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50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1988's joy amid loss

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1988's joy amid loss

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 9, 2021

Can one page sum up an entire year? The late 1980s, while still in full-on Reaganomics hell, offered bits of resistance and joy amid the continuing oppression, epidemic deaths, and discrimination.

Many SF LGBTQ bars want patrons vaccinated

Many SF LGBTQ bars want patrons vaccinated

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 28, 2021

Revelers at Sunday's Folsom Street Market fair who wanted a drink had to show something more than an ID to the doorman at many of the bars — proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

50 years in 50 weeks: 1985, Lovin' la leather, Bare Chests galore

50 years in 50 weeks: 1985, Lovin' la leather, Bare Chests galore

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 15, 2021

If you think we're focusing on Mr. Marcus' May 23 1985 Leather column just to show off a photo of handsome Bare Chest Calendar contestant Paul John Gillespie, you're right. But there's a bit of historic irony to also observe.

Sylvester mural livens up SOMA

Sylvester mural livens up SOMA

  • by BAR staff
  • May 26, 2021

Disco star Sylvester is remembered in a new mural on the side of queer nightclub Oasis, 298 11th Street, in San Francisco's South of Market district.

Homing's In April 30-May 9, 2021

Homing's In April 30-May 9, 2021

  • Apr 29, 2021

Enjoy the bouquet of new and ongoing events in arts, nightlife and community; musical moments, movie memories, drags at drive-ins and more.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: April 1974: Undies at The EndUp

50 Years in 50 Weeks: April 1974: Undies at The EndUp

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 29, 2021

As advertised in the April 17, 1974 'Bay Area Reporter,' the EndUp's Jockey Short Contest, immortalized by Armistead Maupin in his best-selling 'Tales of the City' series, took place frequently at the South of Market nightclub.

Homing's In, April 23-May 3, 2021

Homing's In, April 23-May 3, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 22, 2021

From drive-in opera to museum tours, the in-person world of arts, nightlife and community is slowly opening. Mask up, get vaccinated, and enjoy it all, or some of it.

Eagle building still for sale

Eagle building still for sale

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 14, 2021

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.

Homing's In April 9-16, 2021

Homing's In April 9-16, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 8, 2021

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

Homing's In, April 2-12, 2021

Homing's In, April 2-12, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 1, 2021

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.

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

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

  • by Race Bannon
  • Mar 31, 2021

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.

The bars that brought us the B.A.R. - from the Tavern Guild to the Bay Area Reporter

The bars that brought us the B.A.R. - from the Tavern Guild to the Bay Area Reporter

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Mar 30, 2021

The Bay Area Reporter first published on April 1, 1971, two years after the New York Stonewall Riots. But the paper's emergence grew not out of activism, but from San Francisco's growing gay bar scene.

Sunday brunch at Harvey's

Sunday brunch at Harvey's

  • Mar 9, 2021

Patrons of Harvey's enjoyed outdoor dining and drinks on Sunday March 7, and photographer Steven Underhill was there. 500 Castro St. at 18th.

Oasis 12-hour telethon surpasses $250,000 goal

Oasis 12-hour telethon surpasses $250,000 goal

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 7, 2021

In what will undoubtedly be recalled as the biggest drag fundraiser in local history, Oasis nightclub's 12-hour three-camera marathon telethon more than doubled the initial goal by raising more than $253,000 through the club's March 6 online event.