Groups like First Peoples, particularly those who identify as Two-Spirit, have long been marginalized and underrepresented in politics and media. But organizations like Bay Area American Indian Two Two-Spirits (BAAITS) seek to fight against this disenfranchisement.
Last Saturday, BAAITS sponsored the seventh annual powwow in
“When we say black, what does that mean?”
Jarrel Phillips, artist and curator, asked himself that question in order to assemble his latest exhibit. “I Am San Francisco: Black Past and Presence,” on display in the Associated Students’ Art Gallery, explores the way black people and
Christmas arrived early on Saturday as thousands of Santa Claus look-a-likes flooded San Francisco’s Union Square for a massive day party.
The 2017 San Francisco SantaCon was in full swing by noon after BART trains delivered loads of partygoers throughout the morning. The afternoon of
Correction: A previous version of the article incorrectly stated that Eaze doesn’t plan on making its service available for recreational users at all, and that Miller directly drove for Eaze.
San Francisco has a history of celebrating the unofficial “420” holiday, but Thursday marks the first celebration since
[caption id="attachment_62086" align="aligncenter" width="1024"][media-credit name="Henry Perez" align="aligncenter" width="1024"][/media-credit] Joseph Amster looks into the mirror while dressing for work in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday Dec. 4. [/caption]
[caption id="attachment_62087" align="alignright" width="600"][media-credit name="Henry Perez" align="alignright" width="600"][/media-credit] Joseph Amster rides BART on his way to give guided tours
After months of practice, edits and rewrites, theater students will premiere student-written plays at their annual Fringe Goes Long event.
Beginning three years ago, Fringe Goes Long was created as a program for the theater arts community. Full-length plays are edited throughout the semester and performed in
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Javier Morelos Garza grabs the final seat during musical chairs at the La Raza Student Organization's festival in Malcolm X Plaza Sept 18, 2013. Photo by Kate O'Neal / Xpress[/caption]
Vibrant banners and flags of Latin American countries adorned the stage in Malcolm X
This year SF State will once again be joining one of the country's largest LGBTQ celebrations at the San Francisco Pride parade June 30 — and this time with a float.
"The Pride parade is an extraordinary opportunity for the University to show our support for and pride in
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Tourists hop onto the trolley at Powell and Market Streets on Saturday, May 18, 2013 and head over to Fisherman's Wharf, a popular destination point in San Francisco. Photo by Jessica Worthington / Xpress[/caption]
Now that the stress from finals is finally
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Julie Feinstein Adams spent two tiresome years on JDate, an online dating website
More than 1,000 activists united in two peaceful protests Wednesday to celebrate May Day in San Francisco.
A group of about 50 rallied at Civic Center Plaza marching to an unoccupied building on Turk Street and finished off at Jefferson Square Park. Another 1,000 or so
By Lulu Orozco
The opening celebration of the historic American Indian occupation exhibit “We Are Still Here” echoed through the walls of Alcatraz Island, where occupation veterans, historians and university alumni gathered to give visibility to all native people April 28.
“A lot of people just see
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Police stations in San Francisco now display a sign on the front of the building stating that they are safe havens for the LGBTQ community. According to members of the LGBTQ community, in the past, crimes against them were overlooked or
On 420, an annual, unofficial holiday celebrating the cannabis plant, many marijuana enthusiasts pay homage to their favorite herb — by smoking it.
This year it was no different. Thousands of people gathered at Hippie Hill in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on Saturday, April 20,
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Mission street offers an array of wall to wall art. The murals offer significant meaning and history to the Mission District. Tours of the mission murals are offered on the weekends by Precita Eyes Muralists. Photo by Erica Marquez / Xpress"][/caption]
St. Patrick's Day is almost here again and the events are endless. Since the early 1800s, San Francisco has bathed itself in green clothing and pints of Guinness to celebrate this Irish holiday. As with previous years, this weekend boasts celebrations all over the city for
Lhamo Wangden, an SF State senior studying hospitality and business administration, is Tibetan and proud. So, when it was announced that Bay Area Tibetan groups would be hosting political demonstrations for the 54th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising, she jumped at the chance to
See "Bicycle routes to SF State"
Julie McNamara packs her 12-hour day into her Rickshaw commuter bag before leaving home.
