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After inquiry from B.A.R., GLBT Historical Society's YouTube channel is restored

After inquiry from B.A.R., GLBT Historical Society's YouTube channel is restored

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Aug 17, 2022

Within 24 hours of being contacted by the Bay Area Reporter, Google has restored the GLBT Historical Society's YouTube channel that was suddenly taken down last month with little explanation other than an alleged violation of sexually explicit content.

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.

Irish Ayes 'Out In The World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora'

Irish Ayes 'Out In The World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora'

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 24, 2022

By explaining the lives of Irish LGBTQ people abroad and contributions of those who returned, 'Out In The World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora,' now at the GLBTHS Museum, can help us understand how Ireland became such a welcoming place for Irish queer folk.

LGBTQ archive seeks adoptive donors for certain collections

LGBTQ archive seeks adoptive donors for certain collections

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 28, 2022

Talya Sokoll, a high school librarian in Massachusetts, is now a proud adoptive caretaker of the José Sarria Papers archival collection maintained by the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco.

LGBTQ History Month: Staten Island museum throws open Austen's closet door

LGBTQ History Month: Staten Island museum throws open Austen's closet door

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Oct 27, 2021

It's been a long time coming, but officials at the Alice Austen House on New York's Staten Island have thrown open the closet door, now fully embracing the lesbian pioneer and photographer who lived in the house with her longtime partner, Gertrude Tate.

LGBTQ History Month: Corinne known for her photos of lesbian sexuality

LGBTQ History Month: Corinne known for her photos of lesbian sexuality

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Oct 27, 2021

Over her decades as a lesbian photographer and artist, Tee Corinne had said, "I'm one of the most obscure famous artists."

LGBTQ History Month: Snapshots showcase life in queer, 1970s San Francisco

LGBTQ History Month: Snapshots showcase life in queer, 1970s San Francisco

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 20, 2021

The California Historical Society is digitizing photos of early LGBTQ Pride parades, SOMA leather bars and the Castro and Polk neighborhoods that it rediscovered in its archives. But background on the photographers is hard to come by.

LGBTQ History Month: Pauli Murray was an architect of history

LGBTQ History Month: Pauli Murray was an architect of history

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Oct 20, 2021

Some say Pauli Murray is the most important American activist you've never heard of.

LGBTQ History Month: Pro baseball player Glenn Burke refused to live a lie

LGBTQ History Month: Pro baseball player Glenn Burke refused to live a lie

  • by Ray Simon
  • Oct 13, 2021

You could say that Glenn Burke, the first Major League Baseball player to come out, is having a good season.

LGBTQ History Month: Florida LGBTQ museum launches major digital exhibit

LGBTQ History Month: Florida LGBTQ museum launches major digital exhibit

  • by J.W. Arnold
  • Oct 13, 2021

A new digital exhibit at the Stonewall National Museum and Archives, "In Plain Sight," offers website visitors a digital timeline of LGBTQ achievements — including 800 entries across 10 categories.

LGBTQ History Month: Dutch gay man defied the Nazis and saved thousands

LGBTQ History Month: Dutch gay man defied the Nazis and saved thousands

  • by Victoria Ebner
  • Oct 6, 2021

In the final days before his execution in July 1943 at the hands of the Nazis, Willem Arondeus asked his lawyer for one last request: to spread a message after he was gone.

LGBTQ History Month: Until legal ruling, Disneyland banned same-sex dancers

LGBTQ History Month: Until legal ruling, Disneyland banned same-sex dancers

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 6, 2021

Deemed the "Happiest Place on Earth" Disneyland sadly didn't live up to that billing for same-sex couples during its first three decades.

South Bay queer activism focus of new exhibit

South Bay queer activism focus of new exhibit

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 23, 2021

Silicon Valley's LGBTQ community and others will be able to take a trip back in time this Pride weekend with a new historical exhibit about the region's history.

50 years in 50 weeks: 1981's AIDS editorial

50 years in 50 weeks: 1981's AIDS editorial

  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 16, 2021

The Bay Area Reporter first mentioned what became HIV/AIDS about a month after the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's notice on June 5, 1981.