Meadowhawk Sanctuary

Queer-friendly Glamping in an idyllic protected wetland just outside of Seattle. BY BRENDEN SHUCART Fifteen miles as the crows flies from Seattle and across the Puget Sound travelers will find idyllic Meadowhawk Sanctuary, a nature and relaxation retreat nestled in protected seasonal wetlands. It’s the perfect getaway for Queers seeking to enjoy the beauty and…

The Rainbow Road

A social calendar for those seeking the country’s biggest and brightest queer events BY CAITLIN DONOHUE  |  PHOTOS BY LEO HERRERA There are a near infinite number of big-name queer outings around which to organize your year, but a few of them stick out as such perennial favorites that they’ve earned stations on the party circuit called…

Pride Institute

Recovery doesn’t just mean living substance-free, it means living more integrated and expressive lives. BY VICTOR MELAMED Founded in 1986, Pride Institute is the nation’s first and leading provider of residential and outpatient treatment programs devoted to treating addiction and the mental health needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. At Pride Institute,…

Preserve And Share

Participants in the 1977 San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade. Photograph by Marie Ueda. Marie Ueda photographs (#2006-12), Courtesy of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society. Five questions with Terry Beswick, Executive Director of the GLBT Historical Society. BY BRENDEN SHUCART What is the GLBT Historical Society and what is its mission? Our mission is…

A Force For Change

Aria Sa’id, co-founder and executive director of the Compton’s Transgender Cultural District: We want to support the beautification of the neighborhood while acknowledging its rich Transgender history.” BY KELLY LOVEMONSTER  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Occupying six blocks in the South East Tenderloin (which also crosses over Market Street to include two blocks of 6th…

Keeping It Fresh

An interview with Patrick Finger, Executive Director of Folsom Street Events on upcoming changes of magnitude proportions. BY MARK ARIEL Let’s get right to the nitty gritty. Is it true that Folsom will not be producing Magnitude this year? If so, why is that not happening? Correct, we will not be producing Magnitude this year.…