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Sunday, April 1, 2018

(TIME WARP): A Brief History of the Sisterhood Celebrating 39 Years!

San Francisco, 1981
1979: On Easter weekend three men in nun habits walk through San Francisco’s Castro District to protest problems in the gay community. Other manifestations take place later that year at a softball game, a nude beach and the annual Castro Street Fair. During the Labor Day weekend, the men attend the first International Spiritual Conference for Radical Faeries in Arizona.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

(OVTV) TIME warp: The Gay 80's

Please watch some of the video below, which is part of the video projection that played during SPKR: Evolution of the Queer Dancefloor in 2010 at -- a benefit for the GLBT Historical Society and  features the music of five legendary gay clubs in San Francisco: the Trocadero Transfer, Townsend, the I-Beam, the EndUp, and the Box.Party in San Francisco and which featured a Los Angeles local news item on the booming gay culture in San Francisco circa 1981, just before the AIDS crisis came and shut it down for a while. Oh, the good ol days...

Friday, December 1, 2017

(TIME-WARP) The Castro vs. AIDS: The '80s in Pictures!

San Francisco's gay-centric Castro was equal amounts thrilling and frightening in the 1980s. While the neighborhood attracted LGBT people from around the world, AIDS was decimating the population. Even as the residents fought back, protesting for research and education, life went on, and the Castro's 24-hour party never abated. In the following pictures by Thomas Alleman, part of the "Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws: Gay San Francisco, 1985-1988" exhibit at the San Francisco Public Library that opens on World AIDS Day, you can see the men and women who lived, loved, and fought for their lives during that heady time.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

(Time Warp) 39 years ago when MILK was Silenced!

The Moscone–Milk assassinations were the killings of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, who were shot and killed in San Francisco City Hall by former Supervisor Dan White on November 27, 1978. White was angry that Moscone had refused to re-appoint him to his seat on the Board of Supervisors, from which White had just resigned, and that Milk had lobbied heavily against his re-appointment. These events helped bring national notice to then-Board President Dianne Feinstein, who became mayor of San Francisco and eventually U.S. Senator for California.

White was subsequently convicted of voluntary manslaughter, rather than of first degree murder. The verdict sparked the "White Night riots" in San Francisco, and led to the state of California abolishing the diminished capacity criminal defense. It also led to the urban legend of the "Twinkie defense", as many media reports had incorrectly described the defense as having attributed White's diminished capacity to the effects of sugar-laden junk food. White committed suicide in 1985, a little more than a year after his release from prison.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

(TIME Warp) The AB101 Veto Riots; 26 years later!

In 2011, the GLBT History Museum in San Francisco held a program called “All the Rage: Stories From the AB101 Veto Riot,” featuring a documentary short about the queer riots in San Francisco in 1991 and a panel with organizers of the event twenty years ago and eyewitness accounts.  Called the AB 101 Veto Riot, it “ended with the police in retreat and a state office building in flames.”

I had never heard of the AB 101 Veto Riot before I got this press release, or the other two that accompany it in a trio, the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot of 1966 and the White Night Riot of 1979. It occurs to me that maybe no one has told you, either. Most of us got through school without even hearing about Stonewall, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to hear about. In honor of the people who put their safety on the line so that our rights had to be recognized, let’s take a moment to remedy that.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

(TIME warp): Harvey Milk A True Gay Hero, BORN 86 yrs ago This Week!

Throughout modern history there have been few individuals who could honestly say that they brought about positive change in the world. This number is even fewer in gay history. Harvey Milk is one of these few. Born on May 22 1930, Harvey was the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in the US and possibly one of the greatest catalysts the gay rights movement has ever known.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

(Time WARP) the GATE turns 79 and Remembering Robin Gibb!

Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. As part of both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1, the structure links the city of San Francisco, on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, to Marin County. It is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the United States. It has been declared one of the modern Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The Frommers travel guide considers the Golden Gate Bridge "possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world. The project was finished by April 1937, $1.3 million under budget.

The bridge was visualized in such film classics as Vertigo, Star Trek IV and  View to a Kill.

The bridge-opening celebration began on May 27, 1937 and lasted for one week. The day before vehicle traffic was allowed, 200,000 people crossed by foot and roller skate. On opening day, Mayor Angelo Rossi and other officials rode the ferry to Marin, then crossed the bridge in a motorcade past three ceremonial "barriers", the last a blockade of beauty queens who required Joseph Strauss to present the bridge to the Highway District before allowing him to pass. An official song, "There's a Silver Moon on the Golden Gate", was chosen to commemorate the event. Strauss wrote a poem that is now on the Golden Gate Bridge entitled "The Mighty Task is Done." The next day, President Roosevelt pushed a button in Washington, D.C. signaling the official start of vehicle traffic over the Bridge at noon. When the celebration got out of hand, the SFPD had a small riot in the uptown Polk Gulch area. Weeks of civil and cultural activities called "the Fiesta" followed. A statue of Strauss was moved in 1955 to a site near the bridge.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

(It's EVERYTHING w/ Bebe Sweetbriar) Glam Pop/R&B singer-songwriter Stewart Taylor new anti-bullying song "Liberation"!

