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Taylor, Thao leading in Oakland mayor's race

Taylor, Thao leading in Oakland mayor's race

  • 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

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 9, 2022

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

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 9, 2022

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

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 9, 2022

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

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Nov 8, 2022

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

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 8, 2022

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

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 8, 2022

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

SF DA Jenkins declares victory; Raju wins PD race

SF DA Jenkins declares victory; Raju wins PD race

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 8, 2022

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.

Gay SF supervisor Mandelman sails to 2nd term

Gay SF supervisor Mandelman sails to 2nd term

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 8, 2022

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.

Political Notebook: Newsom, Lara glide to second terms

Political Notebook: Newsom, Lara glide to second terms

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 8, 2022

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.

CA enshrines abortion right in constitution

CA enshrines abortion right in constitution

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 8, 2022

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

Sydney WorldPride is planning a celebration like no other

Sydney WorldPride is planning a celebration like no other

  • 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.

Political Notes: LGBTQ candidates host election parties

Political Notes: LGBTQ candidates host election parties

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 7, 2022

Two years ago election night was a muted affair for most candidates due to the raging COVID pandemic. Not this year.

Storyteller helps Oakland youth find 'belonging'

Storyteller helps Oakland youth find 'belonging'

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Nov 4, 2022

Oakland culture and history lovers now have a new way to explore the city's historic Swan's Market with a new self-guided tour launched last month.