The Bay Area Reporter – the B.A.R. for short – started in 1971 as a ‘bar rag’ biweekly newspaper covering San Francisco’s gay bar culture and grew over the decades into one of the most influential LGBTQ news publications in the country. The B.A.R. has the largest readership of any U.S. LGBTQ news outlet and is also the longest continuously published.
Another photographic celebration of our communities, produced In tandem with BAR, photographer Rick Gerharter guest-curated the online exhibit, Stories of Our Movement: the Bay Area Reporter at 50, with the GLBT History Museum.
See the Bay Area Reporter’s 50th Anniversary issue with historical articles, photos and more, under its online 50th Anniversary tab. See current and recent coverage on the B.A.R.’s main page and on its Facebook page.
PDF editions of the 50th anniversary issue, and weekly issues, can also be viewed at https://issuu.com/bayareareporter