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Virus Prompts Drastic Measures As Death Tolls Set Records

By Nomaan Merchant, Jeffrey Collins, and Aritz Parra | Jul 17, 2020

The coronavirus kept surging in hot spots around the U.S. on Thursday, with one city in South Carolina urging people to pray it into submission and a hospital in Texas bringing in military medical personnel.

Let the Good Times... Hold. Virus Recloses New Orleans Bars

By Kevin McGill, Janet McConnaughey | Jul 15, 2020

It's a fresh taste of bitter medicine for New Orleans: A sharp increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations is forcing bars in the good-time-loving, tourist-dependent city to shut down again just a month after they were allowed to partially reopen.

Online Extra: Litquake's 'You, Me, And Everyone In Quarantine' June 16

By Jim Provenzano | Jun 16, 2020

For a bit of in-home literary inspiration, log on to the Litquake-sponsored reading, with Irene McCalphin, SevanKelee Boult, Wo Chan, Katie Fricas, Preeti Vangani, and host Baruch Porras-Hernandez.

Online Extra: Artists Create New Black Lives Matter Mural in Western Addition

By Jim Provenzano | Jun 13, 2020

The latest Black Lives Matter street mural, created on June 12 by was painted on Fulton Street with a direct view toward San Francisco's City Hall. Photographer Gooch captured a unique angle when he and his husband participated in the painting event.

Author Talk with Alvin Orloff, Beth Lisick and K.M. Soehnlein

By Jim Provenzano | Jun 9, 2020

The San Francisco Public Library's 'On the Same Page' series presents author Alvin Orloff in a June 10 online conversation with authors Beth Lisick and K.M. Soehnlein, who'll discuss the wild Bay Area '80s and '90s and literary topics.

Online Extra: Dining In: Black-Owned, Drag-Infused Meals to Go

By Jim Provenzano | Jun 3, 2020

Too pooped amid protests and a pandemic to prepare poultry? Bay Area Black-owned restaurants and Oasis' drag-hosted catered meals can nourish you through the revolution.

Homing's In: Pride Month Arts, Nightlife & Community Events

Jun 2, 2020

Amid protests and a pandemic, as Pride month gets underway, you can find a bit of relief with a rainbow of arts, nightlife and community events.

Online Extra: Smithsonian Pride Alliance Hosts Online Concert and LGBTQ Time Capsule

By Jim Provenzano | May 29, 2020

Join the Smithsonian's Pride Alliance to kick off Pride month with Project Pride - a virtual concert and time capsule of LGBTQ+ culture, with Jake Shears, Big Freedia, Rufus Wainwright, Indigo Girls, Pet Shop Boys and other talents.

Editorial: More Evidence SOGI Data is Needed

By BAR Editorial Board | May 27, 2020

The Williams Institute recently released new data revealing that more than 200,000 LGBT adults in the Golden State are at high risk for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

Drag Show for Seniors

May 27, 2020

Openhouse joined with the SF QUeer Nightlife Fund and the Tenderloin Museum to bring drag artists to the senior housing complex in honor of what would have been Harvey Milk's 90th birthday.

From Their Table to Yours: 9 Celebrated Restaurants Now Offering Take-Out and Delivery

By April Stamm | May 25, 2020

Takeout and delivery is getting a five-star makeover thanks to high-end restaurants that are quickly pivoting to stay afloat, keep their employees on the payroll, and serve their communities.

Online Extra: The Stud's Closure Ends An Era, for Now

By Jim Provenzano | May 21, 2020

The Stud is dead, but long live The Stud. The historic bar's collective owners are leaving the current location, planning a possible future, and a fabulous funeral.

Tennessee's Secret To Plentiful Coronavirus Testing? Picking Up The Tab

By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio | May 21, 2020

In Tennessee, anyone who wants a test can get one, and the state will pick up the tab. The guidance has evolved to "when in doubt, get a test," and the state started paying for it in April.

News Briefs: Pink Triangle Plans Lighted Display

By Cynthia Laird | May 20, 2020

Organizers of the pink triangle installation atop Twin Peaks have launched an online fundraiser to pay for the site to be lighted this year.

Wear a Mask? Even with 20K Dead, Some New Yorkers Don't

By Jake Seiner, Tom Hays | May 13, 2020

Everyone in New York state is required to wear a face covering in any place where they can't stay at least 6 feet from people who don't live with them. Yet New Yorkers have adopted their own interpretation of when masks are required.

40+ Chicago Media Outlets Launch Joint Fundraiser

May 11, 2020

43 independent Chicago media outlets have joined forces to raise funds in a month-long campaign in May.

SF Gay Couple Weds Amid Virus Lockdown

By John Ferrannini | Apr 29, 2020

A gay San Francisco couple tied the knot amid the city's shelter-in-place order.

Online Extra: Folsom Street Fair, Up Your Alley, Will Be Virtual in 2020

Apr 27, 2020

Folsom Street Events — producers of the Folsom Street and Up Your Alley fairs in San Francisco's South of Market district — announced April 27 that both events will be held virtually this year in light of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

SF Mayor Taps Gay Man to Lead Housing, Community Development office

By Cynthia Laird | Apr 23, 2020

San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Tuesday named Eric D. Shaw as the new director of the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development.

SF AIDS Walk Will Move to Virtual Format for 2020

Apr 22, 2020

This year's San Francisco AIDS Walk is one of the latest outdoor events to move to a virtual-only format due to the physical distancing required to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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