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Seattle Ups Its Indoor Dining Game, Seahawks-Style

Seattle Ups Its Indoor Dining Game, Seahawks-Style

By Ted S. Warren | Mar 1, 2021

Sick of the same old, same old pandemic dining? Seattle says: Game on. For a limited time, foodies can score a socially distanced, outdoor meal at the home of the city's NFL team, the Seahawks.

Gun Provocation Reveals Tension in Michigan Tourist Haven

Gun Provocation Reveals Tension in Michigan Tourist Haven

By John Flesher | Feb 23, 2021

Some 90 minutes into a routine meeting of the Grand Traverse County board, its agenda packed with mundane topics such as roads and libraries, came a surprising seven seconds that drew the kind of national attention no local government wants.

Missing SF Man Found Dead in Apartment Building

Missing SF Man Found Dead in Apartment Building

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 20, 2021

A San Francisco man who has been missing for over month has been found dead in his apartment building.

New York Expands Fertility Coverage for Same-Sex Couples

New York Expands Fertility Coverage for Same-Sex Couples

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 19, 2021

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced new actions expanding access to fertility coverage for same-sex couples.

Bay Area Reporter Announces Its Historic 50th Anniversary Edition

Bay Area Reporter Announces Its Historic 50th Anniversary Edition

By Advertising Department | Feb 17, 2021

America's longest continuously-published and highest weekly circulation LGBTQ newspaper will celebrate its historic 50th anniversary edition to be published on April 1. Advertising space reservations for this special issue are now being accepted.

Andrew Gillum Talks March 2020 Hotel Incident with Sex Worker, Drugs

Andrew Gillum Talks March 2020 Hotel Incident with Sex Worker, Drugs

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 13, 2021

Andrew Gillum recently opened up to GQ about his night in a Miami Beach hotel with a sex worker and drugs, and the impact it's had on his marriage.

Arkansas State Senate Passes Anti-LGBTQ Health Bill

Arkansas State Senate Passes Anti-LGBTQ Health Bill

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 12, 2021

The Arkansas State Senate just passed a bill that allows medical professionals, including pharmacists and nursing home staff, to turn away LGBTQ patients without consequence.

Mississippi Senate: Ban Transgender Athletes on Female Teams

Mississippi Senate: Ban Transgender Athletes on Female Teams

By Emily Wagster Pettus | Feb 12, 2021

Transgender athletes would be banned from competing in girls' or women's sports in Mississippi schools and universities, under a bill that advanced in the Republican-controlled state Senate late Thursday night.

Virus Dims Carnival Joy and Commerce on a New Orleans Street

Virus Dims Carnival Joy and Commerce on a New Orleans Street

By Rebecca Santana | Feb 11, 2021

COVID-19 is tamping down the joy — and the revenue — associated with Carnival season in New Orleans. Parades that normally draw thousands in the weeks before Fat Tuesday — which falls on Feb. 16 this year — have been canceled.

Orlando Man Arrested, Charged For Homophobic Attack at Gay Couple's Home

Orlando Man Arrested, Charged For Homophobic Attack at Gay Couple's Home

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 9, 2021

An Orlando man was arrested for cutting the power at a gay couple's home and then violently attacking one of the men outside.

NYC Indoor Dining Returns, Again.

NYC Indoor Dining Returns, Again.

By Matthew Wexler | Feb 8, 2021

It's been a bleak winter for New Yorkers craving a meal beyond take-out or a street-side pop-up, but hope springs eternal. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week that indoor dining would return on Valentine's Day.

A Recipe for Trouble? Reversal of Calif. Outdoor Dining Ban Has Heads Spinning

A Recipe for Trouble? Reversal of Calif. Outdoor Dining Ban Has Heads Spinning

By Anna Almendrala | Feb 5, 2021

Outdoor dining is resuming in California under state and local orders issued last week — but with COVID cases, hospitalizations and deaths still far higher than they were when the bans took effect.

New York Repeals 'Walking While Trans' Law

New York Repeals 'Walking While Trans' Law

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 4, 2021

A New York law commonly referred to as "walking while trans" was repealed on Tuesday.

Virtual Valentine: Richmond Ermet Aid Foundation's February Fundraiser

Virtual Valentine: Richmond Ermet Aid Foundation's February Fundraiser

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Feb 2, 2021

Valentine's Day comes a day early when the Richmond Ermet Aid Foundation offers "All You Need Is Love: A Valentine Concert Celebrating Broadway." The virtual event will be streaming at Facebook Live on Saturday, February 13, at 7pm.

NYC Parks Have Become 'People's Everything'

NYC Parks Have Become 'People's Everything'

By Kathy Willens | Feb 1, 2021

Oases in the best of times, New York City's parks have served as essential refuges through the hard times of the pandemic — havens for the city's millions who yearn to escape their locked-down apartments, to breathe fresh air and enjoy some elbow room.

Racial Disparities Seen in NYC Vaccination Rates

Racial Disparities Seen in NYC Vaccination Rates

By Karen Matthews | Feb 1, 2021

The data released by the city's health department shows that 48% of the New York City residents who have gotten at least one vaccine dose are white, a figure that far exceeds the roughly one-third of the city's population that is non-Hispanic white.

AutoErotica's Fundraiser Gains New Fans and Donors

AutoErotica's Fundraiser Gains New Fans and Donors

By Jim Provenzano | Jan 31, 2021

While some Castro businesses have closed permanently, one unique store has gained support from a devoted fan. AutoErotica, the longtime resource for vintage gay-themed sexy collectibles, has already raised more than $11,000 of its $16,000 fundraiser goal.

Philadelphia's Problematic Vaccine Rollout Raises Larger Questions

Philadelphia's Problematic Vaccine Rollout Raises Larger Questions

By Maryclaire Daile | Jan 29, 2021

Philadelphia chose a 22-year-old graduate student in psychology with a few faltering startups on his resume to launch its mass vaccination program. What could go wrong? Everything.

South Dakota Lawmakers Revive Bill Decried by LGBTQ Groups

South Dakota Lawmakers Revive Bill Decried by LGBTQ Groups

By Stephen Groves | Jan 26, 2021

South Dakota Republican lawmakers on Tuesday revived a proposed law that would ban people from changing the sex designation on their birth certificates, even after a House committee rejected the bill.

California Reverses Stay-at-Home Order as Conditions Improve

California Reverses Stay-at-Home Order as Conditions Improve

By Kathleen Ronayne | Jan 26, 2021

Business owners hailed Gov. Gavin Newsom's decision to lift stay-at-home orders across California in response to improving coronavirus conditions, but local health officials expressed concern that it may cause residents to let down their guard.

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