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50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1984 - Saluting Sylvester

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1984 - Saluting Sylvester

By Jim Provenzano | Jul 8, 2021

Our weekly search for the year's best item stopped still for a fascinating two-page interview with the late great Sylvester. The feature served as an advance to his now-legendary Feb. 4 One Night Only concert at The Castro Theatre.

Watch: Va. School District Appealing Teacher's Return After Opposing Pronoun Policy

Watch: Va. School District Appealing Teacher's Return After Opposing Pronoun Policy

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 8, 2021

Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia is fighting a judge's ruling to reinstate Byron "Tanner" Cross after he was placed on leave for calling the preferred pronoun policy child abuse.

California Virus Cases Rising as Delta Variant Spreads

By Amy Taxin, Stefanie Dazio | Jul 1, 2021

California broadly reopened its economy barely two weeks ago and since then an especially contagious coronavirus variant has spread among the unvaccinated.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1983,Tom Ammiano on 'Pitfall Prancing'

By Jim Provenzano | Jun 30, 2021

Let's gander at a June 23 interview with Tom Ammiano, gay comic and later, politico and memoirist. Writer Scott Treimel's ruminative feature focuses on the politics of Tom's "sissy" stand-up style.

New Jersey Issues Apology for Systemic Discrimination Against LGBTQ Bars

Jun 30, 2021

For 34 years, the state of New Jersey manipulated its liquor laws to disenfranchise the LGBTQ community, and now it's owning up, issuing a formal apology from the state's governor and attorney general.

LA County Urges Indoor Masks Even if Vaccinated

Jun 29, 2021

Health officials in Los Angeles County are recommending, but not making mandatory that people wear masks indoors in public places regardless of their vaccination status.

Georgia Sued for Ban on Gender-Affirming Care Under Medicaid

Jun 25, 2021

Two transgender women are suing the state of Georgia, saying they've been denied access to gender-affirming health care under its Medicaid program.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1982 Doubled the Fun

By Jim Provenzano | Jun 24, 2021

1982 saw the Bay Area Reporter moving to a weekly format, which provided twice as much fascinating coverage, including the year's best in arts, and a popular Dog Show on Castro Street with an appearance by Shirley MacLaine.

Unvaccinated Missourians Fuel COVID

By Heather Hollingsworth | Jun 24, 2021

As the U.S. emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, Missouri is becoming a cautionary tale for the rest of the country.

First Look: New Rainbow Lifeguard Tower Erected in Long Beach

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 19, 2021

After a suspected arson destroyed the original tower, the community came together to put up a new symbol of Pride at Long Beach.

After Years of Harassment, Gay Couple Finds Out Neighbor is Responsible

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 19, 2021

A married gay couple in Milton, Massachusetts, recently discovered that their neighbor was behind years of homophobic harassment.

It's About to Get Tougher for Transgender People in Montana to Amend Birth Certificates

By Andrea Halland | Jun 18, 2021

This spring, the Republican-led Montana Legislature passed a bill signed by Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte that once again requires a court order to change a birth certificate.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1981: Cinema, Skinema

By Jim Provenzano | Jun 17, 2021

As Frameline celebrates its 45th anniversary, let's look back at coverage of their fifth anniversary in late June 1981, and the adult film advertised on the next page.

NY Lifts More COVID-19 Rules as it Hits VaccinationMark

By Marina Villeneuve | Jun 16, 2021

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that 70% of adults in New York have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, a threshold he said the state would celebrate by easing many of its remaining social distancing rules.

California Marks Reopening with Jackpots and Hollywood Flair

By Jocelyn Gecker, Stefanie Dazio | Jun 16, 2021

"California has turned the page. Let us all celebrate this remarkable milestone," an exuberant and mask-less governor Newsom declared from an outdoor stage at Universal Studios Hollywood.

California Reopens, Says Goodbye to Most COVID-19 Rules

Jun 15, 2021

California, the first state in America to put in place a coronavirus lockdown, is now turning a page on the pandemic.

Tire Tracks Mar Reno's Rainbow-Colored Sidewalk

Jun 12, 2021

City workers in Reno plan to keep repairing a rainbow-colored Pride Month crosswalk that was marred by tire tracks after it was painted this week under the Reno Arch, while police investigate the damage as a property destruction crime.

US Will Restore $1B for for California's Troubled Bullet Train

Jun 11, 2021

The federal government has reached an agreement to restore nearly $1 billion in funding for California's troubled bullet train, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced.

Watch: Mormon Dad Reacts to Son Coming Out

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 10, 2021

Austin Swink was preparing to go on his first mission trip with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he told his dad the news.

Washington's 'Joints for Jabs' Vaccine Program Falling Flat

By Gene Johnson | Jun 10, 2021

It was designed as an innovative way to promote COVID-19 vaccinations, but Washington's new "joints for jabs" program is off to a rough start.

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