Politics

Political Notebook: East Bay school district looks at adopting transgender student policy

Political Notebook: East Bay school district looks at adopting transgender student policy

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 10, 2021

An East Bay school district is the latest to consider adopting a comprehensive policy to protect the rights of its transgender and nonbinary students.

Political Notes: Lesbian former Bay Area lawmaker McLeod-Skinner launches 2nd Oregon congressional bid

Political Notes: Lesbian former Bay Area lawmaker McLeod-Skinner launches 2nd Oregon congressional bid

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 8, 2021

A lesbian former Bay Area councilwoman Sunday officially kicked off her second campaign for an Oregon congressional seat. Jamie McLeod-Skinner is one of at least four out candidates running for Congress in 2022 on the West Coast.

SF school board recall campaign kicks off with big endorser

SF school board recall campaign kicks off with big endorser

State Senator Scott Wiener and Assembly aspirants Bilal Mahmood and Thea Selby announced their support for the effort to recall three members of the San Francisco Board of Education.

Political Notebook: Alameda Dems deem Fremont Mayor Mei anti-LGBTQ

Political Notebook: Alameda Dems deem Fremont Mayor Mei anti-LGBTQ

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 3, 2021

Fremont Mayor Lily Mei is the first person to be deemed anti-LGBTQIA+ under a recent bylaws change adopted by the Democratic Party in Alameda County.

Lesbian confirmed by US Senate to federal appeals court

Lesbian confirmed by US Senate to federal appeals court

The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed the appointment of the first openly LGBTQ woman for a seat on a federal appeals circuit bench.

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.