Tag Archives: Bay Area Reporter

Famed “No Obits” Headline Turns 20 Years Old

Twenty years ago today San Francisco’s Bay Area Reporter published its now-famous “No Obits” headline, marking the first time in many years that the paper had no AIDS-related deaths to report. The accompanying article’s author, Timothy Rodriques, who at the time had himself recently tested HIV+, reflects this week in the same paper: That the article had such an impact ...

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Bay Area Reporter Restructures

The Bay Area Reporter has announced a restructuring deal that includes a partnership with other local newspapers. B.A.R. publisher Thomas E. Horn and general manager Michael Yamashita announced to the paper’s staff Monday, April 22 that the Bob Ross Foundation, which owns the B.A.R. , has signed a letter of intent with Todd Vogt and Patrick Brown. Vogt and Brown ...

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Super Gay Bet: Blade Vs B.A.R.

From Washington Blade reporter Phil Reese: Editors and publishers of the Washington Blade and the Bay Area Reporter, an LGBT newspaper in San Francisco, announced this week the terms of a bet for their respective teams playing in Sunday’s Super Bowl championship in New Orleans. If the Ravens win, BAR will send the Blade staff a lunch of dungeness crabs ...

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40 Activists Walk Into A Room….

Pictured above are the journalists, activists, researchers, allies and bloggers that attended this weekend’s Haas Fund-sponsored conference on LGBT youth homelessness, suicide prevention, and immigration equality. All very good people. UPDATE: Via the Windy City Times, here’s everybody’s names (from left to right). Michael Rogers, Eden James, Phil Reese, Andrés Duque, Karen Ocamb, Jeremy Hooper, Jean Albright, Tracy Baim, Ksen ...

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Longtime Bay Area Reporter Columnist “Sweet Lips” Dies At Age 87

Bay Area Reporter columnist Richard Walters, who penned the paper’s gossip and nightlife updates as “Sweet Lips” for the last 39 years, has died at the age of 87. Sweet Lips and the late B.A.R. founding publisher Bob Ross were roommates when Sweet Lips started his self-described gossip column. Friends had helped with the column in recent years. Declining health ...

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B.A.R. Posts All Obits Since 1980

In a joint project with the San Francisco Gay & Lesbian Historical Society, the Bay Area Reporter has created an online database of every obituary published since 1980. For years, especially in the late 1980s and early 1990s, people who had died from complications related to AIDS dominated the B.A.R. ‘s obituary pages. Tom Burtch, a volunteer at San Francisco’s ...

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Mister Marcus Dies At 77

Bay Area Reporter columnist Marcus Hernandez, known internationally to the leather community as Mister Marcus, has died at the age of 77 after a prolonged illness. His snark and gossip-filled column ran in the BAR for 38 years. The cause of death was complications from diabetes and arteriosclerosis. Mr. Hernandez was known to his legions of readers by his pen ...

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Poll: Prop 8 Repeal Will Be Tough In 2010

Although activists banned the media from their post-Meet In The Middle For Equality leadership summit so that new polling data didn’t “provide ammunition to opponents of same-sex marriage”, the results were published by the Bay Area Reporter yesterday. According to the latest survey, which was taken the first week of May, the “movable middle” on marriage equality is quite small ...

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