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Political Notebook: Out candidates again enter SF education races

Political Notebook: Out candidates again enter SF education races

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 17, 2022

Two gay men are again seeking educational posts in San Francisco that they previously sought and lost.

Political Notes: Summer primaries mostly favor LGBTQ candidates

Political Notes: Summer primaries mostly favor LGBTQ candidates

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 12, 2022

Out candidates for a variety of races have won their primary races and now head to the November elections.

CA Gov. Newsom names 1st queer female judge to state's supreme court

CA Gov. Newsom names 1st queer female judge to state's supreme court

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 10, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom has nominated queer Alameda County Superior Court Judge Kelli Evans to the state's Supreme Court. If confirmed, she will be the first out LGBTQ woman and second out African American to serve on it.

Political Notebook: Trans dad seeks Oakland school board seat

Political Notebook: Trans dad seeks Oakland school board seat

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 10, 2022

Oakland resident Nick Resnick, a married father of two sons, is vying for a seat on the school board that oversees the Oakland Unified School District.

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

Voting is open for the Bay Area Reporter's readers' poll known as the Besties.

District 6 SF supervisor candidates keep it polite at forum

District 6 SF supervisor candidates keep it polite at forum

The four candidates vying for the District 6 supervisorial seat, which is up for grabs in this November's election, faced off in a polite first major debate of the campaign.

LGBTQ Asians push to stem hate crimes tide

LGBTQ Asians push to stem hate crimes tide

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 1, 2022

LGBTQ Asian and Pacific Islander Californians are part of a coalition of community groups and state lawmakers pushing to stem a tide of hate crimes against API individuals and others that has been rising since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Political Notes: Oakland leaders push repealing CA's 'zombie' same-sex marriage ban

Political Notes: Oakland leaders push repealing CA's 'zombie' same-sex marriage ban

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 22, 2022

Two Oakland city councilmembers have authored a resolution calling on state lawmakers to bring to the voters a repeal of California's 'zombie' same-sex marriage ban known as Proposition 8.

House passes bill to protect same-sex marriage on bipartisan vote

House passes bill to protect same-sex marriage on bipartisan vote

  • POLITICS
  • by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
  • Jul 19, 2022

The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Tuesday with significant bipartisan support the Respect for Marriage Act.

Political Notebook: Alameda LGBTQ Dems back out Assembly, supervisor candidates

Political Notebook: Alameda LGBTQ Dems back out Assembly, supervisor candidates

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 19, 2022

The East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club has thrown its support behind two high-profile out candidates who could make history in November.

Political Notes: East Bay LGBTQ Dems to revote on endorsing out Assembly, supervisor candidates

Political Notes: East Bay LGBTQ Dems to revote on endorsing out Assembly, supervisor candidates

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 18, 2022

The East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club will vote for a second time on endorsing in two high-profile races featuring out candidates. In both cases, the outcome of the contests in November could be historic.

Political Notebook: Gay CA insurance czar Lara faces easy path to 2nd term

Political Notebook: Gay CA insurance czar Lara faces easy path to 2nd term

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 13, 2022

Despite the millions spent in negative ads against him, various ethical scandals, and an intraparty challenge in the June primary, gay California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara appears to now have an easy path to being elected to a second term.

In divided vote, SF supervisors approve lesbian police commissioner Walker

In divided vote, SF supervisors approve lesbian police commissioner Walker

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 12, 2022

In a divided vote Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved lesbian artist Debra Walker's mayoral appointment to the city's police commission.

Political Notebook: Gay CA Dem Party vice chair Campos says he's done seeking public office

Political Notebook: Gay CA Dem Party vice chair Campos says he's done seeking public office

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 6, 2022

Because he placed second in the June 7 primary for San Francisco's 17th Assembly District seat, David Campos' name will appear on the November 8 ballot even though he is not actively seeking the elected position.