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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.

Editorial: Newsom must lead on LGBTQ issues

Editorial: Newsom must lead on LGBTQ issues

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 19, 2021

The recent news that California has a $76 billion budget surplus was a pleasant surprise, especially after the COVID pandemic enforced belt-tightening last year.

Editorial: So long, Joe Hollendoner

Editorial: So long, Joe Hollendoner

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 12, 2021

Former San Francisco AIDS Foundation CEO Joe Hollendoner dropped a bomb on the eve of his departure. He had barely confirmed to us that the agency had issued 17 layoff notices among its 200-plus staff then poof — he was gone!

Editorial: Biden's got our backs

Editorial: Biden's got our backs

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 5, 2021

Having passed his 100th day in office, President Joe Biden has attempted to remedy four years of direct attacks by his predecessor with some important accomplishments for the LGBTQ community in pursuit of equity.

Editorial: Facts not faith needed for Better Market project

Editorial: Facts not faith needed for Better Market project

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Apr 28, 2021

The public deserves real answers from several city agencies and BART about the proposed phase 1 Better Market Street project, which would tear up Market Street, between Fifth and Eighth streets, for as long as two to four years.

Editorial: LGBTQ media group stands against voter suppression

Editorial: LGBTQ media group stands against voter suppression

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Apr 21, 2021

The National LGBT Media Association took a principled stand this month when it announced that it would not meet in Georgia due to the state having recently passed a hideous voter suppression law.

Editorial: Dikas does the right thing

Editorial: Dikas does the right thing

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Apr 14, 2021

Christina Dikas did the right thing when she withdrew her nomination for a seat on the SF Historic Preservation Commission just hours before a likely rejection from the Board of Supervisors.

Editorial: SFO embraces Milk terminal at last

Editorial: SFO embraces Milk terminal at last

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Apr 14, 2021

The recent news about a new exhibit detailing the life and political career of the late gay supervisor Harvey Milk in the terminal named for him at San Francisco International Airport was surprising.

Editorial: Supes should reject Dikas for preservation panel

Editorial: Supes should reject Dikas for preservation panel

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Apr 7, 2021

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors should reject Mayor London Breed's nominee, Christina Dikas, to the Historic Preservation Commission.

Editorial: B.A.R. looks back at its proud history

Editorial: B.A.R. looks back at its proud history

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Mar 31, 2021

Yeah, we'll toot our own horn. We've come a long way from when the first issue of the Bay Area Reporter rolled off the presses (or a mimeograph machine in the back of a gay bar) 50 years ago — April 1, 1971.

Editorial: Yes, Collins should resign

Editorial: Yes, Collins should resign

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Mar 24, 2021

Listening to some San Francisco Unified School District students speak at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting was a lesson in humility — or at least it should have been for embattled Commissioner and board Vice President Alison Collins.