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SF transportation tax leading in unofficial returns

SF transportation tax leading in unofficial returns

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 9, 2022

Billions of dollars in federal matching funds for transportation and infrastructure projects in San Francisco likely will be available as Proposition L, a sales tax extension, was leading in early returns Tuesday night.

Taylor, Thao leading in Oakland mayor's race

Taylor, Thao leading in Oakland mayor's race

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 9, 2022

Two Oakland city councilmembers were leading in the ranked choice balloting for mayor, while the District 4 council race assures there will be queer representation on that body.

Becker continues to trail in Santa Clara mayor race

Becker continues to trail in Santa Clara mayor race

Gay Santa Clara City Councilmember Anthony Becker has fallen further behind in his bid to be elected mayor of the South Bay city.

East Bay city council candidates await final results

East Bay city council candidates await final results

LGBTQ city council candidates from Richmond to San Leandro in the East Bay await final vote tallies in their races.

Kumagai concedes in East Bay Assembly race

Kumagai concedes in East Bay Assembly race

In the East Bay race for the open 20th Assembly District seat, gay Dublin City Councilmember Shawn Kumagai has lost his bid to become the first LGBTQ state legislator of Japanese descent.

Healey, Kotek, Polis win governor races

Healey, Kotek, Polis win governor races

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, a popular Democrat in a deeply blue state, coasted to victory as predicted, becoming the first lesbian to be elected governor of any state.

Gay Long Beach mayor Garcia headed to Congress

Gay Long Beach mayor Garcia headed to Congress

California is assured of having two gay members of Congress with the election Tuesday of gay Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia to a U.S. House seat.

Kaplan losing Alameda supervisor race; Parmer-Lohan concedes in San Mateo

Kaplan losing Alameda supervisor race; Parmer-Lohan concedes in San Mateo

Bay Area lesbian county supervisor candidates come up short, as Rebecca Kaplan is losing in Alameda and Laura Parmer-Lohan concedes in San Mateo.

Gay SF supervisor Mandelman sails to 2nd term

Gay SF supervisor Mandelman sails to 2nd term

Among the five out supervisor candidates on the November 8 ballot in San Francisco, gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman sailed to a second term in Tuesday's election.

CA enshrines abortion right in constitution

CA enshrines abortion right in constitution

California voters have enshrined the right to abortion in the state's constitution, according to preliminary returns November 8.

Political Notebook: Newsom, Lara glide to second terms

Political Notebook: Newsom, Lara glide to second terms

California Governor Gavin Newsom and Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, a gay man who is the sole LGBTQ statewide elected official in the Golden State, both glided into second terms in Tuesday's election.

SF DA Jenkins declares victory; Raju wins PD race

SF DA Jenkins declares victory; Raju wins PD race

San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins, who was appointed to the post after the recall of former DA Chesa Boudin, was leading in the race to complete his term, while Public Defender Mano Raju easily won his reelection campaign.

Sydney WorldPride is planning a celebration like no other

Sydney WorldPride is planning a celebration like no other

  • LATEST NEWS
  • by Dana Piccoli | NewsIsOut.com
  • Nov 8, 2022

WorldPride is heading Down Under in 2023. Sydney, Australia, has been named the official location for WorldPride next year, and the cosmopolitan city is planning to go all-out to welcome LGBTQ+ guests from all over the world.

Asian Americans lead the fight against hate crimes in California

Asian Americans lead the fight against hate crimes in California

  • ANTI HATE
  • by Michael Yamashita | NewsIsOut.com
  • Nov 8, 2022

In September, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law two bills that address the unprecedented number of bias incidents and hate crimes in the state.