Opinion

Guest Opinion: Communities can now provide input for CA redistricting process

Guest Opinion: Communities can now provide input for CA redistricting process

Because "We the People" should select our representatives and not the other way around, the independent California Citizens Redistricting Commission, or CRC, was established in 2008 by citizen initiative.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Longtime ally and labor union member Allan Baird thanks those who came out to acknowledge his work.

Guest Opinion: 'No Pride for some of us without liberation for all of us'

Guest Opinion: 'No Pride for some of us without liberation for all of us'

This June, South San Francisco raised the Progress Pride flag.

Guest Opinion: Kink at Pride debate newest example of straight colonization

Guest Opinion: Kink at Pride debate newest example of straight colonization

Recently, the topic of kink- and fetish-related exhibits at Pride parades has become a flashpoint within the culture war

Editorial: LGBTQ visibility is power

Editorial: LGBTQ visibility is power

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 23, 2021

It was a like bolt of lightning to mark the beginning of Pride week: a professional football defensive end came out as gay while still an active player, a first.

Guest Opinion: SF budget invests in LGBTQs

Guest Opinion: SF budget invests in LGBTQs

This Pride week the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has been busy finalizing our city's budget with big investments in our LGBTQ+ community.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

This week's letters to the editor asks that Supervisor Rafael Mandelman do more for the Castro commercial district.

Editorial: CA has reopened at last

Editorial: CA has reopened at last

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 16, 2021

Most of us were downright giddy on Tuesday as we ventured outdoors without face coverings for the first time in more than a year of surviving the COVID-19 pandemic

Guest Opinion: Being out at Wells Fargo

Guest Opinion: Being out at Wells Fargo

I came out to my family when I was 26 years old. Even though I was certain they'd be loving and supportive once they wrapped their heads around the news, for some reason, the idea of saying "I'm gay" was terrifying.

Guest Opinion: California vs. 34 other states: The fight to defend our transgender and gender-nonconforming community

Guest Opinion: California vs. 34 other states: The fight to defend our transgender and gender-nonconforming community

This year, GOP-controlled states throughout our country have advanced an unprecedented number of discriminatory bills targeting our transgender and gender-nonconforming community, particularly TGNC young people.

Editorial: Ramachandran for East Bay Assembly seat

Editorial: Ramachandran for East Bay Assembly seat

Residents in Alameda, San Leandro, and part of Oakland have started early voting in the June 29 special primary election for the 18th Assembly District seat.

Guest Opinion: You can be open about addiction

Guest Opinion: You can be open about addiction

What queer identity and addiction have in common is that one can choose to be closeted about both.

Guest Opinion: HIV/AIDS is not over

Guest Opinion: HIV/AIDS is not over

Oaklawn, Dallas, 1984. Back then, I stopped into the Crossroads Market about once a week to pick up the latest issue of the New York Native, a gay political newsprint magazine where I could get the very latest information about AIDS.

Editorial: AIDS at 40 — and beyond

Editorial: AIDS at 40 — and beyond

It was scary. On June 5, 1981, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report noted five cases of pneumocystis pneumonia among previously healthy gay men in Los Angeles.