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Strange bedfellows: Moderate Mark Farrell endorses progressive David Campos for Assembly

Political moderate Supervisor Mark Farrell announced his endorsement of Supervisor David Campos for Assembly today. It's a real shocker, here's why. A bastion of Marina district...

Endorsements 2014

Vote to give Muni more money, raise the minimum wage, discourage real estate speculation, and send Campos to Sacramento

Drag queens win, Facebook says “real name” changes coming

Put on your six-inch pumps and throw some glitter, the drag queens have won. After the newest round of negotiations with Facebook today, the social-media...

Rep Clock: Oct 1-6, 2014

September 30, 2014
Schedules are for Wed/1-Tue/7 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features marked with a •. All times pm unless...

Facebook talks delayed, drag queens plan to sass social media into the 21st century

A cadre of drag queens, LGBT rights supporters and politicos trekked in their glamorous best to Facebook HQ today, to negotiate the reinstatement of...

UPDATED Drag queens plan to protest Facebook over name-change policy

September 14, 2014
UPDATE: Sister Roma just posted this to her Facebook page:  "BREAKING: FACEBOOK AGREES TO FACE-TO-FACE MEETING. DEMONSTRATION CANCELED (for now)Just got off the phone with...

Tom’s legacy

As Ammiano returns from Sacramento, can he help revive San Francisco's progressive spirit?

Fall fairs and festivals

FALL ARTS 2014 A cornucopia of outdoor and indoor fun, family-friendly events, and adult playgrounds

Fall fairs and fests

August 26, 2014
Listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Aug. 30 Pilgrim Soul Forge Harvest Fair Pilgrim Soul Forge, 101 West Tower, Alameda; www.grantsforge.com. Noon-6pm, free. Possibly the...

Did Big Soda swing a key endorsement by a progressive democratic club?

Did the soda industry buy a prominent progressive political endorsement? Sunday's San Francisco Chronicle raised the question in a story by Heather Knight, who...

Trans former prisoner honored as civil rights hero

CeCe McDonald honored by the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club

San Francisco’s shame and triumph: remembering the I-Hotel

San Franciscans today may be tempted to feel we're unique in our struggles with evictions and displacement, but one need not look far back...

Alerts: August 6 – 12, 2014

August 5, 2014
THURSDAY 7 The Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club's 2014 Dinner and Gayla City College of San Francisco's Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia, SF. milkdinner.eventbrite.com. 6-9pm, $40...

Guardian Intelligence: July 30 – August 5, 2014

July 29, 2014
APP MAKERS = STARVING ARTISTSYes, techies are driving rents up. Yes, techies are driving the cost of living up, too. But the next time...

Angry building owners threaten lawsuit over anti-speculation tax

Opponents of the anti-speculator tax that will appear on the November ballot blasted the proposal in a City Hall hearing yesterday — pledging...

Taxing speculators

Rival housing measures debated in City Hall, previewing high-stakes battles at the ballot

Guardian Intelligence: July 2 – 8, 2014

July 2, 2014
GUARDIAN ON THE MOVEThere were a couple of big changes for the Bay Guardian this week. We and our sister newspapers within San Francisco...

Wax on: a journey into the new Madame Tussauds San Francisco

June 30, 2014
You probably won’t win any staring contests inside the new Madame Tussauds that opened June 26 at Fisherman’s Wharf. (Besides, I wouldn’t recommend holding...

Stamps of approval

QUEER ISSUE 2014: Which queer icon should next appear on a stamp?

The Guardian Hot Pink List 2014

June 24, 2014
For the past few years, as part of our annual Queer Issue, we've rounded up a few of the people who have...

Pride and prejudice

How the attack on teacher tenure echoes through the movement for LGBT rights

Trying to have hope

OPINION I get it, as Harvey Milk famously said: "You gotta give them hope." But how do you do that when the LGBT community...

The legacy of Harvey Milk, and remembering the “Twinkie Defense”

Today is Harvey Milk's birthday, but are we celebrating the life of a champion for social justice, or only remembering his assassination? As San Franciscans...

This Week’s Picks: May 28 – June 3, 2014

May 20, 2014
WEDNESDAY 21 Brody Dalle There is a serious deficit of female fierceness in punk rock at the moment. The music industry as a whole is...