up the gays, let’s round up the blacks. I mean, it starts with that. You round up people who you don’t – I mean, why is not more of the world outraged at this?” “Well, I’ve been very clear that when it comes to universal rights, when it comes to people’s basic freedoms, that whether you are discriminating on the basis of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation, you are violating the basic morality that I think should tran-

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Trey Allen, right, and other protesters shout “Shame!, Shame!, Shame!” at the Russian Consulate Saturday, August 3 during a demonstration against the new anti-gay propaganda law and anti-gay violence in Russia.

scend every country,” Obama said. “And I have no patience for countries that try to treat gays or lesbians or transgender persons in ways that intimidate them or are harmful to them.”

Obama also mentioned his recent trip to Africa, where he said some countries persecute gays. See page 17 >>

Ecuadorian couple launches marriage equality campaign

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esbian activist Pamela Troya and her partner, Gabriela Correa, filed an application to marry at a civil registrar in the Ecuadorian capital of Quito this week to kick off the Red LGBTI campaign to win marriage equality. The couple expects that their application will be rejected, setting them up to launch a legal challenge to the country’s constitutional samesex marriage ban. This isn’t Troya’s first challenge against Ecuador’s marriage ban, reported BuzzFeed. Troya, who heads the group Equal Rights Now, made headlines when she got into a Twitter fight with Ecuador’s leftist President Rafael Correa over same-sex marriage in May. Ecuador’s marriage equality campaign launched the same time the first same-sex couples began getting married in Uruguay on Monday, August 5. The activists are hopeful that the campaign will be successful, with other South American countries ringing wedding bells for same-sex couples.

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Gabriela Correa and Pamela Troya exchange rings after registering to marry in Quito, Ecuador.

Sergio Miranda and artist Rodrigo Borda, who have been partners for 14 years. “This is a historic day for us and for the country,” Borda told the Associated Press. “No longer will there be first- and second-class citi-

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Police, politicians address Castro violence by David-Elijah Nahmod

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astro area residents concerned about violent crime in the neighborhood packed a recent community meeting where they heard from the police chief and district attorney. While the Castro has an active neighborhood watch program called Castro Community on Patrol, a number of attendees at the July 31 meeting at the Eureka Valley Recreation Center said that they did not know about established safety zones, which is part of a program started years ago by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence that CCOP has helped resurrect. Sister Pat N Leather, a member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, held up one of the familiar window placards, in which the words “Stop the Violence: Stop Hate” frame a prominent pink triangle. “If you see this sign in the window of a home or business, you can approach that location and ask for help,” said Leather. She also urged residents to wear a whistle. “A whistle can save your life,” she added. Some people at the meeting had thought that the signs were meant to raise community awareness and make a general statement. Throughout the two-hour meeting, the importance of knowledge, awareness, and working together was emphasized. Mark Mosher, who lives on Collingwood Street, suggested that cameras on the street could identify the perpetrators. “You could pay for it with the proceeds you’d raise from the reality series you could produce from the footage,” he said, as the crowd laughed. “They’re doing crystal meth in full view of the school.” San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, San Francisco Po-

lice Department Captain Robert Moser of Mission Station, and gay Supervisor Scott Wiener addressed concerns and spoke about what was being done to bring things under control. “We’re putting plainclothes officers by the park,” said Moser, who told people they could email him directly to address specific concerns at bob.moser@sfgov.org. “You can cc me on the email, and I’ll call Bob and ask if he got it,” said Police Chief Greg Suhr (greg.suhr@ sfgov.org). Many people called for better lighting on neighborhood streets. “We’ve gotten funding for streetlamps,” said Wiener. “Then others go to war against them because they think it’s too much lighting.” Wiener also addressed several incidents of violence during recent Pink Saturday celebrations, praising the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for all their hard work in organizing Pink Saturday, as well as for their anti-violence work. “Less than 10 percent of Pink Saturday attendees donate to the event,” Wiener noted. He suggested that a mandatory donation might help in keeping troublemakers away. Wiener also talked about the controversial decision to remove the benches from Harvey Milk Plaza at Castro and Market streets. “It was getting out of hand,” he said, referring to incidents of hard drug use, threats of violence amid aggressive panhandling, urinating and defecating, and even incidents of anti-gay hate speech that were coming from those who were congregating in the plaza. However, residents were upset about the overall incidents of violence in the area. “I know of six people in the past five weeks who were attacked,” said James Littau. “The numbers be-

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James Littau spoke at the community meeting about safety in the Castro district.

ing reported are very low based on what’s been going on, and there’s no police presence in the neighborhood.” Others noted that calls to the police non-emergency line were ignored, or that they had to endure long waits when they called 911. “I live at Sanchez and 20th,” said a man named Steve. “I could be stabbed to death in front of my house, and the non-emergency line does nothing.” Leather, of the Sisters, urged residents to get involved with CCOP. The neighborhood watch organization was founded in 2006 in response to several well-publicized assaults around the Castro. Working in conjunction with local law enforcement, CCOP trains volunteers to keep an eye on the neighborhood and to report crime. It receives a small annual grant from the city and is fiscally managed by Safety Awareness for Everyone. SAFE representative Trey Sanders noted that there was a great deal of unreported crime and urged people

to contact the Victim’s Services department of the DA’s office. Sanders said that SAFE could be contacted by calling (415) 553-1966. Gascón informed the crowd that that his office had indeed prosecuted many cases, citing a number of recent arrests. “My office is fully committed to going after the people who are victimiz-

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ing this community,” he said. “Arrests in the Mission are up 50 percent, but we all have to work together.” He said electronic devices such as cellphones and tablets are often the incentive in property crimes. “Be aware of your surroundings when you use these devices,” Gascón said. Gascón spoke briefly of new technologies being developed by Apple that would make it easier to track stolen devices, or shut them down when they’re stolen. “We have to remove the incentive to take them,” he said. Wiener said that many of the crimes were quite brazen, and occurred during both daytime and nighttime hours. Many of the incidents involved guns. “We have 300 less police officers on the force,” he said. “The policy-makers at City Hall didn’t fund police academy classes.” Wiener noted in a recent opinion piece in the Bay Area Reporter that police academy classes are now being funded. For more information about CCOP, visit www.castropatrol.org.t

Ammiano to pen memoir by Matthew S. Bajko

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ith 15 months to go before he is termed out of the state Legislature’s lower chamber, gay Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) is already preparing for life out of public office. Next December, when his successor for the Assembly District 17 seat is sworn in, will mark the first time since 1990 that Ammiano has not held an elected office. That year he was elected to the San Francisco school board, and four years later, he won a seat on the Board of Supervisors. In 2008, Ammiano won his first term in the state Assembly. Last year he won re-election to his third and final two-year term; Ammiano has endorsed gay San Francisco Supervisor David Campos’s bid to succeed him in Sacramento. In a recent interview with the Bay Area Reporter, Ammiano said after the Assembly he is planning to pen a memoir of his life and is looking at teaching at the college level. “I am going to be writing a book,” said Ammiano, 71, a former schoolteacher. “I am also looking at a number of options including university life.” Nor has he ruled out another political campaign. He may seek a state Senate seat in 2016 when gay Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) is termed out of office. “There is the possibility of running for state Senate, but that would be in two years,” he said. “We will just see what evolves in the next year or two.” Ammiano said the book – part memoir, part political analysis – would retell “the journey I have been on in this city. San Francisco has been tremendously supportive.” A New Jersey native raised Catholic, Ammiano moved to the city in the early 1960s when he enrolled at San Francisco State University to earn a master’s degree in special education. Ammiano then taught English in South Vietnam through a Quaker program but left in 1968 shortly after the Tet Offensive launched by the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese against the U.S. military and its allies. A decade later he became the first

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Assemblyman Tom Ammiano was one of several political leaders at last weekend’s protest outside the Russian Consulate in San Francisco.

public schoolteacher in the city to come out of the closet. Ammiano played a key role in the 1978 defeat of the anti-gay Briggs initiative, which would have banned LGBT people from working as schoolteachers in the state. He worked closely on the No on 6 campaign with the late gay Supervisor Harvey Milk, who would be assassinated just weeks after the electoral defeat of the homophobic ballot measure. Later, while on the school board, Ammiano pushed through a number of pro-gay initiatives aimed at protecting LGBT students. The same year he won a supervisor seat, in 1994, Ammiano’s longtime partner, Tim Curbo, died due to AIDS complications a few days prior to the election. A stalwart progressive voice on the board, which he led as president for a number of years, Ammiano pushed for the adoption of a domestic partners ordinance, which required city contractors to provide benefits to the partners of their LGBT employees, and the adoption of universal health care in the city. He nearly became the city’s first openly gay mayor in 1999 with his surprise write-in campaign that fall. After forcing the incumbent, Mayor Willie Brown, into a runoff, Ammiano came up short in his bid for Room 200 at City Hall. Since joining the Legislature, Ammiano has focused on immigration issues, prisoner issues, marijuana See page 7 >>


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he Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges is out of control and using its vast power not only to severely impact City College of San Francisco, but in recent weeks it has issued warnings to several other colleges in the state that, if upheld, could lead to the same drastic sanctions. Last month, the ACCJC made the rare decision to revoke accreditation from City College, effective next July. While the school is appealing, the move has already resulted in a sharp decline in enrollment as many of the school’s 85,000 students fret about their future. That’s unfortunate as the college remains fully accredited now, and classes are being offered. The loss of accreditation would be a devastating blow. Students would no longer be eligible for financial aid and other colleges and universities wouldn’t have to accept completed coursework as transfer credit. But the chances for a successful appeal are questionable. Rather than have an outside agency investigate City College’s case, it turns out that the school can only appeal to the same body that issued the blistering report, the ACCJC. Interim City College Chancellor Thelma Scott-Skillman and Special Trustee Robert Agrella last week sent a letter requesting a review of the ACCJC’s “adverse action to terminate accreditation effective July 31, 2014.” But appealing to the same body that is investigating you is like having to ask the fox guarding the henhouse. We’ve written before about City College’s work to meet the recommendations that the ACCJC issued last year, but apparently its progress wasn’t good enough as the commission issued its revocation letter in spite of new leadership and significant cuts and administrative reorganization. The Los Angeles Times got it right in an editorial last month, when it noted that while the problems at City College are serious, the ACCJC also bears some responsibility. “[T]he situation also illustrates some of the problems with the accreditation process. It is at times focused more

on disciplining schools and obscure governance deficiencies than on the educational issues that matter most,” the editorial noted. The paper pointed out in a subsequent story that the ACCJC is a private, nonprofit panel. The federal government authorizes it, but there is not much oversight. It’s time for Community Colleges Chancellor Brice Harris to step in; he’s created a task force to study ways to smooth procedures, the Times reported, but in the case of City College, more action is needed. That brings us to local accountability, which is sorely lacking at the moment. In the last month, Agrella has unceremoniously stripped City College’s elected trustees of their power. Board meetings have been canceled and two trustees, Rafael Mandelman and Anita Greer, were dropped from the search committee for the next chancellor. The trustees will only have a role if Agrella sees fit to engage them. And while we understand that Agrella is under tremendous pressure, local

voices in the future of City College are critical if the school is to succeed. Canceling meetings only avoids providing a forum for public discussion and comment, and we don’t see that as an effective way to garner public support for the school or expressing legitimate criticism with the ACCJC’s secretive process. In an op-ed in this paper a few weeks ago, Mandelman pointed out the harm caused by the ACCJC’s determination: depressed enrollment, leading to a decrease in revenue, making it harder for City College to retain existing staff as well as recruit a strong chancellor. The ACCJC must undertake an unbiased examination of its July 3 decision to revoke City College’s accreditation. If it does so, we’re confident that it will find that while the school does have tough choices and changes to make, it can continue to be accredited so that students can take courses knowing that they will count toward a degree or job training program. City College is a rich resource that can be saved. The only question is whether a group of education bureaucrats can give it a fair shake.t

Continuing the discussion on suicide by Timothy Vollmer

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uicide is by any stretch of the imagination a difficult subject to talk about, which is why it was both surprising and remarkable that roughly 75 people in San Francisco recently showed up on a Wednesday evening for a town hallstyle meeting called “When the Rainbow Isn’t Enough” to do just that. Using only word of mouth, Facebook, and other social media outlets, the event was organized by community members who had grown increasingly concerned by a series of well publicized suicides by adult gay men over the last few years. While self-harm by gays, young and old, is by no means a new phenomenon, these particular suicides have hit a nerve in LGBT communities across the whole country. Some of the most notable victims – a dashing high-profile New York City psychotherapist, several stunningly handsome porno stars at the top of their game, a much beloved San Francisco businessman with a decades-old iconic travel agency – all seemed to be very capable individuals living out a fantasy version of the “gay dream,” which made their self-inflicted deaths all that more unsettling. The fact that these men were residing in some of the most gay-friendly environments imaginable, at a time of historic social progress for LGBT people, made their deaths still yet even more troubling. Unlike instances of suicide by gay teens or by gays living in severely repressive societies, these seemed more triggered by internal gay community dynamics rather than by outside ones. Or, to put it another way, these suicides force us to look at the world we ourselves have created – to look at how we treat each other – for answers rather than just point to effects of mainstream homophobia. Are gays, and in particular gay men, creating a community, a way of life, in which things actually do “get better” as we become adults? If not, what can we as a community do to remedy the situation? These were the difficult questions that a large number of community members came together to tackle at that town hall meeting. After several

hours of quite sincere introspection, the evening produced some very provocative and helpful insights that might help move the discussion forward. One of the most important moments of the evening came early on when one of the panelists, trans activist Veronika Fimbres, asked who in the room had ever seriously thought of suicide as an adult. In a very dramatic fashion, nearly all the people in the room raised their hands. Suddenly, the whole notion of suicide, a subject that is typically portrayed as the personal problem of the troubled few (the depressed person, the drug abuser, the terminally ill, etc.) became something else entirely. It became quite clearly a social issue and not just a mental health one. For the rest of the evening, the discussion did not follow the usual “us-them” dichotomy that often appears when professionals or experts are present and talk about prevention or providing treatment and services. Instead, we were all talking about how we can help ourselves and each other. The sense of empowerment that ensued was palpable. Another critical moment came when an audience member admitted that it was hard for him to go out and meet other gay men in the bars, clubs, and other venues because he felt that there was always an effort by other gays to make him, and each other, feel “lesser than.” Once again it was a feeling that nearly everyone in the room shared no matter what their station in life. Many of the older men in the room stressed how invisible they now feel and how they feel squeezed out of the mainstream of gay life. Their comments echoed the chilling sentiments of that handsome New York psychotherapist who, before killing himself on the eve of his 50th birthday, wrote as part of his suicide note “it’s a lie based on bad information” on the title page of his forthcoming book on how to thrive after midlife as a gay man. It quickly became clear, however, that this feeling of being “lesser than” was not confined to the more mature or, for that matter, the HIV-positive, those without stellar looks, or a fat paycheck. For example, adult film star Michael Brandon, one of the original organizers of the event, stressed how

it affected him too. “Porn is all about validation,” he explained, “but it’s a never-ending and exhausting struggle since it’s only my porn persona that is being validated. Still today I hide the real me, who I feel is deeply inadequate and unlovable, which has made me time and time again vulnerable to drugs and depression.” While much of the evening’s discussion focused on problematic feelings and social dynamics, near the end it turned toward a more constructive direction. When an audience member stated that his social circles were both too big and too small, the question of community, or rather the lack of it, came to the fore. At this point panelist Race Bannon, a popular local blogger and community activist jumped in. “People always think community work involves big projects,” he argued, “when actually all it really is is simply bringing people together, whether it’s meeting for coffee, having a dinner party, or organizing a meeting like this one. Everyone can do it and everyone needs to do it.” These last comments may possibly point to where the discussion about suicide and selfharm by adult gays needs to go. Despite all the social progress of recent times, gay social networks, especially those of gay men, have been ravaged, first by AIDS and now increasingly by hyper-gentrification as locals fear they are being priced out of their own communities. The beloved local San Francisco businessman’s suicide, for example, was preceded by eviction struggles over both his apartment and his travel agency. To counter this ongoing sense of isolation, we must all actively and consistently rebuild our social connections – no one else can do it for us. Yet we must also take care to do so in a way that allows for our real selves to come “out of the closet” rather than hide behind projections of idealized personas that are becoming more and more common online and in real life. There are no easy answers for all this. But as the recent town hall meeting’s heavy turnout and active participation demonstrates, already the word is out and now it is up to all of us to continue the discussion.t Timothy Vollmer, Ph.D., is currently president of the board of directors for the nonprofit San Francisco Gay Men’s Community Initiative.


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Russia, pope spark dialogue

It’s interesting that Russia is bringing back its intolerance of homosexuality [“Russian vodka boycott gains traction,” August 1]. I was thrown out of the patriarchal Russian Orthodox Cathedral (on 15th Street near Church) five years ago for being an unrepentant homosexual, one who does not see homosexuality as a sin. Actually, in the Orthodox Church’s teaching at large, all sexuality, including heterosexuality, is considered to be a result of the fall. All salvation is to be liberated from our fallen nature, our sexual nature. So the pope has begun dialogue about gays, the pope using the g-word opens a door for communication [“Pope changes tone in remarks on gays,” August 1]. It is the example of the Roman Catholic intolerance that influenced the Russian Orthodox to exclude homosexuals from its liturgical life. Perhaps now the Roman Catholics, that is, the pope, will encourage the Orthodox to open communications. I no longer participate in any Orthodox congregation, much happier acting monkish, though I am not a monk. Douglas A. Matley San Francisco

Suggestion to staff up SFPD

Kudos to Supervisor Scott Wiener for being proactive on community policing. Wiener has long supported the Patrol Special Police program. The late Jane Warner would have been proud of him for all he has done for the Castro. I have a great suggestion to address the minimum staffing issue the San Francisco Police Department is going through. For every police officer under the voter-mandated 1,971 minimum staffing level, require assistant Patrol Specials to be hired to meet the minimum level. So if SFPD is under 300 officers, that means hiring 300 new assistant Patrol Specials. The cost to the taxpayer equals zero. Patrol Specials are paid for by private businesses and property owners. Supposedly, the SFPD and the Police Commission determine the “need” for assistant Patrol Specials. Since Warner’s passing there has been no need, thus no assistant Patrol Special police officers have been hired. (Actually three assistants

just were hired last month after two lawsuits were filed – one by me – but these new appointees are working South of Market, not in the Castro.) I say Wiener should push this now and fastrack this. I know he has Warner’s blessing. Jon Gray San Francisco

Homeless people and the parks

I want to thank the Bay Area Reporter for its excellent editorial, “Homelessness is an LGBT issue” [July 25]. One thing it didn’t mention: any work to end homelessness must fight the criminalization of the homeless via anti-panhandling measures and sit/lie. These laws do nothing to help people find housing or services. They do, however, negatively impact a person’s ability to get housing if they’re arrested for these “offenses” and therefore have a criminal record. It’s ironic that at the same time the B.A.R. was reporting on the fact that 29 percent of the homeless in this city are LGBT [“Services needed for LGBT homeless” and “LGBT shelter set for hearing,” July 25], Supervisor Scott Wiener was introducing legislation to close the parks at midnight. Our parks are home to many homeless people, including LGBT folks who will not go into the shelters because of the homophobia they experience in them. Closing the parks will not address the vandalism that Wiener claims is the impetus for his proposed law. Unless the number of park police is dramatically increased (something that’s not likely to happen), how will closing the parks stop vandals from entering them? There’s no wall around them. Maybe the vandals will strike before midnight. The closings will, however, affect LGBT homeless folks who seek refuge in the parks, as police push them out onto the neighborhoods (where they will not be welcome by residents and business people), or arrest them and give them a criminal record that will harm efforts to get housing. We need solutions, including rental assistance for those in danger of losing their places and affordable housing from 0-30 percent of area median income, not more punitive measures that will only make matters worse for the poorest among us. Tommi Avicolli Mecca San Francisco

Castro venues to honor Sylvester compiled by Cynthia Laird

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ext week will see two Castro venues take a step back in time to the disco era when they host events honoring Sylvester, the legendary “Queen of Disco.” The late Sylvester James, who had a string of hit singles in the late 1970s, was a Castro icon when he lived in the neighborhood in the years before his death due to AIDS complications in 1988. Now, a new CD, Sylvester’s Mighty Real: Greatest Dance Hits, was recently released by Fantasy A new CD of Sylvester’s dance hits Records and the gay neighbor- benefits two local AIDS organizations. hood will celebrate Wednesday, August 14. generally not more than $15,000 a At Harvey’s, 500 Castro Street, year total.” people can join one of this year’s The “Mighty Real Night in the Pride parade grand marshals, BeBe Castro” is co-sponsored by the MerSweetbriar, as she hosts Harvey’s chants of Upper Market and Castro “Mighty Real” Trivia Night and Fantasy Records. from 8 p.m. to midnight. Meanwhile, at the Filipino parade and Midnight Sun, 4067 festival this weekend 18th Street, fans can People from around join the “Mighty Real” the Bay Area can come disco video party from 9 to San Francisco this p.m. to midnight. weekend to explore The evening’s events the flavors of the will feature Disco-Licous Philippines at the drag queen performanc20th annual Pistahan es, raffles, and trivia Parade and Festival. prizes, including CDs and The parade takes place Saturday, double hot-pink vinyl albums of the August 10 along Market Street from new album. Civic Center to 4th Street. The festiRoyalties from the sales of Sylvesval is Saturday and Sunday, August ter’s music continue to help people 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Yerba living with AIDS as they benefit Buena Gardens (Mission and 4th Project Open Hand and the AIDS streets). Admission is free. Emergency Fund. Organizers said that popular AEF Executive Director Mike events include free ice cream samSmith said that over the last couple ples along the parade route Saturof decades, the two AIDS organizaday; a live recreation of the parade tions have received a total of about dance scene from Ferris Bueller’s $200,000 in royalties. Day Off; the ninth annual profes“It took years to pay off Sylvester’s sional and amateur chef Adobo end-of-life debts before POH and Cook-off; and a “purple freeze ice us got anything,” Smith said. “It’s

cream eating contest,” where the crowd will see whether the West Coast can beat the East Coast champion. There will be Filipino food, performances, and much more at the festival, which is organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition. For more information, visit www.pistahan.net.

