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Editorial: Pelosi's lasting legacy
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.

B.A.R. election endorsements

B.A.R. election endorsements

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 4, 2022

Here are the Bay Area Reporter's endorsements for the November 8 general election.

Editorial: Musk already showing his true colors

Editorial: Musk already showing his true colors

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 2, 2022

Elon Musk had owned Twitter for all of three days before he retweeted an anti-LGBTQ conspiracy theory about the vicious assault on Paul Pelosi, who is the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco).

Editorial: Retain California justices

Editorial: Retain California justices

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 26, 2022

Largely flying under the radar on the November 8 ballot are the retention elections for California Supreme Court and appellate court justices. It's important that voters retain all of them.

Editorial: Ramachandran for Oakland council

Editorial: Ramachandran for Oakland council

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 19, 2022

Oakland is assured of having out representation on the City Council even if, as looks likely, lesbian at-large member Rebecca Kaplan is successful in her bid for the District 3 seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.

Editorial: Why we're ranking Oakland mayoral candidates

Editorial: Why we're ranking Oakland mayoral candidates

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 19, 2022

Oakland voters face a critical decision electing a new mayor.

Editorial: B.A.R. endorsements in Bay Area races

Editorial: B.A.R. endorsements in Bay Area races

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 12, 2022

Like the statewide races, the Bay Area Reporter has already endorsed a number of LGBTQ candidates running for various offices in the region who won their primaries and are advancing to the November election.

Editorial: Familiar, new faces for CA endorsements

Editorial: Familiar, new faces for CA endorsements

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 12, 2022

In the spring we issued our endorsements for state officials.

Editorial: SF ballot prop endorsements

Editorial: SF ballot prop endorsements

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 5, 2022

With 14 propositions on the San Francisco ballot, it's a long one this year.

Editorial: B.A.R. picks for SF DA, PD

Editorial: B.A.R. picks for SF DA, PD

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Sep 28, 2022

San Francisco voters have an opportunity to give new District Attorney Brooke Jenkins a chance to see if her policy changes do indeed help with public safety in the city.