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50 Years in 50 Weeks: Rex's Rare 1991 Interview

50 Years in 50 Weeks: Rex's Rare 1991 Interview

By Jim Provenzano | Aug 26, 2021

Let's zoom in, dot by dot, to a rare January 3 interview with Rex, whose erotic images might have answered the question, "What if Georges Seurat was a late-20th-century South of Market leather man?"

California Looking to Pay Drug Addicts to Stay Sober

California Looking to Pay Drug Addicts to Stay Sober

By Adam Beam | Aug 26, 2021

Frustrated by out-of-control increases in drug overdose deaths, California's leaders are trying something radical: They want the state to be the first to pay people to stay sober.

Hot Spots Where Covid Vaccination Lags Push Experimental Antibody Treatment

Hot Spots Where Covid Vaccination Lags Push Experimental Antibody Treatment

By JoNel Aleccia | Aug 25, 2021

"It's a backwards strategy," says Dr. Christian Ramers. "It's so much better to prevent a disease than to use an expensive, cumbersome and difficult-to-use therapy."

Gay Manager Buys Castro's Dog Eared Books

Gay Manager Buys Castro's Dog Eared Books

Aug 24, 2021

A longtime manager at Dog Eared Books has bought the locally owned bookstore's second location in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro district. It will be rechristened as Fabulosa Books next month.

'Bracing for the Worst' in Florida's COVID-19 Hot Zone

'Bracing for the Worst' in Florida's COVID-19 Hot Zone

By Kelli Kennedy, Cody Jackson | Aug 20, 2021

As quickly as one COVID patient is discharged, another waits for a bed in northeast Florida, the hot zone of the state's latest surge.

Vaccine Checks Begin at San Francisco Eateries, Bars

Vaccine Checks Begin at San Francisco Eateries, Bars

By Daisy Nguyen | Aug 20, 2021

Anyone who wants to eat, drink or exercise indoors in San Francisco must show they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when one of the nation's most stringent restrictions on unvaccinated people takes effect.

'Heartbreaking': Mississippi Gets 2nd Field Hospital in Days

'Heartbreaking': Mississippi Gets 2nd Field Hospital in Days

By Leah Willingham | Aug 18, 2021

Unlike earlier surges, this wave is predominately impacting younger, unvaccinated people, Mississippi's State Health Officer, Dr. Thoma Dobbs said. More children are hospitalized than ever, and one between the ages of 11 and 17 died just last week.

New Orleans Mayor: Good Times Can Roll — With Vaccines

New Orleans Mayor: Good Times Can Roll — With Vaccines

By Kevin McGill, Rebecca Santana | Aug 13, 2021

People who want to enter New Orleans bars, restaurants, music halls — or any other inside venue — will soon have to show proof of vaccination against the coronavirus or a recent negative test.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1989, Angels & AIDS

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1989, Angels & AIDS

By Jim Provenzano | Aug 12, 2021

In addition to the disastrous earthquake (see this week's News edition of this series), 1989 was full of AIDS: Protests, drug treatments, and the staged reading of a new play in progress about AIDS by Tony Kushner titled "Angels in America."

Watch: NH School Board Member Hurls Anti-Gay Slurs as Cops Arrest Her

Watch: NH School Board Member Hurls Anti-Gay Slurs as Cops Arrest Her

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 12, 2021

A Weare, N.H. school board member hurled anti-gay slurs as police placed her under arrest for interfering with them during a traffic stop. The moment was recorded and shared online.

Va. School Board OKs Revised Transgender Student Guidelines

Va. School Board OKs Revised Transgender Student Guidelines

Aug 12, 2021

A northern Virginia school board voted Wednesday to expand access for transgender students to school facilities and groups, a decision coming the day after hundreds of people for and against the changes converged for a public hearing.

In New York City, Impending Vaccination Rules Prompt Concern

In New York City, Impending Vaccination Rules Prompt Concern

By Bobby Caina Calvan | Aug 6, 2021

New York City City officials said details are still being worked out, including enforcement and consequences for businesses that refuse to comply.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1988's Joy Amid Loss

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1988's Joy Amid Loss

By Jim Provenzano | Aug 5, 2021

Can one page sum up an entire year? The late 1980s, while still in full-on Reaganomics hell, offered bits of resistance and joy amid the continuing oppression, epidemic deaths, and discrimination.

Provincetown Plans 'Safe and Celebratory' Annual Carnival

Aug 4, 2021

One of Provincetown's most anticipated theme weeks of the season returns August 15-21 as the Provincetown Business Guild (PBG) announces the schedule for the 42nd annual Carnival.

NYC Will Require Vaccination Proof for Indoor Dining, Gyms

By Karen Matthews, Bobby Caina Calvan | Aug 3, 2021

New York City will soon require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone who wants to dine indoors at a restaurant, see a performance or go to the gym.

DeSantis Won't Move on Masks as Florida COVID Wards Swell

By Terry Spencer, Adriana Gomez Licon, Kelli Kennedy | Aug 3, 2021

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday downplayed a spike in COVID-19 cases that's shattered state hospitalization records and strongly reiterated his vow not to impose a mask mandate or any business restrictions.

Ding! Ding! San Francisco's Cable Cars Are Running Again

By Olga R. Rodgriguez | Aug 3, 2021

San Francisco's iconic cable cars were chiming their bells and rolling again on the city's hills Monday after being sidelined for 16 months by the pandemic.

Florida Breaks Record for COVID -19 Hospitalizations

By Mike Schneider | Aug 2, 2021

A day after it recorded the most new daily cases since the start of the pandemic, Florida on Sunday broke a previous record for current hospitalizations set more than a year ago before vaccines were available.

Phatima Rude Memorial to Be Held Aug. 1 at Public Works

By Jim Provenzano | Jul 27, 2021

Known for outrageous and unique performances, the late local drag performer Phatima Rude (Leigh Pankonin) will be remembered at a gathering on August 1 at Public Works.

LGBTQ Advocates Celebrate Approval of Two Illinois Marriage Certificate Modernization Bills

Jul 27, 2021

Trans and non-binary people who were married in Illinois will now be able to obtain marriage certificates that reflect their authentic selves, thanks to legislation signed by Gov. JB Pritzker.

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