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Newsom asked to pardon gay civil rights leader Bayard Rustin

Newsom asked to pardon gay civil rights leader Bayard Rustin

The LGBTQ and Black caucuses of the state Legislature have asked Governor Gavin Newsom to posthumously pardon gay civil rights leader Bayard Rustin.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | January 22, 2020

With billions of federal funding at stake and California at risk of seeing its congressional representation diminish, the state's LGBT residents are being urged to fill out their 2020 census forms.

By John Ferrannini | January 21, 2020

Friends of a gay San Francisco man who a federal judge says was erroneously deported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement presented a petition to the local office of Senator Dianne Feinstein January 21 to urge his safe return to the country.


By Lisa Keen | January 21, 2020

In a move that LGBT legal activists see as "deeply worrisome," the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said it will review two appeals in religious exemption cases.

By Cynthia Laird | January 17, 2020

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg brought his presidential campaign to the East Bay, and while he didn't pick up an endorsement from Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, he did excite a small crowd that met at Everett & Jones Barbecue.


By John Ferrannini | January 17, 2020

As preparations ramp up for the 50th annual San Francisco Pride parade, members of the LGBT community are questioning the role of Bay Area-headquartered tech corporations in the festivities celebrating LGBT people and culture.

By John Ferrannini | January 15, 2020

A nascent effort has been launched to add San Francisco to the list of American cities with a street named after the late gay Supervisor Harvey Milk.


By Matthew S. Bajko | January 15, 2020

The first Chinese American justice and the longest-serving sitting member on the Supreme Court of California will retire this summer, giving Governor Gavin Newsom his first opportunity to name a member to the state's highest court.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 15, 2020

In a cryptic tweet January 13, gay Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell) teased he would announce this week his "new political adventure."


By Lisa Keen | January 15, 2020

Political observers gave Senator Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts) high marks in Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate — the last one before the first voting, at the February 3 Iowa caucuses.

By John Ferrannini | January 14, 2020

The third largest Christian denomination in the United States — the United Methodist Church — may split over the issue of acceptance of LGBT people.


By | January 14, 2020

With the city's planned $12 million purchase of a triangular lot on upper Market Street, San Francisco officials aim to provide additional affordable senior housing on the property.

By | January 13, 2020

A California bill aimed at banning unnecessary medical procedures on infants who are intersex died in committee Monday, though its author vowed to bring the bill back in the future.


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