Opinion :: Editorial

Editorial: A change in style

Editorial: A change in style

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 17, 2021

The Bay Area Reporter's news section is changing its style to be more gender expansive.

Editorial: SF needs affordable housing

Editorial: SF needs affordable housing

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 17, 2021

A new poll shows San Francisco residents are deeply dissatisfied with the city's failure to keep up with the growing need for affordable housing.

Editorial: New census leader should include LGBTQ data

Editorial: New census leader should include LGBTQ data

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 10, 2021

Statistician Robert Santos was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 4 to lead the U.S. Census Bureau — he is the first Latino and only the second person of color to be director of the department (an African American was acting director in 1998).

Editorial: Report on Kakuma camp shows stark problems

Editorial: Report on Kakuma camp shows stark problems

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 3, 2021

Last month, the Organization for Refuge, Asylum, and Migration and the Rainbow Railroad released a much-needed report on conditions faced by LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers at the sprawling Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya.

Editorial: Biden's FCC pick deserves quick confirmation

Editorial: Biden's FCC pick deserves quick confirmation

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 27, 2021

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden announced that he intends to nominate Gigi Sohn to fill a vacant seat at the Federal Communications Commission.

Editorial: GOP's targeting of trans kids continues

Editorial: GOP's targeting of trans kids continues

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 20, 2021

Transgender people across the country, especially kids, find themselves in a dire, existential situation in 2021.

Editorial: Overall, a good legislative year

Editorial: Overall, a good legislative year

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 13, 2021

Overall, it was a good legislative year for LGBTQs in California.

Editorial: Newsom should sign press protest bill

Editorial: Newsom should sign press protest bill

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 6, 2021

Of the many pieces of legislation awaiting action by Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate Bill 98 should be signed without hesitation.

Editorial: National Dems miss an opportunity

Editorial: National Dems miss an opportunity

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 6, 2021

The Democratic National Committee's decision to scrap a Black trans woman as an at-large member of the DNC was disheartening and confusing to many, more so because it was tone deaf to calls for diversity and equitable representation.

Editorial: Don't leave LGBTQ Afghans behind

Editorial: Don't leave LGBTQ Afghans behind

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Sep 29, 2021

President Joe Biden defended his decision to pull troops out of Afghanistan last month, but lost in the ensuing debate has been the fate of LGBTQ Afghans now living under the homophobic Taliban regime.

Editorial: Lt. gov's missed opportunities

Editorial: Lt. gov's missed opportunities

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Sep 22, 2021

In two recent instances, California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis has missed opportunities regarding LGBTQ issues in San Francisco.

Editorial: Breed should get behind OD emergency

Editorial: Breed should get behind OD emergency

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Sep 15, 2021

San Francisco supervisors are likely to approve a resolution in the coming weeks urging Mayor London Breed to declare the city's overdose crisis a local emergency.

Editorial: HRC board made the right call

Editorial: HRC board made the right call

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Sep 8, 2021

It's not easy for a nonprofit board to reach the stunning conclusion that it must fire its leader "for cause," but that's what the board of the Human Rights Campaign and its Human Rights Campaign Foundation did late September 6.

Editorial: An expensive lesson for VA school board

Editorial: An expensive lesson for VA school board

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Sep 1, 2021

The Gloucester County School Board in Virginia may have wanted to stop trans students from using the restrooms that match their gender identity in its schools, but it turned out to be an expensive lesson.