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Besties have something for everyone

Besties have something for everyone

By by Cynthia Laird

It's spring and that means it's time for LGBTQs to dust off their winter blahs and get ready for summer. It's also time for the Bay Area Reporter's annual readers' poll, featuring the community's favorite people, places, and things.

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By Michael Flanagan | April 12, 2018

Offering a special flavor of entertainment, your picks for best weekly, monthly and not-so-regularly events showcases the diverse aspects of Bay Area nightlife.

By Jim Gladstone | April 12, 2018

Here's a shout-out to the folks who tend to our nocturnal urges. Whether it's an evening's entertainment, a shot of booze, or a pinch of hip-swiveling pulchritude, we've got no shortage of winning personalities to celebrate.


By Matthew S. Bajko | April 11, 2018

This year's Besties winners in the weddings and destinations category.

By Cynthia Laird | April 11, 2018

The Bestie winners in the Services and Shopping category.


By Cynthia Laird | April 11, 2018

The winners in the Besties Community category.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | April 11, 2018

Looking for a hot sex toy, or a hot sex partner to play with? Here, listed for your sexual pleasure, are this year's winners in the Besties' hot and sexy sexual categories.


By Jim Gladstone | April 11, 2018

Out of the dozen categories in our dining Besties, only one has a different winner than last year (and many #1s are multi-year repeaters), our diagnosis? Reflux. Is this a sign of blind LGBT loyalty or of an oddly narrow palate?

By Roberto Friedman | April 11, 2018

It's that time again when your old trusties at the Bay Area Reporter bestow the Besties, the reader's-choice LGBTQ Best of the Bay awards, for 2018.


By Michael Flanagan | April 11, 2018

One of the nicest things about the Besties is that it shows how vital our nightlife is in town. But don't just take the word of our readers for it. Along with the winners, check out the runners-up and run a contest of your own.

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