Opinion

Editorial: Newsom deserves to be 'blasted'

Editorial: Newsom deserves to be 'blasted'

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 20, 2020

Last week we reported that California LGBT leaders were angry that Governor Gavin Newsom and his public health department have not gathered data on the sexual orientation and gender identity of COVID-19 patients.

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Editorial cartoon

This week's editorial cartoon.

Guest Opinion: Castro needs safe sleeping village

Guest Opinion: Castro needs safe sleeping village

Shelter in place, which has been so successful at flattening the curve and saving lives, has been a disaster for street conditions in San Francisco.

Editorial: Support exists for local news — please help

Editorial: Support exists for local news — please help

As the B.A.R. forges ahead with its crowdfunding campaign to keep the newspaper operating during these difficult times, it was heartening to read a recent Gallup research paper that stated Americans agree that local news should receive COVID-19 relief.

Guest Opinion: SF has a powerful urge to care

Guest Opinion: SF has a powerful urge to care

Given what has transpired in our nation over the last several years, it is hard to argue with what then-Senator Barack Obama asserted in 2006: that America indeed suffers from an "empathy deficit."

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Editorial cartoon

This week's editorial cartoon.

Guest Opinion: COVID-19 reminds us how AIDS made us resilient

Guest Opinion: COVID-19 reminds us how AIDS made us resilient

On my desk are three mementos of the AIDS pandemic. They remind me of what we lived through in the frightening early years of a plague that seemed hell-bent on killing gay men — and the high price we have paid for our resilience.

Editorial: We need SOGI data for COVID-19

Editorial: We need SOGI data for COVID-19

As researchers race to understand the effects of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, it's clear that African Americans across the country are dying at higher rates than the general population.

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Editorial cartoon

This week's editorial cartoon.

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

Thank you very much, it has been both humbling and encouraging receiving your generous support when so many are also in need of help. So far, we have raised just over $25,000 and are just 15% away from reaching our goal of $30,000.

Editorial: Newsom must help LGBTQ nonprofits

Editorial: Newsom must help LGBTQ nonprofits

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

While just about every sector of the economy is cratering under the coronavirus pandemic, we cannot forget that nonprofits are confronting financial ruin and need help too.

Guest Opinion: Sex in the time of COVID-19

Guest Opinion: Sex in the time of COVID-19

Who could imagine that radical behavioral changes required due to the new coronavirus would make kissing dangerous and caressing forbidden?

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Editorial cartoon

This week'sĀ editorial cartoon.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

This week's letters to the editor.