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Guest Opinion: Beyond representation

Guest Opinion: Beyond representation

  • by Edafe Okporo
  • Nov 20, 2018

President Donald Trump's administration reduced the number of refugees allowed into the country for 2019 to 30,000, a historic low, and placed a ban on the southern border processing of asylum claims, leading to more detention of migrants at the border.

Guest Opinion: Let's get to work in District 6

Guest Opinion: Let's get to work in District 6

  • by Matt Haney
  • Nov 14, 2018

Last week, I was honored to be elected as the next supervisor for District 6, representing the Tenderloin, South of Market, Mission Bay, South Beach, Rincon Hill, and Treasure Island.

Guest Opinion: Displacement hits Galería de la Raza

Guest Opinion: Displacement hits Galería de la Raza

  • by Erick Arguello
  • Nov 7, 2018

Galería de la Raza is an institution that is deeply rooted in the Mission district's identity of culture, art, resistance, and celebration.

Guest Opinion: We will not be erased!

Guest Opinion: We will not be erased!

  • by Clair Farley
  • Oct 31, 2018

Last week the New York Times exposed yet another attack by the Trump administration on transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) Americans by calling for the Department of Health and Human Services to redefine sex for the purposes of Title IX.

Guest Opinion: Prop C will help the homeless

Guest Opinion: Prop C will help the homeless

  • by Bevan Dufty
  • Sep 26, 2018

At this point, everyone who lives, works, or visits San Francisco has become an expert on homelessness.

Guest Opinion: A 'thing' (or an 'it'?) called both-siderism

Guest Opinion: A 'thing' (or an 'it'?) called both-siderism

  • by by Katrina C. Rose
  • Sep 19, 2018

The remark Marshall McPeek, a gay meteorologist at a Sinclair-owned TV station in Ohio, made at this year's NLGJA conference is the here and now.

Guest Opinion: Everybody's wrong in NLGJA fiasco

Guest Opinion: Everybody's wrong in NLGJA fiasco

  • by Steve Friess
  • Sep 12, 2018

NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists was concluding a lovely annual convention in Palm Springs last weekend when a nice man said a stupid thing and a lot of other presumably nice, reasonable people became angry.

Guest Opinion: Zhao unfit to serve on SF school board

Guest Opinion: Zhao unfit to serve on SF school board

  • by Marilyn Murrillo
  • Sep 5, 2018

We need members on the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Trustees who are effective leaders dedicated to the safety and education of all students.

Guest Opinion: 68 days to save the world: Action=Life

Guest Opinion: 68 days to save the world: Action=Life

  • by Charlie Spiegel
  • Aug 29, 2018

I was appalled to hear a gay man interviewed during this current presidency, or, as I prefer, "residency," who said: "See, he's been in the White House for months and hasn't done away with gay marriage."

Guest Opinion: DeGeneres' message of compassion resonates

Guest Opinion: DeGeneres' message of compassion resonates

  • by Nancy A. Magee
  • Aug 22, 2018

I felt lucky to be sitting with thousands of kindred spirits in Davies Symphony Hall last Friday night enjoying Ellen DeGeneres' first stand-up comedy tour in 15 years.

Guest Opinion: Build it, and the people will come

Guest Opinion: Build it, and the people will come

  • by Ken Jones
  • Aug 15, 2018

The Castro Muni station has meant a lot of different things to me during the past four decades: a construction site. A community rallying place. A point of entry for gay people from around the globe. And now, a workplace.

Guest Opinion: B.A.R.'s 'No obits' turns 20

Guest Opinion: B.A.R.'s 'No obits' turns 20

  • by Timothy Rodrigues
  • Aug 8, 2018

The former Bay Area Reporter assistant editor who wrote the paper's famous "No obits" story reflects on it 20 years later.

Guest Opinion: Census must drop citizenship question

Guest Opinion: Census must drop citizenship question

  • by Sandy Close
  • Aug 1, 2018

The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking public comment on its 2020 census plan, which includes a citizenship question on the census form all households must answer.

Guest Opinion: Polyamorous porn stars defy stereotypes

Guest Opinion: Polyamorous porn stars defy stereotypes

  • by Bradford Wolfe and Alex Grey
  • Jul 25, 2018

There are a limitless number of characteristics that people typically associate with porn stars; these individuals are often presumed to be wild, promiscuous, money-hungry, and morally bankrupt, endorsing an industry rich in corruption and violence.