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Tire Tracks Mar Reno's Rainbow-Colored Sidewalk

Tire Tracks Mar Reno's Rainbow-Colored Sidewalk

Jun 12, 2021

City workers in Reno plan to keep repairing a rainbow-colored Pride Month crosswalk that was marred by tire tracks after it was painted this week under the Reno Arch, while police investigate the damage as a property destruction crime.

US Will Restore $1B for for California's Troubled Bullet Train

US Will Restore $1B for for California's Troubled Bullet Train

Jun 11, 2021

The federal government has reached an agreement to restore nearly $1 billion in funding for California's troubled bullet train, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced.

First Look: New Rainbow Lifeguard Tower Erected in Long Beach

First Look: New Rainbow Lifeguard Tower Erected in Long Beach

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 11, 2021

After a suspected arson destroyed the original tower, the community came together to put up a new symbol of Pride at Hermosa Beach.

Watch: Mormon Dad Reacts to Son Coming Out

Watch: Mormon Dad Reacts to Son Coming Out

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 10, 2021

Austin Swink was preparing to go on his first mission trip with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he told his dad the news.

Washington's 'Joints for Jabs' Vaccine Program Falling Flat

Washington's 'Joints for Jabs' Vaccine Program Falling Flat

By Gene Johnson | Jun 10, 2021

It was designed as an innovative way to promote COVID-19 vaccinations, but Washington's new "joints for jabs" program is off to a rough start.

Burger King Introduces LGBTQ-Friendly Ch'King Sandwich to Troll Chick-fil-A

Burger King Introduces LGBTQ-Friendly Ch'King Sandwich to Troll Chick-fil-A

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 8, 2021

The fast-food giant tweeted last week that it would donate 40 cents to the Human Rights Campaign for every Ch'King sandwich sold during Pride Month.

Texas Bakery Finds Community Support Selling Pride Cookies

Texas Bakery Finds Community Support Selling Pride Cookies

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 8, 2021

After posting about receiving hateful messages from some of its loyal customers, the bakery, located in Lufkin, Texas, found new support and customers from the LGBTQ community.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1979, Divinely Granted

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1979, Divinely Granted

By Jim Provenzano | Jun 3, 2021

While News stories covered the May 21 White Night Riots, in lighter fare drag theatre in 1979's Arts section included an interview, ads and a review of Divine's show, 'The Neon Woman,' while porn stars served as a lure to a members-only health club.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1978, Glad to be Gay

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1978, Glad to be Gay

By Jim Provenzano | May 27, 2021

While the Tom Robinson Band, then known for the inspiring folk-derived anthem, "Glad to be Gay," had a performance at the Old Waldorf (444 Battery St.), the venue's promoters used the ad to politicize their pro-gay presence.

50 years in 50 Weeks 1977; Drawn to It

50 years in 50 Weeks 1977; Drawn to It

By Jim Provenzano | May 19, 2021

The B.A.R.'s June 23, 1977 illustrated cover, an ad for The Balcony bar, took a macho cartoonish focus with art by Chuck Arnett, who was known more famously for his mural on the wall of the Tool Box bar.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1976 — 'Oh, Rocky!'

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1976 — 'Oh, Rocky!'

By Jim Provenzano | May 12, 2021

The "advertorial" cover of the March 18, 1976 Bay Area Reporter did not include news of our nation's Bicentennial celebrations, but instead the hit production of "The Rocky Horror Show" and inside a 2-page interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Frameline to Cohost Pride Movie Night at Oracle Park

Frameline to Cohost Pride Movie Night at Oracle Park

By Jim Provenzano | May 11, 2021

Frameline, the San Francisco Giants and SF Pride present the first-ever Pride Movie Nights June 11 & 12, with an outdoor screening of the new film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical "In the Heights."

Drive & Drag at Southland Mall — Photos by Steven Underhill

Drive & Drag at Southland Mall — Photos by Steven Underhill

By Steven Underhill | May 11, 2021

Drag fans enjoyed fun shows at Hayward's Southland Mall May 7-9, as "RuPaul's Drag Race" stars and their hunky backup dancers put on a series of shows for fans in cars and at up-close outdoor VIP tables.

50 Years in 50 Weeks; 1975 - Empress and an Elephant

50 Years in 50 Weeks; 1975 - Empress and an Elephant

By Jim Provenzano | May 4, 2021

1975 was a great year for B.A.R. covers, but the most legendary image of the year is assuredly that of Empress Doris riding an elephant down Polk Street for the annual Gay Freedom Day Parade. How did it happen? And why?

Virus Cases Plunge and L.A., San Francisco Come Back to Life

Virus Cases Plunge and L.A., San Francisco Come Back to Life

By Brian Melley, Janie Har | May 4, 2021

The two cities have weathered the pandemic differently but are emerging in the same place after a statewide shutdown in March 2020 emptied streets, shuttered shops and restaurants, and darkened office buildings.

Disneyland Opening Highlights California's COVID Turnaround

Disneyland Opening Highlights California's COVID Turnaround

By Amy Taxin | Apr 30, 2021

On Friday, Disneyland, California's world-famous theme park, will reopen to visitors after an unprecedented 13-month closure in what tourism officials hope is a sign of the state's rebound from the pandemic.

B.A.R. Talks Series Kicks Off with Photojournalist Rick Gerharter

B.A.R. Talks Series Kicks Off with Photojournalist Rick Gerharter

By Jim Provenzano | Apr 29, 2021

Continuing the Bay Area Reporter's 50th anniversary celebrations, May 6 kicks off our B.A.R. Talks series, with veteran photojournalist Rick Gerharter, who will discuss his career and new project, curating the GLBT History Museum's B.A.R. online exhibit.

50 in 50 April 1974: Undies at The EndUp

50 in 50 April 1974: Undies at The EndUp

By Jim Provenzano | Apr 29, 2021

As advertised in the April 17, 1974 Bay Area Reporter, the EndUp's Jockey Short Contest, immortalized by Armistead Maupin in his best-selling "Tales of the City" series, took place frequently at the South of Market nightclub.

Whale of a Time: Appointment-Free Vaccinations at NYC's Museum of Natural History

Whale of a Time: Appointment-Free Vaccinations at NYC's Museum of Natural History

Apr 25, 2021

Appointments are no longer mandatory at any of the coronavirus vaccination sites run by New York City, including its newest and maybe coolest location: beneath the giant blue whale at the Museum of Natural History.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mayor Open Times Square Vaccine Site

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mayor Open Times Square Vaccine Site

Apr 13, 2021

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda joined New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday at the grand opening of a Times Square COVID-19 vaccination site intended to jump-start the city's entertainment industry.

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