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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.

Coney Island Attractions Reopen After Losing Year to Virus

Coney Island Attractions Reopen After Losing Year to Virus

Apr 12, 2021

The Wonder Wheel began turning and the Cyclone whipped into action as Coney Island's illustrious amusement parks reopened Friday after the coronavirus pandemic shuttered New York City's iconic summer playground all last year.

Las Vegas Pushes to Become First to Ban Ornamental Grass

Las Vegas Pushes to Become First to Ban Ornamental Grass

By Sam Metz, Ken Ritter | Apr 12, 2021

A desert city built on a reputation for excess and indulgence wants to become a model for restraint and conservation with a first-in-the-nation policy banning grass that nobody walks on.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: May 17, 1972 Chaotic Cowboy Contest

50 Years in 50 Weeks: May 17, 1972 Chaotic Cowboy Contest

By Jim Provenzano | Apr 9, 2021

The Covered Wagon bar hosted the 1972 Mr. Cowboy contest, but things didn't go well, as reported in the B.A.R.'s May 17 issue. Many in attendance were "stirred into a frenzy of accusations, charges and counter-charges of fraud, fake fix and cheat."

California to Move to Statewide Reopening Plan in June

California to Move to Statewide Reopening Plan in June

By Janie Har, Kathleen Ronayne | Apr 7, 2021

With summer approaching, more Californians getting vaccinated, and a recall threat looming, he's now taking a simpler approach: Come June 15, almost all restrictions will be lifted.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: May 1, 1971: In All Their Plumage

50 Years in 50 Weeks: May 1, 1971: In All Their Plumage

By Jim Provenzano | Apr 6, 2021

As we continue to celebrate the Bay Area Reporter's 50th anniversary, each week we'll take a nostalgic look at a highlight from each year's issues. In May 1, 1971 , a plumaged party seemed like a lot of fun.

Arkansas Governor Vetoes Transgender Youth Treatment Ban

Arkansas Governor Vetoes Transgender Youth Treatment Ban

By Andrew DeMillo | Apr 6, 2021

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday vetoed legislation that would have made his state the first to ban gender confirming treatments or surgery for transgender youth, though lawmakers could enact the restriction over his objections.

Screen Times: B.A.R. Film Coverage Through 50 Years, Part 1

Screen Times: B.A.R. Film Coverage Through 50 Years, Part 1

By Brian Bromberger | Apr 2, 2021

It wasn't until the third issue of the Bay Area Reporter in 1971 that the rationale for having a film section was revealed by its first critic. 100s of film reviews since then have catalogued the rise of indie and mainstream cinematic LGBT depiction.

COVID 'Cowboy' Rounds Up Spring Break Scofflaws, Lines 'Em Up for Shots

COVID 'Cowboy' Rounds Up Spring Break Scofflaws, Lines 'Em Up for Shots

Mar 31, 2021

A Durango, Colorado, consortium that includes local businesses and the tourism office has hired actors to get people to obey the city's mandate to wear their dang masks.

The B.A.R.'s Decades of Stars

The B.A.R.'s Decades of Stars

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Mar 30, 2021

From the beginning, the Bay Area Reporter has covered celebrities, both Broadway and Hollywood stars. many have indeed sat down with us for a chat. There are many such examples in the B.A.R. archives.

Virus Fight Stalls in Early Hot Spots, New York, New Jersey

Virus Fight Stalls in Early Hot Spots, New York, New Jersey

By Marina Villeneuve, Mike Catalini | Mar 29, 2021

A year after becoming a global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, New York and New Jersey are back atop the list of U.S. states with the highest rates of infection.

Long Beach Pride-Colored Lifeguard Tower Burned Down in Suspected Arson

Long Beach Pride-Colored Lifeguard Tower Burned Down in Suspected Arson

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Mar 24, 2021

A Long Beach lifeguard tower painted in rainbow colors was destroyed in a fire early on Tuesday.

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