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LGBT center welcomes new board chairs by Matthew S. Bajko

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Our Family Coalition had a large group of families in last year’s Oakland Pride parade.

Oakland ‘Rises Up’ with Pride

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housands are anticipated to come out to enjoy Oakland Pride Sunday, September 10. The daylong event will be Oakland’s eighth annual LGBTQ Pride festival and the fourth annual parade since the event returned in 2010. “Oakland Pride is our theme. Making pride about our community, about Oakland and the See page 21 >>

ribbon-cutting ceremony in April to celebrate the completion of the hen she first renovation project, center officials walked through have been focused on alerting the doors of the community groups that they can San Francisco LGBT Comonce again rent space in the buildmunity Center six years ago, ing for meetings or events MonSally Jesmonth remembers days through Saturdays. being struck by the size of “We are trying to get the the entryway atrium and word out it is open again,” said thinking it was wasted Jesmonth. space. “It definitely has gotten busier Today, that airy lobby now that the grand re-opening has is no more, having been happened,” added González. enclosed to create new Assisting in the outreach efforts meeting room space as is Roberto Ordeñana, who has part of a $10.3 million stepped in on an interim basis to Kelly Sullivan top-to-bottom renovation be the center’s executive director, of the upper Market Street San Francisco LGBT Community Center board co-chairs Sally Jesmonth, as Rebecca Rolfe started a sabbatibuilding. Closed for most left, and Nicholas González encourage people to stop by and see the cal August 21. She is expected to of 2016, the facility began building’s new look and check out its programs. resume her role as executive direcreopening to the public in tor December 4. to have them in there as they tie into the misstages last December, when “I feel like it is a really exciting sion of the center.” several local nonprofits moved into new oftime for us with the building renovation Added Nicholas González, recently elected fice spaces in the center. completed,” said Ordeñana, who is the centhe center’s new male co-chair, “I think it “When looking at the usable space in the ter’s director of development and marketlooks great and feels more welcoming based building, for me, now there is a lot more using. “I am excited to lead the center through on the changes made.” able space, specifically for nonprofits,” said Rebecca’s sabbatical. Now we get to turn our Maximizing the potential of the remodJesmonth, who was voted in as the new feattention to the needs of the community and eled center is a top priority for the co-chairs male co-chair of the center’s board of direcSee page 14 >> and center staff. Since hosting a public tors earlier this summer. “I am really excited

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fter failing to pass legislation this year to reform California’s bail system – which many say keeps people in jail just because they can’t afford to buy their release – legislators, the governor, and the state’s top judge have announced that they’ll work together to craft successful legislation. “The truth is today, under the cash bail system, if you can write a check, public safety doesn’t matter,” state Senator Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), said in statement. “We need a system that prioritizes public safety and restores justice to the pretrial process, regardless of income level.” Hertzberg’s Senate Bill 10, known as the California Money Bail Reform Act of 2017, would have required that pretrial services agencies conduct risk assessments and recommend conditions of release for defendants pretrial, among other provisions. People arrested for certain violent felonies wouldn’t have been eligible. Hertzberg and Assemblyman Rob Bonta (DOakland) jointly authored SB 10, along with the identical Assembly Bill 42. SB 10 made it through the Senate, but not See page 12 >>

ith 13 candidates having qualified for the October 3 special primary election for the 51st Assembly District seat in Los Angeles, it is widely expected that the race will be decided by the December 5 runoff between the top two votegetters next month. Three gay male candidates – Luis Lopez, David Luis Lopez Vela, and Alex De Ocampo – and a number of straight allies, including Wendy Carrillo and Mark Vargas, are all competing to represent the district, which includes the LGBT-friendly neighborhoods of Eagle Rock and Echo Park, as well as a portion of Silver Lake, historically one of Los Angeles’ LGBT enclaves. The district also encompasses other neighborhoods north and east of downtown Los Angeles, such as Chinatown, Historic Filipinotown, and unincorporated East L.A. The Assembly seat became vacant after former Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) won election to the state’s 34th Congressional District seat in June. He succeeded Xavier Becerra, who was appointed the state’s attorney general earlier this year by Governor Jerry Brown due to the election last fall

a leg up. Polling conducted in July by Lopez’s campaign found that among 402 likely voters, both he (at 10 percent) and Carrillo (at 11 percent) were the only ones to receive more than single digit backing. Those findings will likely change, however, as the race kicks into full gear this month. And all of the candidates will be striving to overcome voter fatigue, as the October ballot will be David Vela Alex De Ocampo the sixth one this year for of Kamala Harris as California’s junior U.S. the district and the seventh senator. since last November. Should one of the trio of out candidates suc“Voters don’t know the special election is ceed Gomez in the state Legislature, they would happening and many have had way too many become the ninth member of the California elections this year. The challenge will be to get Legislative LGBT Caucus. Their election would voters out,” said Lopez, 44, a longtime Demomark a record for the number of out legislators cratic Party activist who lost his first bid for the serving in the Statehouse. Assembly seat in 2012 to Gomez. “We are exEquality California, the statewide LGBT ad- pecting very low turnout. I think in the special vocacy group, endorsed all three of the gay can- election for the congressional seat turnout was didates and Vargas, who has served on its board 14 percent, so getting my supporters and my for three years. Last year, he spent seven days by base out will be our key to victory.” the bedside of his lesbian cousin, Laura Vargas, Carrillo, 37, who landed in sixth place in the who was wounded in the terrorist attack at Or- special primary election for Becerra’s congreslando, Florida’s gay Pulse nightclub. sional seat, agreed that voter fatigue is an issue So far, the race has attracted little media at- the Assembly candidates will face. tention, giving those candidates with better See page 7 >> name recognition and community connections

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TRUVADA can cause serious side effects, including: • Those in the “Most Important Information About TRUVADA for PrEP” section. • New or worse kidney problems, including kidney failure. • Too much lactic acid in your blood (lactic acidosis), which is a serious but rare medical emergency that can lead to death. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get these symptoms: weakness or being more tired than usual, unusual muscle pain, being short of breath or fast breathing, stomach pain with nausea and vomiting, cold or blue hands and feet, feel dizzy or lightheaded, or a fast or abnormal heartbeat. • Severe liver problems, which in rare cases can lead to death. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get these symptoms: skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow, dark “tea-colored” urine, light-colored stools, loss of appetite for several days or longer, nausea, or stomach-area pain. • Bone problems. Common side effects in people taking TRUVADA for PrEP include stomach-area (abdomen) pain, headache, and decreased weight. These are not all the possible side effects of TRUVADA. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any new symptoms while taking TRUVADA for PrEP. Your healthcare provider will need to do tests to monitor your health before and during treatment with TRUVADA for PrEP.

ABOUT TRUVADA FOR PrEP TRUVADA for PrEP is a prescription medicine used together with safer sex practices to help reduce the risk of getting HIV-1 through sex. This use is only for HIV-negative adults who are at high risk of getting HIV-1. • To help determine your risk of getting HIV-1, talk openly with your healthcare provider about your sexual health. Do NOT take TRUVADA for PrEP if you: • Already have HIV-1 infection or if you do not know your HIV-1 status. • Take certain medicines to treat hepatitis B infection.

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Trans woman faces eviction from SRO by SF city agency by Seth Hemmelgarn

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s San Francisco works to provide housing for LGBT homeless people and others, one transgender woman says she’s afraid she’ll soon be homeless because a city agency is working to evict her from her home. Lucia Perez, 53, said the city’s Homeless Outreach Team wants her to leave the Crystal Hotel, the Mission district single-room occupancy hotel where she’s lived for two years. “I was homeless prior to becoming one of the SF HOT Team’s clients two years ago,” Perez said in an email. “During these two years I had two major surgeries, one of them being sex reassignment surgery. SRS requires a trans woman to have to dilate her vagina for life. In my case, I need to dilate every other day. I need a safe, private space to do this procedure in.” She said staff from the HOT Team, which works to get people into permanent housing, among other goals, told her they need the room back by September 21 “because they need it for other people with ‘more acute medical conditions.’” Perez said she’s “dead scared at the thought of being on the streets, losing my job, and being vulnerable to violence.” Her monthly $2,500 income from working as a cashier is “too high for qualifying for low-income housing,” she said, and it’s “too low to be able to afford housing in the Bay Area.” None of the city’s homeless shelters “provide a safe space for trans women to dilate,” she said, and she’s lost all three apartment lotteries that she’s participated in. When housing lotteries come up, priority is typically given to populations that she doesn’t fit into, such as people who’re over 55 and people who’re living with HIV, she said. In a phone interview, Perez said that she’s been given referrals to other agencies so that she could look for help with housing, but “if I’m going to apply for other housing, it’s going to be a long wait.” She has a list of emergency shelters, and she said, “I’m hoping that one of them will work for me while I look for more stable housing.” The HOT Team is a collaboration

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Lucia Perez may be evicted from her single-room occupancy hotel room.

that includes the city’s public health department, among other agencies. Approached through a health department spokesman, HOT Team staff didn’t provide comment for this story. “We couldn’t comment on the specific case in any event because of privacy restrictions,” health department spokesman Brent Andrew said in an email.

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A case manager with one organization told Perez that a HOT Team supervisor had said Perez makes too much money, and if she were unemployed or made less money she’d qualify for the room, she said. However, “that’s not the reason they gave me when they told me about it,” said Perez. “They told me they needed it because there are other people who have more acute medical conditions than I do.” She may be able to afford to pay up to $800 for an apartment if she has to leave the Crystal, but it’s virtually impossible to find a similarly priced place in the area. She doesn’t pay rent at the hotel, but she said she’d be willing to. Before moving into the Crystal, Perez was homeless for “about a year.” She mostly stayed in shelters but would sometimes stay with friends for a night or two. The shelters are “horrible for somebody that has a job,” she said. Among other problems, there’s “very limited space, and it’s always noisy.”

Center to offer respite from streets by Seth Hemmelgarn

and also coming from the city’s various homenew facility has opened less services,” stated San in San Francisco to Francisco Health Direcoffer homeless people strugtor Barbara Garcia. “The gling with mental health program’s focus will be or substance abuse issues a on helping homeless break from the streets and people that have had referrals to services. multiple visits to hosHummingbird Place, pitals due to psychiatric which is being run by the PRC CEO Brett and addiction crisis.” nonprofit Positive Resource Andrews People who are marCenter, recently opened with ginally housed are also four beds and will expand to eligible, officials said. 15 by December. People may stay for In an interview, Andrews, a gay up to two weeks and get counseling, man who’s led PRC for many years, referrals to medical care, showers, and said, “Hummingbird is for exactly the other services. individual that we run into on a daily “As one of the only respite centers basis” in places like Muni and BART of its kind in the nation, Hummingtransit stations “who are in the streets, bird Place is designed to help people who are dealing with and suffering who are not sick enough for the hoswith mental health substance abuse pital, but they’re too ill to live on the issues that in many ways haven’t been streets or stay in a homeless shelter,” diagnosed.” Brett Andrews, PRC’s CEO, said in an The center will “lessen the burden August 30 news release announcing on our acute services and the most the center’s opening. expensive services by bringing in folks “The programs at Hummingbird who are really too unwell and too sick Place will focus on those that are leaving psychiatric emergency care See page 14 >>

“You come from work and you want to go somewhere where you can be with yourself and rest and relax,” but “there’s none of that at the shelter,” said Perez. Plus, there are rules about when you have to be there, when you have to wake up, and when you have to leave for the day. There are “too many rules for somebody that works and comes in and out.” She said she’s heard of Jazzie’s Place, a 24-bed homeless shelter designed to be welcoming to LGBTs that’s close to her hotel, but “I’ve never been there.” A program manager for Jazzie’s Place didn’t respond to a call about space available for dilation and the shelter’s wait list. Perez indicated her possible eviction isn’t because she’s broken any rules at the Crystal. “It’s very strict here,” she said. “That’s why it’s very quiet and very controlled. ... If I were to get involved in any problems here I would have been out of here already, because they don’t tolerate that.” A man who answered the phone at the Crystal said that only the hotel’s owner, who wasn’t available, could comment. Jordan Davis, a trans woman who sits on the city’s SRO Task Force and knows about Perez’s situation, said in response to emailed questions, “The HOT Team needs to realize that gender confirmation surgery is a necessary and lifesaving intervention, and that vaginal dilation is a chronic need that requires that the client be able to stay in their placement until more long term or permanent options are identified.” (Davis said that she wasn’t speaking on behalf of the task force.) t

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onald Trump has no balls. He never flinched from throwing verbal firebombs over immigration issues, either on the campaign trial or once in the White House. Yet, after weeks of intense debate with top aides and advisers about whether to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, Trump didn’t have the guts to make the dreaded announcement himself. Instead, he sent Attorney General Jeff Sessions to the podium Tuesday to announce that the U.S. was rescinding the program, leaving the fates of nearly 800,000 Dreamers, as they refer to themselves, hanging in the balance. According to Sessions’ statement, the Department of Homeland Security will no longer accept new applications for the renewable, two-year program. Those currently enrolled will be able to keep working until their permits expire; those holding permits that expire by March 5 will be able to renew them, if they do so by October 5. Trump and Sessions called on Congress to fix the immigration system, which is also tasked with funding Trump’s border wall. It’s been reported that Trump is holding the Dreamers hostage in order to get Democrats to fund the wall that he’s said Mexico will pay for (it won’t). This is Trump’s presidential version of the art of the deal, except it uses human shields in a political battle. So sad. Many Dreamers work for elite corporations. Apple CEO Tim Cook, one of the few out gay corporate leaders, said that 250 workers are in the DACA program. “I want to assure you that Apple will work with members of Congress from both parties to advocate for a legislative solution that provides permanent protections for all the Dreamers in our country,” he said Tuesday.

Hundreds of CEOs signed a letter sent to Trump asking that he preserve the program. The president didn’t heed their request, but the executives pointed out that DACA recipients were raised in America, give back to the community, and pay taxes. At this point, business leaders are understandably wary of Trump; he shut down his advisory committees after many on the panels quit in protest over his comments minimizing white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia last month. California, not surprisingly, has the largest number of DACA recipients. Trump has chosen to insert as much dysfunction into government as possible, sowing fear among minority groups as he clings tightly to his base, which, let’s face it, wouldn’t desert him

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out there. Creative and effective are two words I associated with Wilson before en years ago, in July 2007 when I I met him in the 1980s, as the AIDS heard the new United Nations Secplague was decimating the gay male retary-General Ban Ki-moon would be community. speaking at the Fairmont Hotel, I called It pleases me to share the news that a my friend Hank Wilson and asked if he film about Wilson is in the works. Acwas up to zapping the world leader to cording to an announcement on Facemake sure he addressed LGBT issues book, “Nearly a decade has passed since during his visit. Wilson had two questhe death of our beloved Hank Wilson. tions: he wanted to know where and There have been starts on documentary when to report for activist duty. projects, but nothing reached fruition. Wilson searched the web for eviFinally, the film is getting underway. dence that Ban or his immediate predeThe pieces are falling into place. We Rick Gerharter cessor had addressed global gay issues have a wonderful director, Joan Grossin any of their public statements and Activists Michael Petrelis, left, and Hank Wilson disrupt a man. Now we need you.” speeches, finding none he rustled up a speech by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at A fundraiser is being held Saturday, the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco on July 26, 2007. few friends to join us. September 9 at the home of Dr. Laura As Ban began his talk before the Norell and Academy Award-winner packed hotel ballroom, Wilson and I Lora Hirschberg, located at 350 Page accomplishments would easily fill up a book. stood up and held banners over our Street in San Francisco. What are some of the achievements he brought heads reading “Gay Rights Are UNiversal!” We Organizers of the event state that everyone about that have directly benefited our communidemanded he speak about gay rights and he did. who knew and loved Wilson and want to share ties? This is what his Wikipedia entry says: Here is what Bay Area Reporter international stories about him for the documentary, and all “Wilson founded or co-founded many columnist Heather Cassell said happened next: who wish to contribute money, are invited organizations, including the Gay “Surprised by the interruption, Ban said, ‘That is to attend. Teachers Coalition; the Butterfly the most unusual welcome for me ... as secretaryI rarely donate money to such film Brigade, which became the Castro general I’m supposed to answer all questions projects, but I’ll be at the fundraiser Street Safety Patrol; San Francisco ... the gay rights issue is very sensitive in many to chip in some bucks to help get Gay Democratic Club, which cultures and traditions.’ Ban then told the audithis movie made. My hope is that became the Harvey Milk Lesence that he ‘hoped to answer all questions’ but you will also contribute to getting bian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender he held back about making any statements about this project off the ground and Democratic Club; the Tenderloin LGBT issues, stating that he ‘reserved’ to answer eventually shown at film festivals, AIDS Network, which became questions about ‘gay issues for a later time.’” in theaters, and available on all Tenderloin AIDS Resource CenThis decade-old episode perfectly shows how streaming services. ter; the PWA Coalition; MobilizaWilson spoke, nay, shouted truth to power and is Hank Wilson more than deserves tion Against AIDS; a film festival that grew into a reminder of his long years of unstinting service a documentary. t the Frameline Film Festival; the AIDS Candleto the LGBT community, people with AIDS and light Vigil, which became the International AIDS HIV, folks getting clean and sober, and the less The fundraiser starts at 7 p.m. To RSVP, Candlelight Memorial; the Committee to Monifortunate. email bob.ostertag@mac.com. tor Poppers; and ACT UP/Golden Gate, which Four days after his candidate, then-Senator became Survive AIDS.” Barack Obama, was elected president in NovemMichael Petrelis is a long-term AIDS surviHe also ran for District 6 supervisor in 2000 ber 2008, Wilson quietly passed away and a gentle vor, human rights activist, and is marking and didn’t win, but his race was one more way giant of proud and loud activism was mourned, 22 years of love and partnership with Mike he practiced direct democracy and put his issues Merrigan. his life and legacy celebrated by many. His many

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“I feel pretty confident about my campaign and what I am doing to set myself up to win October 3,” said Carrillo. “I hope voters vote for me because I am the best person to represent this district.”

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Having spent the last five years building up a political base in the district, Lopez is widely expected to survive to the runoff election. He and his partner of 13 years, Hans Johnson, moved to Eagle Rock in 2011 after their former home in Silver Lake ended up in a neighboring Assembly district where several incumbent lawmakers also landed through the decennial redistricting process for legislative districts. He was born in the East L.A. portion of the district to immigrant parents, as both his mom and dad were from Michoacán state in Mexico. (His mother died when he was 8 years old.) The family then moved to El Monte in the San Gabriel Valley where Lopez grew up. He graduated from Pomona College with a degree in sociology and earned a master’s in public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Lopez is the director of government affairs at City of Hope comprehensive cancer center. He has been involved in a number of local organizations and helped launch the East Area Progressive Democrats, which has become the largest chartered Democratic club in Los Angeles County with nearly 800 members. His campaign’s poll findings validated what he already suspected, that he has high name recognition with district voters. The issues he ran on five years ago, from income inequality to homelessness, are still impacting residents of the Assembly district today, noted Lopez. “I am running for the same reasons I ran for in 2012. That is to bring bold progressive leadership to Sacramento and to fight to defend pathways to opportunity for working families that are critically important to moving folks out of poverty and into the middle class,” he said. “Folks in my district know that I am passionate about local issues, that I roll up my sleeves, and am effective at delivering change.” Carrillo was born in El Salvador, and her family left for Los Angeles in 1985 due to the country’s civil war, in which her father died. Her mother remarried after meeting a man from Mexico who had also immigrated to America. Carrillo grew up in the district and graduated from East Los Angeles College then from Cal State Los Angeles, earning a master’s in specialized journalism from the University of Southern California. A few months ago she moved back into the district, to a place in El Sereno, in order to run for the Assembly seat. Her reason for doing so mirrors why she entered the congressional race earlier this year. “What prompted me to run for Congress was the rhetoric we are hearing across the country and also from the White House, which is very anti-immigrant and not supportive of people of color and women, Latinos, immigrants, and LGBTQ folks,” said Carrillo, who has worked for both print media and radio. “It is not the right direction for the country that I love. I want to be part of the decision-making process that brings these voices to the table.” Carrillo, one of two women in the race, would help increase the number of female lawmakers in Sacramento should she win the seat. There are currently only 26, the lowest roster of women serving in the

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Statehouse since 1998. care for us on her own.” “We can’t just talk about gender He credits his public school eduequality and not work toward it,” cation and the assistance he received she said. from community programs for She had sought EQCA’s endorsewhy he thrived and was able to atment in the race and pledged to be tend college. De Ocampo graduated a strong advocate for LGBT rights if from California State University elected to the seat. Northridge with a degree in com“I think the LGBTQ community munication studies. can see me as an ally,” she said. “I do “I could have gone in a different look at various issues through an direction. But because of the schools intersectional view.” and programs, they really kept me Vela, 42, is an educator who lost off the streets and focused. For that his re-election bid in 2015 to a seat I am so grateful,” he said. “Runon the Montebello Unified School ning for Assembly made me realize District Board of Education. He how important it is to strengthen and Lopez were co-founders of the California and the opportunities for Latino LGBT activist group Honor people like me and people who just PAC, which so far is remaining neuimmigrated here and are in need of tral in the race. health care.” Born and raised by a single mothOne of his key issues he would er, Vela’s family settled in Lincoln focus on in the Assembly is helping Heights after moving other foster parents from Del Rio, Texas. and working families His grandmother gain access to affordraised him part-time able child care. And in East Los Angeles similar to his council while he attended race, jobs and housMontebello Unified ing are other top schools. concerns. He graduated from “The bottom UCLA with a science line is I am running degree and earned because I want to a master’s degree in make sure California public policy with remains a place for concentrations in everyone,” he said, economics and in“where no matter ternational relations Wendy Carrillo what your backfrom Pepperdine ground is or where University. Vela, who you are from, if you is single, moved a year ago into Echo play by the rules you can succeed.” Park. He is a professor at East Los Vargas, 41, who serves on the state Angeles College. coastal commission, is president of His platform includes access to Mission Infrastructure, a project affordable daycare for working parmanagement firm serving governents, more money for urban parks, ment and private sector agencies and more resources for school disin Los Angeles and San Bernardino tricts and college-bound students. counties. Vargas helped shaped He supports free community college EQCA’s “Safe and Equal” initiative, and priority admission which saw state lawmakers last year to the UC and CSU adopt six gun-safety bills. systems for California “It was a real eye-opener for me residents. and a major reason for why I de“All in all I am really cided to run for office,” he said of focused on a constituthe legislative fight. “I saw there ent-driven campaign to really was power to make change deliver resources to the at the state level and to change the district,” said Vela. “I national dialogue on items like this.” am a big believer in His parents both immigrated the primary job of to Los Angeles – his mother from the Legislature, and the Mexico and his father from Colegislator himself, is to lombia. They ran a small print shop bring resources into the district.” during the day; at night his father De Ocampo, 38, is an adviser to worked at a large printing company the Saban Family Foundation, crein East LA. ated by philanthropist and media Vargas graduated early from executive Haim Saban, and serves USC with a degree in political scias a board member on the Calience and international relations. He fornia Film Commission and the worked in Washington, D.C. for the California State Summer School for late Congressman George Brown the Arts. He lost his 2013 bid for a (D-California), took a job with the Los Angeles city council seat that Days of Dialogue organization foloverlaps with the Aslowing the L.A. riots., sembly district. and then moved to Gomez presided Sacramento to work over his wedding to as a special adviser Todd Sargent; the to former Governor couple two years Gray Davis until ago moved to the pivoting to the priMt. Washington vate sector. neighborhood and Vargas serves are fostering an on the Los Ange8-month-old boy les Unified School that they hope to District’s personnel adopt. If elected, De commission and has Ocampo would be long worked with the first LGBT Filithe Santa Monica pino state legislator Mark Vargas Mountains Conin Sacramento. servancy, on whose His family emiboard he serves, to grated from the Philippines to Los protect open space in the district Angeles in the 1970s. His father, who and restore the culverted L.A. River arrived first, slept on park benches to a more natural state. Along with while saving up enough money to environmental issues, Vargas would bring his mother and older siblings focus on jobs, housing, and public to America. De Ocampo was born safety issues in the Legislature. in Los Angeles and had been living “My message is I will roll up on the border between east Holmy sleeves and figure out the best lywood and Historic Filipinotown way to provide relief, whether it be prior to moving in with Sargent. boosting paychecks or more access “My father was diagnosed with to higher-paying jobs through job cancer when I was 9 and didn’t have creation and training,” he said. health insurance. He had to go back For 10 years he had lived in downto the Philippines for care; his cantown Los Angeles until moving two cer spread and I never got a chance blocks to Chinatown this spring in to say goodbye,” he recalled. “My See page 20 >> mom worked 80 hours a week to

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Jobs program at sober space sees 5 graduate by Sari Staver

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hanks to a new program sponsored by the Castro Country Club, the home to the LGBT recovery community, five gay men have completed a six-month employment training program aimed at helping them re-enter the work force. Three of the five – Michael Scarce, Troix Boyd, and Tomas Llorence – have started full-time jobs, they announced at a celebration Wednesday, August 30 at the country club at 4058 18th Street. The other two graduates – Brian Linn and Joel Hill – were unable to attend due to scheduling at their new jobs. Another 12 people are expected to enroll in the program over the next year, country club Executive Director Billy Lemon said in an interview with the Bay Area Reporter. Lemon said the initial funding of $20,000 came from a grant by the office of gay former District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener (now a state senator). Gay current District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy has continued the funding for two more years at $20,000 per year. Co-sponsored by Positive Resource Center, a nonprofit that provides benefits counseling and employment services to people living with or at risk for HIV and other illnesses, Joe Ramirez-Forcier, PRC’s managing director of employment services, said that the agency provides participants with assistance in career navigation and job searches. “This is by far the best program partnership we have ever had,” said Ramirez-Forcier. “It is changing peoples lives.” Following a barista training program at the country club, participants can take an eight-week computer training program, which includes learning Microsoft’s Office, Excel, and PowerPoint programs. They can also get employment services such as resume writing and interview skills. “Digital literacy is a job changer,” said Ramirez-Fortier. “It can take you from a $15 an hour job to one that pays $19-22 an hour.”

