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BREAKING: Lesbian East Bay Assembly candidate headed to fall ballot

BREAKING: Lesbian East Bay Assembly candidate headed to fall ballot

By Matthew S. Bajko

Lesbian Richmond City Councilwoman Jovanka Beckles is now expected to compete in November for the open 15th Assembly District seat, which stretches from Richmond south into parts of Oakland.

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By Alex Madison | June 11, 2018

San Francisco's Phelan Avenue is one step closer to being renamed after celebrated bisexual Mexican artist Frida Kahlo after a Board of Supervisors committee gave its endorsement to the proposal.

By Matthew S. Bajko | June 11, 2018

Gay mayoral candidate Mark Leno remains stuck in second place, according to the latest returns posted late Monday afternoon.


By Advertising Department | June 11, 2018

Show us your pride and advertise in our annual San Francisco Pride edition. Space reservations will be due at 12noon on Friday, June 15 with ad materials due June 18, Monday, at 5pm.

By Matthew S. Bajko | June 11, 2018

The yo-yoing primary election results continue for Jovanka Beckles, a lesbian who sits on the Richmond City Council. Monday morning saw her fall back to third place in the race for the open 15th Assembly District seat, which stretches from Richmond south


By Matthew S. Bajko | June 10, 2018

Gay San Francisco mayoral candidate Mark Leno fell to second place over the weekend, while three other out candidates around the state await final vote counts in their bids for political office.

By Matthew S. Bajko | June 8, 2018

Jovanka Beckles, a lesbian who sits on the Richmond City Council, catapulted into second place Friday afternoon in the race for the open 15th Assembly District seat, which stretches from Richmond south into parts of Oakland.


By Matthew S. Bajko | June 8, 2018

Gay mayoral candidate Mark Leno held on to his lead Friday afternoon in the race to become San Francisco's next mayor. Should he win, the former city supervisor and state lawmaker would be the city's first out LGBT mayor.

By Cynthia Laird | June 7, 2018

Lesbian at-large Oakland City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan Thursday (June 7) ended speculation about whether she would embark on a third run for mayor, and endorsed progressive activist Cat Brooks.


By Lisa Keen | June 4, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday (June 4) that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission violated a baker's free exercise rights when it ordered that he sell cakes to same-sex couples the same as he sells to heterosexual couples.

By Matthew S. Bajko | June 4, 2018

Governor Brown names lesbian lawyer to Alameda County Superior Court seat. Local candidates ready to party as they watch the primary results come in Tuesday night.


By Alex Madison | June 1, 2018

In a move that city officials are praising, the San Francisco police officers who sent homophobic and racist text messages in 2011 and 2012 can face disciplinary charges, an appeals court ruled this week.

By Alex Madison | June 1, 2018

On the first day of Pride Month state Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Friday (June 1) that Oklahoma will be added to the list of restricted states for state-funded and state-sponsored travel under Assembly Bill 1887.


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