Opinion

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Guest Opinion: The day I was told I didn't belong in society

Guest Opinion: The day I was told I didn't belong in society

It was in early 1984 when I picked up the Sunday San Jose Mercury News and read an opinion piece by a local state Assembly member stating that homosexuals should have no legal, social, or political standing in society.

Editorial: Communication breakdown harms community

Editorial: Communication breakdown harms community

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 19, 2019

The recent Oakland City Council budget meeting seems to have resolved little in terms of restoring funding to LGBTQ organizations.

Guest Opinion: The Pride in shame

Guest Opinion: The Pride in shame

Pride Month is here! And with it comes a monthlong excursion navigating coast-to-coast parades to celebrate community, self-affirmation, and a true gathering of family with every facet of the LGBTQ2+ prism.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

This week's letters to the editor.

Editorial cartoon

Editorial cartoon

This week's editorial cartoon.

Editorial: Police and Pride

Editorial: Police and Pride

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 12, 2019

Until recently, LGBT Americans regularly suffered harassment, abuse, and worse at the hands of law enforcement, an oppression justified by religion and criminalized by the government.

Guest Opinion: Priest's rant led to book

Guest Opinion: Priest's rant led to book

I want to tell you why I wrote "Out in Time: From Stonewall to Queer, How Gay Men Came of Age Across the Generations."

Editorial cartoon

Editorial cartoon

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Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

This week's letters to the editor.

Editorial: Schaaf must fund LGBT services

Editorial: Schaaf must fund LGBT services

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf proposed budgets would wipe out funding for some LGBT services, and add money for others.

Guest Opinion: LGBTQ solidarity in the age of Trump

Guest Opinion: LGBTQ solidarity in the age of Trump

Many people, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation, are surprised to hear that Cuba has a vigorous LGBTQ+ movement.

Editorial cartoon

Editorial cartoon

This week's editorial cartoon.

Editorial: School districts must complete EQCA survey

Editorial: School districts must complete EQCA survey

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 29, 2019

Earlier this month, Equality California Institute released its long-awaited report card on school districts that responded to its first to its first attempt to examine state schools.