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Florida Surpasses 50K COVID Deaths After Battling Delta Wave

Florida Surpasses 50K COVID Deaths After Battling Delta Wave

By Terry Spencer, Adriana Gomez Licon | Sep 17, 2021

Florida surpassed 50,000 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began, health officials reported Thursday, with more than one fourth of those succumbing this summer as the state battled a fierce surge in infections fueled by the delta variant.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1994, Pedro Got Real

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1994, Pedro Got Real

By Jim Provenzano | Sep 16, 2021

1994 was a big year for LGBT arts. But perhaps the brightest — yet sadly briefest — star to shine was Pedro Zamora in Season 3 of MTV's "The Real World," set in San Francisco.

Diner Shot During Robbery at High-End NYC Restaurant

Diner Shot During Robbery at High-End NYC Restaurant

Sep 16, 2021

A diner at a high-end Manhattan restaurant was shot in the leg during a stickup in the eatery's outdoor seating area, police said.

Alaska's Largest Hospital Implements Crisis Care Standards

Alaska's Largest Hospital Implements Crisis Care Standards

By Mark Thiessen | Sep 15, 2021

Overwhelmed by a surge in COVID-19 patients, Alaska's largest hospital on Tuesday implemented crisis standards of care, prioritizing resources and treatments to those patients who have the potential to benefit the most.

Circus Bella: Big Top Fun in Bay Area Parks

Circus Bella: Big Top Fun in Bay Area Parks

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sep 14, 2021

Circus Bella is now in the Bay Area offering the excitement of a circus in their new live shows taking place at various Bay Area parks. Two members of the company are out and proud members of the LGBTQ community.

Missouri Teacher Resigns After School Says Remove Pride Flag, Don't Discuss Sexuality

Missouri Teacher Resigns After School Says Remove Pride Flag, Don't Discuss Sexuality

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 8, 2021

A Neosho teacher resigned last week after parents complained about a pride flag in his classroom and the district told him to take it down.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: The Sisters' Hood in 1993

50 Years in 50 Weeks: The Sisters' Hood in 1993

By Jim Provenzano | Sep 8, 2021

Perhaps the most visually striking lead Arts feature of 1993 showcased the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Tim Farrell interviewed members of the drag nun collective who were banned from the March on Washington stage.

Idaho Hospitals Begin Rationing Health Care Amid COVID Surge

Idaho Hospitals Begin Rationing Health Care Amid COVID Surge

By Rebecca Boone | Sep 8, 2021

Idaho public health leaders announced Tuesday that they activated "crisis standards of care" allowing health care rationing for the state's northern hospitals because there are more coronavirus patients than the institutions can handle.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1992's Glam on a Rampage with Justin Bond

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1992's Glam on a Rampage with Justin Bond

By Jim Provenzano | Sep 2, 2021

In one short column, Justin (pre-Vivian) Bond's May 21 Glam on a Rampage write-up encapsulates a wacky weekend at The Woods with the late drag persona Miss Kitty.

Two Homelands Converge for LGBTQ Cuban Americans in Miami's Little Havana

Two Homelands Converge for LGBTQ Cuban Americans in Miami's Little Havana

By Ivan Quintanilla | Sep 1, 2021

A gay Cuban American journalist returns to his childhood home of Miami to explore Little Havana's legacy and the impact of queer Cuban culture.

GLBT History Museum to Screen Rare Gay Games Videos

GLBT History Museum to Screen Rare Gay Games Videos

By Jim Provenzano | Aug 29, 2021

As part of its ongoing Mighty Reel series, the GLBT Historical Museum will screen excerpts from videotapes of the first two Gay Games, held in San Francisco in 1982 and 1986.

Packed with Virus Patients, Louisiana Hospitals Await Ida

Packed with Virus Patients, Louisiana Hospitals Await Ida

By Rebecca Santana | Aug 29, 2021

Louisiana hospitals already packed with patients from the latest coronavirus surge are now bracing for a powerful Category 4 hurricane, which is expected to crash ashore Sunday.

Louisiana Braces for 'Life-Altering' Hurricane Ida

Louisiana Braces for 'Life-Altering' Hurricane Ida

By Rebecca Santana, Kevin McGill | Aug 28, 2021

Residents across Louisiana's coast Saturday were taking one last day to prepare for what is being described as a "life-altering" Hurricane Ida which is expected to bring winds as high as 140 mph when it slams ashore.

A Struggle to Prevent Suicide at Soaring NYC Sculpture

A Struggle to Prevent Suicide at Soaring NYC Sculpture

By Deepti Hajela | Aug 27, 2021

When it opened, the Vessel looked like another surefire Manhattan tourist draw.But after a 14-year-old became the fourth person to fatally leap from the sculpture, it now stands closed and empty.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: Rex's Rare 1991 Interview

50 Years in 50 Weeks: Rex's Rare 1991 Interview

By Jim Provenzano | Aug 26, 2021

Let's zoom in, dot by dot, to a rare January 3 interview with Rex, whose erotic images might have answered the question, "What if Georges Seurat was a late-20th-century South of Market leather man?"

California Looking to Pay Drug Addicts to Stay Sober

California Looking to Pay Drug Addicts to Stay Sober

By Adam Beam | Aug 26, 2021

Frustrated by out-of-control increases in drug overdose deaths, California's leaders are trying something radical: They want the state to be the first to pay people to stay sober.

Hot Spots Where Covid Vaccination Lags Push Experimental Antibody Treatment

Hot Spots Where Covid Vaccination Lags Push Experimental Antibody Treatment

By JoNel Aleccia | Aug 25, 2021

"It's a backwards strategy," says Dr. Christian Ramers. "It's so much better to prevent a disease than to use an expensive, cumbersome and difficult-to-use therapy."

Gay Manager Buys Castro's Dog Eared Books

Gay Manager Buys Castro's Dog Eared Books

Aug 24, 2021

A longtime manager at Dog Eared Books has bought the locally owned bookstore's second location in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro district. It will be rechristened as Fabulosa Books next month.

'Bracing for the Worst' in Florida's COVID-19 Hot Zone

'Bracing for the Worst' in Florida's COVID-19 Hot Zone

By Kelli Kennedy, Cody Jackson | Aug 20, 2021

As quickly as one COVID patient is discharged, another waits for a bed in northeast Florida, the hot zone of the state's latest surge.

Vaccine Checks Begin at San Francisco Eateries, Bars

Vaccine Checks Begin at San Francisco Eateries, Bars

By Daisy Nguyen | Aug 20, 2021

Anyone who wants to eat, drink or exercise indoors in San Francisco must show they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when one of the nation's most stringent restrictions on unvaccinated people takes effect.

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