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Republican Wallis defeats bisexual SoCal Assembly candidate Holstege

Republican Wallis defeats bisexual SoCal Assembly candidate Holstege

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 8, 2022

Republican Greg Wallis has declared victory in his Assembly race against bisexual Palm Springs City Councilmember Christy Holstege.

House approves Respect for Marriage Act, sending it to Biden

House approves Respect for Marriage Act, sending it to Biden

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 8, 2022

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday morning passed the Respect for Marriage Act on a 258-169 bipartisan vote. The bill now heads to President Joe Biden, who has pledged to sign it.

WNBA star Brittney Griner released from Russian prison

WNBA star Brittney Griner released from Russian prison

  • by Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade
  • Dec 8, 2022

Russian authorities have released WNBA star Brittney Griner.

Bisexual SoCal Assembly candidate Holstege remains in 2nd place

Bisexual SoCal Assembly candidate Holstege remains in 2nd place

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 7, 2022

Palm Springs City Councilmember Christy Holstege's Assembly race is going down to the wire.

LGBTQ Agenda: CA lawmakers introduce bill to help with security issues

LGBTQ Agenda: CA lawmakers introduce bill to help with security issues

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Dec 7, 2022

An East Bay Assemblymember has introduced legislation that would make it easier for candidates, elected officials, their families and staff to provide security for themselves in the face of increasing threats.

Hearings on Castro Theatre landmarking postponed

Hearings on Castro Theatre landmarking postponed

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Dec 6, 2022

A push to postpone a hearing on proposed landmark designation for the Castro Theatre has opponents on guard.

Gay Richmond council candidate Zepeda selected as winner

Gay Richmond council candidate Zepeda selected as winner

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 6, 2022

With the drawing of his name out of a red Christmas holiday shopping bag by Richmond City Clerk Pamela Christian, Cesar Zepeda was selected as the winner of the East Bay city's District 2 council race.

Gay Redwood City council candidate Sturken wins

Gay Redwood City council candidate Sturken wins

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 6, 2022

By a 50-vote margin, gay Redwood City Planning Commissioner Chris Sturken won election to a council seat in his city. He was one of three candidates running for the District 2 seat, which includes the downtown area.

SoCal Assembly race with bisexual candidate still to be called

SoCal Assembly race with bisexual candidate still to be called

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 5, 2022

At the state Capitol Monday afternoon nearly all of the newly elected legislators took their oaths of office. But not present was the new member from Assembly District 47 spanning Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Queer detainee granted bond by immigration judge

Queer detainee granted bond by immigration judge

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Dec 5, 2022

Salesh Prasad, a queer and bi man in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention, was granted bond by an immigration judge December 5 after a 90-minute hearing at an immigration court in Van Nuys, California.

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in 303 Creative case

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in 303 Creative case

  • by Christopher Kane, Washington Blade
  • Dec 5, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday heard oral arguments in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, a case that could carry broad implications for whether and in which circumstances states may enforce certain nondiscrimination rules against purveyors of goods.

Tied Richmond council race with gay candidate to be decided Tuesday

Tied Richmond council race with gay candidate to be decided Tuesday

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 5, 2022

Tuesday morning, inside the chambers of the Richmond City Council, Cesar Zepeda will learn if he will join the governing body as the representative from the East Bay city's District 2.

Political Notes: Mixed results for out candidates with Bay Area ties

Political Notes: Mixed results for out candidates with Bay Area ties

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 5, 2022

For two out candidates with Bay Area ties, the November 8 election brought mixed results for their political bids.

Out in the World: The Pansy Project brings healing to sites of hate crimes

Out in the World: The Pansy Project brings healing to sites of hate crimes

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 2, 2022

Homophobia is on a deadly rise in recent years as hate crimes against LGBTQ people increase around the world.