Politics

D9 supe hopefuls speak up over Latino HIV cases

D9 supe hopefuls speak up over Latino HIV cases

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 28, 2024

Candidates for the open District 9 seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors speak out on the uptick in HIV cases among Latinos.

Supes approve Stud's Davis, Schlander for entertainment commission

Supes approve Stud's Davis, Schlander for entertainment commission

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 27, 2024

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously voted February 27 to approve a co-owner of the Stud LGBTQ bar and an event planner to the San Francisco Entertainment Commission.

B.A.R. election endorsements

B.A.R. election endorsements

  • POLITICS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 27, 2024

The Bay Area Reporter has completed its editorials of endorsements for the March 5 primary.

Political Notes: Bay Area legislative candidates would require school districts to respond to LGBTQ report card

Political Notes: Bay Area legislative candidates would require school districts to respond to LGBTQ report card

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 26, 2024

Candidates in three competitive Bay Area state legislative races were asked to weigh in on whether state action is required to force public school districts to respond to the Equality California Institute's safe schools report card.

Bi Black candidates aim for the Statehouse

Bi Black candidates aim for the Statehouse

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 21, 2024

Los Angeles County residents Alex Monteiro and Sade Elhawary are representative of two different camps of political candidates.

Political Notebook: Muslim voter guide raises alarm over 'parental rights' issue

Political Notebook: Muslim voter guide raises alarm over 'parental rights' issue

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 21, 2024

A voter guide produced by Bay Area Muslims is raising alarms for its grading candidates on if they back "parental rights," a euphemism used by those opposed to rights for LGBTQ youth, especially those who are transgender or nonbinary.

2024 leg candidates support LGBTQ museum funding

2024 leg candidates support LGBTQ museum funding

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 21, 2024

Candidates running in the March primary for California legislative seats are supportive of continuing to keep funds earmarked for a full-scale, freestanding LGBTQ history museum in the Golden State.

Political Notebook: In Central Valley, gay Wasco mayor Garcia seeks supervisor seat

Political Notebook: In Central Valley, gay Wasco mayor Garcia seeks supervisor seat

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 14, 2024

Back in 2013 Alex Garcia moved to San Francisco to work on placing a statewide hospital reform measure on the ballot.

Former SF mayor Farrell makes pitch with campaign launch

Former SF mayor Farrell makes pitch with campaign launch

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 13, 2024

Former San Francisco mayor Mark Farrell made the case for unseating his successor and returning him to City Hall at his campaign announcement February 13.

SF supervisors' panel recommends Stud's Davis for entertainment commission

SF supervisors' panel recommends Stud's Davis for entertainment commission

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 12, 2024

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Rules Committee voted unanimously to recommend a co-owner of the Stud LGBTQ bar to the San Francisco Entertainment Commission February 12.

Political Notes: 2024 elections could bring Wiener allies on restricting intersex surgeries

Political Notes: 2024 elections could bring Wiener allies on restricting intersex surgeries

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 12, 2024

Over the course of four successive legislative sessions, starting in 2019, gay state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) repeatedly tried to pass legislation that would ban medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children.

Out CA state senators take on key leadership roles

Out CA state senators take on key leadership roles

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 8, 2024

Days after he took over the gavel as president pro tempore of California's state Senate, Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) has named a number of his out colleagues to powerful posts either in his leadership team or as committee chairs.

Political Notebook:  East Bay bi councilwoman Rubio seeks state Senate seat

Political Notebook: East Bay bi councilwoman Rubio seeks state Senate seat

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 7, 2024

For nearly three decades Marisol Rubio's top priority has been taking care of her daughter, Alexandria, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer shortly after being born.

Newsom signs PrEP expansion bill into law

Newsom signs PrEP expansion bill into law

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

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law a bill expanding access to the HIV prevention medication PrEP via pharmacies. He did so Tuesday without comment.