Opinion :: Editorial

Dueling measures don't help SF

Dueling measures don't help SF

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Mar 7, 2018

The continual fighting between moderate and progressive supervisors hurts only residents. Dueling local measures on the June ballot pit funding for housing against child care - two important issues crucial to many families.

Get creative with Natali's $20K

Get creative with Natali's $20K

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 28, 2018

The Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District has accepted a $20,000 donation from gay Castro property owner and landlord Les Natali and plans to use it for a vacancy reduction study.

Keep Eggman as women's caucus chair

Keep Eggman as women's caucus chair

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 21, 2018

Last week, the state Assembly Women's Caucus named lesbian Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman as its acting interim chair.

Judge's baked ruling in CA cake case

Judge's baked ruling in CA cake case

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 14, 2018

Kern County Superior Court Judge David Lampe got it wrong last week when he ruled in favor of a woman who said that her religious beliefs against same-sex marriage prevented her from making a cake for a lesbian couple's wedding reception.

Amazon, build HQ2 in inclusive state

Amazon, build HQ2 in inclusive state

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 7, 2018

Seattle-based Amazon recently revealed a list of 20 cities that are finalists for a future second headquarters, or HQ2.

We screwed up

We screwed up

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 1, 2018

The Bay Area Reporter values the trust that readers place in us. As the oldest, continuously published LGBTQ newspaper in the country, we take our responsibility to the community seriously. That's why when we get it wrong, we owe you an explanation.

HHS must scrap new 'religion' division

HHS must scrap new 'religion' division

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 24, 2018

The Trump administration is making good on its pledge to social conservatives that the federal government would cater to their wishes (whether legal or not).

'Caretaker' mayor not needed

'Caretaker' mayor not needed

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 17, 2018

We have thought a lot about San Francisco's succession laws since Mayor Ed Lee unexpectedly died December 12.

Time for out LGBT justice in CA

Time for out LGBT justice in CA

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 10, 2018

As California Governor Jerry Brown begins his last year in office, we say it's time for him to name an out LGBT person to a long-vacant seat on the California Supreme Court.

Reacting to CDC's banned words

Reacting to CDC's banned words

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 20, 2017

When the Washington Post broke the story of the seven words banned from budget documents at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we were both outraged and unfazed.

Lee was a steadfast ally

Lee was a steadfast ally

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 13, 2017

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who died unexpectedly Tuesday of an apparent heart attack, was a steadfast ally to the LGBTQ community.

Taxes and cake

Taxes and cake

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Dec 6, 2017

The Republicans are intent on screwing over blue states. Led by President Donald Trump, conservatives are closer than ever to passing a tax reform package that will be devastating to California and other coastal states.

FCC's dangerous plan to revoke net neutrality

FCC's dangerous plan to revoke net neutrality

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 29, 2017

Ajit Pai, the conservative chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has announced plans to institute a rule change that would repeal network neutrality.

Hate crimes jump, bias persists

Hate crimes jump, bias persists

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 22, 2017

It's not surprising that the number of hate crimes in the state jumped more than 11 percent in 2016.