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Editorial: Newsom must sign SB 57

Editorial: Newsom must sign SB 57

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Aug 3, 2022

San Francisco is in the midst of a drug overdose crisis. And Governor Gavin Newsom can do something about it by signing Senate Bill 57.

Editorial: Racism rears its ugly head in SF

Editorial: Racism rears its ugly head in SF

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 27, 2022

New San Francisco school board member Ann Hsu is facing calls to resign after she made racist comments in a candidate questionnaire.

Editorial: Biden needs to bring Griner home

Editorial: Biden needs to bring Griner home

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 20, 2022

WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner has been locked up in a Russian jail since February, when she was detained at an airport in the country after authorities allegedly found vape canisters with cannabis oil in her luggage.

Editorial: About repealing CA Prop 8

Editorial: About repealing CA Prop 8

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 13, 2022

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed the right to abortion, LGBTQ political leaders here in California are ramping up in case marriage equality soon comes before the justices.

Editorial: Here we go again

Editorial: Here we go again

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 6, 2022

When the COVID pandemic started in March 2020, the federal response was lackluster to say the least.

Editorial: 'They're coming for you next'

Editorial: 'They're coming for you next'

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 29, 2022

California officials spent last Friday telling the public and reporters that the state is a safe haven for those seeking an abortion.

Editorial: If you see something, say something

Editorial: If you see something, say something

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 22, 2022

If you see something, say something. That appeal to the public gained traction after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and, today, remains relevant as the LGBTQ community prepares to celebrate the first in-person San Francisco Pride events since 2019.

Editorial: A national PrEP plan is needed

Editorial: A national PrEP plan is needed

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 15, 2022

The Federal AIDS Policy Project Coalition and Prep4All have sent a letter, signed by 100 organizations, urging the House and Senate appropriations committees to approve $400 million to fund a national PrEP program within the CDC.

Editorial: SF Pride officials, police step up

Editorial: SF Pride officials, police step up

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 8, 2022

We're glad that San Francisco Pride officials and the San Francisco Police Officers Pride Alliance reached a compromise that will allow LGBTQ peace officers and other first responders to proudly march in the June 26 parade.

Editorial: Breed's budget includes LGBTQs

Editorial: Breed's budget includes LGBTQs

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 1, 2022

So far in her proposed two-year budget that she released Wednesday, San Francisco Mayor London Breed has specified nearly $10 million for LGBTQs.

Editorial: B.A.R. recommendations in local races

Editorial: B.A.R. recommendations in local races

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 25, 2022

There are numerous local races on the ballot in Bay Area counties outside of San Francisco where qualified LGBTQ candidates are seeking election or reelection in the June 7 primary.

Editorial: SF ballot measure recommendations

Editorial: SF ballot measure recommendations

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 18, 2022

There are eight ballot propositions that San Francisco voters will decide on the June 7 ballot.

Editorial: State legislative endorsements

Editorial: State legislative endorsements

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 18, 2022

California Assemblymembers face election this year, as do some state senators. Below are our recommendations for Bay Area races in the June 7 primary.

Editorial: B.A.R. congressional endorsements

Editorial: B.A.R. congressional endorsements

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 11, 2022

We are fortunate in the Bay Area to have a solid Democratic congressional delegation.