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Unvaccinated Missourians Fuel COVID

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Burger King Introduces LGBTQ-Friendly Ch'King Sandwich to Troll Chick-fil-A

Burger King Introduces LGBTQ-Friendly Ch'King Sandwich to Troll Chick-fil-A

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 8, 2021

The fast-food giant tweeted last week that it would donate 40 cents to the Human Rights Campaign for every Ch'King sandwich sold during Pride Month.

Texas Bakery Finds Community Support Selling Pride Cookies

Texas Bakery Finds Community Support Selling Pride Cookies

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 8, 2021

After posting about receiving hateful messages from some of its loyal customers, the bakery, located in Lufkin, Texas, found new support and customers from the LGBTQ community.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1979, Divinely Granted

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1979, Divinely Granted

By Jim Provenzano | Jun 3, 2021

While News stories covered the May 21 White Night Riots, in lighter fare drag theatre in 1979's Arts section included an interview, ads and a review of Divine's show, 'The Neon Woman,' while porn stars served as a lure to a members-only health club.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1978, Glad to be Gay

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1978, Glad to be Gay

By Jim Provenzano | May 27, 2021

While the Tom Robinson Band, then known for the inspiring folk-derived anthem, "Glad to be Gay," had a performance at the Old Waldorf (444 Battery St.), the venue's promoters used the ad to politicize their pro-gay presence.

50 years in 50 Weeks 1977; Drawn to It

50 years in 50 Weeks 1977; Drawn to It

By Jim Provenzano | May 19, 2021

The B.A.R.'s June 23, 1977 illustrated cover, an ad for The Balcony bar, took a macho cartoonish focus with art by Chuck Arnett, who was known more famously for his mural on the wall of the Tool Box bar.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1976 — 'Oh, Rocky!'

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1976 — 'Oh, Rocky!'

By Jim Provenzano | May 12, 2021

The "advertorial" cover of the March 18, 1976 Bay Area Reporter did not include news of our nation's Bicentennial celebrations, but instead the hit production of "The Rocky Horror Show" and inside a 2-page interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Frameline to Cohost Pride Movie Night at Oracle Park

Frameline to Cohost Pride Movie Night at Oracle Park

By Jim Provenzano | May 11, 2021

Frameline, the San Francisco Giants and SF Pride present the first-ever Pride Movie Nights June 11 & 12, with an outdoor screening of the new film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical "In the Heights."

Drive & Drag at Southland Mall — Photos by Steven Underhill

Drive & Drag at Southland Mall — Photos by Steven Underhill

By Steven Underhill | May 11, 2021

Drag fans enjoyed fun shows at Hayward's Southland Mall May 7-9, as "RuPaul's Drag Race" stars and their hunky backup dancers put on a series of shows for fans in cars and at up-close outdoor VIP tables.

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