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Some upcoming Pride-related health events

You know how we’ve been telling you that summer would consist of beautiful days? June 26 was one of those days. The Defense of Marriage Act (popularly referred to as DOMA) was a federal law that barred the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by the states. But that
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Pride and Privilege: For all the invisible queers

At my high school, there was one fully out gay kid. He called himself “the flagship gay,” and his name was Ray. Naturally, he became Gay Ray. It seemed like his coming out put a wedge in something so that others could come out. We lived in a very conservative
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Gay penguin play delights in San Francisco

Marc Acito's play follows a gay penguin family at Central Park Zoo

When’s the last time you saw an award-winning play about gay chinstrap penguins? Luckily for you, “Birds of a Feather” is playing in San Francisco and can help you cross that one off your list — and it’s delightful. Written by Marc Acito, the play examines issues surrounding same-sex marriage,
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Lead from ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ reflects on how the show resonates with genderqueer community

Actor discusses the different reactions to the show in small and large cities

Coming to the Orpheum Theater in August, the Broadway spectacle “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” follows three drag performers driving a bus through the Australian Outback to a gig in Alice Springs. Wade McCollum plays Tick — known onstage as Mitzi — the lead character who has secretly arranged the
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Queer Women of Color Film Festival spotlights social justice issues

In its ninth year, the festival includes a line-up of 57 short films examining queer life

The ninth annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival took place from June 14 to 16 at the Brava Theatre in San Francisco’s Mission District. Presented by the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project, the festival seeks to promote the creation, exhibition and distribution of films that increase the
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SF Balloon Magic, a party supply company located in Glen Park, starts the parade off with a bevy of rainbow-colored balloons. Ashley Chen/Staff

Photo Gallery: San Francisco Pride Parade

Sunday marked the 42nd annual San Francisco Pride Parade, a celebration of the LGBT community. This year’s theme was global equality. Click through the gallery to check out our collection of photographs from the event.