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Mayor Breed, Supe Mandelman take office

Mayor Breed, Supe Mandelman take office

By Matthew S. Bajko

San Francisco welcomed in a new mayoral administration Wednesday morning when Mayor London Breed took her oath of office on the steps of City Hall before an estimated crowd of more than 1,000 people.

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By Lisa Keen | July 11, 2018

Reaction from LGBT organizations to President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court was unsparing Monday night, with many saying he will not be like Anthony Kennedy, the justice he is replacing.

By Matthew S. Bajko | July 11, 2018

Since no candidate secured their endorsements in the June primary race for the open 15th Assembly District seat, two East Bay LGBT political clubs will now vote on endorsing one of the two candidates moving on to the November election.


By Matthew S. Bajko | July 4, 2018

Despite his brief tenure in Room 200 at City Hall, Mayor Mark Farrell leaves behind a lasting LGBT mark on San Francisco.

By Matthew S. Bajko | July 4, 2018

Mayor-elect London Breed has chosen several lesbian leaders, and one gay man, to lead a panel tasked with formulating ideas her administration can implement to address a host of issues vexing the city.


By Matthew S. Bajko | June 27, 2018

Gay District 8 Supervisor-elect Rafael Mandelman is eager to get to work at City Hall addressing two of the city's most pressing concerns: homelessness and housing.

By Matthew S. Bajko | June 27, 2018

San Mateo County public schools will continue to have a lesbian superintendent after Nancy Magee won the contest for San Mateo County superintendent of schools on the June 5 primary ballot.


By Lisa Keen | June 27, 2018

Congressman Jared Polis scored a "comeback kid" victory Tuesday, winning the Democratic nomination for governor of Colorado just two months after losing to his chief opponent at the state party convention.

By Matthew S. Bajko | June 20, 2018

At Richmond's Juneteenth festivities Saturday, the city's lesbian city councilwoman celebrated her come-from-behind win in the June 5 primary.


By Matthew S. Bajko | June 14, 2018

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.

By Matthew S. Bajko | June 13, 2018

With no major opponent filing to run against him in November, District 8 Supervisor-elect Rafael Mandelman is all but assured of winning a full four-year term in the fall.


By Cynthia Laird | June 13, 2018

Oakland City Councilwoman at-large Rebecca Kaplan last week decided not to run for mayor herself, and instead endorsed a progressive African-American woman with an eye on challenging Mayor Libby Schaaf from the left.

By Matthew S. Bajko | June 13, 2018

For two days last weekend Jovanka Beckles, a lesbian who sits on the Richmond City Council, was in the second-place spot for the open 15th Assembly District seat, which stretches from Richmond south into parts of Oakland.


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