Politics

LGBTQ Agenda: Artists and others speak out as bills advance in 3 states that would criminalize drag

LGBTQ Agenda: Artists and others speak out as bills advance in 3 states that would criminalize drag

LGBTQ civil rights groups and drag artists are sounding the alarm about bills in three states that if they became law would restrict drag performances.

Political Notes: US senators call for LGBTQ data about scientific workforce

Political Notes: US senators call for LGBTQ data about scientific workforce

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 6, 2023

A group of Democratic U.S. senators is calling for better data about the number of LGBTQ people employed among the country's scientific workforce.

Gay Lynwood councilmember Solache confirms CA Assembly bid

Gay Lynwood councilmember Solache confirms CA Assembly bid

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 2, 2023

Joining the growing ranks of LGBTQ candidates seeking California legislative seats next year is gay Lynwood City Councilmember José Luis Solache.

Political Notebook: Transgender Orange County candidate Wade falls short

Political Notebook: Transgender Orange County candidate Wade falls short

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 1, 2023

A transgender veteran has fallen short in her bid for a city council seat in the seaside town of Seal Beach, California.

Political Notes: Transit, safety, budget issues top focuses of out Bay Area politicians

Political Notes: Transit, safety, budget issues top focuses of out Bay Area politicians

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 30, 2023

Budgetary matters, public safety policies, and assisting transit agencies will be top focuses in 2023 for San Francisco's trio of gay supervisors.

Political Notebook: Complaint filed against opponent of trans Seal Beach, CA council candidate

Political Notebook: Complaint filed against opponent of trans Seal Beach, CA council candidate

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 24, 2023

The runoff race opponent of a transgender City Council candidate in Seal Beach, California is facing questions about her eligibility to seek the district seat, and other issues.

Political Notes: SF LGBTQ Dem club elects 1st Asian male president

Political Notes: SF LGBTQ Dem club elects 1st Asian male president

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 23, 2023

Members of the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club have elected Jeffrey Kwong to lead the progressive political group in 2023.

Gay vet Rocha seeks San Diego Assembly seat

Gay vet Rocha seeks San Diego Assembly seat

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 19, 2023

Two months after losing his bid for a state Senate seat, gay veteran Joseph C. Rocha of Escondido has launched his campaign for an open San Diego County Assembly seat that will be on the ballot in 2024.

Political Notebook: Lesbian marriage activist joins CA school board

Political Notebook: Lesbian marriage activist joins CA school board

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 18, 2023

Back in the early 2000s Jennifer Sookne was fighting to achieve marriage equality in California.

Political Notebook: LGBTQ CA senators given key committee chairmanships

Political Notebook: LGBTQ CA senators given key committee chairmanships

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 11, 2023

As state leaders grapple with a projected $22 billion budget deficit this year, LGBTQ members of the California Senate will be in key leadership posts to help address fiscal matters and other policy issues in 2023.

2023 ushers in new SF LGBTQ Dem club leaders

2023 ushers in new SF LGBTQ Dem club leaders

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 11, 2023

San Francisco's two main LGBTQ political clubs are bidding adieu to their male leaders of the past two years.

Alameda County supervisors seek recount in flawed Oakland school contest, other ranked races

Alameda County supervisors seek recount in flawed Oakland school contest, other ranked races

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 10, 2023

Alameda County supervisors voted Tuesday to seek a recount of the votes cast in an Oakland school board election where the certified winner, a transgender married dad, it turns out did not receive the most votes.

San Francisco supervisors elect Peskin as board president

San Francisco supervisors elect Peskin as board president

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 9, 2023

The divisions among the San Francisco Board of Supervisors were on full display Monday as the 11 members voted to elect one of their own as board president for the next two years.

Political Notes: For 1st time trio of gay men sworn in as San Francisco supervisors

Political Notes: For 1st time trio of gay men sworn in as San Francisco supervisors

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 9, 2023

With the swearing in Saturday of District 4 Supervisor Joel Engardio, there are now three gay men for the first time serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.