Opinion

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.

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: 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).

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: Ramachandran for Oakland council

Editorial: Ramachandran for Oakland council

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

Oakland is assured of having out representation on the City Council even if, as looks likely, lesbian at-large member Rebecca Kaplan is successful in her bid for the District 3 seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.

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.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

This week a reader sounds off on the recent Lesbians Who Tech conference held in the Castro.

Guest Opinion: In conversation with SFAF's Tyler TerMeer

Guest Opinion: In conversation with SFAF's Tyler TerMeer

Cleve Jones, a co-founder of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, interviewed the agency's current CEO, Tyler TerMeer, Ph.D., about the MPX outbreak, including the community's response and what it has learned from responding to AIDS.

Editorial: B.A.R. endorsements in Bay Area races

Editorial: B.A.R. endorsements in Bay Area races

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 12, 2022

Like the statewide races, the Bay Area Reporter has already endorsed a number of LGBTQ candidates running for various offices in the region who won their primaries and are advancing to the November election.

Editorial: Familiar, new faces for CA endorsements

Editorial: Familiar, new faces for CA endorsements

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 12, 2022

In the spring we issued our endorsements for state officials.