In addition to often needing formal training, Ramirez-Forcier said people in early recovery often need to expand their networks, which can be how one hears about job opportunities. “People who have been addicted may have wound up with an incredibly tiny network,” of friends, he said. Speaking at the graduation ceremony at the country club, Boyd thanked Lemon for his ongoing support. “You always had my back and you helped me enormously to believe in myself,” said Boyd. After finishing the employment training, Boyd got a 40-hour-a-week job at Cliff’s Variety, where he splits his time between its two stores. “I love it,” Boyd said of his new job. “I am happy to have found a job with such wonderful people.” According to Lemon, “One of the greatest challenges for people in early recovery from alcoholism or drug addiction is simply learning how to live, work, and socialize without drugs or alcohol. “The Castro Country Club, since its inception in 1983, has recognized that helping individuals maintain a program of abstinence is inherently tied to decreased risks of new HIV infections – especially among gay and bisexual men – and promotes productive, healthy lifestyles for those living with HIV.” Developing employment skills is a valuable component of a person’s long-term success in recovery, said Lemon, who has been clean and sober for four years. “By providing a safe, supportive, stigma-free environment, the country club offers a unique venue for jobs training and skills development for individuals in recovery,” he added. “Having access to a community of peer support is essential to recovery from chronic drug and alcohol addiction,” Lemon said. Both the structured style of 12-step, and other recovery-focused meetings, and the unstructured social setting create spaces where people in recovery can

Brown names gay man to homeless council by Sari Staver

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ary McCoy, a gay man and advocate for people with HIV and those who are homeless, has been appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the Gary McCoy 15-member statewide Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council. The council was created last year when the governor signed Senate Bill 1380, requiring departments that administer state programs targeted to end homelessness to incorporate the core components of “Housing First” into their programs by July 1, 2019. Housing First is an evidence-based model that uses housing as a tool, rather than a reward, for recovery and focuses on connecting homeless people to permanent supportive housing as quickly as possible. McCoy, 39, is a policy and community affairs manager with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, a job he has held since March 2016. Prior to that, McCoy was chief of staff for former Supervisor Julie Christensen and had worked as an interim legislative aide to nowstate Senator Scott Wiener (D-San

Francisco) when he was District 8 supervisor, and for Supervisor London Breed. McCoy also served as an intern for Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) in Sari Staver 2012-2013 and managed Wiener’s supervisorial re-election campaign in 2013 and 2014. In a written statement, McCoy, who experienced chronic homelessness for almost a decade, said, “Given my experiences through my own past struggles, as well as the advocacy and policy work I’ve done in years since, I’m confident I will do an excellent job on this council. I’m a firm believer in the housing first model of care and recovery, and know firsthand the importance of reducing barriers to access housing in order to address homelessness. “My personal experiences involved challenges around being gay, health problems associated with untreated HIV and a subsequent AIDS diagnosis, and an addiction to alcohol and drugs,” McCoy added. “These are definitely important perspectives I look See page 21 >>

find safe and meaningful connections to help them live clean and sober lives. The country club is “more than just a place to receive job-training skills,” said Lemon. “It is a home away from home that welcomes and celebrates all cultures, lifestyles, and backgrounds and is open to anyone seeking refuge from the bar culture or an alternative to active addiction.” Long term, Lemon said the club hopes to expand the program into partnerships with other organizations providing recovery services and start new people in the program every three months. By providing a structured program of job training and placement, the country club believes it can also help those living with HIV “develop a structure of life skills,” Lemon said, that will help them to better manage and comply with their HIV treatment regimen, regularly access ongoing medical treatment, and take responsibility for their lives. t

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eaction was swift from elected officials and community members after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced President Donald Trump’s decision to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that had been implemented by President Barack Obama in June 2012. A hastily arranged protest outside the San Francisco Federal Building Tuesday brought out hundreds of people, many of whom carried signs with slogans such as “Your racism is not patriotism,” “Hate doesn’t make America great,” and “San Francisco was built by immigrants.” Members of the UNITE HERE union sang the civil rights-era anthem “We Shall Overcome.” “The president is challenging and rescinding human rights,” Adam Mehis, a gay man who’s executive director of the San Francisco Democratic Party, told the Bay Area Reporter. “It’s important to activate the Democratic base and show that we will not back down.” DACA protects undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children from deportation. There are currently about 800,000 people in the program. Trump and

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Gerardo Gomez, left, a gay man and DACA Dream Fellow at Pangea Legal Services SF, addressed a crowd of 100 in Oakland August 31 days before President Donald Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Sessions both claimed that Obama overstepped his authority and that it’s Congress, not the president, that should be enacting laws. After a day of angry protests and criticism, Trump tweeted that he would revisit DACA in six months if Congress fails to act on the matter. As it stands, those who are already enrolled can continue working or going to school until their permit expires; new applicants are not being accepted. Some renewals are

also being processed until early October. Gay state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued a blistering statement against Trump’s decision. “Just when President Trump can’t seem to go any lower, he one-ups himself by going after immigrant children,” Wiener said in a statement. “Ending DACA is a disaster that will only serve to tear families apart and stoke fear and distrust in our immigrant communities. California will continue to be strong in supporting our immigrant neighbors.” Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center For Lesbian Rights, called the move “chilling.” “For the 11 percent of DACA recipients who identify as LGBT, today’s announcement is chilling,” Kendell said. “In an announcement that lasted only minutes, this administration just turned the lives of tens of thousands of our community members upside down, putting their dreams, their futures, and potentially their safety at risk. We join with the millions of others who pledge to do all in our power to resist this brutally vicious and See page 21 >>

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he U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reaffirmed its recommendation that sexually active gay and bisexual men should undergo at least annual HIV

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screening, but some detected and treated local providers advise early, thereby premore frequent HIV venting disease proand sexually transmitgression and onward ted disease tests. transmission. “The San Francisco In light of changDepartment of Public ing practice, a CDC Health recommends working group perquarterly STD screenformed an updated ing for HIV-positive systematic review and HIV-negative sexof relevant medical ually active men and studies and held four trans individuals who expert consultations have sex with men, and to determine if there quarterly HIV screenis enough evidence to City Clinic medical director ing for those who are change the 2006 recDr. Stephanie Cohen HIV-negative,” City ommendation for anClinic medical direcnual HIV screening. tor Dr. Stephanie Cohen told the Bay The working group, made up of Area Reporter. epidemiologists, clinicians, behavioral “This approach to HIV screening scientists, health policy experts, and has been a critical component of our health economists, reviewed more HIV prevention efforts, and is one than 100 studies comparing the benof the reasons why approximately 93 efits of annual versus more frequent percent of people living with HIV screening for men who have sex with in San Francisco know their status,” men. Cohen added. The group concluded that “the In 2006 the CDC recommended evidence, programmatic experience, that everyone between the ages of 13 and expert opinions are insufficient and 64 should be screened for HIV to warrant changing the current recat least once, and that those at higher ommendation” from at least annual risk for infection – including sexually screening to more frequent testing. active men who have sex with men – However, the experts agreed that should be rescreened at least annually. mathematical models suggest more A 2013 review by the U.S. Prevenfrequent screening may be beneficial, tive Services Task Force did not find as prompt HIV treatment also plays a enough evidence to specify a particurole in prevention. Research conclular HIV testing interval, but concludsively shows that HIV-positive people ed that annual screening for gay men on antiretroviral therapy with an unwas a “reasonable approach.” detectable viral load do not transmit However, a growing number of the virus through sex. providers who see gay and bi men “CDC continues to recommend are offering more frequent HIV that clinicians screen asymptomatic screening, typically every three or six sexually active men who have sex with months. men at least annually,” the authors In part, this is related to increased wrote in the August 11 edition of use of PrEP. The CDC’s 2014 PrEP the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality guidelines call for HIV testing every Weekly Report. “Each clinician can three months while taking Truvada consider the benefits of offering more (tenofovir DF/emtricitabine) for frequent screening (e.g., once every HIV prevention. This is important three or six months) to individual because Truvada alone is not enough MSM at increased risk for acquirto treat HIV if someone does become ing HIV infection, weighing their infected. patients’ individual risk factors, local Providers increasingly recommend HIV epidemiology, and local testing screening for other STDs such as gonpolicies. orrhea and syphilis, as well as HIV. Frequent testing allows STDs to be See page 21 >>


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through the Assembly, where AB 42 also failed. In an August 25 statement from Governor Jerry Brown’s office, Hertzberg said that working with Brown and Chief Justice Tani G. CantilSakauye, “we will find the right balance by fine-tuning the details in SB 10.” Hertzberg said in another statement that officials plan to continue investigating “the failures of the bail system and the insurance companies that support it,” which were “exposed” during the attempt to pass SB 10. Asked in a phone interview about changes that will need to be made to the bill, Hertzberg said that judges “will want more discretion” and “more power” than what was in the original legislation. Referring to the infamous convicted murderer who raped a woman in Maryland in 1986 after he failed to return to a Massachusetts prison after being let out on a weekend furlough program, Hertzberg said, “It’s easy for a judge worried about a Willie Horton case to deny bail to anybody who walks into a courtroom.” Legislators need to consider “judges who are worried about somebody hurting the public safety,” he added, and are “going to set the bail as high as they can.” Hertzberg said that he’s spoken to Brown “a number of times” about his legislation. “He gets the critical need for bail reform, but he’s worried about the cost,” said Hertzberg. “He’s always worried about the cost.” The senator said that he aims to “deal with this in a way that we’re sensitive to that.” Although monitoring people outside jail is considerably less expensive than keeping them in custody, Hertzberg said that state finance officials only look at the financial cost of risk assessment programs. Bonta wasn’t available for an interview, but in a statement, he said, “Our momentum in support of bail reform continues to grow. We are very grateful to the governor and the chief justice for recognizing the need to prioritize this legislation and for their unprecedented commitment to partner with us in creating reform that enhances public safety and ensures equal justice.” Brown stated, “I believe that inequities exist in California’s bail system and I look forward to working this fall on ways to reform the system in a cost-effective and fair manner, considering public safety as well as the rights of the accused.” Cantil-Sakauye said, “During my State of the Judiciary address last

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year I suggested that the current bail system may not effectively serve its intended purpose of protecting public safety and ensuring court appearance without disproportionately impacting low-income Californians. I subsequently appointed a Pretrial Detention Reform Work Group to study current pretrial detention practices and provide recommendations for potential reforms. I look forward to sharing these recommendations with the governor and Legislature as we work together to improve our bail system.”

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San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi said in an interview, “It is disappointing we won’t have bail reform this year,” as the current system “continues to [affect] a lot of victims, people who are forced to post bond with usurious rates of interest and every day having to essentially buy their way out of jail.” These are “folks who haven’t been found guilty of a crime,” said Adachi. “They’re simply accused of a crime.” He said one recent client was held on $100,000 bail. “Had he posted bail in the matter he would have been in debt for $20,000 to $30,000,” said Adachi. “Instead, he stayed in. “Bail should really only be set in cases where there’s a demonstrated risk of flight,” he added. “It has to be specific,” and it needs to be shown that the defendant “has ties to other places and is ready to flee. Everyone else should be released if they have not been convicted of a crime,” and don’t otherwise present a risk to public safety. Risk assessments with release recommendations “should be mandatory for all crimes except the most serious, and risk assessments should basically determine whether a person is kept in jail” or released before trial, said Adachi. “These are validated tools which have been used and applied in millions of cases.”

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State lawmakers and others will continue working to reform cash bail in California, which would help some inmates.

Adachi places much of the blame for bail reform’s failure with judges. “The judges want to maintain their power and political cover, and they are really, in my view, trying to undercut bail reform by excluding certain crimes from the system where money would not be the determining factor in whether someone is released,” he said. In an email, Adachi added, “The judges are proposing that SB 10 apply to non-serious, non-violent felonies, which would take most crimes out of the bail reform initiative, and that they would retain the ultimate say in deciding whether to follow the tool. So they are basically saying that we don’t want to be bound by the pretrial assessment tool and we don’t want bail reform to be applied to most crimes.” He also told the Bay Area Reporter that the California Judges Association and the Alliance of California Judges “have come out as opposed to bail reform, saying things like it’s too complicated and too burdensome or too expensive.” Adachi said that his response is that “judges are supposed to care about justice being accessible to the poor, yet every day they set bail amounts essentially keeping people in jail,” and defendants who can’t afford to post bail often plead guilty just to get out. “Even in San Francisco,” which courtroom a defendant ends up in and which judge they get determines whether they’ll be released, “and our system is not supposed to work that way,” he said. Neither of the state judges’ groups responded to requests for comment. Asked via email to respond to Adachi’s comments, San Francisco Superior Court spokeswoman Ann Donlan responded, “The court has no comment.” Donlan has previously stated, “The right to bail is guaranteed by the California Constitution and the court follows state law in setting bail.”

Adachi said another obstacle to bail reform is, not surprisingly, the bail bond industry, which “has a direct interest in defeating bail reform, and they have a very powerful lobby. ... I think people understand the bail bond industry is going to strongly oppose this. The question ultimately is we have to decide as a society, should we continue to incarcerate people based on the amount of money they have, and, should we continue to support an industry that essentially profits from this inequity.” A call to the California Bail Agents Association wasn’t returned. Adachi said that most district attorneys also oppose bail reform, but he acknowledged San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón is an exception. Gascón has stated, “The money bail system is inherently unfair and archaic. We must move to a data driven risk assessment model in order to enhance public safety by making custody decisions based on risk, not financial status. A risk assessment model will also save jurisdictions money on pretrial incarceration costs, and contribute to our notions of social justice.”

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Since she’s charged with assault with a firearm, it’s not clear whether a risk assessment would help Nori Tejero, but with her $175,000 bail, it’s doubtful she’ll get out of jail anytime soon. Tejero, 44, a transgender woman, has been in custody since July 5, when she allegedly shot her ex-partner in the leg in a San Jose Costco parking lot. (Tejero told the B.A.R. that she shot the man, but she hasn’t entered a plea and she isn’t likely to go to trial for at least several months.) Dani Castro, a friend of Tejero’s, said last week, “I don’t like the current [bail] system. It’s not OK to make freedom have a dollar amount attached to it, especially for the most marginalized. Those are the people that are going to jail, for the most part,

that are being arrested, and there’s no possibility of bail” Castro, who’s said that Tejero was “marginally housed” at the time of the shooting, said that Tejero would need to post 10 percent of her $175,000 bail, or $17,500, along with four people’s signatures, to be released. She said that she and other friends were able to raise money so that Tejero could buy items from the jail commissary and make phone calls, but they weren’t able to gather funds for bail. “It’s really frustrating not to be able to help her be with the people she loves,” said Castro. In 2015, the Washington, D.C.based nonprofit Equal Justice Under Law filed a federal lawsuit that eventually included San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy as a defendant. Through the lawsuit, which is still pending, the group is seeking to end the practice of money bail in the city. According to an October 2016 news release from Equal Justice and Adachi’s office, “Approximately 50 people per day and 18,000 people per year are booked into San Francisco County Jail. About 85 percent of inmates have not yet been convicted. Because they cannot afford bail, they can remain locked up for months while awaiting trial, often losing their housing, jobs, or children.” Hennessy has said that she supports bail reform. “I am sworn to follow the law and await the outcome of these court proceedings,” she’s stated. “However, a system that allows one person access to immediate freedom through the payment of cash while another person with the same criminal history and charges who lacks financial resources remains behind bars seems unfair to me.” Gay state Senator Scott Wiener (DSan Francisco), who had a hand in SB 10, said he’d continue being “a strong supporter” of the legislation. “We should be making pretrial detention decisions based on whether someone poses a risk or not, not whether they’re rich or poor,” said Wiener. One LGBT legislator who hasn’t supported the proposal is lesbian Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona), who voted against AB 42. A spokesman for Cervantes didn’t respond to an interview request.

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program growth.” Ordeñana, who this month is marking his 15th year working at the center, is overseeing the expansion of the center’s youth drop-in program from 20 to 30 hours a week due to $289,000 in new city funding. As of this week, the program is now open from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays; from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays; and from 1 to 5 p.m. Fridays. The center will continue to host a communal meal for the youth, ages 16 to 24, at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and bring in outside service agencies that night. And it is now providing hot meals on the four other weeknights but without the added service providers in attendance. Once two new staff people are hired by mid-September, the youth drop-in program will expand to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A meal will also be offered that day. Another focus for Ordeñana is ensuring the center reaches its goal of raising $1.2 million by December 28 to celebrate its 15th anniversary this year. “We have raised $833,000 so far, so we are at about 70 percent of our goal,” said Ordeñana last week. Rolfe earlier this year had won a sabbatical award from O2 Initiatives, which each year selects leaders of

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to be on the street,” but who aren’t necessarily in need of “that high level of services” the city provides, he said. Staying at Hummingbird provides “a safe, comfortable environment” where people are “able to make more informed and better choices,” said Andrews, who pointed out people may still “want to go back to the street” when their time there is up. After people leave the center, there

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The co-chairs are actively recruiting to expand the center’s current 13-member board to have a total of 20 people serving on it. In particular, they would like to see more youth and older people join the body, which oversees and approves the center’s $3.5 million budget. “We are looking for people who

have a passion for the mission of the center,” said González. Having the center ramp up its own programming, with various arts, culture, and community events, is a top goal for the center officials. The building already has been hosting art shows in its lobby and is looking to hire two additional staff for its community programs team. “Getting the arts and culture program up and running is something I am excited about,” said González. “I think there have been challenges over the years and see this as a fresh start for the center. We are not so much focused on the survival of the center but more on defining its purpose and relationship to the community.” Jesmonth would like to see the center host more events focused on the technology industry. And she is looking at turning a women’s event held last year at a board member’s home into an annual event at the center itself. Eventually, she would like to see the center open on Sundays again. “Having a place for all these groups to be together under one roof is nice,” said Jesmonth. “It is something I would like to expand and bring cross sections of the community together to build connections between different groups.” Another project the co-chairs intend to tackle over the next year is revamping the center’s antiquated website. There is no timetable for

when it will be rebuilt, nor does the center know what the cost will be. The co-chairs both said the project is needed so that the center can better communicate to the public about the programs it is offering and other events being held at the 35,000 square foot facility. “We are very pro new website,” said González. For now, they encourage community members to stop by the center, talk with the volunteers manning the front desk, and check out what the center and its nonprofit tenants have to offer. The San Francisco office for Bay Area Legal Aid is on the third floor of the building, while on the fourth floor is AGUILAS, short for Assembly of United Gays Impacting Latinos toward Self-Empowerment, and a primary health care clinic run by the Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center. “If you haven’t been in the center, stop by and check it out,” said Jesmonth. “Another thing people can do, as we have events and publicize them, we would love to see you there. And there is always a need for volunteers of all different sorts.”t

other Navigation Centers. Unlike traditional homeless shelters, the centers allow people to bring their belongings and pets and stay with their partners, among other benefits. “The great opportunity here is for us to prove that it works with the longer term goal of expanding this model throughout the community,” said Andrews. Lee stated, “We are helping our most vulnerable residents break out of the cycle of streets and hospitalization. ... We are committed to

addressing the root causes of homelessness, and providing treatments for behavioral health and substance use will help us reach that goal.” PRC has a one-year, $1.5 million contract to oversee the project. Andrews said the funding is for clinical staff, peer counselors, food, “and all the other supplies needed in order to run a 24-hour facility.” Hummingbird is located in the city’s Behavioral Health Center next to the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital campus.

PRC is a longtime provider of benefits counseling and employment services to people who are living with or at risk for HIV/ AIDS. Last year, the agency merged with AIDS Emergency Fund, which offers financial assistance to people disabled by HIV/AIDS, and Baker Places, which provides residential substance abuse treatment and other services. The combined agency is still known as Positive Resource Center. t

local nonprofits for the honor. She told the Bay Area Reporter that her plans during her time off include traveling with her family to Morocco and Spain in October, trying out new recipes, reading through a pile of books, and checking out museums. “I am definitely coming back,” insisted Rolfe, who was hired in May 2003 as the center’s deputy director and then promoted four years later. The board co-chairs both said they expect Rolfe to return to her job and would hate to see her decide to step down. “Personally, I would be sad. I like working with Rebecca,” said Jesmonth. “I think she is going to stay. I have my fingers crossed she will.” “It is highly unlikely this scenario will come to be,” added González about having to recruit a new executive director. Rolfe said that she has full confidence in the ability of the two new co-chairs and Ordeñana to lead the center in her absence. “We have really stable leadership. Roberto has been here a long time; he is fantastic and knows everything,” said Rolfe. “The board chairs are new in their role but not new to the organization, and we have some other long-standing board members.” González, 26, lives in the Haight and started his first year of law school at UC Hastings last month. Originally from San Diego, he no longer speaks with his three older siblings

and has a “tenuous” relationship with his parents, who emmigrated from Mexico, due to their being Jehovah’s Witnesses. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 2012 with a degree in political science and history. After several years living in New York City, he moved back to the Bay Area in 2014 and the following fall joined the center’s board. He had chaired its fundraising committee and worked with Jesmonth, 29, as the co-chair of the center’s 15th anniversary gala this past spring. She joined the center’s board in July 2016. A Noe Valley resident and program manager for Google, Jesmonth is engaged to Hattie Stroud, 31, an architectural designer. The couple plans to wed this fall. Jesmonth is from Gulf Breeze, Florida and moved to San Francisco in the spring of 2010. She graduated from Georgetown University in 2008 with a degree in foreign service and worked for two years in Boston before relocating to the Bay Area.

will be opportunities to do “continued follow-up with them to make sure they had the right referrals,” with the hope that they “ultimately land in a stable, safe environment,” he said. Even though people will only be at the center for a short time, “you can still have a significant impact,” he said. Hummingbird started as a pilot project and it retains that status, but the goal is to expand the model. Andrews noted that Mayor Ed Lee has included millions of dollars in the city’s 201719 budget for Hummingbird and

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providing clean drinking water and food assistance through a network of local food banks,” Cotter wrote. Cotter said that 100 percent of people’s donations will go to help people in Texas. Donors should specify “Harvey” when making an online contribution, which can be done by visiting https://donatenow.networkforgood. org/1210623. In Houston, the Montrose Center, an LGBTQ counseling and community center, has set up an LGBTQ Disaster Relief Fund that will be used to help people rebuild their lives through counseling, case management, direct assistance with shelf stable food, furniture, housing, and more. “The catastrophic and historic impact of Hurricane Harvey will be felt by the LGBTQ community of Houston Texas for days, months, and potentially years to come,” center officials said on the organization’s website. The center’s team is also on call to help homeless youth, seniors, people living with HIV, hate crime survivors, and others devastated by the storm. “With more than 35,000 clients in core programs, we are already learning of staff and community members who have lost everything,” officials said. As of last week, the center had raised $280,000 of its $350,000 goal. Groups such as Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS, Texas Pride Impact Funds, and Texas United Charities have contributed, according to the website. To make a donation, visit https://my.reason2race. com/DNicol/HurricaneHarveyLGBTQDisasterReliefFund2017. California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom (D), who’s running for governor next year, sent out a statement through his campaign that urged Californians to donate to relief efforts. “The volunteers in Texas are heroes, and we can make sure they have everything it takes to ensure people are safe – and keep them that way,” Newsom stated. He directed people to the Houston Chronicle, which has put together a list of organizations helping out on the ground, and said that he has made a donation. To see the list, visit http://www. chron.com/news/houston-weather/ hurricaneharvey/article/HurricaneHarvey-How-to-help-victims-ofthe-12003372.php. San Rafael-based http://www. DogTrekker.com is helping animals threatened by Harvey, and sent an email to supporters linking to several organizations in Texas that are working to rescue dogs, cats, horses, and others. The Houston SPCA is the lead nonprofit for animal-related disaster rescue, relief, and resources. To learn more, visit www.houstonspca.org. The SPCA of Texas is assisting pets who have evacuated the Gulf Coast to the North Texas area. For more information, visit https://www.spca.org/. Austin Pets Alive is a no-kill shelter and has created a page on its website for Harvey-related needs (https:// www.austinpetsalive.org/). The Federal Trade Commission has tips on how to safely donate to hurricane relief, as con artists often pop up in times of disaster to scam money from people who think they’re contributing to legitimate groups. The FTC urges people to give to organizations that have experience assisting in disaster relief, and be skeptical of charities that emerge solely in response to Harvey or those with unfamiliar names. Donors should never give out cash; donations should be made via check or credit card. Finally, the FTC said that the crowdfunding site GoFundMe

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created a Medium post about safety measures being taken to protect those donating to relief efforts, and all verified GoFundMe Harveyrelated campaigns are hosted at an official page. For more information, visit https:// www.gofundme.com/raise-funds/hurricane-harvey or https://www.ftc.gov/. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued a consumer alert Friday, September 1, warning people about “sham charities.” His office’s list of tips is similar to the FTC’s and he encouraged Californians who are victims of scams to file a report at https://oag.ca.gov/ con t a c t / con su m er- com plaint-against-businessor-company. Two things he warned about were “look-alike” websites that may be fraudulent and have a slightly different URL, and charities with similarsounding names or other deceptive tactics.

Oakland GBT men’s mixer

Bay Area Queer Men’s Mixers will hold an intergenerational lunch and panel discussion coinciding with Oakland Pride weekend Saturday, September 9 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the community hall at St. Columba Roman Catholic Church, 6401 San Pablo Avenue (at Alcatraz Avenue) in Oakland. Titled “Queer Men! – Celebrating Where We Come From, Envisioning Where We’re Going,” the event is open to all ages from 18 and up and will delve into gay, bisexual, and trans men’s spirituality, politics, and psychology. “We will share our personal histories as well as our hopes for continued evolution in a world where we’ve made incredible strides, but still have a long way to go,” said Rafael Rosario, who’s producing the event with Tim Fisher. Scheduled panelists include the Reverend Daniel Borysewicz, a progressive hospice chaplain, street minister, social activist, and Navy veteran; Darryl Moore, a former Berkeley City Councilman; retired San Francisco Police Lieutenant Stephan Thorne, a trans man who served in the police department for three decades; James Chang, a Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board commissioner, co-chair of OUTBurst, an employee resource group at Yelp, and vice president of the East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club; and Father Aidan McAleenan, pastor of St. Columba, an all-welcoming, social justice church. There is a $5 donation requested for the catered lunch, and free parking is available at the church. To RSVP, visit https://www.evite.com/event/0336 OESTWZE32EYRSEPHL5KFOC67 UY/rsvp?utm_campaign=send_sharable_link&utm_medium=sharable_ invite&utm_source=NA.

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hold its inaugural Crush Out, a benefit in Sonoma County Saturday, September 23 that will gather the Wine Country’s LGBTIQ community and allies to support equality on a global, national, and local scale. Other groups that are benefitting from the event are the National LGBTQ Task Force and Positive Images, a nonprofit that serves youth in Sonoma County. Crush Out will take place at the historic Trione Vineyards, 19550 Geyserville Avenue in the Alexander Valley from 5 to 8 p.m. and feature food and wine pairings, a silent auction, and a late afternoon dance party. “Our community is most adversely affected by discrimination and violence globally, but with the current administration’s hateful agenda, we are looking at setbacks nationally as well,” Jessica Stern, OutRight executive director, said in a statement. “We’re proud to stand united in support of LGBTIQ rights from the local to the global.” Tickets are $100, $130 with transportation from San Francisco, or $250 for a VIP reception and briefing ($280 with transportation). For tickets and more information, visit https://www.outrightinternational. org/crush-out-2017.

