When exploring San Francisco yesterday with my California Architecture class, we came across the Tonga Room inside The Fairmont Hotel. The atmosphere looks amazing! And every hour, they make it rain right there inside! The manager was kind enough to turn the rain on for my class. While usually a little pricey, I hear their happy hour deals are pretty good, and they have a small buffet for only ten dollars. When I come back to sit and eat you can be sure I’ll do a review!
When you’re tired of the riff raff of Applebee’s and other assorted diners and you just want a classy place to enjoy a meal, you can’t do better than Bijou Restaurant & Bar in the East Bay. With great drinks and great bartenders, it’s a fantastic place to take someone for a date night or even hang out at the bar and watch the game.
Every time I’m there I’ve had nothing but attentive and friendly service from the staff, and Ben, the owner, is always welcoming.
Last month I had a chance to take in the queer hip hop dance party Swagger Like Us at El Rio in San Francisco. I had an amazing time and I’ve been meaning to give it a shout out for weeks now and I realized today that a month has passed and it’s time for another party today, Sunday, November 3, beginning at 3pm!
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This new movie about young lesbians in love looks amazing. I’m concerned, though, that it won’t be easy to find due to its NC-17 rating. Have a look, friends in San Francisco, and let me know how it is!
The latest California public opinion poll shows record support for marriage equality — 64% of likely voters and 61% percent of all adults. This news made us realize how wonderful it is when dreams really do come true, and when political goals that once seemed impossible are actually achieved. When the U.S. Supreme Court rulings ended Prop 8 and Section 3 of DOMA this summer, we wrote a press release for Marriage Equality USA saying that there would now be “more love and more marriage” than ever before. Yet we didn’t anticipate fully just how it would feel, landing somewhere over the rainbow — where instead of rallying for marriage equality in front of City Hall, we were getting invited to weddings inside City Hall. And for the first time we started having a whole new relationship to these weddings – in addition to getting wedding invitations, we started being invited to officiate. There truly is no better reward for a marriage equality activist!