Opinion

Editorial: Congress must reauthorize PEPFAR

Editorial: Congress must reauthorize PEPFAR

It is critical that Congress reauthorize the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, better known as PEPFAR.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

A reader opines about San Francisco mayors.

Guest Opinion: Mayor George Christopher: A man misunderstood

Guest Opinion: Mayor George Christopher: A man misunderstood

Christopher Park in Diamond Heights is named for San Francisco's last Republican mayor, George Christopher.

Guest Opinion: Montpellier takes pride as the 'French San Francisco'

Guest Opinion: Montpellier takes pride as the 'French San Francisco'

On May 29, 2013, a month after the final adoption of Marriage for All, then Montpellier mayor Hélène Mandroux presided at the very first same-sex wedding in France.

Editorial: Chino school board's decision is dangerous

Editorial: Chino school board's decision is dangerous

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 26, 2023

On the heels of the attempt by the conservative Temecula school board in Southern California to ban textbooks, the equally right-wing Chino Valley Unified School District board in San Bernardino County has adopted a policy that is dangerous.

Editorial: Newsom right to stand tough on textbooks

Editorial: Newsom right to stand tough on textbooks

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 19, 2023

The state of California will not tolerate public school districts that ban textbooks based on false claims by district officials.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

A reader thanks those who helped install the pink triangle display atop Twin Peaks.

Guest Opinion: Book details US fight for LGBTQ equality

Guest Opinion: Book details US fight for LGBTQ equality

The exhilarating days of Obama-era LGBTQ activism have given way to a dangerous complacency that threatens all the unprecedented gains of the past 20 years.

Guest Opinion: Hope, inclusion needed now more than ever

Guest Opinion: Hope, inclusion needed now more than ever

Growing up in southwestern Virginia, in a family so poor our home had no running water, it shouldn't come as a surprise that I never had an LGBTQ+ role model to turn to or to emulate as I tried to understand who I was.

Editorial: 6th Circuit deals a blow to trans kids

Editorial: 6th Circuit deals a blow to trans kids

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 12, 2023

The hammer came down on trans kids with a 2-1 decision by a panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that allows a state ban in Tennessee to go into effect.

Editorial: A 'fake' case leads to bad opinion

Editorial: A 'fake' case leads to bad opinion

By now it's clear that the six conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices were pranked by one of the most anti-LGBTQ legal organizations in the country.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Readers weigh in on SF Pride, the mayor's recent trip to Israel, and the co-founder of the pink triangle installation thanks those who helped out.

Guest Opinion: Trans rights are human rights: Advocating for equality and understanding

Guest Opinion: Trans rights are human rights: Advocating for equality and understanding

Over the last few years, LGBTQIA+ community members have been hit with an onslaught of legislation aimed at silencing their voices, hiding their identities, and stripping them of their rights.

Editorial: Grim report on CA hate crimes

Editorial: Grim report on CA hate crimes

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 28, 2023

Two days after California Attorney General Rob Bonta rode in the San Francisco Pride parade to the cheers of thousands, he issued the California Department of Justice's annual hate crimes report.