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Editorial: Mayor Farrell misses the boat

Editorial: Mayor Farrell misses the boat

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Apr 11, 2018

San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell last week decided not to re-nominate a qualified lesbian commissioner.

Editorial: Let's name Oakland airport after Stein

Editorial: Let's name Oakland airport after Stein

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Apr 4, 2018

Now is the time for Oakland International Airport to follow San Francisco, and we think it should be named after lesbian novelist, poet, playwright, and critic Gertrude Stein.

Trans, immigrant bashing continues

Trans, immigrant bashing continues

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Mar 28, 2018

Amid the growing scandals and investigations swirling around the White House, President Donald Trump continues to deflect by targeting trans people and immigrants.

SF, Oakland right choice for AIDS 2020

SF, Oakland right choice for AIDS 2020

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Mar 21, 2018

We're excited that the International AIDS Society is bringing its International AIDS Conference back to San Francisco in 2020.

Name SFO terminal for Milk

Name SFO terminal for Milk

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Mar 14, 2018

Next week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors' Budget and Finance Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing March 22 on renaming Terminal 1 at San Francisco International Airport after slain gay supervisor Harvey Milk.

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.