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Political Notebook: Contra Costa LGBT Dem club elects new president

Political Notebook: Contra Costa LGBT Dem club elects new president

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 22, 2020

The Lambda Democratic Club of Contra Costa County has elevated its former treasurer, Devin Murphy, to be its new president. He is the third person to hold the position since the group's founding in 2017 and succeeds past president Robyn Kuslits.

Online Extra: Political Notes: With COVID-19 outbreak, pet owners advised to be cautious

Online Extra: Political Notes: With COVID-19 outbreak, pet owners advised to be cautious

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 17, 2020

With conflicting reports on whether animals, especially dogs and cats, are vulnerable to the novel coronavirus outbreak, pet owners are being advised to take precautionary measures to protect the health of their animals and their own well-being.

Political Notebook: SF rights commission surveys LGBT needs

Political Notebook: SF rights commission surveys LGBT needs

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 15, 2020

A city agency is surveying the needs of San Francisco's LGBT population stemming from the novel coronavirus outbreak in order to better direct relief efforts in the community.

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You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

  • POLITICS
  • by Michael Yamashita
  • Apr 15, 2020

San Francisco is one of 11 US cities that is fortunate to have a legacy LGBT publication by us, for us, and about us. Help preserve the BAR as an historic and important community institution for the future.

Online Extra: Political Notes: CA census count nears half of state's households

Online Extra: Political Notes: CA census count nears half of state's households

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 10, 2020

California has seen nearly half of its households complete the 2020 census, despite the coronavirus outbreak.

Online Extra: CA, Nevada LGBT statewide groups endorse Biden

Online Extra: CA, Nevada LGBT statewide groups endorse Biden

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 10, 2020

Equality California and its Nevada affiliate, Silver State Equality, announced Friday that they've endorsed presumptive Democratic Party nominee former vice president Joseph R. Biden Jr. for president.

Political Notebook: Gay trailblazer Ammiano pens humorous tell-all

Political Notebook: Gay trailblazer Ammiano pens humorous tell-all

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 8, 2020

Seated at his kitchen table, gay political leader and comedian Tom Ammiano began to recount his life story in July 2018 to journalist Tim Redmond and Jon Golinger, a political consultant and author.

Online Extra: Sanders suspends presidential bid

Online Extra: Sanders suspends presidential bid

Senator Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination Wednesday, April 8, according to multiple media outlets.

Political Notebook: Fall calendar fills with postponed LGBT events

Political Notebook: Fall calendar fills with postponed LGBT events

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

The fall calendar this year is shaping up to be an especially busy time for LGBT donors and nonprofits.

Political Notebook: LGBT leaders adjust to new virtual world

Political Notebook: LGBT leaders adjust to new virtual world

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 25, 2020

Being social is baked into the job description for local politicians, who in addition to attending numerous meetings have a full calendar of civic engagements, neighborhood events, and constituent outreach.

Online Extra: Political Notes: Alameda Dem Party to elect new chair

Online Extra: Political Notes: Alameda Dem Party to elect new chair

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 20, 2020

In a stunning rout in the race for seats on the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee, just one person among the top 10 executive leaders overseeing the East Bay Democratic Party won their bid for reelection on the March 3 primary ballot.

Political Notebook: CA LGBTQ legislative group set to make historic gains

Political Notebook: CA LGBTQ legislative group set to make historic gains

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 18, 2020

Based on the outcomes of the state Assembly and Senate March 3 primary races, California's Legislative LGBTQ Caucus is set to make historic gains come the November election.

Political Notebook: In a 1st, SF trans women win local party posts

Political Notebook: In a 1st, SF trans women win local party posts

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 12, 2020

Two transgender women for the first time have been elected to local party posts in San Francisco.

UPDATED: Online Extra: Gay Sacto councilman Hansen concedes in reelection race

UPDATED: Online Extra: Gay Sacto councilman Hansen concedes in reelection race

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 10, 2020

After county elections officials posted an updated tally Tuesday afternoon, gay Sacramento City Councilman Steve Hansen conceded that he had lost his bid for election to a third term as the new vote count showed he had fallen further behind his opponent.