GAPA 35-plus potluck

The Gay Asian Pacific Alliance’s 35-plus group for gay and bisexual Asian or Pacific Islander guys, is holding its monthly potluck Sunday, August 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. at a home in Hayward. The dinners are generally devoted to discussion on a topic and the theme for the evening is, “What’s a 35+ Asian gay guy do for fun?” There will also be an open mic available to anyone who wants to do a song, dance, comedy routine, or theatrical passage (limited to three minutes). Those interested in performing should email vincent@gapa.org at least one day prior. People interested in attending the dinner should bring a meat, seafood, or vegetable dish to share and email Vincent Baduel at the address above. If space is available, you will receive a confirmation email with the address.

Bare Chest Calendar benefit

The Bare Chest Calendar dinnerdate auction this year takes the form of a Monte Carlo night. The Tuesday, August 13 fundraiser takes place from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Public Works, 161 Erie Street in San Francisco. Emcees will be Lenny Broberg and Bay Area Reporter society columnist Donna Sachet. There will be a special performance by Jason Brock at 10. Each of the 13 men for the 2014 calendar will be auctioned off. This See page 17 >>

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Thank you to the thousands of men, women, and children; corporate sponsors; employee teams; and volunteers who helped raise more than $2.5 million in last Sunday’s AIDS Walk San Francisco and more than $82 million to date to support the Bay Area’s fight against HIV/AIDS. We also thank the San Francisco AIDS Foundation for its many years of stewardship of the Walk. As Project Inform assumes leadership of this vital event, we applaud its commitment to the following four principles that will guide AIDS Walk San Francisco in 2014 and beyond. • A multi-agency fundraising event. The Walk is organized on behalf of dozens of Bay Area HIV/AIDS service providers. The grants program, which has provided essential support for those agencies for many years, will resume. • Empowering many voices. The Walk will continue to reflect the full diversity of communities, services and voices necessary to ending the epidemic. • Cost efficiency. The Walk’s cost effectiveness will be improved by expanding and reinvigorating the public’s participation, increasing income, and closely managing expenses. • Solidarity. The Walk will be led by hundreds of HIV-positive people and Bay Area youth, joining together to achieve today’s very real opportunity to create the first HIV-free generation in over three decades. Sherilyn Adams Executive Director Larkin Street Youth Services

Leslie Ewing

Executive Director Pacific Center for Human Growth

Eve Meyer

Executive Director HIV Nightline, San Francisco Suicide Prevention

Brett Andrews

Executive Director Positive Resource Center

Bruce Fisher

Executive Director Huckleberry Youth Programs

Craig R. Miller

Founder and Senior Organizer AIDS Walk San Francisco

Wendy M. Phillips, MSW

Executive Director Dolores Street Community Services

Cynthia Carey-Grant

Executive Director WORLD (Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Disease)

Dawn Harbatkin

Executive Director Lyon-Martin Health Services

Curtis Moore

Executive Director Bay Area Young Positives

Kaushik Roy

Executive Director Shanti

Misha Cohen

Jim Dilley

Founder Quan Yin Healing Arts Center

Executive Director Alliance Health Project, UCSF

Bill Hirsh

Kevin Kosik

Executive Director AIDS Legal Referral Panel

Steve Morin

Director Center for AIDS Prevention Studies AIDS Research Institute, UCSF

Mike Smith

Executive Director AIDS Emergency Fund

President & CEO Pets Are Wonderful Support

Megan D. O'Day

Executive Director AIDS Community Research Consortium (ACRC)

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Executive Director Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center

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by Matthew S. Bajko

sage displayed on Muni buses and be adopted as the theme for the city’s 2014 Pride celebration. He intends to push for the slogan to be adopted by Pride during next week’s membership meeting set to take place Tuesday, August 13. As for seeing the electronic destination signs on Muni buses display the message, Petrelis has encountered bureaucratic hurdles to his suggestion. According to an email

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an Francisco transit officials are planning a major overhaul of the city’s bus routes, and under the plan, significant changes are headed for lines serving the Castro and Noe Valley neighborhoods. The overall project is known as the Transit Effectiveness Project. It is the first major evaluation of the city’s transit service since the late 1970s. According to the project website, it is an “effort to make Muni service more convenient, reliable and attractive to existing and potential customers.” Its main goals are to “improve safety and service reliability and reduce travel time.” While the heart of the city’s gay Castro district is well served by Muni’s underground Metro light rail lines, F-Market trolley and several bus lines, the surrounding hillside neighborhoods have long complained of lackluster transit service. Bus routes through Twin Peaks and the steeper sections of Eureka Valley, which straddles between the Castro and Noe Valley, run less frequently outside of peak commute times. Proposed alterations to the routes of three bus lines in the adjacent neighborhoods are meant to address those complaints and speed up service times. Most of the changes are likely to be embraced as long needed improvements, but others will result in some Muni riders losing bus stops they have relied on for decades. Yet many bus riders who use the lines are unaware of the proposed changes, as it has been several years since the first community meetings have been held. More public forums are planned this fall and winter to discuss the latest proposals. “What we plan to do this fall and spring is re-engage with the community now that we have additional information and have refined the proposals. A lot has changed since the intervening years,” said Julie Kirschbaum, the operations, planning and scheduling manager with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. “We are making these tradeoffs in the plan while making sure it recognizes the needs of people using the service.” District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener said he has heard from only a few constituents about the alterations to the trio of bus routes in the Castro and Noe Valley. He stressed to the Bay Area Reporter this week that the proposed Muni route overhaul is “not a done deal” and that he intends to closely review the changes to ensure they make sense for transit users. “All three lines serve neighborhoods that are hilly and don’t have other easy access to public transportation,” noted Wiener, who has made improving Muni’s operations, from service times to maintenance, one of his top concerns. “We need to make sure people continue to have access to transit and the changes take topography into account. On a map something could look reasonable

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reforms, and LGBT rights. His landmark bill requiring California schools to provide equal access to programs and facilities to transgendaer students based on their gender identity is currently awaiting Governor Jerry Brown’s signature. In addition to his educational career and political life, Ammiano is a stand-up comic who has made deft

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Muni is in the news as several Castro routes are proposed for changes, and the transit agency is weighing policies for various messages to be displayed on the buses, such as this “Go Giants” sign a couple years ago.

but in reality not work.” One proposal would see changes to Noe Valley’s main bus route the 48-Quintara/24th Street. It currently provides service to residents living along steep streets off Grandview, Hoffman, and Douglass between 24th and 21st streets as well as to students at Alvarado Elementary School. That portion of the route would be eliminated, however, as the 48 bus line would no longer turn onto Grandview from Clipper Street. Instead, the buses would remain on Clipper, where a bike lane was added a few years ago, and turn left onto Douglass. It is unclear if any new bus stops would be installed on Clipper. (Full disclosure: this reporter commutes to work via the 48 line bus stops at Clipper and Grandview.) From Douglass, the buses would turn right onto 24th Street and head to the BART station in the Mission. Instead of ending in the Dogpatch, the bus line would terminate in Hunters Point via Evans and Innes avenues. To make up for the line’s lost coverage areas in Noe Valley, the 35-Eureka would be rerouted along Douglass Street and Hoffman Avenue via 24th and 21st streets. The bus line would continue to have its northern terminus at the Castro Muni station, while the other end of the line would be extended into Glen Park so that its new southern terminus would be the BART station at Bosworth and Diamond streets. In a sign of how Silicon Valley commuters have clustered in Noe Valley and nearby neighborhoods, a new 58 bus route is being proposed to connect Noe Valley to the Caltrain Station at 22nd Street. It would start at 24th Street and Diamond then run east through the Mission District to connect with the commuter rail line for towns on the Peninsula. Proposed changes to the 37-Corbett serving Twin Peaks, Corona Heights, and the Haight would see the lengthy route be severed into two lines. The new 37-Corbett would solely service Twin Peaks and the Castro’s two Muni metro stations.

use of his humor during his time at City Hall and in Sacramento. He has a daughter, Annie JupiterJones, whose mothers are Diane Jones and former Health Commissioner Roma Guy, and three granddaughters. The various chapters of his life provide ample fodder for an autobiography. “It has been a rich life in terms of my career as a teacher and then as a school board member. Even before that, as a stand-up comic to my time

A new 32-Roosevelt route would provide service to Corona Heights and a portion of Cole Valley, but would no longer access the Haight. Both bus lines would end at a new terminus located on Church Street across from the Safeway shopping center. Five parking spaces would need to be removed for the new bus stop. But the lost parking could be recouped by the removal of nearby bus stops that will no longer be needed. “With all of these proposals it is really important to have community dialogue,” said Kirschbaum. “Whenever we are looking at removing a bus stop, we try to work closely with the constituents affected by that change.” The planning commission is set to hold an informational hearing on the project’s environmental impacts at its August 15 meeting. The deadline to send city officials public comments about the project’s draft environmental impact report was extended this week until September 17. The SFMTA board is expected to vote on the changes sometime in the spring of 2014. Once adopted, Muni officials would then determine how to implement them. For more information about the project, and maps showing changes to specific bus lines, visit www.sf-planning.org/index. aspx?page=2970. Comments can be emailed to Sarah Jones with the Planning Department at sarah.b.jones@sfgov.org.

Housing message proposed for buses, Pride

As the B.A.R. has noted in a number of news articles this year, the cost of housing in San Francisco is increasingly a key concern for LGBT residents. Many are either priced out of the Castro district or fear being evicted from the gay neighborhood. The numbers of LGBT homeless youth and adults are at alarming levels, yet LGBT-focused housing services are lacking. Attempts to construct LGBT designated affordable housing in the Castro, in addition to the Openhouse project for LGBT seniors, remains an elusive goal. With housing a universal concern for many city residents, gay blogger and activist Michael Petrelis would like to see a “Housing for All” mes-

in Vietnam and now in Sacramento, there is a lot there,” said Ammiano of the vast array of experiences he can mine for a memoir. In the meantime, Ammiano is busy planning his fall wedding to his current partner, Carolis Deal. The men are trying to determine such logistics as the location for their ceremony and the invite list. “Yes to the dress,” joked Ammiano when asked about his upcoming nuptials.t

he shared with the B.A.R. and wrote about in a recent blog post, the SFMTA is reviewing how it determines messages to be displayed on buses. “We are currently establishing guidelines around the use of these signs beyond the bus’ destination,” wrote SFMTA spokesman Paul Rose in the July 30 email. “Conversations are taking place right now between See page 15 >>


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lthough a few openly gay nominees are still snagged, a Republican-led logjam against Obama nominees was briefly cracked this month, enabling the Senate to confirm 75 candidates for various executive branch offices, including four openly gay ambassadors and the highest openly gay official at the Department of Justice. Most of the confirmations, including the five openly gay appointees, were approved collectively by a single voice vote, known as unanimous consent. The gay nominees confirmed August 1 included Stuart Delery as assistant attorney general for the DOJ Civil Division and ambassadorial appointees James Costos to Spain, John Berry to Australia, Rufus Gifford to Denmark, and Daniel Baer to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Berry, who formerly ran the Office of Personnel Management, will be sworn in to his diplomatic post Friday, August 9. Although Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) submitted several gayrelated questions to Delery in writing, there was no other apparent scrutiny given to the gay nominees suggesting they might be opposed for some reason related to their sexual orientation. But those who were confirmed did not include President Barack Obama’s nomination of Chicago gay businessman James “Wally” Brewster to serve as ambassador to the Dominican Republic. Though the Texas native was nominated the same day as Berry, there may be a snag with the choice of an openly gay person to serve in the Dominican Republic, an island nation that is about 69 percent Catholic and 11 percent evangelical. According to Dairio Librio, a local paper, at least one Christian church organized a protest, asking people to show their dissatisfaction with Brewster’s nomination by wearing black one day last month. Pastor Sauford Medrano said he wasn’t opposed to gay people but considers homosexuality a sin. When the day of protest came, Dairio Librio asked several people why they were wearing black, but each one interviewed indicated it was just “by chance.”

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James “Wally” Brewster is still awaiting a Senate vote on his ambassadorship to the Dominican Republic.

CNSNews.com, a conservative news organization, quoted the auxiliary Catholic bishop of Santo Domingo, Pablo Cedano, as saying that, if Brewster arrives in the Dominican Republic as ambassador, “he is going to suffer and will have to leave.” Several U.S. news websites have quoted the country’s Catholic cardinal, Nicholas Rodriguez, as referring to Brewster publicly with the Spanish equivalent of “faggot.” But those remarks came weeks before the recent high-profile statement by Pope Francis, concerning gay priests: “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” Like many ambassadorial nominees, Brewster was a big donor to Obama’s re-election effort. More than many others, he has held highprofile positions in LGBT entities, including serving as a national cochair for LGBT people on the Democratic National Committee, a national co-chair of the LGBT Obama for America re-election campaign, and serving on the national board of the Human Rights Campaign. It is not clear whether there is any opposition to Brewster’s nomination in the Senate. There apparently was none for this month’s openly gay candidates, and last month, only 17 senators (all Republicans) voted against the re-nomination of the openly gay president of the Export-Import Bank, Fred Hochberg. So far, Obama has appointed open-

ly LGBT people to 277 positions in his administration. Several important ones are still pending, including Elaine Kaplan, to serve on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Kaplan, whose nomination was advanced out of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 6, was initially appointed to serve as general counsel for the Office of Personnel Management. She has served as acting director of OPM since Berry’s resignation in April. Kaplan’s questionnaire responses to the Senate indicated she has served on the HRC board, was a member of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, and Gay and Lesbian Parents International. She also made presentations to two White House LGBT events for youth and families and to numerous other LGBT-related events in and outside the federal government. Six current and former federal employees signed a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee in April, expressing “reservations” about Kaplan’s nomination. The employees had each sought protection through Kaplan’s previous position as U.S. Special Counsel for their whistle-blowing activities. They say her actions as special counsel weakened the federal Whistleblower Protection Act. Kaplan’s nomination could come up on the Senate floor anytime after Congress reconvenes September 9, following its monthlong summer recess.t

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ABA to vote on ‘panic’ proposal by Seth Hemmelgarn

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embers of the American Bar Association will vote on a proposal to take an official stance on gay and trans panic defenses next week as the lawyers’ group holds its annual convention in San Francisco. Resolution 113A “urges governments to take legislative action to curtail the availability and effectiveness of the ‘gay panic’ and ‘trans panic’ defenses, which seek to partially or completely excuse crimes on the grounds that the victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity is to blame for the defendant’s violent reaction,” the lawyers’ association’s website says. If the resolution passes, it will become ABA policy. The ABA’s House of Delegates, which is the organization’s policymaking body, will meet August 1213 to vote on resolutions and discuss other matters. “In every situation where there is a gay panic defense, it gives the

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ABA President Laurel Bellows

lawyers facing that the power of the ABA to indicate we don’t believe this is a viable defense,” ABA President Laurel Bellows said in an interview Tuesday, August 6. See page 15 >>


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Wedding announcements compiled by Cynthia Laird

Gina Altomare and Gretchen Dukowitz

Gina Nicole Altomare, Esq., and Gretchen Eden Zienty Dukowitz, M.A., were married on July 23, 2013 at the Alameda County Clerk’s office in Oakland. The day marked eight

years since Ms. Altomare, 31, and Ms. Dukowitz, 34, first met, which means they won’t have to remember which anniversary is which. The ceremony was conducted by Deputy Marriage Commissioner Sue Proctor, while Christopher S. Green, a friend of the couple, was their witness. The couple’s beloved pets – 6-year-old pit bull Luna and 7-year-old tortoiseshell cat Effie – did not attend. Afterward, the newlyweds enjoyed a cruelty-free meal at Souley Vegan and then, in fitting lesbian fashion, took Luna for a celebratory hike at Redwood Regional Park. Later in the evening, they spent a honeymoon of sorts shopping at one of their favorite stores, Target. Originally from Los Angeles, Ms. Altomare began her career working at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (now known simply as GLAAD). While there, she met Ms. Dukowitz, a Chicago-area

native who worked at GLAAD in New York City. A bicoastal office romance bloomed, and Ms. Dukowitz moved to southern California. From there, the couple relocated to the Bay Area. Ms. Altomare is a 2010 graduate of UC Hastings College of the Law. Currently, she works as an attorney at a civil rights law firm in Oakland. Ms. Dukowitz received a master’s degree in journalism from New York University in 2002, and she now works in marketing at a tech startup in San Francisco. The couple will not be hyphenating their names, since AltomareDukowitz has too many syllables. However, they do plan on hosting a wedding celebration later this fall, and hope to take a real honeymoon trip overseas in 2014. They look forward to a long life of filing joint federal income taxes together, not to mention good health and happiness.t

Lutherans to install gay bishop by Chuck Colbert

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n yet another indication of American Christianity’s increasing hospitality to LGBTs among the faithful, a southern California Lutheran synod has elected an openly gay pastor to serve as its bishop. The Reverend Dr. R. Guy Erwin’s selection earlier this year is indeed historic for the four-million member Evangelical Lutheran Church of America on three scores. He is openly gay, partnered, and Native American – a member of Osage Tribe. Erwin, 55, will be formally welcomed next week in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, when ELCA’s Churchwide Assembly meets August 12-17. During a recent telephone interview, Erwin spoke about his election and of its significance. “It reflects the maturing of the acceptance of gay and lesbian people in mainstream Christianity,” he said. “It also reflects the growing comfort not only of the church, but also that society has with this form of difference. “In some ways [we’ve] been talking about this for a long time and [my selection] is just the fruition of this long period of preparation that a lot of churches have gone through to take this step,” said Erwin. The Southwest California Synod elected Erwin on May 31 to a six-year term. The synod, or regional church governing body, includes the counties of Kern, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Louis Obispo, and Ventura. On balance the synod is “progressive,” said the bishop-elect, who will be installed September 21. And yet, “I was elected not because I was gay, but because they knew me well and trusted me,” he said. “My being gay was not a problem, at least for most.” Oddly enough, for more than two decades Erwin could not officially serve as pastor in the ELCA. His ordination is only two years old, coming a couple of years after Evangelical Lutheran’s Churchwide Assembly lifted a 20-year ban on ministers in samegender relationships. Churchwide Assembly is the highest legislative body of the Evangelical Lutherans, consisting of nearly 70 bishops and about 1,000 other ELCA members. Among the things being considered at this gathering is holding these assemblies every three years rather than every two years. It was during the historic 2009 Churchwide Assembly in Minneapolis when voting members approved a social statement, calling on ELCA congregations to “welcome, care for, and support same-gender couples.” The statement, titled “Human Sexuality: Gift and Trust,” required a twothirds majority of the convention

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Bishop-elect the Reverend Dr. R. Guy Erwin will be installed next month.

delegates and passed by a vote of 676-338, precisely the 66.67 percent needed for approval. More important, passage of the social statement paved the way for Evangelical Lutherans to adopt a resolution allowing people in “publicly accountable, lifelong, monogamous same-gender relationships” to serve as official church ministers. The ministry resolution passed handily by a vote of 559-451. Unlike the social statement, it only required a simplemajority vote. By its action at the Minneapolis convention, the Lutheran Church, with a primarily Midwest base, became the largest mainline Protestant denomination to throw down an official welcome mat to gay and lesbian clergy in a committed relationship. While LGBT laity had long been officially welcome; ministers, on the other hand, were – if they remained celibate. Erwin and his life partner, Rob Flynn, attended the 2009 church gathering. Erwin was a voting delegate, and Flynn was an observer. Together for nearly 20 years, Erwin and Flynn are registered domestic partners under California law. The couple met while in graduate school at Yale University. They plan to marry. Until the end of July, Erwin served as interim pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Canoga Park, California. Erwin is the Gerhard and Olga J. Belgum Professor of Lutheran confessional theology; a professor of religion and history; and director of the Segerhammar Center for Faith and Culture at California Lutheran University. “What happened in Minneapolis,” Erwin explained, “were two kinds of permissions in the church, one

to ordain qualified gay and lesbian partnered people as clergy. The other allowed congregations to explore the possibility of blessing same-sex unions in jurisdictions where they were legal. “Both of those resolutions moved along in a quiet way,” he added, readily acknowledging, “pushback from more conservative elements of the church.” In fact, some 600 congregations out of 10,000 across the ELCA have left for more conservative churches, according to CNN reporting. Nonetheless, “There has been steady progress forward without much notice, ordinations started to happen, ones already in the works. Those pastors who had been removed from the roster simply because they were gay or lesbian have been given the opportunity to be restored to it,” said Erwin. “They have to ask to be restored, and there can’t have been some other reason they were removed.” On balance, “There has been a quiet period of building and repairing,” he added. “My election is the culmination that if it had not been me, it would have been someone else. I predict within my six-year term, there may well be someone else elected elsewhere in the church.”

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Ask your doctor about ATRIPLA today. injections, or implants, because ATRIPLA (efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) may make these contraceptives ineffective. • Are breastfeeding: Women with HIV should not breastfeed because they can pass HIV and some of the medicines in ATRIPLA through their milk to the baby. We do not know if ATRIPLA could harm your baby. • Have kidney problems or are undergoing kidney dialysis treatment • Have bone problems • Have liver problems, including hepatitis B or C virus infection. Your healthcare provider may want to do tests to check your liver while you take ATRIPLA or may switch you to another medicine. • Have ever had mental illness or are using drugs or alcohol • Have ever had seizures or are taking medicine for seizures. Seizures have occurred in patients taking efavirenz, a component of ATRIPLA, generally in those with a history of seizures. If you have ever had seizures, or take medicine for seizures, your healthcare provider may want to switch you to another medicine or monitor you. What important information should I know about taking other medicines with ATRIPLA? ATRIPLA may change the effect of other medicines, including the ones for HIV-1, and may cause serious side effects. Your healthcare provider may change your other medicines or change their doses.

Epzicom® (abacavir sulfate/lamivudine), STRIBILD® (elvitegravir/cobicistat/ emtricitabine/tenofovir DF), Trizivir® (abacavir sulfate/lamivudine/zidovudine), TRUVADA® (emtricitabine/tenofovir DF), or VIREAD® (tenofovir DF), because they contain the same or similar active ingredients as ATRIPLA (efavirenz/emtricitabine/ tenofovir disoproxil fumarate). ATRIPLA should not be used with SUSTIVA® (efavirenz) unless recommended by your healthcare provider. • Vfend® (voriconazole) should not be taken with ATRIPLA since it may lose its effect or may increase the chance of having side effects from ATRIPLA. • Do not take St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum), or products containing St. John’s wort with ATRIPLA. Taking St. John’s wort may decrease ATRIPLA levels and lead to increased viral load, and possible resistance to ATRIPLA or cross-resistance to other anti-HIV-1 drugs. • ATRIPLA should not be used with HEPSERA® (adefovir dipivoxil). These are not all the medicines that may cause problems if you take ATRIPLA. Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements you are taking or plan to take. Important Safety Information is continued on the following page. Please see Patient Information on the following pages.

