Opinion

Editorial: Newsom must sign SB 57
Guest Opinion: Why drag queen story hour belongs in public libraries

Guest Opinion: Why drag queen story hour belongs in public libraries

On June 11, San Lorenzo Library, part of the Alameda County (CA) Library system, hosted a Drag Queen Story Hour as part of the library's annual Pride Month programming.

Guest Opinion: I caught monkeypox

Guest Opinion: I caught monkeypox

An internet friend, a Berlin artist, sent me a WhatsApp message in May: "Excited we'll finally meet. But a little worried for you — you've heard about this, right? Happening all over the venues I think you'll be interested in."

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

A reader has questions about the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District.

Guest Opinion: Fair's return a welcome relief

Guest Opinion: Fair's return a welcome relief

Up Your Alley fair, aka Dore Alley, is back in its full-strength version this weekend!

Editorial: Racism rears its ugly head in SF

Editorial: Racism rears its ugly head in SF

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 27, 2022

New San Francisco school board member Ann Hsu is facing calls to resign after she made racist comments in a candidate questionnaire.

Editorial: Biden needs to bring Griner home

Editorial: Biden needs to bring Griner home

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 20, 2022

WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner has been locked up in a Russian jail since February, when she was detained at an airport in the country after authorities allegedly found vape canisters with cannabis oil in her luggage.

Guest Opinion: Fitting in is not belonging

Guest Opinion: Fitting in is not belonging

The sign that welcomed visitors to Wakefield, Nebraska said Pop. 1,030. The town's size didn't vary in all the years I lived there. It was a close-knit community linked by culture, economy, religion, and blood.

Editorial: About repealing CA Prop 8

Editorial: About repealing CA Prop 8

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 13, 2022

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed the right to abortion, LGBTQ political leaders here in California are ramping up in case marriage equality soon comes before the justices.

Guest Opinion: Let's not forget about LGBTQ immigrants in ICE detention

Guest Opinion: Let's not forget about LGBTQ immigrants in ICE detention

There's a suffocating bleakness to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, detention. We are locked inside 20 hours a day.

Editorial: Here we go again

Editorial: Here we go again

When the COVID pandemic started in March 2020, the federal response was lackluster to say the least.

Guest Opinion: Reflections on the AIDS quilt

Guest Opinion: Reflections on the AIDS quilt

Last month I was able to get to Golden Gate Park for the largest display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt ever in San Francisco.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

This week's letters to the editor look at the term "pansy" and bemoan that San Francisco is only for the rich.

Editorial: 'They're coming for you next'

Editorial: 'They're coming for you next'

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 29, 2022

California officials spent last Friday telling the public and reporters that the state is a safe haven for those seeking an abortion.

Guest Opinion: Liberal status quo brought us to this moment

Guest Opinion: Liberal status quo brought us to this moment

Without a doubt, the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization ruling overturning Roe v. Wade's right to abortion will go down as one of the most egregious abuses of judicial authority in our country's history.