Politics

Campos, Haney lead in SF Assembly race

Campos, Haney lead in SF Assembly race

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 15, 2022

Gay former District 9 supervisor David Campos and District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney are leading in the special February 15 election for San Francisco's vacant 17th Assembly District seat.

Political Notes: Campos, Mahmood support collecting LGBTQ data on California's state employees

Political Notes: Campos, Mahmood support collecting LGBTQ data on California's state employees

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 14, 2022

As efforts to track LGBTQ demographic data continue to increase at all levels of government, two of the candidates seeking San Francisco's vacant 17th Assembly District seat support collecting SOGI information among California's state employees.

SF Assembly candidates lay out LGBTQ priorities

SF Assembly candidates lay out LGBTQ priorities

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

No matter who is elected to San Francisco's 17th Assembly District seat, they will work to ban the use of conversion therapy on adults and end unnecessary surgeries on intersex children should the two controversial legislative proposals be revived again.

SF supervisors delay vote on Shorter reappointment

SF supervisors delay vote on Shorter reappointment

  • POLITICS
  • by Cynthia Laird and Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 8, 2022

In the midst of Black History Month, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday delayed a vote on whether to reappoint a Black lesbian to her seat on the city's juvenile probation commission.

Assembly District 17 candidates address small business concerns

Assembly District 17 candidates address small business concerns

  • POLITICS
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Feb 7, 2022

In one of the final forums before the February 15 special primary election, the candidates running for the Assembly District 17 seat talked about how they would address the needs of small businesses.

Political Notes: Lesbian San Mateo supervisor candidate Parmer-Lohan starts 2022 in strong position

Political Notes: Lesbian San Mateo supervisor candidate Parmer-Lohan starts 2022 in strong position

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 7, 2022

With two high-profile endorsements and a sizeable campaign war chest, lesbian San Mateo County supervisor candidate Laura Parmer-Lohan is starting 2022 in a strong position.

CA Senate candidate Mei trailed by anti-LGBTQ label

CA Senate candidate Mei trailed by anti-LGBTQ label

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 2, 2022

The first indication of the hurdles Fremont Mayor Lily Mei is likely to face as she campaigns for an East Bay state Senate seat this year came in January.

Gay SF City College Trustee Temprano resigns for EQCA job

Gay SF City College Trustee Temprano resigns for EQCA job

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 1, 2022

After five years as a City College of San Francisco trustee, Tom Temprano is resigning to become the new political director at Equality California.

Political Notebook: EQCA grades Gov. Newsom, CA lawmakers less than perfect

Political Notebook: EQCA grades Gov. Newsom, CA lawmakers less than perfect

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 31, 2022

Due to their not casting votes in favor of various LGBTQ rights bills, 22 Democratic lawmakers failed to receive a perfect score on the 2021 legislative scorecard compiled by a statewide LGBTQ advocacy organization.

Political Notes: LGBTQ California candidates secure LGBTQ groups' support

Political Notes: LGBTQ California candidates secure LGBTQ groups' support

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 26, 2022

A number of LGBTQ candidates seeking congressional and state legislative seats in California have picked up backing from two high-profile LGBTQ advocacy organizations.

Political Notebook: Gay SF Supervisor Mandelman seeks 2nd term

Political Notebook: Gay SF Supervisor Mandelman seeks 2nd term

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 26, 2022

For much of the COVID-19 pandemic gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman had avoided contracting the virus. Living with diabetes, he was at heightened risk if he had caught it.

Political Notes: CA panel supports designations for three LGBTQ historic properties

Political Notes: CA panel supports designations for three LGBTQ historic properties

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 21, 2022

A trio of California sites important to the history of the LGBTQ community has received support for being designated as such from a state panel.

Political Notebook: Gay Senate candidate Hertzberg dismisses nepotism charge

Political Notebook: Gay Senate candidate Hertzberg dismisses nepotism charge

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 20, 2022

In the California Legislature there have long been lawmakers succeeded by their spouses or their siblings.

Political Notes: Campos, Haney spar over universal health care

Political Notes: Campos, Haney spar over universal health care

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 17, 2022

The two leading candidates for San Francisco's open Assembly seat are sparring over who would be the stronger advocate for a universal health care bill being considered in Sacramento.