Simply the Best!
Compiled by Matthew S. Bajko and Cynthia Laird
Spring is here and that means it's time for the Bay Area Reporter's third annual Best of the Gays readers' poll. We made some changes this year, streamlining some categories, jettisoning others, and creating new ones, all with the goal of increasing interest. That seems to have worked, as we had a record number of votes cast by you, the readers of the B.A.R.
We'd also like to acknowledge our appreciation for this year's survey sponsors Maui Sunseeker, Academy of Friends, the San Francisco Ballet, and Swirl Radio for providing our readers a chance to win some fabulous prizes.
So enjoy this year's round-up of the Best of the Gays.
There isn't another parade like it in the region. And it draws hundreds of thousands of people to San Francisco the last Sunday every June. (read more)
Merriam-Webster defines the word view as "extent or range of vision. It also includes "scene, prospect" as a secondary meaning. (read more)
Sometimes it isn't enough to hang out where everyone knows your name, as the famous saying goes, to have a fun night on the town. (read more)
Energetic gay youth activist Jason Galisatus was the winner in this new category in this year's Best of the Gays. (read more)
In olden times one seeking out medicines would contact their local apothecary, a druggist who filled prescriptions akin to modern-day pharmacists. (read more)
A new winner in the best fair or festival category, organizers of the long-running Castro Street Fair were ecstatic when told of the Best of the Gays honor. (read more)
The White Horse Inn is historic. Situated at 66th Street and Telegraph Avenue on the Oakland-Berkeley border, it was built in 1933 and is still going strong. (read more)