Opinion

Editorial: Senate panel stumbles on intersex rights

Editorial: Senate panel stumbles on intersex rights

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

The state Legislature has been in session for only a couple of weeks and already, a state Senate committee has failed on intersex rights, voting down Senate Bill 201, which would have protected body autonomy of intersex people.

Guest Opinion: A trans man's quest for happiness

Guest Opinion: A trans man's quest for happiness

Is there a point in a transition where one reaches pure happiness?

Editorial cartoon

Editorial cartoon

This week's editorial cartoon.

Editorial: Big steps needed for AIDS Walk

Editorial: Big steps needed for AIDS Walk

This year's AIDS Walk San Francisco has a new co-producer, the nonprofit PRC, which presents an opportunity for organizing officials to offer a transparent evaluation of the costs associated with the event.

Editorial cartoon

Editorial cartoon

This week's editorial cartoon.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

This week's letters to the editor.

Guest Opinion: My father went to Guadalcanal; I went to Virginia

Guest Opinion: My father went to Guadalcanal; I went to Virginia

I grew up with my father's World War II stories of fighting on what I later learned was one of the important island battles across the Pacific: Guadalcanal.

Editorial: The time for LGBTQ museum is now

Editorial: The time for LGBTQ museum is now

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 30, 2019

It's taking longer than expected for the planned LGBTQ history museum to get some momentum, but it's critical that community members and allies support this important addition to San Francisco's cultural landscape.

Guest Opinion: Time to hold PG&E accountable

Guest Opinion: Time to hold PG&E accountable

Millions of Californians demonstrated incredible fortitude and resolve this past fall when, in order to minimize its own wildfire liability risk — caused by decades of negligence and mismanagement — PG&E turned off the power for millions.

Editorial cartoon

Editorial cartoon

This week's editorial cartoon.

Editorial: Pelosi's our person of the year

Editorial: Pelosi's our person of the year

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 23, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a woman you want on your side — and during 2019, the San Francisco Democrat steadfastly stood with the LGBTQ community.

Guest Opinion: Be counted: Why LGBTQ+ data collection matters

Guest Opinion: Be counted: Why LGBTQ+ data collection matters

In 2016, gay then-Supervisor Scott Wiener led the charge to require improved data collection on our local LGBTQ+ communities to measure equity and inclusion in city services.

Guest Opinion: On the record with Governor Newsom: One year of California for All

Guest Opinion: On the record with Governor Newsom: One year of California for All

There's no state in America quite like California. In troubled times for the nation, California is where the American Dream is alive and well.

Editorial: Glad to see GLAAD do its job

Editorial: Glad to see GLAAD do its job

It's that time of year when viewers tune-in to the Hallmark Channel for an annual dose of feel-good holiday cheer — many are sappy romances with titles like "A Christmas Love Story" and "Holiday Date."