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Editorial: Ramachandran for East Bay Assembly seat

Editorial: Ramachandran for East Bay Assembly seat

By BAR Editorial Board

Residents in Alameda, San Leandro, and part of Oakland have started early voting in the June 29 special primary election for the 18th Assembly District seat.

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By BAR Editorial Board | June 16, 2021

Most of us were downright giddy on Tuesday as we ventured outdoors without face coverings for the first time in more than a year of surviving the COVID-19 pandemic

By Matt Hurwitz | June 16, 2021

I came out to my family when I was 26 years old. Even though I was certain they'd be loving and supportive once they wrapped their heads around the news, for some reason, the idea of saying "I'm gay" was terrifying.


By David Chiu | June 9, 2021

This year, GOP-controlled states throughout our country have advanced an unprecedented number of discriminatory bills targeting our transgender and gender-nonconforming community, particularly TGNC young people.

By Fay Zenoff | June 9, 2021

What queer identity and addiction have in common is that one can choose to be closeted about both.


By BAR Editorial Board | June 2, 2021

It was scary. On June 5, 1981, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report noted five cases of pneumocystis pneumonia among previously healthy gay men in Los Angeles.

By Matt Sharp | June 2, 2021

Oaklawn, Dallas, 1984. Back then, I stopped into the Crossroads Market about once a week to pick up the latest issue of the New York Native, a gay political newsprint magazine where I could get the very latest information about AIDS.


By John-Manuel Andriote | June 2, 2021

Like every gay man paying attention at the time, I heard about the "new disease" afflicting gay men not long after it was first reported in 1981.

By BAR Editorial Board | May 26, 2021

Now that Petra DeJesus has left the San Francisco Police Commission, the Board of Supervisors, which selects the candidate for that seat, needs to ensure that an LGBTQ individual is chosen.


By Karyn Skultety | May 26, 2021

As I prepare for my last day as the executive director of Openhouse on May 31, I am left speechless by the honor it has been to do this job.

By BAR Editorial Board | May 19, 2021

The recent news that California has a $76 billion budget surplus was a pleasant surprise, especially after the COVID pandemic enforced belt-tightening last year.


By Michael Trung Nguyen | May 19, 2021

GAPA was founded in 1988 by a group of gay and bi Asian and Pacific Islander men who had been meeting as a rap group at the Pacific Center for Human Growth in Berkeley.

By BAR staff | May 19, 2021

Letters this week opine on the former SFAF CEO and a recent U.S. Supreme decision


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