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News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 9, 2022

Voting is open for the Bay Area Reporter's readers' poll known as the Besties.

Queer Reading: Author explores DC's gay past in 'Secret City'

Queer Reading: Author explores DC's gay past in 'Secret City'

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jul 20, 2022

A new book, "Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington," is an exhaustive recounting of homosexuality in the federal government, organized by presidencies starting with Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration and extending through Bill Clinton.

Nonbinary author has 'most banned' book in US

Nonbinary author has 'most banned' book in US

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 22, 2022

Maia Kobabe has the distinction of having written the most banned book in America, according to the American Library Association and PEN America, the writers' advocacy group Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists, and Novelists.

Queer Reading: Gay former MLB umpire pens memoir

Queer Reading: Gay former MLB umpire pens memoir

  • by Roger Brigham
  • May 18, 2022

Gay retired Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott has written a new memoir where he discusses his relatively easy coming out process.

LGBTQ Agenda: Historian looks at queer Native history in Two-Spirit book

LGBTQ Agenda: Historian looks at queer Native history in Two-Spirit book

  • by Eric Burkett
  • May 10, 2022

If anything describes what the discerning historian encounters on a day-to-day basis, it might be this quote from Gregory Smithers' new book, "Reclaiming Two-Spirits: Sexuality, Spiritual Renewal & Sovereignty in Native America."

'Coming Out and Coming Home' - Gay Catholic ministry head pens memoir

'Coming Out and Coming Home' - Gay Catholic ministry head pens memoir

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 12, 2022

In his new memoir, "Coming Out and Coming Home," Stan JR Zerkowski writes about how he never intended to be a national spokesperson for LGBTQ Roman Catholics. But Zerkowski said that for us all, "There is a plan in the end" we can't necessarily control.

Queer reading: ACT UP's Staley is not silent in new book

Queer reading: ACT UP's Staley is not silent in new book

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Mar 15, 2022

ACT UP member Peter Staley pens a new memoir, "Never Silent: ACT UP and My Life in Activism."

Queer Reading: Novel tells gay man's traumatic journey to freedom

Queer Reading: Novel tells gay man's traumatic journey to freedom

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 23, 2021

Sitting in the Denver home that he shares with his husband, gay first-time novelist Luai Qubain is free, living his dream, and heading into his future. His freedom was not without a price, however, and it was painfully hard won.

Queer Reading: Book makes the case for LGBTQ reparations

Queer Reading: Book makes the case for LGBTQ reparations

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 23, 2021

For Omar G. Encarnación, Ph.D., it started with a New York Times op-ed he wrote two years ago, making the case for a "robust embrace of gay reparations in the United States, along the lines of Spain, Britain, and Germany."

For students in the South, this teacher listened

For students in the South, this teacher listened

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Oct 21, 2020

With its predominantly conservative politics, the South has never been a leader or promoter of LGBTQ rights. So it would come as no surprise that being a queer teacher in this often-homophobic region would be a challenge.

B.A.R. launches memberships

B.A.R. launches memberships

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 18, 2020

In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.

Queer Reading: Book tries to make the case for gay martyrs

Queer Reading: Book tries to make the case for gay martyrs

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 3, 2020

A new book seeks to examine gay deaths that captured the country's attention.

Coming out through the years: Abigail C. Saguy explores LGBTQ and others' 'closets' conquered

Coming out through the years: Abigail C. Saguy explores LGBTQ and others' 'closets' conquered

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 12, 2020

In her new book, the Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at UCLA compares LGBTQ 'coming out' with other subcultures.

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

  • by Michael Yamashita
  • May 1, 2020

Thank you very much, it has been both humbling and encouraging receiving your generous support when so many are also in need of help. So far, we have raised just over $25,000 and are just 15% away from reaching our goal of $30,000.