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Best of the Bay 2013 Readers Poll: City Living

October 15, 2013

NSFW shots from Folsom Street Fair 2013

September 30, 2013
On a bright and sweaty Sunday afternoon in San Francisco, photographer Amanda Rhoades caught all the seasoned practioners and curious amateurs, the live whippings...

Here, piggies: Quick ‘n dirty Folsom party guide

September 26, 2013
Folsom season has started and already many can't sit still -- mostly because of the welts on their tuckuses. But they can still dance!...

Music Listings: Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2013

September 25, 2013
WEDNESDAY 25ROCKBottom of the Hill: 1233 17th St., San Francisco. Books on Fate, Ghost Town Jenny, River Shiver, 8:30 p.m., $10.Brick & Mortar Music...

Hail, Luther

A new musical wave sweeps over the leather scene. Plus: Cub Camp, Deviants, Raime, Lexington Uniform Party, and more filthy-good nightlife

Discipline and desire

SEX + MUSIC ISSUE: Wax Idols frontperson Hether Fortune's empowered outing as a pro-domme

Weekly Picks: September 25 – October 2, 2013

September 24, 2013
WEDNESDAY 9/25 Big Book Sale Over the span of five days this last week of September, as the late summer wind whips up, kids return...

On the Cheap: September 25 – October 2, 2013

September 24, 2013
On the Cheap listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items...

Blow your mind

Soon you can get a Ph.D. in human sexuality in San Francisco

This NSFW video will make you a Deviant

September 20, 2013
Folsom Street Fair is coming -- and so are its parties. The kink-hippest one is Deviants, actually taking place inside the fair area itself...

Put ’em in the glass

BEER + WINE ISSUE: Recent developments on the local beer and wine scene

Fall fairs and festivals

August 27, 2013
Listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Sept. 14-15 Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point, SF; ghirardellisq.com/chocolate-festival. Noon-5pm, $25 for 15 chocolate tastings. Project...

Light Asylum, Miami Horror, Hercules, whips, chains, etc.: Lineup for Folsom announced

August 13, 2013
Folsom Street Fair: yes to fisting, whipping, piercing. But the September 29 event has also morphed, through the auspices of kicky executive director Demetri...

Party Radar: Quick, dirty Dore Alley Fair guide

July 25, 2013
Up Your Alley Fair, happening this Sun/28, is the scruffier, cruisier, gayer (yes, it's possible) version of Folsom Street Fair. It has a wonderful...


Our annual tribute to queers who grabbed our attention and held it

Pride on fire: This year’s must-do events

June 26, 2013
Strap on that rainbow jetpack -- there's a heckuva lot of stuff going down at Pride. Here are our pinkiest, proudest picks. ONGOINGFaetopia 2286 Market,...

Pride on fire

Strap on your flaming jetpack and Zoom through Pride week's must-attend events

Kinky boots

Leather season is hard upon us -- and a special Folsom Pride party adds to the festivities

So many summertime festivals

Small town salsa, enviro-docs, artisan Jello shots, fun punk: warm weather celebrations abound in 2013. Here's our list

All the rage

25 years ago, queer activist network ACT UP redefined AIDS, changed politics, and saved lives. Can the rebooted ACT UP/SF mobilize a new generation?

Nudity ban upheld, found to be stupid

January 29, 2013
The City Attorney's Office just announced that a federal court has upheld San Francisco's ban on public nudity. From the press release:The court found...

YEAR IN MUSIC 2012: Blowing like the wind

Nightlife in 2012: Did I leave my bra in the booth?

Supervisors approve nudity ban on close vote

November 20, 2012
Over the objections of progressive supervisors and under threats of a lawsuit from nudists and civil liberties advocates, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors...

Nudists to sue over Wiener law

November 13, 2012
Sup. Scott Wiener's ban on public nudity hasn't even come to a vote at the full board, but the nudists who oppose it are...