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Editorial: SF agencies should reopen death case

Editorial: SF agencies should reopen death case

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 9, 2022

There are a lot of unanswered questions in the March 2, 2020 death of Jaxon Sales, 20, a gay Oakland resident whose body was found in a San Francisco apartment.

Editorial: Bad call by Haas Jr. fund

Editorial: Bad call by Haas Jr. fund

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 2, 2022

The Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund must reverse its decision to "wind down" its LGBTQ equality grant program.

Editorial: Biden still has much to do

Editorial: Biden still has much to do

  • 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.

Editorial: Tech giants need to quash bogus conversion therapy disinformation

Editorial: Tech giants need to quash bogus conversion therapy disinformation

  • 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: Torres for assessor-recorder

Editorial: Torres for assessor-recorder

  • 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.

Editorial: SF school board: Recall all 3

Editorial: SF school board: Recall all 3

  • 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

  • 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: SF surplus should aid LGBTQs

Editorial: SF surplus should aid LGBTQs

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 5, 2022

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.

Editorial: After supes' vote, eyes now on Breed

Editorial: After supes' vote, eyes now on Breed

  • 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.

Editorial: Queer voices missing on police panel

Editorial: Queer voices missing on police panel

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 22, 2021

As community organizations look ahead to 2022, we'd like to suggest that the two LGBTQ Democratic clubs redouble their efforts to recruit qualified queer people to serve on San Francisco boards and commissions.

Editorial: Court precedents on shaky ground

Editorial: Court precedents on shaky ground

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 15, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a case from Mississippi that could drastically alter the landscape for abortion access.

Editorial: CA AIDS office needs oversight

Editorial: CA AIDS office needs oversight

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 8, 2021

Now that two women have pleaded guilty to federal charges of defrauding the California Office of AIDS to the tune of approximately $2.7 million — as we've been reporting — the agency is due for necessary improvements to its operation.

Editorial: Another reason to get vaxed

Editorial: Another reason to get vaxed

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 1, 2021

In much of the early coverage of the new Omicron coronavirus variant, one thing is key — people should get vaccinated, or get a booster if they were vaccinated at least six months ago.

Editorial: Breed moves forward to combat overdoses

Editorial: Breed moves forward to combat overdoses

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 23, 2021

Last week, San Francisco Mayor London Breed said that she and the city are taking steps to potentially open a safe consumption site by next spring.