Politics

Chiu sworn in as San Francisco's first Asian American city attorney

Chiu sworn in as San Francisco's first Asian American city attorney

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 1, 2021

David Chiu became San Francisco's first Asian American city attorney November 1 after taking his oath of office in the North Light Court of City Hall, where he had formerly served as the District 3 supervisor.

Political Notes: Out CA candidates rack up support for their historic 2022 bids

Political Notes: Out CA candidates rack up support for their historic 2022 bids

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 1, 2021

A quartet of out candidates in California in recent weeks has racked up significant support for their historic 2022 bids.

Political Notebook: Gay affordable housing advocate joins SF rent board

Political Notebook: Gay affordable housing advocate joins SF rent board

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 27, 2021

A gay affordable housing advocate has joined the San Francisco Rent Board as a tenant representative in one of the oversight body's alternate seats.

LGBTQ Agenda: North Carolina lieutenant governor doubles down, compares inclusive curriculum to 'pornography'

LGBTQ Agenda: North Carolina lieutenant governor doubles down, compares inclusive curriculum to 'pornography'

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 26, 2021

North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson (R) is doubling down on statements that led the state's governor and LGBTQ advocacy groups to call for his resignation.

SF ADAs jump ship as Boudin recall likely heads to voters

SF ADAs jump ship as Boudin recall likely heads to voters

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 25, 2021

Two former assistant district attorneys blasted their former boss, Chesa Boudin, in a news conference October 25 — the signature deadline for the Safer SF Without Boudin campaign, which will likely head to San Francisco voters.

Seventh B.A.R. Talk to focus on local politics

Seventh B.A.R. Talk to focus on local politics

Politics through five decades of Bay Area Reporter coverage will be discussed by an esteemed panel of local officials, with Assistant News Editor and politics columnist Matthew S. Bajko, on Thursday, November 4.

Political Notes: San Francisco health department faulted on LGBTQ data collection at hearing

Political Notes: San Francisco health department faulted on LGBTQ data collection at hearing

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 21, 2021

San Francisco's health department came under pointed criticism at a supervisors hearing Thursday for its continued problems in gathering the sexual orientation and gender identity of the patients it serves.

Los Gatos mayor faces anti-LGBTQ demonstrators

Los Gatos mayor faces anti-LGBTQ demonstrators

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 20, 2021

Right-wing demonstrators have been speaking out against Mayor Marico Sayoc at both her work and home for months. After personal attacks against her family earlier this month, Sayoc's husband became the subject of a restraining order.

Political Notebook: Milk club endorses Campos for Assembly

Political Notebook: Milk club endorses Campos for Assembly

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 20, 2021

The Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club is backing gay former supervisor David Campos in the race for San Francisco's open 17th District Assembly seat.

Political Notebook: CA renews its End of Life law for another 6 years

Political Notebook: CA renews its End of Life law for another 6 years

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 13, 2021

Californians will continue to have a "right to die" until January 1, 2031 after Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law October 5 a six-year extension of the Golden State's End of Life Option Act.

Political Notebook: SF leather bar one step closer to landmark status

Political Notebook: SF leather bar one step closer to landmark status

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 5, 2021

San Francisco's gay-owned Eagle bar is one step closer to being the second leather bar in the U.S. of the same name to become a local landmark.

Political Notes: Oregon voters could elect country's 1st lesbian governor

Political Notes: Oregon voters could elect country's 1st lesbian governor

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 4, 2021

Voters in Oregon could elect the country's first lesbian governor next year and only the second LGBTQ top statewide official in the three-state West Coast region.

Political Notebook: SF supes panel advances code update to collect LGBTQ city hiring data

Political Notebook: SF supes panel advances code update to collect LGBTQ city hiring data

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 27, 2021

A San Francisco supervisors' panel has advanced a code update that will allow for tracking how many LGBTQ people are employed by, and are applying for, city and county jobs.

Political Notes: Gay CA insurance czar Lara marshals Democrat, LGBTQ support in reelection race

Political Notes: Gay CA insurance czar Lara marshals Democrat, LGBTQ support in reelection race

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 27, 2021

A day after Assemblyman Marc Levine (D-Greenbrae) announced his 2022 candidacy for California insurance commissioner, gay incumbent Ricardo Lara rolled out endorsements from a vast array of fellow Democratic elected officials and LGBTQ leaders.