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Monterey voters elect gay mayor, out Latina sheriff

Monterey voters elect gay mayor, out Latina sheriff

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 15, 2022

In Monterey County voters elected as their first lesbian and first Latina sheriff Tina Nieto, in the November 8 general election. Meanwhile, in the coastal city of Monterey, City Councilmember Tyller Williamson has become his city's first gay mayor.

LGBTQ Agenda: Webinar looks at supporting tobacco-free LGBTQ communities

LGBTQ Agenda: Webinar looks at supporting tobacco-free LGBTQ communities

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Nov 15, 2022

With the growth in acceptance of LGBTQ people came a curious byproduct: increased attention and marketing.

In gay SoCal House race, Rollins looks to 'ballot curing' in hunt for votes

In gay SoCal House race, Rollins looks to 'ballot curing' in hunt for votes

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 14, 2022

In his still too close to call race for California's 41st Congressional District seat, gay former federal prosecutor Will Rollins has turned to what is known as "ballot curing" in his hunt for votes to put him into the winner's circle.

SF supervisors panel advances update to prohibited bias definitions

SF supervisors panel advances update to prohibited bias definitions

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 14, 2022

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors rules committee on Monday advanced changes to the city's administrative code that will update definitions of prohibited discrimination in contracting ordinances.

Political Notes: Out California justices win retention races

Political Notes: Out California justices win retention races

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 14, 2022

Voters retained the four out California justices on the November 8 general election ballot in races that were largely overlooked by the media.

Jock Talk: If you believe in human rights, do not watch the World Cup

Jock Talk: If you believe in human rights, do not watch the World Cup

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Nov 11, 2022

For the first time in four decades, I will not watch a single minute of the men's soccer World Cup. Not one vuvuzela-shrieking minute.

Castro community leader and SF sheriff's CFO Crispin Hollings dies

Castro community leader and SF sheriff's CFO Crispin Hollings dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 11, 2022

Crispin Hollings, a gay man who was a community leader in the LGBTQ Castro neighborhood and worked as the chief financial officer for the San Francisco Sheriff's Office, died November 10.

Engardio, Dorsey maintain leads in SF supervisor races

Engardio, Dorsey maintain leads in SF supervisor races

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 10, 2022

Two gay men continue to lead in their respective races for seats on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, although their challengers have edged up, according to unofficial returns released Saturday.

Gay CA House candidate Rollins remains in 2nd place

Gay CA House candidate Rollins remains in 2nd place

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 10, 2022

Gay former federal prosecutor Will Rollins has slipped into second place in his race for California's 41st Congressional District seat.

NCLR gala returns for 45th anniversary

NCLR gala returns for 45th anniversary

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Nov 10, 2022

The National Center for Lesbian Rights will celebrate its 45th anniversary Friday, November 11 — its first in-person gala since the beginning of the COVID pandemic.

Panel confirms Evans, 1st queer CA supreme court justice

Panel confirms Evans, 1st queer CA supreme court justice

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 10, 2022

A panel that reviews gubernatorial judicial appointments has confirmed queer Alameda County Superior Court Judge Kelli Evans to the California Supreme Court.

Out in the Bay: USAF veteran Lauren Hough: 'Leaving Isn't The Hardest Thing'

Out in the Bay: USAF veteran Lauren Hough: 'Leaving Isn't The Hardest Thing'

  • by Eric Jansen
  • Nov 10, 2022

In a queer nod to Veterans Day, Out in the Bay Queer Radio + Podcast this week presents a re-airing of an interview with writer Lauren Hough.

Gay CA House candidate Rollins remains optimistic of a win

Gay CA House candidate Rollins remains optimistic of a win

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 9, 2022

As he awaits final results in his race for California's 41st Congressional District, gay former federal prosecutor Will Rollins remains confident he will triple out representation in the U.S. House from the Golden State.

Mixed bag for incumbents in SF education races

Mixed bag for incumbents in SF education races

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 9, 2022

It was a mixed bag for incumbents in races for the San Francisco Board of Education and the City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees. On Monday, appointed incumbent Ann Hsu slipped to fourth place in the school board race.