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Editorial: Chino school board's decision is dangerous

Editorial: Chino school board's decision is dangerous

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 26, 2023

On the heels of the attempt by the conservative Temecula school board in Southern California to ban textbooks, the equally right-wing Chino Valley Unified School District board in San Bernardino County has adopted a policy that is dangerous.

Editorial: Newsom right to stand tough on textbooks

Editorial: Newsom right to stand tough on textbooks

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 19, 2023

The state of California will not tolerate public school districts that ban textbooks based on false claims by district officials.

Editorial: 6th Circuit deals a blow to trans kids

Editorial: 6th Circuit deals a blow to trans kids

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 12, 2023

The hammer came down on trans kids with a 2-1 decision by a panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that allows a state ban in Tennessee to go into effect.

Editorial: A 'fake' case leads to bad opinion

Editorial: A 'fake' case leads to bad opinion

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jul 5, 2023

By now it's clear that the six conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices were pranked by one of the most anti-LGBTQ legal organizations in the country.

Editorial: Grim report on CA hate crimes

Editorial: Grim report on CA hate crimes

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 28, 2023

Two days after California Attorney General Rob Bonta rode in the San Francisco Pride parade to the cheers of thousands, he issued the California Department of Justice's annual hate crimes report.

Editorial: Sticking up for LGBTQ Hayward students

Editorial: Sticking up for LGBTQ Hayward students

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 21, 2023

The Hayward Unified School District Board of Trustees stuck up for LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff last week despite the outrageous homophobic comments made by board member Joe Ramos.

Editorial: SFAF should rethink overdose messaging

Editorial: SFAF should rethink overdose messaging

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 14, 2023

We fully support the San Francisco AIDS Foundation's expressed interest in helping to run an overdose prevention center, but we think the agency stumbled with recent messaging equating needles to life and police to death.

Editorial: Anti-LGBTQ backlash means we're winning

Editorial: Anti-LGBTQ backlash means we're winning

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 7, 2023

With all the headlines about retailers coming under fire for selling Pride-themed merchandise and legislation trying to curb drag performers, it's important to remember that overall, the LGBTQ community is winning.

Editorial: There's no going back

Editorial: There's no going back

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 31, 2023

Last week, Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced his 2024 presidential campaign with the tagline "Make America Florida." But the way things are going, he may not have to win the GOP nomination to do that.

Editorial: Los Angeles Dodgers get a save

Editorial: Los Angeles Dodgers get a save

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 24, 2023

Like a thrilling baseball contest that goes down to the ninth inning, a team that is only a couple of runs ahead needs a pitcher who can save the game, preferably with a wicked fastball.

Editorial: Release of Brown video raises questions

Editorial: Release of Brown video raises questions

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 17, 2023

SF DA Brooke Jenkins did release the Walgreens video of the shooting death of unarmed Black trans man Banko Brown this week, but it has led to more questions about why she has declined to file charges against the store security guard who shot him.

Requiem for a Drag Queen

Requiem for a Drag Queen

  • by Michael Yamashita | NewsIsOut.com
  • May 12, 2023

The New York Times obituary for Barry Humphries extolled the life and career of a beloved actor of stage, screen, and television. You could be forgiven if you didn't recognize his name, but surely not if you did not recognize his alter ego.

Editorial: Jenkins must release Brown video

Editorial: Jenkins must release Brown video

  • May 10, 2023

When you've got two gay elected leaders who were among your staunchest supporters calling for the release of video in the Banko Brown shooting, as San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins has, it's time to disclose the footage.

Editorial: CA DPH's woes must be addressed

Editorial: CA DPH's woes must be addressed

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 3, 2023

State Auditor Grant Parks released the long-awaited report on the California Department of Public Health's abysmal effort collecting, reporting, and using sexual orientation and gender identity data and it's as bad as we'd feared.