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Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

A reader writes that the Lesbians Who Tech & Allies Summit has outgrown the LGBTQ Castro neighborhood.

Guest Opinion: Let the queerest generation vote

Guest Opinion: Let the queerest generation vote

Growing up in San Francisco as a queer teen, I know how important the work of LGBTQ+ community leaders has been in creating a more accepting city.

Editorial: Lesbian tech confab has outgrown Castro

Editorial: Lesbian tech confab has outgrown Castro

The Lesbians Who Tech & Allies Summit has come and gone, and organizers have only themselves to blame for the bitter feelings they've left with many Castro business owners.

Guest Opinion: Black queer women make history in California politics

Guest Opinion: Black queer women make history in California politics

As the hottest labor fall in several generations churns on, Governor Gavin Newsom turned up the heat in the labor community by appointing Laphonza Butler to replace the late Dianne Feinstein as California's U.S. senator.

Editorial: B.A.R. endorses 2 in special school elections

Editorial: B.A.R. endorses 2 in special school elections

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 25, 2023

Voters in the Fruitvale neighborhood in Oakland and downtown San Jose will have an opportunity to elect members of the public school board and community college board, respectively.

Guest Opinion: The AIDS crisis brought out the best in Dianne Feinstein

Guest Opinion: The AIDS crisis brought out the best in Dianne Feinstein

The last time Dianne Feinstein ran for U.S. Senate, the member-leaders of my union voted to endorse her opponent.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Readers write in about our recent editorial, an upcoming meeting on smoking on bar patios, and the 1995 movie "To Wong Foo: Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar."

Editorial: Breed's ballot measure isn't about public safety

Editorial: Breed's ballot measure isn't about public safety

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 18, 2023

There are problems with Mayor London Breed's public safety ballot measure — namely around loosening policies for police pursuits and "reforming" the police commission.

Guest Opinion: After 25 years, Matthew Shepard's legacy still lives

Guest Opinion: After 25 years, Matthew Shepard's legacy still lives

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard. On October 6, 1998, Shepard was beaten, tortured and left to die, bound to a fence in a remote Wyoming field, not far from the small town of Laramie.

Editorial: Newsom's health vetoes send wrong message

Editorial: Newsom's health vetoes send wrong message

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 11, 2023

Governor Gavin Newsom's vetoes over the weekend of two health-related bills send the wrong message to LGBTQs and straights alike.

Guest Opinion: Attacks on queer youth ramp up in CA

Guest Opinion: Attacks on queer youth ramp up in CA

There is an attack going on here in California, and the victims are transgender and gender non-conforming youth.

Editorial: Butler should seek full Senate term

Editorial: Butler should seek full Senate term

Governor Gavin Newsom's selection of Black lesbian Laphonza Butler to replace the late senator Dianne Feinstein in the U.S. Senate fulfilled his promise to pick a Black woman should he need to appoint someone.

Editorial: Feinstein was a trailblazer

Editorial: Feinstein was a trailblazer

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California), who died last week at the age of 90, will be remembered for a lot of things, but to many older LGBTQ people, she is recalled as the steadfast leader who worked to heal San Francisco following a tragedy.

Editorial: Newsom exhibits hypocrisy with trans veto

Editorial: Newsom exhibits hypocrisy with trans veto

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

There was no reason for Governor Gavin Newsom to veto a bill that would have urged state judges to take into account parental support for their transgender kids.