Opinion

Editorial: Biden still has much to do

Editorial: Biden still has much to do

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 26, 2022

President Joe Biden marked his first year in office last week and while he, Vice President Kamala Harris, and the administration have made progress on some LGBTQ-related issues, there is still much to do.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

This week's letters to the editor praise the new gay SFPD captain.

Guest Opinion: 'Know Our Place:' The wrong subtext for the Transgender District

Guest Opinion: 'Know Our Place:' The wrong subtext for the Transgender District

As a 30-year resident of San Francisco — who is also a transgender woman — I was elated when I first saw, in 2017, that the city had designated an official and legally-recognized Transgender District, centered at Turk and Taylor streets.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

This week's letters to the editor opines about state Senator Scott Wiener's now-delayed intersex bill and his opposition in 2011 to SF's attempt to ban circumcision.

Editorial: Tech giants need to quash bogus conversion therapy disinformation

Editorial: Tech giants need to quash bogus conversion therapy disinformation

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 19, 2022

Two new reports by the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism show that the giant tech and social media companies are failing to block conversion therapy disinformation.

Editorial: SF school board: Recall all 3

Editorial: SF school board: Recall all 3

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 12, 2022

The San Francisco school board has largely made a mockery of itself for a year now.

Editorial: David Campos for Assembly

Editorial: David Campos for Assembly

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 12, 2022

In the special primary election for the 17th District Assembly race in San Francisco, we recommend David Campos, a gay Latino man who has served on the Board of Supervisors and is currently vice chair of the California Democratic Party.

Editorial: Torres for assessor-recorder

Editorial: Torres for assessor-recorder

  • EDITORIAL
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 12, 2022

San Francisco Assessor-Recorder Joaquín Torres was appointed by Mayor London Breed last February after she named then-assessor-recorder Carmen Chu as city administrator.

Guest Opinion: For MLK Day, fight for voting rights

Guest Opinion: For MLK Day, fight for voting rights

The executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition calls for action to honor the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

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.