Even puppies have rainbow love

Even puppies have rainbow love

If there’s one celebration San Francisco is known for, it’s gay pride weekend. Before leaving the Bay Area, attending at least one LGBT parade is a must. This summer is the perfect time to start. read more »

Bored of regular art exhibitions? Look no further than the Bancroft Library’s “A Place at the Table: A Gathering of LGBT Text, Image and Voice” exhibit, which will showcase literature, film, photography and other work of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender artists. Many of the pieces were held by writers Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. read more »


This past Wednesday, Aug. 3, a jury convicted Dwayne Robinson of second-degree murder, three counts of assault with a firearm and a weapons enhancement in the March 2009 attack that killed a UC Berkeley student. Robinson faces a minimum of 40 years in prison. [SacBee]

Further in the way of depressing news, fungi could help destroy all of Earth’s forests — again. [News Center]

But hey, at least “UC Berkeley was awarded a five-star campus climate rating for providing a safe and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, faculty and staff.” We’re so proud! [Daily Cal]

It’s hard out here for a pimp UC Berkeley researcher’s spouse. [Mercury News]

Earlier: Go Bears?

dragfabulousBright-eyed, bushy-tailed Cal Day students may be crushed to learn that the tweedy old academics that manage our university don’t often sanction events of a sexy exciting nature. But this Friday night, the Foothill Dining Commons play host to a contest to end all contests: Berkeley’s Next Top Drag Performer.

Blink, if you will, at the thought of a platoon of drag queens descending upon that drab northside haunt. Personally, we can’t think of a place that needs it more.

The event proposes to be a “gender bender dance/drag competition” that celebrates the risqué, the provocative and the titillating. read more »