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Author celebrates being gay in memoir to son

Author celebrates being gay in memoir to son

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Apr 15, 2020

Although there have been numerous books by straight parents writing about their gay children (and vice versa), up until now there has not been an advice memoir by a gay parent to his LGBTQ children.

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

  • by Michael Yamashita
  • Apr 15, 2020

San Francisco is one of 11 US cities that is fortunate to have a legacy LGBT publication by us, for us, and about us. Help preserve the BAR as an historic and important community institution for the future.

10th annual readers' poll starts

10th annual readers' poll starts

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 29, 2020

This year marks the 10th annual Bay Area Reporter readers' poll, the Besties, and voting begins Thursday, January 30.

Book looks at lives of gay men through generations

Book looks at lives of gay men through generations

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jan 29, 2020

It all began with a homophobic rant by a Greek Orthodox priest at the June 2014 funeral of Perry Halkitis' mother where he denounced civil rights for LGBTQ people.

Crawford talks about Whitney Houston during SF visit

Crawford talks about Whitney Houston during SF visit

  • by Sari Staver
  • Jan 8, 2020

Robyn Crawford, longtime friend, personal assistant, and onetime lover of the late pop singer Whitney Houston, finally tells all in her new memoir about the relationship the two women had after meeting as teenagers in New Jersey.

Book explores how gays construct identities

Book explores how gays construct identities

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Dec 30, 2019

Walt Odets, Ph.D., a gay man and clinical psychologist in private practice in Berkeley, has worked with, and written about, the psychological, developmental, and social lives of gay men for more than three decades.

MoveOn activist urges people to get involved

MoveOn activist urges people to get involved

  • by Sari Staver
  • Nov 26, 2019

MoveOn.org's out chief public affairs officer was in San Francisco recently to promote her new book, "Moving Forward: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America."

New biography reexamines Sontag

New biography reexamines Sontag

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Nov 20, 2019

She was America's last great literary star, her beautiful, glamorous face adorning popular magazines in the 1960s, photographed by Andy Warhol and Richard Avedon. A new biography looks at Susan Sontag.

Farrow tells all in book exposing serial abusers

Farrow tells all in book exposing serial abusers

  • by Sari Staver
  • Oct 23, 2019

Gay investigative journalist Ronan Farrow, whose new book about serial abusers is flying off the shelves, told the Bay Area Reporter Monday that independent reporters are more important than ever.

Book reconsiders pioneering gay reporter Shilts

Book reconsiders pioneering gay reporter Shilts

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Sep 18, 2019

It has been 25 years since brash gay journalist Randy Shilts died of AIDS.

UCSF doc pens bestseller on aging

UCSF doc pens bestseller on aging

  • by Sari Staver
  • Aug 21, 2019

While aging presents challenges for everyone, LGBT people who plan to grow old in San Francisco will have more than their share of obstacles.

Book traces history of SF's Civic Center

Book traces history of SF's Civic Center

  • by by Veronica Dolginko
  • May 29, 2019

Local attorney Jim Haas has written a book about the history of San Francisco's Civic Center.

Book captures stories of LGBT trailblazers

Book captures stories of LGBT trailblazers

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 29, 2019

It all began with a sleepless night in June 2014. Mason Funk, a writer and producer of nonfiction TV programs for Discovery Channel, A&E, Fox Sports, and others, began reviewing his life from the time he knew he was gay, realizing how much it had changed.

Physique mags helped usher in the gay market

Physique mags helped usher in the gay market

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Apr 24, 2019

One never knows what treasures they might find in an attic.