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Out at Outside Lands

Out at Outside Lands

By Jim Gladstone | Oct 26, 2021

Outside Lands is back. And it's outer than ever. Here's just a partial rundown of this year's queer Outside Lands highlights across a full gamut of musical genres, from R&B to rock to electronica.

Seventh B.A.R. Talk to Focus on Local Politics

Seventh B.A.R. Talk to Focus on Local Politics

By Jim Provenzano | Oct 22, 2021

Politics through five decades of Bay Area Reporter coverage will be discussed by an esteemed panel of local officials, with Assistant News Editor and politics columnist Matthew S. Bajko, on Thursday, November 4.

Schlomer Haus Art Gallery Opens in the Castro

Schlomer Haus Art Gallery Opens in the Castro

By Jim Provenzano | Oct 20, 2021

A new art gallery kicks off its opening on October 26 with the work of six different artists. The gay couple who own Schlomer Haus Gallery, located in the Castro/Duboce district, hopes to draw art fans from all over.

Los Angeles Poised to Enact Strict Vaccination Mandate

Los Angeles Poised to Enact Strict Vaccination Mandate

Oct 6, 2021

The measure would require shots for everyone entering a bar, restaurant, nail salon, gym or even a Lakers game.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1996's Cinematic 'Dyke Twist'

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1996's Cinematic 'Dyke Twist'

By Jim Provenzano | Sep 29, 2021

The film "Bound," described in the October 3 issue of the 'Bay Area Reporter, was "Noir lite with a dyke twist." The Gina Gershon/Jennifer Tilly stylized romance got off to a passionate start only minutes into the crime flick.

Watch: Fired Gay Volleyball Coach Proves Need for Equality Act

Watch: Fired Gay Volleyball Coach Proves Need for Equality Act

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 19, 2021

Inoke Tonga was fired from Valor Christian High School after the school's campus pastor and athletic director told him said his openness about his sexuality "was a danger to be in front of the kids."

Maskless San Francisco Mayor Bucks Health Order at Nightclub

Maskless San Francisco Mayor Bucks Health Order at Nightclub

Sep 18, 2021

San Francisco's mayor was spotted dancing and singing without a mask at an indoor nightclub, despite a strict order by her public health department that requires wearing masks at indoor establishments unless someone is actively eating or drinking.

Florida Surpasses 50K COVID Deaths After Battling Delta Wave

Florida Surpasses 50K COVID Deaths After Battling Delta Wave

By Terry Spencer, Adriana Gomez Licon | Sep 17, 2021

Florida surpassed 50,000 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began, health officials reported Thursday, with more than one fourth of those succumbing this summer as the state battled a fierce surge in infections fueled by the delta variant.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1994, Pedro Got Real

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1994, Pedro Got Real

By Jim Provenzano | Sep 16, 2021

1994 was a big year for LGBT arts. But perhaps the brightest — yet sadly briefest — star to shine was Pedro Zamora in Season 3 of MTV's "The Real World," set in San Francisco.

Diner Shot During Robbery at High-End NYC Restaurant

Diner Shot During Robbery at High-End NYC Restaurant

Sep 16, 2021

A diner at a high-end Manhattan restaurant was shot in the leg during a stickup in the eatery's outdoor seating area, police said.

Alaska's Largest Hospital Implements Crisis Care Standards

Alaska's Largest Hospital Implements Crisis Care Standards

By Mark Thiessen | Sep 15, 2021

Overwhelmed by a surge in COVID-19 patients, Alaska's largest hospital on Tuesday implemented crisis standards of care, prioritizing resources and treatments to those patients who have the potential to benefit the most.

Circus Bella: Big Top Fun in Bay Area Parks

Circus Bella: Big Top Fun in Bay Area Parks

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sep 14, 2021

Circus Bella is now in the Bay Area offering the excitement of a circus in their new live shows taking place at various Bay Area parks. Two members of the company are out and proud members of the LGBTQ community.

Missouri Teacher Resigns After School Says Remove Pride Flag, Don't Discuss Sexuality

Missouri Teacher Resigns After School Says Remove Pride Flag, Don't Discuss Sexuality

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 8, 2021

A Neosho teacher resigned last week after parents complained about a pride flag in his classroom and the district told him to take it down.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: The Sisters' Hood in 1993

50 Years in 50 Weeks: The Sisters' Hood in 1993

By Jim Provenzano | Sep 8, 2021

Perhaps the most visually striking lead Arts feature of 1993 showcased the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Tim Farrell interviewed members of the drag nun collective who were banned from the March on Washington stage.

Idaho Hospitals Begin Rationing Health Care Amid COVID Surge

Idaho Hospitals Begin Rationing Health Care Amid COVID Surge

By Rebecca Boone | Sep 8, 2021

Idaho public health leaders announced Tuesday that they activated "crisis standards of care" allowing health care rationing for the state's northern hospitals because there are more coronavirus patients than the institutions can handle.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1992's Glam on a Rampage with Justin Bond

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1992's Glam on a Rampage with Justin Bond

By Jim Provenzano | Sep 2, 2021

In one short column, Justin (pre-Vivian) Bond's May 21 Glam on a Rampage write-up encapsulates a wacky weekend at The Woods with the late drag persona Miss Kitty.

Two Homelands Converge for LGBTQ Cuban Americans in Miami's Little Havana

Two Homelands Converge for LGBTQ Cuban Americans in Miami's Little Havana

By Ivan Quintanilla | Sep 1, 2021

A gay Cuban American journalist returns to his childhood home of Miami to explore Little Havana's legacy and the impact of queer Cuban culture.

GLBT History Museum to Screen Rare Gay Games Videos

GLBT History Museum to Screen Rare Gay Games Videos

By Jim Provenzano | Aug 29, 2021

As part of its ongoing Mighty Reel series, the GLBT Historical Museum will screen excerpts from videotapes of the first two Gay Games, held in San Francisco in 1982 and 1986.

Packed with Virus Patients, Louisiana Hospitals Await Ida

Packed with Virus Patients, Louisiana Hospitals Await Ida

By Rebecca Santana | Aug 29, 2021

Louisiana hospitals already packed with patients from the latest coronavirus surge are now bracing for a powerful Category 4 hurricane, which is expected to crash ashore Sunday.

Louisiana Braces for 'Life-Altering' Hurricane Ida

Louisiana Braces for 'Life-Altering' Hurricane Ida

By Rebecca Santana, Kevin McGill | Aug 28, 2021

Residents across Louisiana's coast Saturday were taking one last day to prepare for what is being described as a "life-altering" Hurricane Ida which is expected to bring winds as high as 140 mph when it slams ashore.

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