Politics

Political Notebook: SF GOP event to 'detangle' trans youth issues

Political Notebook: SF GOP event to 'detangle' trans youth issues

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 3, 2023

With transgender issues a flashpoint in the country's political discourse, as statehouses rollback rights for trans people, especially youth, the San Francisco Republican Party is taking a more active role in the debate.

CA lawmakers say bill needed to address SOGI audit

CA lawmakers say bill needed to address SOGI audit

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 3, 2023

Two gay California lawmakers have told the Bay Area Reporter they plan to introduce legislation to address the issues impeding efforts to collect LGBTQ health data as detailed in a damning report by the state's auditor.

San Diego mayor Gloria prioritizes homeless issues

San Diego mayor Gloria prioritizes homeless issues

San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria has taken a queer eye to his city's homeless issue to get people housed and he's helping other mayors come up with solutions to shelter unhoused residents. However, everyone must do their part, he said.

Gay nurse, ex-union leader Esteen takes on Alameda Supervisor Miley in 2024

Gay nurse, ex-union leader Esteen takes on Alameda Supervisor Miley in 2024

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

Gay nurse and former union leader Jennifer Esteen officially launched her campaign Monday to oust from office Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley, who will be seeking a seventh four-year term on the primary ballot next March.

CA auditor slams state healthy agency's LGBTQ data collection efforts

CA auditor slams state healthy agency's LGBTQ data collection efforts

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 27, 2023

The state's auditor has faulted the California Department of Public Health for being sclerotic with its efforts to collect LGBTQ demographics and criticized the agency for having inconsistent policies.

Political Notes: Vallejo moves to license tobacco retailers

Political Notes: Vallejo moves to license tobacco retailers

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 27, 2023

Vallejo officials are moving to enact a tobacco retail license ordinance as the next step in its yearslong battle against the use of the addictive product that can have fatal health consequences for users.

Political Notebook: Queer union leader seeks East Bay state Senate seat

Political Notebook: Queer union leader seeks East Bay state Senate seat

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 26, 2023

Growing up, queer East Bay state Senate candidate Kathryn Lybarger lived an itinerant life.

San Francisco supervisors repeal ban on travel to anti-LGBTQ states

San Francisco supervisors repeal ban on travel to anti-LGBTQ states

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 25, 2023

San Francisco's ban on taxpayer funded travel to states with anti-LGBTQ laws and doing business with companies headquartered in them is coming to an end.

Biden announces reelection bid

Biden announces reelection bid

Coming four years to the day after he announced his 2020 presidential campaign, President Joe Biden on April 25 formally launched his 2024 reelection effort.

Political Notes: Gay CA House candidate Marshall again seeks to unseat GOPer Obernolte

Political Notes: Gay CA House candidate Marshall again seeks to unseat GOPer Obernolte

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

Derek Marshall is once again challenging Congressmember Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) for his House seat in the High Desert east of Los Angeles, having lost to him last November.

LGBTQ Agenda: HRC, Equality Florida hold online forum as DeSantis administration issues new anti-LGBTQ policies

LGBTQ Agenda: HRC, Equality Florida hold online forum as DeSantis administration issues new anti-LGBTQ policies

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 19, 2023

The Human Rights Campaign joined Equality Florida Wednesday in a forum Wednesday about the unprecedented assault on LGBTQ rights in the Sunshine State

Political Notebook: Gay leader launches bid for SF District 9 supervisor

Political Notebook: Gay leader launches bid for SF District 9 supervisor

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

Relatively unknown outside of LGBTQ political circles, and a white candidate running for a seat San Francisco Latino leaders want to reclaim, Trevor Chandler is launching his bid for District 9 supervisor 19 months before voters will cast ballots.

Political Notes: Gay leader seeks Stockton council seat

Political Notes: Gay leader seeks Stockton council seat

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 17, 2023

Since 2012, when its former member Susan Talamantes Eggman departed for the state Assembly, the Stockton City Council has not had out LGBTQ representation on it.

Gay Santa Clara councilmember Becker indicted over leaked 49ers report

Gay Santa Clara councilmember Becker indicted over leaked 49ers report

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 14, 2023

Gay Santa Clara City Councilmember Anthony Becker is facing one felony charge stemming from his role in leaking a report about the dealings between the South Bay city's leaders and the San Francisco 49ers football team.