About the BAR

The Bay Area Reporter is America's longest continuously-published and highest circulation LGBTQ newspaper.

Since 1971, we have been dedicated to serving as the undisputed publication of record for the San Francisco Bay Area LGBTQ community.

The Bay Area Reporter is regarded for practicing advocacy journalism and producing original reporting on news and culture from an LGBTQ perspective -- from the birth of the LGBTQ rights movement all the way to achieving marriage equality and advocating for transgender rights.

Our political coverage started when Harvey Milk was our first political columnist, before he was elected supervisor. The B.A.R. was the first LGBT community publication to unapologetically feature the leather community with a regular column by the legendary Marcus Hernandez (Mr. Marcus), and the first to publish obituaries with photos during the AIDS crisis.

The B.A.R. strives to prioritize coverage of stories that mainstream media may overlook: anti-gay discrimination in employment and housing; bias and fear of people with HIV/AIDS; victims of abuse and anti-gay violence; the plight of at-risk youth; and the unmet needs of LGBT elders. Our articles have given voice to the vulnerable and are a record of our history.

The Bay Area Reporter, independently and locally owned by BAR Media, Inc., is published every Thursday, and is the region's highest circulation LGBTQ periodical distributed in San Francisco and surrounding cities of the Bay Area; Our website, www.ebar.com, is updated daily.

Subscription rates: $40 for 3 months, $75 for six months, $140 per year. Individual editions (including back issues up to 18 months) can be ordered for $3.

Our daily email newsletter (M-F) reaches more than 9,900 active subscribers.
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Bay Area Reporter
44 Gough St. #302
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 861-5019


Michael M. Yamashita [email protected]

Thomas E. Horn, Publisher Emeritus (2013), Publisher (2003-2013)

Bob Ross (Founder 1971 - 2003)

News Editor
Cynthia Laird
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Arts & Nightlife Editor
Jim Provenzano
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Assistant Editors
Matthew S. Bajko
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John Ferrannini
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Contributing Writers
Tavo Amador • Robert Brokl • Christopher J. Beale • Brian Bromberger • Victoria A. Brownworth • Philip Campbell • Heather Cassell • Michael Flanagan • Jim Gladstone • Liz Highleyman • Brandon Judell • Lisa Keen • Matthew Kennedy • Philip Mayard • Laura Moreno • David-Elijah Nahmod • J.L. Odom • Paul Parish • Tim Pfaff • Jim Piechota • Adam Sandel • Jason Serinus • Gregg Shapiro • Gwendolyn Smith • Charlie Wagner • Ed Walsh • Cornelius Washington • Sura Wood

Max Leger

Ernesto Sopprani

Jane Philomen Cleland • Rick Gerharter
Gooch • Jose A. Guzman-Colon • Rudy K. Lawidjaja
Georg Lester • Dan Lloyd
Christopher Robledo • Rich Stadtmiller
Steven Underhill • Bill Wilson

Christine Smith

Scott Wazlowski - 415.829.8937
[email protected]

Rivendell Media

Paul H. Melbostad, Esq.