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Editorial: Newsom needs to turn up the volume

Editorial: Newsom needs to turn up the volume

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Aug 25, 2021

A couple of weeks ago we editorialized against removing Governor Gavin Newsom from office.

Editorial: Barbara Lee was right

Editorial: Barbara Lee was right

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Aug 18, 2021

Nearly 20 years ago, Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D) stood alone among her colleagues and voted against going to war in Afghanistan — she was the only member of the House and Senate to do so.

Editorial: Vote no on Newsom recall

Editorial: Vote no on Newsom recall

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Aug 11, 2021

Beginning August 16, California voters will receive their mail-in ballots for the September 14 recall election of Governor Gavin Newsom.

Editorial: Bay Area mask mandate is welcome news

Editorial: Bay Area mask mandate is welcome news

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Aug 4, 2021

It was only last summer when we began making and stocking up on face coverings, and yet we couldn't let them go even after getting vaccinated.

Editorial: Trans visibility matters

Editorial: Trans visibility matters

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 28, 2021

This week, Pew Research Center released a new survey that found a growing number of U.S. adults know a transgender person or someone who uses gender-neutral pronouns.

Editorial: Politicians delay while overdoses soar

Editorial: Politicians delay while overdoses soar

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 21, 2021

It seems like some legislators in Sacramento do not realize or do not want to acknowledge the severity of the drug overdose crisis in cities like San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles.

Editorial: Castro cultural district can unify the neighborhood

Editorial: Castro cultural district can unify the neighborhood

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 14, 2021

It was nearly a year ago that we editorialized in favor of raising a more inclusive Pride on the giant flagpole at Castro and Market streets.

Editorial: BART leads on transit reopening

Editorial: BART leads on transit reopening

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 7, 2021

The announcement by BART last week was indeed a hopeful sign that we're venturing out after a year of confinement.

Editorial: Good first step by UC Regents

Editorial: Good first step by UC Regents

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 30, 2021

Earlier this year, gay state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced Senate Bill 379, which seeks to ensure that the University of California only contracts with medical facilities that allow the UC staff in to provide gender-affirming care.

Editorial: LGBTQ visibility is power

Editorial: LGBTQ visibility is power

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 23, 2021

It was a like bolt of lightning to mark the beginning of Pride week: a professional football defensive end came out as gay while still an active player, a first.

Editorial: CA has reopened at last

Editorial: CA has reopened at last

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 16, 2021

Most of us were downright giddy on Tuesday as we ventured outdoors without face coverings for the first time in more than a year of surviving the COVID-19 pandemic

Editorial: Ramachandran for East Bay Assembly seat

Editorial: Ramachandran for East Bay Assembly seat

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 9, 2021

Residents in Alameda, San Leandro, and part of Oakland have started early voting in the June 29 special primary election for the 18th Assembly District seat.

Editorial: AIDS at 40 — and beyond

Editorial: AIDS at 40 — and beyond

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 2, 2021

It was scary. On June 5, 1981, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report noted five cases of pneumocystis pneumonia among previously healthy gay men in Los Angeles.

Editorial: LGBTQ person needed for SF police panel

Editorial: LGBTQ person needed for SF police panel

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 26, 2021

Now that Petra DeJesus has left the San Francisco Police Commission, the Board of Supervisors, which selects the candidate for that seat, needs to ensure that an LGBTQ individual is chosen.