Politics

Editorial: B.A.R. San Francisco supervisor recommendations

Editorial: B.A.R. San Francisco supervisor recommendations

  • POLITICS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Sep 16, 2020

The Bay Area Reporter is making the following recommendations in this year's San Francisco Board of Supervisors races.

Editorial: Dufty for D9 BART board seat

Editorial: Dufty for D9 BART board seat

  • POLITICS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Sep 16, 2020

Bevan Dufty is exactly the type of public official BART needs: a "nuts and bolts" director, as he described himself in his Bay Area Reporter candidate questionnaire.

Political Notebook: Revived South Bay Dem club gears up for November election

Political Notebook: Revived South Bay Dem club gears up for November election

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 16, 2020

LGBTQ residents of Santa Clara County in 2003 first came together to form the Silicon Valley Stonewall Democrats. The partisan political club ebbed and waned over the years, and largely went silent after the election of Barack Obama as president in 2008.

3 props address CA housing issues

3 props address CA housing issues

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Sep 16, 2020

Housing, one of the most salient issues in California, is a subject of three statewide propositions on the November 3 ballot.

Political Notes: LGBTQs wanted for next presidential administration

Political Notes: LGBTQs wanted for next presidential administration

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 14, 2020

Since President Bill Clinton's time in office during the 1990s, the LGBTQ Victory Fund has worked on seeing qualified LGBTQ applicants be hired by the administration of every occupant of the White House, whether they were Democrats or Republicans.

Political Notebook: Out BART directors have easy ride to reelection

Political Notebook: Out BART directors have easy ride to reelection

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 9, 2020

The two out directors on the board of the regional BART transit agency whose terms expire this year are riding an easy path to reelection on the November 3 ballot.

Political Notebook: San Mateo County LGBTQ Democratic club relaunches

Political Notebook: San Mateo County LGBTQ Democratic club relaunches

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 2, 2020

As a gay Black Redwood City resident prepares to become the first out person to serve on his City Council, a new Democratic club has formed to help elect more LGBTQ people to public office throughout San Mateo County.

CA lawmakers pass controversial LGBTQ teen sex offender policy change

CA lawmakers pass controversial LGBTQ teen sex offender policy change

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 1, 2020

California lawmakers have passed a controversial update aimed at preventing LGBTQ teens from having to register as sex offenders. The policy change had led the bill's author to receive death threats.

CA Gov Newsom sent trans inmates, LGBTQ data bills

CA Gov Newsom sent trans inmates, LGBTQ data bills

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 31, 2020

California lawmakers have sent Governor Gavin Newsom legislation that would allow transgender inmates to be housed with others of the same gender and require state health officials to track LGBTQ people impacted by the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Trump accepts GOP nomination: 'The best is yet to come'

Trump accepts GOP nomination: 'The best is yet to come'

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 27, 2020

In a speech full of falsehoods, President Donald Trump accepted the GOP nomination for president of the United States August 27 at the final night of the Republican National Convention.

Grenell draws praise, criticism for GOP convention speech

Grenell draws praise, criticism for GOP convention speech

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 27, 2020

Richard Grenell, the first gay person to hold a cabinet-level position, didn't mention his sexual orientation or LGBTQ issues during his August 26 remarks at the virtual Republican National Convention.

Grenell expected to address GOP convention

Grenell expected to address GOP convention

The 2020 Republican National Convention begins Monday (August 24) with plans to formalize President Donald Trump as the party nominee for reelection, but little else is known about how, exactly, the event will play out.

Biden, 'an ally of light,' accepts Dem presidential nomination as convention ends

Biden, 'an ally of light,' accepts Dem presidential nomination as convention ends

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 20, 2020

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. accepted his party's nomination for president of the United States at the final session of the virtual Democratic National Convention Thursday night.

Harris makes history; Obama delivers harsh critique of Trump

Harris makes history; Obama delivers harsh critique of Trump

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 19, 2020

California Senator Kamala Harris received and accepted the Democratic vice presidential nomination during the third session of the virtual Democratic National Convention Wednesday night.