Opinion

Guest Opinion: Susan Sontag and me: Epidemics I have lived through

Guest Opinion: Susan Sontag and me: Epidemics I have lived through

When the COVID-19 shutdown began in the spring of 2020, I posted on Facebook that I expected the pandemic to be, for me, a pain in the ass, a royal pain in the ass.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

A reader offers his opinion on the Castro rainbow flag.

Editorial: HRC board made the right call

Editorial: HRC board made the right call

It's not easy for a nonprofit board to reach the stunning conclusion that it must fire its leader "for cause," but that's what the board of the Human Rights Campaign and its Human Rights Campaign Foundation did late September 6.

Guest Opinion: Alameda County Dems have a tool against homophobia

Guest Opinion: Alameda County Dems have a tool against homophobia

Homophobes don't belong in the Democratic Party.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

This week's letters offer opinions on the B.A.R.'s tobacco ads in the print edition, the rainbow flag flap, and support for the Alameda Democratic County Central Committee's new bylaw change.

Guest Opinion: Pacific Islanders say no to recall of Faauuga Moliga

Guest Opinion: Pacific Islanders say no to recall of Faauuga Moliga

Members of several Pacific Islander groups in San Francisco urge LGBTQs not to support the recall of school board Vice President Faauuga Moliga.

Editorial: An expensive lesson for VA school board

Editorial: An expensive lesson for VA school board

The Gloucester County School Board in Virginia may have wanted to stop trans students from using the restrooms that match their gender identity in its schools, but it turned out to be an expensive lesson.

Editorial: Newsom needs to turn up the volume

Editorial: Newsom needs to turn up the volume

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Aug 25, 2021

A couple of weeks ago we editorialized against removing Governor Gavin Newsom from office.

Guest Opinion: Two issues observed in Castro flag fight

Guest Opinion: Two issues observed in Castro flag fight

Former San Francisco Supervisor Jeff Sheehy discusses controversy surrounding Gilbert Baker's rainbow flag in the Castro.

Editorial: Barbara Lee was right

Editorial: Barbara Lee was right

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Aug 18, 2021

Nearly 20 years ago, Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D) stood alone among her colleagues and voted against going to war in Afghanistan — she was the only member of the House and Senate to do so.

Guest Opinion: Support 1st housing project in 40 years in Diamond Heights

Guest Opinion: Support 1st housing project in 40 years in Diamond Heights

In 1977 I escaped from the Midwest and arrived in our gay haven, the Castro. Even though I was in my early 30s I did something a young person would never be able to do today ... buy a fixer in District 8.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

This week's letters weigh in on the California recall.

Letters to the editor: Correcting the record on Bezis v. Wysinger

Letters to the editor: Correcting the record on Bezis v. Wysinger

The gay former chair of the Contra Costa Democratic County Central Committee weighs in on our recent article about DCCC members Jason Bezis and Carolyn Wysinger.

Guest Opinion: LGBTQs should reject the CA recall

Guest Opinion: LGBTQs should reject the CA recall

Governor Gavin Newsom has been a champion of LGBTQ+ equality for decades. Full Stop!