ERA ENDING WITH SAN FRANCISCO’S LAST MALE STRIP CLUB CLOSING

San Francisco – The last remaining male strip club in San Francisco plans to host its last night of entertainment on Sunday, August 19th. Nob Hill Theatre is among just a handful of increasingly rare adult male entertainment venues across the country. San Francisco used to have a second, the Tea Room, which closed two years ago after 35 years of operation. Nob Hill has been in operation for 50 years, and now its owners want to settle down. Proprietors Larry Hoover, 65, and Gary Luce, 63, will retire to Palm Springs. The owner of the building does not plan to […]

Dead but not Powerless

It took nearly a decade for Josh Aterovis’s fifth novel in the Killian Kendall mystery series to be published but it was worth the wait. Three publishers in a row went out of business, leading to the delay in the next installment in the young-adult mystery/paranormal genres that feature the gay teenage private investigator Killian Kendall. Aterovis’s third book, All Lost Things, was a 2010 Lambda Award finalist for Best Mystery. MLR Press, an independent LGBT publisher, expressed interest in the acclaimed series, which is back in print with updated editions, setting the stage for the fifth book’s arrival. With […]

What About Probiotics?

Dear Dr. Eva, Do you think probiotics are helpful for getting rid of diarrhea and yeast infections? Prefer Natural Dear Natural, There are several areas of the body which normally have large amounts of bacteria lining their surfaces. These areas include the vagina and parts of the gastrointestinal tract: the mouth and the colon (large intestine). The colon normally has over 400 different species of bacteria. These bacteria naturally live in our bodies, so we benefit from them without doing anything. Babies’ bodies are colonized by these healthy bacteria soon after birth. Because they are not harmful and can be […]

The Disco Diva’s Diva An interview with the legendary Linda Clifford

As disco divas go, few are as down-to-earth, warm, and genuine as Linda Clifford. Forty years after the release of her breakout album If My Friends Could See Me Now was released, featuring the chart-topping dance club hit title track, Clifford is still hard at work, regularly touring as one of the First Ladies of Disco (along with Martha Wash, Evelyn “Champagne” King, and Norma Jean Wright) and performing at various festivals and fairs. Four of Clifford’s most cherished albums, the aforementioned If My Friends Could See Me Now, as well as 1979’s Let Me Be Your Woman and Here’s […]

The Perfect Summer Movie

Back in July 1999, Warner Brothers released what could’ve been an utterly ridiculous Jaws-inspired shark movie – Deep Blue Sea – that might’ve made a few bucks during the summer season and disappeared quickly. But … that movie has a moment that became legendary and propelled the film to cult status (it didn’t even spawn a sequel until this year and that was a straight-to-video effort). And now the same studio is going back into the deep blue sea with a new shark movie, The Meg, a long gestating project based – very loosely – on the 1997 novel Meg. […]

A Road Trip of Acceptance

A road trip across America is the perfect balm needed to mend a broken heart. Or it’s an interesting way for a lost person to discover the things they didn’t know about themselves. This idea of “road trip” takes on a slightly different meaning in the novel America for Beginners. Instead of a stereotypical group of artists or lost twentysomethings, this story features a Bengali widow and her guides as she travels across the US to uncover the truth about her son and decide on whether she wants to live or die. In her debut novel, author Leah Franqui tells […]

My Run-in With Rabies

A few days ago, I was attacked by a mouse. Thus, began one of the most memorable, and ridiculous, experiences of my adult life. It happened at about two in the morning. I woke with a start, flailing. I vaguely remember feeling something soft and fuzzy in my hand that was suddenly no longer there, followed by a soft thud against the wall and small scurrying sounds across my bedroom floor. I quickly switched on the light, terrified and confused, only to find a small trace of blood on my thumb, which throbbed with the kind of pain one usually […]

Jake’s Old Baltimore Style Seafood

Jake’s Old Baltimore Style Seafood 19178 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 302-644-7711 Jakesseafoodhouse.com There’s something about being at the beach that makes me crave seafood. Oysters, crabs, rockfish, oh my! While tanning myself on the beach, a simple search of area restaurants led to a new discovery. Half of the seafood restaurants in Rehoboth are owned by one of a couple parent companies, all having menus that are too similar to each other. All I wanted was rockfish stuffed with crab imperial. If you grew up along the Chesapeake, you would understand how simple this craving was. Instead, search after […]

Meet Eric Randolph and Alan Cortie – The New Owners of Mixers

Gay nightlife, like the gay community, has always existed in one form or another.  Over the last 50 years, gay bars have taken form to help shelter gay culture and have been one of the building blocks of the LGBTQ community.  Fostering a climate where LGBTQ individuals feel safe and protected is necessary for the well-being of the gay community.  For Eric Randolph and Alan Cortie, the new owners of Mixers Bar, this has become a mission.  “Mixers is a bar which is a comfort zone for everyone in the LGBTQ community.” Began Cortie.  “Many people may not want to travel to a bar that’s further into the city, or one […]

Adult Children Raised by Lesbian Couples as Healthy as Peers

Los Angeles – In a new study by the Williams Institute, researchers found that 25-year-olds raised by lesbian parents do as well on multiple measures of psychological health as adults from a population-based sample. The researchers compared relationships, educational/job performance, and behavioral, emotional, and mental health problems in the two samples. The report, “National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study – Mental Health of Adult Offspring,” appears in the New England Journal of Medicine and is co-authored by Nanette Gartrell, Henny Bos, and Audrey Koh. The longest-running prospective study on sexual minority parent families has utilized 25-year-old participants in the ongoing US […]