Opinion

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

A reader weighs in on last week's letter about Harvey Milk Plaza.

Editorial: Newsom should sign press protest bill

Editorial: Newsom should sign press protest bill

Of the many pieces of legislation awaiting action by Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate Bill 98 should be signed without hesitation.

Guest Opinion: Democratic leadership is good for San Francisco

Guest Opinion: Democratic leadership is good for San Francisco

In San Francisco those of us who are Democrats dominate politics in the city.

Editorial: National Dems miss an opportunity

Editorial: National Dems miss an opportunity

The Democratic National Committee's decision to scrap a Black trans woman as an at-large member of the DNC was disheartening and confusing to many, more so because it was tone deaf to calls for diversity and equitable representation.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

This week's letters to the editor discuss Harvey Milk Plaza.

Editorial: Don't leave LGBTQ Afghans behind

Editorial: Don't leave LGBTQ Afghans behind

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Sep 29, 2021

President Joe Biden defended his decision to pull troops out of Afghanistan last month, but lost in the ensuing debate has been the fate of LGBTQ Afghans now living under the homophobic Taliban regime.

Guest Opinion: Trumpism versus California

Guest Opinion: Trumpism versus California

Despite former President Donald Trump's reelection defeat last year, in recent times, we have seen the manifestation of Trumpism as his political allies across the country continue to target our democratic institutions and our most vulnerable.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

This week's letters correct the description of the Castro Country Club and discuss the latest design for Harvey Milk Plaza.

Guest Opinion: Every day is a celebration in Leather & LGBTQ Cultural District

Guest Opinion: Every day is a celebration in Leather & LGBTQ Cultural District

The Leather & LGBTQ Cultural District, created by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 2018, is 22 city blocks in the South of Market neighborhood that have been home to numerous leather and kink venues since the 1960s.

Editorial: Lt. gov's missed opportunities

Editorial: Lt. gov's missed opportunities

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Sep 22, 2021

In two recent instances, California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis has missed opportunities regarding LGBTQ issues in San Francisco.

Editorial: Breed should get behind OD emergency

Editorial: Breed should get behind OD emergency

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Sep 15, 2021

San Francisco supervisors are likely to approve a resolution in the coming weeks urging Mayor London Breed to declare the city's overdose crisis a local emergency.

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.