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Winter Reading List 2017

By Gregg Shapiro | Sunday Feb 19, 2017
There are some long, dark, cold nights ahead of us, and books are a tried-and-true means of escape when the world outside is unwelcoming. The following are a few suggestions to pass the time.

Getting 'Bootycandy'

Sunday Feb 19, 2017
"Bootycandy," which critics have variously called funny, smutty, subversive, fearless, and unpredictable, is having its Bay Area debut at Brava Theatre Center.

Divas' Las Vegas :: Cher, J-Lo Shows Wow Sin City

By Jim Gladstone | Sunday Feb 19, 2017
"This is our last goodbye, it's true," she sang in "Strong Enough," the second number in her thundering glitterstorm of a new show, Classic Cher, which opened last Wednesday night to a giddy Las Vegas crowd.

LGBT SF Synagogue Welcomes Refugees

By Matthew S. Bajko | Sunday Feb 19, 2017
For many members offering welcome to refugees is inspired by their own familial histories.

LGBT Center Rolls Out #HireTrans Ad Campaign

By Charlie Wagner | Sunday Feb 19, 2017
A first-of-its-kind educational campaign to encourage employers to hire transgender and gender non-conforming workers can now be seen on Muni buses and downtown San Francisco BART stations.

Savvy British Offerings

By Sura Wood | Saturday Feb 18, 2017
In any given month, the calendar is packed with local film events, many of them very good, but the Mostly British Film Festival, established about a decade ago by former Chronicle movie editor Ruthe Stein, seems to get better every year.

Opera on the Radio

By Roberto Friedman | Saturday Feb 18, 2017
The San Francisco Opera and Bay Area classical radio station KDFC continue their monthly broadcasts of performances captured during SF Opera's Fall 2016 Season, including the premiere of "Dream of the Red Chamber."

ADAP Problems Persist Throughout CA

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Saturday Feb 18, 2017
California officials still haven't fixed problems with the state's AIDS Drug Assistance Program, months after issues with the system emerged.

Sheriff Provides Trans Housing Update

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Saturday Feb 18, 2017
San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy is asking for body scanners so that transgender inmates in jail can be searched electronically rather than relying on sheriff's deputies to examine people.

SF Honors Peron for Medical Cannabis Work

By Sari Staver | Saturday Feb 18, 2017
More than 100 friends of Dennis Peron's came to San Francisco City Hall Tuesday afternoon to thank the ailing gay activist credited with founding the medical marijuana movement.

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