MEDICINES YOU SHOULD NOT TAKE WITH ATRIPLA • Do not take ATRIPLA if you are taking the following medicines because serious and life-threatening side effects may occur when taken together: Vascor® (bepridil), Propulsid® (cisapride), Versed® (midazolam), Orap® (pimozide), Halcion® (triazolam), or ergot medications (for example, Wigraine® and Cafergot®). • ATRIPLA should not be taken with: Combivir® (lamivudine/zidovudine), COMPLERA® (emtricitabine/rilpivirine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate), EMTRIVA® (emtricitabine), Epivir® or Epivir-HBV® (lamivudine),

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ATRIPLA (efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) Important Safety Information (continued) What are the possible side effects of ATRIPLA? ATRIPLA may cause the following additional serious side effects: • Serious psychiatric problems. Severe depression, strange thoughts, or angry behavior have been reported by a small number of patients. Some patients have had thoughts of suicide, and a few have actually committed suicide. These problems may occur more often in patients who have had mental illness. • Kidney problems (including decline or failure of kidney function). If you have had kidney problems, or take other medicines that may cause kidney problems, your healthcare provider should do regular blood tests. Symptoms that may be related to kidney problems include a high volume of urine, thirst, muscle pain, and muscle weakness. • Other serious liver problems. Some patients have experienced serious liver problems, including liver failure resulting in transplantation or death. Most of these serious side effects occurred in patients with a chronic liver disease such as hepatitis infection, but there have also been a few reports in patients without any existing liver disease. • Changes in bone mineral density (thinning bones). Lab tests show changes in the bones of patients treated with tenofovir DF, a component of ATRIPLA. Some HIV patients treated with tenofovir DF developed thinning of the bones (osteopenia), which could lead to fractures. Also, bone pain and softening of the bone (which may lead to fractures) may occur as a consequence of kidney problems. If you have had bone problems in the past, your healthcare provider may want to do tests to check your bones or may prescribe medicines to help your bones. Also, bone pain and bone softening may occur because of kidney problems. Common side effects: • Patients may have dizziness, headache, trouble sleeping, drowsiness, trouble concentrating, and/or unusual dreams during treatment with ATRIPLA. These side effects may be reduced if you take ATRIPLA at bedtime on an empty stomach; they tend to go away after taking ATRIPLA for a few weeks. Tell your healthcare provider right away if any of these side effects continue or if they bother you. These symptoms may be more severe if ATRIPLA is used with alcohol and/or mood-altering (street) drugs. • If you are dizzy, have trouble concentrating, and/or are drowsy, avoid activities that may be dangerous, such as driving or operating machinery. • Rash is a common side effect with ATRIPLA that usually goes away without any change in treatment. Rash may be serious in a small number of patients. Rash occurs more commonly in children and may be a serious problem. If a rash develops, call your healthcare provider right away. • Other common side effects include: tiredness, upset stomach, vomiting, gas, and diarrhea. Other possible side effects: • Changes in body fat have been seen in some people taking anti-HIV-1 medicines. Increase of fat in the upper back and neck, breasts, and around the trunk may happen. Loss of fat from the legs, arms, and face may also happen. The cause and long-term health effects of these changes in body fat are not known. • Skin discoloration (small spots or freckles) may also happen. • In some patients with advanced HIV infection (AIDS), signs and symptoms of inflammation from previous infections may occur soon after anti-HIV treatment is started. If you notice any symptoms of infection, contact your healthcare provider right away. • Additional side effects are inflammation of the pancreas, allergic reaction (including swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat), shortness of breath, pain, stomach pain, weakness, and indigestion. This is not a complete list of side effects. Tell your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you notice any side effects while taking ATRIPLA. You should take ATRIPLA once daily on an empty stomach. Taking ATRIPLA at bedtime may make some side effects less bothersome. Please see Patient Information on adjacent and following pages.

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Patient Information ATRIPLA® (uh TRIP luh) Tablets ALERT: Find out about medicines that should NOT be taken with ATRIPLA (efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate). Please also read the section “MEDICINES YOU SHOULD NOT TAKE WITH ATRIPLA.” Generic name: efavirenz, emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (eh FAH vih renz, em tri SIT uh bean and te NOE’ fo veer dye soe PROX il FYOU mar ate) Read the Patient Information that comes with ATRIPLA before you start taking it and each time you get a refill since there may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment. You should stay under a healthcare provider’s care when taking ATRIPLA. Do not change or stop your medicine without first talking with your healthcare provider. Talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you have any questions about ATRIPLA. What is the most important information I should know about ATRIPLA? • Some people who have taken medicine like ATRIPLA (which contains nucleoside analogs) have developed a serious condition called lactic acidosis (build up of an acid in the blood). Lactic acidosis can be a medical emergency and may need to be treated in the hospital. Call your healthcare provider right away if you get the following signs or symptoms of lactic acidosis: • You feel very weak or tired. • You have unusual (not normal) muscle pain. • You have trouble breathing. • You have stomach pain with nausea and vomiting. • You feel cold, especially in your arms and legs. • You feel dizzy or lightheaded. • You have a fast or irregular heartbeat. • Some people who have taken medicines like ATRIPLA have developed serious liver problems called hepatotoxicity, with liver enlargement (hepatomegaly) and fat in the liver (steatosis). Call your healthcare provider right away if you get the following signs or symptoms of liver problems: • Your skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow (jaundice). • Your urine turns dark. • Your bowel movements (stools) turn light in color. • You don’t feel like eating food for several days or longer. • You feel sick to your stomach (nausea). • You have lower stomach area (abdominal) pain. • You may be more likely to get lactic acidosis or liver problems if you are female, very overweight (obese), or have been taking nucleoside analog-containing medicines, like ATRIPLA, for a long time. • If you also have hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and you stop taking ATRIPLA, you may get a “flare-up” of your hepatitis. A “flare-up” is when the disease suddenly returns in a worse way than before. Patients with HBV who stop taking ATRIPLA need close medical follow-up for several months, including medical exams and blood tests to check for hepatitis that could be getting worse. ATRIPLA is not approved for the treatment of HBV, so you must discuss your HBV therapy with your healthcare provider. What is ATRIPLA? ATRIPLA contains 3 medicines, SUSTIVA® (efavirenz), EMTRIVA® (emtricitabine) and VIREAD® (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate also called tenofovir DF) combined in one pill. EMTRIVA and VIREAD are HIV-1 (human immunodeficiency virus) nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) and SUSTIVA is an HIV-1 non-nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI). VIREAD and EMTRIVA are the components of TRUVADA®. ATRIPLA can be used alone as a complete regimen, or in combination with other anti-HIV-1 medicines to treat people with HIV-1 infection. ATRIPLA is for adults and children 12 years of age and older who weigh at least 40 kg (at least 88 lbs). ATRIPLA is not recommended for children younger than 12 years of age. ATRIPLA has not been studied in adults over 65 years of age. HIV infection destroys CD4+ T cells, which are important to the immune system. The immune system helps fight infection. After a large number of T cells are destroyed, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) develops. ATRIPLA helps block HIV-1 reverse transcriptase, a viral chemical in your body (enzyme) that is needed for HIV-1 to multiply. ATRIPLA lowers the amount of HIV-1 in the blood (viral load). ATRIPLA may also help to increase the number of T cells (CD4+ cells), allowing your immune system to improve. Lowering

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the amount of HIV-1 in the blood lowers the chance of death or infections that happen when your immune system is weak (opportunistic infections). Does ATRIPLA cure HIV-1 or AIDS? ATRIPLA does not cure HIV-1 infection or AIDS and you may continue to experience illnesses associated with HIV-1 infection, including opportunistic infections. You should remain under the care of a doctor when using ATRIPLA. Who should not take ATRIPLA? Together with your healthcare provider, you need to decide whether ATRIPLA is right for you. Do not take ATRIPLA if you are allergic to ATRIPLA or any of its ingredients. The active ingredients of ATRIPLA are efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir DF. See the end of this leaflet for a complete list of ingredients. What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking ATRIPLA? Tell your healthcare provider if you: • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant (see “What should I avoid while taking ATRIPLA?”). • Are breastfeeding (see “What should I avoid while taking ATRIPLA?”). • Have kidney problems or are undergoing kidney dialysis treatment. • Have bone problems. • Have liver problems, including hepatitis B virus infection. Your healthcare provider may want to do tests to check your liver while you take ATRIPLA or may switch you to another medicine. • Have ever had mental illness or are using drugs or alcohol. • Have ever had seizures or are taking medicine for seizures. What important information should I know about taking other medicines with ATRIPLA? ATRIPLA may change the effect of other medicines, including the ones for HIV-1, and may cause serious side effects. Your healthcare provider may change your other medicines or change their doses. Other medicines, including herbal products, may affect ATRIPLA. For this reason, it is very important to let all your healthcare providers and pharmacists know what medications, herbal supplements, or vitamins you are taking. MEDICINES YOU SHOULD NOT TAKE WITH ATRIPLA • The following medicines may cause serious and life-threatening side effects when taken with ATRIPLA. You should not take any of these medicines while taking ATRIPLA: Vascor (bepridil), Propulsid (cisapride), Versed (midazolam), Orap (pimozide), Halcion (triazolam), ergot medications (for example, Wigraine and Cafergot). • ATRIPLA also should not be used with Combivir (lamivudine/zidovudine), COMPLERA®, EMTRIVA, Epivir, Epivir-HBV (lamivudine), Epzicom (abacavir sulfate/lamivudine), STRIBILD®, Trizivir (abacavir sulfate/lamivudine/ zidovudine), TRUVADA, or VIREAD. ATRIPLA also should not be used with SUSTIVA unless recommended by your healthcare provider. • Vfend (voriconazole) should not be taken with ATRIPLA since it may lose its effect or may increase the chance of having side effects from ATRIPLA. • Do not take St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum), or products containing St. John’s wort with ATRIPLA. St. John’s wort is an herbal product sold as a dietary supplement. Talk with your healthcare provider if you are taking or are planning to take St. John’s wort. Taking St. John’s wort may decrease ATRIPLA levels and lead to increased viral load and possible resistance to ATRIPLA or cross-resistance to other anti-HIV-1 drugs. • ATRIPLA should not be used with HEPSERA® (adefovir dipivoxil). It is also important to tell your healthcare provider if you are taking any of the following: • Fortovase, Invirase (saquinavir), Biaxin (clarithromycin), Noxafil (posaconazole), Sporanox (itraconazole), or Victrelis (boceprevir); these medicines may need to be replaced with another medicine when taken with ATRIPLA. • Calcium channel blockers such as Cardizem or Tiazac (diltiazem), Covera HS or Isoptin (verapamil) and others; Crixivan (indinavir), Selzentry (maraviroc); the immunosuppressant medicines cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune, and others), Prograf (tacrolimus), or Rapamune (sirolimus); Methadone; Mycobutin (rifabutin); Rifampin; cholesterollowering medicines such as Lipitor (atorvastatin), Pravachol (pravastatin sodium), and Zocor (simvastatin); or the anti-depressant medications bupropion (Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL, and Zyban) or Zoloft (sertraline); dose changes may be needed when these drugs are taken with ATRIPLA.

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Videx, Videx EC (didanosine); tenofovir DF (a component of ATRIPLA) may increase the amount of didanosine in your blood, which could result in more side effects. You may need to be monitored more carefully if you are taking ATRIPLA and didanosine together. Also, the dose of didanosine may need to be changed. • Reyataz (atazanavir sulfate) or Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir); these medicines may increase the amount of tenofovir DF (a component of ATRIPLA) in your blood, which could result in more side effects. Reyataz is not recommended with ATRIPLA. You may need to be monitored more carefully if you are taking ATRIPLA and Kaletra together. Also, the dose of Kaletra may need to be changed. • Medicine for seizures [for example, Dilantin (phenytoin), Tegretol (carbamazepine), or phenobarbital]; your healthcare provider may want to switch you to another medicine or check drug levels in your blood from time to time. These are not all the medicines that may cause problems if you take ATRIPLA. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all medicines that you take. Keep a complete list of all the prescription and nonprescription medicines as well as any herbal remedies that you are taking, how much you take, and how often you take them. Make a new list when medicines or herbal remedies are added or stopped, or if the dose changes. Give copies of this list to all of your healthcare providers and pharmacists every time you visit your healthcare provider or fill a prescription. This will give your healthcare provider a complete picture of the medicines you use. Then he or she can decide the best approach for your situation. How should I take ATRIPLA? • Take the exact amount of ATRIPLA your healthcare provider prescribes. Never change the dose on your own. Do not stop this medicine unless your healthcare provider tells you to stop. • You should take ATRIPLA on an empty stomach. • Swallow ATRIPLA with water. • Taking ATRIPLA at bedtime may make some side effects less bothersome. • Do not miss a dose of ATRIPLA. If you forget to take ATRIPLA, take the missed dose right away, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do not double the next dose. Carry on with your regular dosing schedule. If you need help in planning the best times to take your medicine, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. • If you believe you took more than the prescribed amount of ATRIPLA, contact your local poison control center or emergency room right away. • Tell your healthcare provider if you start any new medicine or change how you take old ones. Your doses may need adjustment. • When your ATRIPLA supply starts to run low, get more from your healthcare provider or pharmacy. This is very important because the amount of virus in your blood may increase if the medicine is stopped for even a short time. The virus may develop resistance to ATRIPLA and become harder to treat. • Your healthcare provider may want to do blood tests to check for certain side effects while you take ATRIPLA. What should I avoid while taking ATRIPLA? • Women should not become pregnant while taking ATRIPLA and for 12 weeks after stopping it. Serious birth defects have been seen in the babies of animals and women treated with efavirenz (a component of ATRIPLA) during pregnancy. It is not known whether efavirenz caused these defects. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you are pregnant. Also talk with your healthcare provider if you want to become pregnant. • Women should not rely only on hormone-based birth control, such as pills, injections, or implants, because ATRIPLA may make these contraceptives ineffective. Women must use a reliable form of barrier contraception, such as a condom or diaphragm, even if they also use other methods of birth control. Efavirenz, a component of ATRIPLA, may remain in your blood for a time after therapy is stopped. Therefore, you should continue to use contraceptive measures for 12 weeks after you stop taking ATRIPLA. • Do not breastfeed if you are taking ATRIPLA. Some of the medicines in ATRIPLA can be passed to your baby in your breast milk. We do not know whether it could harm your baby. Also, mothers with HIV-1 should not breastfeed because HIV-1 can be passed to the baby in the breast milk. Talk with your healthcare provider if you are breastfeeding. You should stop breastfeeding or may need to use a different medicine.

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If you are dizzy, have trouble concentrating, or are drowsy, avoid activities that may be dangerous, such as driving or operating machinery. Rash may be common. Rashes usually go away without any change in treatment. In a small number of patients, rash may be serious. If you develop a rash, call your healthcare provider right away. Rash may be a serious problem in some children. Tell your child’s healthcare provider right away if you notice rash or any other side effects while your child is taking ATRIPLA. Other common side effects include tiredness, upset stomach, vomiting, gas, and diarrhea. Other possible side effects with ATRIPLA: • Changes in body fat. Changes in body fat develop in some patients taking anti-HIV-1 medicine. These changes may include an increased amount of fat in the upper back and neck (“buffalo hump”), in the breasts, and around the trunk. Loss of fat from the legs, arms, and face may also happen. The cause and long-term health effects of these fat changes are not known. • Skin discoloration (small spots or freckles) may also happen with ATRIPLA. • In some patients with advanced HIV infection (AIDS), signs and symptoms of inflammation from previous infections may occur soon after anti-HIV treatment is started. It is believed that these symptoms are due to an improvement in the body’s immune response, enabling the body to fight infections that may have been present with no obvious symptoms. If you notice any symptoms of infection, please inform your doctor immediately. • Additional side effects are inflammation of the pancreas, allergic reaction (including swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat), shortness of breath, pain, stomach pain, weakness and indigestion. Tell your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you notice any side effects while taking ATRIPLA. Contact your healthcare provider before stopping ATRIPLA because of side effects or for any other reason. This is not a complete list of side effects possible with ATRIPLA. Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for a more complete list of side effects of ATRIPLA and all the medicines you will take. How do I store ATRIPLA? • Keep ATRIPLA and all other medicines out of reach of children. • Store ATRIPLA at room temperature 77 °F (25 °C). • Keep ATRIPLA in its original container and keep the container tightly closed. • Do not keep medicine that is out of date or that you no longer need. If you throw any medicines away make sure that children will not find them. General information about ATRIPLA: Medicines are sometimes prescribed for conditions that are not mentioned in patient information leaflets. Do not use ATRIPLA for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give ATRIPLA to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them. This leaflet summarizes the most important information about ATRIPLA. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about ATRIPLA that is written for health professionals. Do not use ATRIPLA if the seal over bottle opening is broken or missing. What are the ingredients of ATRIPLA? Active Ingredients: efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate Inactive Ingredients: croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, sodium lauryl sulfate. The film coating contains black iron oxide, polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl alcohol, red iron oxide, talc, and titanium dioxide.

Taking ATRIPLA with alcohol or other medicines causing similar side effects as ATRIPLA, such as drowsiness, may increase those side effects. • Do not take any other medicines, including prescription and nonprescription medicines and herbal products, without checking with your healthcare provider. • Avoid doing things that can spread HIV-1 to others. • Do not share needles or other injection equipment. • Do not share personal items that can have blood or body fluids on them, like toothbrushes and razor blades. • Do not have any kind of sex without protection. Always practice safe sex by using a latex or polyurethane condom to lower the chance of sexual contact with semen, vaginal secretions, or blood. What are the possible side effects of ATRIPLA? ATRIPLA may cause the following serious side effects: • Lactic acidosis (buildup of an acid in the blood). Lactic acidosis can be a medical emergency and may need to be treated in the hospital. Call your healthcare provider right away if you get signs of lactic acidosis. (See “What is the most important information I should know about ATRIPLA?”) • Serious liver problems (hepatotoxicity), with liver enlargement (hepatomegaly) and fat in the liver (steatosis). Call your healthcare provider right away if you get any signs of liver problems. (See “What is the most important information I should know about ATRIPLA?”) • “Flare-ups” of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, in which the disease suddenly returns in a worse way than before, can occur if you have HBV and you stop taking ATRIPLA. Your healthcare provider will monitor your condition for several months after stopping ATRIPLA if you have both HIV-1 and HBV infection and may recommend treatment for your HBV. ATRIPLA is not approved for the treatment of hepatitis B virus infection. If you have advanced liver disease and stop treatment with ATRIPLA, the “flare-up” of hepatitis B may cause your liver function to decline. • Serious psychiatric problems. A small number of patients may experience severe depression, strange thoughts, or angry behavior while taking ATRIPLA. Some patients have thoughts of suicide and a few have actually committed suicide. These problems may occur more often in patients who have had mental illness. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you think you are having these psychiatric symptoms, so your healthcare provider can decide if you should continue to take ATRIPLA. • Kidney problems (including decline or failure of kidney function). If you have had kidney problems in the past or take other medicines that can cause kidney problems, your healthcare provider should do regular blood tests to check your kidneys. Symptoms that may be related to kidney problems include a high volume of urine, thirst, muscle pain, and muscle weakness. • Other serious liver problems. Some patients have experienced serious liver problems including liver failure resulting in transplantation or death. Most of these serious side effects occurred in patients with a chronic liver disease such as hepatitis infection, but there have also been a few reports in patients without any existing liver disease. • Changes in bone mineral density (thinning bones). Laboratory tests show changes in the bones of patients treated with tenofovir DF, a component of ATRIPLA. Some HIV patients treated with tenofovir DF developed thinning of the bones (osteopenia) which could lead to fractures. If you have had bone problems in the past, your healthcare provider may need to do tests to check your bone mineral density or may prescribe medicines to help your bone mineral density. Additionally, bone pain and softening of the bone (which may contribute to fractures) may occur as a consequence of kidney problems. Common side effects: Patients may have dizziness, headache, trouble sleeping, drowsiness, trouble concentrating, and/or unusual dreams during treatment with ATRIPLA. These side effects may be reduced if you take ATRIPLA at bedtime on an empty stomach. They also tend to go away after you have taken the medicine for a few weeks. If you have these common side effects, such as dizziness, it does not mean that you will also have serious psychiatric problems, such as severe depression, strange thoughts, or angry behavior. Tell your healthcare provider right away if any of these side effects continue or if they bother you. It is possible that these symptoms may be more severe if ATRIPLA is used with alcohol or mood altering (street) drugs.

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various divisions and units within the MTA to explore this issue. As the conversation continues, I will be sure to include your request for consideration.” Petrelis said his request was modeled after one made by the B.A.R.’s Political Notebook in the spring of 2012 for Muni buses to adopt a proLGBT message. Supportive ones for the city’s baseball team prompted

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The organization could use the policy to encourage courts to instruct jurors not to allow the sexual orientation or gender identity of victims, witnesses, or others to bias their decisions. Bellows said no opposition to the resolution had been presented yet, but “we encourage debate.” The proposal needs a simple majority – 50 percent plus one vote – to pass. There are 560 total members in the ABA House of Delegates, so for 113A to pass, it will need at least 281 votes. The resolution’s primary sponsor is the ABA’s Criminal Justice Section. Locally, the 2002 murder of transgender teen Gwen Araujo, 17, brought attention to trans panic de-

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Added Miranda, “There are no first- and second-class citizens. ... It’s a very important message that Uruguay is sending to the world today.” Uruguay is the second South American country to legalize same-sex marriage, after Argentina became the first in 2010. More couples are expected to apply for marriage licenses at civil registries over the coming days, reported the Huffington Post.

