Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 50 / 14 December 2017
Arts events : Dec. 14-21

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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dies

an Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee died suddenly Tuesday, December 12 at the age of 65. While the news shocked city officials, residents, and political leaders around the region, many LGBTs and allies praised his efforts to help the community, especially people living with HIV and AIDS. (read more)

Roem wows SF LGBT crowd

Danica Roem, the transgender woman who made history last month when she defeated an anti-LGBT state lawmaker in her race for a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, received an exuberant welcome from community leaders during her first visit to San Francisco. (read more)

'Santas' bare (almost) all

With the tagline "Drop trou, raise funds, fight HIV," hundreds of people took part in this year's Santa Skivvies Run Sunday, December 10 in the Castro. (read more)

Bloody scene described in murder case

A gay San Francisco man faced a hearing this week in which authorities alleged he brutally killed another man, leaving a bloody scene and stealing thousands of dollars from the victim, who had cancer. (read more)

Horizons hands out $500K in community grants

Horizons Foundation awarded over $500,000 in community issue grants to 42 projects and organizations at a breakfast held Tuesday, December 12, at the Westin St. (read more)

Ex-hate crimes prosecutor out from DA's office

A former San Francisco hate crimes prosecutor accused of withholding evidence in several cases has left the district attorney's office. (read more)

Comment sought on demolition plan for old MCC-SF site

The Castro site of the former LGBTQ-identified Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco at 150 Eureka Street will go before the San Francisco Planning Commission next year to determine the environmental impacts of a planned housing development, which includes demolition of the building. (read more)

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Film - Two young men find romance in Italy

Romantic Italian director Luca Guadagnino's "Call Me by Your Name" provides LGBTQ filmgoers with a delicious boy-meets-boy romance exploring the nuances of same-sex affection over a glorious Northern Italian summer circa 1983. (read more)

Books - 'Call Me' goes from page to screen

With all the raves that the new movie "Call Me By Your Name" has garnished along the festival circuit as perhaps the most anticipated gay film of the year, people are rediscovering the best-selling novel by Andre Aciman published a decade ago and recently reissued by Picador. (read more)

Out There - Press release potpourri

Oh those press releases, they do pile up in Out There's old in-box! This week, we let the publicists do the talking as we re-print, (almost) verbatim and minimally edited, some of the more interesting releases we've received this week. (read more)

Out & About - Arts events

Art can touch you, in the right way! Get a feel for creative stories through theatre, dance, visual art, and the many choruses performing throughout the Bay Area. (read more)

Theatre - When the moral stakes are high

Is there such a thing as trickle-down morality? Perhaps that's how messages were thought best sent when Lillian Hellman wrote "Watch on the Rhine. (read more)

Theatre - Moody manor on the moors

From its days when actors performed in T-shirts and with scripts in hand, 42nd Street Moon has traveled a long distance, and its current production of "The Secret Garden" may be its farthest reach yet. (read more)

Music - SoundBox: It's a family affair

SoundBox, the San Francisco Symphony's experimental performance venue and live music nightclub, launched a fourth season of fashionably-later "curated" concerts last week with no one less than enduring and endearing Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, hosting and performing in an aptly named evening, "Connections. (read more)

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