The 21-year-old SF State graduating senior is not only double-majoring in English and Spanish, she works part-time teaching English as a second language at Marshall Elementary School in
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Robin McGehee, a founder of GetEQUAL, shouts a chant after getting arrested for a planned civil disobedience after being refused a marriage license at City Hall in San Francisco on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. This event, where same-sex couples try to
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Nick Martino,left, and Kevin Mendizabal, right, receive instruction from College Labor customer Andrea Lamari. Lamari says she went online to Craigslist and found College Labor. “I chose College Labor because they do background checks,” said Lamari on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.
Xpress staff has swarmed the city to document how San Francisco is celebrating Super Bowl XLVII. Check back for more photos and updates as the night continues.
On 24th and Castro streets sits a bar called Valley Tavern. This is where I spent my Sunday afternoon Jan. 20.
When I arrived, there were 10 to 20 people waiting outside — squinting through the windows to catch a glimpse of the TVs. After 15
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="The main auditorium of the new multi-million dollar SFJAZZ facility in the heart of Hayes Valley features movable seating to make room for a lifted dance floor. Photo by Maggie Ortins / Xpress"][/caption]
With the grand opening of a new multi-million dollar
From their involvement in the Civil Rights Movement to their continuing struggle today to help the Filipino WWII Veterans acquire benefits, the Filipino American community of San Francisco continuously expands its rich history.
Filipino American community leaders in San Francisco in the '60s paved the way
Many people enjoy playing video games like Street Fighter, but a select few have dedicated their lives to becoming the very best and competing at the highest levels.
The people who come to watch these events view fighting games as more than just a hobby —
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="The San Francisco Firefighter's Toy Program took place Thursday, Dec. 7, 2012. Yuppie Friday, a nonprofit organization, hosts charity events every other month at local bars in San Francisco's Financial District. Photo by Alejandrina Hernandez / Xpress"][/caption]
December marks a month full
The 10th annual Parol Lantern Festival and Parade, hosted by Kularts, featured traditional Filipino lanterns from 20 local organizations and schools. The parade started at Yerba Buena Lane and ended in front of St. Patrick Church in Jessie Square. A parol is a star-shaped Filipino
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Monster, the controversial energy drink with high levels of caffeine, can be purchased by students at the One Stop Shop in the Cesar Chavez Student Center at SF State. Photo by Jessica Worthington / Xpress"][/caption]
Some say they’ll give you wings, others
Walter Biondi is 94 years old. He joined the Pacific Rod and Gun Club in 1980 after his retirement, and he teaches skeet shooting at the club for almost 20 years.
The Pacific Rod and Gun Club was established in 1934. It served as the only shooting facility in
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Pedestrians stop and take photos of the participants of the NUDE IN event near Castro Street Plaza on Sept. 24, 2011. Photo by Hang Cheng / Special to Xpress"][/caption]
Daring to be bare might result in a hefty fine following the introduction
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="256" caption="Matthew Wiegand, center, teases his friend, Michael Tempesta, left, who is dancing at QBAR. Also dancing is Beau Vigil, right, at the 38th annual Castro Street Fair, Sunday, October 7, 2012. Photo by Deborah Svoboda / Xpress"][/caption]
Beneath the iconic rainbow flag,
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Thousands of bicyclists descended into downtown San Francisco Sept. 28 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Critical Mass.
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="257" caption="More than 400,000 people attended the 29th Folsom Street Fair leather event that took place Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 across 13 blocks of downtown San Francisco. Photo by Jessica Worthington / Xpress"][/caption]
Ball gags, harnesses and cock rings, oh my! In San Francisco,
A former San Francisco supervisor hopes to put a new spin on food trucks by employing — and catering to — the homeless.
Former Supervisor Bevan Dufty was inspired by the success of Mobile Loaves and Fishes, a non-profit organization from Austin, Texas, which serves meals
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="229" caption="Amy Sueyoshi, associate dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, is the curator for a new exhibit at the GLBT History Museum. Sueyoshi believes "people don't frequently understand the power of history," and that this event will make it easier for
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Festival goers flood the streets of Japantown during the 2012 Cherry Blossom Festival. Photo By Juliana Severe."][/caption]
The 45th Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival kicked off Saturday in San Francisco's Japantown. The four-day event celebrates the arrival of spring and pays