Politics

Political Notes: With San Francisco event, Obergefell kicks off Ohio statehouse bid fundraising

Political Notes: With San Francisco event, Obergefell kicks off Ohio statehouse bid fundraising

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 4, 2022

With an event this week in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro district, Jim Obergefell is kicking off his efforts to raise funds for his Ohio statehouse bid this year.

Political Notebook: 1st parent of a transgender child set to serve in CA Legislature

Political Notebook: 1st parent of a transgender child set to serve in CA Legislature

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 30, 2022

Suisun City Mayor Lori Wilson is expected to become the first CA Assembly member who's the parent of a transgender child following a special election April 5.

Political Notes: Black LGBTQ group renews call for Bayard Rustin stamp

Political Notes: Black LGBTQ group renews call for Bayard Rustin stamp

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 28, 2022

A national Black LGBTQ advocacy group is renewing the call for the U.S. Postal Service to honor deceased gay Black civil rights leader Bayard Rustin with a stamp.

Jackson holds firm in questioning over marriage equality

Jackson holds firm in questioning over marriage equality

  • POLITICS
  • by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
  • Mar 24, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson underwent questioning from Republican Senator John Cornyn about same-sex marriage during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Political Notebook: Transgender nurse runs to be CA insurance czar

Political Notebook: Transgender nurse runs to be CA insurance czar

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 23, 2022

Persistence has paid off for transgender nurse Veronika Fimbres, as the Green Party member has qualified to appear on the June 7 primary ballot as a candidate for California insurance commissioner.

Political Notebook: In 1st for Bay Area, gay Afghan Muslim joins college board

Political Notebook: In 1st for Bay Area, gay Afghan Muslim joins college board

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 16, 2022

When a Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Board of Trustees member resigned due to relocating, the search was on to find an appointee to fill the vacancy through the end of 2022.

Poll shows support for recall of DA Boudin

Poll shows support for recall of DA Boudin

A poll released March 16 by the campaign working to recall San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin shows that more than a majority of city voters would remove him from office.

Campos gets Selby backing in Assembly race

Campos gets Selby backing in Assembly race

David Campos got a boost in his campaign for the 17th Assembly District race Tuesday when former candidate Thea Selby, who finished fourth in last month's primary, endorsed him.

Political Notes: San Francisco LGBTQ political groups welcome new leaders

Political Notes: San Francisco LGBTQ political groups welcome new leaders

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 14, 2022

Two LGBTQ groups involved in San Francisco politics have welcomed new leaders this year. For both, it is shaping up to be a trial-by-fire introduction.

Political Notebook: Slew of LGBTQ candidates seek CA legislative seats

Political Notebook: Slew of LGBTQ candidates seek CA legislative seats

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 9, 2022

With at least 18 out candidates seeking California legislative seats in 2022, LGBTQ leaders are on the cusp of reaching their goal to have 10% of state lawmakers be from the community.

Political Notes: CA state library announces $750K in LGBTQ history grants

Political Notes: CA state library announces $750K in LGBTQ history grants

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 7, 2022

LGBTQ history projects across the Golden State, from digitizing periodicals and films to preserving archival material related to gay rodeos and Santa Cruz's LGBTQ community, are receiving $750,000 in grant funding from the California State Library.

Kaplan kicks off Alameda County supervisor bid

Kaplan kicks off Alameda County supervisor bid

Oakland City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, the body's lone out member, formally kicked off March 3 her campaign for the District 3 seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, telling virtual attendees that she will be "a fighter for equity for our co

Political Notebook: Laird reflects on 1st year in CA Senate

Political Notebook: Laird reflects on 1st year in CA Senate

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 2, 2022

Gay state Senator John Laird (D-Santa Cruz) discusses his first year in the Legislature's upper chamber.

Political Notes: Transgender actress ramps up 2022 bid for Pelosi's House seat

Political Notes: Transgender actress ramps up 2022 bid for Pelosi's House seat

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 28, 2022

A transgender actress is ramping up her campaign for San Francisco's newly numbered 11th Congressional District seat ahead of the June 7 primary.