A small crowd of around a dozen people gathered at the GLBT History Museum in San Francisco's primarily gay Castro district last month for Hollywood's Bisexual Closet: Marilyn Monroe and More, a talk given by out gay Hollywood historian and author Boze Hadleigh. Hadleigh's books include Conversations With My Elders and Hollywood Lesbians. Many Hollywood stars of the Golden Age were found to be gay after their time in the spotlight had faded.
Compton’s Cafeteria was a greasy spoon, hole-in-the-wall diner in San Francisco. Decades ago, when transgender women were still called “transsexuals,” “cross-dressers,” or “Queens,” Compton’s was their hangout. Compton’s stood in the heart of the Tenderloin, San Francisco’s skid row district. A neighborhood filled with cheap hotels and cheap bars, it was the one part of town where the city’s trans community of a half century ago could live openly as themselves.
Val Bias, left, CEO of the National Hemophilia Foundation, joined Kimberly Haugstad, of Hemophilia Federation of America, and John Cunningham, executive director of the National AIDS Memorial Grove, prior to the start of the dedication for the new Hemophilia Memorial Circle at the AIDS grove in San Francisco. Photo: Marvin MorrisFor Val D. Bias, a longtime survivor of hemophilia and HIV, the remembrance was long overdue.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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