About the BAR


The Bay Area Reporter is America's longest continuously-published and highest circulation LGBTQ newspaper.

Since 1971, we have been dedicated to serving as the undisputed publication of record for the San Francisco Bay Area LGBTQ community.

The Bay Area Reporter is regarded for practicing advocacy journalism and producing original reporting on news and culture from an LGBTQ perspective -- from the birth of the LGBTQ rights movement all the way to achieving marriage equality and advocating for transgender rights.

Our political coverage started when Harvey Milk was our first political columnist, before he was elected supervisor. The BAR was the first LGBT community publication to unapologetically feature the leather community with a regular column by the legendary Marcus Hernandez (Mr. Marcus), and the first to publish obituaries with photos during the AIDS crisis.

The BAR strives to prioritize coverage of stories that mainstream media may overlook: anti-gay discrimination in employment and housing; bias and fear of people with HIV/AIDS; victims of abuse and anti-gay violence; the plight of at-risk youth; and the unmet needs of LGBT elders. Our articles have given voice to the vulnerable and are a record of our history.

The Bay Area Reporter, independently and locally owned by BAR Media, Inc., is published every Thursday, and is the region's highest circulation LGBTQ periodical distributed in San Francisco and surrounding cities of the Bay Area; Our website, eBAR.com, is updated daily.

Local distribution of BAR is independently audited by Verified Audit Circulation.

Subscription rates: $40 for 3 months, $75 for six months, $140 per year. Individual editions (including back issues up to 18 months) can be ordered for $3.

Our daily email newsletter (M-F) reaches more than 10,000 subscribers.
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Advertising details can be found at http://www.ebar.com/advertising/

Addresses

Bay Area Reporter
44 Gough St. #204
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.861.5019

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Publisher
Michael M. Yamashita michael@ebar.com
Thomas E. Horn, Publisher Emeritus (2013), Publisher (2003-2013)
Bob Ross (Founder 1971 - 2003)

News Editor
Cynthia Laird
cynthia@ebar.com

Culture Editor
Jim Provenzano
jim@ebar.com

Assistant Editors
Matthew S. Bajko
matthew@ebar.com

John Ferrannini
j.ferrannini@ebar.com

Contributing Writers
Tavo Amador • Roger Brigham • Brian Bromberger • Victoria A. Brownworth • Philip Campbell • Heather Cassell • Michael Flanagan • Jim Gladstone • Liz Highleyman • Lisa Keen • Matthew Kennedy • David Lamble • David-Elijah Nahmod • Paul Parish • Tim Pfaff • Jim Piechota • Adam Sandel • Jason Serinus • Gregg Shapiro • Gwendolyn Smith • Sari Staver • Charlie Wagner • Ed Walsh • Cornelius Washington • Sura Wood

ART DIRECTION
Max Leger

PRODUCTION/DESIGN
Ernesto Sopprani

PHOTOGRAPHERS
Jane Philomen Cleland • FBFE
Rick Gerharter • Gareth Gooch
Jose Guzman-Colon • Rudy K. Lawidjaja
Georg Lester • Dan Lloyd • Rich Stadtmiller
Steven Underhill • Bill Wilson

ILLUSTRATORS & CARTOONISTS
Christine Smith

VICE PRESIDENT OF ADVERTISING
Scott Wazlowski - 415.829.8937
scott@ebar.com

NATIONAL ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE
Rivendell Media

LEGAL COUNSEL
Paul H. Melbostad, Esq.