The Bay Area Reporter is about to celebrate its 40th anniversary and is now the oldest continuously published gay newspaper in the nation.
On April 7, BAR will print a special expanded issue that includes a retrospective of its four-decade history and the most important stories it has covered. The edition will also
announce the results of BAR's first readers choice awards, the Best of the Gays.
Also on April 7, 2011 and for approximately one-week following, the Bay Area Reporter will be honored with the first temporary exhibit at the newly opened GLBT History Museum and Mayor Ed Lee will proclaim the date April 7, 2011, as “Bay Area Reporter Day” in San Francisco.