Pussy Riot founder to speak in SF

Nadya Tolokno, the founder of Pussy Riot, will be in conversation in San Francisco Friday, September 15 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Herbst Theatre, 410 Van Ness Avenue. Pussy Riot, the Russian all-female protest group, has been a thorn in the side of Russian President Vladimir Putin for years. Tolokno, a feminist, political prisoner, mother, and activist, was arrested in 2012 following the group’s anti-Putin performance known as “Punk Prayer” in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. She served two years in a labor camp in Siberia and attracted international attention. Since her release, Tolokno has remained a vocal advocate for social justice, speaking against corruption and injustice. Most recently, she produced and starred in three new Pussy Riot music videos that portray the future of the U.S. under President Donald Trump. The event is being organized by the California Institute for Integral Studies. Tickets range from $25 to $60 and are available at https:// www.cityboxoffice.com/ordertickets. asp?p=9186&fromseatmap=1. For $30, people can add a pre-show reception ticket to their order, and meet Tolokno from 6 to 7 p.m. in the CIIS gallery, located at 1453 Mission Street. Attendance is very limited.

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n the Southeast corner of the multidirectional intersection of South Van Ness Avenue and Mission and Otis streets, a plethora of health services are available to homeless and low-income people under one roof. The first of its kind in California, HealthRight 360’s integrated care center, or ICC, has opened. With more than 200 business and city officials and HealthRight 360 supporters in attendance, Mayor Ed Lee and Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) led the center’s ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new 1563 Mission Street complex August 29. The ICC facility was funded by a combination of new market tax credit allocations and donor contributions: $51 million came in 2016 from the tax allocation and a capital campaign raised $6 million, according to a SF Weekly story. Kaiser Permanente, Ramsell Corporation and Sutter Health/CPMC donated a few million. Twenty-one private gifts ranging from $50,000 to $100,000 were granted as well, the paper reported. Constructed inside of a 100-yearold building, the five-story, 50,000 square foot service center is open to everyone, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, ICC accepts Medi-Cal and Medicare, according to a HealthRight 360 news release.

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now facing felony weapons event, it imposed strict charges related to his acguidelines before it would tivities at an earlier Battle issue the final permit to of Berkeley. the organizers, includAlas for Gibson and ing a requirement that crew, they quickly learned everyone – attendees and the truth of Helmuth von demonstrators – enter Moltke’s maxim: “No through a single gate and battle plan survives first be searched. Christina A. DiEdoardo contact with the enemy.” An anti-fascist, Since this would have A week after violence in pro-fisting forced the fascists and Charlottesville, Virginia, supporter took those who showed up to tens of thousands of anti- part in the San oppose them into a small fascist Bostonians Francisco protests space, many expected the corralled a handful August 26. trouble to start before of white supremaanyone stepped foot onto cists, neo-Nazis, Crissy Field. Of course, and other fascists we’ll never know, as the who organized a “free speech” courage of the organizers evaporated rally in a gazebo on Boston Friday, August 25 when they canceled Common, forcing the rally’s the event set for the next day. early cancellation. That didn’t stop tens of thouThen it was San Fransands of people from marchcisco’s turn. While the Naing from the Castro, the Mission, tional Park Service resisted and Alamo Square Park to Civic calls from Mayor Ed Lee and See page 22 >> other politicos to cancel the

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The new HealthRight 306 integrated care center opened in San Francisco last week.

The health and wellness center offers a multitude of services, including integrated primary medical and mental health care, dentistry, pharmacy, substance use disorder treatment, supportive and educational services, the release stated. Included in the wellness and support programs are family reunification and art therapy, a clothes closet for job interviews, resources for housing, employment and education, a Five Keys adult charter high school, as well as chiropractic medicine and acupuncture services. “San Francisco is leading the way forward with the transformational model of the integrated care center we have opened,” Pelosi said in a statement. “The innovative, coordinated care model available will provide world-class care and address many of the practical burdens that prevent families from receiving all the care and support they deserve.” The program was able to expand from six to 11 exam rooms and grow from previously serving 6,000 patients to plans of seeing 11,000, said HealthRight 360 CEO Dr. Vitka Eisen. There are plans to increase the medical staff of seven full-time doctors, which includes two psychiatrists and one director of addiction medicine. “Health care is a basic right, not a privilege,” Lee said, according to video of the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “We are proud to provide access to health care for all in our city.” After finding it increasingly difficult to help clients navigate a complex system with limited coordination of care among health and social service providers, the ICC was created. HealthRight 360 previously operated out of a large red building at 1735 Mission Street at Duboce

Avenue. Secured in 2014, the new centrally located ICC building was seismically upgraded and completely renovated to accommodate offices for infectious disease specialists and private family counseling rooms. Formerly a garment company office building, construction at 1563 Mission Street broke ground in May 2015. “We consider this to be the nexus of many communities that we serve,” said Eisen of the new location. “We’re sitting at a crossroads of the Mission, SOMA, the Tenderloin, and the Western Addition, and those are largely where many of our clients come from. “By offering integrated services all under one roof, we simplify access to care and reduce the compounding barriers preventing many from receiving vital services,” Eisen added. “Inside and out, the ICC embodies dignity, character, hope, and the transformative power of good care.” HealthRight 360 provides services to more than 12,000 homeless and low-income clients in San Francisco alone and nearly 40,000 throughout California. HealthRight 360 was created in 2011 with the merger of Haight Ashbury Free Clinics and Walden House. It merged with Lyon-Martin Health Services, which works with women and transgender people, in 2015. As reported by the Bay Area Reporter in August 2016, LyonMartin is currently housed at 1748 Market Street in a timeworn, two-story building. Lyon-Martin will not move into HealthRight 360’s new complex, but will “probably” move to the first floor of 1735 Mission Street this fall, spokeswoman Michelle Hudson told the B.A.R. t


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t CA medical board may change pot regs for patients 20 • BAY AREA REPORTER • September 7-13, 2017

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ust before the cannabis floodgates are about to open in California with sales for adult recreational use expected to start in January, the state medical board has suggested guidelines for physicians that would, if adopted, make it more difficult for some medical marijuana patients to obtain their medicine. The proposal, a draft of which was published last month by the Medical Board of California, the organization that licenses physicians, would advise medical doctors that patients seeking a physician’s approval to use cannabis must have a physical examination before they are recommended for treatment with cannabis. Currently, a physical exam is not required. The board proposal, if enacted, would not affect the majority of patients who will be able to purchase it legally beginning January 1, thanks to passage of Proposition 64 last year. Prop 64 legalizes the recreational use of cannabis by adults aged 21 and over. For the past 20 years, only those residents with medical approval could legally buy cannabis, following the passage of Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act, in 1996. So while a medical card will mostly become a relic of the past – since it will no longer be needed to make a legal purchase – some patients may

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order to run for the Assembly seat. He doubts his doing so will impact his chances in the race.

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choose to continue going through the process of obtaining their card, in large part to save on taxes that will be tacked on to purchases of cannabis. The medical board proposal prompted a prominent medical cannabis executive to ask the public to protest. Dr. Perry Solomon, chief medical officer at San Francisco-based http://www. HelloMD.com, a large online medical cannabis community, said in a statement August 28 that the proposal would “drastically limit access to physicians for medical cannabis patients.” The board, which met August 30 to discuss the proposal to amend its rules on physicians’ role in recommending cannabis, did not return a

phone call seeking comment. In his letter to members of HelloMD, Solomon, a board-certified anesthesiologist, said, “Telehealth – connecting doctors and patients over live video – is now a mainstream part of the American health care system supported in law by over 30 states. “Telehealth lowers costs, and increases access to doctors, particularly for patients that might otherwise not have such access, whether due to mobility issues, unable to obtain transportation, being house bound, uncomfortable visiting doctors in undesirable areas, high predatory pricing, privacy issues, etc. “Since 2014 the availability of telehealth for cannabis consultations made this access available to all Californians, no matter where they live,” said Solomon’s letter.

“This district has a long history of carpetbaggers, if you will. Kevin de Leon, Fabian Nunez, and Jimmy Gomez all moved into the district,” said Vargas. “What I have heard from the community is they are less

interested in whether someone just moved here or not and more interested in who has the most expertise and who is best fit to represent them in Sacramento. Time and time again I hear that person is me, so I am feeling pretty confident of my chances in this race.”

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In terms of statewide issues, the quintet of candidates the B.A.R. spoke with all support seeing the state enact a single-payer health care system and back building the high-speed rail system, though most expressed concerns about the bullet train’s track alignment in the district. They also voiced concerns about the environmental impacts of the Delta Tunnels project and questioned its cost effectiveness in delivering drinking water to southern California water districts. They all have various LGBT issues they would champion in Sacramento. Lopez pointed to aging issues. Carrillo would focus on access to health care, especially at community clinics, for LGBT people and people living with HIV or AIDS. Vela would continue to examine

“The medical board is now proposing to take all that away and make physical exams mandatory for cannabis consultations; thus denying Californians their right to access of care and stepping backward in time,” he added. Solomon asked California medical patients to “make their voice heard” by contacting the medical board (webmaster@mbc.ca.gov) to protest its proposal. In a telephone interview with the Bay Area Reporter, Solomon, 63, talked about the issue. Because the use of cannabis has been documented to be useful as an “exit drug” to curb the use of opioids, the medical board proposal could, in effect, “increase the opioid crisis,” he said. In the past several years, HelloMD has facilitated recommendations for some 75,000 medical cannabis patients, he said. If the draft proposal were approved by the medical board, physicians who offered patients recommendations online could theoretically be “brought up on charges of unprofessional conduct” by the oversight body, he said. Two other states that allow medical cannabis – Maine and New York – also permit patients to use telehealth to obtain recommendations, he said, adding that the other 30 states that permit medical marijuana do not. “We hope California can lead the way,” Solomon said, in increasing access to care. He said that HelloMD

is now operating in New York and is hoping to expand nationwide. Solomon also said that it is possible that under California’s new law enabling adult recreational use, some high potency drugs may only be available to medical patients. “That is unclear right now,” he said, noting that many of the rules and regulations governing adult use are still being ironed out. As the telehealth part of its business becomes a smaller part of its revenue stream, HelloMD plans to expand into other areas. Currently, it has an extensive website with information on a wide range of subjects, including many products. In a telephone interview with the B.A.R., co-CEO Pamela Hadfield hinted at what lies ahead. From the very beginning, said Hadfield, “we never saw physician recommendations as being the core of our business.” Rather, “we believe that a community to connect people looking for solutions can be an effective tool for health and wellness,” she explained. HelloMD soon expects to introduce a new website, Hadfield added. “I cannot reveal the specifics just yet, but the trajectory we are on will put us at the intersection of Amazon and Facebook,” she said. t

the tax benefits the state offers to nonprofits that discriminate against LGBT people. Gay state Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Los Angeles), who has endorsed Vela, has carried several bills focused on the issue. He also would focus on employment issues for transgender individuals and housing for the LGBT community, especially people living with HIV. De Ocampo would also focus on LGBT youth, in particular transgender individuals. Vargas would also want to carry legislation aimed at protecting the rights of the transgender community. Five other Democratic candidates are also seeking the 51st Assembly District seat: dermatologist Ron Birnbaum; former Obama administration civil rights attorney Gabriel Sandoval, who serves on the state’s Voting Modernization Board; Los Angeles Community College District trustee Mike Fong; union advocate Barbara Torres; and job developer Mario Olmos. While no Republican entered the race, two minor party candidates did – Libertarian construction worker Andrew S. Aguero and warehouse operations coordinator John Prysner,

with the Peace and Freedom Party – while independent Patrick Koppula, a government innovation consultant, is also on the ballot. The winner of the seat would need to seek a full two-year term next year and first run in the June 2018 primary. The top two vote-getters in that race, regardless of party affiliation, would then compete against each other on the November ballot. t

Alma A. Carrizosa of Pacifica, California. A celebration of life funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 9, at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 100 Diamond Street, San Francisco 94114. Reception to follow in the parish hall.

bringing her holistic health care experience to grassroots women and their families in England, Guyana, Ireland, and Peru. Lori was part of the movement of the 1960s and 1970s, including for the election of Harvey Milk. Before it was generally accepted that lesbian mothers had a right to keep custody of their children, she organized the first lesbian mothers contingent for gay Pride. She helped spearhead the “Grand Marshal, Not Court Martial” campaign, which acknowledged trans military whistleblower Chelsea Manning. The Pride board named Manning an honorary grand marshal of the 2014 SF Pride parade. The campaign also worked on banning military recruiters and removing pro-corporate Pride board members. She helped win changes in how sex workers are seen by the public, treated by police, and considered for victim compensation. She is survived by her father, Andrew, and brother, Kenneth. A memorial was held September 5 at the Omni Collective in Oakland.

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broader East Bay,” said Carlos Uribe, a 35-year-old queer man who is the board co-chair at Oakland Pride. He hopes the parade and celebration will bring out 50,000 people, which is on par with previous years. Lesbian TV host and San Francisco Pride board President Michelle Meow will again emcee the parade, announcing and interviewing more than 80 contingents from the grandstand, said Uribe. This year will also be the first time that Congresswoman Barbara Lee (DOakland), a straight ally, will march in the parade. Lesbian Oakland City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan and her council colleague, Annie Campbell Washington, are also expected to march. Lee told the Bay Area Reporter in an email interview that “protecting LGBTQI rights is one of the most pressing civil rights issues facing this generation.” “While we have made tremendous progress against hatred, and discrimination against the LGBTQI community, there is still work to do,” said Lee, who is a founding member and vice chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus. “I will continue working to

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forward to bringing to the council.” Commenting on McCoy’s appointment, Rick Zbur, executive director of Equality California, said, “Gary McCoy has an intimate knowledge of

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“For MSM who are prescribed preexposure prophylaxis, HIV testing every three months and immediate testing whenever signs and symptoms of acute HIV infection are reported is indicated,” they continued. “MSM who experience a specific high-risk

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included being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to prosecutors, on July 16, Mims and Fantasy Decuir, 20, murdered Edward French, a gay 71-year-old, at Twin Peaks. Mims and Decuir have both pleaded not guilty in the case. Mims is being held without bail, according to jail records,

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introduction of the first motor buses. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which operates Muni, will hold the heritage event Saturday and Sunday, September 9-10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. San Franciscans and visitors can ride the vintage Muni streetcars from the F-line Steuart Street stop, out Market Street, and Church Street to the J’s original outer terminal at 30th and Church streets. Riders will enjoy spectacular views of the city from the top of Mission Dolores Park. Many other vintage vehicles will

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depraved directive and to stand with these young people.” Initially, the San Francisco rally was small, but as more people showed up, the protest moved out into the street, blocking traffic on both Seventh and Mission streets. Numerous police officers were present, but there was no animosity between the officers and the protesters. There were no formal speakers, though some protesters carried bullhorns and made impromptu

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The Pride parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Broadway and 14th streets. Parade viewing is free to the general public. VIP/grandstand is $5 in advance and $10 at the gate; free for ADA access. The festival celebration is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday. Tickets are $10 per person and $5 for children under 12. Entrance is at 20th Street and Broadway. For more information, contact info@oaklandpride.org or visit http:// www.oaklandpride.org. Hella Pride, Oakland Pride’s afterparty hosted by Good VBZ and That Queer Party, will have the hip-hop, rap, R&B, and trap going with DJs Dutch Boy, Drow Flow, Kream, Yng Gma, and Moscone Sunday from 5 to 11 p.m., at Brix 581, 581 5th Street. Cover is $10. t

pass legislation that respects the love and dignity of all people.” She said that it’s important to celebrate, even as national leaders seek to roll back gains for LGBTQs, immigrants, and others. “Oakland Pride is the only LGBTQI celebration of this magnitude in the East Bay and it is important to celebrate the rich and significant culture of the LGBTQI community,” added Lee. “It also serves as a reminder that every person is worthy of dignity, love and respect – regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. We must continue to combat homophobia, transphobia, and all forms of discrimination and we can do that by joining together in love and mutual respect.” Festival headliner will be Grammynominated “Rise Up” singer Andra Day and special guest pop singer Alex Newell on the main stage. They will be joined by bisexual Broadway diva and “American Idol” and “The Voice” alum Frenchie Davis; Elettrodomestico, a two-piece band made up of musicians Jane Wiedlin, of the Go Go’s fame, and Pietro Straccia; gay Oakland native urban pop and R&B singer Princetonation; and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestant Latrice Royale. “The song, ‘Rise Up,’ has been used ... as an inspirational song to

overcoming adversity,” said Uribe. “I think that is really important, given the current political climate in the country, that folks can have a sense of coming together, especially [at] Oakland Pride.” There will be performances on the popular Latinx stage, and the community and women’s stages, among others. Our Family Coalition’s children’s and family area, hosted in the parking lot of one of Oakland Pride’s major sponsors, Kaiser Permanente, will feature the traditional animal petting zoo and a new “instrument” zoo in association with the Oakland Symphony. “The symphony brings out a bunch of instruments and kids can pick them up, check them out, and try to play a couple of instruments,” said Uribe, “and really inspire kids to get into the music and learn an appreciate and love for that.” Community organizations, like Equality California, will be in one of more than 150 booths at the festival. Pridegoers searching for volunteer opportunities with EQCA will receive free entrance into the celebration and a T-shirt. It costs around $275,000 to produce this year’s Oakland Pride parade and festival, said Uribe. There are also a number of unofficial Oakland Pride

weekend parties being thrown by independent promoters.

what it’s like to live on the street and what it takes to get off the street because he’s been there himself. “As a rising LGBTQ leader, Gary will be in an excellent position to be a strong advocate for all people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco, especially the LGBTQ youth who

make up so much of San Francisco’s homeless population.”, added Zbur. One other San Franciscan, Gail Gilman, chief executive officer of the nonprofit Community Housing Partnership, which helps homeless people find housing, is a member of the statewide committee.

McCoy’s other work includes stints on the LGBT advisory committee of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission; vice chair of the mayor’s San Francisco Shelter Monitoring Committee; and a member of the California Democratic Party’s disabilities caucus.

For the past six years, McCoy has serviced on the board of directors of the Castro Country Club and the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club. A news release from Brown’s office said that the position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. t

sexual exposure or have symptoms of recent HIV infection should seek immediate HIV testing, and clinicians should be alert for the symptoms of acute HIV infection and provide appropriate diagnostic testing.” Two of the major care providers for gay men in San Francisco are among those that recommend more frequent HIV screening.

“Quarterly testing facilitates early detection of HIV,” said City Clinic’s Cohen. “Early identification coupled with rapid linkage to care optimizes individual health and reduces the time to virologic suppression, which decreases the chance for ongoing transmission.” The San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s Magnet sexual health service at

Strut also favors quarterly testing for those at risk of acquiring HIV. “At Magnet, we recommend that everyone get an HIV test once in their life and people who are more frequently sexually active with multiple partners get tested every three months along with routine gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis testing,” Magnet director of nursing Pierre-Cédric Crouch told the B.A.R.

“Frequent HIV testing identifies people with new HIV infections earlier, allowing them to engage in their health,” Crouch continued. “Once you are engaged in care with early treatment, you can have a full life with the career you want, the children you may want to have, and the partner you love, but none of that can happen until you get tested.” t

while Decuir’s bail is set at $5 million. Asked about Mims, Adachi said, “According to all the reports that I’ve seen, this gentleman would not have been recommended for release had the correct information been input into the bail algorithm, and it was only because a prior jail commitment was misinterpreted that he was recommended for release. That particular instance wasn’t a failure of the test, it was a human error that caused the

recommendation for release. ... You can never predict the future, and no tool is capable of being able to predict what a human being does if released. What’s the answer? Keep everyone in jail? We can only manage risk. We can’t control it.” Wiener called French’s killing “a horrible, tragic situation,” and he said the assessment error needs to be investigated to “make sure those mistakes don’t happen in the future.” (Nancy

Rubin, interim CEO of the San Francisco Pretrial Diversion Program, told officials in an August 15 letter that the agency was conducting an internal review of the Mims assessment.) What happened in Mims’ case “is not an argument against doing risk assessments,” but an argument “in favor of doing good risk assessments and not making mistakes,” said Wiener. “There are people who have been

released on bail and have committed crimes against people,” he said. “Anytime someone is released pretrial, with or without bail, they can commit a crime.” Hertzberg, SB 10’s author, also attributed Mims’ release to “human error,” and said mistakes happen “on both sides,” whether assessments or cash bail are used. “These are sensitive things.” t

also offer special service. The San Francisco Railway Museum, located at 77 Steuart Street, will be holding a special sale of transit books and memorabilia both days to benefit Muni’s nonprofit preservation partner Market Street Railway. Talks on the city’s transit history will be given at the free museum at 2 p.m. both days and authors of local transit books will hold book-signings. For a schedule, visit http://www.streetcar. org. For more information, visit http://www.sfmta.com/calendar/ muni-heritage-weekend.

SF Pride volunteer party

RSVP is requested and can be done by emailing info@sfpride.org.

for dignity, legitimacy, and acceptance across the globe. Directors S. Leo Chiang and Johnny Symons will be at the event and will discuss the film following the screening. A $10 donation is suggested. To RSVP, visit http://www.outrun.eventbrite.com. The Pride Center is located at 1021 South El Camino Real in San Mateo. The event is sponsored by the Pride Center in partnership with the San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Office of Diversity and Equity and the San Mateo County Pride Initiative. t

speeches from the sidewalk. Xochitl Johnson, a 43-year-old queer African-American who is part of Refuse Fascism, led many demonstrators in a chant accusing Trump and Vice President Mike Pence of fascism. “I’m here to stand with the Dreamers being targeted by Trump and Pence’s cruel attack,” Johnson said as the crowd applauded. “As a black person I can attest to the ugly and blood-soaked history this country has of ripping families apart and terrorizing and crushing dissent. There’s a reason they defend the statues of slave owners and

Confederate flags – it’s because this is the America they want.” Others blamed Republicans’ dislike of Obama. “The only reason Congress doesn’t pass DACA is to prevent President Obama from having a positive legacy,” said Curtis Jensen, a 51-year-old gay man. DACA recipients also spoke out. “We just want to stay here,” said Alejandra De Lavega, a 29-year-old transgender woman from Costa Rica who is a member of the DACA program. “All my family is here. I’ve been here since age 8 – for me to go

The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee will hold its volunteer appreciation and community partners check-granting party Saturday, September 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the San Francisco Eagle, 398 12th Street. The Pride Committee will acknowledge and thank the hundreds of volunteers who helped out during Pride weekend and throughout the year. Additionally, checks will be provided to community partner participants, and the parade awards will be announced. There will be food and music.

Where to celebrate

Revolve, Oakland Pride’s 10-day creative arts and film festival, started the festivities earlier this month and it continues through September 10 at various locations. Tickets range from free to $40, depending on the event. Oakland Pride’s benefit party for Houston – Life OUT Loud – is September 8, with special guest DJ Jayvi Velasco and DJs DeMarco Holmes and Sir Ellis. It’s from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Brix 581, 581 5th Street in Oakland. Cover charge is $10. All proceeds will be donated to FEMA/Red Cross to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston. Hey Girl Hey will kick off Oakland Pride weekend September 9 with a party with DJs Campbell, Marcus G, and Luna spinning the grooves at Era Art Bar and Lounge, 19 Grand Avenue in Oakland, from 5 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Lee is the keynote speaker at this year’s East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club’s Oakland Pride Breakfast. The event begins at 8 a.m., September 10 at SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway. The event is free to members and $15 for non-members. Reservations are required.

San Mateo Pride Center to screen film

The San Mateo County Pride Center will hold a special screening of “Out Run” Friday, September 8. The film documents the journey of Bemz Benedito, the first transgender woman to run for Congress in the Philippines and leader of the world’s only LGBT political party. Culminating on election day, “Out Run” provides a unique look into the challenges LGBT people face as they transition into the mainstream and fight back is going to a new country. I had no choice in coming here.” Governor Jerry Brown called ending DACA “senseless and cruel” and said he would fight to restore it. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee expressed his support for DACA in a statement. “This country needs to pass comprehensive immigration reform,” the mayor said. “Until we do that, political decisions like these will continue to divide our communities and tear families apart. San Francisco will always remain a sanctuary city – a beacon of hope and a place

Volunteer opportunities for Oakland Pride are still available. For more information, contact (510) 417-4127, volunteer@oaklandpride. org, or visit http://www.oaklandpride.org/volunteer. For more information about volunteer opportunities with EQCA, contact John Madrigal, program associate, at (323) 848-9801 or john.m@eqca.org.

where we embrace all our residents, regardless of their immigration status. We will continue to protect, respect and stand together with our immigrant families.” t

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Center anyway to show the fascists they weren’t welcome. Thanks to the overwhelming turnout against them in the streets of San Francisco, the Patriot Prayer organizers suffered the indignity of having to literally flee to Pacifica for their hastily-convened presser, where they blamed “antifa punks” for their defeat. While they put in brief appearances at both Crissy Field and City Hall later that day, they were chased off at every turn. In this, as in all that they did, they were wrong. It wasn’t just antifa who beat them. It was the entire city.

The fourth Battle of Berkeley

The first Battle of Berkeley in 2017 took place February 1, when anti-fascists forced the cancellation of Milo Yiannopoulos’ speech at UC Berkeley and was centered on campus (and later, downtown). The second occurred March 4 as antifa and other comrades forced attendees at a “Turn Up 4 Trump” rally out of Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park. The third – and the largest until two weekends ago – happened April 15, when Trump supporters were joined by Oath Keeper militia members, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists in the park and on the streets of Berkeley before being driven off by anti-fascist forces. For no apparent reason, given the city of Berkeley’s historic unwillingness to enforce its own ordinances banning unpermitted gatherings in Civic Center Park, Amber Cummings, the trans woman (and associate of Chapman and Damigo) who attempted to organize a “No to Marxism” rally in Berkeley applied for a permit anyway. The city turned her down for technical reasons, so Cummings canceled the August 27 event and publicly asked everyone to stay away. Instead, thousands of anti-fascists streamed into Berkeley to contest the same field they had fought the rightwing for in March and April. Unlike those prior engagements, this battle wasn’t primarily an antifa and Black Bloc show. A plethora of individuals and groups, ranging from those who declared themselves to be “Pro (Groucho) Marx” (and who had the fake glasses, nose and mustache to prove it) to clergy showed up to oppose any fascists who did appear. Sure enough, Gibson and crew apparently couldn’t resist trying to make a run through antifa’s and the Black Bloc’s lines. They quickly learned why this was a terrible idea and fled to the Berkeley Police Department, which briefly placed Gibson in protective custody. The BPD then pulled its officers from the area, which meant antifa and the Black Bloc had to provide security against potential fascist stragglers for a march led by comedian and activist W. Kamau Bell from Civic Center Park to Ohlone Park. The marchers arrived at the park without incident and declared victory over the fascists, who were either scattered, AWOL, or hiding with the police by then.