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This week Tim Oviatt, a gay man who had been living mainly in his car since January, moved off the streets. Oviatt was featured in a July 25 B.A.R. story about the need for more LGBT-focused services for San Francisco’s homeless population. The longtime owner of former Castro clothing store All American Boy, which he closed in 2009, Oviatt

became homeless when the owner of the apartment he had lived in last year decided he wanted to live alone. In May, Oviatt applied for a room in a single-room-occupancy hotel in the Tenderloin. But his paperwork with several affordable housing providers and the city’s housing authority kept being misplaced, delaying his ability to move into the studio with private bath. Those issues were finally resolved last week, and on Monday, August 5, he was handed keys to his new

home. Based on his experience, Oviatt told the B.A.R. that the city should improve its service approach with homeless individuals and increase funding for affordable housing programs. “Among advocates there is a sense of urgency. With some of our elected officials and our mayor, I sense a disconnect,” he said. “There is a tendency to demonize the homeless into drug dealers, drunks, and people who don’t work. They don’t see it is people who are disenfranchised.” t

fense tactics. Araujo reportedly engaged in anal and/or oral sex with Michael Magidson, Jose Merel, and his brother Paul Merel, who didn’t participate in the killing. Magidson and Merel claimed that the discovery of Araujo’s birth gender had threatened their sexualities and self-images. Family members, the prosecution, and supporters spent countless hours over numerous months combating the transphobic rhetoric and blamethe-victim mentality that was allowed in court. Even as the coroner’s office was testifying about the multiple causes of Araujo’s death and her bruised and bloodied body, defense attorney Tony Serra’s questions remained focused on the length of Araujo’s skirt. (As of October, Magidson and Merel were

both serving prison sentences of 15 years to life after being convicted of second-degree murder in the case, in which others were also charged.) In July 2006, state Attorney General Kamala Harris, who was then San Francisco’s district attorney, convened a national conference on combating gay and transgender panic defense strategies. Months later, Assembly Bill 1160, which was known as the Gwen Araujo Justice for Victims Act, became law in California. The law allows a judge to instruct jurors not to consider their own anti-LGBT biases during their deliberations. In response to emailed questions this week, out lesbian attorney D’Arcy Kemnitz said, “As the executive director of the National LGBT Bar Associa-

tion, I’m not only a strong supporter of the resolution, but had the honor of helping to draft the language.” Kemnitz said she’d be presenting the resolution for a vote to the House of Delegates. She said that she and other LGBT bar members expect “that the resolution will receive overwhelming support among the House of Delegates because this is an issue that impacts not just LGBT people, but our family and friends as well. ‘Gay panic’ and ‘trans panic’ defenses have a shameful history. They were used as excuses in the trials of those who murdered Matthew Shepard and Gwen Araujo.” Shepard, a gay Wyoming teen, was murdered in 1998. “We expect it may become an issue in the upcoming trial of Lawrence

Reed,” who’s accused in the killing of openly gay Clarksdale, Mississippi mayoral candidate Marco McMillian, said Kemnitz. She said she’s “confident” 113A will win approval, “sending a strong message to state legislatures, and our courts, that the legal profession wants to see a swift end to the practice of using bias and hate as an excuse for violence and murder.” Among other noteworthy events, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who will accept the ABA Medal, the association’s highest honor, is set to speak August 12. Like other conference events, Clinton’s speech is not open to the public. The annual meeting runs from Thursday, August 8 through Tuesday, August 13.t

retary of State John Kerry last week announced that the State Department will begin processing same-sex spouses’ visas the same as heterosexual spouses. The new policy went into effect immediately. “When same-sex couples apply for a visa, the Department of State will consider that application in the same manner that it considers the application of opposite-sex spouses,” Kerry said in his August 2 remarks. Clarifying the policy, he continued, “If you are the spouse of a U.S. citizen, your visa application will be treated equally. If you are the spouse of a non-citizen, your visa application will be treated equally. If you are in a country that doesn’t recognize your same-sex marriage,

then your visa application will still be treated equally at every single one of our 222 visa processing centers around the world.” This means that the U.S. will recognize same-sex marriages performed in countries that have legalized such unions. The State Department’s decision comes after President Barack Obama requested all U.S. agencies to review its policies following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down the a key provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Other government departments, such as the Homeland Security, announced last month similar moves with its U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.t

the suggestion. In response, the SFMTA added “Equality for All” messages to certain bus routes. Since then “Go 49ers” and “We Stand With Boston” messages can also be found on certain buses. Noting that the messages were posted without there being written guidelines, Petrelis criticized the agency’s response to his suggestion. “And my little request forces Muni to establish a procedure and conversations within the agency,” he wrote

in his August 1 blog post.

Postscript

Got international LGBT news tips? Call or send them to Heather Cassell at 00+1-415-2213541, Skype: heather.cassell, or oitwnews@gmail.com.

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the bishops wrote. Because the ELCA has no rite or liturgy for blessing unions or marriages of same-gender couples, the bishops added, “Celebrations of such relationships can be drawn from other Christian denominations and advocacy ministries, emphasizing the lifelong, monogamous intentions, which are part of the 2009 decisions of this church with regard to any marriage, whether of the opposite gender or of the same gender.” By no means, said Erwin, “should it be taken for granted that every congregation or pastor will marry samegender couples. Some congregations will want to do it, but pastors will be reluctant. More likely, it will be the other way around.” Erwin is scheduled to preach on August 14 at a ReconcilingWorks

worship service. ReconcilingWorks is an ECLA advocacy organization for LGBT Lutherans. At the Pittsburgh liturgy, he said, the message will be about “new wine in old wine skins. I will talk about a stretching period for all of us, trying to keep the seam s from bursting.” Asked about his message to the faithful upon installation next month, the bishop-elect said, “Just as the church is for everybody, so am I. To those who find [my election] confusing or alarming, I love them, too. It should not be considered a defeat or something that diminishes them. This lifts up the love of God for everybody.” “Having said that,” Erwin continued, “Christianity is becoming more authentically what it is meant to be. We are entering into a great phase with a message of love and hope for everyone. My hope is that we will be an open church in which everyone can feel safe and welcome.”t

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Bathhouse

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“In a few days,” the agency will release a list of frequently asked questions to summarize “the key questions people have” and “put some factual information out there,” among other objectives, said Aragón. “It is a good idea for us to revisit” the standards “because a lot of things have changed,” since they were established, he said. Health officials want to ensure they proceed “in a thoughtful way and have the diversity of stakeholders around the table,” said Aragón. “People are expecting we’re going to come out with a pronouncement,” but that’s not the case, he said. Asked about having a public forum, Aragón said, “We have to plan and design that” and involve vendors and others in the discussion. “The questions that we’re receiving are really good and valid questions, because other locations do it differently than we do it in San Francisco,” he said. Aragón said that it’s “a misconception” to consider that the AIDS epidemic is over. “HIV is a chronic viral infection,” he said. “... We do have a pool of people who will continue to be infectious, even though you might say it’s endemic here.” “We still have a lot of disease in

the community,” Aragón added. Gay Supervisor Scott Wiener, whose District 8 includes the Castro, supports putting the doors back on in sex clubs. “I support elimination of the ban on private rooms in bathhouses,” Wiener said in an email. “This ban doesn’t have a basis in public health and is arbitrary. Gay men have various ways of meeting other gay men for sex, whether in bars, bathhouses, or online. To claim, as this rule does, that having sex in a private room in a bathhouse is somehow riskier than going to someone’s house or having public sex in a bathhouse, makes no sense to me.” Matt Dorsey, who is gay and a spokesman for the city attorney’s office, noted, “There’s nothing in the injunction that ever prohibited or banned bathhouses in San Francisco.”

SFPD permit hearings

Dorsey said the San Francisco Police Department is the “front line enforcing agency” for bathhouses, and he said businesses interested in a bathhouse permit should check Article 26 of the police code which, in part, defines a bathhouse as a public place where sauna, steam, or any one of numerous other types of baths is available. In an email, the Bay Area Reporter asked Dorsey whether sex clubs such as Eros could have private rooms, and whether they still have

to have monitors. The city attorney’s office’s current interpretation of city law “is that rooms cannot be locked and club staff must have some means of viewing what’s going on in the room,” said city attorney spokesman Gabriel Zitrin. As part of the approval process, SFPD sends bathhouse referrals to the health and planning departments and other city agencies, according to police Lieutenant Troy Dangerfield, who works in the permits unit. Dangerfield said police check with health department staff to ensure that businesses comply with health regulations, “and they give us an okay before we can approve any bathhouse permit.” In an email, Dangerfield emphasized that the SFPD doesn’t “make an issue as to whether it is a gay or straight bathhouse; our goal is just compliance with the bathhouse law.” The longtime gay sex club Eros, at 2051 Market Street, is the only business of its kind currently applying for a bathhouse permit, said Dangerfield. Police have had “no problems” with Eros, he said, but the club’s sauna qualifies the business as a bathhouse “and they have to get a permit.” As for the club getting the permit, Dangerfield said, “We defer to the See page 16 >>

Terry Lee Brown

Bernabe Garcia

Terry Lee Brown passed away peacefully at his home in San Francisco June 15, 2013. Terry was born in Spokane, Washington on November 19, 1951. He grew up and attended school in Post Falls, Idaho. He attended Spokane Community College and studied art. He moved to San Jose, California in 1977 and found immediate success in catering and interior design. It wasn’t long before he was living and working full-time in San Francisco. When he tired of the incredible demands of his profession, Terry reinvented himself and enrolled in barber school. He ran his own salon at 1600 Market Street from the mid-1980s until 2004. He relocated to 2275 Market Street until June 2013. He loved to travel and explore Europe. Rome, London, and Paris were his favorite cities. Full of natural creative talent Terry’s interests included art, interior design and decoration, gardening, cooking, and entertaining. He was an incredible force who never stopped challenging himself. He never failed to impress and will be forever missed. He was fun-loving, kind, sharp and quickwitted. He was preceded in death by his brother, Mike, and mother, June Brown. Terry will be laid to rest in Mount Angel, Oregon.

After just a short fight with cancer Bernabe (Bernie) Garcia succumbed to the disease July 27, 2013. Bernabe was born in San Luis, Rio Colorado, Senora, Mexico to the late Blaza Garcia Cervantes and Bernabe Lara Valenzuela. He is survived by his son Bernabe Garcia Ruiz, his siblings Maria de Jesus and Profirio Renteria Garcia of San Luis, Mexico; and Marissa and Fernando Lara of Arizona; as well as many other loving relatives and friends. Bernie moved to Arizona in 1985 and in the 1990s he moved to the Bay Area. He settled down in Modesto three years ago. He last worked at the Safeway Distribution Center in Tracy. Bernie loved life and had a passion for cooking. He would always have plenty to share with his friends and neighbors. He was known to have a green thumb and a love for animals. His beautiful garden, seven dogs, many birds, three kittens, and a turtle were evidence of his love for life, animals, and beautiful things. He also had a love of dancing and music. His family, friends, pets, and plants will miss his beautiful, caring spirit. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 10 at noon at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 709 G Street, Modesto CA 95353.

November 19, 1951 – June 15, 2013

March 3, 1962 – July 27, 2013


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Garza is one angry, sexist twit by Roger Brigham

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hile the Texas Rangers were desperately trying to climb back into the American League Western Conference race (you remember, the one they gagged up the last week of the season last year to the Oakland A’s) ahead of the lengthy drug-related suspension of slugger Nelson Cruz, they ran into a bit of a speed bump because a starting pitcher acquired for the stretch run shows less ability to throw to first base than your average Little League reserve. He also has a Neanderthal streak of sexism and a lack of emotional control that’s about as bad as his fielding ineptitude. The Rangers lost to the A’s on Saturday, August 3 because Matt Garza is as bad at fielding bunts as scouting reports claimed he was, a fact the Athletics exploited four times to great effect. The chief thorn in his side was A’s second baseman Eric

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Bathhouse

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health department as a referral before we can issue a bathhouse permit, so if we were going to issue one, they would get the first crack at saying ‘No.’” Ken Rowe, who became an Eros co-owner in 2005, said the club doesn’t want to add anything, including private rooms. “That’s why it’s a little strange” that the business, which opened 21 years ago, is just now having to get a bathhouse permit, said Rowe. The police department contacted the club in late June, he said. Eros provides a space for people to have sex, as well as safe-sex materials including condoms and lube. The health department requires staff to ensure patrons are practicing safe sex, among other duties, said Rowe. Private rooms are “just not part of our business model,” he said. “We think what we offer here is a com-

Sogard, at whom Garza screamed the second time Sogard scorched him with a bunt. Later Sogard’s pregnant wife, Kaycee, tried to laugh it off on Twitter, noting her husband was the last person to mind being insulted, and that was enough to launch Garza into a Twitter frenzy laced with misogyny and bungled grammar. Garza informed Sogard that it’s “childish having your wife speak for you! Certain people can’t shut there (sic) woman up!” He also wrote, “keep your woman out of it ... Mans game,” “give your husband his balls back,” and “Its a mans game and keep your trap shut.” Apparently Garza thinks Sogard is batting just .333 because his wife is not barefoot and wanders outside the kitchen. The responses on social media have ranged from witty to outraged, including suggestions Garza try eating “bunt cake” (sic). Perhaps the best barb came from Pat Neshek, formerly a teammate of Garza’s and currently an Athletic. Neshek posted

munity space. We have a lot of educational activities.” He added that with private space, “you pay for that space and length of time,” but with a more open site, “when a customer comes in here, they’re paying for the use of the space for as long as we’re open, so there’s no time constraint.” It seems that for all intents and purposes, Eros is already a bathhouse, but Rowe said, “It all depends on how you define bathhouse. According to the police code for bathhouse, yes, if you provide a steam room or sauna, that’s a bathhouse. By normal vocabulary, a gay bathhouse is private rooms and yeah ... since the court injunction against private rooms in San Francisco sex clubs, that adds to the confusion.” The health department monitors and permits sex clubs, while police handle bathhouse permits. Rowe said Eros has a massage permit “because we have a separate massage studio here that’s non-sexual [and] that’s been going on for

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Rangers’ pitcher Matt Garza, as seen during a hazing episode when he was a rookie.

a photo of Garza on Twitter with a note reminding him of when they “dressed up as women.” Garza kept telling him to shut up. The photo came from a hazing day during their rookie season. Now, the Rangers were quick to distance themselves from Garza’s verbal diarrhea (not much they can do about his clumsy fielding; that would require him having the dis-

cipline to put in some actual work rather than mouthing off when others take advantage of it), and Garza himself issued an “apology” that even by the standards of athletes’ non-apology apologies missed the mark. “No questions, just a statement today,” Garza said. “All I want to say is I let my competitive spirit cross outside the lines, and that shouldn’t happen. I let my passion, my fire carry over, and that’s not how this game should be played. And for that I apologize to the Sogards for anything that was said through my Twitter. That’s all I have. I regret what happened, and I’m just looking forward to a great game today.” Not a word about his blatant sexism. If a player had said similar things about African Americans, Jews, or gays, he’d have been suspended immediately and sent to sensitivity training. But hey, it’s a man’s game, played at times by little boys who cry when they can’t field bunts.

SF Fog coach headed to Brown University

The Bay Area rugby community’s loss is New England’s gain. Kathy Flores, the out former

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coach of the women’s national team who has been the coach the past two years of the San Francisco Fog (see April 4 Jock Talk), the Berkeley All Blues, and the University of San Francisco, is leaving the area to become the head women’s coach at Brown University. “We are very excited to have Kathy take over the reins of the program,” said Kerri Heffernan, former coach of the program. “Kathy is arguably the finest rugby coach in the country and brings with her an astonishing legacy of success. It’s a real testament to the program and the players that we can attract a coach of her caliber.” A member of Equality Coaching Alliance, the 59-year-old Tallahassee, Florida native had coached the Fog for two years and took over the program at USF in 2011. She was with the All Blues for 16 years, during which the team won 15 national titles. In 2000 the Women’s Sports Foundation named her Coach of the Year. Currently the Brown program has club status but has applied to become a varsity program. Good luck, Kathy. You will be missed here.t

Michael Petrelis

San Francisco Police Sergeant William Coggan, left, reviews a bathhouse application at a hearing last week with investigating officer Robert Forneris and Lieutenant Troy Dangerfield.

nearly 20 years. We’re being lumped together with the sex parlors in other parts of the city. We’re still trying to figure out what’s going on.” The SFPD’s Dangerfield said in an email that many of the businesses being asked to get bathhouse permits “have been referred to us by the health department because during their inspections they advised the owners that they also needed a bathhouse permit from the police department. ... We have not solicited any bathhouses at this point. That’s not to say that we won’t, but we have been busy just dealing with the referral at this point.” He added, “We are not looking to shut down any businesses. We just want businesses to comply with the law and we are willing to work with the business[es].” In his message supporting private rooms, Wiener said bathhouses and sex clubs should have to offer HIV and sexually transmitted infection information and free, on-site testing in collaboration with HIV-prevention groups, as well as free condoms. “Gay men are going to have sex, and the way to reduce HIV and STI infections is education, testing, and quick access to treatment, not an outdated restriction on where gay men can or can’t have sex in privacy,” he added. At least in its preliminary form, the 1984 injunction mentions bathhouse operators participate in the education of patrons “toward the

prevention of high risk sexual activity including but not limited to that suggested by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. In a statement emailed to the Bay Area Reporter this week, Courtney Mulhern-Pearson, the AIDS foundation’s director of state and local affairs, noted that times have changed over the last 30 years. “The city’s policy on bathhouses is a remnant from a – thankfully – bygone era,” stated Mulhern-Pearson. “It’s time to revisit the policy, informed by our current understanding of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. San Francisco AIDS Foundation was founded for the purpose of delivering education, resources, and support to reduce risk taking and promote safer-sex options in every scenario. We welcome a dialogue to develop sex-positive policies that serve the best interest of our community.” Petrelis has raised issues with the bathhouse permits as several straight-oriented businesses have applied for them. The B.A.R. obtained documentation related to the 1984 injunction through his website. “With the lifting of the [Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell] ban on gays in the military and the ban on gay marriage in California both lifted, I believe now is the best time for San Francisco to lift the gay bathhouse ban,” Petrelis said in an interview this week. Asked what benefit they offer, Petrelis said, “The privacy of a cubicle

with a door allows for partners to negotiate safe sex,” however sexual partners define that, “as is done across the bay at the Berkeley Steamworks, and down in the South Bay at San Jose’s Watergarden.” Rowe, of Eros, said, “We always ask ... what is it you’re missing about those private rooms from the 1970s? Generally, what guys talk about is a sense of camaraderie” and “a sense of freedom,” among other benefits. “Those are all aspects we try to do at Eros in our whole building,” he said, including through the club’s lounge, classes, “and having an open space for guys to play in altogether.” Scott Sanchez, planning department zoning administrator, said the planning code doesn’t define what a bathhouse is. “Over the past few weeks, we have received a couple of applications,” said Sanchez. He said these are the first such applications the agency’s received since he joined in 1999. “This is something that is not what we’re used to dealing with,” said Sanchez. The planning department would consider whether a business has private rooms or baths when trying to determine when a bathhouse permit should be approved, he said. “We review the floor plans and business description to make sure they are consistent,” Sanchez said in an email.” We also review for compliance with various planning code requirements,” including use size and hours of operation. t


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year the date includes dinner with the team followed by Macy’s Glamorama and an after-party September 19. Glamorama features Sheryl Crow and Cirque du Soleil. Macy’s has also provided a $500 shopping spree to the highest bidder of the night. Each auction also includes a basket of items for event sponsors and local merchants. Tickets, which are $50, also include an evening of blackjack, craps, and roulette, and chances to win the Monte Carlo raffle, where the top prize is a weeklong condo stay for two in Puerto Vallarta. The high-stakes blackjack table will feature celebrity dealers BeBe Sweetbriar and Kylie Minono, and more. The Bare Chest Calendar raises funds for AIDS Emergency Fund and Positive Resource Center. Since 1985 the calendar has raised $1.7 million for the two AIDS service organizations. Tickets can be purchased online at www.barechest.org/tickets.

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“But one of the things that I think is very important for me to speak out on is making sure that people are treated fairly and justly, because that’s what we stand for,” the president said. “And I believe that that’s a precept that’s not unique to America, that’s something that should apply everywhere.” On Wednesday, the White House announced that Obama was canceling a planned summit with Putin in part because of the lack of progress on issues including human rights and civil society and the country’s anti-gay crackdown. Efforts to bring attention to Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law have intensified among opponents. Protesters have held two demonstrations in recent days in San Francisco, where support was shown for LGBT Russians who are directly affected by the law that went into effect last month. The law also applies to visitors, Russian government officials have reportedly stated, including athletes and visitors to next year’s Olympics. Celebrities are speaking out. Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton recently posed in front of the Kremlin holding a rainbow flag in a photo that went viral. On Tuesday, gay Star Trek star George Takei, who with his family was sent to an internment camp during World War II, came out in support of moving next year’s Olympic Games to Canada. “The IOC must do the right thing, protect its athletes and the fans, and move the 2014 Winter Olympics out of Russia,” Takei wrote on his blog at www.georgetakei.com. Locally, activists have continued to call out the Russian government and Putin, who signed the law last month. On Tuesday, August 6, activists gathered in front of San Francisco City Hall, where they poured vodka onto the street. The group, including activists Michael Petrelis and Bill Wilson, wanted Mayor Ed Lee to agree not to serve Russian products at city functions. Mayoral spokeswoman Christine Falvey said in an email that, “Mayor

Correction Due to a production error, the endings of two articles in the August 1 issue – “Gay man leads DA’s homicide unit in SF,” and “Pope changes tone in remarks on gays” were truncated. The complete versions are available online at www.ebar.com/news/article. php?sec=news&article=68966 and hwww.ebar.om/news/article. php?sec=news&article=68977.

Pride events coming up

Two Bay Area cities and Reno, Nevada will see LGBT Pride events in the coming weeks. First up is San Jose, where the 38th Pride festival takes place August 1718 from noon to 7 p.m. at Discovery Meadow Park, located at West San Carlos Street and Woz Way in the Guadalupe River Park and Gardens. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the gate. This year’s theme is “Strength Through Diversity.” Saturday is community day, and will feature local talent, vendors, food, and fun. Highlights this year include a traditional Aztec ceremony and dance performances. Sunday is “Danc’n in the Park” and features headliners Crystal Waters and David Hernandez, from American Idol. Mona Moore will present “Battle of the Queens,” a drag revue. There will also be plenty of DJs spinning. Both days will feature a Matrimonial Grove offering on-site weddings, wedding planning tips, and an expo of services. For more information, visit www.

