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.
California voters easily passed four out of five ballot measures Tuesday, June 5, according to unofficial results.
Gay mayoral candidate Mark Leno was holding on to a slight lead Wednesday morning in his bid to become San Francisco's first out LGBT mayor.
Gay state Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) survived Tuesday's primary for state insurance commissioner and will now vie in November to become the first LGBT person to be elected to statewide office in California.
San Francisco voters had a lot on their plate when it came to ballot measures this primary election.
Four incumbent San Francisco Superior Court judges were overwhelmingly re-elected in their campaigns against four deputy public defenders Tuesday.
In the only competitive state legislative race in the Bay Area with out candidates, all three of the challengers appear to have fallen short in Tuesday's contest for the open 15th Assembly District seat.
Tuesday's primary was a mixed bag for the out candidates in congressional races in southern California.
Two gay men running for county education posts in the Bay Area took the lead in their races Tuesday night, according to unofficial returns.
Gay attorney Rafael Mandelman trounced gay District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy in the special election on Tuesday's ballot to serve in the seat through the end of the year.
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.
Should next week's special election for the District 8 seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors be won in a landslide, it could also decide the outcome of the November race for a full four-year term.