Upcoming events

Want to learn how to occupy a building? Of course you do. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 9, at Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Avenue in Oakland, East Bay Homes Not Jails and Occupy the Farm will show you how it’s done. Donations are encouraged. At 10 a.m. Saturday, September 16, the 2017 Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair kicks off at the aforementioned Omni Commons. The event is free and runs until 6 p.m. For more information, visit http://bayareaanarchistbookfair.com/.t Got a tip? Email me at christina@ diedoardolaw.com.

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Legal Notices>> SUMMONS SAN FRANCISCO SUPERIOR COURT NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: PATRICIA RAMPE (AKA TRICIA RAMPE), AN INDIVIDUAL; MICHAEL BAKER, AN INDIVIDUAL; GETARTUP, INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION; AND DOES 1 THROUGH 20, INCLUSIVE. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: JENNIFER ODELL, AN INDIVIDUAL. CASE NO. CGC-15-546031 Notice: You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp) your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. The name and address of the court is: San Francisco Superior Court, 400 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-4515. The name, address, and telephone number of the plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is:

ANDY I. CHEN, 2310 HOMESTEAD ROAD, SUITE C1 #429, LOS ALTOS, CA 94024-7302; (650) 735 -2436. Date: May 28, 2015; Clerk, by DE LA VEGANAVARRO, ROSEALY, Deputy.

AUG 17, 24, 31, SEPT 07, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME IN SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO FILE CNC-17-553225

In the matter of the application of: CHAYNE LOWELL LYNSKEY, 2306 MARKET ST #408, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94114, for change of name having been filed in Superior Court, and it appearing from said application that petitioner CHAYNE LOWELL LYNSKEY, is requesting that the name CHAYNE LOWELL LYNSKEY, be changed to PIPER ANGELIQUE LIND. Now therefore, it is hereby ordered, that all persons interested in said matter do appear before this Court in Dept. 514, Room 514 on the 26th of September 2017 at 9:00am of said day to show cause why the application for change of name should not be granted.

AUG 17, 24, 31, SEPT 07, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037720700

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SILENT JAMES, 1688 PINE ST, UNIT E101, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed JAMES LAKE. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 08/10/17. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/11/17.

AUG 17, 24, 31, SEPT 07, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037719900

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DENISE BRADLEY CONSULTING, 355 1ST ST, SUITE S2702, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed DENISE BRADLEY. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 08/10/17. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/10/17.

AUG 17, 24, 31, SEPT 07, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037720300

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CARPE VINO NAPA, 627 PERALTA AVE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed JOSE FELIX SANDOVAL JR. 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 08/11/17.

AUG 17, 24, 31, SEPT 07, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037707200

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RDC ENTERPRISES; DINGO DUDS; ELITE LEGAL SUPPORT SERVICES, 1222 HARRISON ST, APT 2219, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed RONALD HERMENAU. 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 08/01/17.

AUG 17, 24, 31, SEPT 07, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037710700

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WELL BEINGS NUTRITION, 2400 GREENWICH ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94123. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed HALEY K. MANNIX. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/15/17. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/04/17.

AUG 17, 24, 31, SEPT 07, 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037713900

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BRANDON PRUETT DESIGN, 265 S. VAN NESS AVE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed BRANDON TODD PRUETT. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 08/07/17. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/07/17.

AUG 17, 24, 31, SEPT 07, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037710200

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: YLS.2P CLEANING SERVICE, 2895 SAN BRUNO AVE, #3A, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94134. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed YULISSA ASTRID PEREZ Y PEREZ. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 08/03/17. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/03/17.

AUG 17, 24, 31, SEPT 07, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037715800

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PINK FACET, 501 41ST AVE #1, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94121. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed BONNIE CHEUNG SARKISSIAN. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 08/01/17. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/08/17.

AUG 17, 24, 31, SEPT 07, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037718200

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: KEY AND QUILL, 3225 FOLSOM ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110. This business is conducted by a general partnership, and is signed EDI BERTON & JENNIFER KANOUSE. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 06/01/17. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/10/17.

AUG 17, 24, 31, SEPT 07, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037720800

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 452 BARTLETT APTS, 452 BARTLETT ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110. This business is conducted by a general partnership, and is signed RODNEY CHINN, KWM TRUST TRUSTEE & KONG WONG MING. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/01/68. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/11/17.

AUG 17, 24, 31, SEPT 07, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037692600

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BAY AREA DENTAL CARE, 2460 MISSION ST #215, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110. This business is conducted by a corporation, and is signed YANG DDS, INC (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/19/17. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/21/17.

AUG 17, 24, 31, SEPT 07, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037718700

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MISSION STREET SPORTS BAR SF; MISSION STREET SPORTS BAR; MISSION SPORTS BAR; MSB; MSSBSF: 2565 MISSION ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110. This business is conducted by a corporation, and is signed QUALIA ENTERTAINMENT, INC (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 08/01/17. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/10/17.

AUG 17, 24, 31, SEPT 07, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037691700

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK DENTAL, 1719 POWELL ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94133. This business is conducted by a corporation, and is signed SABA KHANDANI D.D.S. INCORPORATED (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 01/18/17. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 07/20/17.

AUG 17, 24, 31, SEPT 07, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME IN SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO FILE CNC-17-553272 In the matter of the application of: WILLIAM JIMMY PURCELL, 76 FRANCIS ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94112, for change of name having been filed in Superior Court, and it appearing from said application that petitioner WILLIAM JIMMY PURCELL, is requesting that the name WILLIAM JIMMY PURCELL, be changed to WILLIAM JAYMES JACKSON-WYATT. Now therefore, it is hereby ordered, that all persons interested in said matter do appear before this Court in Dept. 514, Room 514 on the 24th of October 2017 at 9:00am of said day to show cause why the application for change of name should not be granted.

AUG 24, 31, SEPT 07, 14, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037726300

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HANDS FREE MOBILE BAGGAGE HOLDING SERVICE, 314 PERKINS ST APT 305, OAKLAND, CA 94610. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed MARANATHA KEBEDE. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 08/15/17. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/15/17.

AUG 24, 31, SEPT 07, 14, 2017

AMENDED SUMMONS – SERVICE BY PUBLICATION [CCP § 751.05] - 20 ROMOLO I7, LP, A DELAWARE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, PLAINTIFF, V. ALL PERSONS CLAIMING ANY LEGAL OF EQUITABLE RIGHT, TITLE, ESTATE, LIEN OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY COMMONLY KNOWN AS 20 ROMOLO PLACE, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT ADVERSE TO PLAINTIFF’S TITLE OR ANY CLOUD ON PLAINTIFF’S TITLE THERETO; AND DOES 1 THROUGH 20, DEFENDANTS. FILE CGC-17-560709

The people of the State of California, to all persons claiming any interest in, or lien upon, the real property herein described, or any part thereof, defendants, greeting: You are hereby required to appear and answer the complaint of 20 ROMOLO I7, L.P, A Delaware limited partnership, plaintiff, filed with the clerk of the above-entitled court and county, within three months after the first publication of this summons, and to set forth what interest or lien, if any, you have in or upon that certain real property or any part thereof, situated in the City and County of San Francisco, State of California, particularly described as follows: THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO, COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE POINT OF INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF FRESNO STREET AND THE EASTERLY LINE OF ROMOLO PLACE, RUNNING THENCE EASTERLY AND ALONG SAID LINE OF FRESNO STREET 71 FEET 6 INCHES; THENCE AT A RIGHT ANGLE SOUTHERLY 57 FEET 6 INCHES; THENCE AT A RIGHT ANGLE WESTERLY 71 FEET 6 INCHES TO THE EASTERLY LINE OF ROMOLO PLACE; THENCE ATA RIGHT ANGLE NORTHERLY ALONG SAID LINE OF ROMOLO PLACE 57 FEET 6 INCHES TO THE POINT OF COMMENCEMENT. BEING PART OF 50 VARA BLOCK 86. APN/Parcel ID(s): Lot 023, Block 0145 And you are hereby notified that, unless you so appear and answer, the plaintiff will apply to the court for the relief demanded in the complaint, to wit: quiet title to the Property consistent with the legal description above, against all adverse claims of all claimants, known and unknown, as of the date the Complaint in this case was filed. Witness my hand and the seal of said court, Date: Aug 16, 2017, Clerk, by Anna L. Torres, Clerk Of The Court. Lubin Olson & Niewiadomski LLP, 600 Montgomery St. 14th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111; (415) 981-0550.

AUG 24, 31, SEPT 07, 14, 21, 28, OCT 05, 12, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037731300

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: REVANATE, 1029 GEARY ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed CHRISTOPHER MATOS DUARTE. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 08/21/17. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/21/17.

AUG 24, 31, SEPT 07, 14, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037728500

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DIAMOND HEIGHTS CONSULTING, 78 BERKELEY WAY, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94131. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed MORGAN HO. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 08/17/17. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/17/17.

AUG 24, 31, SEPT 07, 14, 2017 ICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037723800

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MESSY LENS, 3545 24TH ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed HEATHER HORTER. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/31/17. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/14/17.

AUG 24, 31, SEPT 07, 14, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037728400

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: JOHN AAROE GROUP, 1699 VAN NESS AVE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109. This business is conducted by a corporation, and is signed PACIFIC UNION INTERNATIONAL, INC. (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 08/17/17.

AUG 24, 31, SEPT 07, 14, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037727700

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CENTRAL CITY AUTO BODY & PAINT; DELTA DETAILING; GOLDEN STATE AUTO SALES, 3215 3RD ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94124. This business is conducted by a corporation, and is signed FRED & BLANCA VALLE INC (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 10/01/99. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/16/17.

AUG 24, 31, SEPT 07, 14, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037705500

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: COGNIGENCIA, 2355 LEAVENWORTH ST #405, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94133. This business is conducted by a corporation, and is signed RYAN HANAU, INC (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 06/05/17. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/01/17.

AUG 24, 31, SEPT 07, 14, 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037724900

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ONE PARKER PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY, 1 PARKER AVE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94118. This business is conducted by a corporation, and is signed DORIS LIN-SONG DDS, INC (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 01/01/11. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/15/17.

AUG 24, 31, SEPT 07, 14, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037725000

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SONG ORAL SURGERY, 3109 GEARY BLVD, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94118. This business is conducted by a corporation, and is signed SONG DENTAL GROUP, INC (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 01/01/11. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/15/17.

AUG 24, 31, SEPT 07, 14, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037721300

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LEFT COAST THEATRE CO., 915 FRANKLIN ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109. This business is conducted by a corporation, and is signed LEFT COAST THEATRE CO (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 09/01/12. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/11/17.

AUG 24, 31, SEPT 07, 14, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME IN SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO FILE CNC-17-553265 In the matter of the application of: RONALD SCOTT HERMENAU, 1222 HARRISON ST. APT 2219, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103, for change of name having been filed in Superior Court, and it appearing from said application that petitioner RONALD SCOTT HERMENAU, is requesting that the name RONALD SCOTT HERMENAU, be changed to ROY LEDUC. Now therefore, it is hereby ordered, that all persons interested in said matter do appear before this Court in Dept. 514, Room 514 on the 19th of October 2017 at 9:00am of said day to show cause why the application for change of name should not be granted.

AUG 31, SEPT 07, 14, 21, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME IN SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO FILE CNC-17-553291

In the matter of the application of: JOSHUA RYAN WILKERSON, 76 FRANCIS ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94112, for change of name having been filed in Superior Court, and it appearing from said application that petitioner JOSHUA RYAN WILKERSON, is requesting that the name JOSHUA RYAN WILKERSON, be changed to JOSHUA RYAN JACKSON-WYATT. Now therefore, it is hereby ordered, that all persons interested in said matter do appear before this Court in Dept. 514, Room 514 on the 24th of October 2017 at 9:00am of said day to show cause why the application for change of name should not be granted.

AUG 31, SEPT 07, 14, 21, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037736500

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SALTWATER AND SAND THERAPY, 1254 45TH AVE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94122. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed LISA JOHNSON. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/26/17. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/24/17.

AUG 31, SEPT 07, 14, 21, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037734300

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LOTUSFEATHER PRODUCTIONS, 1408 LYON ST APT B, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94115. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed SUSAN F. IRWIN. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 08/13/04. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/22/17.

AUG 31, SEPT 07, 14, 21, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037734800

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: UNIQUE BROWS SALON, 2088 MISSION ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed SUJATA ARYAL. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 08/23/12. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/23/17.

AUG 31, SEPT 07, 14, 21, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037734100

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CAL LUMBER & SUPPLY, 1459 18TH ST #355, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94107. This business is conducted by a corporation, and is signed WOODFORD STUDIO INC (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 08/21/17. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/22/17.

AUG 31, SEPT 07, 14, 21, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037736600

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GLADIOLUS VENDING, 575 NAPLES ST #B, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94112. This business is conducted by a limited liability company, and is signed GLADIOLUS LLC (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 08/15/17. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/24/17.

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The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SIDE HUSTLE, 601 19TH ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94107. This business is conducted by a limited liability company, and is signed MORTAR & MASH ONE, LLC (DE). 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 08/21/17.

AUG 31, SEPT 07, 14, 21, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037733900

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE LITTLE CHIHUAHUA MEXICAN RESTAURANT, 4123 24TH ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94114. This business is conducted by a limited liability company, and is signed TLC FOODS, LLC (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 01/10/07. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/22/17.

AUG 31, SEPT 07, 14, 21, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037733800

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE LITTLE CHIHUAHUA MEXICAN RESTAURANT, 292 DIVISADERO ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94115. This business is conducted by a limited liability company, and is signed TLC FOODS, LLC (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 01/10/07. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/22/17.

AUG 31, SEPT 07, 14, 21, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037726800

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS, 2800 LEAVENWORTH ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94133. This business is conducted by a limited liability company, and is signed GOLDEN GATE DOUGHNUTS, LLC (NC). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 07/19/17. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/15/17.

AUG 31, SEPT 07, 14, 21, 2017 SUMMONS (FAMILY LAW) SUPERIOR COURT SANTA CLARA COUNTY NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: TANJA TODOSIJEVIC-BACKOVIC YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PETITIONER: MILOS BACKOVIC CASE NO. 17FL002358

Notice: You have been sued. Read the information below and on the next page. Petitioner’s name is: MILOS BACKOVIC. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call, or court appearance will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courts.ca.gov/ selfhelp), at the California Legal Services website (www.lawhelpca.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. Notice: RESTRAINING ORDERS ARE ON PAGE 2: These restraining orders are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered,

or the court makes further orders. They are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. STANDARD FAMILY LAW RESTRAINING ORDERS: Starting immediately, you and your spouse or domestic partner are restrained from: 1. Removing the minor children of the parties from the state or applying for a new or replacement passport for those minor children without the prior written consent of the other party or an order of the court; 2. Cashing, borrowing against, canceling, transferring, disposing of, or changing the beneficiaries of any insurance or other coverage, including life, health, automobile, and disability, held for the benefit of the parties and their minor children; 3. Transferring, encumbering, hypothecating, concealing, or in any way disposing of any property, real or personal, whether community, quasi-community, or separate, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court, except in the usual course of business or for the necessities of life; and 4. creating a nonprobate transfer or modifying a nonprobate transfer in a manner that affects the disposition of property subject to the transfer, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court. Before revocation of a nonprobate transfer can take effect or a right of survivorship to property can be eliminated, notice of the change must be filed and served on the other party. You must notify each other of any proposed extraordinary expenditures at least five business days prior to incurring these extraordinary expenditures and account to the court for all extraordinary expenditures made after these restraining orders are effective. However you may use community property, quasi-community property, or your own separate property to pay an attorney to help you or to pay court costs. NOTICE – ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE: Do you or someone in your household need affordable health insurance? If so, you should apply for Covered California. Covered California can help reduce the cost you pay towards high quality affordable health care. For more information, visit www.coveredca.com. Or call Covered California at 1-800-300-1506 WARNING – IMPORTANT INFORMATION. California law provides that, for purposes of division of property upon dissolution of a marriage or domestic partnership or upon legal separation, property acquired by the parties during marriage or domestic partnership in joint form is presumed to be community property. If either party to this action should die before the jointly held community property is divided, the language in the deed that characterizes how title is held (i.e., joint tenancy tenants in common, or community property) will be controlling, and not the community property presumption. You should consult your attorney if you want the community property presumption to be written into the recorded title to the property. The name and address of the court is: Superior Court, Santa Clara County, 201 N 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or petitioner without an attorney, is:

MONTGOMERY S. PISANO, ESQ, 5150 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE D-22, LOS ALTOS, CA 94022 (650) 9032200. Date: 06/05/2017; Clerk of Court, by K. Hirose, Deputy.

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NOTICE OF SECOND AMENDED PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF OTTO E. HOFFMAN IN SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO: FILE PES-17-300996

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of OTTO E. HOFFMAN. A Petition for Probate has been filed by MARIO ALBERTO AVILA & WERNER HEISSERER in the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco. The Petition for Probate requests that MARIO ALBERTO AVILA & WERNER HEISSERER be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: September 27, 2017, 9:00 am, Dept: Probate, Rm. 204, Superior Court of California, 400 McAllister St., San Francisco, CA 94102. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined by section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Aaron M. Palley, 6200 Antioch St., Oakland, CA 94611; Ph. (510) 339-0233.

SEPT 07, 14, 21, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037749400

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PEDRO GARCIA & CO., 5338 MISSION ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94112. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed PEDRO GARCIA. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 06/23/17. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 09/01/17.

SEPT 07, 14, 21, 28, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME IN SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO FILE CNC-17-553296 In the matter of the application of CHRISTOPHER ANDREW BATES, 555 BARTLETT ST #214, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110: for change of name having been filed in Superior Court, and it appearing from

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In the matter of the application of: EMILY ELIZABETH MERRIMAN, 555 BARTLETT ST #214, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110, for change of name having been filed in Superior Court, and it appearing from said application that petitioner EMILY ELIZABETH MERRIMAN, is requesting that the name EMILY ELIZABETH MERRIMAN, AKA EMILY MERRIMAN BATES, be changed to EMILY ELIZABETH BATEMAN. Now therefore, it is hereby ordered, that all persons interested in said matter do appear before this Court in Dept. 514, Room 514 on the 26th of October 2017 at 9:00am of said day to show cause why the application for change of name should not be granted.

SEPT 07, 14, 21, 28, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037749300

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FINANCIAL LIBERTY NETWORK, 5324 MISSION ST STE A, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94112. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed PEDRO GARCIA. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 06/23/17. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 09/01/17.

SEPT 07, 14, 21, 28, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037739000

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LONG WEEKEND MANAGEMENT, 358 EDINBURGH ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94112. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed MONIQUE ANTOINETTE MEAD. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 08/21/17. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/28/17.

SEPT 07, 14, 21, 28, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037730600

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: OAKSMITH FURNITURE, 791 33RD AVE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94121. This business is conducted by an individual and is signed DOMINIQUE TUTWILER. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 08/14/17. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/18/17.

SEPT 07, 14, 21, 28, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037742600

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: H FIT, 80 SAN RAFAEL AVE, SAN ANSELMO, CA 94960. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed JOSEPH JANKO. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 08/29/17. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/29/17.

SEPT 07, 14, 21, 28, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037743200

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: NEW LOOKS SALON, 3437 A MISSION ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110. This business is conducted

SEPT 07, 14, 21, 28, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037725300

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GRAHAM ARCHITECTS, 1926 POWELL ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94133. This business is conducted by an individual, and is signed JEFFREY O. GRAHAM. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 06/15/00. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/15/17.

SEPT 07, 14, 21, 28, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037748500

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GRANDEHO’S KAMEKYO, 2721 HYDE ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109. This business is conducted by a corporation, and is signed GRANDEHO’S INC. (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 06/01/00. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/31/17.

SEPT 07, 14, 21, 28, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037748400

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SUNFLOWER POTRERO HILL, 288 CONNECTICUT ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94107. This business is conducted by a corporation, and is signed GRANDEHO’S INC. (CA). The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above listed fictitious business name or names on 09/12/98. The statement was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/31/17.

SEPT 07, 14, 21, 28, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037742200

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BARREL PROOF, 2331 MISSION ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110. This business is conducted by a limited liability company, and is signed ROUNDING THIRD BAR GROUP 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 08/29/17.

SEPT 07, 14, 21, 28, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE A-037734500

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DRAPES PLACE, 1559B SLOAT BLVD #433, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94132. This business is conducted by a limited liability company, and is signed ROLOK 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 08/22/17.

SEPT 07, 14, 21, 28, 2017 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE A-035990600 The following persons have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name known as: NEW LOOKS SALON, 3437 A MISSION ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110. This business was conducted by an individual and signed by THANH-NHA CAO. The fictitious name was filed with the City and County of San Francisco, CA on 08/11/14.

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City & County of San Francisco Outreach Advertising August - September 2017 San Francisco Youth Commission The Youth Commission is a body of 17 San Franciscans between the ages of 12 and 23. Created by the voters in 1995 through a charter amendment, the commission is responsible for advising the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor on policies and laws related to young people. The commission is also charged with providing comment, recommendation, and feedback on all proposed laws that affect youth before the Board takes final action. The commission meets on the first and third Monday of every month at 5:15pm in room 416 of City Hall. Their standing issue-based committees meet regularly in the Youth Commission office, City Hall Room 345. Their role is to connect young people from all over the city with one another, develop their leadership skills and understanding of government, and make positive policy changes. Visit their website www.sfgov.org/yc, email YouthCom@sfgov.org, or call (415) 554-6446 for information about upcoming meetings! San Francisco Assessment Appeals Board The Assessment Appeals Board resolves legal and value assessment issues between the Assessor’s office and property owners. Currently, there are three vacancies on Board 1, which oversees all downtown properties – high rise residential, office, commercial, hotels. Board 1 also oversees all properties over $50 million in assessed value throughout the City. Assessment appeal hearings are quasi-judicial, conducted in a manner similar to a court setting, with evidence and testimony presented by the parties. The Board then evaluates the evidence and testimony, and renders its decision. To be eligible for seat appointment, you must have a minimum of five years professional experience in California as either a: (1) public accountant; (2) real estate broker; (3) attorney; or (4) property appraiser accredited by a nationally recognized organization, or certified by either the Office of Real Estate Appraiser or the State Board of Equalization. San Francisco Department of Elections The Department of Elections seeks community voices! We continuously strive to improve our services to all San Francisco voters through community partnership. We welcome community members to share their perspectives on a range of topics such as language access, polling place accessibility, and outreach methods. To learn about these community partnerships—or to join one of our committees—visit “Get Involved” on sfelections.org or call (415) 554-4375. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – Come see your San Francisco government in action. The Board of Supervisors meet Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m., City Hall Chamber, Room 250. The City and County of San Francisco encourage public outreach. Articles are translated into several languages to provide better public access. The newspaper makes every effort to translate the articles of general interest correctly. No liability is assumed by the City and County of San Francisco or the newspapers for errors and omissions

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t’s not Calamity Jane. It’s Calamity judy, and yes, with that lower case “j.” Actorplaywright-and-performance-artist extraordinaire Taylor Mac prefers “judy” as his personal pronoun, as opposed to he, she, or ze, and community-through-

calamity is a theme that runs throughout his work. That’s certainly the case with “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music” that Mac will perform in four six-hour chapters Sept. 15-24 at the Curran Theatre. This will be Mac’s first performance of the entire piece since its one-time-only 24-hour marathon production in New York last year. See page 30 >>

A collection of 3D glasses becomes a headdress as Taylor Mac moves through time in his SF-bound “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music.”

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each Rats,” opening Friday, is a disturbing fictional shout-out to the perversities of young male sexuality. In its opening moments, a Brooklyn native proud of his body, Frankie (a dynamite debut from Harris Dickinson), a kid with a swimmer’s physique, a restless eye, an insatiable appetite for marijuana and a bottomless talent for dissembling, finds himself lying to everybody in his life, from his misbehaving loafer buddies and See page 34 >>

Frankie (Harris Dickinson) and his crew in director Eliza Hittman’s “Beach Rats.”

