Politics

Haney takes his Assembly oath of office

Haney takes his Assembly oath of office

New San Francisco Assemblymember Matt Haney (D), center, was sworn into office May 3 by Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Los Angeles) as Haney's mother, Kris Calvin, looks on.

Political Notebook: Starbucks union organizer aims to be 1st CA nonbinary legislator

Political Notebook: Starbucks union organizer aims to be 1st CA nonbinary legislator

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

A Starbucks union organizer and UC Santa Cruz student aims to be California's first nonbinary state legislator.

LGBTQ Agenda: 19 states plan laws to support trans kids

LGBTQ Agenda: 19 states plan laws to support trans kids

LGBTQ lawmakers from 19 states have or will introduce laws to protect trans kids from civil and criminal penalties when seeking gender-affirming care.

Roe to be overturned, leaked decision says

Roe to be overturned, leaked decision says

In an unprecedented development, a leaked draft of the U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming ruling on abortion indicates that the court is poised to overturn its two long-standing decisions protecting the right to abortion.

Political Notes: Long Beach Mayor Garcia leads in fundraising among West Coast LGBTQ congressional candidates

Political Notes: Long Beach Mayor Garcia leads in fundraising among West Coast LGBTQ congressional candidates

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

Among the non-incumbent LGBTQ Democratic candidates seeking U.S. House seats on the West Coast this year, gay Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia has proved to be the most adept at raising money for his bid.

SF redistricting panel adopts map critics call gerrymandered

SF redistricting panel adopts map critics call gerrymandered

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

A divided San Francisco Redistricting Task Force approved Thursday a new map for the city's 11 supervisorial districts that critics charged is a gerrymander of the city.

Political Notebook: Breed could double LGBTQ supervisors with D6 pick

Political Notebook: Breed could double LGBTQ supervisors with D6 pick

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 27, 2022

Mayor London Breed could double LGBTQ representation on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors with her nomination to fill the soon-to-be-vacant District 6 seat.

Political Notebook: Gay Green Blenner seeks to be CA elections czar

Political Notebook: Gay Green Blenner seeks to be CA elections czar

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 20, 2022

High school government and history teacher Gary Blenner may be a long shot candidate to be elected California secretary of state this year.

Trans issues top CA 2022 LGBTQ legislative push

Trans issues top CA 2022 LGBTQ legislative push

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 20, 2022

California legislators are once again pushing forward on a number of bills aimed at improving the lives of the state's transgender and nonbinary residents.

Lawsuit filed over SF redistricting process

Lawsuit filed over SF redistricting process

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

A lawsuit has been filed against the panel redrawing the local electoral map for San Francisco's 11 supervisorial districts and the city's director of elections. It is seeking to have the San Francisco Superior Court step in and take over the process.

SF supervisors panel OKs gay bathhouse zoning update

SF supervisors panel OKs gay bathhouse zoning update

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 18, 2022

A proposed zoning change to allow gay bathhouses and other adult sex venues to open in the city's historic LGBTQ neighborhoods is close to being finalized.

SF redistricting panel sets next meeting

SF redistricting panel sets next meeting

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 18, 2022

The panel redrawing the local electoral map for the city's 11 supervisorial districts will resume its work Thursday, a week after it missed its deadline to finalize the political boundaries.

Political Notes: SF Assembly race may not end with Tuesday's special runoff

Political Notes: SF Assembly race may not end with Tuesday's special runoff

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 18, 2022

A winner will be declared in Tuesday's special runoff election for San Francisco's vacant 17th Assembly District seat.

SF DA Boudin fights recall

SF DA Boudin fights recall

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin faces a June 7 recall. He and the campaign to unseat him talk to the Bay Area Reporter.