Opinion

Editorial: Stefani is best choice for SF Assembly

Editorial: Stefani is best choice for SF Assembly

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 31, 2024

San Francisco residents on the city's west side have an opportunity to elect a new member of the state Assembly and, for the March 5 primary, we recommend District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Readers weigh in on Another Planet Entertainment and the Israel-Hamas war.

Editorial: Barbara Lee for US Senate

Editorial: Barbara Lee for US Senate

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 24, 2024

There is one Democratic U.S. Senate candidate who stands above the others when it comes to LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS issues and that's why we're recommending Congressmember Barbara Lee of Oakland for the U.S. Senate in the March 5 primary.

Editorial: Vote for Biden in the primary

Editorial: Vote for Biden in the primary

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 24, 2024

There's not much excitement in the upcoming primary as far as the presidential race goes.

Editorial: Simon, Low for Congress

Editorial: Simon, Low for Congress

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 24, 2024

It's rare that a congressional seat opens up in the Bay Area, and we are fortunate to have extremely supportive representatives here.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

A reader weighs in on last week's story about a San Francisco educator.

Editorial:  SF school board should review false sexual abuse cases

Editorial: SF school board should review false sexual abuse cases

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 17, 2024

It's one of the oldest — and most damaging — of tropes: that gay people molest children.

Guest Opinion: Author writes of foster care system in new memoir

Guest Opinion: Author writes of foster care system in new memoir

A few nights earlier, I'd gone down a research rabbit hole. What began with one question — was there one singular risk factor that could forecast child abuse or neglect? — quickly budded into dozens more.

Guest Opinion: San Francisco needs more housing

Guest Opinion: San Francisco needs more housing

In 2019, right after graduating from the University of Toronto, I came out to my parents as transgender.

Editorial: Judicial candidate Fickes has a serious lapse in judgment

Editorial: Judicial candidate Fickes has a serious lapse in judgment

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 10, 2024

Mark Fickes, a gay man who's a commissioner with the Alameda County Superior Court and a candidate for judge in March, committed a serious lapse in judgment last week when he told local Democrats that he voted for DA Pamela Price in 2022.

Editorial: SF archbishop needs to follow pope's directive

Editorial: SF archbishop needs to follow pope's directive

Sure, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will tell the public that he is following Pope Francis' recent directive to allow priests to bless couples in same-sex relationships.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

After the orchestra seats are removed from the Castro Theatre, a reader suggests pop-up disco weekends for Pride Month.

Guest Opinion: Navigating gender transition in the workplace

Guest Opinion: Navigating gender transition in the workplace

As the CEO of a business, you are responsible for the company's performance as well as its image in the eyes of employees, clients, and the public.

Editorial: Anti-LGBTQ actions unlikely to lessen in 2024

Editorial: Anti-LGBTQ actions unlikely to lessen in 2024

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 27, 2023

Our colleague Gwen Smith notes in her Transmissions column this week that according to the Trans Legislation Tracker, there were 589 anti-trans bills introduced in 49 states in 2023.