Politics

SF supervisors hear details of proposed cuts to youth department

SF supervisors hear details of proposed cuts to youth department

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 14, 2024

A committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors got the opportunity to learn more about the impending cuts to the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families as part of this year's budget proposed by Mayor London Breed.

Debra Walker confirmed for SF police commission

Debra Walker confirmed for SF police commission

Debra Walker, a lesbian who served on the San Francisco Police Commission for nearly two years before her term expired, won reappointment after being confirmed by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

Newsom, in SF visit, pledges 'whatever I can do' for same-sex marriage initiative

Newsom, in SF visit, pledges 'whatever I can do' for same-sex marriage initiative

The campaign to enshrine same-sex marriage in California's constitution got a boost Friday, when Governor Gavin Newsom stopped in San Francisco to promote the November ballot initiative.

Farrell, during Castro campaign stop, says 'family values' includes LGBTQ households

Farrell, during Castro campaign stop, says 'family values' includes LGBTQ households

Former San Francisco mayor Mark Farrell — running against incumbent London Breed this year for his old job back — wants LGBTQ voters to know that when he's talked about "family values," he's also talking about them.

Political Notes: U.S. voters divided on LGBTQ issues, says Pew survey

Political Notes: U.S. voters divided on LGBTQ issues, says Pew survey

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 6, 2024

Headed into November's presidential election, Americans remain divided on various sexual orientation and gender identity issues.

Vacaville mayor declines to sign Pride proclamation

Vacaville mayor declines to sign Pride proclamation

The board of the Solano Pride Center is expressing its disappointment with Vacaville Mayor John Carli, who opted not to sign a proclamation for Pride Month this year and didn't notify the center's board when the rainbow flag would be raised.

Political Notebook: Community leaders call on San Francisco to declare itself a transgender sanctuary city

Political Notebook: Community leaders call on San Francisco to declare itself a transgender sanctuary city

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 4, 2024

For more than a year now Kansas City, Missouri has been a designated sanctuary city for transgender individuals. So has New York City and West Hollywood, California.

SF supervisors committee rejects Debra Walker nomination for police panel

SF supervisors committee rejects Debra Walker nomination for police panel

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Rules Committee on Monday rejected Mayor London Breed's reappointment of a lesbian to the high-profile police commission.

SF Mayor Breed now commits to backfilling some fed HIV cuts

SF Mayor Breed now commits to backfilling some fed HIV cuts

After weeks of not promising to do so, San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Friday committed to backfilling roughly $200,000 in cuts to one source of its federal HIV/AIDS funding.

Political Notes: Political merchandise receive Pride designs

Political Notes: Political merchandise receive Pride designs

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 31, 2024

It is another Pride season during an election year, meaning political merchandising has gone rainbow-themed.

Trump conviction elicits various reactions from LGBTQ leaders

Trump conviction elicits various reactions from LGBTQ leaders

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 30, 2024

Reaction was swift from various LGBTQ leaders to the conviction of former president Donald Trump on all 34 felony counts in his New York hush money case.

San Francisco mayor nominates gay leader Mike Chen to transit board

San Francisco mayor nominates gay leader Mike Chen to transit board

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 30, 2024

Gay leader Mike Chen has been nominated by Mayor London Breed to a seat on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board.

SF Mayor Breed: Budget cuts won't include public safety

SF Mayor Breed: Budget cuts won't include public safety

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 30, 2024

San Francisco Mayor London Breed started unveiling what's in her budget proposal for the next two years with a Thursday news release touting that public safety funding will not be cut despite the city's budget deficit.

Pan SF Libertarian dragged from convention; party nominates gay man for president

Pan SF Libertarian dragged from convention; party nominates gay man for president

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 29, 2024

A pansexual San Francisco Libertarian official was dragged out of his party's convention during former President Donald Trump's speech last weekend, just before America's third-largest political party nominated a gay man for president of the U.S.