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Come Out with Pride to Host Pride Prom

Come Out with Pride to Host Pride Prom

Mar 16, 2022

Come Out With Pride, Inc., will host its first adult-only (21+) Pride Prom, themed "Express Yourself."

11th B.A.R. Talk Focuses on Arts

11th B.A.R. Talk Focuses on Arts

By Jim Provenzano | Mar 2, 2022

In our nearly final yearlong celebrations of the Bay Area Reporter's 50th anniversary, our eleventh monthly online panel, set for March 10, will focus on fifty years of arts coverage with former and current editors and writers.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: Shirley F-in' Manson in 2016

50 Years in 50 Weeks: Shirley F-in' Manson in 2016

By Jim Provenzano | Feb 17, 2022

While probably not the most historic article of 2016, for this writer, it was a red-letter day to interview Shirley Manson, lead singer for the band Garbage.

New York Mask Mandate to Expire, But Not in Schools

New York Mask Mandate to Expire, But Not in Schools

By Marina Villeneuve | Feb 9, 2022

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that the state will end a COVID-19 mandate requiring face coverings in most indoor public settings, but will keep masking rules in place in schools for now.

Florida's Top Doctor Refuses to Say If He's Vaccinated

Florida's Top Doctor Refuses to Say If He's Vaccinated

By Anthony Izaguirre | Feb 9, 2022

Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo on Tuesday declined to disclose whether he has received a coronavirus vaccine during a contentious confirmation hearing.

50 Years in 50 Weeks; 2013's Heroic Hunks

50 Years in 50 Weeks; 2013's Heroic Hunks

By Jim Provenzano | Jan 27, 2022

This week, we're showcasing two admirable men in very different community subcultures, because we can. Filmmaker James Broughton and leatherman Andy Cross were featured in our June 13, 2013 issue, and both share a connection to gay erotic liberation.

B.A.R. Talks 9: Drag Through Bay Area History

B.A.R. Talks 9: Drag Through Bay Area History

By Jim Provenzano | Jan 5, 2022

Our January 13 B.A.R. Talks panel focuses on drag and its local history, with guests Heklina, Fudgie Frottage, Khmera Rouge, Mercedez Munro, Persia, and Sister Tilda Nextime.

New Yorkers Can Rename Themselves Under New Law

New Yorkers Can Rename Themselves Under New Law

By Emell Adolphus | Dec 20, 2021

A new law that allows New Yorkers to freely rename themselves is said to be a huge step forward for non-binary and transgender residents. The law, which takes effect on Tuesday, is said to be a huge step forward for non-binary and transgender residents.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 2006's Sporting Life

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 2006's Sporting Life

By Jim Provenzano | Dec 9, 2021

2006 was a double-banner year for LGBT athletes. Two international sporting events were to take place that August: The seventh Gay Games in Chicago, and the upstart rival, the Montreal Outgames.

B.A.R. Talks: Eighth Panel Shares Stories of LGBT Nightlife

B.A.R. Talks: Eighth Panel Shares Stories of LGBT Nightlife

By Jim Provenzano | Dec 5, 2021

Join an online chat about the historic connection between the B.A.R. and its 50 years of writing about Bay Area LGBT bars; with Sharon McNight, DJ Page Hodel, author Mark Abramson, scholar Michael Flanagan, and assistant news editor John Ferranini.

Holigay Events: Choral, Cabaret, Comedy and More for December Fun

Holigay Events: Choral, Cabaret, Comedy and More for December Fun

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Nov 24, 2021

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and now that the Bay Area has reopened, there's plenty to do in December. Here are several ways you can celebrate and have a joyous holiday.

Chick-fil-A Opens Near SF City Line

Chick-fil-A Opens Near SF City Line

Nov 17, 2021

Long reviled by LGBTQ community members, chicken sandwich purveyor Chick-fil-A is opening its newest Bay Area location mere minutes away from San Francisco's city line.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 'Queer Crips' in 2003

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 'Queer Crips' in 2003

By Jim Provenzano | Nov 15, 2021

In the B.A.R.'s November 13 issue, John R. Killacky shares his experience in becoming disabled, and how using a wheelchair helped him gain more freedom than using a cane at age 51.

Out at Outside Lands

Out at Outside Lands

By Jim Gladstone | Oct 26, 2021

Outside Lands is back. And it's outer than ever. Here's just a partial rundown of this year's queer Outside Lands highlights across a full gamut of musical genres, from R&B to rock to electronica.

Seventh B.A.R. Talk to Focus on Local Politics

Seventh B.A.R. Talk to Focus on Local Politics

By Jim Provenzano | Oct 22, 2021

Politics through five decades of Bay Area Reporter coverage will be discussed by an esteemed panel of local officials, with Assistant News Editor and politics columnist Matthew S. Bajko, on Thursday, November 4.

Schlomer Haus Art Gallery Opens in the Castro

Schlomer Haus Art Gallery Opens in the Castro

By Jim Provenzano | Oct 20, 2021

A new art gallery kicks off its opening on October 26 with the work of six different artists. The gay couple who own Schlomer Haus Gallery, located in the Castro/Duboce district, hopes to draw art fans from all over.

Los Angeles Poised to Enact Strict Vaccination Mandate

Los Angeles Poised to Enact Strict Vaccination Mandate

Oct 6, 2021

The measure would require shots for everyone entering a bar, restaurant, nail salon, gym or even a Lakers game.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1996's Cinematic 'Dyke Twist'

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1996's Cinematic 'Dyke Twist'

By Jim Provenzano | Sep 29, 2021

The film "Bound," described in the October 3 issue of the 'Bay Area Reporter, was "Noir lite with a dyke twist." The Gina Gershon/Jennifer Tilly stylized romance got off to a passionate start only minutes into the crime flick.

Watch: Fired Gay Volleyball Coach Proves Need for Equality Act

Watch: Fired Gay Volleyball Coach Proves Need for Equality Act

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 19, 2021

Inoke Tonga was fired from Valor Christian High School after the school's campus pastor and athletic director told him said his openness about his sexuality "was a danger to be in front of the kids."

Maskless San Francisco Mayor Bucks Health Order at Nightclub

Maskless San Francisco Mayor Bucks Health Order at Nightclub

Sep 18, 2021

San Francisco's mayor was spotted dancing and singing without a mask at an indoor nightclub, despite a strict order by her public health department that requires wearing masks at indoor establishments unless someone is actively eating or drinking.

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