Opinion

Guest Opinion: 'One of the men who fought the war': Life as an AIDS casualty

Guest Opinion: 'One of the men who fought the war': Life as an AIDS casualty

Like every gay man paying attention at the time, I heard about the "new disease" afflicting gay men not long after it was first reported in 1981.

Editorial: LGBTQ person needed for SF police panel

Editorial: LGBTQ person needed for SF police panel

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 26, 2021

Now that Petra DeJesus has left the San Francisco Police Commission, the Board of Supervisors, which selects the candidate for that seat, needs to ensure that an LGBTQ individual is chosen.

Guest Opinion: Stop signing up for ageism

Guest Opinion: Stop signing up for ageism

As I prepare for my last day as the executive director of Openhouse on May 31, I am left speechless by the honor it has been to do this job.

Editorial: Newsom must lead on LGBTQ issues

Editorial: Newsom must lead on LGBTQ issues

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 19, 2021

The recent news that California has a $76 billion budget surplus was a pleasant surprise, especially after the COVID pandemic enforced belt-tightening last year.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Letters this week opine on the former SFAF CEO and a recent U.S. Supreme decision

Guest Opinion: GAPA takes inclusive stance with new name

Guest Opinion: GAPA takes inclusive stance with new name

GAPA was founded in 1988 by a group of gay and bi Asian and Pacific Islander men who had been meeting as a rap group at the Pacific Center for Human Growth in Berkeley.

Editorial: So long, Joe Hollendoner

Editorial: So long, Joe Hollendoner

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 12, 2021

Former San Francisco AIDS Foundation CEO Joe Hollendoner dropped a bomb on the eve of his departure. He had barely confirmed to us that the agency had issued 17 layoff notices among its 200-plus staff then poof — he was gone!

Guest Opinion: My coming out day

Guest Opinion: My coming out day

So there I was. Standing all by myself in the middle of this fairly large and open lobby in a building that had about a thousand people in it — and no one was around.

Editorial: Biden's got our backs

Editorial: Biden's got our backs

Having passed his 100th day in office, President Joe Biden has attempted to remedy four years of direct attacks by his predecessor with some important accomplishments for the LGBTQ community in pursuit of equity.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Readers continue to complain about cigarette ads running in the Bay Area Reporter's print edition.

Guest Opinion: Guadalajara's quest for the Gay Games

Guest Opinion: Guadalajara's quest for the Gay Games

As a proud Guadalajara native, or Tapatío as we refer to ourselves locally, I spend my days waxing poetic about all our beautiful city has to offer visitors.

Editorial: Facts not faith needed for Better Market project

Editorial: Facts not faith needed for Better Market project

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Apr 28, 2021

The public deserves real answers from several city agencies and BART about the proposed phase 1 Better Market Street project, which would tear up Market Street, between Fifth and Eighth streets, for as long as two to four years.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

This week's letters complain about the city's SOGI data collection and the B.A.R. running a cigarette ad in last week's print edition.

Guest Opinion: It's time to honor this landmark of lesbian history

Guest Opinion: It's time to honor this landmark of lesbian history

On a hilly residential street in Noe Valley, the small house at 651 Duncan Street gives no hint of its outsized role in influencing over 50 years of LGBTQIA+ civil rights.