Politics

Political Notebook: Mahogany seeks to be SF Dems 1st trans Black party chair

Political Notebook: Mahogany seeks to be SF Dems 1st trans Black party chair

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 27, 2021

A year after becoming the first non-male identified transgender person elected to the body that oversees the San Francisco Democratic Party, Honey Mahogany is now aiming to become its first transgender chair and first drag queen to lead the local party.

Lesbian Sacramento DA announces run for state AG

Lesbian Sacramento DA announces run for state AG

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 26, 2021

Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert blasted newly-sworn-in state Attorney General Rob Bonta and San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin as she announced her candidacy for the position of California's chief law enforcement officer.

Political Notes: CA senators to take up nonbinary death certificates bill

Political Notes: CA senators to take up nonbinary death certificates bill

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 26, 2021

California senators will take up a bill allowing for the option of nonbinary as the gender identity on death certificates now that their Assembly colleagues have approved the legislation.

With eye on CA governor's mansion, Jenner opens candidate merch shop

With eye on CA governor's mansion, Jenner opens candidate merch shop

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko and Cynthia Laird
  • Apr 23, 2021

Transgender former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner announces her bid to be California governor not by selling solutions but merchandise.

Bisexual candidate seeks San Jose council seat

Bisexual candidate seeks San Jose council seat

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 21, 2021

It has been 15 years since the LGBTQ community in San Jose has had out representation on the city's governing body. During that time three gay men and one lesbian have mounted unsuccessful bids to win council seats.

Political Notebook: California leaders among inaugural LGBTQ Hall of Fame honorees

Political Notebook: California leaders among inaugural LGBTQ Hall of Fame honorees

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 19, 2021

A number of Californians are among the inaugural class being inducted into the LGBTQ Hall of Fame May 2 by the LGBTQ Victory Institute.

Political Notes: Gay San Francisco native mounts underdog bid for Pelosi's House seat

Political Notes: Gay San Francisco native mounts underdog bid for Pelosi's House seat

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 19, 2021

In his conversations with potential donors Eric Curry has been referred to as the "underdog" candidate and the less polite "unlikely" candidate running for San Francisco's 12th Congressional District seat covering much of the city.

EQCA names Hoang as first API executive director

EQCA names Hoang as first API executive director

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 14, 2021

Equality California has named its managing director, Tony Hoang, as its first Asian American executive director.

Political Notebook: SF Japantown site with LGBTQ ties earns city landmark status

Political Notebook: SF Japantown site with LGBTQ ties earns city landmark status

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 13, 2021

A Japantown site has become only the second local historic property related to San Francisco's Japanese community and the fifth having to do with the LGBTQ community to be recognized as a city landmark.

Facing likely rejection by the supervisors, straight San Francisco historic preservation body nominee withdraws

Facing likely rejection by the supervisors, straight San Francisco historic preservation body nominee withdraws

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 13, 2021

Hours prior to her likely being rejected by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors at its meeting Tuesday, Historic Preservation Commission mayoral appointee Christina Dikas withdrew her nomination.

Political Notes: Massive Harvey Milk exhibit to fly again at SFO

Political Notes: Massive Harvey Milk exhibit to fly again at SFO

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 9, 2021

A massive photographic exhibit detailing the life and political career of the late gay San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk that for two years has adorned the San Francisco International Airport terminal named in his honor is being disassembled.

Political Notebook: As intersex bill stalls, trans rights advance in CA statehouse

Political Notebook: As intersex bill stalls, trans rights advance in CA statehouse

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 7, 2021

As legislation banning unnecessary medical procedures on intersex youth again stalls in the California Legislature, state lawmakers are advancing a number of bills strengthening protections for transgender and nonbinary individuals.

LGBTQ Agenda: Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, striving for trans equality in recent announcements

LGBTQ Agenda: Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, striving for trans equality in recent announcements

In a memorandum coinciding with the trans visibility day March 31, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced new departmental policies "governing open service of transgender individuals in the military."

California bill to ban unnecessary surgeries on intersex children stalls

California bill to ban unnecessary surgeries on intersex children stalls

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 5, 2021

A California bill to ban medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children has once again stalled in a state Senate committee. Its backers will now assess whether to try and pass the legislation in 2022.