Opinion

Editorial: SF surplus should aid LGBTQs

Editorial: SF surplus should aid LGBTQs

There was some good news from the city last month when Mayor London Breed announced that for the first time since 1998, San Francisco is projecting a budget surplus for the next two years.

Guest Opinion: Smoking imperils health of LGBTQ+ BIPOC community

Guest Opinion: Smoking imperils health of LGBTQ+ BIPOC community

While smoking rates have declined nationally in the past 20 years, this reduction has not been shared equally among Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities or the LGBTQ+ community — and especially among those with intersecting identities.

Editorial: After supes' vote, eyes now on Breed

Editorial: After supes' vote, eyes now on Breed

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 29, 2021

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors did the right thing by approving Mayor London Breed's state of emergency declaration in the Tenderloin.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

A reader corrects us regarding out members of the San Francisco Police Commission.

Guest Opinion: Matt Haney, progressive champion for Assembly

Guest Opinion: Matt Haney, progressive champion for Assembly

If you follow San Francisco politics, you know Matt Haney.

Editorial: Queer voices missing on police panel

Editorial: Queer voices missing on police panel

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 22, 2021

As community organizations look ahead to 2022, we'd like to suggest that the two LGBTQ Democratic clubs redouble their efforts to recruit qualified queer people to serve on San Francisco boards and commissions.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Letter writers weigh in on the recent Castro premiere of the "Matrix" film, EQCA's tobacco-free pledge for politicos, and the paper's ballet critic.

Editorial: Court precedents on shaky ground

Editorial: Court precedents on shaky ground

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 15, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a case from Mississippi that could drastically alter the landscape for abortion access.

Guest Opinion: Thea Selby is my choice for CA Assembly

Guest Opinion: Thea Selby is my choice for CA Assembly

On February 15, San Francisco voters will participate in a special election to replace David Chiu in the California Assembly for District 17.

Guest Opinion: Why I'm supporting Bilal Mahmood for Assembly

Guest Opinion: Why I'm supporting Bilal Mahmood for Assembly

When I came out to my loved ones, they were worried I would get AIDS. When I came out to my best friend, she told me she knew a camp that could fix me.

Editorial: CA AIDS office needs oversight

Editorial: CA AIDS office needs oversight

Now that two women have pleaded guilty to federal charges of defrauding the California Office of AIDS to the tune of approximately $2.7 million — as we've been reporting — the agency is due for necessary improvements to its operation.

Editorial: Another reason to get vaxed

Editorial: Another reason to get vaxed

In much of the early coverage of the new Omicron coronavirus variant, one thing is key — people should get vaccinated, or get a booster if they were vaccinated at least six months ago.

Guest Opinion: A tribute to Stephen Sondheim

Guest Opinion: A tribute to Stephen Sondheim

In 1971, at the age of 17, I ventured (by myself) from my Long Island home to New York City to see my first live musical: Stephen Sondheim's "Company."

Editorial: Breed moves forward to combat overdoses

Editorial: Breed moves forward to combat overdoses

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 23, 2021

Last week, San Francisco Mayor London Breed said that she and the city are taking steps to potentially open a safe consumption site by next spring.