Issue:  Vol. 45 / No. 41 / 8 October 2015


Bay Area Reporter is the nation's oldest and highest circulation LGBT news weekly serving San Francisco's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. Founded in 1971, B.A.R. is regarded for its original writing covering news and entertainment relevant to our lives. B.A.R. is published every Thursday by BAR Media Inc., and is distributed in San Francisco and surrounding cities of the Bay Area.

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San Francisco, CA 94103



Michael M. Yamashita

Thomas E. Horn, Publisher Emeritus (2013), Publisher (2003-2013)
Bob Ross (Founder 1971 - 2003)

News Editor

Cynthia Laird


Arts Editor

Roberto Friedman


BARtab Editor

Jim Provenzano


Assistant Editors

Matthew S. Bajko

Seth Hemmelgarn


Contributing Writers

Ray Aguilera, Dan Aiello, Tavo Amador, Matt Baume, Erin Blackwell, Roger Brigham, Victoria A. Brownworth, Philip Campbell, Heather Cassell, Chuck Colbert, Richard Dodds, David Duran, Coy Ellison, Michael Flanagan, Race Bannon, Jack Fritscher, David Guarino, Peter Hernandez, Liz Highleyman, John F. Karr, Lisa Keen, Matthew Kennedy, T. Scott King, David Lamble, Michael McAllister, Michael McDonagh, Sal Meza, David-Elijah Nahmod, Elliot Owen, Paul Parish, James Patterson, Lois Pearlman, Tim Pfaff, Jim Piechota, Bob Roehr, Donna Sachet, Adam Sandel, Jason Serinus, Gregg Shapiro, Gwendolyn Smith, Jim Stewart, Ronn Vigh, Ed Walsh, Sura Wood, Brian Bromberger, Sean Piverger, Gregory Pleshaw, Khaled Sayed



Art Director

Jay Cribas



Mex Leger



Jane Philomen Cleland
Rick Gerharter website
Gareth Gooch
Lydia Gonzales
Jose Guzman-Colon
Rudy K. Lawidjaja
Georg Lester
Dan Lloyd
Rich Stadtmiller
Steven Underhill
Dallis Willard
Bill Wilson



General Manager

Michael M. Yamashita


VP of Advertising

Scott Wazlowski


Advertising Account Executive

Lance Roberts



Colleen Small



National Advertising Representative

Rivendell Media


Legal Counsel

Paul H. Melbostad



National Gay Newspaper Guild

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