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Editorial: Vote for Biden in the primary

Editorial: Vote for Biden in the primary

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 24, 2024

There's not much excitement in the upcoming primary as far as the presidential race goes.

Editorial:  SF school board should review false sexual abuse cases

Editorial: SF school board should review false sexual abuse cases

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 17, 2024

It's one of the oldest — and most damaging — of tropes: that gay people molest children.

Editorial: Judicial candidate Fickes has a serious lapse in judgment

Editorial: Judicial candidate Fickes has a serious lapse in judgment

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 10, 2024

Mark Fickes, a gay man who's a commissioner with the Alameda County Superior Court and a candidate for judge in March, committed a serious lapse in judgment last week when he told local Democrats that he voted for DA Pamela Price in 2022.

Editorial: SF archbishop needs to follow pope's directive

Editorial: SF archbishop needs to follow pope's directive

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 3, 2024

Sure, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will tell the public that he is following Pope Francis' recent directive to allow priests to bless couples in same-sex relationships.

Editorial: Anti-LGBTQ actions unlikely to lessen in 2024

Editorial: Anti-LGBTQ actions unlikely to lessen in 2024

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 27, 2023

Our colleague Gwen Smith notes in her Transmissions column this week that according to the Trans Legislation Tracker, there were 589 anti-trans bills introduced in 49 states in 2023.

Editorial: Lumps of coal bestowed on Newsom, Atkins

Editorial: Lumps of coal bestowed on Newsom, Atkins

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 20, 2023

While there were a lot of good LGBTQ-related bills that came out of Sacramento this year, Governor Gavin Newsom and lesbian outgoing state Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) whiffed on a couple of things.

Editorial: Becerra's HHS is moving on health equity

Editorial: Becerra's HHS is moving on health equity

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 13, 2023

Earlier this week, Xavier Becerra, the Health and Human Services secretary in the Biden administration, held a meeting with leaders from LGBTQI+ civil rights organizations.

Editorial: That was quick

Editorial: That was quick

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 6, 2023

No sooner had we editorialized about the danger of three potential anti-trans initiatives appearing on the November 2024 ballot in California than proponents pulled a fast one.

Editorial: EQCA needs to mount decline to sign campaign to thwart anti-trans measures

Editorial: EQCA needs to mount decline to sign campaign to thwart anti-trans measures

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 29, 2023

As we have reported, in early November, the California Secretary of State's office cleared three anti-trans ballot measures to begin collecting signatures to qualify for the November 2024 ballot.

Editorial: Communities should lead fight against HIV/AIDS

Editorial: Communities should lead fight against HIV/AIDS

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 21, 2023

The theme for the 35th annual World AIDS Day coming up on December 1 is "Let Communities Lead."

Editorial: Biden needs to nominate LGBTQ judges

Editorial: Biden needs to nominate LGBTQ judges

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 15, 2023

If LGBTQ voters need another reason to reelect President Joe Biden next year, we've got two words for you: federal judges.

Editorial: Standing up to hate

Editorial: Standing up to hate

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 8, 2023

California will soon observe United Against Hate Week — November 12-18 — and it's needed now more than ever.

Editorial: Lesbian tech confab has outgrown Castro

Editorial: Lesbian tech confab has outgrown Castro

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 1, 2023

The Lesbians Who Tech & Allies Summit has come and gone, and organizers have only themselves to blame for the bitter feelings they've left with many Castro business owners.

Editorial: B.A.R. endorses 2 in special school elections

Editorial: B.A.R. endorses 2 in special school elections

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Oct 25, 2023

Voters in the Fruitvale neighborhood in Oakland and downtown San Jose will have an opportunity to elect members of the public school board and community college board, respectively.