Opinion

Guest Opinion: Pridefest offers a new beginning in Oakland

Guest Opinion: Pridefest offers a new beginning in Oakland

After years of working to create a safe space and build a sense of community in The Town, our town, we couldn't believe the words we were hearing about the spirit of Pride in Oakland — that "Pride was dead."

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Readers weigh in on the state of the Castro and Governor Gavin Newsom's veto of the safe consumption site pilot program bill.

Editorial: B.A.R. CA prop recommendations

Editorial: B.A.R. CA prop recommendations

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Aug 31, 2022

State ballot measures on the November 8 ballot run the gamut from codifying the right to abortion to sports betting on tribal lands to deciding whether to uphold a state law banning the retail sale of flavored tobacco.

Guest Opinion: SF aging agency helps LGBTQ seniors

Guest Opinion: SF aging agency helps LGBTQ seniors

LGBTQ+ seniors, the San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services is here to serve you. Check us out.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

This week a reader states that he is opposed to Governor Gavin Newsom's veto of the safe consumption site pilot bill.

Editorial: SF needs its own safe consumption site

Editorial: SF needs its own safe consumption site

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Aug 24, 2022

Now that Governor Gavin Newsom has vetoed Senate Bill 57, which would have established safe consumption site pilot programs in San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles, the city has an opportunity to go its own way and establish such a facility.

Guest Opinion: It's time to expand the Youth Acceptance Project

Guest Opinion: It's time to expand the Youth Acceptance Project

All children deserve a family who loves them unconditionally. They deserve a place where they feel they belong and where they receive love and acceptance of who they are.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

This week, a reader states he is pleased with Governor Gavin Newsom's veto of the safe consumption site bill.

Editorial: Evans' identity is important

Editorial: Evans' identity is important

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Aug 17, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom made history last week with his nominations of two women to serve on the state Supreme Court.

Guest Opinion: Tips for parents talking to college-age students about drugs

Guest Opinion: Tips for parents talking to college-age students about drugs

Beginning college or university means taking on more responsibility, making adult choices, and facing the consequences of some of these decisions.

Editorial: Ramp up monkeypox efforts

Editorial: Ramp up monkeypox efforts

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Aug 10, 2022

Now that San Francisco, California, and the U.S. have emergency declarations for monkeypox in effect, officials at all levels of government must quickly ramp up efforts for testing, vaccinations, and treatment.

Guest Opinion: Why drag queen story hour belongs in public libraries

Guest Opinion: Why drag queen story hour belongs in public libraries

On June 11, San Lorenzo Library, part of the Alameda County (CA) Library system, hosted a Drag Queen Story Hour as part of the library's annual Pride Month programming.

Guest Opinion: I caught monkeypox

Guest Opinion: I caught monkeypox

An internet friend, a Berlin artist, sent me a WhatsApp message in May: "Excited we'll finally meet. But a little worried for you — you've heard about this, right? Happening all over the venues I think you'll be interested in."

Editorial: Newsom must sign SB 57

Editorial: Newsom must sign SB 57

San Francisco is in the midst of a drug overdose crisis. And Governor Gavin Newsom can do something about it by signing Senate Bill 57.