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On The Scene with Mike Diamond @ WestGay at Westway :: April 29 2014

BARS | Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
Bianca Dl Rio, Hous of Ladosha, Puss Coutur and a host of others celebrated Frankie’s Birthday Party on April 29th at WestGay... Mike Diamond has the scoop!

Drag queen Heklina and her business partners hope to turn the long vacant club at 11th and Folsom streets into a new gay club

Zoning Issue Means Hiccup for Planned SOMA Gay Club

BARS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 13
A zoning issue has caused a hiccup in the plans by drag queen Heklina and her business partners to open a new gay club in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood.

Troubled Russian Gay Club to Reopen in New Location

BARS | By Jason St. Amand | May 29
The owners of a popular gay nightclub once located in Moscow, Russia, announced this week they will reopen the venue in a new location after closing in March due to a series of attacks on patrons and the establishment.

Sean Sullivan, left, and Richard Fuentes stand outside the future home of the Port Bar, next to the Paramount Theatre in Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood.

Planning Panels OKs Oakland LGBT Bar

BARS | By Sean Piverger | May 16
Plans for an LGBT bar in Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood took a step forward when the Oakland Planning Commission unanimously approved a permit for the establishment.

EDGE 10.0: The Decade in Gayborhoods

BARS | By Steve Weinstein | May 13
EDGE was founded in Boston back in 2004, and ever since, every time it has added another city to its family of local portals, it has made a point of charting the evolution of the gayborhood in that city.

Honored guests from last year’s Cielo Latino event

Latino Commission on AIDS Holds Cielo Latino Gala

BARS | By Winnie McCroy | May 12
On Wednesday, May 14, The Latino Commission on AIDS will hold Cielo Latino 14, the annual gala held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

Homophobia in Hipsterland: Landlord Bans Brooklyn Gay Bar

BARS | By EDGE | Apr 21
A Brooklyn bar owner’s Long Island landlord is banning him from turning his pub in the Greenpoint neighborhood of the borough into gay bar.

Vitaly Milonov

Co-Creator of Russia’s ’Homosexual Propaganda’ Law Wants to Ban Gay Bars

BARS | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 16
One of Russia’s lawmakers who helped create the infamous "homosexual propaganda" bill, which was signed into law by President Vladimir Putin last summer, is now urging for all gay clubs and LGBT social media pages to be banned.

Tinker’s Damn owner Bill Funk (right) and a friend at the bar’s closing party March 31.

Fond Farewell to Tinker’s Damn and The Metropolitan

BARS | By Heather Cassell | Apr 11
It was a bittersweet farewell to Tinker’s Damn, the South Bay’s oldest gay bar, throughout the weekend of March 28 to 30.

Gavin Thompson with gogo hunk Paul William at The Edge

Besties: Bartenders

BARS | By Jim Provenzano | Apr 6
Being a popular bartender takes a combination of skills: Efficiency, a friendly attitude and a lot of hard work. Fortunately, readers voted in a rare three-way tie in our Besties this year.

HiTops’ hunky bartenders

Besties: Bars

BARS | By Michael Flanagan | Apr 5
There is nothing quite as much fun as exploring other people’s favorite bars. So I jumped at the chance to test out the Besties, the annual reader’s poll of the Bay Area Reporter for best bars. Here’s a roundup of your best picks.