Opinion

Guest Opinion: End may be near for 'alphabet soup'

Guest Opinion: End may be near for 'alphabet soup'

A spate of recent headlines must make one wonder if the "alphabet soup" movement that has led us to LGBTTIQQ2SA — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, two spirit, and allies — has finally seen its day.

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Editorial: Time to induct Sarria in CA hall

Editorial: Time to induct Sarria in CA hall

Friends and colleagues of the late Jose Julio Sarria are once again working to get him inducted into the California Hall of Fame, after former governor Jerry Brown nixed that idea several years ago.

Guest Opinion: Why we still need Pride

Guest Opinion: Why we still need Pride

Spring is here! Finally our dreary winter will give way to a beautiful display of the natural beauty in Sonoma County. For lifelong LGBT activists like myself, the longer days of spring also mean Pride season is approaching.

Editorial: Prez hopefuls need better LGBT answers

Editorial: Prez hopefuls need better LGBT answers

The quest for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination has just begun with 20 declared candidates, but already, two have stumbled on answers about LGBT issues.

Guest Opinion: Coming out in prison

Guest Opinion: Coming out in prison

I live in an environment where the expression of my sexuality is against the law. The California Medical Facility in Vacaville is enlightened enough to offer free condoms to inmates, yet the use of them to have sex is specifically prohibited.

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Editorial: AHF sinks to new low

Editorial: AHF sinks to new low

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Apr 24, 2019

In the ongoing saga over state housing legislation, the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation has sunk to a new low that should disgust all participants in the debate.

Guest Opinion: Why I support Buttigieg for president

Guest Opinion: Why I support Buttigieg for president

I had heard of Pete Buttigieg before he started running for president in February.

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Editorial: Regional effort on homelessness needed

Editorial: Regional effort on homelessness needed

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Apr 17, 2019

The day after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors rejected a 63-unit housing development with 15 below market rate apartments because it would cast an evening shadow on a South of Market park, the Bay Area Council Economic Institute issued a report.

Guest Opinion: We need a rent board member who can fight for us

Guest Opinion: We need a rent board member who can fight for us

  • GUEST OPINION
  • by Deepa Varma and Tommi Avicolli Mecca
  • Apr 17, 2019

As tenant advocates, we fight every day to keep our neighbors and our communities here in the city. Our organizations counsel the vast majority of rent control tenants who seek help in San Francisco.

Guest Opinion: DNC to trans people: Drop dead

Guest Opinion: DNC to trans people: Drop dead

Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez said the party chose Milwaukee, Wisconsin for its 2020 convention "because the city embodies who we are as a party."

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