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Guest Opinion: Teachers' unions on front line of equality fight

Guest Opinion: Teachers' unions on front line of equality fight

By Jeff Freitas

"My name is Jeff Freitas, I am an American Federation of Teachers vice president, the president of the California Federation of Teachers, and I am a gay teacher."

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By Cynthia Laird | August 23, 2019

Glide church in the Tenderloin and the San Francisco Police Department will hold a reflection and reconciliation session Monday, August 26, timed to the 53rd anniversary of the Compton's Cafeteria riot.

By Matthew S. Bajko | August 21, 2019

Years ago, Alex Randolph and Tom Temprano both benefited from attending community colleges in Southern California, in San Diego and Ventura respectively, prior to enrolling at four-year universities in the Bay Area.


By Meg Elison | August 21, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants her name taken off a Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Shanti Project as this year's honoree is Dede Wilsey, a philanthropist who this summer hosted a re-election fundraiser for President Donald Trump.

By Meg Elison | August 21, 2019

The University of San Francisco has appointed its first-ever rabbi in residence.


By Heather Cassell | August 21, 2019

The South Bay will tout its diversity and resistance at the 44th annual Silicon Valley Pride this weekend.

By Matthew S. Bajko | August 21, 2019

He has served less than a year on the San Leandro Unified School District Board of Education yet James Aguilar already has his sights on running for higher office.


By Samantha Laurey | August 21, 2019

Queer and trans people joined in the Month of Momentum Monday afternoon in front of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in downtown San Francisco as they led a peaceful protest encouraging the abolishment of the agency.

By BAR Editorial Board | August 21, 2019

The recent mass shooting in nearby Gilroy, as well as the other incidents in El Paso, Texas; Dayton, Ohio; and many other cities, prompted us to gauge whether the Castro is prepared with safety plans for a violent emergency.


By Lisa Keen | August 21, 2019

This may not be a surprise, but it is news: Gay presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has outraised his Democratic competitors in most heavily LGBT neighborhoods around the country.

By Sari Staver | August 21, 2019

While aging presents challenges for everyone, LGBT people who plan to grow old in San Francisco will have more than their share of obstacles.


By Matthew S. Bajko | August 21, 2019

During their junior year at Sonoma Valley High School José Valdivia joined the Gender Sexuality Awareness Club. At one of its meetings, a staffer from the nonprofit LGBTQ Connection came to talk to the high school students about its youth leadership teams

By Paul Berge | August 21, 2019

This week's editorial cartoon.


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