Opinion

Guest Opinion: How I learned to stop worrying and love the vote

Guest Opinion: How I learned to stop worrying and love the vote

To say I held my bated breath until it was clear that "Uncle Joe" had won would be the understatement of a century. Or two. Add in "Auntie" Kamala and my gay self has been in an election coma ever since.

Editorial: SF supes need to prioritize LGBTQs

Editorial: SF supes need to prioritize LGBTQs

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 13, 2021

History was made last week when the San Francisco Board of Supervisors selected Shamann Walton, who represents District 10, to be its new president, the first Black man to take the powerful post.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

This week's letters to the editor.

Guest Opinion: Trump's attempted coup requires a bold response — from all of us

Guest Opinion: Trump's attempted coup requires a bold response — from all of us

Thousands of Trump supporters swarmed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, to commit seditious acts that were motivated by ignorance and white supremacy, which obviously go hand in hand.

Guest Opinion: Emergency depts: It's NOT normal now

Guest Opinion: Emergency depts: It's NOT normal now

It is no secret that many hospital emergency departments are struggling.

Editorial: CA vaccine efforts must ramp up

Editorial: CA vaccine efforts must ramp up

We are several weeks into COVID-19 vaccine distribution and the pace is woefully slow in California.

Editorial: Barr's parting slap at Title VI

Editorial: Barr's parting slap at Title VI

On his way out the door, former Attorney General William Barr delivered one last slap to minority groups, potentially including LGBTQs of color.

Editorial: What we want to see in 2021

Editorial: What we want to see in 2021

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 29, 2020

After a mostly dismal 2020, we are more than ready for the new year.

Guest Opinion: We wasted our boom

Guest Opinion: We wasted our boom

From 2010 to 2020, the world fĂȘted San Francisco. New startups, new graduates, new immigrants — all wanted to share in its glittering promise.

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.

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.