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Connecticut Gay Bar Owners Demand Assault Incident Be Treated as 'Hate Crime'

Connecticut Gay Bar Owners Demand Assault Incident Be Treated as 'Hate Crime'

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 19, 2022

The police investigating the incident however say there is no evidence to suggest a "hate crime" and believe the incident is isolated.

Castro Street Fair's 48th

Castro Street Fair's 48th

By Photo by Steven Underhill | Oct 3, 2022

The 48th annual Castro Street Fair saw thousands of people enjoying the sunny October 2 day, with community organization booths, food, drinks and DJed music.

'Juanita: 30 Years of MORE!' @ SF Arts Commission Gallery

'Juanita: 30 Years of MORE!' @ SF Arts Commission Gallery

By photos by Steven Underhill | Oct 1, 2022

The September 30 opening reception for 'Juanita: 30 Years of MORE!' at the San Francisco Arts Commission Main Gallery was a who's who of local nightlife and arts notables.

NYC Officials 'Closely Monitoring' Allegations Against Gay Nightlife Gatekeeper Michael J. Cohen

NYC Officials 'Closely Monitoring' Allegations Against Gay Nightlife Gatekeeper Michael J. Cohen

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 1, 2022

NBC News reported last month that nine men had accused gay nightlife producer Michael J. Cohen of a range of unwanted sexual advances.

Besties Arts: Curtain Up, Sound Check, Arts Opening

Besties Arts: Curtain Up, Sound Check, Arts Opening

By Jim Gladstone | Sep 28, 2022

It's time to get back out there and enjoy the communal experience of the arts in person. There is plenty in the pipeline from our readers' local favorites in both the visual and performing arts.

Man Stabbed Outside of Long Beach Gay Bar Dies

Man Stabbed Outside of Long Beach Gay Bar Dies

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 13, 2022

A man was stabbed and killed outside of Long Beach gay bar this past weekend. Suspect is still at large. The victim was one of two people stabbed outside the bar around 1:50 a.m. in Long Beach.

Advocates: As Anti-LGBTQ+ Rhetoric Rises, Hate Crimes Increase

Advocates: As Anti-LGBTQ+ Rhetoric Rises, Hate Crimes Increase

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 10, 2022

The burning of a transgender Pride flag at a Massachusetts church is only part of a wave of anti-LGBTQ+ harassment being driven by hate speech from the right, advocates say.

Kansas Teacher Awarded $95K in Lawsuit After Refusing to Use Student's Preferred Pronouns

Kansas Teacher Awarded $95K in Lawsuit After Refusing to Use Student's Preferred Pronouns

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 2, 2022

A Kansas teacher was suspended for not using a student's preferred pronouns. She sued the school system and won.

Atlanta Police Arrest Man Who Allegedly Painted Swastikas on Rainbow Crosswalks

Atlanta Police Arrest Man Who Allegedly Painted Swastikas on Rainbow Crosswalks

By Emell Adolphus | Aug 27, 2022

Atlanta police arrest man believed to be responsible for spray-painting swastikas on rainbow crosswalks. The suspect was arrested in Atlanta outside his apartment after a roughly five-hour standoff with a SWAT team.

Texas Woman Calls Cops Over Gay Graphic Novel in High School Library

Texas Woman Calls Cops Over Gay Graphic Novel in High School Library

By Emell Adolphus | Aug 25, 2022

A Texas woman was so outraged over a gay YA graphic novel for 14+ that she called the cops. She claimed Mike Curator's "Flamer" was "pornographic" and "harmful" to minors.

Watch: 'Drag Race' Contestant Shannel Denies Stealing $700 from Audience Member

Watch: 'Drag Race' Contestant Shannel Denies Stealing $700 from Audience Member

By Emell Adolphus | Aug 21, 2022

"RuPaul's Drag Race" star Shannel is accused of stealing $700 from an audience member in a video making its rounds on social media but is denying the allegations.

Help is on the Way XXVI @ Marines' Memorial Theatre

Help is on the Way XXVI @ Marines' Memorial Theatre

By photo by Steven Underhill | Aug 9, 2022

Broadway homages wowed the audience at the 26th Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) Help Is On The Way concert at the Marines' Memorial Theatre on August 7, the first to be held in person since 2019.

LA Gay Sex Clubs, Bathhouses Host Monkeypox Vaccination Clinics

LA Gay Sex Clubs, Bathhouses Host Monkeypox Vaccination Clinics

By Emell Adolphus | Aug 3, 2022

As California declares State of Emergency over monkeypox outbreak, local health centers hope to get the vaccines to gay men at risk.

Watch: Man Nearly Sets Himself on Fire Burning Pride Flag

Watch: Man Nearly Sets Himself on Fire Burning Pride Flag

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 30, 2022

Lansing, MI police are seeking a man in connection to a series of Pride flag vandalisms that have hit the city of Lansing. He recently attempted to set a Pride flag on fire, nearly igniting himself in the process.

Watch: LGBTQ-Themed Library Again Target of Anti-Gay Vandals

Watch: LGBTQ-Themed Library Again Target of Anti-Gay Vandals

By Emell Adolphus | May 15, 2022

A mini library, with LGBTQ-themed books for youths and young adults, has been ransacked for a fourth time in a Massachusetts community.

The Sisters' Easter @ Mission Dolores Park

The Sisters' Easter @ Mission Dolores Park

By photo by Steven Underhill | Apr 18, 2022

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's annual Easter celebrations returned to Mission Dolores Park on April 17 with a huge crowd of attendees enjoying the bright sunny day, performances, the Hunky Jesus, Foxy Mary and bonnet contests.

Queer-Friendly NYC Nightclub Set On Fire

Queer-Friendly NYC Nightclub Set On Fire

By Emell Adolphus | Apr 6, 2022

Patrons at a nightclub in the NYC neighborhood of Bushwick were left shaken up after someone attempted to set fire to club while they were inside.

B.A.R. Talk 12: History in Print

B.A.R. Talk 12: History in Print

By Jim Provenzano | Mar 29, 2022

In closing our yearlong celebrations of the Bay Area Reporter's 50th anniversary, our twelfth online panel on April 7 will focus on five decades of the newspaper's history, with several current and former editors and writers.

Come Out with Pride to Host Pride Prom

Come Out with Pride to Host Pride Prom

Mar 16, 2022

Come Out With Pride, Inc., will host its first adult-only (21+) Pride Prom, themed "Express Yourself."

11th B.A.R. Talk Focuses on Arts

11th B.A.R. Talk Focuses on Arts

By Jim Provenzano | Mar 2, 2022

In our nearly final yearlong celebrations of the Bay Area Reporter's 50th anniversary, our eleventh monthly online panel, set for March 10, will focus on fifty years of arts coverage with former and current editors and writers.

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