The Bay Area Reporter (B.A.R.) celebrates 40th Anniversary

The Bay Area Reporter (B.A.R.), the country's oldest, continuously published newspaper serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities, will celebrate its 40th Anniversary on April 7, 2011.

The Bay Area Reporter, founded in April 1971 by the late Bob Ross and Paul Bentley, is a San Francisco institution and has covered many historical landmark LGBT events from Harvey Milk's assassination in 1978 to the closure of the gay bathhouses in the 1980s to same-sex marriages being celebrated in the state to the election of gay politicians.

Read more: B.A.R. Celebrates 40th Anniversary


Connecting Rainbows & Walking Across America For LGBT RightsRichard Noble

by Matthew Burlingame, March 21, 2011

Some might think that the days of the true activist are dead, given way to large, donation-hungry advocacy organizations like the Human Rights Campaign and GLAAD.

Beyond corporatized or even grassroots activism – where are the Ghandis and Martin Luther Kings of today, showing us the difference that a single person can make by simply standing up to bring attention to continuing injustice?

Read more: Connecting Rainbows For LGBT Rights


Watch Statement on Bill to Repeal DOMA

Fourteen years ago, an openly gay Wisconsin Republican asked the GAO to count all of the rights and responsibilities that the federal government confers based on marriage. Former Congresswoman Steve Gunderson learned that over a thousand rights and responsibilities were conferred based on marriage.

Today, that number is even higher. Watch the Press Conference here.

Read more: Bill to Repeal DOMA


CROI 2011: Advances in HIV Mean Something for Everyone

By Healthy Living News
Boston – March, 13, 2011

Chilly Boston temperatures and a freshly fallen snow couldn't dampen the enthusiasm of attendees at this years Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) as the meeting revealed important data on HIV prevention and treatment.

There was also news of a significant break-through in curing another viral infection, hepatitis C, and there was promising early data on an experimental gene therapy procedure that could lead to new ways of controlling, and perhaps someday, even curing HIV infection.

Read more: CROI 2011: Advances in HIV


Around the World in 2070 Days...428

Our 2011 Traveling issue is out now and boy, does it have some fun stuff for you! We highlight a book about Larry Jacobson’s six year journey around the world in a sailboat. While it’s certainly not the trip for everyone, it’s hard to deny the magnificence of the story and the pictures he captured. This is just one of our travel-related stories.

Read more: The March 10 Issue is Out Now


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