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East Bay Stonewall Dems won't endorse in AD 18 special election

East Bay Stonewall Dems won't endorse in AD 18 special election

The East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club will not make an endorsement in the open 18th Assembly District special election after neither candidate garnered 60% of the vote during an online meeting August 3.

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By Cynthia Laird | August 5, 2021

Leaders of the Democratic Party in Alameda County have decided to wait a month before taking up a bylaws change that would ban endorsement for anti-LGBTQIA+ candidates seeking elective office.

By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | August 4, 2021

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James Rickleffs, a San Francisco man found guilty over two years ago in the 2012 murder of a gay hair stylist, was sentenced to 50 years-to-life in state prison August 3.

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By Cynthia Laird | August 3, 2021

The West Hollywood City Council unanimously approved a drag laureate program August 2, which is expected to launch this fall.

By John Ferrannini | August 3, 2021

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By Cynthia Laird | August 2, 2021

Public health officials in San Francisco and several other Bay Area counties reinstated an indoor mask mandate this week to combat the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.

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Elected officials joined Jewish community leaders at a news conference in San Francisco July 29 to denounce a resurgence of anti-Semitism in the Bay Area and the nation at-large.


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By Matthew S. Bajko | July 28, 2021

Nearly a year after the West Hollywood City Council approved the creation of a drag laureate, staff for the Southern California LGBTQ enclave have etched out a proposal for how to launch the position this November.


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