Shooting Stars

The Gay Vanity Wedding Fair, held February 9 at the stylish Bently Reserve, drew LGBT couples from around the Bay Area, who sampled treats from caterers, cake-makers and beverage providers.

Dinah? Sure!

The Dinah, the annual huge party in Palm Springs, is set to give women what they have come to expect, with amazing shows by emerging artists, the best female comedians, celesbians, and its signature pool parties and white party.

BARchive: Come As You Are

Maud’s opened in the “twilight of the closeted days” before women were allowed to tend bar, unless they were the owners. Maud’s opened in 1966 and was home to many queer women. Maudie’s, the bar regulars called themselves, thrived and so did the bar, until 1989.


The more seriously this city tries to take itself, the more jokes there are to tell. And October’s shaping up to be the funniest month of the year, with shows featuring Marga Gomez, Ronn, Vigh, Lisa Geduldig and Nick Leonard, plus Peaches Christ’s ‘All About Evil.’

Leather & Kink Events: September

Here are selected September leather and kink events, and nightclub events related to Folsom Street Fair. Enjoy!

Feel the Vibrations

For the sexually creative set, “most sex toys to some degree can be thought of as co-gender,” said Good Vibrations’ resident sexpert Dr. Carol Queen recently about sex toys. And it turns out any couple of any gender or orientation can really use a few.

Go Girls

The girls are sizzling hot this summer, partying the balmy nights away from Santa Cruz and over the hill to San Jose and up the East Bay vein to Sacramento.

August Women’s Events

August is packed with fun women’s nightlife events around the Bay Area. Here’s a roundup of the best, from relaxing dinners to raucous dance events.

Dogs Days

People with dogs often like to take them indoors with them, which can be a little tricky. However, in many bars and restaurants around San Francisco, dogs are accepted.

Feast of Eden

“A Utopia for women”
by Heather Cassell
San Francisco is usually known as the gay mecca, but this Pride weekend the City by the Bay will be known as Eden. Christine De La Rosa, the latest mistress of the Bay Area’s lesbian nightlife is putting her stilettoed mark on Pride with the first ever Pride women’s weekend, [...]

In Country: Chely Wright

by Jim Provenzano
Growing up in a small Ohio town, the local country music station’s antenna interfered with reception for the Cleveland rock station, WMMS. The farm boys and “proud rednecks” I grew up with for the most part maintained a polite dis- tance from the artsy types like myself, except when I actually worked [...]

Thee Parkside

Mixed, lesbian, queer etc. bar and nightclub with almost-nightly indie, punk and queer bands performing. 252-1330.

Lexington Club

Popular lesbian bar, with hot DJs and fun events; never a cover.
Every Friday night’s Bad Girls Cocktail Hour, with $1 Margaritas between 9pm and 10pm. All drinks being served up to you by our fabulous bartending duo of Tanya and Amy.
EVERY MONDAY, FREE POOL AND DOLLAR PBR. Also, $4 shots of Jim Beam and free [...]

Stray Bar/CLOSED

The straight/gay bar has closed. The owners of Churchill and Bloodhound are underway with renovations (source: SF Eater.)


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