Opinion

Editorial: Mandelman for SF board president

Editorial: Mandelman for SF board president

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 22, 2020

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will meet January 8 and, after elected and reelected members are sworn in, will choose a new board president.

Guest Opinion: Healing is coming

Guest Opinion: Healing is coming

This is a good year for Christmas. We need the joy, the light, hope, the gifts, the promise, the peace. All of it.

Editorial: CA risks LGBTQ residents' health

Editorial: CA risks LGBTQ residents' health

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 16, 2020

Gay state Senator Scott Wiener is absolutely right in calling for an audit of the California Department of Public Health to find out why it is still not collecting sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data for COVID-19.

Editorial: 7 SF supes need 1st Amendment tutorial

Editorial: 7 SF supes need 1st Amendment tutorial

That San Francisco supervisors are not journalists and unclear about the principles of the First Amendment was clearly evident during a lengthy conversation at the December 1 board meeting where the merits of "good journalism" were debated.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

This week's letters to the editor.

Guest Opinion: LGBTQ seniors grapple with COVID

Guest Opinion: LGBTQ seniors grapple with COVID

In 2015, my first year in the Legislature, working alongside Equality California, I introduced Assembly Bill 959, the LGBT Disparities Reduction Act.

Editorial: US Supreme Court tilts right

Editorial: US Supreme Court tilts right

Anyone who doubted that the U.S. Supreme Court would lurch to the right with the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett got a jolt last week when it ruled that science be damned.

Guest Opinion: Almost 40 years later, still no AIDS cure in sight

Guest Opinion: Almost 40 years later, still no AIDS cure in sight

As we observe another World AIDS Day December 1, I wish I could believe a cure was in sight but unfortunately I cannot.

Editorial: Yee's ban is a buzz kill

Editorial: Yee's ban is a buzz kill

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 24, 2020

You heard it right; you're not high.

Guest Opinion: From one pandemic to another

Guest Opinion: From one pandemic to another

For the first World AIDS Day on December 1, 1988 the World Health Organization gave a small grant to the fledgling Names Project (its AIDS Memorial Quilt being then a little more than a year old).

Editorial: Don't follow Newsom's failure

Editorial: Don't follow Newsom's failure

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 18, 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom acknowledged Monday that he had made a "bad mistake" by attending a dinner party earlier this month at the exclusive French Laundry restaurant in Yountville to celebrate a friend's 50th birthday.

Guest Opinion: TV news networks fail the trans community

Guest Opinion: TV news networks fail the trans community

Marilyn Monroe Cazares was a 22-year-old transgender Latina who "courageously lived her truth" in Brawley, California.

Editorial: Newsom, Biden can make LGBTQ history

Editorial: Newsom, Biden can make LGBTQ history

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 11, 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom has joked about it, but it should not be surprising that Democrats of all stripes are vying to promote potential nominees as he decides on a successor to California Senator Kamala Harris.

Guest Opinion: The 1st test of LGBTQ+ rights on Barrett court

Guest Opinion: The 1st test of LGBTQ+ rights on Barrett court

For at least the past 15 years, the U.S. Supreme Court has had a 5-4 conservative majority.