Margaret Cho Is “Fresh Off The Bloat” • SF Pride Chooses 2018 Theme • Service of Remembrance for Those Who Died • “Blade Runner” & “Battle of the Sexes” • Don’t Miss Oingo Boingo’s Dance Party586

As Summer slowly begins to release her grip on California, we are, once again, reminded of how lovely it is to live in Northern California (current, horrific wildfires not included) and how many great things there are to do and see. One such event would be the wonderful Margaret Cho performing at the Crest Theatre in downtown Sacramento. We caught up with the chameleon comedian and you can read all about it on page 14.

Read more: The October 12, 2017 Issue of Outword Magazine is Out Now!


Sacramento County Anti-Stigma Project Offers Support for LGBTQ Community Members with Mental Illness Who are Afraid to Seek Help

It is estimated that one in five people live with mental illness in the world. But many do not seek out support or treatment because they worry they will lose their jobs, their friends or family, or be isolated because of the stigma associated with having a mental illness.

Sacramento County’s “Mental Illness: It’s not always what you think” project reaches out to LGBTQ family members, friends, and individuals of all ages to let them know that they are not alone. Support and resources are available in many languages online. All anyone needs to do is visit the website to learn more about mental illness, mental health stigma and organizations and resources in the community that can provide support or information.

Read more: Sacramento County Anti-Stigma Project Offers Support for LGBTQ Community Members


Jake Gyllenhaal Is ‘Stronger’ In New Movie

By Chris Narloch

While we wait for the “Blade Runner” sequel – which is reportedly fantastic – to be released on October 6, there are several noteworthy new movies that are also worth spending your valuable time and money on.

Among the latest releases in theaters are high-profile pictures starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Cruise, and Judi Dench. There is also an all-star disaster dud entitled “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” that is so bad it has to be seen to be believed.

Read more: Jake Gyllenhaal Is ‘Stronger’ In New Movie


Thank You, Edith Windsor • Trans Beauty On LOGO • The Return of “Will & Grace” • B’way Sac Has A Beautiful Season   585

Please welcome, our Annual Arts and Entertainment issue, which hits the newsstands and the internet today! And with this issue we celebrate Sacramento's very own LGBT film festival, SIGLFF, so be sure to check out page 14 for Chris Narloch's complete wrap up.

Read more: Arts and Entertainment Special Issue - Featuring SIGLFF


See A Scary Movie This Weekend

By Chris Narloch

Two hair-raising new movies are currently in theaters, and they are giving audiences the creeps in totally different ways.

“IT” is an old-fashioned roller-coaster ride of scares, while “Mother!” attempts to shock viewers in a more cerebral way.

Read more: See A Scary Movie This Weekend


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