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Political Notebook: Final results come in for out CA candidates

Political Notebook: Final results come in for out CA candidates

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 7, 2022

A month after the November 8 election and the final results are now in for two of the three last remaining California races that featured out candidates.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • by BAR staff
  • Dec 7, 2022

A reader is pleased with Supervisor-elect Joel Engardio's win in District 4.

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.

Gay Richmond council candidate Zepeda lands in a tied race

Gay Richmond council candidate Zepeda lands in a tied race

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 2, 2022

Gay Richmond, California city council candidate Cesar Zepeda is tied with his opponent in the race.

Santa Clara County LGBTQ office issues employment study

Santa Clara County LGBTQ office issues employment study

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 1, 2022

Sera Fernando, manager at Santa Clara County's Office of LGBTQ Affairs, is alarmed by the findings in a new study released by her office about transgender and nonbinary employment in the county.