Opinion

Editorial: Wake-up call on LGBTQ rights

Editorial: Wake-up call on LGBTQ rights

GLAAD recently reported in its 2020 Accelerating Acceptance Study that a majority of Americans, both LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ, believe that LGBTQ people are mostly protected by federal laws — when, in fact, they are not.

Guest Opinion: 'Gay rights' have failed — time for tough conversations

Guest Opinion: 'Gay rights' have failed — time for tough conversations

After realizing I was gay in the waning years of the Obama era, it always seemed as if there were two dueling factions in the fight to ensure equality for people like me.

Guest Opinion: Landmark the Lyon-Martin house

Guest Opinion: Landmark the Lyon-Martin house

"Shayne, Phyllis Lyon is on line 2."

Editorial: The pope does not support marriage equality

Editorial: The pope does not support marriage equality

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 28, 2020

Pope Francis has indicated that he is a pontiff who wants the Catholic Church to look outward and engage with the wider world, and to emphasize the pastoral care of marginalized people whether they are Catholics or not.

Editorial: Safety first for COVID vaccine

Editorial: Safety first for COVID vaccine

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 21, 2020

This week California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he had created a scientific safety review workgroup to advise the state on COVID-19 vaccines.

Guest Opinion: A case for lifting the veil on queer history

Guest Opinion: A case for lifting the veil on queer history

I first encountered the Invisible Histories Project through its director of research and development Maigen Sullivan.

Editorial: Next debate needs an LGBTQ question

Editorial: Next debate needs an LGBTQ question

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 14, 2020

The final presidential debate set for October 22 must include at least one question about LGBTQ issues, especially since President Donald Trump has spent his entire term rolling back our rights and attempting to make us invisible.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

This week's letters to the editor.

Guest Opinion: Mr. President: 'We dissent'

Guest Opinion: Mr. President: 'We dissent'

  • GUEST OPINION
  • by Maureen Bogue and David Eugene Perry
  • Oct 14, 2020

On September 22, our nation took a giant step backward.

Editorial: McElhaney in Oakland; Murphy in Pinole

Editorial: McElhaney in Oakland; Murphy in Pinole

Our final endorsements are for the District 3 Oakland City Council race and one of the City Council seats in Pinole.

Guest Opinion: Queer API candidates endure vicious hostility

Guest Opinion: Queer API candidates endure vicious hostility

"Get back in the closet." "You are a disgrace." "Stop talking about your sexuality." "You should be disowned."

Editorial: Support these out Bay Area candidates

Editorial: Support these out Bay Area candidates

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Sep 30, 2020

There are a bevy of LGBTQ candidates seeking office in the November 3 election.

B.A.R. election endorsements

B.A.R. election endorsements

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Sep 27, 2020

Here are the Bay Area Reporter's election endorsements. Links go to editorials.

Editorial: Vote yes on all SF props

Editorial: Vote yes on all SF props

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Sep 23, 2020

We often find at least some San Francisco props worth rejecting, but not this year.