Opinion

Editorial: We are angry and grieving
Guest Opinion: New governor's council is state's latest step to stop hate

Guest Opinion: New governor's council is state's latest step to stop hate

Every year, at the beginning of Pride Month, we put on our parkas and wool caps and head up to Twin Peaks to light the incredible pink triangle installation.

Editorial: Newsom should pardon Salesh Prasad

Editorial: Newsom should pardon Salesh Prasad

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 16, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom should immediately issue a pardon for Salesh Prasad, a queer man who's been in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention for many months.

Guest Opinion: Born and becoming

Guest Opinion: Born and becoming

[Growing up], I didn't feel connected to womanhood any more than I felt connected to the car my mom drove to ferry me to and from school while I played my genuinely terrible mix CDs for her.

Editorial: Stop snubbing Sarria

Editorial: Stop snubbing Sarria

Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom and first partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom announced the latest list of honorees for the California Hall of Fame and, once again, a deserving LGBTQ person was omitted.

Guest Opinion: Florida's ban on gender-affirming care is dangerous for us all

Guest Opinion: Florida's ban on gender-affirming care is dangerous for us all

Our nation's political landscape is frightening, to say the least. Every day, I read new headlines about political extremists who are attacking the rights of LGBTQ+ people in school, at work, and in the doctor's office.

Asian Americans lead the fight against hate crimes in California

Asian Americans lead the fight against hate crimes in California

  • EDITORIAL
  • by Michael Yamashita | NewsIsOut.com
  • Nov 8, 2022

In September, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law two bills that address the unprecedented number of bias incidents and hate crimes in the state.

Anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate crimes affect LGBTQ+ people too

Anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate crimes affect LGBTQ+ people too

  • EDITORIAL
  • by Michael Yamashita | NewsIsOut.com
  • Nov 8, 2022

Another virus has been spreading throughout our country since former President Donald Trump racialized the coronavirus by repeatedly calling it the "China virus" or "kung flu:" Hate.

B.A.R. election endorsements

B.A.R. election endorsements

Here are the Bay Area Reporter's endorsements for the November 8 general election.

Editorial: Musk already showing his true colors

Editorial: Musk already showing his true colors

Elon Musk had owned Twitter for all of three days before he retweeted an anti-LGBTQ conspiracy theory about the vicious assault on Paul Pelosi, who is the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco).

Guest Opinion: Vote yes on Prop L — SF's transportation future depends on it

Guest Opinion: Vote yes on Prop L — SF's transportation future depends on it

San Franciscans have a critical choice to make on the ballot this year, and it's one that I fear is not getting enough attention with everything else filling up our ballots.

Editorial: Retain California justices

Editorial: Retain California justices

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 26, 2022

Largely flying under the radar on the November 8 ballot are the retention elections for California Supreme Court and appellate court justices. It's important that voters retain all of them.

Guest Opinion: Navigating coming out of the closet in the South

Guest Opinion: Navigating coming out of the closet in the South

Growing up in the South as gay leaves one with the feeling of not merely being different, but undeserving of respect and, more recently, in danger.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

A reader weighs in on the recent civil trial of actor Kevin Spacey.

Editorial: Why we're ranking Oakland mayoral candidates

Editorial: Why we're ranking Oakland mayoral candidates

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 19, 2022

Oakland voters face a critical decision electing a new mayor.