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Editorial: FDA misses with blood ban revisions
Editorial: Movement on SF consumption sites

Editorial: Movement on SF consumption sites

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 25, 2023

At long last, there is movement among city leaders to establish privately-run safe consumption sites in San Francisco.

Editorial: Feinstein needs to make her decision

Editorial: Feinstein needs to make her decision

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 18, 2023

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) needs to make her decision soon about retiring or running for reelection in 2024.

Editorial: We're looking for action by new SF board

Editorial: We're looking for action by new SF board

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 13, 2023

Yes, we're excited and optimistic, because for the first time ever, three gay men are serving as elected members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Editorial: Anti-trans attacks poised to continue

Editorial: Anti-trans attacks poised to continue

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 4, 2023

If 2022 was one of the worst years on record in terms of anti-trans legislation in various state legislatures, the LGBTQ community should prepare for what portends to be an equally bad year in 2023.

Editorial: Our wish list for Newsom in 2023

Editorial: Our wish list for Newsom in 2023

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 28, 2022

The Bay Area Reporter editorial board has some ideas for how California Governor Gavin Newsom can use his political capital in 2023.

Editorial: Log Cabin goes all-in on MAGA

Editorial: Log Cabin goes all-in on MAGA

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 21, 2022

The old saying, "With friends like these, who needs enemies?" certainly applies to the Log Cabin Republicans.

Editorial: Marriage is good but equality is better

Editorial: Marriage is good but equality is better

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 14, 2022

Don't get us wrong. President Joe Biden signing the Respect for Marriage Act Tuesday is a big deal.

Editorial: SF's unhoused addicted people need help

Editorial: SF's unhoused addicted people need help

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 7, 2022

It's distressing that Mayor London Breed and San Francisco officials closed the Tenderloin Center just as the cold weather is setting in and people who are already unhoused and struggling with substance and/or mental health issues have nowhere to turn.

Editorial: Pelosi's lasting legacy

Editorial: Pelosi's lasting legacy

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 30, 2022

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent announcement that she would step down from the Democratic House leadership when the new Congress begins in January was not unexpected.

Editorial: We are angry and grieving

Editorial: We are angry and grieving

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 22, 2022

We are angry and grieving after another senseless mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub — a venue that is supposed to be a safe space where we can be ourselves with our queer and allied friends, family, and lovers.

Editorial: Newsom should pardon Salesh Prasad

Editorial: Newsom should pardon Salesh Prasad

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 16, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom should immediately issue a pardon for Salesh Prasad, a queer man who's been in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention for many months.

Editorial: Stop snubbing Sarria

Editorial: Stop snubbing Sarria

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 9, 2022

Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom and first partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom announced the latest list of honorees for the California Hall of Fame and, once again, a deserving LGBTQ person was omitted.

Asian Americans lead the fight against hate crimes in California

Asian Americans lead the fight against hate crimes in California

  • by Michael Yamashita | NewsIsOut.com
  • Nov 8, 2022

In September, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law two bills that address the unprecedented number of bias incidents and hate crimes in the state.

Anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate crimes affect LGBTQ+ people too

Anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate crimes affect LGBTQ+ people too

  • by Michael Yamashita | NewsIsOut.com
  • Nov 8, 2022

Another virus has been spreading throughout our country since former President Donald Trump racialized the coronavirus by repeatedly calling it the "China virus" or "kung flu:" Hate.