Lee is deeply concerned and troubled about the discriminatory legislation and anti-gay laws recently passed in Russia and he is interested in actions that can help the LGBT community there.” Last Saturday, August 3, about 75 people gathered in front of the Russian Consulate at 2790 Green Street in Pacific Heights to express solidarity with their Russian counterparts, and to put pressure on Russia to repeal the new law and treat its LGBT citizens with dignity. “I’m here because I don’t want them to beat us up,” said 7-year-old Bobby McKenzie, who attended the rally with his dads, Ray McKenzie and Matt Homier. “We’re here to stand up for those who can’t speak,” said the elder McKenzie. “And we’re here to teach our son about standing up for what’s right.” Some of those present felt that the Saturday rally wasn’t going to accomplish anything. “The demonstration is on Saturday, and the embassy is closed,” said longtime activist Mark Kliem, onetime producer of “Lavender Lounge,” a gay public access show. “They won’t even know we’re here. And I feel that pickets don’t work anymore because they’re no longer shocking. We have to do things that are effective and actually make change. We need to hold a press conference or town hall meeting with the Russian ambassador. Let’s convince Coca-Cola to put rainbow flags on the cans they export to Russia.” Many in the crowd agreed with Kliem’s position and looked at Saturday’s action as a starting point. “This is the beginning of Russia’s decent into fascism,” said an angry and impassioned Cleve Jones. “It’s very similar to what happened in Germany during the 1930s. This time the first victims are us, but we will not be the last. Hitler tried this already, but no. Never again!” The crowd applauded Jones repeatedly during his speech. The longtime activist and friend of the late San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk addressed the Stoli boycott, the Latvian-based company which produces Russian beer and vodka. As the Bay Area Reporter reported last week, some gay bars, and a few straight bars, are refusing to serve Stoli products. Stoli has issued a statement claiming it is not a Russian company and points to its long record of sponsoring Pride parades.

Bar reverses course

The bar protest appears to be short-lived, at least in San Francisco. Moby Dick, a popular gay bar on 18th Street in the Castro, has called

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sanjosepride.com. That same weekend is also the 17th annual LGBT Pride festival in Reno. The weekend kicks off with a comedy night August 16 featuring Bruce Vilanch at Sammy’s Showroom at Harrah’s Reno. Tickets are $20 per person. The celebration continues with the Pride festival Saturday and Sunday at Wingfield Park, 2 N. Arlington Avenue, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. All-day festival access and entertainment tickets are $5. The Pride event is produced by the Nevada Gay and Lesbian Visitors and Convention Bureau. For more information, visit www. renogaypride.com. Finally, Oakland will host its Pride festival Sunday, September 1 in the Uptown neighborhood. Entry is at 20th Street and Broadway, near the 19th Street BART station. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $10 and $5 for children 12 and under. This year’s headliner is En Vogue. For more information, visit www.oaklandpride.org.t

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off its participation in the Stoli boycott. “Moby Dick will no longer boycott Stoli,” owner Joe Cappelletti said in a statement. “A boycott of Stoli’s does not directly impact the Russian government. In regards to SPI, Stoli’s parent company, they’ve been a longtime supporter of the LGBT community worldwide.” Jones, speaking at Saturday’s rally, took a different view. “If you don’t understand that Stoli is a Russian company, please go back and do your online research. Rosa Parks, Hyatt Hotels, boycotts work,” he said, referring to the civil rights icon and more recent efforts by local labor unions to boycott the hotel chain. Other speakers included gay Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), who was also a close friend of Milk’s. “There’s so much suffering,” Ammiano said. “We have to talk about what happens when we don’t talk about social justice issues.” Gay San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener was at the rally, along with his colleague, board President David Chiu, an ally. Wiener spoke of his RussianJewish heritage, and told the crowd about his family members who immigrated to the United States a century ago to escape Russian pogroms. “This is such an important reminder,” Wiener said. “While we have victories around marriage equality, we can’t forget that our own people are being killed in Russia. Russia killed Jews before Germany did.” Chiu said that America is watching the unfolding debate, which has received national media attention. “I want to say how very sorry I am,” said Chiu. “It’s not just LGBT Americans who are watching, there are straight Americans who are watching. Hate against one is hate against all.” It was clear that the Saturday rally was only the beginning, as many called for rallying the troops. “Call upon the rest of the world to join us,” said longtime activist Tommi Avicolli Mecca. “We can’t do it alone. We depend on outrage.” “Where the hell is everyone else?” asked Dennis Dentoni. “Where the hell is the United Nations?” As protester Trey Allen led the crowd in a spirited chant of “Hey hey, ho ho, anti-gay laws have got to go,” many demonstrators affixed their signs to the consulate’s front gate. Some of the signs were in English, some were in Russian. “Can you hear me in there,” shouted Allen. “Harvey Milk came from SF, bitches! We’ll be back!”t

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SUMMONS (FAMILY LAW) SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA NOTICE TO RESPONDENT: MICHAEL P. GIANNINI, YOU ARE BEING SUED. PETITIONER’S NAME IS ESTHER A. DIXON CASE NO. D13-00517 You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnerships, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, 751 PINE ST., MARTINEZ, CA 94533. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, is: ESTHER A. DIXON, 314 MALCOLM DR., RICHMOND, CA 94801 Date: JAN 31, 2013. Clerk of the Superior Court, by AJ GAMBOL, Deputy.

JULY 18, 25 AUG 01, 08, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035243600

JULY 18, 25, AUG 01, 08, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035239900 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HEADLIGHTS HAIR STUDIO, 494 HAYES ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed GLENN KEITH DE MATTIA. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/15/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/15/13.

JULY 18, 25, AUG 01, 08, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035242500 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: L & G ELECTRONICS, 101 GUTENBER ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94112. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed CHENGYU GUO. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/16/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/16/13.

JULY 18, 25, AUG 01, 08, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035230700 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PORTER GULCH DESIGNS, 1635 GOUGH ST. #604, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed BROOKE DEDIEGO. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/07/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/10/13.

JULY 18, 25, AUG 01, 08, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035237400 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM TRAININGS, 5214F DIAMOND HEIGHTS #106, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94131. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed RICHARD LAWRENCE RUSSO. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/03/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/15/13.

JULY 18, 25, AUG 01, 08, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035225700 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: KIRIN ENTERPRISE, 3700 CABRILLO ST. #304, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94121. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed CHEN HUANG. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on NA. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/09/13.

JULY 18, 25, AUG 01, 08, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035226700 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CONTRABRANDS, 2539A POLK ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed NICHOLAS R. AVEDESIAN. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/09/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/09/13.

JULY 18, 25, AUG 01, 08, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035233400

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RAGE STYLE SAVVY BOUTIQUE, 1678 KIRKWOOD ST. #B, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94124. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed KASHIA DOMINQUE. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/11/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/11/13.

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME IN SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO FILE CNC13-549642 In the matter of the application of: ALICE ANNE PIERCE, for change of name having been filed in Superior Court, and it appearing from said application that petitioner ALICE ANNE PIERCE, is requesting that the name ALICE ANNE PIERCE, be changed to ALICE PIERCE JOHNSTON. Now therefore, it is hereby ordered, that all persons interested in said matter do appear before this Court in Rm. 514 on the 12th of September 2013 at 9:00am of said day to show cause why the application for change of name should not be granted.

JULY 18, 25, AUG 01, 08, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035241300 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SPACES DESIGN, 966 ILLINOIS ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94107. This business is conducted by a general partnership, and is signed MARK STEVEN MILLER & FELIPE MAXIMO RODRIGUEZ. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 01/19/05. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/16/13.

JULY 18, 25, AUG 01, 08, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035235100 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HENRY’S HOUSE OF COFFEE, 1618 NORIEGA, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94122. This business is conducted by a corporation, and is signed HOUSE OF COFFEE INC (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/01/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/12/13.

JULY 18, 25, AUG 01, 08, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035222100 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: J & J, 175 ORSI CIRCLE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94124. This business is conducted by a married couple, and is signed JACLYN LEE & WESLEY LEE. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/05/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/05/13.

JULY 18, 25, AUG 01, 08, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035229100 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BAY EQUITY REVERSE, 100 CALIFORNIA #1100, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111. This business is conducted by a limited liability company, and is signed BAY EQUITY LLC (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 12/01/09. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/10/13.

JULY 18, 25, AUG 01, 08, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035228500 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PESCE, 2223 MARKET ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94114. This business is conducted by a limited liability company, and is signed PESCE LLC (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/10/13 The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/10/13.

JULY 18, 25, AUG 01, 08, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035234600 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GREAT CLIPS 5270, 1770 FULTON ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94117. This business is conducted by a limited liability company, and is signed GRACE GCCA LLC - (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/01/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/12/13.

JULY 18, 25, AUG 01, 08, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

Dated 07/17/13 To Whom It May Concern: The name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are: TANPOPO INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control at 33 New Montgomery St. #1230, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105 to sell alcoholic beverages at 1740 BUCHANAN ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94115-3209. Type of license applied for

41- ON-SALE BEER & WINE - EATING PLACE JULY 25, AUG 01, 08, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035254200 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ANTHONY CIANCIOLO ENTERPRISE, 3488 22ND ST. #4, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed ANTHONY CIANCIOLO. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/22/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/22/13.

JULY 25, AUG 01, 08, 15, 2013 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME IN SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO FILE CNC13-549673

In the matter of the application of: RAYMOND FONG, for change of name having been filed in Superior Court, and it appearing from said application that petitioner RAYMOND FONG, is requesting that the name JIA CHENG FANG, be changed to ANSON FONG. Now therefore, it is hereby ordered, that all persons interested in said matter do appear before this Court in Dept. 514 on the 26th of September 2013 at 9:00am of said day to show cause why the application for change of name should not be granted.

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Legal Notices>> ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME IN SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO FILE CNC13-549676 In the matter of the application of: ANTHONY T. HOANG, CHIN-YI LEE for change of name having been filed in Superior Court, and it appearing from said application that petitioner ANTHONY T. HOANG, CHIN-YI LEE, is requesting that the name ANTHONY TAI HOANG be changed to ANTHONY TAI HUANG; the name CHENNAN LEE HOANG be changed to CHENNAN LEE HUANG; and the name ANNIE LEE HOANG be changed to ANNIE LEE HUANG. Now therefore, it is hereby ordered, that all persons interested in said matter do appear before this Court in Dept. 514 on the 1st of October 2013 at 9:00am of said day to show cause why the application for change of name should not be granted.

AUG 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035249300 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: JOSHUA JOHNSON CUSTOM APPAREL, 225 HYDE ST. #103, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed JOSHUA JOHNSON. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on NA. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/19/13.

JULY 25, AUG 01, 08, 15, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035252200 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SOUL FOOD CITY, 403 EDDY ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed AMINE JEMAI. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/19/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/19/13.

JULY 25, AUG 01, 08, 15, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035205900 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: REVENGE, 1427 NEWCOMB AVE., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94124. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed JAZZ BANKS. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on NA. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 06/26/13.

JULY 25, AUG 01, 08, 15, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035251000 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: COFFORNIA, 296 OCEAN AVE., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94112. This business is conducted by a corporation, and is signed COFFORNIA LTD (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on NA. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/19/13.

JULY 25, AUG 01, 08, 15, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035255200 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SHABU TONIGHT, 1222 NORIEGA ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94122. This business is conducted by a corporation, and is signed IST, INC. (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/23/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/23/13.

JULY 25, AUG 01, 08, 15, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035247800 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE, 1211 FOLSOM ST., 4TH FL., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103. This business is conducted by a corporation, and is signed PUBLIC DESIGN STUDIO (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 04/17/02. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/18/13.

JULY 25, AUG 01, 08, 15, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035241700 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FOG CITY, 1300 BATTERY ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111. This business is conducted by a corporation, and is signed 1300 BATTERY, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on NA. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/16/13.

JULY 25, AUG 01, 08, 15, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035221800 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MAHADEV HOTEL, 2420 VAN NESS AVE., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109. This business is conducted by a corporation, and is signed S & S HOSPITALITY INC (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 06/27/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/05/13.

JULY 25, AUG 01, 08, 15, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035245100 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TROCADERO CLUB, 701 GEARY ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109. This business is conducted by a limited liability company, and is signed ALCYONE, LLC (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on NA. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/17/13.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035221300 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LUCKY RIDER, 2665 GENEVA AVE. #408, DALY CITY, CA 94014. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed PATRICK J. TIERNEY. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/05/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/05/13.

AUG 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035261500 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RIGHTHAND WOMAN, 2014 21ST AVE., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94116. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed DENA BETH MENDELSOHN. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 06/18/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/25/13.

AUG 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035256400 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PRIME REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT, 63 ELLIS ST, SAN FRANCISCO., CA 94102. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed JOHN KONSTIN. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/10/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/23/13.

AUG 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035270800 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: KNIGHTS INN, 1 RICHARDSON AVE., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94123. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed ASLEM A. SHAIKH. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/29/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/29/13.

AUG 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035232200 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GOLDEN BAY CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY, 936 RUTLAND ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94134. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed JOSE A. CORTEZ. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/11/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/11/13.

AUG 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035208200 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: OCEAN ANTIQUE AND COLLECTIBLES, 2407 OCEAN AVE., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94127. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed WEI CHAO KUANG. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on NA. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/27/13.

AUG 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035273000 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: AIRWERKS, 1527 27TH AVE., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94122. This business is conducted by a general partnership, and is signed WILSON TAM & WING CHAN. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/30/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/30/13.

AUG 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035264400 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MULE RADIO SYNDICATE, 209 9TH ST. #300, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103. This business is conducted by a general partnership, and is signed MULE DESIGN STUDIO INC. (CA) & CALEB SEXTON. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 01/01/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/26/13.

AUG 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035236300 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TWIN WALLS MURAL COMPANY, 3840 FOLSOM ST. #3, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110. This business is conducted by a general partnership, and is signed ELAINE C. CHU & MARINA PEREZ-WONG. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/12/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/12/13.

AUG 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-0352704000 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ASIAN BOWL; SIAM SAIGON 2; 629 BROADWAY ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94133. This business is conducted by a corporation, and is signed TIPSUWON INC (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/2913. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/29/13.

AUG 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035270300

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME IN SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO FILE CNC13-549661 In the matter of the application of: JOSHUA EZRIN & LARA EZRIN,, for change of name having been filed in Superior Court, and it appearing from said application that petitioner JOSHUA EZRIN & LARA EZRIN,, are requesting that the name ANA LUCERO EZRIN, be changed to ISABEL ANA LUCERO EZRIN. Now therefore, it is hereby ordered, that all persons interested in said matter do appear before this Court in Dept. 514, Rm. 514 on the 24th of September 2013 at 9:00am of said day to show cause why the application for change of name should not be granted.

AUG 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035235800 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TALK STREAM NETWORK; TSN; 2500 MARIN ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94124. This business is conducted by a limited liability company, and is signed SWIRL BROADCASTING, LLC (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on NA. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/12/13.

JULY 25, AUG 01, 08, 15, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035271300 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SAFE PATIENT HANDLING SOLUTIONS, 1226 32ND AVE., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94122. This business is conducted by a limited liability company, and is signed SAFE PATIENT HANDLING SERVICES LLC (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on NA. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/29/13.

AUG 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035258000 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TOSCA CAFE, 242 COLUMBUS AVE., SAN FRANCISCO CA 94133. This business is conducted by a limited liability company, and is signed 242 COLUMBUS AVENUE LLC (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 05/20/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/24/13.

AUG 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035252000 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: COBBLE & FORGE, 358 EDINBURGH ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94112. This business is conducted by a limited liability company, and is signed COBBLE AND FORGE, LLC (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/15/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/19/13.

AUG 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035266400 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SAATCHI & SAATCHI S, 501 YORK ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110. This business is conducted by a limited liability company, and is signed ACT NOW PRODUCTIONS, LLC (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 03/07/08. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/26/13.

AUG 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE A-033379400 The following persons have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name known as: KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER-VICTORIAN, 2121 PINE ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94115. This business was conducted by a limited liability company and signed by KINDRED NURSING CENTERS WEST, LLC (DE). The fictitious name was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 02/28/11.

AUG 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035285300 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: I DO I DID I CAN, 1060 PINE ST. #6, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed BLUE YOUNG. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on NA. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/05/13.

AUG 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035231800

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Dated 07/30/2013 To Whom It May Concern: The name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are: JC & DC RESTAURANT INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control at 33 New Montgomery St. #1230, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105 to sell alcoholic beverages at 77 BATTERY ST. #100, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111-5537. Type of license applied for

41 - ON-SALE BEER & WINE - EATING PLACE AUG 08, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Dated 08/06/2013 To Whom It May Concern: The name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are: AMAZING COOKING SS INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control at 33 New Montgomery St. #1230, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105 to sell alcoholic beverages at 1058 VALENCIA ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110-2427. Type of license applied for

41 - ON-SALE BEER AND WINE - EATING PLACE AUG 08, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Dated 07/18/2013 To Whom It May Concern: The name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are: K.O. SPORT BAR RESTAURANT LLC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control at 33 New Montgomery St. #1230, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105 to sell alcoholic beverages at 4134 GEARY BLVD., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 941183102. Type of license applied for

47 - ON-SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE AUG 08, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Dated 07/18/13 To Whom It May Concern: The name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are: REGNO LIMONE LLC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control at 33 New Montgomery St. #1230, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105 to sell alcoholic beverages at 636 2ND ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94107. Type of license applied for

41- ON SALE BEER & WINE - EATING PLACE AUG 01, 08, 15, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Dated 07/31/13 To Whom It May Concern: The name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are: CITY SPIRITS S.F., LLC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control at 33 New Montgomery St. #1230, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105 to sell alcoholic beverages at 587 POST ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102-1228. Type of license applied for

47 - ON-SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE AUG 08, 15, 22, 2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Dated 07/15/13 To Whom It May Concern: The name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are: WSF BEVERAGE CORPORATION. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control at 33 New Montgomery St. #1230, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105 to sell alcoholic beverages at 486-490 GEARY ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102-1223. Type of license applied for

47 - ON-SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE AUG 08, 15, 22, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035275000 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TRADER BUY, 1758 27TH AVE., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94122. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed MARK SHARON. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/15/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/31/13.

AUG 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035283100 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: EMERGENT LEGAL, 25 TAYLOR ST. #410, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed CHRISTOPER WIMMER. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on NA. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/05/13.

AUG 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035271500

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BLADE & BLUE, 23 EUREKA ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94114. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed PETER PAPAS. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 10/01/12. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/10/13.

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SALLY’S NAIL SPA, 3915 24TH ST. #A, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94114. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed HUONG THI THU BUI. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/30/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/30/13.

AUG 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035276700

AUG 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035274200

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RATCHA THAI CATERING, 631 BROADWAY ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94133. This business is conducted by a corporation, and is signed TIPSUWON INC (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/29/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/29/13.

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BARBARY ROUGE HAIR & MAKE UP STUDIO, 3150 18TH ST. #229, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed JESSE GARCIA. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 08/01/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/01/13.

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FINANCE SOLUTIONS LLC, 176 A HIGHLAND AVE., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110. This business is conducted by a limited liability company, and is signed FINANCE SOLUTIONS LLC (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 04/15/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/31/13.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035269000 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MISSION’S KITCHEN, 2738 MISSION ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110. This business is conducted by a corporation, and is signed TAQUERIAS EL FAROLITO, INC (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/06/06. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/29/13.

AUG 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035271900 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RINCON LATINO, 5080 MISSION ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94112. This business is conducted by a married couple, and is signed JULIO E. MORAN & MARIA J. MORAN. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/01/13. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/30/13.

AUG 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035241900 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: S & S, 3251 20TH AVE., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94132. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed SUSANNA KWAN. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on NA. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/16/13.

AUG 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-035243000 The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SMITH BRAND BOW TIES, 1546 HAMPSHIRE ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed IAN SMITH. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on NA. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/16/13.

AUG 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013

ebar.com SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT DISTRICT NOTICE TO PROPOSERS GENERAL INFORMATION The SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT DISTRICT (“District”), 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, California, is advertising for proposals for Underwriting Services for Issuance of General Obligation Bonds, (Election of 2004), 2013 Series C for the District’s Controller’s Office, Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 6M2040, on or about July 31, 2013, with proposals due by 2:00 PM local time, Tuesday, August 27, 2013. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (hereinafter “District” or “BART”) is considering engaging the services of qualified investment bankers (hereinafter referred to as “BANKER”) to assist the District in assembling an underwriting management group and to serve as Senior Manager in connection with the issuance of General Obligation Bonds. Although the District’s governing statute specifies sale of General Obligation Bonds by public bid following 15 days’ notice, the District is also entitled, under the joint exercise of powers law, to negotiate the sale through the auspices of a joint powers agency. The District in conjunction with this RFP will be assessing the advantages to the District of a negotiated sale. The District presently intends to enter into an Agreement for three (3) months with an option to extend for an additional three (3) months, subject to termination as provided for in the RFP. A Pre-Proposal Meeting will be held on Friday, August 9, 2013. The Pre-Proposal Meeting will convene at 1:30 PMlocal time in Conference Room 1700 at 300 Lakeside Drive, 17th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. At the Pre-Proposal Meeting the District’s Non-Discrimination Program for Subcontracting and the Small Business Program will be explained. All questions regarding MBE/WBE participation should be directed to Maceo Wiggins, Office of Civil Rights at (510) 464-7194 or E-mail, mwiggin@bart.gov. Prospective Proposers are requested to make every effort to attend this only scheduled Pre-Proposal Meeting, and to confirm their attendance by contacting the District’s Contract Administrator, Steve Alva, telephone (510) 464-6383, or E-mail salva@bart.gov prior to the date of the Pre-Proposal Meeting. Networking Session: Immediately following the Pre-Proposal Meeting, the District’s Office of Civil Rights will be conducting a networking session for subcontractors to meet the prime contractors for MBE/WBE participation opportunities. WHERE TO OBTAIN OR SEE RFP DOCUMENTS (Available on or after July 31, 2013) Electronic version (PDF) of the RFP may be obtained E-mail request to the District’s Contract Administrator, Steve Alva, salva@bart.gov. Your firm will also be placed on the Interested Parties List (IPL) for this procurement and you will be kept advised during all stages of the entire process. Dated at Oakland, California this 31st day of July 2013. /s/ Kenneth A. Duron Kenneth A. Duron, District Secretary San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District 8/8/13 CNS-2517233# BAY AREA REPORTER


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Rhino does Sondheim by Richard Dodds

Stephen Sondheim’s most recent musical, Road Show, makes its area debut as part of Theatre Rhino’s upcoming season.

Sonia Gariaeff as the Fairy Queen (double-cast with Cary Ann Rosko), Wm. H. Neil as Willis (double-cast with Sean Irwin), Molly Mahoney and Michele Schroeder as fairies (double-cast as Iolanthe) in Lamplighters’ Iolanthe.

