drag queen

7:59am

Fri August 23, 2013
Arts & Culture

The Grandmother of drag, a lighthouse for the gay community

Glamamore
Juanita More

With the popularity of drag on the rise, audiences around the country looking for entertainment can turn to Broadway's production of "Priscilla: Queen of the Desert" and televisions shows like "RuPaul's Drag Race." But here in San Francisco, drag shows happen most nights of the week. If you head out often enough, chances are you will encounter San Francisco drag icon Glamamore.

Recently, KALW's Daniel Moore found Glamamore before a performance, and she told him just who Glamamore is. 

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5:18pm

Wed June 26, 2013
Arts & Culture

Marlena's Curtain Call: a documentary remembering a Hayes Valley gay bar and community hub

Marlena’s was a Hayes Valley gathering place that helped knit the city together through good cheer and glitzy drag numbers. But the neighborhood has changed and the iconic bar closed earlier this spring.

It was a popular gay bar, featuring lip-synched drag shows, community fundraisers, and lots and lots of regulars. The spot was around for a couple of decades, right in the heart of the up-and-coming Hayes Valley, which, these days, has up-and-come with trendy restaurants and boutique shops. But, no longer, Marlena’s.

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