Opinion

Guest Opinion: Castro Merchants encourages Pride symbols in addition to iconic rainbow flag

Guest Opinion: Castro Merchants encourages Pride symbols in addition to iconic rainbow flag

The Black Lives Matter movement has brought forward what could be considered one of the most important social discussions in a generation.

Editorial: B.A.R. ballot measure endorsements

Editorial: B.A.R. ballot measure endorsements

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Aug 12, 2020

Here are the Bay Area Reporter's recommendations for the California propositions on the November 3 ballot.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

This week's letters to the editor.

Editorial: Raise an inclusive Castro flag

Editorial: Raise an inclusive Castro flag

The Castro Merchants, the organization of neighborhood businesses which oversees the iconic rainbow flag flying at Castro and Market streets, should consider installing a more inclusive version of the global symbol of LGBTQ rights.

Guest Opinion: HHS copay rule threatens HIVers

Guest Opinion: HHS copay rule threatens HIVers

The survival of people dealing with life-threatening illnesses such as HIV/AIDS often depends on affordable access to prescription medications.

Editorial: Show the Castro some love

Editorial: Show the Castro some love

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

It's been a stark four months of mostly sheltering in place for the city — and the rest of the Bay Area — but there are signs that the Castro is coming back to life.

Guest Opinion: Supreme Court avoids another Dred Scott

Guest Opinion: Supreme Court avoids another Dred Scott

In its June 15, decision holding that Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination against LGBT people, two conservative court members pulled the court away from from the brink of issuing another Dred Scott decision.

Editorial: SF's mental health crisis needs fixing

Editorial: SF's mental health crisis needs fixing

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

Recently we published articles about a man likely suffering from mental illness or substance abuse who has allegedly harassed — and in some cases caused injury to — numerous people in the Castro.

Guest Opinion: Serving under the radar during DADT

Guest Opinion: Serving under the radar during DADT

The United States is home to more than one million gay veterans, most of whom served under the radar.

Guest Opinion: Britt fought for progressive policies

Guest Opinion: Britt fought for progressive policies

I had known Harry Britt since 1977, when he was president of the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club (then San Francisco Gay Democratic Club).

Editorial: We need more from Fauci, not less

Editorial: We need more from Fauci, not less

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 15, 2020

President Donald Trump's effort to silence Dr. Anthony Fauci is dangerous for public health.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

This week's letters to the editor.

Editorial: Wear a mask, dammit

Editorial: Wear a mask, dammit

In the Bay Area, while many people appear to be using face coverings when outside of their homes, there are still too many who aren't wearing them.

Guest Opinion: Imagining a future with COVID-19

Guest Opinion: Imagining a future with COVID-19

As a survivor of the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, I remember how our community was torn apart by the two camps that were formed around the practice of safe sex. Condoms or no condoms?