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ripping hither, tripping thither,/We are dainty little fairies,” sings the suitably attired chorus as they break poses in the decorous tableau that opens the Lamplighters Music Theatre’s latest production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe, or The Peer and the Peri. For Lamplighters regulars and G&S fans, it is the happy start to another few hours of willing suspension of disbelief – unless you do believe in fairies – and immersion in a merry world of ridiculously complicated plot twists, hummable tunes, and biting social satire. Iolanthe came at the midway point of the

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G&S partnership, and it has always been an outstanding crowd-pleaser, right up there with the big three – The Mikado, Pirates of Penzance and H.M.S. Pinafore – beloved for its lovely and sophisticated music (more than a few appropriate echoes of Mendelssohn), tongue-twisting patter songs, and spot-on skewering of the British class system. The most recent Lamplighters opening night, at the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek, was off to a good start the moment veteran Music Director/Conductor Baker Peeples enSee page 22 >>

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tephen Sondheim aficionados who have been following the labyrinthine journey of the songwriter’s most recent musical – known in its different incarnations as Wise Guys, Bounce, Gold, and Road Show – should be gladdened to learn that Road Show (the title that has stuck) will be part of Theatre Rhinoceros’ newly announced season. Four other attractions are in the 2013-14 season that will take place in several venues as Rhino continues its wayfaring ways in its 36th season presenting LGBTQ theatrical entertainment. It’s become tradition that each Rhino season contains a new play by Executive Director John Fisher, and that is how the season will begin on Sept. 23 at Z Below Theatre. Fisher’s To Sleep and Dream is described as a drama about a father-son confrontation involving past, future, and a present that includes a coming-out story.

Sondheim’s Road Show continues the season with performances beginning Jan. 2 at Eureka Theatre. With a libretto by John Weidman, it follows the adventures of the real-life Mizner brothers, the gay Addison and straight Wilson, whose get-rich schemes became reality, and churned moral dilemmas and self-destruction, as they played a major role in putting Florida on the map as a vacation destination in the 1920s. The Habit of Art was Alan Bennett’s follow-up to The History Boys, and it continues the Rhino season on March 27 at Z Below Theatre. At its core, it creates a fictional encounter between the unabashedly gay poet W.H. Auden and the more closeted composer Benjamin Britten. But as one London theater critic wrote after seeing its 2009 debut, “The play has enough layers to make Pirandello blanch.” There is no space here for a See page 24 >>

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“Whitestone Bridge” (2010), chromogenic print by Joshua Lutz, part of Hesitating Beauty.

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e now live in a 24/7 world, but in days of yore, August was when art dealers shuttered their doors and left for summer vacation. Based on empirical evidence (see below), however, local galleries are in full swing this month. Joshua Lutz: Hesitating Beauty and Identity: Psychological Portraiture are a pair of photography shows worth catching before the end of the month. Lutz’s troubling pictorial essay of his mother’s paranoid schizophrenia, taken from his new monograph, is a composite of family snapshots and the artist’s own photographs; together they mirror the unruly progression of her disintegrating psyche and unreliable perception of reality. Hesitating Beauty is an emotional record of collateral damage, a suitably non-linear narrative of an illness that besets highly intelligent individuals and can be hereditary (a scary birthright). It also holds the people who love them captive to their erratic behavior and delusions like the highway exit sign with no destination (“Exit 17,” 2010) and a towering man in a gorilla suit pillaging the garden (“Pretty Boy Floyd,” 2010). In “Screaming Ocean” (2010), a scratched-up shot of a gray day at the beach, a spectral presence stands behind a young boy, presumably Lutz, being

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pummeled by the rough surf; and in a disturbing intimation of suicide, “Hangnot, Slipknot” (2009), a gnarled vine rests against a stone wall adjacent to a noose waiting for someone to put their head inside it. Contrast that with a portrait of promise unfulfilled: a teenage girl in her high school graduation picture, her eyes half-closed, unaware of the fate that lay ahead. The group show Identity features disquieting contemporary and vintage images in which many of the subjects’ faces are obscured, depriving us of the visual cues we instinctively seek for signs of danger. Delaney Allen presents himself in several self-portraits with his face all or partially covered, blank slates on which to project our fantasies; Roger Ballen, who judging from his pictures appears to reside in bizarro land, poses with trick glasses among a rogue’s gallery of bug-eyed dolls and paintings (“Place of the Eyeballs,” 2012), and elsewhere, costumed in a furry cat-suit and whiskers (“Malicious,” 2012). Jan Saudek’s counterintuitively titled “Suzanna, the Face of My Tender Love” (1978) is a beauty-and-the-beast photograph of a nubile, half-naked woman wearing a Neanderthal caveman See page 30 >>


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Back to the Watergate by Roberto Friedman

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ut There has a fun hobby of reading books, fiction or non, that directly relate to the places we visit. In Washington, DC, last month, we devoured the new paperback edition of Thomas Mallon’s 2012 novel Watergate (Vintage). It was a kick to read scenes set around town – at the Watergate, the White House, Dupont Circle, the Capitol – as we pranced around the very same locales. Towering over the city and the novel, that great phallic obelisk the Washington Monument is currently clad in an armor of black scaffolding that looks like boutique bondage gear. Although Mallon’s last novel Fellow Travelers concerned closeted homosexuals in McCarthyera DC, the new one doesn’t have many gay characters, save syndicated newspaper columnist Joseph

Alsop. He’s related to longtime Washington doyenne Alice Roosevelt Longworth, daughter of Theodore Roosevelt, widow of House Speaker Nicholas Longworth, and a major figure in the novel. Described as “a creature of motiveless mischief,” Alice is one of the most memorable characters you’ll ever meet in fiction. “Thurgood Marshall greeted Alice, taking her hand and admiring her Spiro Agnew watch, which had the vice president dressed up like Mickey Mouse and telling the time with little gloved hands. ‘I told Dick [Nixon],’ she explained, tapping Agnew’s image, ‘“promise me you’ll always have this one travel on the same plane as you, in case there’s an accident.”’” Watergate is not All the President’s Men – Woodward, Bernstein and Deep Throat are all busy cavorting offstage. Instead it follows the fall-out from the rapidly snow-

balling scandal and shows how it affects the criminals caught up in its velocity: Nixon and his ambivalent Pat, Ehrlichman, Haldeman, Colson, Hunt, Liddy, Mitchell, McCord, et al. It shows how central Nixon’s secretary Rose Mary Woods, she of the famous 18 1/2-minute gap, was to the cover-up. And it had us exclaiming all over again, when confronted with the sheer scope of unbelievable corruption in the highest office in the land, “Holy [expletive deleted]!”

City life

Screening last week to a soldout audience at the Castro Theatre as part of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, director Marc Shaffer’s American Jerusalem: Jews and the Building of San Francisco showed just how central to the evolution of this great city the Jews have been. They’ve thrived here from the burg’s very beginnings, drawn to its tolerance, diversity, and lack of a rigid social hierarchy. Amusingly, the film pans over a stained-glass window in one of SF’s first synagogues, showing Moses descending with the 10 Commandments not from Mt. Sinai, but from Half Dome in Yosemite Valley. We always knew we’d end up in the Promised Land! The doc was preceded by Shanghai Strangers, a short from beloved actor/director Joan Chen that uncovers memories of Jewish life in the SF sister city during wartime. On the Castro stage for a brief Q&A, Chen pointed out that war-torn Shanghai, her hometown, was one of the only ports worldwide that was open to Holocaust refugees during WWII. She made the short, sponsored by Elle magazine, when she realized that her fellow Chinese knew little to nothing about the history of Jews in their city.

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tered the pit. His years of shaping the orchestra’s sound and his unerring sense of timing give a unique stamp of confidence and tradition to every production he leads. And

be in heaven watching the American romantic comedy Austenland at a special preview on Sat., Aug. 17, 11 a.m. at the Vogue. Based on a 2007 novel of the same title, the film is about an Austen devotee who crosses the Atlantic to be drenched in her favorite author’s milieu. The adorable Keri Russell plays this adven-

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turer, who is willing to drop a bundle of money on the chance that she might meet her own Mr. Knightley in Austenland – even though she knows the place is a slightly haughtier Disneyland, and the guys floating around in period costumes are actors. For free tickets, e-mail voguersvp@gmail.com and put Austen in the subject line. Note the number of tickets you’d like (two is the limit) in your e-mail. Finally, we offer a tidbit from Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations, reviewed in this issue. “I’ll never forget seeing Bette Davis at the Hilton in Madrid. I went up to her and said, ‘Miss Davis, I’m Ava Gardner, and I’m a great fan of yours.’ And do you know, she behaved exactly as I wanted her to behave. ‘Of course you are, my dear,’ she said. ‘Of course you are.’ And she swept on. Now that’s a star.” Another great crack: When her ex-husband Frank Sinatra married Mia Farrow, Gardner quipped, “I always knew Frank would end up in bed with a boy!”t

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The Haas family camps out, from director Marc Shaffer’s American Jerusalem: Jews and the Building of San Francisco.

tradition is what the company is all about. There is never any condescension to the material, and hardly any unnecessary updating with the more unavoidably obscure lines. There is a glossary in every program, so there is no reason to explain what a “bathing machine” is. Why, a horse-drawn vehicle used as

a dressing room for modest bathers at the beach, of course! The sets and costumes are always old-fashioned in the best and sturdiest sense. Prettily painted prosceniums and backdrops and sumptuously detailed costumes are See page 30 >>

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August highlights at the Castro Theatre by David Lamble

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aumbach, De Niro, Dern, de Wilde, Gerwig, Newman, Scorsese: this month, they’re uncorking the good stuff at our favorite movie palace, the Castro Theatre. Frances Ha This instant classic draws much of its sublime goofiness from Noah Baumbach’s pitch-perfect collaboration with actress Greta Gerwig, a saintly, large-boned girl about to be evicted from her womblike straight-girl friendship with the restless Sophie (Mickey Sumner). “I love you, Sophie, though you love your cell phone with all its email messages more than me.” “We’re like a lesbian couple who don’t have sex anymore.” Frances Ha makes deft use of Gerwig’s hysterical clumsiness – perhaps never has a woman playing a dancer been so appealingly klutzy – while she aces her scenes with the cute-boy supporting cast. As with Baumbach’s brilliant declaration of independence from Woody Allen The Squid and the Whale, Frances Ha reveals the import of its jokey title only at the end. (8/20) Hud The sun has just come up over a desolate Texas Panhandle

Frances (Greta Gerwig) and Sophie (Mickey Sumner) in director Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha.

over a Texas Panhandle town. A skinny boy in rancher drag, clutching a tiny transistor radio, stops in front of the town’s bar as the owner sweeps up broken glass. “Hey, did you have some trouble in here last night?” “I had Hud in here is what I had.” In this Martin Ritt-directed 1963 classic, Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank, Jr. took Larry McMurtry’s poetic, interior monologue of a

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Hairdresser on Fire by Daniel LeVesque; Manic D Press, $15.95

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f there’s any heft to the adage that “truth is stranger than fiction,” look no further than Oakland author and “recovering hairburner” Daniel LeVesque’s debut novel, Hairdresser on Fire. The book is about the life of a Rhode Island boy (LeVesque is from Woonsocket) who immerses himself in the cosmetology industry. Could this be autobiographical fiction? And if so, how much truth can be found in its wild romp through the industries of art and beauty? The short novel follows Francis, a supremely odd duck of a boy, growing up in suburban 1980s Rhode Island, a place where, once he discovers the public transit system, “my preteen life started to blossom.” By “blossom,” Francis means he gets to traipse to the mall to huddle in the back of the local Waldenbooks store studying a copy of The Joy of Gay Sex, eagerly digesting the hows and whats of his pubescent urges. From there, he ventures to the Spencer Gifts poster display, snapping past “all the Cheryl Tiegs and the Cheryl Ladds” to ogle “the hairy fireman one, where you could see the top of his bush poking above his yellow rubber pants with red suspenders.” Francis is a boy who knows what he likes, and this book is all about that. LeVesque’s novel brims with quirky characters much like Francis, but they serve to complement, not detract from, his adventures of personal discovery, not all of which are sunny. Francis dabbles in a heroin habit with first boyfriend “Sudsy,” and gets his Goth on with a house stinking of “anise and cut-rate incense” and loaded with “mesh-covered bodies slung across couches.” Desperation and a forlorn sense of homesickness eventually drive Francis to retreat back

to his mother’s house in Providence, where he gets busy “plotting how to keep myself stocked up on heroin, how to keep Sudsy at bay, and how to turn my newfound café job into a viable art career, or any career at all.” Classes at the Rhode Island School of Design bore him, but they soon become a gateway to the mysteriously windowless Marco Botelo School of Cosmetology and Hair Design. It is there where he revels in pin curls, finger waves, and mock color applications on mannequins that eventually become real hair models. He practices on his sister for his final licensing exam. Hair jobs will fling Francis far and wide, from New York to San Francisco, with enough melodrama, heated psychotherapy sessions, costylist “diva-ness,” and fried hair to fill a large, full-service salon. He’s still traveling onward via Greyhound bus by book’s end, and one wonders where in the world Francis will find himself next. LeVesque is a talent to reckon with; his knack for fluid, contemporary, edgy prose is evident on every page of this brisk novel. By the final page, the question for readers is not whether this book is autobiographical, but when the author’s next work of genius will be published.t

novel – the Texas Panhandle seen through the eyes of Lonnie (Brandon de Wilde), a dreamy rancherboy – and gave it a handsomebastard anti-hero – the role of a decade for Paul Newman, a character whom many at the time recognized as a thinly disguised Lyndon Baines Johnson. Hud is out to lay every farm babe in the county, and lay waste to any man who stands in the way of his scheme to trade cattle land for oil-gushing acres. By film’s end, Hud is the only family member left to inherit a perilous future, but not before getting a tongue-lashing from the bitterly alienated Lonnie. (8/21) Midnight Cowboy John Schlesinger’s gritty buddy film features Jon Voight as a hayseed in over his head who tries to sell himself as a cowboy lothario, but whose utter incompetence as a hustler buys instead the company of the world’s sorriest pimp, Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman). Vividly adapted by Waldo Salt from James Leo Herlihy’s novel set in Manhattan’s lower depths. Schlesinger presents

an acutely accurate picture of 1969 NYC, with cameos by the Warhol crowd, WABC DJ Ron Lundy (“It’s 10 o’clock in the greatest city in the world!”) and a huge neon sign with the Big Apple mantra: “MONY.” (8/21) Raging Bull I used to torture the queer boys in my private cinema club with annual screenings of Raging Bull. I somehow delighted in their pained expressions when confronted with the wild-animal soundtrack that accompanied the mashing of noses and jaws, or the risibly homophobic dialogue: “I don’t know whether to fuck him or fight him.” This genius-level work embeds us in the head of a delusional, crafty wife-beater who by movie’s end commands our full attention, if not our hearts. “I’m not an animal!” This is no creaky cheat of a film classic. It has dialogue resembling blank verse, a soundtrack mixing real sound with the music of the director’s parents’ courtship, and an aching portrait of Scorsese’s childhood, where the cops would clear the streets of kids before a mob hit. But it’s as rigorous an examination of the roots of American violence as Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood, with dark comedy beats paralleling the Coen Brothers’ A Serious Man. (8/14) The King of Marvin Gardens This darkly comedic melodrama is cradled in seedy Atlantic City before its gambling days, and features Jack Nicholson, post-Easy Rider and preChinatown, as he joined Hackman, Hoffman and Pacino as a member of a new caste: stars with everyman looks and character-actor chops. Nicholson is a reclusive radio monologist who stumbles across a bitterly ironic tale featuring his smalltime loser brother (a reptilian Bruce Dern). It should resonate strongly

with fans of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. (8/14) Blue Velvet “I don’t know if you’re a detective or a pervert.” “That’s for me to know and you to find out.” Sandy Williams (Laura Dern) is getting a little wet for Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) in the first act of the greatest American film of the Reagan era (1986). Noir to the core yet a completely original oedipal comedy, this is a B-movie only when you’re searching to download it online. In this work of true genius by one of the rare film artists (David Lynch) who is able to channel his unconscious without pretense, homoeroticism runs riot. Two Oscar-worthy turns: MacLachlan and Dennis Hopper, who won for Hoosiers but really deserved the statue as the murderous thrillseeker Frank Booth. The good boy tries to outrun the bad daddy, while the Madonna and the whore nervously await the outcome. (8/22) Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb As Stanley Kubrick and Terry Southern crafted a cautionary tale from a serious book, they found the subject matter – mutually assured destruction, the battle of the H-bomb superpowers – to be so outlandish it could only be staged as the darkest of black comedies. Some of the more bizarre scenes, such as a custard pie-throwing fight in the WH war room, were excised in the final cut, but what remains is primo: a preemptive strike against his own base by a lunatic general (Sterling Hayden); Peter Sellers as a worried RAF officer assigned to Hayden’s Jack D. Ripper; a perplexed president; and the crème de la crème, a mad scientist with the vocal stylings of Henry Kissinger and the hand signals of you-knowwho, “Mein Fuhrer.” (8/28)t


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Ava Gardner behind the screen by Tavo Amador

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lizabeth Taylor is not beautiful, she is pretty. I was beautiful,” insisted Ava Gardner (1922-90) to writer Peter Evans during one of their far-ranging discussions about her proposed tell-all autobiography. Taylor agreed. Although Gardner canceled the book because it was too revealing, the interviews are reproduced in Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations (Simon & Shuster, $26). They offer remarkable insights into studio-era Hollywood (ca.1920-60). MGM, the biggest studio, had no shortage of gorgeous women, but even in a crowded field, Gardner stood out. Promoted as “The World’s Most Beautiful Animal,” her feline grace, dark hair, green eyes, sensuous mouth, and exceptional figure suggested a unique, fiery eroticism. Nonetheless, MGM didn’t know how to use her. In five years she made over 15 films before Universal borrowed her for 1946’s The Killers, based on Ernest Hemingway’s short story. It made her a star. Until then, she was known as box-office king Mickey Rooney’s first wife (1942-43) and bandleader Artie Shaw’s fifth one (1945-46). Her third and last marriage, to Frank Sinatra (1951-57), was among the most publicized of the decade. Howard Hughes was one of her other lovers.

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further synopsis, except to say that truth becomes a commodity that can be bartered. It’s a one-night-only affair as Rhino continues the season on April 6 at Z Below with its annual Benefit Spectacular, which traditionally as-

Gardner was among the most famous personalities of the 1950s and 60s, yet seldom made good films or showed acting skills. Exceptions were Show Boat (1951), Mogambo (1953), which earned her a Best Actress Oscar nomination, Bhowani Junction (1956), and The Night of the Iguana (1964). In 1988, Gardner, living in London, the left side of her face and her left arm paralyzed by a stroke, needed money. It was either write her memoirs or sell her jewels. A publisher considered a $500,000 advance, provided she told Evans the truth, but she vacillated. Evans slowly won her trust by following Dirk Bogarde’s advice to show respect but not reverence – she knew the difference. She drank lots of wine while they talked, and she often digressed – asking him if he was gay (he wasn’t) and explaining the difference between gay men and “faggots” – she liked the former, not the latter. She revealed much about her husbands, lovers, career, and North Carolina sharecropper childhood. Ultimately, Sinatra convinced her to cancel the project. He reportedly paid her the publisher’s advance in return for silence. What concerned them? Her sex life. She was a virgin when she married 22-year-old Rooney, the star of the immensely popular Andy Hardy films and musicals opposite Judy Garland. He was a lothario, al-

though MGM protected his wholesome image. (Lana Turner called him “Andy Hard-on.”) Studio head Louis B. Mayer opposed the nuptials, fearing marriage would disappoint Rooney’s female followers. When Mayer couldn’t stop it, he ensured it got little publicity. Gardner says that Rooney was a terrific sexual athlete. She quickly and happily came up to speed. His infidelity disillusioned her, however. Yet they continued having sex even after the divorce. Shaw stimulated her intellect, but his constant criticism eroded her confidence. Sinatra, whose marriage to first wife Nancy was already rocky when he wooed Gardner, was a very gentle lover, she says, almost too much so. Their marriage began with a low point in his career, and she often footed the bills until his storied comeback. They were too much alike to be happy, and had legendary fights. She was unfaithful. He frequently threatened suicide. Once, in a hotel suite, she heard a gunshot. Panicky, she discovered he had fired a pistol into a pillow. He laughed at her anxiety. When director John Ford asked what she saw in the “runty, 120 lbs.” Sinatra, she supposedly replied, “110 lbs. is cock,” a remark she later disowned. She began drinking with Rooney, and her intake increased over the years. It fueled her marriage to Sinatra. She had an affair with the alco-

sembles various Rhino alums and luminaries for a variety show and party. The final attraction of the season is Walk Like a Man, beginning performances May 28 at ACT’s Costume Shop. This is a theatrical adaptation of Laurinda D. Brown’s like-titled book of monologues and short stories focusing on African-

American lesbians. Rhino’s press release borrows from the book’s promotional blurb that promises tales “so hot with passion you’ll need somebody to cool you off.” Season tickets are now on sale at therhino.org.

holic George C. Scott, who beat her without remembering what happened. She was bitter about MGM’s failure to utilize her properly: how it would lend her out for huge sums, paying her much less, and how it controlled her life. She was often suspended for refusing roles, but ultimately had to accept what was offered. Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s The Barefoot Contessa (1954), with Gardner as a stunning Spanish dancer turned into a movie star by a once-famous producer (Humphrey Bogart), was a major disappointment. She and Bogart disliked each other. She claimed the story was based on her relationship with Hughes, not on Rita Hayworth, as Mankiewicz alleged. One of the most fascinating sections of this compulsively readable book recounts her meeting prospective publishers. She had the great cinematographer Jack Cardiff light her apartment. He instructed Evans to tell her she looked beautiful, even if she wouldn’t believe him. “Remember, it’s always the cameraman who grows old, never the star.” When the executives arrived, she was elegantly dressed, wore high heels, stood erect, and extended

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A rave review from The New

Cole Porter provided a hit parade of songs in his 1930 musical The New Yorkers, part of 42nd Street Moon’s new season.

York Times was not enough to keep It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman running for more than a few months. But with Superman recently back on the big screen, and with the big guy celebrating his 75th birthday, 42nd Street Moon is opening its new season on Oct. 2 with the 1966 musical. The show perhaps came too soon to ride the wave that began with Christopher Reeve’s Superman 12 years later. However, the musical score by Strouse and Adams, of Bye Bye Birdie fame, is well-regarded. Artistic Director Greg MacKellan and Producing Director Stephanie Rhoads announced the 21st Moon season, which continues with its third visit to I Married an Angel. The 1930 musical with book, music, and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart begins its new run on Oct. 30. It’s the story of a wealthy banker who gets his wish, and then has reasons to regret it, when he vows only to marry an angel. Notable songs from the score include “Spring Is Here” and “I’ll Tell the Man in the Street.”

