Politics

Editorial: B.A.R. congressional endorsements

Editorial: B.A.R. congressional endorsements

  • POLITICS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • May 11, 2022

We are fortunate in the Bay Area to have a solid Democratic congressional delegation.

Political Notebook: With appointment of Dorsey, SF D6 supervisor race begins

Political Notebook: With appointment of Dorsey, SF D6 supervisor race begins

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 9, 2022

The appointment of Matt Dorsey May 9 as the first gay supervisor of District 6 marked the official beginning of the race for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors seat on the November election.

New San Francisco Supervisor Dorsey is gay, sober, and living with HIV

New San Francisco Supervisor Dorsey is gay, sober, and living with HIV

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 9, 2022

San Francisco Mayor London Breed has named Matt Dorsey, a gay man who's combatted substance use disorder, as the new District 6 member of the Board of Supervisors.

Political Notes: LGBTQ candidates capitalize on leaked draft abortion ruling

Political Notes: LGBTQ candidates capitalize on leaked draft abortion ruling

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 9, 2022

LGBTQ candidates across the country are capitalizing on the news of a draft ruling that would overturn abortion rights in the U.S., first reported on by Politico May 2.

Biden announces Karine Jean-Pierre as 1st Black, lesbian press secretary

Biden announces Karine Jean-Pierre as 1st Black, lesbian press secretary

  • POLITICS
  • by Brody Levesque, Washington Blade
  • May 5, 2022

The White House announced Thursday that Karine Jean-Pierre has been promoted to be assistant to the president and White House press secretary, becoming both the first Black and lesbian person in that position.

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.

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.

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.