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Newsom wins gov race; Lara clings to lead for insurance czar

Newsom wins gov race; Lara clings to lead for insurance czar

By Alex Madison

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, who became a hero to the LGBT community when, as mayor in 2004, he ordered San Francisco officials to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, coasted to victory in the California governor's race Tuesday.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | November 9, 2018

Voters retained two California Supreme Court justices and all of the appellate court justices on the November 6 ballot, including three out appeal court members.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 9, 2018

California Governor-elect Gavin Newsom, currently the state's lieutenant governor, has named a lesbian to his incoming cabinet as he prepares to take office January 7.


By Alex Madison | November 8, 2018

The unprecedented rainbow wave in this year's midterm elections still has one member hoping to ride it to victory and make history in California. Gay state Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) now has a 110,000-plus lead in the statewide insurance commis

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 8, 2018

An improvement association for the gay Castro district has won approval to move its offices into a vacant storefront, giving it a prominent location in the neighborhood for the first time as it seeks to be renewed.


By Cynthia Laird | November 8, 2018

Gavin Newsom, in his triple roles Thursday as lieutenant governor, acting governor, and governor-elect, spoke at a wide-ranging news conference in San Francisco and said it would be difficult to surpass Governor Jerry Brown's record on LGBT rights.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 7, 2018

Three lesbian California legislative candidates considered the most likely to win were trailing in their races as of Wednesday morning.


By Lisa Keen | November 7, 2018

The Democratic takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday night was modest by the numbers: Democrats took at least 29 House seats held by Republicans and lost only one to the GOP.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 7, 2018

Progressives are set to maintain control of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, as the unofficial returns Wednesday morning had all of the left-of-center candidates defeating their more moderate opponents for the governing body's even-numbered seats.


By Alex Madison | November 7, 2018

The board that oversees the regional BART transit system is poised to get its first queer Asian woman after Janice Li took a commanding lead in the District 8 race Tuesday.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 7, 2018

A number of gay and lesbian candidates were elected to city council seats throughout the East Bay Tuesday night, while two out incumbent councilmen were ousted from office.


By Lisa Keen | November 7, 2018

As the first returns in Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District began to emerge Tuesday night, it looked as if lesbian businesswoman Angie Craig would lose — a second time — to a former talk show host who once compared LGBT people to criminals.

By Alex Madison | November 7, 2018

LGBT tenants in San Francisco have retracted claims that their landlords discriminated against them as part of a settlement reached last week in an ongoing eviction battle.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 7, 2018

Bay Area voters largely snubbed LGBT school board candidates Tuesday night, with only two of the nine on the ballot winning their races based on the unofficial returns.

By Alex Madison | November 7, 2018

There may only have been a few to vote on, but the San Francisco ballot measures decided Tuesday could have a significant and lasting impact on the city.


By Alex Madison | November 7, 2018

It was a no-go for the controversial repeal of the California gas tax passed by the Legislature in 2017, as state voters decided they can live with the tax increase that is funding road and infrastructure repairs.

By Cynthia Laird | November 7, 2018

Libby Schaaf easily beat back challenges from nine mostly progressive candidates Tuesday to become Oakland's first re-elected mayor in 16 years.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 7, 2018

It was a mixed night Tuesday for the two out Peninsula council candidates looking to make LGBT political history in San Mateo County.

By Cynthia Laird | November 7, 2018

Bay Area residents will have an opportunity to commemorate trans lives lost to violence at Transgender Day of Remembrance events this month. There is no cost to attend, though donations will be accepted at most of the events.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 7, 2018

For 23 years the Scarlet Sage Herb Co. has supplied San Francisco residents with holistic treatments to remedy all manner of ills, aches, and pains.

By Heather Cassell | November 7, 2018

On the eve of expected mass arrests of LGBTs, the Tanzania government publicly backtracked after intense international pressure.


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