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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

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Mar 24, 2021

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

Transphobia, Hostility About Protesters in Private Cop Group

By Claudia Lauer, Thalia Beaty | Mar 22, 2021

In a private Facebook group called the Pittsburgh Area Police Breakroom, many current and retired officers made transphobic posts and bullied members who supported anti-police brutality protesters or Joe Biden.

Miami Sets Earlier Curfew After Spring Break Crowd, Fights

Mar 21, 2021

Officials are imposing an emergency 8 p.m.-6 a.m. curfew for Miami Beach, effective immediately after hard-partying spring break crowds trashed restaurants, brawled in the streets and gathered by the thousands without masks or social distancing.

Spa Shootings Could be First Test of Georgia's Hate Crimes Law

By Kate Brumback | Mar 20, 2021

The murder case against a white man charged with shooting and killing six women of Asian descent and two other people at Atlanta-area massage businesses this week could become the first big test for Georgia's new hate crimes law.

Brooklyn Pharmacist Hand-Delivers COVID Vaccine to LGBTQ Seniors

By Matthew Wexler | Mar 18, 2021

As disparities in access to the COVID-19 vaccine continue to reverberate throughout the world, one Brooklyn pharmacist decided to take matters into his own hands.

Video of Father's Plea to Let Trans Daughter Play Sports Goes Viral

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Mar 16, 2021

The emotional plea of a transgender girl's father to the Missouri State Senate to allow his daughter to play sports has gone viral.

Bay Area Reporter Revives YouTube Channel

By Jim Provenzano | Mar 14, 2021

In the "better late than never" department, the Bay Area Reporter has revived its YouTube channel in preparation for its April 2021 50th anniversary. The BAR's channel currently consists of playlists, but will soon include original content.

Sunday Brunch at Harvey's

Sunday Brunch at Harvey's

Mar 9, 2021

Patrons of Harvey's enjoyed outdoor dining and drinks on Sunday March 7, and photographer Steven Underhill was there. 500 Castro St. at 18th.

Florida Vaccine Site Overrun After False Rumors Said All Could Come

Mar 8, 2021

A Florida vaccination site had so few eligible takers Saturday that is started inoculating any adult who wanted a shot rather than let the vaccine on hand go to waste.

In an Act of Protest, BYU Students Light Mountside Logo In Pride Colors

By Brendan Walker | Mar 6, 2021

LGBTQ Brigham Young University students and allies made quite the statement Thursday night, lighting up the college's iconic "Y" logo in rainbow colors in an act of protest.

California Clinics: More Vaccines Going to Rich Than At-Risk

By Amy Taxin, Janie Har | Mar 3, 2021

Officials at California community health centers that are considered the backbone of the safety net for the poor in the U.S. say they are not receiving enough doses for their patients — the very at-risk residents the state needs to vaccinate.

Seattle Ups Its Indoor Dining Game, Seahawks-Style

By Ted S. Warren | Mar 1, 2021

Sick of the same old, same old pandemic dining? Seattle says: Game on. For a limited time, foodies can score a socially distanced, outdoor meal at the home of the city's NFL team, the Seahawks.

Gun Provocation Reveals Tension in Michigan Tourist Haven

By John Flesher | Feb 23, 2021

Some 90 minutes into a routine meeting of the Grand Traverse County board, its agenda packed with mundane topics such as roads and libraries, came a surprising seven seconds that drew the kind of national attention no local government wants.

Missing SF Man Found Dead in Apartment Building

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 20, 2021

A San Francisco man who has been missing for over month has been found dead in his apartment building.

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