Politics

Online Extra: Political Notes: EQCA turns silver in Nevada

Online Extra: Political Notes: EQCA turns silver in Nevada

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 7, 2019

Equality California, the statewide LGBT advocacy organization, has crossed state lines into Nevada in order to help elect more LGBT people into public office in the Silver State and enact LGBT legislation at its statehouse in Carson City.

UPDATED: Political Notebook: Appointed education leaders seek SF voters' support

UPDATED: Political Notebook: Appointed education leaders seek SF voters' support

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 2, 2019

On San Francisco's November ballot will be a pair of local education leaders seeking voters' support for the first time. Both are expected to win, as they face either no to little opposition for their seats.

Online Extra: Political Notes: SF LGBT Dem club set to early endorse Wiener

Online Extra: Political Notes: SF LGBT Dem club set to early endorse Wiener

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 30, 2019

As he gears up for his re-election bid in 2020, gay state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) is set to pick up an early endorsement from a major political group in his hometown.

Political Notebook: Out CA House members back impeachment hearings

Political Notebook: Out CA House members back impeachment hearings

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 24, 2019

Bisexual California Congresswoman Katie Hill becomes one of the latest House Democrats to back holding an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

Online Extra: Dem prez candidates address prior stances on LGBT issues, pledge support at forum

Online Extra: Dem prez candidates address prior stances on LGBT issues, pledge support at forum

Several Democratic candidates seemed to throw President Barack Obama under the metaphorical bus Friday night, as they sought to illustrate how they didn't take as long as other Democrats to "evolve" on LGBT issues.

Online Extra: Political Notes: Report shows states, feds falling short on LGBT data collection efforts

Online Extra: Political Notes: Report shows states, feds falling short on LGBT data collection efforts

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 20, 2019

A new report has chronicled how the vast majority of states and the federal government are falling short on LGBT data collection efforts.

Political Notebook: SF D5 supervisor candidates split on transit issues

Political Notebook: SF D5 supervisor candidates split on transit issues

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 18, 2019

The two leading candidates in San Francisco's heated contest for the District 5 supervisor seat both are vocal critics of the city's mass transit system and its less-than-stellar service in the Haight, Cole Valley, and Fillmore neighborhoods.

Online Extra: Political Notes: Wiener punts trans prisoner bill

Online Extra: Political Notes: Wiener punts trans prisoner bill

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 13, 2019

State Senator Scott Wiener announced Friday that he was punting legislation aimed at improving conditions for transgender inmates to the 2020 legislative session.

Political Notebook: Nonprofit leader enters Central Coast Senate race

Political Notebook: Nonprofit leader enters Central Coast Senate race

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 11, 2019

Maria Cadenas, a lesbian single mother and nonprofit leader, has entered the 2020 race to succeed state Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), who is termed out of his 17th Senate District seat along the Central Coast.

Political Notebook: Out CA lawmakers becoming parents

Political Notebook: Out CA lawmakers becoming parents

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 4, 2019

The proverbial stork has visited at least three out lawmakers this year in California. Two female politicians are expecting children with their spouses, while a male leader adopted a son out of foster care with his partner.

Deadline nears to pass CA LGBT bills

Deadline nears to pass CA LGBT bills

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 4, 2019

California lawmakers have until Friday, September 13, to pass several LGBT bills in order to send them to Governor Gavin Newsom's desk for his signature. He will have until October 13 to sign or veto the legislation.

Newsom signs 1st LGBT bill into law as Assembly panel kills pro-gay sex registry bill

Newsom signs 1st LGBT bill into law as Assembly panel kills pro-gay sex registry bill

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 30, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom Friday signed into law his first LGBT rights bill since becoming California's top executive in January.

Political Notebook: SF LGBT Dem clubs weigh in on November ballot

Political Notebook: SF LGBT Dem clubs weigh in on November ballot

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 28, 2019

San Francisco's two main LGBT Democratic clubs found themselves largely aligned during last year's June special elections for mayor and the District 8 supervisor seat.

Online Extra: Political Notes: Local Dems back gay San Diego mayoral candidate Gloria

Online Extra: Political Notes: Local Dems back gay San Diego mayoral candidate Gloria

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 23, 2019

In a major coup for his mayoral bid, gay San Diego Assemblyman Todd Gloria has secured the endorsement of the San Diego Democratic Party.