Our Romance Issue is Here, Now.

Feb 11, 2021

Hello, Lovers…

Light some candles. Draw a bath. It’s time to get warm and fuzzy with our annual Romance Issue!

Not only are we celebrating romance, but we also honor Black History Month throughout this issue beginning on page 2 with a review of Cicely Tyson’s autobiography, a summary of the series “Sounds of Black History” the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be doing virtually (page 4 and 5) and a preview of a Netflix documentary produced and hosted by Will Smith titled “Amend: The Fight for America.”

On the Romance front, let’s acknowledge it’s the time of year that you either love or love to hate. Either way, we hope you stay safe with the Play, But Play Safe condom and hand sanitizing dispensers that are now installed at Badlands and Faces. Read more about them in the “Love Yourself, Love Your Partner” story on page 8.

And just in time for the perfect date night this weekend, Brass Ring Amusements has just added a carousel ride to the 65’ Ferris Wheel on the Old Sacramento Waterfront. Sounds romantic to us! Head to page 10 for out more information.

If you’re looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your significant other, your crush, or even for yourself, Mikey Rox has a few creative and fun ideas in his “Big Gay Valentine’s Gift Guide 2021” on pages 16 and 17.

Keeping the romance and Valentine’s theme in mind, Chris Narloch has picked some new LGBTQ+ movies for you on page 18 and has shown them lots of love in his reviews.

If your partner keeps you guessing, you might want to skip to page 22 to check out “The 6 Huge Signs Your Partner is in Love with You”. If it’s love, congratulations, but also don’t forget to check in on a single friend this month! We are really trying to encourage our readers (both couples and other singles) to adopt a single friend this time of year. It can really be as simple as sending a text or picking up the phone to show you care.

With that, we send lots of virtual hugs, kisses, and big “care” emojis to all. By the way, why don’t you join us for our Zoom Happy Hour this Friday, February 12th, at 5:30pm, so we can see your face and have a laugh? Not to mention, we’ll be giving away Girl Scout Cookies to several lucky participants! Head over to our Facebook page for details and the Zoom link!