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. The celebrated Bay Area string ensemble Kronos Quartet has made some kick-ass collaborations with other musical artists over the years, but their new album “Ladilikan,” a creation with the Malian group Trio Da Kali, is certainly one of their best. Da Kali is a trio that brings contemporary edge to traditional Malian music, blending a balafon (xylophone), a bass ngoni (flute) and a vocalist. The Kronos, consisting of violinists David Harrington and John Sherba, violist Hank Dutt and cellist Sunny Yang, are no strangers to world music. Da Kali singer Hawa Diabate is the daughter of Mali’s great traditional singer Kasse Mady Diabate. Kronos leader Harrington compares her voice to that of the late American gospel legend Mahalia Jackson. Composer Jacob Garchik, son of SF Chronicle columnist Leah Garchik, arranged Trio Da Kali’s repertoire for string quartet. All of this would be of no consequence if the music on “Ladilikan” had no lift-off, but its taking up constant residency on Out There’s disc player belies that canard. Strings don’t mean a thing if they ain’t got that Malian swing, but Da Kali plus Kronos got it bigtime. 2. Lead singer Mark Lanegan, an elder statesman of the Seattle grunge scene, and his band will release “Still Life With Roses,” an EP remix of his recent album “Gargoyle,” on Sept. 29 from Heavenly Recordings. We listened to the Adrian Sherwood remix of Lanegan singing “Nocturne” and heard echoes of bass-baritones Bau-

haus, Richard Butler and Nick Cave. Deep down beautiful. 3. Genius pop musician Beck’s 13th album Colors has been confirmed for an Oct. 13 release on Capitol Records. Colors is Beck’s first fulllength offering of new material since 2014’s Morning Phase took Album of the Year honors at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. We watched the animated video “Dear Life,” a cut from the forthcoming album full of Beckian spirit and musicality. 4. The best musical satirist working today, Roy Zimmerman, has been touring with his show “ReZist,” and has a YouTube video, “Worst Ancestors Ever,” now on offer. It’s a song he co-wrote with Melanie Harby, and the video, an indictment of climate change denialists, features cameos by “Weird Al” Yankovic, Richard Dawkins, “America’s Best Christian” Mrs. Betty Bowers, and other luminaries. 5. Not everyone could get to New York to see immortal star Bette Midler own the title role in the current “Hello Dolly!” revival on Broadway, but everyone can listen to the new Broadway cast recording, with a cast of 37 and 28

musicians, out on Sony Masterworks. Back where she belongs, preserved for the ages in digital sound files. 6. Jazz vocalist Diana Panton’s eighth album “Solstice/Equinox” releases on Nov. 3, and fittingly, its songs all reference the changing of the seasons. Panton sings the spots off the Blossom Dearie classic “They Say It’s Spring,” the Nat King Cole standard “That Sunday, That Summer,” and her bilingual take on the George Shearing hit “September in the Rain.” There are more seasonal riffs throughout the disc, all delivered in Panton’s lyrical, lilting vocals. Also listening to releases of various vintage: John Adams, “Scheherazade 2,” St. Louis Symphony, David Robertson, Leila Josefowicz (Nonesuch); John Luther Adams, “The Wind in High Places” (Cold Blue Music); Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette, “Yesterdays” (ECM); Philip Glass, “Two Pages,” “Contrary Motion,” “Music in Fifths,” “Music in Similar Motion” (Elektra); Van Dyke Parks, “Song Cycle” (WB); Les Vents Francais (Warner Classics); all available at the SFPL! t

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here may be some Grizzly Bear fans who will struggle with the more accessible (read: commercial) sound of Painted Ruins (RCA/Grizzly Bear Music), and that’s to be expected. Ever since openly gay frontman Ed Droste released the first Grizzly Bear album Horn of Plenty as a solo artist before being joined by band members Daniel Rossen, Christopher Bear and Chris Taylor, there has been an ongoing evolution of sound from lo-fi to chamber pop and even inclusion in TV ads, giving the band some of its greatest exposure. In a way, it makes sense that Grizzly Bear’s first album for a major label would have a more wide-reaching musical appeal, even if the lyrics remain somewhat obscure. “Mourning Sound,” “Three Rings,” “Aquarian” and “Neighbors” could easily earn Grizzly Bear an even larger following. You may be familiar with LP as a performer of her own songs on albums including 2001’s Heart

Shaped Scar, 2004’s Suburban Sprawl and Alcohol, or 2014’s Forever for Now. Or you may recognize her as Laura Pergolizzi, songwriter for other artists including Christina Aguilera and Rihanna. Either way, you don’t want to miss her fourth full-length album Lost on You (Vagrant/ BMG). Aside from opening with “Muddy Waters,” featured in the devastating season four finale of Orange Is the New Black, it’s easy to understand why LP chose to record these songs herself rather than share them with others. She raises the roof with the stomping “No Witness,” explores her inner dance diva on “When We’re High” and “Up Against Me,” cuts deep on the emotional “Switchblade,” and deserves to have her own hits with songs including “Death Valley,” “Strange” and “Other People.” To this day, there are at least two musical genres, jazz and hip-hop, in which LGBTQ artists are still well in the minority. To be fair, that is changing rapidly thanks to artists such as Gary Burton, Patricia Barber, Lea DeLaria and Andy

Bey in jazz, and Frank Ocean, Thee Satisfaction and Big Freedia in hip-hop. We can now add out performer Tyler, the Creator to the queer rapper roster, especially due to the frankness of his buzzworthy new album Scum Fuck Flower Boy (Columbia). The most cited line, “I been kissing white boys since 2004” from “I Ain’t Got Time!,” is especially notable given that just a few years ago, Tyler was considered homophobic due to the number of slurs he spat on his 2011 debut disc Goblin. Similarly, “Garden Shed,” with its references to “hiding” and a “garden shed for the garçons, and feelings that I was guarding,” is making an unexpected but welcome statement. Of course, time will tell how the hip-hop world will respond and the impact it will have on Tyler’s future creations. Gay pianist and composer Fred Hersch’s new album has the fitting title Open Book (Palmetto), as it’s being released at the same time as his memoir Good Things Happen Slowly. Four of the seven tracks feature Hersch’s piano interpretations of the Benny Golson classic “Whisper Not,” Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Zingaro,” Thelonious Monk’s “Eronel,” and even Billy Joel’s “And So It Goes,” which rounds out the disc. The original compositions include “The Orb,” “Plainsong” and the album’s epic centerpiece, “Through the Forest,” which clocks in at almost 20 minutes. t


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Kissing up to the fall TV season by Victoria A. Brownworth

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he sad last days of summer are always mitigated by the bright and shiny new fall TV season. Fall always feels like starting fresh to us, and with new series continuing to roll out over the next few weeks, you’ll hardly miss those halcyon wait-it’s-going-to-behow-hot days. But first, a word from our sponsors. TV is always at its best when bringing the nation together after a natural disaster, and the terribleness of Hurricane Harvey is no different. Every network, CNN and MSNBC, and local Texas affiliates didn’t just step up to meet the challenge of solid reporting, in many instances they became rescuers. In this era of Trump asserting that the press is all “fake news” and to be ignored, the breadth and humanity of the coverage is to be lauded. On Aug. 31 we watched ABC reporters helping with the sudden, impromptu evacuation of a shelter that was being flooded: children sobbing, grandparents gripping their arms white-knuckled. In the midst of so much awfulness and abject misery, it is validating of our humanity to see reporters divesting of neutrality to help the most vulnerable. We used to live in Louisiana and we’ve been through some hella storms (though not Katrina), so we know just how terrible Harvey has been for people. If you haven’t yet had a chance to help, there are many ways: texting HARVEY to 90999 will donate to the Red Cross. If you don’t like them, Global Giving has a program specifically for Harvey. And as we know all too well, LGBTQ folks are often the first displaced and last helped in these natural disasters. Houston’s LGBTQ Montrose Center has a fund specifically for our folks displaced and hurting from the hurricane. They do outreach to 10,000s of our community each year. You can donate to their queer Harvey fund online. As we all await the details that will lead to Trump’s resignation and/or impeachment, we have Ryan Murphy’s latest season of “American Horror Story: Cult” to keep us pumped. “Cult” features a lesbian (Sarah Paulson) who goes wild when Trump is elected. Thank you, goddess, for putting the current chapter of our life story on FX. “Cult” debuted on Sept. 5. You can watch the first episode on demand or at some weird time on FX if you missed it. We recommend not missing it. Speaking of lesbians out on a limb, “Top of the Lake” returns for a second season with “China Girl” on Sept. 10. Elisabeth Moss is one of the most underrated actresses on TV. Her starring role in “The Handmaid’s Tale” makes her our pick for Emmy winner for lead actress at the Sept. 17 Emmy Awards (CBS).

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Colton Haynes and Charlie Carver share a kiss on MTV’s “Teen Wolf.”

As weighted as that category is with superb women – Viola Davis (“How to Get Away with Murder”), Robin Wright (“House of Cards”) – Moss’ Offred is just one of the most extraordinary performances of 2017. Moss has always made every role her own, from her very early years as the presidential daughter Zoey Bartlet on “The West Wing,” where we first saw her, to her tour de force performance as Peggy Olson on “Mad Men.” Sundance/BBC’s “Top of the Lake” is not easy viewing. The series, created by Oscar-nominated director Jane Campion, has the complicated interior landscape of her films. “TOTL” is dark, often so dark it’s oppressive, much like one of our current faves, USA’s “The Sinner.” (“The Sinner” was made for binge-watching. Jessica Biels and Bill Pullman are flat-out brilliant in this dark psychological thriller which still has three more episodes and can be watched on demand and online.) Season one of “TOTL” was almost too unbearably violent for us. Season two, “China Girl,” may be equally so, beginning as it does both ominously and catastrophically. The show was set in New Zealand last season, and returns to Sydney, Australia, for “China Girl.” Moss’ Robin Griffin is a Sydney detective specializing in sexual assault, a crime she is intimately familiar with, as was revealed last season. “China Girl” finds Robin in flux and searching, for her own past as well as for how to move forward. Enter Nicole Kidman as Julia Edwards to totally screw up Griffin’s life. Kidman was brilliant in HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” and is herself an Emmy contender in the limited series category. After watching “TOTL,” you’ll agree with us that both will be in

contention for next year’s Emmys for these riveting performances. Who is Julia? She’s the adoptive mother of the child Robin gave up at birth, a child now 17 and searching for Robin because her adoptive family has been up-ended by Julia’s recent actions. Alice Englert, Campion’s daughter, plays Mary, Robin and Julia’s daughter. Complexities abound. Mary was a happy child, and her adoptive parents – Ewen Leslie plays Pyke Edwards, Mary’s adoptive father – adore her. But Julia has recently separated from Pyke because she is having an affair with a teacher at Mary’s school. Another woman. Mary is angry with her mother and is acting out, making terrible choices that could have devastating impact on her life. This deeply emotional story is the subplot of the crime drama, but it looms large as Robin takes on a new case of a young girl’s murder that reveals an underworld of prostitution, sex-trafficking and the crimes both lead to. Robin also has a new partner, Miranda, played with engaging eagerness by “Game of Thrones” star Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth). The height difference (Moss is 5’3” and Christie 6’3”) adds a note of levity. “Top of the Lake: China Girl” is a story about the things women are expected to survive in a world run by men, with women still secondclass and often mere chattel. Those things include violations of body, mind and spirit on a daily basis. How they damage us is often up to fate, as we see in this season. While the series won’t be for everyone, it’s one of the best new shows and definitely belongs on the DVR list.

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So we all know MTV’s “Teen Wolf” is one of the greatest supernatural series ever, ranking in the Top 10 along with “Buffy, the Vampire Slayer” and “Supernatural.” As the series plays out its final season (fewer than a dozen episodes left) we wanted to note how much we’ve appreciated all the gayness over the past six seasons. That steady flow of queerness now includes the brand-new relationship between Colton Haynes’ Jackson Whittemore and Charlie Carver’s Ethan that was revealed in the Sept. 3 episode. Be still our hearts. It makes so much sense that these two would return for the final season and return as lovers. Why the heck not? This is the love story that Beacon Hills was aching for. Did “Teen Wolf” help Haynes and Carver, who are gay in real life, come out? We like to think so. Haynes, long rumored to be gay, came out publicly in May 2016, and Carver, who also co-starred in the ABC miniseries about Stonewall

“When We Rise,” came out at about the same time. Both actors just turned 29 and were born just weeks apart. When Haynes came out in an interview with Entertainment Weekly in 2016, he talked about how oppressive being closeted was for him and how he suffered from “terminal anxiety” from being forced to hide his sexual orientation. “People don’t realize what it’s like to act 24 hours a day. I’d go home and I was still acting,” he told the magazine, adding, “I feel really bad that I had to lie for so long, but I was told that was the only way I was going to be successful. When you’re young in this industry, people take advantage of you, and they literally tell you that your dreams are going to come true.” Haynes had been further traumatized because his family told him that his father had committed suicide because he was gay. Haynes currently stars on the CW’s “Arrow” and in FX’s “AHS: Cult.” Carver has another series in the works. Their Sept. 3 “Teen Wolf” kiss is the one we’ve been waiting for. (Series creator Jeff Davis is openly gay, and as we have been saying for years, when we’re behind the camera, we can put LGBT characters, storylines and actors in front of the camera.) They might be kissing on-screen now, but how hard was it for both actors to finally come out when there are so few out gays in Hollywood? On Aug. 30, Haynes spoke out in a story that made headlines coast-to-coast, slamming Hollywood for its treatment of gays. ABC News reported Haynes’ diatribe: “Hollywood is so fucked up,” Haynes tweeted to his 1.96 million followers. “So much of the focus is on your personal life & has nothing to do with the talent you have to bring to the table.” Haynes said his personal life and his sexuality shouldn’t limit what roles he plays. He lauded the showrunners of his series “AHS,” “Arrow” and “Teen Wolf” in his tweets. “Thank god for Ryan Murphy, Greg Berlanti, & Jeff Davis. They believe gay actors are more than just their personal lives. So disappointed in how Hollywood can’t understand that playing a character has nothing to do with how u live your personal life.” The self-perpetuating cycle of closetedness is so damaging. Actors don’t come out for fear of being type-cast as gay, yet there are few gay roles to begin with. So bravo to Haynes for speaking out and thanking the gay show creators who have made it possible for him to have a career that isn’t built around being gay, but which doesn’t force him to pretend to be straight. Speaking of gay, iconic drag queen and longtime gay activist RuPaul will be coming to the small screen in a totally different role from “Drag Race,” now in its ninth season and nominated for yet another Emmy this year. According to Page Six, Hulu is developing a half-hour dramedy based on the Emmy-winning RuPaul’s life, working title “Queen.” The series will be produced by the award-winning J.J. Abrams (“Lost”), which means it will be stellar. The series will focus on RuPaul’s life in 1980s New York City, where he spent years on the club circuit, then became “Supermodel of the World” and spokesmodel for MAC cosmetics. Of the series, RuPaul told Page Six, “This is about my New York life in the 80s. Interview magazine in those days was my Bible. I grew up in San Diego wanting to be Andy Warhol. No grim storyline about white guys sniffing white powder. It’s the Yellow Brick Road. Wanting to go to six different clubs every night.” But there’s more to this than just a personal story. RuPaul gave an FU to Trump in his interview with Page Six, noting, “There’s a political aspect to looking at what I do. My show represents the fair shake, the promise of America we all hoped for. It’s all about identity. Everyone can be famous.

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This represents that you can create your own persona. Look, I never expected validation or some form of status quo. There’s no template for what I do.” But oh how well RuPaul does it. BTW, the drag icon has a new toy on the market, RuPaul’s “Drag Race” Paper Doll Book. And yes, it is everything your childhood paper dolls never could have imagined, from wigs to platform shoes to selected quotes. “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” has been signed for a third season in early 2018, along with a 10th season of his “Untucked” series. All on VH1. Another return of an old fave is HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Larry David’s snarky comedy has been off the air for five years, but finally, the ninth season returns Oct. 1. The promo trailer tells us absolutely nothing, but it still makes us laugh, so we await the master’s return. He’s never disappointed us yet. In the embarrassment-of-riches category, one of our fave gay actors, Jonathan Groff (“Looking”) is back next month in a new series that we cannot wait to see. “How do we get ahead of crazy if we don’t know how crazy thinks?” No, not a query about Trump, but a comment by a detective in “Mindhunter,” the new Netflix series about serial killers and the FBI Behavioral Science Unit, the stuff “Criminal Minds,” another Jeff Davis series, has been tracking for 13 seasons. Netflix describes “Mindhunter” as “set in 1979, revolving around two FBI agents, Agent Holden Ford played by Groff and his partner Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), who interview imprisoned serial killers in order to understand how such criminals think, and apply it to solving ongoing cases.” The Charles Manson murders have just happened, Son of Sam is on the horizon, and the concept of killers repetitively attacking strangers, instead of people they have a personal connection to, feels new and acutely disturbing, a shift in the criminal cosmos. As the plot develops, the actions being taken to delve into the minds of serial murderers impact those doing the delving, as anyone sane would expect. The trailers for this show are awesome: chilling soundtrack (music always heightens the horror), interviews with serial killers that make the hairs on the back of your neck go up, a scene with one of the leads listening to a description of killing on tape and tearing off the headphones. Netflix has already renewed it for a second season without even one episode airing, so you know it’s fabulous. “Mindhunter” is produced by the brilliant director and producer David Fincher. Fincher directed “Seven,” and you see traces of that iconic film in “Mindhunter.” He also directed “Fight Club,” “Zodiac,” “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and “Gone Girl.” Fincher knows killers. The series is also produced by Charlize Theron, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of lesbian serial killer Aileen Wuornos. The series co-stars Anna Torv, who played FBI agent Olivia Dunham on the cult classic “Fringe” for five seasons. Be prepped for the Netflix drop, we know we will be. Finally, rumors are flying that former Trump White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer will be on season 25 of “Dancing with the Stars,” which premieres Sept. 18. Will he or won’t he? ABC announces the cast of the beloved camp/dance classic on “GMA” Sept. 6. We can’t wait! So for a plethora of gayness for a welcome change, some stellar crime dramas, a soupcon of comedy and all the non-fake news you need to stay on top of that guy in the White House, you know you really must stay tuned.t


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Fall preview: San Francisco Symphony by Philip Campbell

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an Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas has kept life exciting at the corner of Grove and Van Ness for over two decades, and plans for the 201718 season maintain his reputation for imaginative programming and rousing performances. Single tickets have been on sale since July, and “compose your own [subscription] series” packages are still available. From the opening gala Thurs., Sept. 14, featuring Yo-Yo Ma, to the season finale in late June (Mahler’s glorious Third Symphony, with favorite mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke), Davies Symphony Hall will be enlivened by guest soloists and conductors, music by living composers, many SFS first-time performances and an ambitious semi-staged version of Mussorgsky’s epic opera “Boris Godunov.” A preview of offerings through the winter holidays is in order, but don’t lose sight of next year, especially since one of the biggest events, a series of concerts celebrating the birth centennial of MTT’s mentor Leonard Bernstein, continues into February. More than almost any other conductor, MTT has upheld the efforts of his fabulous teacher by sharing the joy of music. Lenny taught a generation that “classical” is a lively category, and hearing it performed live is the best way to appreciate it. He said, “I can’t live one day without hearing music.” He also boasted, “To be a success as a Broadway composer, you must be Jewish or gay. I’m both.” The beloved giant of American music is still remembered for his wit and honesty; his compositions are immortal. He was also able to educate without a trace of academic

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Conductor-composer Leonard Bernstein in New York City, 1955.

stuffiness, another trait he shared with MTT. The Overture to “Candide” opens the gala, but the party really kicks into gear Sept. 22-24 when SFS Principal Clarinet Carey Bell solos in the jazzy “Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs,” mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard and bass-baritone Ryan McKinney (SFS debut) pair for the delightful song cycle “Arias and Barcarolles,” Ragnar Bohlin’s SFS Chorus sings the life-affirming “Chichester Psalms,” and the program ends with the Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story.” Nov. 2-5: Bernstein’s bluesinflected “The Age of Anxiety,” Symphony No. 2, with piano soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, still seems timely for today’s stressed-out listeners, but the second half of the bill, “Ein Heldenleben” (“A Hero’s

Life”) by Richard Strauss, should provide a reassuring tonic. MTT conducts a full concert performance of “Candide” Jan. 1821, and I would get on this ASAP. Fans of the legendary cult musicaloperetta will surely be drawn to DSH from everywhere. The glittering music, with brilliant words by lyricists from Richard Wilbur, John La Touche and Stephen Sondheim, has been performed with many revisions of the original libretto. The book is still problematical, but the score remains a masterwork. I’m placing my bet on success with Jay Armstrong Johnson and coloratura soprano Meghan Picerno re-creating their praised New York City Opera portrayals of Candide and Cunégonde. I can’t wait to see which gal pal MTT has recruited for the hilarious role of the Old Lady,

and who will tackle the foolishly optimistic Dr. Pangloss. The re-mastered film of “West Side Story” screens with David Newman conducting the SFS live Feb. 2-3, and the bash concludes Feb. 22-24 as “The SFS Celebrates the Bliss of Bernstein” with Andrey Boreyko conducting “Divertimento,” and violinist Vadim Gluzman performing the elegant and lyrical Serenade (after Plato’s “Symposium”). Bernstein was an early champion of Shostakovich, and the composer’s mighty Symphony No. 5 fills the second half of the program. More autumn highlights include MTT conducting Berlioz’s phantasmagoric “Symphonie fantastique” and the Bartók Piano Concerto No. 2 with soloist Jeremy Denk, Sept. 28-Oct. 1.

Young conductor Krzysztof Urbanski returns to DSH Oct. 6-8 to lead Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, performed by Augustin Hadelich. The program opens with Penderecki’s “Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima,” and closes with Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony, written after the death of terrifying oppressor Joseph Stalin. In mid-October, Czech conductor Jakub Hruša leads music of compatriots Janácek, Dvorák and Smetana. Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 will be played by Piotr Anderszewski. Hruša should be a natural for Janácek’s thrilling “Taras Bulba.” Cellist Sol Gabetta makes her SFS debut with more Dvorák in October, when conductor Krzysztof Urbanski also presents Lutosławski’s Concerto for Orchestra. Osmo Vänskä ends the month conducting the Shostakovich First and music of Sibelius, with Baiba Skride making her SFS debut with the beautiful Violin Concerto. MTT is back on the podium in November with his Bernstein and Strauss program. He also conducts other American masters (and personal specialties): George Gershwin and Charles Ives (the Pulitzer Prize-winning Symphony No. 3, “The Camp Meeting”), Nov. 10-12. He closes November with another favorite composer: Mahler’s charming Fourth Symphony will feature soprano Susanna Phillips. December brings expected traditions back to DSH, and Ragnar Bohlin’s mid-month leadership of “Messiah” looks promising, but Masaaki Suzuki’s return, earlier in the month, to conduct Bach Collegium Japan in J.S. Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” seems a rare and special treat. t

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It will also mark Mac’s return to the Curran, where he performed two three-hour segments in 2016 made up of songs from 1776 to 1836. That was during the Curran’s “Under Construction” phase that had audiences and performers onstage together. But instead of sharing the stage with a couple hundred people, he will now be facing upwards of 1,600 people in regular theater seats from beneath the theater’s formal proscenium arch. For those who saw the “Under Construction” performances, the informal proximity aided in incorporating audiences into the show as a troupe of “Dandy Minions” distributed participatory props and guided them when relocation was needed. Not to worry that the changing logistics will deter from his mission to make sure every theatergoer can have an intimate experience, Mac said. “When the audience was sitting onstage at the Curran, we had four Dandy Minions. Now we will have 24.” Those sitting in the mezzanine and balcony won’t be left out of the kind of the community Mac wants to build at each performance. “We have to rethink every performance because every theater is different, and this isn’t the kind of show where you just sit watching something that stays on the stage. The whole thing was designed to be big-scale.” Nor is it the kind of show in which the 246 songs pulled from 24 decades of American music are done straight – no pun intended, but the pun works as well – as Mac changes into a new extravaganza of costuming for each decade that somehow reflects that decade. Created by Mac’s longtime collaborator and costumer Machine Dazzle, the outfits explode with color, form, and ornamentation. In

ment camps, and after a little bit of research you find out there was a Japanese swing band in one of the camps that would play ‘Don’t Fence Me In’ for the other internees, it puts it in a totally different light.” The kernel of the idea that became “24 Decade” goes back to when Mac, growing up in miserable queer isolation in Stockton, made his way at age 14 to the first AIDS Walk in San Francisco. “I saw a community being built as a result of falling apart because of an epidemic.” A very different kind of inspiration, but of equal importance, was the mercurial singer Nina Simone. “She showed how perfection is not necessary the ultimate goal,” Mac said. “Virtuosity is fine, but if it’s not in tandem with the vulnerability of authentic failure, then you’re not risking anything. She was brave enough to engage her imperfections along with her virtuosity to take us to the heart of a song, and to have both onstage at the same time is probably the greatest inspiration to my artistry.” In other words, things can and do go wrong during performances of “24-Decade,” and it is Mac and his collaborators’ job not to cover it up, but to make it work in the context of the moment. At times, the disruption can come from an audience member – not surprising, since portions of the show have been performed in such locales as Utah, Iowa, Texas, and Northern Ireland – and Mac makes it a mission to engage them, up to the point of getting a heckler onto the stage and into costume. “I think one of my callings in life is to say, here is this thing that is totally outside of normativity, and here is this thing that is totally normal. I have existed in both worlds, and just try to let me be the bridge between the two,” Mac said. “But the last thing I want an audience to do is say they like it or dislike

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it. Please don’t decide. Just consider what you see and keep asking questions. And try to be in the moment. You are responsible for your engagement in this piece, and most theater does not give the audience agency to be responsible for their engagement.” Mac’s run at the Curran will be the first time he’s done the entire show since Donald Trump was elected president, so he doesn’t have much experience in how that will affect audiences’ moods in a show about calamity and community. “Honestly,” Mac said, “the show is about the Trumps of the world who have been in charge of things for 241 years. So the fact that Hillary Clinton lost the election based on some of the exact same tactics used to prevent women from rallying during the first women’s lib movement in the 1780s, and that we address in the show, that is not some new thing with Trump.” When his play “Hir” had its world premiere at the Magic Theatre in 2014, he told the B.A.R. that the drama of shifting power bases among the genders asked, “How do we mourn the passing of the patriarchy in a respectful way?” Doesn’t the election of Trump show that the patriarchy isn’t about to lay down to be mourned? “Just because they decided in their last throes to get bully-ish and have temper tantrums doesn’t mean it’s not going to die,” Mac said. “This is going to go on for decades to come, but my feeling is that we can’t jump to forgiveness. Being respectful and jumping to forgiveness are two entirely different things.” t

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How do you speak to the LGBT community? the 1906-16 segment, when zippers were invented, a Medusa-collection of zippers becomes the headpiece. In 1846-56, when potato chips were invented, Mac’s whole outfit is made out of potato chip bags. “Machine Dazzle has created this aesthetic of a drag that is his interpretation of what he thinks I think I look like on the inside, then we put it on the outside,” Mac said. Mac’s other partner throughout the long gestation of the show is music director Matt Ray, who will

lead a 24-piece orchestra and who rearranged all 246 songs, both faJJmous and obscure, into pieces that can both illustrate and comment on the times during which they were popular. “We do ‘Don’t Fence Me In,’ that kind of nostalgic song which makes you think of Bing Crosby singing while riding on horseback in the country,” Mac said. “But when you consider that this song is from the same decade as the Japanese-American intern-

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“A 24-Decade History of Popular Music” will be performed at the Curran Theatre in four six-hour chapters: 1776-1836 on Sept. 15, 1836-1896 on Sept. 17, 1896-1956 on Sept. 22, and 1956-2016 on Sept. 24. Tickets are $49-$285 per chapter, available at sfcurran.com.

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Castro Theatre does September right by David Lamble

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his back-to-school month affords the Castro Theatre the opportunity to provide some juicy takes on affairs cultural, political and personal. “Wonder Woman” (2017) Without leaping tall buildings in a single bound Gal Gadot is awesome as a latter-day Amazon warrior princess. Director Patty Jenkins helms a great supporting cast: Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis and Connie Nielsen. (9/11) “Fool for Love” (1985) Sam Shepard (1943-2017) was well on his path from avant-garde playwright to handsome virile screen star when this Robert Altman-directed film appeared. A man (Shepard) wanders back into the life of an ex (Kim Bassinger) to her deep distress. With Harry Dean Stanton and Randy Quaid. “Paris, Texas” (1984) It’s been 33 years since Shepard artistically shacked up with German-born director Wim Wenders to celebrate a father’s (Harry Dean Stanton) trip across a desert to find his young son (Hunter Carson). Mostly for diehard fans of both men, but if you ever plan to see this one, there won’t be a better time or place. (both 9/12) “Jules and Jim” (1962) Young Americans of my generation discovered the amazing Jeanne Moreau when she co-stared in Francois Truffaut’s film, a love triangle beginning in WWI where she seduces and leads both a Frenchman (Henri Serre) and a German (Oscar Werner) to their deaths. “Bay of Angels” (1963) Jacques Demy directs Moreau, as a blonde, in this relatively obscure romantic drama set in the high-stakes world of casinos. A couple’s unexpected winning streak brings them brief happiness. (both 9/14) “Lust in the Dust” (1985) Paul Bartel directs this buried-treasure comedy with Lainie Kazan, Tab Hunter and Divine. In its day it was viewed as an oddball second-career choice for one-time hottie Hunter. (9/15) “North by Northwest” (1959) Cary Grant gives arguably his best performance for Alfred Hitchcock as a Madison Avenue ad man mistaken for a spy by a fiendish cell of foreign agents headed up by James Mason.