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her hand, saying, “Hello, I’m Ava Gardner.” Once seated, she hid her bad side by staying under the inconspicuous key light, and charmed the men, who left believing they would have a major bestseller. Refreshingly, Gardner rarely saw herself as a victim. She made her choices and accepted the consequences like Hemingway’s Lady Brett Ashley, whom she played in The Sun Also Rises (1957). Sadly, Evans died before completing the editing of this book, but most of it was done. Anyone interested in the truth behind the images classic Hollywood so memorably created will welcome this insightful volume.t

Songwriters Hal Hackady and Larry Grossman have the unfortunate distinction of writing some of the most high-profile flop Broadway musicals of recent decades, including Grind, A Doll’s Life, and Minnie’s Boys. But their biggest success was birthed right here in San Francisco in 1975, and Snoopy!!! will return to the city as 42nd Street Moon’s third show. This sequel to You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown went on to have long runs offBroadway and in London. The Moon troupe will next take its turn at creating the kind of musical it is fond of reviving. Painting the Clouds Away, arriving April 2, features songs by such fabled tunesmiths as Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, Richard Whiting, and others. MacKellan and Mark D. Kaufman have written a new story about movie musicals and the smiles they offered during the Great Depression. Cole Porter’s The New Yorkers had a rough road to Broadway, and by the time it opened in 1930, it had a cast of nearly 100, three separate orchestras, specialty turns by Jimmy Durante, and a song banned from the radio. “Love for Sale” was that song, and no double entendre was involved; it was sung by a streetwalker who described her profession in AABA rhymes. The show was conceived as a sendup of various New York types, and somewhere between Philadelphia and New York gained a plot about gangsters and high-society dames. Other songs in the score include “I Happen to Like New York,” “Let’s Fly Away,” and “Take Me Back to Manhattan.” The season concludes, as is traditional, with a “salon” dedicated to various Broadway greats. Thou Swell! Thou Witty! – The Rodgers and Hart Salon will take place May 12-13 at a venue to be announced. All other productions will happen at Eureka Theatre. Info on series subscriptions is available at 42ndstmoon.org.t


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Incendiary attack by David Lamble

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he Attack, an engrossing moral thriller, opens Friday fresh from its incendiary reception at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. A talented Palestinian trauma surgeon, an Israeli citizen, must choose between betraying the love of his life who has already betrayed him, or cooperating with the secret police of his adopted homeland. Perhaps even more than last year’s Oscarrewarded Zero Dark Thirty, The Attack allows those of us who imagine ourselves to be Good Samaritans to decide just how much “torture” we would endure or inflict in order to create democratic societies in lands carved from the entrails of empire. The film opens with Dr. Amin Jaafari (emotionally nimble Ali Suliman), about to receive a Tel Aviv medical award normally reserved for Jewish doctors, getting a cell-phone call moments before he’s due on stage. Flash-forward to the next day at the hospital, as Dr. Jaafari and his colleagues are torn from lunch by a tremendous explosion. Soon the victims from

the latest suicide bombing arrive at the ER. One badly maimed Jewish man screams for Dr. Jaafari not to touch him. “I want another doctor.” At 2 a.m., Jaafari is summoned by the head of the hospital’s security unit. He’s asked to i.d. the remains of a woman Israeli state security (Shin Bet) believes to be his wife, who they suspect set off a bomb during a kids’ restaurant birthday party. “At 8:27 p.m., you were seated in the third row, seat 16, about to give your speech when your phone rang. You answered, it lasted eight seconds. Was it your wife?” “I couldn’t talk. She called to say she was happy for me.” “From a 280-bits encrypted phone? Pretty sophisticated stuff just to congratulate you. Who does the phone belong to?” “You figure it out. My wife didn’t do it.” “Why wasn’t she with you for your medical Oscar? Strange, doctor, really strange.” Strange shades into surreal as the doctor is badgered by the cop and tossed into a padded

cell, where his keepers play Israeli rock at eardrum-piercing levels. Then, just as mysteriously, he is released, cleared from complicity in his wife’s crime. Lebanese-born director Ziad Doueiri then takes Algerian author Yasmina Khadra’s novel in a different direction. Using flashbacks in which the doctor revisits fragments from his 15-year marriage, Doueiri has the confused man receive a final letter from his wife, confirming his worst fears. Angry at the Palestinian zealots who brainwashed his Christian wife to destroy 17 other souls for the “cause,” Jaafari seeks out her handler. In the West Bank, he discovers she’s a poster girl to martyrdom. In an interview a day after his bringing the film to an ecstatic audience at the Castro Theatre, Doueiri explains that he broke in as a grip on C films (Hell Comes to Frogtown) before graduating to assistant camera on Tarantino classics Reservoir Dogs and Jackie Brown. His new film is being boycotted in Arab countries due to its fair treatment of its Israeli characters. “There are people

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Ali Suliman stars in director Ziad Doueiri’s The Attack.

there who wish to remain outside of history,” he said. He also elaborated on differences with novelist Yasmina Khadra. “He believes women should be seen on a pedestal. I believe that women are just as vicious and flawed as men.” David Lamble: How did you find actor Ali Suliman? Ziad Doueiri: We’re not exposed to films from Israel or Palestine. They’re illegal in Lebanon, anything that comes from Israel, whether it’s a film or a fruit. A casting director found Suliman,

who said, “I want to work with you because I’ve seen your other movies.” I loved the guy who plays the Shin Bet cop: “Hey asshole, we’re a civilized society. We provide your kind with lawyers.” He’s tough! But fair. All his suspicions are true. That’s the whole film. This is the good guys vs. the good guys. His wife doesn’t fit the profile: she’s not veiled, Muslim, she smokes a joint, she is a liberal Palestinian. People like this don’t do suicide attacks!t

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enjamin Britten and Peter Pears have been a hard act to follow. More than any other musicians since the advent of recording, the late gay composer and the life partner for whom he wrote much of his music were such consummate performing musicians, and recorded so much of Britten’s music in benchmark interpretations, that getting out from under the pair’s shadow has been a challenge for subsequent artists. Yes, Decca’s just-released Britten: The Complete Works box set – all the Britten-Pears recordings and then some – is, at a shockingly low price, the buy of the Britten Year, and essential. Still, two new recordings – the Oliver Knussen-conducted The Rape of Lucretia (Virgin Classics) and the DVD of Richard Jones’ La Scala production of Peter Grimes (Opus Arte) – are pivotal new markers on the roadway of post-Britten Britten interpretation that may end up mattering even more. The Lucretia, a live performance from the 2011 Aldeburgh Festival (which Britten and Pears established to promote the composer’s music, among much else), puts the impressive original in the shade. With no sacrifice of peak musicianship, it’s dramatically persuasive – shattering, ultimately – in a way the composer’s own fine recording only meant to be. Little wonder that these two new recordings share pivotal cast members, Susan Gritton as the Female Chorus and, in Grimes, Ellen Orford and Christopher Purves, the best male acting-singer working today, as Collatinus and Captain Balstrode. They’re at the forefront of a new generation of musicians, many

British, who may not be forsaking the Suffolk coast but are staking a larger claim, for the universality, rather than place specificity, of this timeless music. Jones’ Grimes is nothing short of revelatory. The director – with conductor Robin Ticciati leading music-making of surpassing beauty, depth, and pacing – has tapped the deep energy that drives the opera. This Grimes is tireless in invention, thrilling in execution, and pulverizing in its dramatic impact from first note to last. Jones and Ticciati expose all the levels of this amazingly heavily layered music, then reconstitute them with a kind of cinematic magic. The production is as much choreographed as directed (kudos to movement specialist Sarah Fahie), and in a quiet rebuke to oldschool Britishness, it rocks out. Stuart Liang’s richly detailed set, its every element telling a story, makes savvy use of onstage shipping-container-sized boxes that represent, in succession, the courtroom, the church, The Boar (the pub tilting sickeningly from side to side during the storm), and Grimes’ hut, perched perilously on the cliffside. They summon the claustrophobia of small-town life and the compression wrought by unchecked rage. Set in nonspecific time and place in the late 20th century, the production knocks the last bit of quaintness out of Grimes. You love, and deeply “get,” these sharply drawn villagers more than ever. And their collective, refracted malevolence as a mob has never been as icily clear. I’ve never seen all the elements of this ensemble opera nonpareil come together as dazzlingly as they do here, nor strike more deeply. The Italian chorus members spit out

Montagu Slater’s often-cumbersome libretto as if they’re the first to understand it. More astonishingly, they dispatch the musically intricate choruses as veritable – in some cases actual – dance numbers, backreferencing the enormous impact the opera clearly had on Leonard Bernstein, an early conductor of it, in West Side Story. Jones gives us the

hectoring, menacing crowd as a literal wall of people, yet each with a distinct and sharp character. The townspeople already deftly drawn by Britten are further etched, in acid, by Jones. Daniel Okulitch leads the pack as a stentorian-voiced, sexy Mister Swallow, quite possibly most understanding of the lot. Felicity Palmer’s gruff but sensitive pub

owner Auntie is nearly outclassed by her slutty “nieces,” exquisitely sung by Ida Falk Winland and Simona Mihal, while almost continuously gyrating. Catherine Wyn-Rogers, in her lime-green coat with clutch purse, is the gossiping, spiteful Mrs. Sedley of anyone’s worst nightmare. See page 28 >>


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Strange Shorts @ Oddball Films

Josh Klipp and The Klipptones @ Palace Hotel

Unusual vintage short films; this week, Surf, Sand and Cinema. On Friday, Boys: Shockucational Shorts, including ABC Afterschool Special excerpts! $10. 8pm. 275 Capp St. 558-8117. www.oddballfilms.blogspot.com

The local jazz crooner and his band perform weekly shows at the hotel’s lounge, with a growing swing-dancing audience. Extended thru Aug. 16. 7pm-11pm. 2 New Montgomery. www.joshklipp.com

Sweet Bird of Youth @ Tides Theatre Local production of Tennessee Williams’ haunting play about a boozy has-been actress and her gigolo who escape to his small Gulf Coast hometown after a Broadway flop. $20-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm. Thru Aug. 24. 533 Sutter St. at Powell, 2nd floor. 399-1322. www.tidestheatre.org

Far-flung by Jim Provenzano

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hee, another BART strike averted! Thanks guv’ner. In light of this news, let’s consider some outward treks, peninsularly speaking. For example, an outdoor, allamateur production of A Chorus Line in the Oakland Hills might make for a fun night out, or a frightening sacrilege. (See Fri. 9). Another example of taking chances; going to Redwood City in weekend traffic to see an outdoor production of ….the Scottish play (see Macbeth, August 10). If you’re further south, how about some singing, dancing baseball players? Damn Yankees plays down in Los Altos (Fri. 9). Say, “Let’s go to Fisherman’s Wharf,” and many local pals might recoil in horror. But if you dare to navigate the tourist herds,

Thu 8 The Age of Beauty @ Exit Theatre Stuart Bousel wrote and directed this play about four women, straight and lesbian, whose friendships and affairs have reached various problems. $20. 8pm. ThuSat thru Aug. 16. 156 Eddy St. www.brownpapertickets.com

Ariana Savalas @ Feinstein’s at the Nikko Young jazz vocalist performs songs from her new CD, Sophisticated Lady. $25-$45. $20 food/drink minimum. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. 394-1111. www.hotelnikkosf.com

Be Bad…Do Good @ GLBT History Museum Opening reception for Be Bad…Do Good Activism With a Beat, a new multimedia exhibit highlighting the history of the Real Bad benefit dance parties, which have reaised nearly $1.7 million for local nonprofits. 7pm-9pm. Thru Oct. 27. Reg. hours Mon-Sat 11am-7pm (closed Tue.) Sun 12pm-5pm. 4127 18th St. 621-1107. www.glbthistory.org

Casebolt and Smith @ ODC Theater Los Angeles dance duo perform O(h) , an imaginative evening with a wry performance/spoken edge that critiques the clichés of dance, as well as perspectives on male performers “dancing too gay.” $23-$28. Thu-Say 8pm. 3153 17th St. at Shotwell. 863-9834. www.ODCtheater.org

you can visit a beautiful aquatic world with Capacitor’s new show, Okeanos (Sat. 10). Those hordes of westwardbound 20somethings you’ll see this weekend are heading to SF Outside Lands Music Festival (Fri 9). Meanwhile older SFers can wax nostalgic for the long-gone Playland and Sutro Baths via fascinating documentaries (Remembering Playland, Sat. 10). What, you’re not feeling adventurous? Fine. A little closer to home, hunky gay singer Tom Goss performs at SoMa’s Hotel Utah (Wed. 14). His colleague, (the equally hunky) gay singer Matt Alber, performs as part of the Live in the Castro performance series (Sat. 10). I mean, really, folks; any closer and they’d be in your living room.

Comedy Bodega @ Esta Noche Marga Gomez (often) hosts the weekly LGBT- and queer-friendly comedy night at the Mission club. This week, Shazia Mirza, Mary Van Note, Brendan Lynch. No cover one-drink min. 8pm. 3079 16th St. www.comedybodega.com

Fri 9 Beach Blanket Babylon @ Club Fugazi Musical comedy revue, now in its 35th year, with an ever-changing lineup of political and pop culture icons, all in gigantic wigs. Reg: $25-$130. Wed, Thu, Fri at 8pm. Sat 6:30, 9:30pm. Sun 2pm, 5pm. (Beer/wine served; cash only). 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd (Green St.). 4214222. www.beachblanketbabylon.com

A Chorus Line @ Woodminster Ampitheater Michael Bennet’s classic Broadway musical about the final audition for a Broadway musical (so meta!) is performed by the community gorup at the outdoor theatre. $27-$56. 8pm. Aug. 9, 10, 11, 15, 16-18. 3300 Joaquin Miller Park Road, Oakland. (510) 531-9597. www.woodminster.com

A Comedy of Errors @ Forest Meadows Ampitheatre, San Rafael Marin Shakespeare Company’s outdoor ampitheatre productions of William Shakespeare’s classic story of mistaken identities, adapted with a Texan cowboy theme; performed in repertory with The Spanish Tragedy, Thomas Kyd’s classic Elizabethan revenge tragedy, considered Shakespeare’s inspiration for Hamlet. Thru August 11. $20-$37.50. Fri & Sat 8pm. 4pm and/or 8pm Sun. Pre-show picnicking welcome. Dominican University, 890 Belle Ave., San Rafael. 499-4488. www.marinshakespeare.org

Eclectic band (“Bamoleo meets Bollywood”) performs at the stylish nightclubrestaurant. $26-$30. 8pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.com

Jewish Film Festival @ Castro Theatre Annual festival of Jewish and Israeli-themed narrative, feature, short and documentary films with diverse topics including Amy Winehouse, Neil Diamond and Broadway musicals. Thru Aug. 12. 429 Castro St. 6216120. www.castrotheatre.com

Michael Walker @ Books Inc. Author of the bestseller Laurel Canyon discusses his rock history book What You Want Is In the Limo. 7:30pm. 2275 Market. St. www.booksinc.net

Rebirth Brass Band @ Yoshi’s Oakland Classic traditional New Orleans brass band performs funk and traditional music at the classy nightclub-restaurant $29. 7:30 & 9:30pm. Also Aug. 9, 8pm & 10pm. 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland. (510) 2389200. www.yoshis.com

The acclaimed thought-provoking solo performer’s Sea of Reeds explores his process of getting bar-mitzvahed in Israel as an adult, despite being an atheist. $20-$35. Wed & Thu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 5pm. Thru Aug. 18. 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley. (510) 841-6500. www.shotgunplayers.org

Keith Moon: The Real Me @ Eureka Theatre Mick Berry’s solo show explores the life and death of The Who’s fabled drummer. $40. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 7pm. Extended thru Aug. 18. 215 Jackson St. (800) 838-3006. www.keithmoontherealme.com

Missi Pyle @ Feinstein’s at the Nikko Beautiful comic actress ( The Artist, Galaxy Quest, Big Fish ) performs Sexy as Hell, her concert of offbeat covers of classic American songs. $30-$50. $20 food/drink minimum. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. 3941111. www.hotelnikkosf.com

Outside Lands Music Festival @ Golden Gate Park Sixth annual large-scale outdoor music festival, with dozens of bands and DJs, including headliners Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Hall & Oates, Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and many more. $45-$450 (full pass). Food and beverages on sale too. Daily thru Aug 11. www.sfoutsidelands.com

This Is Spinal Tap, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band @ Castro Theatre Rob Reiner’s hilarious rock mock-umentary (7:30) and the hilariously awful 1979 Beatles music film starring the BeeGees and a host of celebs and musicians (9:10). $8.50-$12. 429 Castro St. 621-6120. www.castrotheatre.com

Sat 10 10,000 Dresses @ SF Public Library

Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg @ Contemporary Jewish Museum Damn Yankees, Fri. 9 David Allen

Damn Yankees @ Foothill College, Los Altos Foothill Musical Theatre’s production of the fun 1960s musical (Abbot & Wallop, book; Adler & Ross, score) about a baseball fanatic who makes a deal with the devil to let his team win the pennant. $12-$28. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Aug. 18. Foothill College 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills (650) 949-7360. www.foothillmusicals.com

The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? @ Phoenix Theatre Edward Albee’s darkly ironic play about a family whose lives are disrupted when the father reveals that he’s in love with a goat. $25-$50. Thu-Sat 8pm. Also Aug. 18 at 2pm. Thru Aug. 24. 414 Mason St. 6th Floor. (800) 838-3006. www.thegoat.brownpapertickets.com

Hot Strokes @ Mark I. Chester Studio Exhibit of erotic, leather and kink-themed male nude drawings made at the studio’s drawing group. Thru August by appointment. 1229 Folsom st. www.MarkIChester.com

Jessye Norman @ Davies Symphony Hall

Jessye Norman, Fri, 9

Josh Kornbluth @ Ashby Stage, Berkeley

Illustrations from writer Marcus Ewert and illustrator Rex Ray’s book 10,000 Dresses on display on the 2nd floor (thru Aug 31). Aug. 10, author Marcus Ewert will host an LGBT family reading, 12pm-2pm in the Fisher Children’s Center. First 10 families get a feee copy of the book. Visit www. ourfamily.org to register. 100 Larkin St. 557-4400. www.sfpl.org

Gypsy Allstars @ Yoshi’s

The amazing opera singer performs a rare concert of songs by Gershwin, Arlen, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Weill and Ellington. $15-$115. 7:30pm. 201 Van Ness Ave. 864-6000. www.sfsymphony.org

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Enjoy the new exhibit of vintage prints, taken by the gay Beat poet, of his friends Jack Kerouac and others. Also, Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art, part of the SF MOMA’s off-site collaborative exhibits; thru Oct 27. 2pm-5pm. Free (members)-$12. Thu-Tue 11am-5pm (Thu 1pm-8pm) 736 Mission St. 655-7800. www.thecjm.org

Camelot @ SF Playhouse Local production of Lerner and Loewe’s hit Broadway musical about King Arthur, Guinevere and his court, stars Tony Award winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia (with composer & playwrights’ estates’ approved edits and additional songs). $25-$75. TueThu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat 3pm. Thru Sept 21. 450 Post St. (2nd floor, Kensington Park Hotel). 677-9596. www.sfplayhouse.org

Capacitor @ Aquarium of the Bay Okeanos, an aquatic dance show, is performed by the creative Bay Area dancetheatre team. $15-$30. 7pm. Saturdays thru Sept. Pier 39 at Embarcadero. 6235300. www.capacitor.org www.aquariumofthebay.org

Remembering Playland, The Cliff House and Sutro Heights @ Castro Theatre Enjoy a nostalgic double feature with Tom Wyrsch’s two fascinating documentaries about the long-gone oceanfront amusement parks and architectural wonders. $8$12. 1pm & 3pm. 429 Castro St. 621-6120. www.castrotheatre.com

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ Boxcar Theatre The hit local production of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s popular transgender rock operetta features multiple actor-singers performing the lead. $25-$40. Wed-Sat 8pm. Also Sat 5pm. Extended with open-ended run. 505 Natoma St. 967-2227. www.boxcartheatre.org

The Cyrus Cylinder @ Asian Art Museum The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: a New Beginning, a special touring exhibit of the 2,500-year-old cuneiform script, considered the first written bill of human rights (www.cyruscylinder2013.com). Thru Sept. 22. Also, In the Moment: Japanese Art From the Larry Ellison Collection, an exhibit of 60+ artworks from the collection of Oracle’s CEO. Thru Sept 22. Also Art of Adornment, Southeast Asian Jewelry ; Thru Nov 24. Free (members)-$12. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. 200 Larkin St. 581-3500. www.asianart.org

Live in the Castro @ Jane Warner Plaza New twice-weekly (Sat & Sun) live outdoor music concerts presented by the Castro/Upper Market Community Business District. This week, Kippy Marks (2pm) and Matt Alber (3pm). Free. Castro St. at Market. 500-1181. www.castrocbd.org

Macbeth @ Sequoia High School, Redwood City Free outdoor production of the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival staging of the violent tragedy. 8pm. Also Aug 17 & 24, 7:30pm. Aug 11, 18, 25 at 2pm. 1201 Brewster Ave., Redwood City. (650) 7807311. redwoodcity.org/events/stage.htm www.sfshakes.org

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. @ Yoshi’s Oakland Veteran pop-soul duo (seven Grammy Awards!) performs at the classy nightclubrestaurant. $29-$37. 7:30pm & 9:30pm. Also Aug. 11, 7pm. 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland. (510) 238-9200. www.yoshis.com

Migrating Archives @ GLBT History Museum Migrating Archives: LGBT Delegates From Collections Around the World features historical items from nearly a dozen countries and archives, each showcasing an archive of prominent LGBT persons. $5. Reg hours Mon & Wed-Sat 11am-7pm. Sun 12pm-5pm. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistorymuseum.org

New and Classic Films @ Castro Theatre Enjoy classic (and popular new) films: Aug. 10, Jan Michael Vincent and other shirtless hunks in the surf classic Big Wednesday (6pm) and Apocalpse Now, the restored version (8:20). Aug. 11, Fritz Lang’s M (1pm, 6pm) and Metropolis, the complete restored version (3:15, 8:05). Aug. 13: Henry Cavil in Man of Steel (2pm, 5pm, 8pm). June 18, The Doors (2pm, 7pm) and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (4:35, 9:35). Aug. 15, the 1984 version of George Orwell’s 1984 with John Hurt, Richard Burton and a haunting score by Eurythmics (7pm), and Will Smith in Enemy of the State (9:15). $8-$12. 429 Castro St. 6216120. www.castrotheatre.com

