Friday, March 26, 2021
EL TECOLOTE (SAN FRANCISCO) -- As more queer venues parish, SF State alum D’Arcy Drollinger, owner of drag-show nightclub and cabaret Oasis, is among those who have become defacto stewards of both the myth of nightlife past and authors of its future. Without them, the tapestry of queer SF culture stands to lose more than it has in recent decades. From 1960 to 1980, scores of queer venues once stretched all the way from Ocean Beach to the piers. Today, they are largely relegated to the Castro and SOMA Districts — an erosion of culture and presence within a city known around the world as a gay mecca.