Politics

CA enshrines abortion right in constitution

CA enshrines abortion right in constitution

California voters have enshrined the right to abortion in the state's constitution, according to preliminary returns November 8.

Political Notebook: Newsom, Lara glide to second terms

Political Notebook: Newsom, Lara glide to second terms

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 8, 2022

California Governor Gavin Newsom and Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, a gay man who is the sole LGBTQ statewide elected official in the Golden State, both glided into second terms in Tuesday's election.

SF DA Jenkins declares victory; Raju wins PD race

SF DA Jenkins declares victory; Raju wins PD race

San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins, who was appointed to the post after the recall of former DA Chesa Boudin, was leading in the race to complete his term, while Public Defender Mano Raju easily won his reelection campaign.

Political Notes: LGBTQ candidates host election parties

Political Notes: LGBTQ candidates host election parties

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

Two years ago election night was a muted affair for most candidates due to the raging COVID pandemic. Not this year.

B.A.R. election endorsements

B.A.R. election endorsements

  • POLITICS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Nov 4, 2022

Here are the Bay Area Reporter's endorsements for the November 8 general election.

SF supervisor candidates differ on housing ballot measures

SF supervisor candidates differ on housing ballot measures

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

Housing has been a political hot button issue in San Francisco for decades, and this year is no exception.

Political Notebook: Oakland mayoral candidates back building LGBTQ senior housing

Political Notebook: Oakland mayoral candidates back building LGBTQ senior housing

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

Just as San Francisco's LGBTQ population is aging into retirement years, so is Oakland's LGBTQ community seeing a growing number of its members become senior citizens.

LGBTQ candidates hope to make history in elections

LGBTQ candidates hope to make history in elections

For LGBTQ newswatchers, there are several specific contests in the November 8 elections that will both contribute to that overall political landscape and make important LGBTQ history.

Political Notes: California statehouse to be 1st with 10% of legislators LGBTQ

Political Notes: California statehouse to be 1st with 10% of legislators LGBTQ

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 31, 2022

With roughly one week left to the 2022 campaign season, LGBTQ leaders are confident that the November 8 election will result in 10% of California's 120 state legislators being LGBTQ.

Paul Pelosi, husband of House speaker, attacked in SF home

Paul Pelosi, husband of House speaker, attacked in SF home

  • POLITICS
  • by Brody Levesque, Washington Blade
  • Oct 28, 2022

Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), is in the hospital after being seriously injured in a home invasion early Friday morning.

Political Notebook: GOP controller candidate Chen's embrace of religious liberty red flag for LGBTQ advocates

Political Notebook: GOP controller candidate Chen's embrace of religious liberty red flag for LGBTQ advocates

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 26, 2022

Republican California controller candidate Lanhee Chen's embrace of religious liberty proponents is raising red flags for LGBTQ advocates.

Political Notes: SF supervisor candidates stake out plans to promote LGBTQ culture

Political Notes: SF supervisor candidates stake out plans to promote LGBTQ culture

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 24, 2022

Candidates running for even-numbered supervisor district seats this fall in San Francisco told the Bay Area Reporter they back myriad proposals to preserve and promote the city's LGBTQ cultural heritage.

Political Notebook: Santa Claran Becker aims to be Bay Area's first big city gay mayor

Political Notebook: Santa Claran Becker aims to be Bay Area's first big city gay mayor

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 19, 2022

In such a liberal region as that of the Bay Area, it seems improbable that there has never been an LGBTQ person elected to a full-term as mayor of a large city.

East Bay awash in LGBTQ candidates

East Bay awash in LGBTQ candidates

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 12, 2022

The fall election could bring a number of historic wins for LGBTQ candidates throughout the East Bay.