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Guest Opinion: Recalling Purple Hands protests of 1969

Guest Opinion: Recalling Purple Hands protests of 1969

By Marc Stein

Halloween has long been one of the queerest of holidays, but on October 31, 1969, San Francisco LGBT activists found new ways to confront their terrifying fears of media misrepresentations and police violence.

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By Delia Danae Rawdon | November 13, 2019

I was singled out by TSA for being a transgender woman and I am not the only one.

By Paul Berge | November 13, 2019

This week's editorial cartoon.


By BAR Editorial Board | November 13, 2019

Deputy public defender Chesa Boudin's upset victory in the hotly contested San Francisco district attorney's race has sent shockwaves through the city, and continues a national trend of electing criminal justice reformers as top prosecutors.

By BAR Editorial Board | November 6, 2019

Now that Mayor London Breed has won a full four-year term — with 68% of the vote, according to unofficial returns — it's time for her administration to quickly complete the process for opening a meth sobering center.


By Paul Berge | November 6, 2019

This week's editorial cartoon.

By Jordan Davis | November 6, 2019

When I read the article about the city awarding $1.15 million in contracts to two reputable nonprofits over the next two years, I was overjoyed, especially since the recipients, St. James Infirmary and Larkin Street Youth Services, are well qualified.


By BAR Editorial Board | October 30, 2019

California officials plan to beef up poll worker training as well as provide "know your rights" information to voters ahead of the 2020 elections.

By Paul Berge | October 30, 2019

This week's editorial cartoon.


By | October 30, 2019

This week's letters to the editor.

By BAR Editorial Board | October 23, 2019

Here are the Bay Area Reporter's recommendations for Propositions C and F on the November 5 ballot.


By BAR Editorial Board | October 23, 2019

Here are the Bay Area Reporter's recommendations for Propositions A, B, D, and E on the November 5 ballot.

By Paul Berge | October 23, 2019

This week's editorial cartoon.


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