A real treat for fans of old-fashioned train travel, as Cary begins his escape by sneaking onboard the 20th Century Limited in the compartment of smart blonde Eva Marie Saint. “The Bride Wore Black” (1968) Francois Truffaut displays his love for Hitchcock with this thriller starring Jeanne Moreau. Determined to avenge the murder of her fiance, Moreau tracks down his five killers, exploits them sexually, then kills them. A delicious 60s endpiece from the French New Wave generation. (both 9/17) “Baby Driver” (2017) A getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) attempts to leave his life of crime for the girl of his dreams (Lily James). His plans are thwarted by a smooth-as-silk crime boss (Kevin Spacey). This Edgar Wright caper is enhanced by a soundtrack featuring the music of The Beach Boys, Beck and Dave Brubeck. “The Driver” (1978) Veteran studio director Walter Hill helms this latter-day noir where a getaway (Ryan O’Neal) driver matches his wits against a weird cop (Bruce Dern). (both 9/18) “The Beguiled” (2017) Sofia Coppola provides a feminist twist to her remake of this Clint Eastwood/Don Siegel Civil War-era tale from the early 70s. A wounded union soldier (Colin Farrell) is taken in by the women of an abandoned Confederate school. Jealousy between the women (Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst) escalates as the drama unfolds. “A Ghost Story” (2017) David Lowery directs Casey Affleck as a spirit who returns to haunt his old suburban home and comfort his young widow (Rooney Mara). (both 9/19) “Edward Scissorhands” (1990) Johnny Depp is a human-created boy whose maker died before giving him functioning hands. Tim Burton directs, pits Johnny against a mean kid (Anthony Michael Hall) who gets his just desserts. “Cry Baby” (1990) John Waters created this tale with Depp as a motorcycle-riding Baltimore youth. (both 9/20) “The Big Lebowski Viewing Party” The hilarious 1998 Coen Brothers classic is the centerpiece of an evening’s entertainment that includes live music. The Coens concocted the ultimate shaggy-human flick: a gregarious bowler (Jeff Bridges) gets caught up in a weird crime story. With John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, David Huddleston, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Flea, Sam Elliott, David Thewlis and Ben Gazzara. (9/21) “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” (1985) Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens) creates his own cartoonlike playhouse in this Tim Burtoncreated comic caper. “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986) Matthew Broderick aces this John Hughes fantasy about escaping high school for a day. With Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones as a draconian truant officer, and Ben Stein as a witty economics teacher with the laconic class roll call, “Bueller, Bueller!” (both 9/22) “Love and Anarchy” (1973) (Tribute to pioneering auteur Lina Wertmueller.) A timely dramatic tutorial on the perils of Fascism and the very real dangers of standing up against it. “Behind the White Glasses” (2017) Director Valerio Ruiz presents a bio-pic study of Wertmueller. “Swept Away” (1974) A Communist vs. Capitalist love story set on a desert island. The film defines Wertmueller’s appeal as well as anything else. “Seven Beauties” (1975) Ca-

sanova trapped in a WWII concentration camp is the premise for a world-class drama with a huge contemporary resonance. With Giancarlo Giannini and Fernando Rey. Received four Oscar nominations. “The Seduction of Mimi” (1972) Giannini is a brave worker whose refusal to bow to the Sicilian Mafia costs him dearly. A comic tragedy of immense value. (all 9/23) “The Third Man” (1949) Joseph Cotton is a pulp fiction writer whose plan to visit an old pal (Orson Welles) has unexpected consequences. This Carol Reed-directed masterpiece features a climactic tour of the Vienna sewer system, plus the memorable zither main theme. “The Magnificent Ambersons” (1942) Welles’ follow-up to “Citizen Kane” was butchered by the studio but remains an intriguingly flawed classic. Based on a Booth Tarkington novel. With Welles regulars Cotton, Ray Collins and Agnes Moorehead. (both 9/24) “Dunkirk” (2017) Christopher

Nolan’s take on a key moment in the Allied Forces’ battle against Hitler. With thousands of troops trapped on a beach 26 miles across the British Channel, a small brigade of British boatsmen and military personnel sail across to rescue as many soldiers as they can. Had the German military been successful in wiping out this expeditionary force, history may have turned out differently. With a sexy Anglo-Irish ensemble headed up by Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance. (9/25-26) “The Nutty Professor” (1963) The ultimate in what many European critics saw as Jerry Lewis’ comic genius. “The King of Comedy” (1983) Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro showcase Jerry as a talk-show host who is kidnapped by De Niro’s wannabe standup comic. With Sandra Bernhard. A chilling demonstration of how a man’s inability to process reality can have terrifying consequences on innocent lives. (both 9/27)

“Vertigo” (1958) Jimmy Stewart, a retired cop who left the force after a rooftop accident cost another officer his life, becomes obsessed with an old pal’s estranged wife (Kim Novak). The shots of Stewart driving about Nob Hill are matched only by Bernard Herrmann’s score. (9/28-30, with different co-features:) “Eyes Without a Face” (1960) A plastic surgeon practices on his daughter’s disfigured face with frightening results. (9/28) “Body Parts” (1991) A man loses an arm in an accident, gets an experimental transplant, has homicidal visions and impulses. (9/29) “Diabolique” (1955) Two women, a vulnerable spouse and a determined mistress, plot revenge against the cruel master of a French boys school. Henri Georges Clouzot’s scary masterpiece has influenced decades of aspiring horror filmmakers. With Simone Signoret, Vera Clouzot and Paul Meurisse. (9/30)t castrotheatre.com.


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Sordid wedded bliss on the big screen by Sari Staver

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el Shores’ sequel to his wildly successful cult hit “Sordid Lives” opens at the Roxie Theater on Fri., Sept. 8, for a week-long run. The new film, “A Very Sordid Wedding,” is already a runaway success, with 25 soldout premiere events since it opened in Palm Springs earlier this year. It reunites the cast from the original story, which Shores has turned into a successful play, movie, and TV series. The film brings back an all-star ensemble cast of characters rooted in the Southern Baptist world of Winters, Texas, in the weeks following the U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage equality ruling. Not everyone there is ready to accept it. On opening night at the Roxie, there will be a question-and-answer session after the film, with creator Del Shores, producer Emerson Collins, and actors Rosemary Alexander, Newell Alexander, and Blake McIver. On Sept. 9, only Shores and the Alexanders will be at the Roxie for the Q&A.

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“Sordid Lives” creator Del Shores.

“Sordid Lives,” Del Shores’ fourth play, opened in Los Angeles in 1996. He then wrote and directed the film adaption. “Sordid Lives: The Series,” a 12-episode TV series, premiered on MTV’s Logo network in 2008. In a telephone interview with the B.A.R., Shores said that since the original film was released, “People have literally been banging down my door asking for more ‘Sordid Lives.’” Many of Shores’ LGBT fans told the director that they came out to their families by showing them ‘Sordid Lives,’ “because the humor helped them share their own story. “Bringing these beloved characters up to 2015 to face the reality of marriage equality allowed me to contrast affirming churches with the hypocritical bigotry that is still being spewed from pulpits represented by the ‘Anti-Equality Rally’ in the film,” Shores said. Shores has been thrilled with “overwhelming” response to the new film. “It’s exciting to know that fans are loving this final chapter, and that new fans are joining us for the first time.” The ensemble cast includes 32 actors, led by Bonnie Bedelia (“Parenthood”), Caroline Rhea (“Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”), Dale Dickey (“Winter’s Bone”), Leslie Jordan (“Will & Grace”), with cast members from the original “Sordid Lives” film Newell Alexander (“August: Osage County”), Rosemary Alexander, Kirk Geiger, Sarah Hunley, Lorna Scott (“Wanted”) and Ann Walker. New additions to the Sordid Lives world include Emerson Collins (“The People’s Couch”), Levi Kreis (“Million Dollar Quartet”), Carole Cook (“Sixteen Candles”), Alec Mapa (“Ugly Betty”), Aleks Paunovic (“Van Helsing”), Katherine Bailess (“Hit the Floor”) and a cameo from Whoopi Goldberg. Producer Emerson Collins added

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(Left to right:) Bonnie Bedelia, Leslie Jordan, Rue McClanahan (portrait), Dale Dickey and Ann Walker in playwright Del Shores’ movie “A Very Sordid Wedding.”

in a written statement, “Our film, exploring the impact of religious bigotry and religious exemption laws, couldn’t have come at a more timely moment in our history. The current administration continues to target LGBTQ people. At the same time, as we’ve traveled the country with the film, one of the most rewarding responses we’ve heard is how much audiences are enjoying the opportunity to laugh together during our film before it delivers a powerful message.” As the original film dealt with coming out in a conservative Southern world, “A Very Sordid Wedding” “explores the questions, bigotry and the fallout of what happens when gay marriage comes to communities and families that are not quite ready to accept it,” Collins added. Bigoted “religious freedom,” marriage equality and cultural acceptance

are all explored, “with Shores’ trademark approach to using comedy and his much-beloved characters to deal with these important current social issues and the very real process of accepting your family for who they are instead of who you want them to be,” Collins said. Shores told the B.A.R. he is very excited to be able to appear with the film when it opens at the Roxie. “I love San Francisco,” he said, noting that his 24-year-old daughter Caroline, a graduate of San Francisco State University, is working in the city as a social worker. Shores also said he has “deep connections” to the New Conservatory Theater, where he recently spoke at a ceremony honoring artistic director Ed Decker. The New Conservatory did “amazing” productions of “Sordid Lives.” “I know I’m in good hands

when I’m at the New Conservatory.” San Francisco also had one of the first showings of the series, where it screened to a sold-out house at the Castro Theatre during the Frameline Festival in 2008. Shores also has “great memories” of his stand-up performances he did at a variety of venues in San Francisco. “We have a very loyal and devoted fan base in San Francisco and have heard that advance sales for the new film are doing very well,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone at the Roxie at our opening. Do not delay in ordering tickets. We are happy to say that we are usually selling out.”t Advance tickets for “A Very Sordid Wedding,” at the Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., Sept. 8-15, are $12 ($8 for seniors). Available at roxie.com.

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Sex work at its darkest by David-Elijah Nahmod

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BO’s “The Deuce,” premiering Sept. 10, might convince people considering a life in the sex trade to make another career choice. This dark, gritty, serialized drama follows a group of people plying their sexual wares in New York’s Times Square in 1971. The show’s title is a reference to the nickname for West 42nd St. between 6th and 8th Aves. The Deuce, these days a family-oriented tourist trap, was then a seedy stretch filled with dive bars, filthy adult theaters and filthier hotels. The first episode so effectively recreates the atmosphere of the 42nd St. of old that it’s almost possible to smell the steam rising from the manholes in the sidewalks. James Franco gives two powerful and very distinct performances as twin brothers Vinnie and Frankie. Vinnie is a barman who finds himself in debt to the mob to the tune of 50 grand, thanks to Frankie’s excessive gambling. Though it isn’t revealed in the premiere episode, in future episodes those debts will push the brothers into peddling pornography. “The Deuce” recreates the rise of New York’s adult film business during the early- to mid-1970s.

In the series’ freshman outing we see the disintegration of Vinnie’s home life. His wife flaunts her cheating and does not appreciate how hard he works to feed the family. Vinnie leaves his wife in disgust and moves into a cheap hotel, where he sees a pimp cutting one of his “girls” because she didn’t want to “work” on a cold, rainy night. Both are customers of his at the bar. Maggie Gyllenhaal co-stars as Candy, a tough-as-nails hooker who has no qualms about telling a young john that this is nothing more than a job to her. We see how different her street life and her private life are when she goes home to her apartment and listens to her answering machine. Her landlord wants to deal with some plumbing issues, and her mom

James Franco stars in HBO’s “The Deuce.”

wants her to visit her son. We later see Candy at her mom’s house. It’s hard to believe this is the same person who was walking the streets of The Deuce the night before. Gyllenhaal gives two distinct p er for mances. In interviews Gyllenhaal has said that she researched her role by reading “Porno Star,” the autobiog r aphy of real-life 70s porn queen Tina Russell, and by studying “The Rialto Report,” a website that documents the history of the porn industry. Though it focuses primarily on straight porn, “The Rialto Re-

port” has made several entries regarding gay porn. Men and women shed their attire with equal abandon, and the nudity is surprisingly graphic, even by HBO standards. There’s a brief shot of a man getting a hand job in a phone booth. He’s seen fully erect, albeit for a quick second. There’s another penis shot when Candy gives a teenaged customer his birthday blowjob. But there’s a lot more going on here than just dick and tit shots, there’s character development. Viewers will see the human side of these lost souls. In one moving sequence a prostitute sits in her john’s apartment while they watch the classic 1930s film “A Tale of Two Cities.” She cries because it’s a sad movie. He cries because he’s lonely and just wanted some company. After the film she asks him for extra money: she has to answer to her pimp for taking time to stay for the movie. The old man hands her another roll of bills. “The Deuce” is disturbing and fascinating. It’s a daring production. HBO should be applauded for having the courage to green-light it. Look for it on Sept. 10 at 9 p.m.t

between Thornton and Hand. The one scene where they try to have sex alone is painful to watch. Yet this mismatch makes their desire to open up the relationship believable. Thornton and Hand, while attractive, are not impressive actors, but Whittaker takes cliche comicgay-friend yarn and spins it into gold. When Dylan asks him if he has ever had a threesome, Elliot

replies, “Honey, I’ve had enough trouble finding one person to go to bed with, no less two.” For those contemplating adding some spice to the bedroom, “Three” charts the potential pleasures and downsides. We care enough about the characters to h ope there might be a Season Two. t

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pen relationships and the role of monogamy have been hot topics among LGBT people for decades. With the advent of marriage equality, this issue has become even more paramount. A couple who may love each other emotionally have drifted apart but physically. One possibility is introducing a third person into the equation, a solution explored artfully in the dramatic web-TV series “Three,” on DVD through TLA releasing, Dekko TV, and Amazon. Made on the tiniest of budgets, this first season,

six-episode (about 12 minutes) series manages to present the pros and cons of polyamory in a lighthearted manner, yet doesn’t stint on the sometimes heartbreaking consequences that can result. Patrick (Kevin Thornton) has just celebrated his 40th birthday and is unhappy with Dylan (Justin Hand), his partner of five years. As the film opens, Dylan is jerking off alone into the bathroom sink, so we know their relationship is not a sexual paradise. Drunk and behaving unseemly at his party by putting his tongue in a guest’s mouth, Patrick tells Dylan he wants a threeway. He can no lon-

ger stand being in a relationship with little-to-no sex life. With trepidation, Dylan agrees. They review an online hookup site with such wicked lines as, “Is that a mug shot?,” “Smokin’ hot bottom, sounds dirty, like he might need penicillin,” and, “He looks tiny, doughy, like he might have a leprechaun or two in his lineage.” Despite Dylan’s attempt to sabotage all Patrick’s choices, they agree on one guy, and the encounter goes okay. But then Patrick invites Jason (the gorgeous Daniel Mark Collins), whom he met at the gym, home for dinner. The decade-younger Jason goes to bed with them. Patrick is smitten and invites Jason back the next night. Patrick wants Jason to move into the spare room. Dylan is ambivalent. He telegraphs his feelings not to Justin, but to his neighbor and best friend Elliot (Derek Whittaker), who provides counsel. Elliot is much older, and single since his partner died. Eventually Dylan confronts Patrick with an ultimatum about the status of their relationship. “Three” is no TV masterpiece, but the conflicts Patrick and Dylan undergo are real ones. Couples asking similar questions could watch this nonthreatening series, and it could open up discussion about open relationships. Communication and honesty are essential when dealing with such explosive issues. As Dylan wisely sums up: “I’m mourning the loss of what I think a relationship should be.” Writer-director Jeff Swafford presents a witty, at times bitchy, well-written script. The drawback is the lack of chemistry

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potential girlfriends to his recently widowed mom. The film springs from the fertile imagination of writer-director Eliza Hittman, winner of the 2017 Sundance directing prize who three years ago wowed Sundance judges with her film “It Felt Like Love.” We meet Frankie as he allows himself to be digitally pawed over by a bare-to-the-waist guy in his late 40s in a live sex chat-room. Man: “Are you just going to watch?” Frankie: “Maybe.” Man: “Turn on your light, I can’t see you. Come on, I want to get a better look.” The light flips on, revealing Frankie to be a fair-skinned youth in his late teens. Man: “Pretty.” Frankie: “Thanks.” The man removes his shirt. “Do you like what you see?” Frankie: “I don’t really know what I like.” “Do you want to meet?” “I don’t do that!” “You’re wasting my time.” “Wait!” (Pause.) “Let me see it.” “It?” “Come on, you going to make me say it?” “Say it.” “Let me see your dick.” “Sure you don’t want to meet?” Four minutes in, the action abruptly shifts to one of Frankie’s favorite haunts: the Coney Island branch of the New York subway system, trains leading to the famous South Brooklyn boardwalk and Ferris wheel. Hittman visually pumps up the volume on each scene change, demonstrating both Frankie’s ceaseless wanderlust and his perpetual search for new stimulants and distractions. “Beach Rats” treats us to a cook’s tour of Coney Island’s tawdry amusement center, where youth mix and mingle. Frankie has a gaggle of pals hungry for pot, guys he insists are not his friends. Despite his online preference for older guys, in his Coney Island beach and boardwalk life Frankie cultivates a cute girl who is thrilled to be singled out by this hot boy. The two enjoy flirtatious verbal sparring about the merits of Coney Island’s weekly fireworks shows. The rest of Frankie’s day is spent at a pot shop, at a pawn shop raising drug money, in the basement of his mom’s house at his computer, and by mildly harassing his kid sister’s feisty young boyfriend. Never do we observe Frankie pursuing any kind of real job. Among the film’s visual jokes are the spectacles of Frankie and his buds lifting wallets for drug money and playing the boardwalk’s adolescent distractions

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such as bumper cars. Director Hittman works her way to confronting Frankie’s real dilemma: his desire for men’s bodies is no mere passing phase. In his first stab at sex with his possible new girlfriend Simone (a believable Madeline Weinstein), Frankie can’t hide his lack of interest in closing the deal. Simone: “Are you too fucked up?” Frankie: “Yeah, kind of. Besides, I bet you didn’t bring any protection.” “Usually the guy is the protection.” Slipping off her bra, Simone confronts Frankie with an awkward question. “Do you think I’m pretty? I think you’re very sexy.” His rude reply prompts her quick exit from the bedroom with the parting line, “You’re an asshole!” In the film’s most vexing sequence, Frankie and his low-life buddies mug a sweet gay motorist for drug money and the sadistic pleasure involved. It’s here where the casting of the hunky, silkysmooth, pretty-boy English actor Harris Dickinson as Frankie pays big dividends, allowing at least some of the LGBTQ audience not to abandon ship. Hittman has a shrewd, sexy take on Dickinson’s thin but sculpted gym body, including a shower scene where our hero carefully cleans sensitive regions of his torso. Hittman has a skill for invoking complicated queer stories that arise out of the prickly urban jungle. Frankie is far from noble with any of the faces he presents to his not-so-liberal slice of South Brooklyn. He and his scam-artist pals live by a rigid macho code that has no “get out of jail” card for queers. It’s clear that gay boys rate only abuse. One of the best of many plot reversals is Simone’s decision to dump Frankie after a weird night out when he flips out on drugs. She confronts him with the bad news at the dress shop where she clerks. Simone: “I don’t think we should see each other.” Frankie: “Why not?” “Because you’re a fixer-upper.” “What does that mean?” “It means you need a lot of work.” “So you don’t want to see me anymore?” “I need fully-renovated. I’m sorry.” “I don’t care!” The story climaxes on an unsettling burst of homophobic violence against a sweet gay boy whose appearance we hope may allow Frankie to clean up his act, cleanse his soul, and stake a claim for real freedom in a morally confused Brooklyn landscape. Sadly, at film’s end, our antihero is projected against a burst of fireworks, a showca se of light that does not offer this troubled boy a way to come home.t

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Managing our lives as they end by Tavo Amador

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he doctor delivers the news to the patient. It’s not what he wants to hear. The doctor is sympathetic but direct. She knows he’s shocked, frightened, angry. What can be done? She discusses treatment options. He has to make decisions. Is he prepared? Probably not. Are those close to him, those who will be involved in his care, able to guide him? Unlikely. In “Life After the Diagnosis: Expert Advice on Living Well with Serious Illness for Patients and Caregivers” (Da Capo Life Long, $16.99), Steven Z. Pantilat, MD, offers a realistic, humane approach to coping with devastating health issues. Pantilat, a Distinguished Professor of Palliative Care at UCSF, is candid. “Serious illness is awful, horrible; there’s no way to sugarcoat it or minimize it.” Nothing can make aggressive lung cancer, ALS, Parkinson’s Disease, dementia, heart failure, or a major stroke palatable. He understands the consequences of the diagnosis. “The impact is shocking, confusing, and depressing. When an illness is long-lasting, it disrupts our lives and drains our emotions, energy, and finances.” While the situation can’t become good, it can become better. In clear, concise language, Dr. Pantilat describes a process that allows the patient to assess available treatments, the benefits, drawbacks, and limits of each, and helps him regain some measure of control over his life. Physicians are trained and motivated to save patients. Depending on the illness, they often feel it’s their duty, their moral and professional obligation, to suggest invasive treatments, even if the likelihood of a meaningful recovery is remote. The chapter “Prognosis: What doctors say, what they mean, and what patients hear,” is revealing and helpful, because patients often focus only on the possibility, not the probability, of a cure.

Another excellent chapter discusses how the patient can manage his care. This includes interviewing doctors to find the right one. Personal style, or “bedside manner,” is important. So are references, although other doctors generally aren’t the best sources. They seldom see how their colleagues interact with patients. Nurses, on the other hand, are a great resource. They have insights into how patients respond to doctors. Other patients may also be helpful. He stresses the importance of controlling pain, nausea, and other symptoms associated with the illness and the treatment. He uses case histories. One of the most touching involves his mother, diagnosed with cancer. Dr. Pantilat was so focused on healing her that he initially neglected the discomfort she was experiencing from a bladder infection. He realized how important keeping her comfortable was, especially as one hope after another for a cure or significant improvement was shattered. He discusses hope and its benefits, as well as the mood swings that often occur. It’s crucial not to neglect emotions, because they play a major part in coping with the illness. One of the most insightful chapters addresses the role that families – biological, legal, and of choice – can play. He emphasizes that attempting to manage without their help is at best naive. They want to help, can help, and the patient will need their help. He encourages making good use of the time left, particularly the period the patient can be active and fully engaged. What does he want to do with that time? Is that goal realistic? If so, then it should be a priority. If the patient’s legal affairs aren’t in order, he should take care of that. He should make the difficult decisions about end-oflife care clear. Discuss them. Put them in writing. Don’t abdicate those decisions to others. Only if

“The impact is shocking, confusing, and depressing. When an illness is long-lasting, it disrupts our lives and drains our emotions, energy, and finances.” –Steven Z. Pantilat, MD

they know what he wants can his loved ones honor his wishes. His chapter on palliative care is characteristically helpful. Palliative care balances patient comfort with curative treatments. He discusses hospice care. In “The End: What’s It Like?” he writes, “When we think about death, we’re filled with questions and fears. Will it be painful, distressing, or hard? How will we know? When will it happen? What will we feel? What comes next?” He doesn’t have the answers. But he shares his observations of what generally happens based on experience with dying patients. “Most of the time, the end of life is peaceful. Most seriously ill people die quietly, without drama.” He summarizes the signs of imminent death: increasing weakness; diminished ability to a patient with advanced cancer who spends more and more time in bed is usually two or three months away from death. As death approaches, patients stop eating. Well-meaning loved ones urge him to eat, thinking that he’ll get better. But not wanting food is a sign the body is simply shutting down, beginning the natural process of dying. “In the early stages of a serious illness, good nutrition is essential. However, at the end of life, most people are not hungry or thirsty.” When the end is very close, the patient becomes less alert. He will drift in and out of consciousness. Breathing becomes irregular. Can the unconscious patient hear his loved ones? Dr. Pantilat doesn’t know, but he has noticed that patients often respond to familiar voices differently from his voice. A hundred years ago, most people died at home, not in hospitals. Today, only onethird do. Often those in hospitals are in ICU, undergoing intrusive treatments or kept alive by mechanical means. Death at home is usually much easier for the patient, but can be challenging for his caretakers. Dr. Pantilat discusses what type of help is available and how it can be obtained. Death’s inevitability makes it an unpleasant topic. In “Life After the Diagnosis,” Dr. Pantilat addresses our fears. His book shows that we can plan for death. He offers tools to manage a serious illness and prepare for its consequences. He has shown us how to make our lives better right to the end. No physician can do more. t

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Fall preview: Bay Area art galleries by Sura Wood

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rtwise this fall, galleries are the name of the game when it comes to adventure and the unusual. The mini-survey that follows is a glimpse of what’s to come. Richmond Art Center “Joan Brown: In Living Color,” a show of works on paper, many exhibited for the first time, pays tribute to the admired Bay Area figurative artist, teacher and mentor who rejected being marginalized as a female painter or having her work condescendingly referred to as “good for a girl.” “It’s such bullshit,” she once said. “You couldn’t tell my paintings from any of the guys of my generation, except that mine were better.” During a 35-year career, Brown, who achieved success prior to the explosion of feminism, refused to tow the ideological line, and remained apolitical. Instead, she concentrated on narrative and the domestic sphere, training her eye on autobiographical subjects, personal relationships, aging, spiritualism, identity and motherhood; and boy, could she draw. Sept. 12Nov. 18. richmondartcenter.org. Catharine Clark Gallery “Chris Doyle: Hollow and Swell,” a selection of new animated works in vibrant, head-turning colors, comprises the final chapter of the artist’s response to “The Course of Empire (1833-36),” a five-part series by Hudson River painter Thomas Cole that charts the evolution of a solitary landscape from rural outback to burgeoning metropolis to its deterioration into ruins. Doyle’s latest exhibition is inspired by “The Consummation of Empire,” the central work of Cole’s cycle. But, while that piece depicted the pinnacle of neo-classical civilization, Doyle focuses on the cultural impacts of digital technology. The main event, “Swell,” a 4K animation accompanied by an original score by Jeremy Turner, envisions a city whose rampant growth has been facilitated by the tech revolution at a cost to both humanity and the natural world. “The Price of Gold,” a striking three-channel animation projected on a folding screen, envelops the viewer in a tangled thicket of golden branches and

animal skulls. Hybrid sculptural objects, part digital, part made by hand, and watercolor renderings of the Hermitage Museum’s late-18th-century gilded Peacock Clock with its trio of life-sized mechanical birds, round out the show. Sept. 9-Nov. 11. cclarkgallery.com. Modernism “Edvard Munch: Breathe, Feel, Suffer and Love.” This exhibition of 30 evocative drawings and prints (printmaking was central to Munch’s practice) produced by the prolific, deeply psychological Norwegian artist between 1894 and 1930, sheds light on themes he pursued in multiple mediums. Famous images such as “The Kiss,” of a couple merged in an all-consuming embrace; a lessthan-holy “Madonna”; and “The Sick Child” (infirmity, illness and death were major preoccupations) echo motifs in the Munch painting exhibition now at SFMOMA. Through Oct. 7. modernisminc. com. Fort Mason Center “Sanctuary” is the latest site-specific project from the FOR-SITE Foundation, the team behind Ai Weiwei at Alcatraz and last year’s first-rate “Home Land Security.” The new undertaking, laid out on the floor of Fort Mason’s chapel, features varied interpretations of traditional hand-woven, Pakistani-made prayer rugs of the kind used in Muslim religious practice created by 36 artists from 22 countries, many, though not all of them, Middle Eastern. Some of the 4x6 ft. works have political overtones, challenging the notion of safe harbor and refuge, while dealing with war, displacement and issues surrounding immigration. Oct. 7-March 11. for-site. org/project/sanctuary. Bedford Gallery “About Abstraction: Bay Area Women Painters.” At this juncture, it seems preposterous to think of women as a minority group, but one might draw that conclusion based on the disproportionately low representation of their work in museums and galleries. The 16 accomplished female artists on view here, some newer, others more established, work in a wide range of styles, and have toiled in the fields of abstraction for years. Naomie Kremer, Alicia McCarthy, Cornelia Schultz and

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Donna Brookman are among those who get their due. Sept. 24-Dec. 17. bedfordgallery.org. Jessica Silverman Gallery “Judy Chicago’s Pussies” explores the work of the legendary, some might say notorious, feminist artist who addresses women’s sexuality and agency, gender equality and the gauzy connection between the feline and the feminine. Covering a period from 1968-2004, the show includes lesser-known series such as “Kitty City” and “Early Minimalism,” drawings, paintings and ceramic plates. It’s Chicago’s first solo Bay Area exhibition since 1979, when “The Dinner Party” debuted at SFMOMA. “The Last SupCourtesy Modernism per,” the installation Edvard Munch, Pikene på broen (The Girls on the Bridge) (1918) printed by that celebrated feNielsen, Oslo; woodcut and lithographic on zinc plate print in two colors. male historical and mythical figures while redressing that all-boy affair, “from the point of view of those who’ve done the cooking throughout history,” caused quite a stir, attracting over 100,000 visitors and approximately one million during its subsequent tour. Sept. 8-Oct. 28. jessicasilvermangallery.com. Hosfelt Gallery “Far Away Up Close” In his inimitable way, San Francisco light master Jim Campbell, an MIT-educated mathematician and engineer who makes deft use of technology, stimulates our primitive neural and sensory pathways with 15 new works that operate on either the extremely low or high end of the resolution spectrum. His most recent commission will illuminate the exterior of the top nine stories of the skyline-altering Salesforce Tower. Campbell’s permanent installation will change daily in response to the city below. If only it could improve the building’s architecture. Sept. 7-Oct. 14. “Stefan Kürten: Millefleur.” If a house symbolizes the self, and the dream house is an idealized fantasy promising happiness, then the deceptively idyllic, glowing abodes Kurten paints, derived from the artist’s snapshots Jay Jones of “shelter porn,” suggest that beyond those high-end façades, Joan Brown, David with Greek and Egyptian Sculptures #1 (1976), there’s trouble in paradise. Oct. mixed media on paper. Courtesy of Estate of Joan Brown and 21-Dec. 2. hosfeltgallery.com. t Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco.


