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Loathed NYC Bus Terminal is Bound for an Upgrade

Loathed NYC Bus Terminal is Bound for an Upgrade

By David Porter | Jan 25, 2021

New York City's main bus terminal, long ridiculed for leaky ceilings, dirty bathrooms and frequent delays, could be in for a major overhaul.

San Francisco Wrestles With Drug Approach as Death and Chaos Engulf Tenderloin

San Francisco Wrestles With Drug Approach as Death and Chaos Engulf Tenderloin

Jan 7, 2021

Fentanyl is taking over part of San Francisco as skyrocketing overdoses combined with the pandemic put the city at a precipice like never before.

Save the Date for a #SaveSFNews Event

Save the Date for a #SaveSFNews Event

By Advertising Department sponsored content | Dec 29, 2020

Join editors and publishers from the city's leading independent news outlets for a discussion about why their work is essential.

New Report on LGBTQ Experience in Georgia Details Health Equity Disparities

New Report on LGBTQ Experience in Georgia Details Health Equity Disparities

Dec 29, 2020

A new report reveals LGBTQ health disparities among those surveyed, including alarming mental health statistics for Georgia's transgender community.

Martuni's Sells Wines, Aprons, Shirts for Quick Gifts

Martuni's Sells Wines, Aprons, Shirts for Quick Gifts

By Jim Provenzano | Dec 22, 2020

Get a taste of those fun cabaret shows at Martuni's that we miss so much. The popular martini bar is making do in difficult times by selling a cute variety of gifts items.

Borgata Gives 5K to Assist Transgender Name Changes

Borgata Gives 5K to Assist Transgender Name Changes

Dec 21, 2020

The contribution will be used to support the assistance Garden State Equality gives to transgender people in New Jersey seeking legal name changes.

Elisa Crespo Could Become First Trans NYC Council Member

Elisa Crespo Could Become First Trans NYC Council Member

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 30, 2020

Elisa Crespo is running to become the first trans woman on the New York City Council.

Austin Police Officer Suspended Over 'Gay' Comment on Body Cam

Austin Police Officer Suspended Over 'Gay' Comment on Body Cam

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 30, 2020

Austin police officer Ryan Seweryn has been suspended for ten days for referring to a protester as "that gay dude."

Theatre at Renowned Jacob's Pillow Dance Center Burns Down

Theatre at Renowned Jacob's Pillow Dance Center Burns Down

Nov 17, 2020

Firefighters arrived to find flames on the right side of the building. A short time later, the 30-year-old, 216-seat wooden theater went up in flames with sound that the fire chief described as like a tornado.

Finally! Election Celebrations in the Bay Area

Finally! Election Celebrations in the Bay Area

By Jim Provenzano | Nov 8, 2020

Enjoy a round-up of several video clips of celebrations in the Bay Area and across the U.S. following the announcement of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' winning the presidential/vice-presidential election of 2020.

Election Night(life) Watch Parties

Election Night(life) Watch Parties

By Jim Provenzano | Nov 1, 2020

Want to ease the anxiety of the upcoming election? Some nightclubs and organizations without political affiliations will host online —and in-person— watch parties and related events. Here's a quick roundup to consider for your evening's choices.

Terrorgrams: Peaches Christ & Crew's 'Screaming Telegrams' Bring Door-to-Door Scary Delights

Terrorgrams: Peaches Christ & Crew's 'Screaming Telegrams' Bring Door-to-Door Scary Delights

By Jim Provenzano | Oct 9, 2020

Get some creepy clowns and ghoulish gals delivered to your door, or a ghoul-friend's, with the new Screaming Telegrams service.

Chicago's Boystown Drops Moniker, Embraces Greater Inclusiveness

Chicago's Boystown Drops Moniker, Embraces Greater Inclusiveness

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 3, 2020

After a recent survey, Northalsted Business Alliance will retire the use of the "Boystown" moniker in marketing for the Chicago neighborhood in order to be more inclusive and welcoming.

 Historic Boston Nightclubs Ramrod and Machine Permanently Closed

Historic Boston Nightclubs Ramrod and Machine Permanently Closed

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 30, 2020

Ramrod and Machine, the last two queer nightclubs in Boston's Fenway neighborhood, permanently shuttered their doors just before quarantine and won't be coming back.

Literary Grants, Fellowships and Awards Update

By Jim Provenzano | Sep 16, 2020

Literary arts emergency grant recipients have been announced, George Takei wins an award, and Lambda Literary's LitFest schedule is announced.

A Weekend in the Castro: Businesses, Re-opened

By Jim Provenzano | Sep 14, 2020

Visitors to the Castro district on Sunday, Sept. 13 enjoyed outdoor dining, drinks and shopping at local stores. Safety and health precautions were heeded as patrons enjoyed themselves while supporting local businesses.

How Starving Public Health Fueled a COVID Fire in Florida

By Laura Ungar, Jason Dearen, Hannah Recht | Aug 24, 2020

As the nation starved the public health system intended to protect communities against disease, staffing and funding fell faster and further in the Sunshine State, leaving it especially unprepared for the worst health crisis in a century.

Castro Street Closure Request for Dining Plaza Hits Roadblock

By Matthew S. Bajko | Aug 5, 2020

A request by the Castro Merchants to turn a portion of a street running through the heart of San Francisco's LGBTQ district into an outdoor dining plaza on weekends through the end of the year has run into a roadblock over fire vehicle access.

Editorial: Raise An Inclusive Castro Flag

By BAR Editorial Board | Aug 5, 2020

The Castro Merchants, the organization of neighborhood businesses which oversees the iconic rainbow flag flying at Castro and Market streets, should consider installing a more inclusive version of the global symbol of LGBTQ rights.

Editorial: Show the Castro Some Love

By BAR Editorial Board | Jul 29, 2020

It's been a stark four months of mostly sheltering in place for the city — and the rest of the Bay Area — but there are signs that the Castro is coming back to life.

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