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Online Extra: Smithsonian Pride Alliance Hosts Online Concert and LGBTQ Time Capsule

By Jim Provenzano | May 29, 2020

Join the Smithsonian's Pride Alliance to kick off Pride month with Project Pride - a virtual concert and time capsule of LGBTQ+ culture, with Jake Shears, Big Freedia, Rufus Wainwright, Indigo Girls, Pet Shop Boys and other talents.

Editorial: More Evidence SOGI Data is Needed

By BAR Editorial Board | May 27, 2020

The Williams Institute recently released new data revealing that more than 200,000 LGBT adults in the Golden State are at high risk for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

Drag Show for Seniors

May 27, 2020

Openhouse joined with the SF QUeer Nightlife Fund and the Tenderloin Museum to bring drag artists to the senior housing complex in honor of what would have been Harvey Milk's 90th birthday.

From Their Table to Yours: 9 Celebrated Restaurants Now Offering Take-Out and Delivery

By April Stamm | May 25, 2020

Takeout and delivery is getting a five-star makeover thanks to high-end restaurants that are quickly pivoting to stay afloat, keep their employees on the payroll, and serve their communities.

Online Extra: The Stud's Closure Ends An Era, for Now

By Jim Provenzano | May 21, 2020

The Stud is dead, but long live The Stud. The historic bar's collective owners are leaving the current location, planning a possible future, and a fabulous funeral.

Tennessee's Secret To Plentiful Coronavirus Testing? Picking Up The Tab

By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio | May 21, 2020

In Tennessee, anyone who wants a test can get one, and the state will pick up the tab. The guidance has evolved to "when in doubt, get a test," and the state started paying for it in April.

News Briefs: Pink Triangle Plans Lighted Display

By Cynthia Laird | May 20, 2020

Organizers of the pink triangle installation atop Twin Peaks have launched an online fundraiser to pay for the site to be lighted this year.

Wear a Mask? Even with 20K Dead, Some New Yorkers Don't

By Jake Seiner, Tom Hays | May 13, 2020

Everyone in New York state is required to wear a face covering in any place where they can't stay at least 6 feet from people who don't live with them. Yet New Yorkers have adopted their own interpretation of when masks are required.

40+ Chicago Media Outlets Launch Joint Fundraiser

May 11, 2020

43 independent Chicago media outlets have joined forces to raise funds in a month-long campaign in May.

SF Gay Couple Weds Amid Virus Lockdown

By John Ferrannini | Apr 29, 2020

A gay San Francisco couple tied the knot amid the city's shelter-in-place order.

Online Extra: Folsom Street Fair, Up Your Alley, Will Be Virtual in 2020

Apr 27, 2020

Folsom Street Events — producers of the Folsom Street and Up Your Alley fairs in San Francisco's South of Market district — announced April 27 that both events will be held virtually this year in light of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

SF Mayor Taps Gay Man to Lead Housing, Community Development office

By Cynthia Laird | Apr 23, 2020

San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Tuesday named Eric D. Shaw as the new director of the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development.

SF AIDS Walk Will Move to Virtual Format for 2020

Apr 22, 2020

This year's San Francisco AIDS Walk is one of the latest outdoor events to move to a virtual-only format due to the physical distancing required to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak.

The Inside Story of How the Bay Area Got Ahead of COVID-19 Crisis

By Angela Hart, Anna Maria Barry-Jester | Apr 21, 2020

The Bay Area issued the nation's first stay-at-home order, likely saving thousands of lives and charting the course for much of the country.

CommUNITY Rainbow Run Rescheduled; Pulse Annual Remembrance Going Virtual

Apr 17, 2020

The Fourth Annual CommUNITY Rainbow Run has been rescheduled to Saturday, September 12, 2020 and the Annual Remembrance Ceremony at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 12 will be experienced virtually for the first time

Online Extra: Folsom Street ED Gone After Short Tenure

By John Ferrannini | Apr 15, 2020

Folsom Street Events has another new leader, as former executive director Sarah Patterson is no longer with the organization, the Bay Area Reporter has learned.

'Everybody is Scared': Struggle to Keep Apart on Subway

By Tom Hays, Marshall Ritzel | Apr 10, 2020

Even though ridership has plummeted in the city, making jam-packed trains and buses the exception rather than the rule, passengers aren't always guaranteed even 6 inches (15 centimeters).

SAGE Launches SAGEConnect to Combat Social Isolation for LGBT Elders

Apr 6, 2020

SAGE has launched a program that matches LGBT elders with volunteer community members and allies in the midst of the national pandemic.

NYC Pride Announces Talent for Pride Island 2020

Mar 9, 2020

NYC Pride releases its first phase of talent announcements with the afro-futuristic Saturday headliner Janelle Monáe, joined by Betty Who, Luisa Sonza, Pussy Riot and more for Pride Island 2020.

SF man ordered to stay away from gay Apple CEO for 3 years

Mar 3, 2020

A three-year restraining order was issued by a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge March 3 against a San Francisco man who showed up to the home of gay Apple CEO Tim Cook with flowers and champagne.

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