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Love the nightlife by Gregg Shapiro

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t’s been more than 30 years since UK duo Pet Shop Boys, led by out frontman Neil Tennant, burst onto the music scene. Early PSB hit singles “West End Girls” and “Opportunities” led us straight to the dance floor. The Dusty Springfield duet “What Have I Done To Deserve This?” became an instant classic, and their reverent cover of Village People’s “Go West” took on new meaning when it was released in 1993 at the height of the AIDS era. PSB’s first five albums received the expanded reissue treatment in 2001, and three later releases – 1999’s Nightlife, 2002’s Release and 2006’s Fundamental (all on Parlophone/ Rhino) – are now getting their due. Each set contains remastered versions of the original discs, as well as “Further Listening” discs featuring demos, a variety of mixes, live tracks and more, previously unreleased on CD. Nightlife is notable for the heartbreaking “You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You’re Drunk,” the clubby “Closer to Heaven” (also featured in the stage musical of the same name co-written by PSB and Beautiful Thing playwright Jonathan Harvey) and the Village People homage “New York City Boy.” The Nightlife package includes two additional “Further Listening” discs with songs from 1996-2000. Easily one of the most daring and enduring albums in the PSB oeuvre, Release features The Smiths’ Johnny Marr (with whom Tennant collaborated on the Electronic side-project), giving the material a new edge. PSB doesn’t abandon its trademark sound, simply augments it, as you can hear on “Home and Dry,”, “I Get Along,” “You Choose” and Eminem jab “The Night I Fell in Love.” As with Nightlife, Release features two “Further Listening” discs, with songs from 2001-04. The third installment in the reissue series, Fundamental, featuring the brilliant “The Sodom and Gomorrah Show,” is a bit of a curiosity. When it was initially issued, the disc was available with the eight-song

Fundamentalism bonus disc. The “Further Listening” disc for the Fundamental reissue, consisting of 22 previously unreleased songs from 2005-07, only includes a few from Fundamentalism (the Elton John duet on “In Private” has been scuttled to the expanded Release). It’s unfortunate what bisexual pop star Kesha had to go through regarding her legal battle with music Svengali Dr. Luke. At the end of the day, however, she has emerged a better, more mature and original artist than she was while under his thumb. Her new album Rainbow (RCA), which is as celebratory as it is serious, is a career high point. Anthemic and empowering numbers “Bastards,” “Let Em Talk” (featuring Eagles of Death Metal), “Woman” (featuring The Dap-Kings Horns), “Hymn,” “Praying,” “Learn To Let Go” and the title tune are good examples of making the personal universal, and many of her LGBTQ fans are sure to find something to relate to in her struggles. Kesha even unleashes her inner cowgirl on “Boots,” “Hunt You Down,” “Spaceship” and “Old Flames (Can’t Hold a Candle to You),” a duet with Dolly Parton co-written by Kesha’s mother Pebe Sebert. The Kele Okereke you hear on Fatherland (BMG/The End) isn’t just vastly different from the one you heard when he was the openly gay frontman of art-punk band Bloc Party, but also unlike the one you heard on his solo albums, 2010’s The Boxer and 2014’s Trick. First of all, he’s no longer a one-named artist. Gone are the synths and electronic beats, replaced by a more stripped-down approach. What you get is an honest-to-goodness organic singer-songwriter album, with standouts including “You Keep on Whispering His Name,” “Streets Been Talkin’,” the flirty cabaret of “Capers,” the retro soul of “Do U Right,” the emotional “Savannah” and the stunning “Portrait.” That’s Olly Alexander (gay frontman of Years & Years) joining Okereke on “Grounds for Resentment” and Grammy-winner Corinne Bailey Rae on “Versions of Us.”t

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Revealing ‘Winterreise’ by Tim Pfaff

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he question “Was Schubert gay?” must remain unanswered for now, for lack of clear evidence. Yet in our lifetimes, our collective understanding of the composer has undergone a sea change. Our resistance to see and hear the oftenforbidding beauty of Schubert has at last given way to our welcoming him into the company of the great composers and true visionaries. More than any other of his chosen media, it is his songs, all 600-plus of them, that have brought us around to what he meant. We have been like his friends, for whom he played and sang for the first time his song cycle “Winterreise” in what we call a salon, to pretty it up from what was more like a saloon, in the sense of a place where people gather in friendship. His friends were uncomprehending and alarmed. What he told them – that in time we would come to love them the most of his songs, as he did – has come true, and perhaps more so over the last decade than in any time since their disturbing premiere. No one has done more to reveal “Winterreise” to us than tenor Ian Bostridge. His book “Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Ob-

session” has opened eyes and ears. It is as essential for the lay listener as for any purveyor of the songs. Bostridge’s commercial recordings of the cycle pre-date his book, and fine as they are, they yield to his subsequent live performances (some of them staged), which have realized in sound the bittersweet understandings of his book. To hear Bostridge’s Schubert at the emotional pitch with which he sings it today, we now have his 2014 Wigmore Hall recital, just released on the house’s “Live” label. He’s working with his trustiest sidekick, the pianist Julius Drake, and what they offer the listener is nothing short of song as an extreme sport. The programming shows Bostridge’s great care, such that 23 songs, all of them about some aspect of longing, illuminate each other. It’s the onstage recital at its most challenging, and it needs to be heard whole and in order. One song can stand for the group. Throughout his career, Bostridge has grappled with the strange, volatile, sometimes operatically dramatic song “Der zurnenden Diana,” a Schubert rarity. Bostridge the dramatic shapeshifter gets so far inside the mysterious speaker – an incarnation of the goddess in the most human of guises

– that you forget this is art. The remarkable Austrian baritone Florian Boesch has just released a “Winterreise” that I’ve come to think of as Bostridge’s. It’s not that Bostridge’s book prescribes one and only correct “Winterreise,” or even that Boesch is following the tenor’s lead. He has, however, taken up the invitation to go to the core of the piece. Without “identifying” the anonymous narrator of the Wilhelm Muller poems, Bostridge invites the reader to imagine a young man who has been, perhaps, not rejected by his love interest, as has been the book on “Winterreise” forever, but rather, ejected from the home where

they shared a forbidden love. Boesch gives us just such a character. His singing is unlike any other “Winterreise” on disc. The new disc barely bothers about the singing, avoiding the sensationalism that has become modish in present-day renditions of this musical “descent into madness.” Boesch’s starts there. With uncommon subtlety he suggests that the mental instability of the singer – certainly the appearance of something we’d now probably call bipolar – is germane to his having been thrown out of the house by the girl’s mother. From Boesch’s telling, there’s no reason to think that the extremes might have been

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Gaymer Night @ SF Eagle Steven Underhill

Video games galore, on large screens all around the bar. 9pm-2am. 398 12th St. at Harrison. sf-eagle.com

Gogo Fridays @ Toad Hall Hot dancers grind it at the Castro bar with a dance floor and patio. 4146 18th St. www.toadhallbar.com

Hella Gay Comedy @ Club OMG Queer joke night, with host Nasty Ass Bitch. $15. 7pm. 43 6th St. www.clubomgsf.com

Thu 07 Puff @ The Stud

Thu 7 After Dark @ Exploratorium The hands-on science museum’s adult cocktail parties include drinks, music, and a lovely Bay view. Sept 7: Swing, with demos about the physics of baseball. Sept. 14: Brewed for You: Fort Point’s Living Lager (7pm). $10$15. 6pm-10pm. Embarcadero at Pier 15. www.exploratorium.edu

Beer Bust @ Lone Star Saloon Weekly beer bust and benefit for local charities. 9pm-11pm. 1354 Harrison St. www.lonestarsf.com

Bey-Hive @ Port Bar, Oakland Amoura Teese hosts an Oakland Pride drag and dance night. 9pm-2am. 2023 Broadway. (510) 823-2099. www.portbaroakland.com

Bitch Slap! @ Oasis

The Monster Show @ The Edge The weekly drag show with host Sue Casa, DJ MC2, themed nights and hilarious fun. $5. 9pm-2am. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood. edgesf.com

Picante @ The Cafe Lulu and DJ Marco’s Latin night with sexy gogo guys. 9pm-2am. 2369 Market St. www.cafesf.com

Puff, Love @ The Stud The monthly pot-friendly queer night, with Maria Konner and her band Not From Jersey, DJ Sergio Fedasz, and guest Tom Ammiano. $5-$10. 7pm-10pm, followed by the drag show Love (10:30pm-2am). 399 9th St. studsf.com

Queer Karaoke @ Club OMG KJ Dana hosts the weekly singing night; unleash your inner American Idol; first Thursdays are Costume Karaoke; 3rd is Kinky Karaoke 8pm. 43 6th St. clubomgsf.com

iCandy @ The Cafe Gus Presents’ weekly dance night, with DJ Deft, cute gogos and $2 beer (before 10pm). 2369 Market St. www.cafesf.com

Latin Explosion/Club Papi @ Club 21, Oakland

Manimal @ Beaux

The annual festive drag king contest, hosted by Fudgie Frottage and Sister Roma, with special guest Landon Cider; performers Max Manchester, SF Drag King 2016, Madd Dogg 20/20, Momma’s Boyz, Klingon Vanna White, Rebel Kings of Oakland, Mason Dixon Jars, Gender Queer Society, Simone 3rd Arm. Judges: Leigh Crow, Arty Fishal, Kitten on the Keys, and Clammy Faye. $20-$35. Proceeds benefit PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support) 10pm. 298 11th St. sfdragkingcontest.com - sfoasis.com

Gayface @ El Rio Queer weekly night out at the popular Mission bar. 9pm-2am. 3158 Mission St. www.elriosf.com

Gym Class @ Hi Tops Enjoy whiskey shots from jockstrapped hotties and sexy sports videos at the popular sports bar. 10pm-2am. 2247 Market St. 551-2500. HiTopsSF.com

Kingdom of Sodom @ Nob Hill Theatre Interactive sex party with a cash bar, clothes check, and a live sex show onstage with Armond Rizzo and Casey Williams at 10:30pm. $20. 8pm-1am. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758. thenobhilltheatre.com

Weekly drag queen and drag king show hosted by Cruzin d’Loo. 8pm10pm. No cover. 2565 Mission St. www.balancoiresf.com

Bear Happy Hour @ Midnight Sun Hairy men and their pals enjoy 2-for-1 drinks and no cover. 4067 18th St. 861-4186. www.midnightsunsf.com

Boy Division @ Cat Club The New Wave electro night’s queer fun, with DJs Xander and others playing “Rebel Rebel” classics (Billy Idol, Bowie, etc.), and Italo Disco in the back, with gogos, gifts, drink specials. $5-$10. 9:30pm-3am. 1190 Folsom St. www.sfcatclub.com

Dance music with a view at the Castro bar. 9pm-2am. 3600 16th St. www.lookoutsf.com

Bring Your Own Queer @ Music Concourse

The Speakeasy @ Palace Theater The immersive theatrical Prohibitionera nightclub experience includes drinks, food, entertainment, 1920s costumes requested of patrons (rentals available in advance; $125 and up), and hours of bootleg fun. $95. Thu-Sat thru Sept. 9. Columbus at Broadway. thespeakeasysf.com

Uhaul @ Oasis Popular women’s dance night, with DJs Silly Syl, Ms. Jackson and Ripley. $20. 10pm. 298 11th St. sfoasis.com

Vibe Fridays @ Club BnB, Oakland House music and cocktails, with DJs Shareef Raheim-Jihad and Ellis Lindsey. 9pm-2am. 2120 Broadway. (510) 759-7340. www.club-bnb.com

Heklina hosts the fun drag show with weekly themes. Sept. 9 is Gay Icons night with Raya Light and Miss Shugana. DJ MC2 spins dance grooves before and after the show. $15-$25. 10pm-3am (11:30pm show). 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Nitty Gritty @ Beaux Josh carmichael with DJ Salazer host the tattoo appreciation night. $10. 9pm2am. 2344 Market St. beauxsf.com

Pound Puppy @ SF Eagle The popular cubs, canines and cruisers night, with DJs Taco Tuesday, Kevin O’Conner and guest Ambrosia Salad. $10. 9pm-2am. 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.com

Saturgay @ Qbar Stanley Frank spins house dance remixes at the intimate Castro dance bar. $3. 9pm-2am (weekly beer bust 2pm-9pm). 456 Castro St. QbarSF.com

Session, House Party @ Powerhouse DJ Jason Godfrey plays an early house set. 7pm-10pm; House Party with DJs Guy Ruben and Mohammad, 10pm2am. $5. 9pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhousebar.com

Soul Party @ Elbo Room DJs Lucky, Paul, and Phengren Osward spin 60s soul 45s. $5-$10 ($5 off in semi-formal attire). 10pm-2am. 647 Valencia St. 552-7788. www.elbo.com

3-year anniversary of the compact disco night for short men and their admirers & pals, with DJ BJ. 9pm-2am. 1354 Harrison St. www.lonestarsf.com

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Red Hots Burlesque @ The Stud

Swing dance party and benefit for the center, with deaf/hearing-impaired welcome (extra loud beats; ASLinterpreted lessons). $15-$25. 7pm10pm.1349 Mission St. www.sexandculture.org

Mother @ Oasis

Studio 5’4” @ Lone Star Saloon

Weekly drag shows at the last transgender-friendly bar in the Polk; with hosts Victoria Secret, Alexis Miranda and several performers. Also Saturdays. $10. 11pm. 1081 Polk St. www.divassf.com

Speakeasy @ Center for Sex & Culture

Drag King Contest @ Oasis

Dance night at the Latin, hip hop and Electro music night. 9pm-4am. 2111 Franklin St., Oakland. www.club21oakland.com

Midnight Show @ Divas

Concert & Cocktails for Mark Leno @ Russell Cassman Pianos, Berkeley

Ain’t Mama’s Drag @ Balancoire

La Bota Loca @ Club 21, Oakland

Gogo-tastic dance night starts off your weekend. $5. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St. www.beauxsf.com

Tubesteak Connection @ Aunt Charlie’s Lounge

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Shop from local artists and craftspeople in the bar’s been garden; 25% of sales benefit the LGBT Center. 4pm-8pm. 199 Valencia St. www.facebook.com/ZeitgeistSF

Annual free outdoor LGBTQ live and lipsynch music and art show; host Honey Mahogany, DJs Mark O’Brien and John Major, art workshops, senior seating. 12pm-6pm. 55 Hagiwara Tea Drive, Golden Gate Park. byoq.org

Lance Holman’s leather kink and cruise night, with dJ Blackstone. $5. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhousebar.com

Enjoy hard rock and punk music from DJ Don Baird at the wonderfully divey SoMa bar. Also Fridays. 7pm-2am. 1369 Folsom St. 431-4695. hitws.com

Disco guru DJ Bus Station John spins grooves at the intimate retro music night. $5. 10pm-2am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor. www.auntcharlieslounge.com

Arts & Crafts Sale @ Zeitgeist

Lick It @ Powerhouse

The saucy women’s burlesque show hosted by Dottie Lux will titillate and tantalize: July shows feature Dulce de Leche, Miss Savvy, Shells Bells and Lez Purr plus special guests. $10-$20. 8pm-9:30pm. 399 9th St. Also Sunday brunch shows at PianoFight Theatre.144 Taylor St. redhotsburlesque.com - studsf.com

Enjoy performances by SF Symphony pianist Robin Sutherland, Grammy nominee Barbara Higbie, and SF Conservatory’s Christopher Basso in a musical cocktail reception for the gay former Senator’s bid for SF Mayor. $100 and up. 6pm-8pm. 843 Gilman St., Berkeley. www.rkassman.com

Sat 9

Bounce @ Lookout

Rice Rockettes @ Lookout

Rock Fag @ Hole in the Wall

Ambrosia Salad’s the guest at the wild drag night. $5-$10. 10pm-3am. 399 9th St. www.studsf.com

The Latin dance night also includes drag acts hosted by Lola and Dorys, with half a dozen gogo studs. Aug. 18: Lucia Mendez live. $10-$20. 9pm-4am. 2111 Franklin St., Oakland. www.club21oakland.com

World premiere of D’Arcy Drollinger’s comic drag parody of telenovelas and nightime soap operas, with plenty of big hair and shoulderpads, with Matthew Martin, Katya SmirnoffSkyy, Nancy French, Steven LeMay, Jef Valentine and other talents. $25-$35. Thu 8pm, Fri & Sat 7pm. Thru Sept. 9. Aug. 31 is a special post-show Cabaret with cast mebers. $10. 10pm. 298 11th St. sfoasis.com

Local and visiting Asian drag queens’ weekly show with DJ Philip Grasso. $5. 10:30pm show. 3600 16th St. www.lookoutsf.com

Vivvy’s Grand Opening @ The Stud

Sat. 09 Bring Your Own Queer @ Music Concourse

Club Rimshot @ Club BNB, Oakland Hip hop and Latin dance club. $5-$15. 9pm to 4am. 2120 Broadway. (510) 759-7340. www.club-bnb.com

Flagging in the Park @ AIDS Memorial Grove DJ Steve Sherwood plays grooves at the flagging, dancing, flow arts and picnic event. Donations go to GLAAD. 1pm-4pm. Nancy Pelosi Drive at Bowling Green. flaggercentral.com/

Golden Gate Gaymes @ Collingwood Park, Techshop SF Imperial Court’s festive events, with outdoor picnic, campy sports games and fun. Donations; 11am-3pm, 149 Diamond St. Then, the Finale Sept. 10 at Techshop Gallery, 910 Howard St. 4pm-7pm. www.facebook.com/ groups/788970194585018/

Lips and Lashes Brunch @ Lookout Weekly show with soul, funk and Motown grooves hosted by Carnie Asada, with DJs Becky Knox and Pumpkin Spice. The yummy brunch menu starts at 12pm, with the show at 1:30pm. 3600 16th St. lookoutsf.com

Cubcake @ Lone Star Saloon DJs Chaka Quan and Boy Shaped Box spin at the bears & treats night. 9pm2am. 1354 Harrison St. lonestarsf.com

Dance, drink, cruise at the Castro club, with DJs Gay Marvine, Taco Tuesday and Matthew XO. 9pm-2am. 2369 Market St. www.cafesf.com

Writers With Drinks @ Make Out Room Enjoy authors Daniel H. Wilson, Juba Kalamka, Meredith May, Natasha Dennerstein and Alvin Orloff reading at the cocktails and prose night; Charlie Jane anders hosts. $5-$20. 7:30pm. 3225 22nd St. www.makeoutroom.com

Sun 10 Beer Bust @ Lone Star Saloon Beer, bears, beats at the weekly fundraiser. $15. 4pm-8pm. 1354 Harrison St. www.lonestarsf.com

Beer Bust @ SF Eagle The popular weekly event packs in the fans, with proceeds going to local charities. $10. 3pm-6pm. 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.com

Beverage Benefit @ The Edge Fundraiser and fun, with proceeds going to local nonprofits. $10. 4pm7pm. 4149 18th St. www.edgesf.com

Big Top @ Beaux Enjoy an extra weekend night at the fun Castro nightclub, plus hot local DJs and sexy gogos. $8. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St.Beauxsf.com

Blessed @ Port Bar, Oakland Carnie Asada’s fun drag night with Carnie’s Angels and DJ Ion. 2023 Broadway. www.portbaroakland.com

Crop Top @ Oasis Daytime rooftop patio short shorts and cutoff day. $8. 2pm-7pm. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

DTF Fridays @ Port Bar, Oakland Various DJs play house music, and a few hotties gogo dance at the new gay bar’s weekly event. 9pm-2am. 2023 Broadway. (510) 823-2099. www.portbaroakland.com

Dir-T @ SF Eagle

Friday Nights at the Ho @ White Horse Bar, Oakland

Domingo De Escandal @ Club OMG

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Femme Brunch @ Balancoire Weekly live music shows with various acts, along with brunch buffet, bottomless Mimosas, champagne and more, at the stylish nightclub and restaurant, with live entertainment and DJ Shawn P. $15-$20. 11am-3pm. After that, Femme T-Dance drag shows at 7pm, 10pm and 11pm. 2565 Mission St. at 21st. 920-0577. www.balancoiresf.com

GlamaZone @ The Cafe Pollo del Mar’s weekly drag show takes on different themes with a comic edge. 8:30-11:30pm. 2369 Market St. www.cafesf.com

Hoodslam @ DNA Lounge The East Bay pro wrestling crew’s entertaining wacky bouts include babes, hunks, and freaks. $20. 3pm. 375 11th St. www.dnalounge.com

Mon 11 Asgeir @ The Fillmore The Icelandic singer-composer performs his unique music with his band. Ethan Gruska also performs. $20. 8pm. 1805 Geary Blvd. thefillmore.com/

Epic Karaoke @ White Horse, Oakland Mondays and Tuesdays popular weekly sing-along night. No cover. 8:30pm-1am. 6551 Telegraph Ave, (510) 652-3820. whitehorsebar.com

Gaymer Meetup @ Brewcade The weekly LGBT video game enthusiast night includes big-screen games and signature beers. No cover. 7pm-11pm. 2200 Market St. brewcadesf.com

Happy Hour @ The Cinch Happy hour at the historic neighborhood bar. 5pm-8pm. 1723 Polk St. www.cinchsf.com

Karaoke Night @ SF Eagle Sing along, with host Beth Bicoastal, prizes, local celeb judges, and $2 draft beer. 8pm-12am. 398 12th St. sf-eagle.com

Mahogany Mondays @ The Stud

Sun. 10 Vanessa Bousay @ Martuni’s

Jock @ The Lookout Enjoy the weekly jock-ular fun, with DJed dance music at sports team fundraisers. 12pm-1am. NY DJ Sharon White from 3pm-6pm. 3600 16th St. www.lookoutsf.com

Oakland Pride @ Downtown Oakland Large street festival celebrating East Bay LGBT Pride, with Andra Day, Alex Newell, Frenchie Davis, LaTrice Royale, a parade, booths, food and drinks, Club 21 & BnB Latin stage with dance music and gogos, Bando Machos, DJed music, children’s carnaval and more. Broadway, between 13th & 21st. St. Sunday Festival, Broadway & 20th. $5-$10. 11am-7pm. www.oaklandpride.org

Pole$exual @ The Stud

Honey Mahogany’s R&B, soul, drag show and tasty cocktail early event. 5pm-8pm. 399 9th St. studsf.com

Musical Mondays @ The Edge Sing along at the popular musical theatre night; also Wednesdays. 7pm2am. 2 for 1 cocktail, 5pm-closing. 4149 18th St. at Collingwood. edgesf.com

No No Bingo @ Virgil’s Sea Room Mica Sigourney and Tom Temprano cohost the wacky weekly game night at the cool Mission bar. 8pm. 3152 Mission St. www.virgilssf.com

Opulence @ Beaux Weekly dance night, with Jocques, DJs Tori, Twistmix and Andre. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St. www.beauxsf.com

Piano Bar 101 @ Martuni’s Sing-along night with talented locals, and charming accompanist Joe Wicht. 9pm. 4 Valencia St. at Market.

