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Editorial: Yes, Collins should resign

Editorial: Yes, Collins should resign

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Mar 24, 2021

Listening to some San Francisco Unified School District students speak at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting was a lesson in humility — or at least it should have been for embattled Commissioner and board Vice President Alison Collins.

Editorial: SFFD's 3-alarm fire

Editorial: SFFD's 3-alarm fire

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Mar 17, 2021

Three members of the LGBTQ community — all people of color — have accused the San Francisco Fire Department of discrimination this year.

Editorial: On board with SOGI audit

Editorial: On board with SOGI audit

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Mar 10, 2021

We are fully on board with a letter several state lawmakers sent to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee this week requesting an audit of the California Department of Public Health.

Editorial: Breed should rescind commission pick

Editorial: Breed should rescind commission pick

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Mar 10, 2021

San Francisco Mayor London Breed should rescind her nomination of Christina Dikas for a seat on the Historic Preservation Commission.

Editorial: Senate will betray LGBTQs, again

Editorial: Senate will betray LGBTQs, again

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Mar 3, 2021

When the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act last week, it marked the second time the lower chamber had approved the sweeping legislation that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Editorial: More frontline workers need the shots

Editorial: More frontline workers need the shots

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 24, 2021

While the COVID-19 vaccine rollout remains uneven in California, it's a relief that most people over the age of 65 can now make an appointment — that is if sites have the vaccine and are open.

Editorial: Making a mockery of diversity

Editorial: Making a mockery of diversity

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 17, 2021

The San Francisco Board of Education made a mockery of diversity, even as members have the right intentions.

Editorial: Return to an inclusive US foreign policy

Editorial: Return to an inclusive US foreign policy

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 10, 2021

During his first visit to the State Department February 4, President Joe Biden wasted no time in making clear that global LGBTQI+ rights would be front and center of his foreign policy agenda.

Editorial: Turning around the COVID vaccine debacle

Editorial: Turning around the COVID vaccine debacle

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 3, 2021

So far, Governor Gavin Newsom's administration has largely failed to manage a comprehensive COVID vaccination effort for California.

Editorial: Biden keeps promise with trans ban repeal

Editorial: Biden keeps promise with trans ban repeal

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 27, 2021

It may be premature to declare President Joe Biden's executive order repealing former President Donald Trump's odious transgender military ban a "victory," as some news outlets have reported

Editorial: Levine is qualified for quick confirmation

Editorial: Levine is qualified for quick confirmation

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 20, 2021

The Senate this week finally started holding hearings for President Joe Biden's various cabinet nominees and others that need confirmation.

Editorial: SF supes need to prioritize LGBTQs

Editorial: SF supes need to prioritize LGBTQs

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 13, 2021

History was made last week when the San Francisco Board of Supervisors selected Shamann Walton, who represents District 10, to be its new president, the first Black man to take the powerful post.

Editorial: Barr's parting slap at Title VI

Editorial: Barr's parting slap at Title VI

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 6, 2021

On his way out the door, former Attorney General William Barr delivered one last slap to minority groups, potentially including LGBTQs of color.

Editorial: CA vaccine efforts must ramp up

Editorial: CA vaccine efforts must ramp up

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jan 6, 2021

We are several weeks into COVID-19 vaccine distribution and the pace is woefully slow in California.