Glam Pop/R&B singer-songwriter and dancer Stewart Taylor recently dropped his self-titled debut EP, Stewart Taylor. Inspired by the looks and sounds of the 1980's, Stewart's music and fashion channels the likes of Michael Jackson, Prince, and Madonna. The EP's lead single, "Liberation," is an anti-bullying anthem about coming out and finding empowerment in self-acceptance.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

(Bebe Sweetbriar) RAIN DOVE & CORY WADE: Breaking the Gender Binary in Fashion!

Rain Dove in Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 

By BeBe Sweetbriar

The first ever Queer Fashion Week continues the presentation of the notion of a genderless fashion world when it takes center stage in Oakland, California April 16-19 . fiveTEN Oakland Events, producer of the event, states its mission of Queer Fashion Week is to showcase fashion creations for all types of bodies and genders. Rain Dove and Cory Wade are two Celebrity Models on board for Queer Fashion Week who continually go against the gender binary as fashion models and people. I had an opportunity to visit with both of these pioneers to talk about their experiences as gender fluid and androgynous models and breaking the gender binary in the fashion world.

No secret, the fashion industry has for a long time propelled the notion that women are meant to be soft, beautiful and sensual and men are built to be strong, distinguished and veral by clothing them on the runway and print advertisements in attire that helps carry that message home to the public. Men and women who don’t fit the gender binary descriptives have often found it hard to find a place in the fashion industry as a commercial model, and thus, in a domino effect, many men and women in the public have found it hard to find themselves in commercial advertisement marketed to them. But, I think it safe to say “thangs be a changing”.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

(Its Everything With Bebe Sweetbriar) Shocktober FEST!

This Week Bebe chats with the creators of Shocktober Fest and a special appearance by Cookie Dough from 'Monster' plus all the weeks HOT TOPICS!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

(It's EVERYTHING w/ Bebe Sweetbriar) All about the Showboys!

Bebe interviews Sadaisha Shimmers, the Creator of Showboys. A Male Burlesque show at San Francisco's Nob Hill Theater, plus all the Weeks HOT Topics!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

(It's Everything with BEBE Sweetbriar) #MYNameIs vs. FACEBOOK!

On the NEXT It's Everything with BEBE Sweetbriar; update on the #MYNameIs vs. FACEBOOK Update, Barbra Streisand's "Partners" CD Giveaway and The Making of Look Behind the Scenes + MORE

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

(It's EVERYTHING with BeBe Sweetbriar) Axiom Founder, Mike Waxman!

On the next It's Everything with BEBE Sweetbriar with The Left Interview with Mike Waxman, CEO & Founder of Axiom For Men + Sinead O'Connor 'I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss' CD Giveaway. Don't miss it. Watch LIVE at www.bebesweetbriar.com/everything.html

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

(It's Everything with BEBE Sweetbriar): Trans Model LUNA and Adore Delano!

On the next It's Everything with BEBE Sweetbriar: Trans Model LUNA, the new face of AXIOM for MEN Campaign; Aaron Dence & Jason Menayan, authors of children's book and puppet "The Kissing Bandit, and prerecorded 2 The Left Interview with RuPaul's Drag Race Alum Adore Delano. PLUS watch LIVE broadcast on 8/12 for a chance to win a "DATE WITH BEBE" to see Adore Delano-Live In Concert in SF on Tues 8/19.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

(It's Everything with BEBE Sweetbriar) Guest: Dance Diva Kristine W!

On the next It's Everything with BEBE Sweetbriar chats with Dance Diva Kristine W, 16 - #1 BILLBOARD Dance Chart hits, Sister Roma & Fudgie Frottage about the SF Drag King Contest, 19th Annual, and the organizers of RESILIENT, the social group for HIV+ guys and allies, + MORE!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

(It's EVERYTHING with BeBe Sweetbriar) Cooking with the BEARS!

On the next It's Everything at 7PM with BEBE Sweetbriar the Gay EMMY Nominations, the latest Gay films and TV offerings, and that Mariah Carey WONDERLAND Magazine photo scandal.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

(It's Everything with BEBE Sweetbriar) Pride Wrap Up with Celso Dulay and Diego Sans!!

On the next It's Everything with BEBE Sweetbriar we have our SF Pride Weekend wrap up with in-studio Guests HHWCS' Cameron Stiehl & Glitter Bomb TV's Celso Dulay + A look at guest Randy Blue Exclusive Diego Sans latest lip sync video.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

(It's Everything with BEBE Sweetbriar) with Xelle and Chavis Aaron!

On the next It's Everything with BEBE Sweetbriar we continue our Pride Month coverage with SF Pride Week Events Breakdown and LIVE Guest Interviews with Recording Artists/SF Pride Main Stage performers XELLE and Model/Actor & CEO of iCU Networking Chavis Aaron.
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