San Francisco Gay News

Gay Travel Guru’s Tips for the Ultimate Gay Napa and Sonoma Valley Experience

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What should I do when I visit Napa and Sonoma Valley?"

A question that is often asked of Mark Vogler and Gary Saperstein, co-founders of Out in the Vineyard and Drink Careers 101 project advisory board members, when their friends visit California’s wine country. In a region that’s rich with history and world renowned wineries, Mark said his LGBT friends often didn’t know where to start when planning a trip to Napa and Sonoma Valley. With Mark having an extensive background in tourism, and Gary in the restaurant industry, the two combined their love for food, travel, and of course wine, to start Out in the Vineyard.

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NSFW: Folsom Street Fair Fashion is Kinkier Than Ever

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Folsom Street Fair is an annual BDSM and leather subculture street fair that hosts a unique display of characters and exhibitionist events — and you’ve probably never seen, or experienced, anything like it before.

If you didn’t get a chance to make it out this year, immerse yourself in these amazing photos by Akshay Sawhney, a San Francisco-based photographer, to get a little taste of how things went down.

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San Francisco Leather Week: Parties, Parties, and More Parties!

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So we already know about the epic 30th anniversary bash happening for the Folsom Street Fair this year (If you don’t, click here: http://goo.gl/dm29Py), but luckily for us, there’s a bunch of awesome parties happening as well!

On Friday, September 27th, join RECON’s Full Fetish San Francisco, where you’ll party with European-style gear, some of the hottest DJ’s and according to Folsom Street Events, hundreds of horny guys (this is a men only party!).

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Big Enhancements to Come for the 30th Anniversary of Folsom Street Fair This Year

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The Folsom Street Fair is like nothing else in the world. Located on Folsom Street in between 7th and 12th Streets, this fair brings nearly 400,000 people from all over to enjoy 13 city blocks of adult entertainment. Folsom Street Fair has over 200 exhibitor booths selling fetish gear and toys, a huge stage with live performances from popular indie bands, two huge dance areas spinning underground dance, public play stations and erotic artists areas. Folsom Street Fair will be held on Sunday, September 29th, 2013 from 11am to 6:30pm.

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Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: Glorious! Hilarious! Stupendous!

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By Brittany Doohan

"Beneath all that glitz beats a great big sequined heart."

This is one of the most exciting musicals I’ve been to! The soundtrack (dance-floor hits including "It’s Raining Men" by The Weather Girls, "We Belong" by Pat Benetar, and "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor), the costumes (glitter explosion, anyone?), the dancing, the drag queens — all FABULOUS. They even picked 10 people to dance on stage towards the end, and I was one of them!

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Homobiles: A Safe LGBTQ Car Service in Castro, San Francisco

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By Brittany Doohan

If you’ve ever been declined a ride by a cab because you were holding hands with your partner, wearing assless chaps or sporting some drag — never fear, your homo-loving chariot is here! The Castro District welcomes Homobiles, a “proposed California NPO 501c3 (non-profit organization) committed to providing secure and reliable transit to the SF Bay Area LGBTIQQ community and its allies.”

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