Pillows @ Powerhouse Glamamore’s drag and crafts party. 9pm-2am, $5. 9pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhousebar.com

Spanglish @ Club OMG

Bawdy creative burlesque variety show with queer performers. $5-$10. 10pm-3am. 399 9th St. studsf.com

Spanish and English drag shows and dance music with DJ Carlitos. $5-$10. 9pm-2am. 43 6th St. clubomgsf.com

Pride After-Party @ Club 21/Club BnB, Oakland

Underwear Night @ 440

Dance night at the Latin, hip hop and Electro post-Pride party, with a twerk contest. $5-$10 7pm-2am. 2111 Franklin St., Oakland. www.club21oakland.com

Queer Tango @ Finnish Hall, Berkeley Same-sex partner tango dancing, including lessons for newbies, food and drinks. $5-$10. 3:30pm-6:30pm. 1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley. www.finnishhall.org

Strip down to your skivvies at the popular men’s night. 9pm-2am. 440 Castro St. 621-8732. the440.com

Tue 12 Cocktail Time @ Ginger’s Trois Enjoy drinks at the intimate downstairs tribute to the original dive bar; Tue & Wed 5pm-12am. Thu-Sat 5pm-2am. 86 Hardie Place.

Sat. 09 Game Night, AHS @ SF Eagle Board games, card games and cheap beer. 4pm-2am, plus weekly viewings of American Horror Story: Cult (8pm11pm). 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.com

Hella Saucy @ Q Bar

Stag @ Powerhouse Cruisy night for singles, and couples looking for a third. $3 Jagermeister shots will get you in trouble; the fun kind. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhousebar.com

Una Noche @ Club BnB, Oakland

Queer dance party at the stylish intimate bar. 9pm-2am. 456 Castro St. www.QbarSF.com

High Fantasy @ Aunt Charlie’s Lounge

Underwear Night @ Club OMG

Weekly drag and variety show, with live acts and lip-synching divas, plus DJed grooves. $5. Shows at 10:30pm & 12am. 133 Turk St. at Taylor. www.auntcharlieslounge.com

Weekly underwear night includes free clothes check, and drink specials. $4. 10pm-2am. Preceded by Open Mic Comedy, 7pm, no cover. 43 6th St. www.clubomgsf.com

The weekly fun night at the Bernal Heights bar includes prizes, hosted by Kitty Tapata. 7pm-10pm. 424 Cortland St. 647-3099. www.wildsidewest.com

Movie Night @ SF Eagle Enjoy drinks and a flick, with trivia games and prizes. 8pm-2am. 398 12th St. www.sf-eagle.com

Newish Jewish Happy Hour @ Jewish Community Federation Keshet, the LGBT Jewish organization, hosts a new-to-town cocktail hour with beer, wine, snacks. 6pm. 121 Steuart St. keshetonline.org

Open mic for women and queer comics, with host Irene Tu, Tess Barry, Dom Gelin and Wonder Dave. 6pm8pm. 4 Valencia St.

Karaoke Night @ The Stud Sing Till It Hurts with hostess Sister Flora; 2 for 1 happy hour, no cover. 8pm-2am. 399 9th St. www.studsf.com

Karaoke Cocktails @ Ginger’s The new basement tribute to the old Ginger’s Trois hosts a weekly singing fun. 8pm-12am. 86 Hardie Place. www.gingers.bar

Naked Night @ Nob Hill Theatre Strip down with the strippers at the clothing-optional night. $20. 9pm. 729 Bush St. at Powell. 397-6758. www.thenobhilltheatre.com

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Cocktails for a Cause @ Virgil’s Sea Room

Wed 13 B.P.M. @ Club BnB, Oakland

Jim Hopkins plays classic pop oldies, with vintage music videos. 9pm-2am. 44 Castro St. www.the440.com

Olga T and Shugga Shay’s weekly queer women and men’s R&B hip hop and soul night, at the club’s new location. No cover. 8pm-2am. 2120 Broadway, Oakland. www.bench-and-bar.com

Sing Out @ Encore Karaoke Lounge

Castro Karaoke @ Midnight Sun

Retro Night @ 440 Castro

Home of drag shows, and hilaraoke karaoke. 9pm-1am. 1550 California St. #2. 775-0442.

Sing out with host Bebe Sweetbriar; 2 for 1 well drinks. 8pm-2am. 4067 18th St. 861-4186. midnightsunsf.com

Cocktails for a Cause @ Virgil’s Sea Room Benefit for the Tenederloin Museum and the film Compton’s Cafeteria Riot. $5-$10. 6pm-9pm. 3152 Mission St. www.virgilssf.com

Comedy Showcase @ SF Eagle Kollin Holtz hosts the open mic comedy night. 5:30pm-8pm. 398 12th St. at Harrison. www.sf-eagle.com

Sunday’s a Drag @ Starlight Room

Girl Scout @ Port Bar, Oakland

Donna Sachet often 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.starlightroomsf.com

Wed. 13

Miss Kitty’s Trivia Night @ Wild Side West

Hysteria Comedy @ Martuni’s

The Country-Western line-dancing two-stepping dance night. $5. lessons at 5:30pm, dancing til 10:30pm. Also Thursdays. 550 Barneveld Ave. www.sundancesaloon.org

The drag chanteuse performs Country Roads, a new concert of classic songs, with Steven Satyricon. 7pm. 4 Valencia St. www.vanessabousay.com

Golden Gate Gaymes @ Collingwood Park, Techshop SF

Vicky Jimenez’ drag show and contest; Latin music all night. 9pm-2am. 2120 Broadway. (510) 759-7340. www.club-bnb.com

Sundance Saloon @ Space 550

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Pan Dulce @ Beaux The hot weekly Latin dance night with sexy gogo guys, drag divas and more, returns to the Castro, with Club Papi’s Frisco Robbie and Fabian Torres. $7. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St. www.beauxsf.com

Po Hoe @ Powerhouse Nikki Jizz offers cheap drinks and cheaper men. 10pm-2am. 1347 Folsom St. www.powerhousebar.com

Varla Jean Merman @ Oasis The big and hilarious drag talent presents her new show, Bad Heroine. $25-$35. Sept. 13 & 14, 8pm. 15 & 16 7pm. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Thu 14 My So-Called Night @ Beaux Carnie Asada hosts a weekly ‘90s-themed video, dancin’, drinkin’ night. No cover. 9pm-2am. 2344 Market St. www.beauxsf.com

Nap’s Karaoke @ Virgil’s Sea Room

The weekly women’s happy hour and dance night with DJ Becky Knox. 6pm-10pm. 2023 Broadway. www.portbaroakland.com

Sing out loud at the weekly least judgmental karaoke in town, hosted by the former owner of the bar. No cover. 9pm. 3152 Mission St. 8292233. www.virgilssf.com

Juicy @ Club OMG

Thump @ White Horse, Oak.

Weekly women’s event at the intimate Mid-market nightclub, with DJ Micah Tron. 9pm-2am. 43 6th St. www.clubomgsf.com

Weekly electro music night with DJ Matthew Baker and guests. 9pm-2am. 6551 Telegraph Ave, (510) 652-3820. www.whitehorsebar.com


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e hope our loyal readers emerged from the recent record-breaking heat wave unscathed and ready to pore over our latest column! Don’t lose sight of the fact that most of our year in San Francisco, we are wrapped in temperate weather without extremes of hot or cold; September is usually the exception and we only swelter momentarily. The City opened its arms wide to welcome home photographer Daniel Nicoletta, who now lives outside of Portland, and recently released a sumptuous book titled LGBT: San Francisco: The Daniel Nicoletta Photographs. Dan was not only a close friend of Harvey Milk, but also became a beloved member of our community, passionately photographing events big and small with a particular emphasis on those individuals who are non-traditional in appearance. First, we attended his slideshow and remarks given at Koret Auditorium in the Main Library in Civic Center, packed to the rafters with well-wishers. As he shared the background of many of the photographs within the book, he welcomed confirmations and clarifications from contemporaries in the crowd. Afterwards, the convivial Juanita More! hosted a reception in the Green Room of the War Memorial Building. This is where Dan’s friends from nearly four decades had the chance to reunite, including Joey Cain, Marc Huestis, Dulce de Leche, Marga Gomez, Birdie Bob Watt, Allen Sawyer, Strange de Jim, Robert Potter, Christopher Vasquez, and Juanita’s friends from The House of More! staffing the bar and overseeing the party. Hanging in the air were the eerie presences of the late Sylvester, Divine, Wayne Friday, Gilbert Baker, Jose Sarria, Arturo Galster, and so many more. The photographer, seated behind a table, dedicated his time to autographing books for patient fans. Be sure to get your copy of this beautiful book full of historic photographs with a thorough and enlightening forward written by Chuck Mobley. The following night, we joined Stoli National LGBT Ambassador and good friend Patrik Gallineaux for Carnal Productions’ Drag Queens on Ice: Bed Time Stories at the Victoria Theater. Carnie Asada welcomed a small,

but exuberant crowd with couple of songs and interactive shenanigans as free-flowing cocktails relaxed everyone. The show featured –get ready– yes, drag queens skating on a manufactured indoor faux-ice rink, including Paju Munro, Tara Lipsyncki, and a company of other skilled skaters. Princess Chris-tea guided us through a loose story line, augmented by BeBe Sweetbriar and Mercedez Munro, all singing live and featuring frequent glamorous costume changes. The cleverly rewritten lyrics were hilarious! Regrettably, we cannot send you to a performance, since this was a limited two-night run, but keep your eyes peeled for future Carnal Productions events and prepare to be entertained. The rest of our weekend is a blur of memories, all centered around the incredibly empowering response to the announced demonstration by groups tied to intolerance, racism, and hatred anathema to San Francisco. The rally at Harvey Milk Plaza organized by Juanita More! was crowded with hundreds of people and speaker after speaker unified in their resolve to champion love and diversity over hate and discrimination. Standing on the makeshift stage atop a truck with Juanita, Honey Mahogany, Mercedez Munro is a powerful image we shall never forget. Hundreds became thousands as we wound down Market Street with participants at other nearby rallies, eventually flowing into the larger rally organized by Audrey Joseph and Brian Kent in front of City Hall, where music and speakers continued to inspire and unite. Afterwards, a drink at nearby Emperor Norton’s Booze Joint seemed the perfect end to the day.

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Zenith @ A.C.T. Costume Shop

Turandot @ War Memorial Opera House

Flower Power @ Asian Art Museum

SF Playhouse’s production of Kirsten Greenidge’s new play about the consequences of a life-shattering crime. $20-$40. Thu 7pm, Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat 3pm, Sun 2pm. Thru Sept. 10. 1117 Market St. sfplayhouse.org

San Francisco Opera’s opening season performance of Puccini’s opera about princess and a deadly game of wits with her suitors, conducted by Nicola Luisotti, with sets by David Hockney. $26-$300. Various nights thru Sept 30, Nov. 18-Dec. 9. Opening night gala Sept. 8, 5pm ($1500 and up). Elektra opens Sept. 9, thru 9/27. 301 Van Ness Ave. www.sfopera.com

Exhibits include Flower Power, floral art and live plant installations celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, and show how Buddhist art was an inspiration. Thru Oct. 1. Other Asian art exhibits as well. Reg. free-$25. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. 200 Larkin St. 581-3500. asianart.org

Fri 8 Beach Blanket Babylon @ Club Fugazi

Sun 10

Pascuala Ilabaca, LoCura @ Ashkenaz Music & Dance Center

Drag King Contest @ Oasis

Thu 7 Ain’t Too Proud: The Temptations Musical @ Berkeley Rep New musical by Dominique Morisseau based on the lives of the popular R&B vocal quintet. $28-$85. Tue, Thu-Sat 8pm. Wed & Sun 7pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Oct. 8. 2015 Addison St., Berkeley. berkeleyrep.org

Author Readings @ City Lights Sept. 7: Ellen Ullman ( Life in Code ). Sept. 12: Ryan Gattis ( Safe ). Sept. 13: Daniel Kane ( “Do You Have a Band?”: Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City). Sept. 14: Tongo Eisen-Martin ( Heaven is All Goodbyes). Each 7pm. 261 Columbus Ave. citylights.com

Bitch Slap! @ Oasis World premiere of D’Arcy Drollinger’s comic drag parody of telenovelas and night-time soap operas, with plenty of big hair and shoulderpads, with Matthew Martin, Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, Nancy French, Steven LeMay, Jef Valentine and other talents. $25-$35. Thu 8pm, Fri & Sat 7pm. Thru Sept. 9. 298 11th St. sfoasis.com

Classic & New Films @ Castro Theatre Sept. 7-10: Sing-Along The Little Mermaid, hosted by Laurie Bushman and Sara Moore. $11-$16. 7pm, also 2:30pm on Sat. Sept. 10: Bill Nye the Science Guy (1pm) advance tix at www. booksmith.com. Sept. 11: Wonder Woman (3pm, 5:45, 8:30). Sept 12: Sam Shepard double feature, Fool for Love (7pm) and Paris, Texas (9pm). Sept. 13: Films From the Field (7pm). Sept. 14: Jeanne Moreau film Jules and Jim (7pm) and Bay of Angels (5:15, 9pm). 429 Castro St. castrotheatre.com

Concert & Cocktails for Mark Leno @ Russell Cassman Pianos, Berkeley Enjoy performances by SF Symphony pianist Robin Sutherland, Grammy nominee Barbara Higbie, and SF Conservatory’s Christopher Basso in a musical cocktail reception for the gay former Senator’s bid for SF Mayor. $100 and up. 6pm-8pm. 843 Gilman St., Berkeley. www.rkassman.com

The annual festive drag king contest, hosted by Fudgie Frottage and Sister Roma, with special guest Landon Cider. $20-$35. Proceeds benefit PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support) 10pm. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com www.sfdragkingcontest.com

Grand Opening @ Oakland LGBTQ Center Celebrate the newest center for support services for east Bay communities. 6pm-9pm. 3207 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland. oaklandlgbtqcenter.org

Jason Mecier, Adam Ansell @ Spark Arts Opening reception for the dual exhibit of the partners’ art, with Mecier’s mosaic art, Ansell’s paintings, and a “cranky gay uncle” theme. 6pm-9pm. Thru Sept 30. 4229 18th St. spartarts.com

Motion After-Effect & Mesh @ CounterPulse Freya Olafson with Yagiz Mungan and Kinetech Arts perform a new multimedia performance project. Sept 7-9, 14-16, all 8pm. 80 Turk St. www.counterpulse.org

Oakland Pride Arts Fest @ Various Venues

The musical comedy revue celebrates its 43th year with an ever-changing lineup of political and pop culture icons, all in gigantic wigs; new numbers include a Summer of Love anniversary tribute. $25-$160. Wed-Fri 8pm. Sat 6pm & 9pm. Sun 2pm & 5pm. 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd. (Green St.). www.beachblanketbabylon.com

La Cage Aux Folles @ SF Playhouse New local production of Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein’s award-winning musical based on the French play about a gay couple who run a nightclub, and the farce that takes place when their son’s conservative future in-laws visit. $30-$125. TueThu 7pm. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sat 3pm, Sun 2pm. Thru Sept 16. 450 Post St. www.sfplayhouse.org/

Karl Fjelstrom @ Strut Opening reception for the gay artist’s new exhibit, Scattered, a modern take on altered/scrambled gay porn imagery. 8pm-10pm. Thru Sept. 470 Castro St. www.strutsf.org

Keith Moon: The Real Me @ Marin Theatre Company Mick Berry’s solo show as the iconic drummer for The Who. $20-$35. ThuSat 8pm. Sat & Sun 2pm. Thru Sept. 10. Lieberman Theatre, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. keithmoontherealme.com

Luna Gale @ Aurora Stage, Berkeley Rebecca Gilman’s drama about the dangers faced by foster children, and tough decisions for social workers. $33-$65. Tue, Wed, Sun 7pm. Thu-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. Thru Oct. 1. 2081 Addison St., Berkeley. www.auroratheatre.org

Celebration of LGBTQ theatre, film, music and events, Revolve social justice panels, Queer & Trans boat cruise, circus performers, a dance on Lake Merritt, literary night and open mic, Oakland Pride Center grand opening, 5K Fun Run, and more. Free-$40. Thru Sept. 10. SpectrumQueerMedia.com

Older and Out @ North Berkeley Senior Center

Todd Grey @ Museum of the African Diaspora

Oakland Pride screening of the documentary about a transgender Filipino woman’s run for Congress, and a Q&A with the filmmakers. $10. 6pm. 1021 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo. www.outrunmovie.com www.sanmateopride.org

Todd Grey: My Life in the Bush With MJ & Iggy, an exhibit of art by Michael Jackson’s personal photographer through the 1980s, and his experience living and documenting the Los Angeles music industry. Also, The Ease of Fiction and Love or Confusion: Jimi Hendrix in 1967. And, Sounds of Resistence, a Wednesday weekly music series thru Sept. 13. Free/$10. Each thru Aug. 27. 685 Mission St. moadsf.org

Weekly group discussion about problems for elders in the LGBT community. 3:15pm. 1901 Hearst Ave., Berkeley. www.pacificcenter.org

Out Run @ San Mateo Pride Center

Rocky Horror Circus Show @ Great Star Theater Live circus and burlesque music performance with Rocky Horror songs, characters and themes (not a film screening), audience participation, costumes encouraged. $20-$240 VIP section. 10pm. Fri & Sat thru Sept. 30. 636 Jackson St. www.vespertinecircus.com/

Something Rotten @ Orpheum Theatre Bay Area premiere of the wacky musical comedy about Medieval artists who anachronistically create a musical comedy. Thru Sept. 10. $45$214. 1192 Market St. (888) 746-1799. shnsf.com

The Speakeasy @ Palace Theater

Sat 9

Hella Gay 5K @ Lake Merritt

The immersive theatrical Prohibitionera nightclub experience includes drinks, food, entertainment, 1920s costumes requested of patrons (rentals available in advance; $125 and up), and hours of bootleg fun. $95. Thu-Sat thru Sept. 9. Columbus at Broadway. thespeakeasysf.com

Sat 9 Arts & Crafts Sale @ Zeitgeist Shop from local artists and craftspeople in the bar’s been garden; 25% of sales benefit the LGBT Center. 4pm-8pm. 199 Valencia St. www.facebook.com/ZeitgeistSF

Bring Your Own Queer @ Music Concourse Annual free outdoor LGBTQ live and lipsynch music and art show; host Honey Mahogany, DJs Mark O’Brien and John Major art workshops, senior seating. 12pm-6pm. 55 Hagiwara Tea Drive, Golden Gate Park. byoq.org

GAPA Men’s Chorus @ First Unitarian Church Rise Up, a concert of sons of love and resistance performed by Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Men’s Chorus. $15. 7:30pm. 685 14th St. www.gapa.org

Gay Outlaw @ Anglim Gilbert Gallery Opening reception for Ozone, the artist’s exhibit of new sculptural works. 4pm-7pm. Thru Oct. 14. 1275 Minnesota St. www.anglimgilbertgallery.com

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Degas, Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade @ Legion of Honor New exhibit of works by Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Édouard Manet, Mary Cassatt, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, paired with period hats from french designers. Thru Sept. 24. Free/$15. Tue-Sun 9:30am5:15pm. Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave. 750-3600. www.famsf.org

Wed 13

Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed @ SF Museum of Modern Art The Legend of Pink @ Gateway Theatre

Golden Gate Gaymes @ Collingwood Park, Techshop SF Imperial Court’s festive events, with outdoor picnic, campy sports games and fun. Donations; 11am-3pm, 149 Diamond St. Then, the Finale Sept. 10 at Techshop Gallery, 910 Howard St. 4pm-7pm. www.facebook.com/ groups/788970194585018/

Hella Gay 5K @ Lake Merritt Annual Oakland Pride fun run and fundraiser; costumes encouraged. $30. 8:30am-11:30am. Pergola at Lake Merritt, 599 El Embarcadero. http://bit.ly/2smkpVv

Jim Winters @ NIAD Art Center, Richmond Tears of a Clown, evocative clown paintings by the local gay artist. Also, works by Micah Wood and Rachel Cohen. Opening reception Sept 9, 1pm-4pm. Thru Sept. 29. Mon-Fri 10am-4pm. 551 23rd St. Richmond. (510) 620-0290. niadart.org

Love’s Labour’s Lost @ Forest Meadows Ampitheatre, San Rafael Marin Shakespeare Company’s new production of The Bard’s romantic word-play comedy. $10-$37. Fri-Sun 8pm. Sun 4pm. Thru Sept. 24. 890 Belle Ave., San Rafael. marinshakespeare.org

Not a Genuine Black Man @ The Marsh Brian Copeland’s acclaimed long-running solo show, about growing up in the racist suburbs, returns. $20-$100. Saturdays 5pm. Thru Sept. 30. 1062 Valencia St. themarsh.org

Queer Men Mixer @ Community Hall, Oakland Panel discussion with Rev. Daniel Borysewicz; The Honorable Darryl Moore; SFPD Lieutenant (ret.) Stephan Thorne; James Chang, VP, East Bay Stonewall Democratic Committee; and Fr. Aidan McAleenan, about gay spirituality, politics and psychology; soft drinks, pizza and fried chicken lunch and dessert potluck. For GBT men of all ages. 12:30pm-3:30pm. 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. http://bit.ly/2iMwFvu

The Summer of Love @ de Young Museum New exhibit about San Francisco’s historic 1967 groovy era. Also, a beautiful Stuart Davis retrospective, and amazing modern and historic art. Free/$15. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park. www.famsf.org

Wild SF Walking Tours @ Citywide Enjoy informed tours of various parts of San Francisco, from Chinatown to the Haight, and a ‘radical’ and political-themed LGBT-inclusive tour. Various dates and times. $15-$25. www.wildsftours.com

Sun 10 David Mertens @ Castro Country Club Exhibit of the artist’s new collection of evocative urban landscape paintings. 4058 18th St. Thru Sept 10. www.dmartstudio10.com castrocountryclub.org

New exhibit of 44 works by the misunderstood painter, known most for “The Scream.” Also, exhibits of Pop, Abstract and classic Modern art. Free-$25. 10am-8pm. 151 Third St. www.sfmoma.org

Nice Jewish Boys @ Angel Island Keshet, the LGBT Jewish organization, sponsors a day trip to the island. $15 ferry R/T. 11am, Pier 41. www.keshetonline.org

Oakland Pride @ Downtown Oakland Large street festival celebrating East Bay LGBT Pride, with Andra Day, Alex Newell, Frenchie Davis, LaTrice Royale, a parade, booths food and drinks, Club 21 & BnB Latin stage features gogos, Bando Machos, DJed music, children’s carnaval and more. Broadway, between 13th & 21st. St. Sunday Festvial, Broadway & 20th. $5-$10. 11am-7pm. oaklandpride.org/

Pascuala Ilabaca, LoCura @ Ashkenaz Music & Dance Center, Berkeley

Jewish texts for ethical and religious behavior. Also, Lamp of the Covenant: Dave Lane. Lectures and gallery talks as well (Fridays 12:30pm). Free (members)-$12. Fri-Tue 11am-5pm, Thu 11am-8pm (closed Wed). 736 Mission St. 655-7800. thecjm.org/

hampered by violent gang members, gets a world premiere with Theatre Rhinoceros. $20-$40. Thru Sept. 30. 215 Jackson St. (800) 838-3006. www.therhino.org

Perfectly Queer @ Dog Eared Books

Hormel at 20: Celebrating Our Past/ Creating Our Future, a dual exhibit of archival materials celebrating two decades of the LGBTQ collections. 100 Larkin St., 3rd floor, and at the Eureka Valley Branch, 1 Jose Sarria Court at 16th St. www.sfpl.org

Teachers on Parade, readings by authors Daniel Curzon and Margo Perin. 7pm. 489 Castro st. dogearedbooks.com

Unearthed @ California Academy of Sciences Exhibits and planetarium shows with various live, interactive and installed exhibits about animals, plants and the earth. $20-$35. Mon-Sat 9:30am5pm. Sun 11am-5pm. 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. 379-8000. www.calacademy.org

Tue 12 Ira Watkins @ Tenderloin Museum The “outsider” artist’s exhibit of endearing portraits and landscapes portraying Black Americans. Thru Oct. 11. 398 Eddy St. www.tenderloinmuseum.org

NYC & T @ Art Thou Gallery, Berkeley Group exhibit of 50 artists’ works inspired by New York City. Thru closing reception Oct. 14, 7pm. 1533 Solano Ave., Berkeley. www.theartthougallery.com

Summer of Love @ ArtHaus

The Chilean singer-songwriter performs a vibrant concert of popjazz-rock blend songs. $20. 8pm. 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. www.ashkenaz.com

Commemorative group exhibition of works in various media. Tue-Fri 11am6pm. Sat 12pm-5pm. Thru Sept. 30. 411 Brannan St. at 3rd. arthaus-sf.com

Queer Tango @ Finnish Hall, Berkeley

The witty comic performs his new solo show, Durst Case Scenario, with plenty of barbs at Hair Furor, aka Trump. $20-$100. Tuesdays, 8pm. thru Sept. 19. 1062 Valencia St.. themarsh.org

Same-sex partner tango dancing, including lessons for newbies, food and drinks. $5-$10. 3:30pm-6:30pm. 1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley. www. finnishhall.org

Mon 11 Archie Rand @ Contemp. Jewish Museum The 613, an exhibit of the artist’s paintings depicting each of the 613

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Will Durst @ The Marsh

Wed 13 The Legend of Pink @ Gateway Theatre Kheven LaGrone’s play, about an ‘80s West Oakland transgender woman whose diva life dreams are

Queerest Library Ever @ SF Public Libraries

Ten Percent @ Comcast David Perry’s online and cable interviews with notable local and visiting LGBT people, broadcast through the week. Wed 7pm, Thu-Tue 11:30am & 10:30pm. www.ComcastHometown.com

Varla Jean Merman @ Oasis The wacky big drag talent presents her new show, Bad Heroine. $25-$35. Sept. 13 & 14, 8pm. 15 & 16 7pm. 298 11th St. www.sfoasis.com

Thu 14 Queer Before the Theory @ GLBT History Museum Sept. 14: Queer Before the Theory: Gavin Arthur & the Circles of Sex, a talk with curator Joey Cain about the bisexual adventurer, utopian, philosopher and astrologer credited as the grandfather of hippie culture. $5. 7pm. Also, exhibits Faces of the Past: Queer Lives in Northern California Before 1930, featuring vintage tintypes, mugshots and historic documents of LGBT lives, curated by Paula Lichtenberg and Bill Lipsky; Picturing Kinship: Portraits of Our Community, an exhibit of Lenore Chinn’s portraits in painting and photography (thru Sept 18); Lavender-Tinted Glasses, a queer Summer of Love look curated by Joey Cain. $5. 4127 18th St. www.glbthistory.org

Transform Fest @ YBCA New works by almost a dozen dance, theatre and music artists: Fauxnique, Amy Seiwert’s Imagery, fogbeast, Embodiment Project, pop-up shows, parties, panels and more. Single tix and full fest packages $25-$60. Thru Sept 23. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission st. www.ybca.org To submit event listings, email events@ebar.com

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