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Editorial: Republicans behaving badly

Editorial: Republicans behaving badly

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Apr 26, 2023

Last week's House passage of an anti-trans sports bill is an example of how Congress has changed since Republicans took control in January.

Editorial: APE has only itself to blame

Editorial: APE has only itself to blame

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Apr 19, 2023

Another Planet Entertainment has only itself to blame after a Board of Supervisors committee gave initial approval to an amendment that would require the Castro Theatre's orchestra seating to be fixed.

Editorial: Cautious optimism on Title IX rule

Editorial: Cautious optimism on Title IX rule

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Apr 12, 2023

The White House's rollout last week of the Department of Education's proposed Title IX rule regarding trans student-athletes was clunky, to say the least.

Editorial: Amend, don't repeal, CA travel ban

Editorial: Amend, don't repeal, CA travel ban

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Apr 5, 2023

Lesbian state Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) surprised many last week — including us — when she introduced legislation that would repeal California's law prohibiting publicly funded travel to states that have anti-LGBTQ laws.

Editorial: Ugandan LGBTQs on edge over harsh bill

Editorial: Ugandan LGBTQs on edge over harsh bill

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Mar 29, 2023

Ugandan lawmakers have passed a harsh anti-LGBTQ bill that President Yoweri Museveni has indicated he supports, and LGBTQ residents in the country are on edge.

Editorial: Oakland leaders need to step up

Editorial: Oakland leaders need to step up

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Mar 22, 2023

Two gay Black men were killed in Oakland in the span of about nine days, and the East Bay city's LGBTQ community is on edge.

Editorial: Shame on Concord City Council

Editorial: Shame on Concord City Council

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Mar 15, 2023

In what has to be one of the most shameful outcomes by a Bay Area municipal body in recent years, the Concord City Council last week doled out $7 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds to nonprofits and not one dime went to an LGBTQ group.

Editorial: Now the Pride flag is under assault

Editorial: Now the Pride flag is under assault

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Mar 8, 2023

After years of reporting on Bay Area governments that have taken the right step and flown the rainbow flag in June for Pride Month, the inevitable backlash is underway in Southern California, and cities in several other states.

Editorial: LGBTQs needed on homeless panel

Editorial: LGBTQs needed on homeless panel

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Mar 1, 2023

San Francisco Mayor London Breed has had a mixed record on appointments, particularly when it comes to the LGBTQ community.

Editorial: SF supes must slow down on 12X changes

Editorial: SF supes must slow down on 12X changes

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 22, 2023

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is set to consider removing construction agreements from the prohibition of contracting in states that have discriminatory laws that target LGBTQ rights, reproductive rights, and voting rights.

Editorial: Time for a winning campaign

Editorial: Time for a winning campaign

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 15, 2023

Last summer, we wrote an editorial urging Equality California and the LGBTQ Legislative Caucus to think carefully before proceeding with a constitutional amendment to repeal Proposition 8 that would need to go before voters in 2024.

Editorial: Biden's job isn't finished yet

Editorial: Biden's job isn't finished yet

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 8, 2023

President Joe Biden's State of the Union address Tuesday left no doubt that he is running for reelection — and thank goodness for that.

Editorial: FDA misses with blood ban revisions

Editorial: FDA misses with blood ban revisions

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 1, 2023

The news that the federal Food and Drug Administration would ease guidelines on blood donations by gay and bisexual men at first blush seems like a positive development — and in a small way it is.

Editorial: Movement on SF consumption sites

Editorial: Movement on SF consumption sites

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 25, 2023

At long last, there is movement among city leaders to establish privately-run safe consumption sites in San Francisco.