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San Francisco

Every gay person has to visit San Francisco at least once. A historic city for the LGBT Rights movement, SF is where Harvey Milk, "The Mayor of Castro Street," became the first openly gay publicly elected official before his assassination in 1978. Long known as Northern California's haven for writers, artists, thinkers, and LGBT people, San Francisco has emerged as the North American home base for gay leather and fetish culture, and still holds the annual Folsom Street Fair in the city's historically kinky South of Market district. For the more vanilla traveller, the city offers gorgeous parks (Dolores Park in the Mission features the most beautiful view of the city) and breathtaking ferry rides across the bay. Plan your next trip to gay San Francisco with Out.

The Stud, Oldest Gay Bar in San Francisco, Shut Its Doors

A drag queen funeral will memorialize the space but owners hope it will return some day.

S.F. Sisters Look to Crown 'Hunky Jesus' and 'Foxy Mary'

And you can help them do it.

Lesbian Icon, Phyllis Lyon, Has Died at 95

Fewer people contributed more to the fight for LGBTQ+  people and women more than Lyon and her longtime partner, Del Martin.

Harvey Milk's Photographer on Capturing Queer San Francisco

Daniel Nicoletta's new book, LGBT: San Francisco, features portraits of California's ever-changing socio-political climate. 

Co-op Bands Together to Save Beloved S.F. Gay Nightclub

The 15-member co-op has secured funds to purchase The Stud, which has been in operation for 50 years.

Author Michelle Tea Guides Us Through Queer San Francsico

From the best groceries to the gayest parties, Tea schools us in all things San Franciscan. 

Dustin Lance Black on Growing Up Gay and Mormon

 "I thought if I fell in love, I would go to hell, bring shame to my family, be bashed or be killed." 

Looking Movie to Premiere at SF Film Festival

At last, we will officially say goodbye to Looking at San Francisco’s Frameline Film Festival.

San Francisco to Get a Leather-Themed Public Park?

Eagle Plaza, an LGBTQ-themed public space, is taking shape in the South of Market neighborhood.

A Perfect Day: Yigit Pura's San Francisco

In the wake of the release of his cookbook, the pastry chef dishes on the best parks, eateries, and other sweet spots in the city he calls home.

Tender(loin) is the Night

The stars of San Francisco drag’s gritty frontier, in their own words

Jose Julio Sarria the Subject of New Documentary

From powdered wigs to political activism

PHOTOS: Vegas is OUT Event in San Francisco

OUT and Vegas teamed up to bring a bit of The Strip to San Francisco, minus the gambling, but filled with chic LGBTs and allies who came out to celebrate this kickoff to Pride.

Need to Know: San Fran Trans Film Fest

The annual event takes place Nov. 8-10

10 Things We Learned About HBO's Hot New Gay TV Show, Looking

Go behind the scenes with Instagram

8 Local-Approved San Francisco Activities

With Spring finally here, here are eight things to do out and about in San Francisco.