New Works Festival @ Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto Theatreworks’ twelfth annual festival of staged readings of new plays by local writers, and a new comedy by Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley. $19 (single ticket) to $65 (full pass). Thru Aug. 18. 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. (650) 463-1960. www.theatreworks.org

The Wiz @ Julia Morgan Theater, Berkeley Berkeley Playhouse’s local production of Charlie Smalls and William F. Brown’s Tony Award-winning musical update on The Wizard of Oz. $17-$60. Wed & Thu 7pm. Sat 2pm & 7pm. Sun 12pm & 5pm. Thru Aug. 25. 2640 College Ave., Berkeley. (510) 845-8542. www.BerkeleyPlayhouse.org


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No Man’s Land @ Berkeley Rep Legendary British actors Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart pair up in Harold Pinter’s masterful 1974 stage play about two writers questioning their lifelong friendship; with Billy Crudup. The show will later move to Broadway. Tickets only available via subscription. Previews (opens Aug. 11). $35-$135. Tue, Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed 7pm. Thu & Sat 2pm. Sun 2pm and/or 7pm. Thru Aug. 31. Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison st. (510) 647-2949. www.BerkeleyRep.org

Wunderworld @ Creativity Theater Thrillride Mechanics perform Sara Moore and Michael Phillis’ “human cartoon” play about an 80-year-old Alice who takes a trip down the rabbit hole once again. $10-$15. Sat 11am & 2pm. Sun 2pm & 5pm. Thru Aug. 11. 221 4th St. at Howard. www.Wunderworld.net

Sun 11 Richard Diebenkorn @ de Young Museum New exhibit of the painter’s Berkeley Years (1953-1966). Free/$22. Thru Sept 22. Also, Eye Level in Iraq: photographs by Kael Alford and Thorne Anderson. Also, From the Exotic to the Mystical: Textile Treasures from the Permanent Collection, thru Aug 4. Also, Objects of Belief from the Vatican, thru Sept 8. $10-$25. Tue-Sun 9:30am5:15pm. (til 8:45pm Fridays) Thru Dec. 30. Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. 750-3600. www.famsf.org

Rondi Charleston @ Yoshi’s Acclaimed jazz vocalist performs with her All-Star Band at the stylish nightclubrestaurant. $20. 7pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.com

Sunday’s a Drag @ Starlight Room Donna Sachet hosts the weekly fabulous brunch and drag show. $45. 11am, show at noon; 1:30pm, show at 2:30pm. 450 Powell St. in Union Square. 395-8595. www.harrydenton.com

West of Center @ Mills College Museum Art and the Counterculture Experiment in American, 1965-1977, an exhibit of fascinating psychedelic and alternative culture iconography. Tue-Sun 11am-4pm (Wed til 7:30pm). Thru Sept. 1. 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland. (510) 430-2164. www.mcam.mills.edu

Mon 12 Comedy Returns @ El Rio Will Durst, Shazia Mirza, Casey Ley, Nigel Arrison and Lisa Geduldig (also MC) perform stand-up at the Mission nightclub’s monthly laugh-fest. $7-$20. 21+. 8pm. 3158 Mission St. (800) 838-3006. www.ElRioSF.com

How to Make Your Bitterness Work for You @ Stage Werx Theatre Fred Raker’s darkly comic self-help parody solo show. $15. 8pm. Thru Aug. 27. 446 Valencia St. www.bitternesstobetterness.com

Matt Alber (Live in the Castro, Sat. 10) and Tom Goss, Wed. 14 Dented Lens Photography

Piano Bar 101 @ Martuni’s

SPF6 @ ODC Theater

Sing-along night with talented locals, and charming accompanist Joe Wicht (aka Trauma Flintstone). 9pm-1:30am. 4 Valencia St. at Market.

Dance showcase of works by eight dance artists hand-picked by SAFEhouse founder Joe Landini; BodiGram, Jenni Bregman & Dancers, Aura Fischbeck Dance, Gretchen Garnett & Dancers, Angela Mazziotta, The Milissa Payne Project, Nine Shards, and Vinnicombe/Winkler. $10-$20. Thru Aug. 18. 3153 17th St. 863-9834. www.odctheater.org

Tue 13 Butterflies & Blooms @ Conservatory of Flowers Popular exhibit transforms the floral gallery into a fluttering garden with 20 species of butterflies and moths. 10am-4pm. Free-$7. Tue-Sun 10am-4:30pm. Thru Oct. 20. 100 JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park. 8312090. www.conservatoryofflowers.org

Monte Carlo Night @ Public Works Enjoy legal gambling tables at this festive fundraiser for the Bare Chest Calendar, with MCs Lenny Broberg and Donna Sachet, and a performance by Jason Brock. Prizes includes tickets to Macy’s Glamorama and dates with the calendar men, a Puerta Vallarta vacation and lots of gift baskets from sponsors and local merchants. $50 and up. 6:30pm-11:130pm. 161 Erie St. www.barechest.org

Ramekon O’Arwisters @ African American Art & Culture Complex Sugar in Our Blood: The Spirit of Black and Queer Identity in the Art of Ramekon O’Arwisters, an exhibit of multimedia folk art-inspired wprks by the local gay artist. Tue-Sat 12pm-5pm. 762 Fulton St. Thru Sept. 12. www.ramekon.com

Tap Festival & Rhythm Exchange @ Kunst-Stoff Arts Workshops, classes and performances at the week-long tap and dance fest (culminating in a performance August 17 at the Marine’s Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St). $17-$25. 8pm. Thru Aug. 18. 1 Grove St. 392-4400. www.stepology.com

Wed 14 David Ryan Harris @ Yoshi's Guitarist-singer-composer performs an intimate solo show at the stylish nightclubrestaurant. $18-$23. 8pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.com

Outside Lands, Fri. 9 and Remembering Playland, Sat. 10

Tom Goss @ Hotel Utah The D.C.-based gay singer-songwriter, whose latest “Bears” tune and video have become popular faves, performs live, with Jeb Havens and Plastic Arts. $10-$12. 8pm. 500 4th St. 546-6300. www.tomgossmusic.com www.hotelutah.com

Thu 15 Comedy Bodega @ Esta Noche Marga Gomez (often) hosts the weekly LGBT- and queer-friendly comedy night at the Mission club. This week, it’s the Pippi Lovestocking birthday show, with Pippi, Marga, plus Ronn Vigh, Kelly Anneken and Anita Drieseberg. No cover; one-drink min. 8pm. 307916th St. www.comedybodega.com

Elaine Elias @ Yoshi’s Brazilian songstress and Multi-Grammy Award nominee performs at the stylish nightclub-restaurant. $20-$25. 8pm & 10pm. Also Aug. 16. 8pm & 10pm. 1330 Fillmore St. 655-5600. www.yoshis.com

From Beatniks to Gay Liberation @ GLBT History Museum Allen Ginsberg and Queer San Francisco, a guest lecture by librarian Michael Flanagan, who read passages from biographies and memoirs of Ginsberg, Jack Spicer, Sam Steward, James Broughton and José Sarria, about the LGBT connections in the 1950s arts, literary and emerging gay scene. $3-$5. 7pm. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistorymuseum.org

To submit event listings, email jim@ebar.com. Deadline is each Thursday, a week before publication. For more bar and nightlife events, go to www.bartabsf.com


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t’s finally back! After an absence of a few years, the one and only SF Leather Daddy and Leather Daddy’s boy contests are back. For the first time ever, both contests are being held together. Previously they’ve been a month or two apart. This is a good decision on the part of the Daddies. The joint contest will take place at the SF Eagle (398 12th St.) on Sat., Aug. 31, from 9 p.m. to Midnight. There is no cover or door charge. Just show up! Leather Daddy VI Jason Ladd and Yours Truly are co-emceeing the event. It’ll be a blast, as the last time we co-emceed we had a great time. It’s been quite a while since the late Daddy Alan Selby conceived the contests in 1983 to benefit the AIDS Emergency Fund. Selby first moved to SF in 1979 to open Mr. S Leather (now located on 8th & Harrison). For those of you who don’t know, that’s where the S in Mr. S Leather comes from. Among many accolades and accomplishments, Selby has a fund named in his honor at the Leather Archives and Museum in Chicago. His presence is still felt in so many areas of our community. This year’s contest in being produced by SF Leather Daddy XXVII David Meyer, and also benefits the AIDS Emergency Fund. Of particular note is that this year the contests are open not just to the residents of SF, but to anyone who resides in the Bay Area. If you want to enter either as a Daddy or a boy, go to: www.SFLDadsAndBoys.com to get your application. The SF Leather Daddies and Boys are a great group of guys who have always served our community while having a good time and celebrating our lifestyle. Doing Dore Did you all have fun at Dore (Up Your Alley) street fair? I know I sure did. The weather was pretty good for most of the day. It wasn’t too hot or too cold. Sometimes, due to the wacky weather in SF in July, the fair can be a pain, and not in the good way. But this year we had what I consider prefect weather for the fair. It could have been a tad warmer, only in that the hotter the weather, the more the clothes come off. Still, this year wasn’t wanting for lots of hot eyecandy – and candy for other organs as well. The mood was great. Everyone seemed to be in a very festive mood what with the beer flowing and hands groping (that sounds like a song, doesn’t it?). Our little group made our way to the Eagle before the crowds hit. All of the sexy vibes from the fair made their way to the

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Revelatory Britten

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Actors in non-singing roles, and Francesco Malvuccio as the ill-fated second apprentice in particular, flesh out the drama in Beckett-like shades. This go-around, there are no cameo roles. Perhaps more important, we – arguably, for once – know who Grimes, Ellen, and Balstrode are. As written, all three are ambiguous characters you like and dislike by turns, but they’re rarely brought to life as convincingly as they are by Johan Graham-Hall, Susan Gritton, and Christopher Purves. It’s hardly that previous proponents of these roles

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This is what a good boy does when he spills beer on Daddy’s boots at the Up Your Alley Street Fair.

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Bare Chest Calendar Men sign calendars at their booth at the Up Your Alley Street Fair.

Eagle’s patio, as I’m sure they did to all of the SoMa watering holes. Now that another successful Dore is done, it’s time to look towards the Daddy of them all, Folsom Street Fair next month. A huge thanks to the staff and volunteers at Folsom Street Events for putting on the fair and satellite events. It’s tough work and usually goes unsung. Without them, the fair would be nothing. Ditto that to all the vendors, organizations, and folks who took the time to have booths that created (or is that abetted?) the kinky fun of the fair. Piercing Play There is no shortage of events between now and the Folsom Street Fair. Of interest is the SF Leathermen’s Discussion Group’s monthly discussion. This month we’re treated to Piercing Play with Paul King. King is a legendary body-piercing pioneer, scholar and writer. He’s been a professional Body Piercer since 1991. He has been trained and certified by

the Gauntlet, including a one-anda-half-year apprenticeship under Elayne Angel, author of The Piercing Bible. The discussion will feature an interview with King, as well as a play-piercing Q&A and a discussion on matters of blood play, from symbolism and sex to safety guidelines. The discussion takes place on Wed., Aug. 28, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Mr. S Playspace, 385A 8th St. Go to www.sfldg.org for more details. IMsL on YouTube The producers of International Ms. Leather/ International Ms. Bootblack have announced the launch of their own YouTube channel, www.youtube. com/user/IMsLVideos. The channel features interviews, fantasy clips, and more. The “Best of Contest Fantasies 2013” is not to be missed. Also of interest are the post-contest interviews, including the current IMsL 2013 Sarha Shaubach and IMsBB 2013 bella. They will post more historical videos soon, including Judy Tallwing’s speech from the very first contest in 1987, and clips of favorites including Indigo Blue, Hobbit, Mollena Williams, Synn, Allotta Boutte, and more. When you check it out, be sure to subscribe!t

were slack, but all of my opera-going life I’ve left the theater wondering, “Who are these people?” Here, at least for the duration of this production, we know exactly who they are. When, near the end, Balstrode tells Ellen, “We have the power,” his point has long since been made. Gritton drills down into the perplexing character of Ellen, finding more strata than ever in the widow while singing her severely scalar music like a woman possessed. Graham-Hall’s Grimes charts a journey from bolt-uprightness in the courtroom to, on a table in that same room where he’s been hanged in effigy, a full simian crouch. His commanding Grimes, mad and vi-

sionary, comes at the price of some musical inaccuracy and uncertain intonation. While that never quite stops gnawing at you, you always know that the tenor knows what he’s meant to be singing, and that gnawing feeling he elicits is an aspect of his Grimes, the most commanding and haunting in my experience. When he sings, in a voice blanched of color, “What is home?,” he’s pressing the opera’s painful, central question. This Peter Grimes is a production that Britten would probably have deplored. But it only looks up to him. This is the moment, in the words of Britten’s next opera, the moment we’ve been waiting for.t

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addy O’Brian bottoms! For the first time! And if you believe that, you’ll believe me when I say the last time I got topped was my first time, too. Exciting as Paddy’s presumed cherry pop may be, his accomplished acquiescence to all manner of penetration proclaims it sure ain’t his first ride on a reamer. Not by a long stretch. Or, should I say, a wide stretch, since Topher Dimaggio wields a mighty wide cheek-separator. Almost as wide as Paddy’s. I had little interest in seeing Paddy’s pooper pricked. I did expect it would free his cock up from an enclosing mouth so I could see more of it more of the time. But mainly I wondered: What was he paid for this fanny forfeit? Despite Paddy’s tediously frequent insistence of het-ness, I’d never doubted that he’d one day peddle his bum to the highest bidder. It was only a matter of how long he could egg on his G4P career as a top before he’d have to either a) up the ante, or b) make some bigger bucks. I’d guess it was the former. After all, as much as we’d admired his sweat-inducing, rapid piston technique, we’d seen him apply it to most everyone on the planet, excepting the Feinsteins, Dianne and Michael. And why did the privilege of catching Paddy’s deflowering on film not go to Raging Stallion, Lucas or some such company with greater reclaim than the online VOD provider Men of the UK? It’s one of the six brands promulgated by Men.com (which is currently offering a discounted membership, as if the assault of Paddy’s ass weren’t enough of an enticement). And who writes the execrable scripts that hamstring the performers at all six of Men.com’s brands? Top to Bottom forces its stars to enact (badly) a ludicrous set of lies that we’re supposed to take for real. First, the director and her assistant (yes, they’re both women) dither about, worrisome mother hens. The performers arrive and pretend to meet for the first time. Paddy protests when he finds the script calls for him to bottom. He’s a top! But so is Topher, and since he’s come to London all the way from America, Paddy just has to give in. All this malarkey takes five minutes, and with the scene only 20 minutes en toto, that leaves a scant

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If Karr were Paddy O’Brian, he’d want Topher Dimaggio’s baby, too.

15 for the historic deed to go down. I wasn’t much heartened even as the clothes came off. The setting lacks atmosphere (it appears to be a bed-sitting room off a kitchenette), and with only a quarter-hour to go, foreplay has to be crimped in a rush to the main event. So the development of any intimacy is sacrificed. It’s swell that the quality of the lighting let me see each single strand of shiny wet ass-hair as the rimming proceeded. Paddy’s asshole is presented in hot pink, pulsating Slita-rama. And though the fuck gets underway without evincing much bonding, it gets exciting. Paddy takes a fuck like he gives one, furiously pumping his butt onto Topher’s cock. He takes charge. He piston-fucks that cock with his ass the way he piston-fucked an ass with his cock. The guys begin trading their power back and

forth – sometimes Topher vigorous and Paddy receiving with breathless equanimity, then sometimes Paddy giving the rapid butt-ram and Topher just holding on. As exhibition fucking goes, it’s pretty exhilarating. Still, their hair doesn’t get mussed. Paddy never takes off his wristwatch. He remains soft throughout his anal ordeal, and Topher doesn’t get to pump the cum outa him. In the movie’s last 45 seconds, both men beat off to separate conclusions. I’ve often felt that Paddy’s vehemence, though exciting, precluded intimacy. He’s a production number, not a power ballad. Just imagine if this scene’s producers had ditched the elaborate lie of the script and done a ballad as lead-in to the production number. Let the guys get cozy, and then let them explode. But has Paddy’s G4P been a ruse all along? Paddy’s got a hot and surly NGBFF (not gay BFF). But they’re slowly becoming lovers. Where will it all lead?t

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Topher Dimaggio officiates at Paddy O’Brian’s fanny forfeiture in Men of the UK’s Top to Bottom.


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mask. An important photographer who trod on the margins of the art world, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, an artist partial to imagery of masked children in rural overgrown settings and abandoned houses, gets welcome exposure here. Robert Koch Gallery, through Aug. 24; kochgallery.com. Jamie Baldridge: Almost Fiction Picture a quasi-theologian from a small town in the Deep South who, consigned to a childhood of “Catholic tedium,” retreated into his untamed imagination, and you’ve got a glimmer of Baldridge’s subversive gestalt. The photographer, who lives and works in Louisiana, home to bayous and black magic, has been bewitched by fairy tales since he was a kid. He has filtered those loaded

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fables through his subconscious, tempered them with dystopia, tasty fetishes and research gleaned from the musty stacks of Latin scholarship, and emerged with the painterly surrealistic vision contained in his latest tome, which shares the title of this show. In images accompanied by fanciful text reflecting the artist’s bent world view, some of his subjects appear trapped in a garret, occupied in futile tasks while patiently awaiting rescue. In period clothing or in varying degrees of undress and more often than not with Rube Goldberg-like contraptions (think Terry Gilliam) stationed precariously on their heads, they’re all dressed up with no place to go. Take the woman whose face and head are covered with a birdcage (“A TenPenny Prophet”) or a girl in Victorian dress, an arrow shot through

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“IC. Cont #57” (2012), acrylic and mixed media on wood panel by Aime Mpane.

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her bloodied heart (“Babylon”), and yet another in a frilly white frock and knee socks, snoozing in a chair, resigned to the ball-andchain attached to her ankle (“The Perils of Lepidoptery”). Ceremonial Popes’ mitres and pointy dunce caps abound, representing a history of old-time religious repression rewritten by a mischievous boy sent to the corner one too many times. Modernbook Gallery, through Sept. 28; modernbook.com. Aime Mpane: A Dual Perspective Mpane, a multi-disciplinary artist who divides his time between his native Congo and Belgium, references Cubism’s origins in Primitivism and taps into his African ancestry for his murals and rustic masks. Made of layered plywood and finished with an adze, a Stone

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the hallmarks of every Lamplighters show. But the most important guarantee the company gives is a professional and loving rendition of the beautiful score. Comic timing and appropriately Victorian-style acting are vital as well, but there is no messing with the music, on that you can rely. This latest incarnation of the story of a boy who is half-fairy (on his mother’s side) and mortal from the waist down (thanks, Dad) is dispatched with typical glee by alternating casts that included, on opening night, a newcomer to the troupe, tenor Samuel Rabinowitz as young Strephon (the crazy, mixedup son of banished fairy Iolanthe, and lovelorn suitor of a mortal girl). His bright and tightly controlled voice is not too full-bodied, but he has a pleasing sound, and his acting and appearance serve him well. His G&S career and growing repertoire look promising. As his mother Iolanthe (kicked out of the fairies for marrying a mortal, the Lord Chancellor, no

Age implement, they’re topographical sculptures of the human face, contoured bas-reliefs etched with wounded memory. Those whose faces have gone missing, their identities perhaps erased by force or the need to escape harm, are among pieces that evoke the tortured colonial history of the Congo, a country whose people continue to endure atrocities, and where brutal conflicts over natural resources have led to mass rape as a weapon of war. Mpane harnesses that legacy yet retains hope, his optimism signified by the ubiquitous presence of exuberant color. His most recent series, Demoiselles d’Avignon, draws on Picasso’s influential 1907 painting of the denizens of a Barcelona brothel, a work inspired by that artist’s embrace of

Oceanic and African art. Mpane depicts seven prostitutes through double-sided masks with contorted facial features suggesting the hidden, contradictory facets of character and personality. Reminiscent of Pende medicine masks intended to ward off illness and evil spirits, they, like other artworks in the show, are a paean to survival. Haines Gallery, through Aug. 31; hainesgallery.com. News Flash: In response to skyrocketing rents in the city and/ or the allure of a revitalized urban arts district, four prominent downtown galleries – Catherine Clark, Brian Gross, Jack Fischer and George Lawson – are relocating to venues in the lower Portrero Hill neighborhood, where they’ll launch inaugural shows in their new digs, Sept. 7.t

less!), Michele Schroeder was lovely and amusing, even if her role is more of a plot device than central heroine. She also showed a delightfully droll wit in her line readings. Funnier still was the Queen of the Fairies, as relished every minute by Cary Ann Rosko. Ms. Rosko has tickled us in other Lamplighters productions, but she was clearly having a special romp with this large and characterful assignment. Alexandra Sessler was Phyllis (wooed by Strephon), an Arcadian Shepherdess and Ward in Chancery (take my word for it, you don’t need to know). She looked just right, and sang with saucy confidence. Her acting was also good, but a little slowing down might correct some diction issues. We could catch most of what she was saying, but only just. The Lord Chancellor gets one of the best and strangest patter songs in all of Gilbert & Sullivan with the daunting “Love, Unrequited, Robs Me of my Rest,” and another company veteran, F. Lawrence Ewing, showed he has no problems with diction at all. His pompous portrayal had just enough vulnerability to make him likable, and Ewing’s sing-

ing voice remains strong. Other stand-outs in the excellent ensemble were the three main fairies: Stephanie Dietz as Celia, Katelynn Neumann as Leila, and Heather Tinling as Fleta. They not only looked quite fetching, but also displayed very pretty voices and some funny comic timing. A run-down of the plot is pointless, as with all of G&S. You really have to be there. It doesn’t hurt if you appreciate English humor going in, ranging from very dry satire to knock-about farce. The stories aren’t intended to make a lot of sense, and Iolanthe is especially whimsical, to say the very least. Just sit back and enjoy the expertly performed tunes, gorgeous orchestral work, and goodnatured sarcasm of the new Lamplighters rendition, and you’ll understand well enough. When the fairies join with the mortals of Parliament in the Act Two Finale, everyone sprouts a pair of fairy wings. Who needs an explanation for that?t Ioanthe plays Mountain View, Aug. 10-11; SF, Aug. 16-18; Livermore, Aug. 24-25. Info: lamplighters.org.

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