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Eagle building still for sale

NEWS | By John Ferrannini | Apr 14

The building that houses The Eagle, a South of Market leather-themed LGBTQ bar, is still for sale, according to one of the real estate agents.

Editorial: SFO embraces Milk terminal at last

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Apr 14

The recent news about a new exhibit detailing the life and political career of the late gay supervisor Harvey Milk in the terminal named for him at San Francisco International Airport was surprising.

Editorial: Dikas does the right thing

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | Apr 14

Christina Dikas did the right thing when she withdrew her nomination for a seat on the SF Historic Preservation Commission just hours before a likely rejection from the Board of Supervisors.

Out in the World: Death of gay Kakuma refugee spurs LGBTQ Africans' calls for evacuation

NEWS | By Heather Cassell | Apr 14

LGBTQ African activists have called upon human rights and humanitarian organizations to expedite evacuation of queer refugees from Kenya's Camp Kakuma following the death of Ugandan refugee activist Chriton "Trinidad" Atuhwera.

Guest Opinion: Substance use an issue among LGBTQs

NEWS | By M.K. Leach | Apr 14

COVID-19 has impacted California in many ways, from causing increased job loss to deaths to forcing the closure of countless businesses to increased substance use within many demographics.

50 in 50: 1972, Sex laws fall

NEWS | By BAR staff | Apr 14

The Bay Area Reporter's 50 years in 50 weeks feature continues with this front page from September 20, 1972

Letters to the editor

NEWS | Apr 14

This week's letters to the editor.

EQCA names Hoang as first API executive director

LATEST NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 14

Equality California has named its managing director, Tony Hoang, as its first Asian American executive director.

Political Notebook: SF Japantown site with LGBTQ ties earns city landmark status

LATEST NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 13

A Japantown site has become only the second local historic property related to San Francisco's Japanese community and the fifth having to do with the LGBTQ community to be recognized as a city landmark.


Arts & Culture

Homing's In April 16-25, 2021

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Apr 15

Plenty of outdoor and distanced events are worth joining this, week. But you'll pardon our recusal from 4/20, the marijuana party. Now that's legal, it's not so radical, and more like Muffin Monday. Going to bars feels more speakeasy-esque these days.

Mike Nichols: A Life, celebrated in new biography

BOOKS | By Brian Bromberger | Apr 13

Written by Mark Harris, the husband of gay playwright Tony Kushner, the new Mike Nichols biography profiles a prickly genius who was a virtuoso observer of others, yet a stranger to himself.

Allen Ginsberg's first recorded "Howl"

BOOKS | By Jason Victor Serinus | Apr 13

It was the poem that defined a generation. "Howl," Allen Ginsberg's defiantly gay manifesto, and other poems, will be released on audio by Omnivore Recordings on CD, LP, and in multiple streaming and download formats.

Sing out: Crescendo Voices Rising with SF Gay Men's Chorus

MUSIC | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Apr 12

On April 22, SF Gay Men's Chorus will present their 15th annual Crescendo: Voices Rising, an online gala with guest-stars LeeAnn Rimes, Jake Shears, Shangela, Rita Moreno and others.

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

NIGHTLIFE | By Jim Provenzano | Apr 9

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."

Homing's In April 9-16, 2021

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Apr 8

Spring has quite sprung and many arts, nightlife and community organizers and producers have emerged from their Zoom caves. Chirp, chirp.


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50 years in 50 weeks: May 1, 1971: In all their plumage

DRAG | By Jim Provenzano | Apr 6

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.

Homing's In, April 2-12, 2021

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Jim Provenzano | Apr 1

As we continue to celebrate the Bay Area Reporter's 50th anniversary, let's look to arts nightlife and community groups that share our collective history. Long-running theater companies and even new online forums span the decades.

Go West: How the B.A.R. brought me to California and halfway around the world, twice

CULTURE | By Jim Provenzano | Mar 31

With more than 900 articles penned for the Bay Area Reporter, I feel a strong connection as the newspaper celebrates its 50th anniversary this week. I thought to share some behind the scenes tales as well.

50 years of Leather in the B.A.R.

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Race Bannon | Mar 31

In honor of the B.A.R.'s 50th anniversary, let's look back on the past five decades of local leather seen through the lens of the paper, which is admittedly but a smidgen of the entirety of local leather history.

That's (adult) entertainment: veteran editor & columnist on the B.A.R.'s erotica true connection

SEXUALITY | By John Karr | Mar 31

Our veteran erotica reviewer reminisces about the early glory days of gay porn on film, vintage B.A.R. coverage, and porn's rise, (ahem) in popularity before changes made into VHS and online formats.

Golden age of hustlers: The rise and fall of the B.A.R.'s famous escort ads

SEX | By Cornelius Washington | Mar 31

The Bay Area Reporter has never shied away from expressing and exploring every aspect of the community, including sexuality. A look back at the 1990s peak of escort ads leads to bit of erotic nostalgia.