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Frameline45 documentaries: cinematic stories shine, sometimes stall

By Brian Bromberger | Wednesday Jun 23, 2021
While most of the documentaries in Frameline45 are very good, none are great. In a rare occurrence, the narrative features this year are stronger entries than the documentaries. But there are some standouts.

'Poetry Rx' celebrates lyric history, with some queer poets past & present

By Mark William Norby | Wednesday Jun 23, 2021
In the newly-released collection "Poetry Rx" of 50 inspiring poems, compiled with commentary and poetical analyses by psychiatrist Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., more than a third of the poets have either openly identified as queer, or skewed LGBTQ-ward.

Juanita MORE!'s Pride party returns

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Tuesday Jun 22, 2021
One of the more exciting pieces of news regarding the state's reopening is the return of Empress Juanita MORE!'s annual Pride Party at 620 Jones on June 27, Pride Sunday.

Frameline45, part 2: folks, fun and fate

By Brian Bromberger | Tuesday Jun 22, 2021
One idiosyncrasy of Frameline45 is that the international films are superior to the US/English language movies, especially because of their daring content. Check out our second batch of notable narrative films, including a few cinematic jewels.

On the record with Lorant Duzgun

By Anthony T. Eaton | Tuesday Jun 22, 2021
Lorant Duzgun, producer, professional DJ and owner of Royal Advisor Records, about the impact of COVID, New York'c club scene, and how he came to be a DJ.

Playing for laughs and love with author-playwright Paul Rudnick

By Gregg Shapiro | Monday Jun 21, 2021
Combining wit and wisdom, writer Paul Rudnick gives us much to think about while we are laughing, including in his new romantic and comic novel, "Playing The Palace."

Gender, revealing: Torrey Peters 'Detransition, Baby'

By Jim Piechota | Sunday Jun 20, 2021
Brooklyn-based author Torrey Peters's frothy debut novel, a brilliantly entertaining study in trans feminine culture, chronicles the fiery relationship between a trans woman and her ex-partner.

Homing's In, Going Out June 18-27, 2021

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Jun 17, 2021
Heading into the home stretch of Pride Month, many nightclubs, bars and theaters are welcoming indoor patrons, with some outdoor spaces welcoming guests; bring proof of vaccination in most cases. Unfurl, unmask -or not, if you choose- and enjoy.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1981: Cinema, Skinema

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Jun 17, 2021
As Frameline celebrates its 45th anniversary, let's look back at coverage of their fifth anniversary in late June 1981, and the adult film advertised on the next page.

Pride programs: The Lavender Tube on TV news, chat shows and documentaries

By Victoria A. Brownworth | Thursday Jun 17, 2021
June is such an exciting month on TV. Everybody remembers that LGBTQ people exist. Ad campaigns include us... until June 30, at midnight, when we are shunted into the background again. Catch the LGBTQ programs while they're viewable.

Best Side Story: an interview with Rita Moreno

By Gregg Shapiro | Wednesday Jun 16, 2021
An award-winning actress, writer, activist, dancer, mother, singer, feminist, Latina, and EGOT, Rita Moreno discusses her recent memoir and the new documentary about her amazing life.

Dancing For Pride: Fresh Meat Festival's 20th, online

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Wednesday Jun 16, 2021
Fresh Meat Productions, a dance and performance troupe headed by trans dancer-choreographer Sean Dorsey, celebrates both Pride and its 20th anniversary with a two-week festival featuring more than 40 performers.

Men of Color on virtual -and live- stages

By Jim Gladstone | Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
Solo shows with men of color include Jomar Tagatac in 'Hold These Truths,' Rotimi Agbabiaka's 'Manifesto,' Brandon Kyle Goodman's 'The Latrell Show,' and Theatre Rhino's duo show, 'Pillow Talk,' all online, some in-person, too.

Frameline45 : homos, where the heart is

By Brian Bromberger | Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
Whether consciously or not, the theme of Frameline45 in its programming of narrative films is traditional values, mainly home and family.

Filmmaker Jenni Olson honored

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Tuesday Jun 15, 2021
On June 18 filmmaker and film curator Jenni Olson will be honored with the prestigious Teddy Award, the Berlinale's queer film award, during the 71st Berlinale's Summer Special Festival.

Frameline45 & SF Pride's screening of 'In the Heights' at Oracle Park

By Steven Underhill | Sunday Jun 13, 2021
Hundreds of fans attended Frameline45 and SF Pride's outdoor screening of the musical film 'In the Heights,' with several speakers and performers, on Friday, June 11 at Oracle Park.

Q-Music: LGBTQ tunes for Pride 2021

By Gregg Shapiro | Saturday Jun 12, 2021
For alternative Pride sounds, classic albums re-issued (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) tribute albums (Marc Bolan & T Rex), longtime favorites return (Ani DiFranco), and a late musician gets a posthumous pair of tribute albums (Judee Sill).

Homing's In, Going Out June 11-17, 2021

Thursday Jun 10, 2021
As LGBT arts, nightlife and community events multiply like bunnies during Pride month, let's get hopping, indoors and out.

Pride 2021 nonfiction reading list

By Gregg Shapiro | Tuesday Jun 8, 2021
Pride festivities for 2021 still seem to be up in the air or not taking place. Nevertheless, there are other ways of displaying your pride in being a member of the LGBTQ+ community, including reading a book by a queer writer or ally.

Queer Country crooners concert

By Jim Provenzano | Tuesday Jun 8, 2021
Don your cowboy hat and get ready for some at-home toe-tapping tunes when five Country bands perform as part of the National Queer Arts Festival.

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