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Editorial: Holding Newsom to his pledge

Editorial: Holding Newsom to his pledge

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 12, 2024

We were pleased that Governor Gavin Newsom came to San Francisco last week to help launch the Northern California kick-off of the Freedom to Marry ballot initiative.

Editorial: SF supervisors should confirm Debra Walker to police panel

Editorial: SF supervisors should confirm Debra Walker to police panel

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 5, 2024

As Mayor London Breed was raising the Pride flag, her lesbian nominee to the police commission was facing a grueling hearing at a Board of Supervisors committee.

Editorial: Target's the definition of 'performative'

Editorial: Target's the definition of 'performative'

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 29, 2024

We have allies and haters. Generally, the LGBTQ community is quick to spot the difference.

Editorial: EQCA must 'be bold' on ballot measure

Editorial: EQCA must 'be bold' on ballot measure

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 22, 2024

Equality California, the statewide LGBTQ rights organization, recently announced that it has selected its theme for Pride 2024: "Be Proud. Be Loud. Be Bold."

Editorial: Why Give OUT Day matters

Editorial: Why Give OUT Day matters

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 15, 2024

By now, many readers have probably received a few — or a lot — of emails and messages on social media from LGBTQ nonprofits seeking donations through Give OUT Day.

Editorial: It's on to November for Low

Editorial: It's on to November for Low

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 8, 2024

After a historic March primary, and an even more unusual recount, gay Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Cupertino) has advanced to the November general election for the open 16th Congressional District seat in the South Bay.

Editorial: Mental health care needed for LGBTQ youth

Editorial: Mental health care needed for LGBTQ youth

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 1, 2024

The Trevor Project released its 2024 National Survey on the Mental Health of LGBTQ+ Young People this week, and it should come as no surprise that queer youth continue to report high rates of mental health challenges.

Editorial: New Title IX rule will help trans students

Editorial: New Title IX rule will help trans students

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Apr 24, 2024

The U.S. Department of Education last week issued its final rule governing schools' obligations to guarantee all students, including LGBTQ students, have full and equal access to educational opportunities regardless of sex.

Editorial: Name new SOMA park for Sullivan

Editorial: Name new SOMA park for Sullivan

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Apr 17, 2024

There's a final online public survey being commissioned by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and South of Market community organizations to determine the name of a new park at Natoma and 11th streets.

Editorial: LGBTQ caucus has CA budget ideas

Editorial: LGBTQ caucus has CA budget ideas

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Apr 10, 2024

The California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus has released its list of priority bills, legislation it supports, and, crucially, priority budget requests.

Editorial: Shame on US Postal Service

Editorial: Shame on US Postal Service

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Apr 3, 2024

We're not surprised by much these days, but the United States Postal Service managed to stun us with its letter stating that a stamp honoring gay college student Matthew Shepard was rejected as too "negative."

Editorial: Dems need to repeal Pride flag ban

Editorial: Dems need to repeal Pride flag ban

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Mar 27, 2024

We're unsurprised that House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana) feels so proud of himself for the passage of a provision in the government spending bill that prohibits U.S. embassies from flying rainbow flags during Pride Month in June.

Editorial: Schiff needs to help LGBTQ candidates

Editorial: Schiff needs to help LGBTQ candidates

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Mar 20, 2024

Congressmember Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) is headed to the November election and will take on conservative Republican and former baseball star Steve Garvey for a U.S. Senate seat.

Editorial: SF not progressive? Think again

Editorial: SF not progressive? Think again

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Mar 13, 2024

The editorial board rebuts the notion that San Francisco is no longer a progressive city after last week's election.