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Political Notes: Among major West Coast cities, SF and LA lag on census response

Political Notes: Among major West Coast cities, SF and LA lag on census response

Among major West Coast cities, only Los Angeles has a worse response rate on the 2020 census than San Francisco.

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By Cynthia Laird | August 14, 2020

Joe Biden's campaign held a wide-ranging virtual national conversation for LGBTQ+ women August 13, as participants praised his selection of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate and expressed hope for a future under a new administration.

By Sari Staver | August 12, 2020

Longtime organizer Karine Jean-Pierre has been named chief of staff for Democratic presumptive vice presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris (D-California).


By John Ferrannini | August 11, 2020

California Senator Kamala Harris was selected by presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden Jr. Tuesday to be his running mate on the party's 2020 ticket.

By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | August 6, 2020

Joe Biden is seeking to one-up President Trump on the fight against HIV by pledging to end the epidemic by 2025 — an ambitious goal that would beat the current administration's goal by five years, although some HIV advocates are skeptical the presidential


By Lisa Keen | August 3, 2020

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., indicated Monday he is not likely to grant an injunction to stop a Trump administration change in rules that will eliminate non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people.

By Matthew S. Bajko | July 30, 2020

In issuing a new series of stamps honoring Bugs Bunny that includes two depicting the cartoon rabbit in women's clothing, the U.S. Postal Service has for the first time featured images of drag on the country's postage.


By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | July 18, 2020

LGBTQ rights supporters are mourning the less of Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a civil rights icon who worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and died late Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer at age 80.

By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | July 18, 2020

New guidance from Defense Secretary Mark Esper on flag displays at military installations is being hailed for prohibiting the display of Confederate flags — but the memo also bans the display of LGBTQ Pride flags, the Washington Blade has learned.


By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | July 8, 2020

In a decision that undermines LGBTQ teachers at religious schools, the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed for Catholic schools an expansive ministerial exemption in hiring practices under civil rights law.

By John Ferrannini | July 1, 2020

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin joined the top prosecutors in Philadelphia and Boston, along with two civil rights advocates, to announce the formation of truth, justice, and reconciliation commissions in all three cities in a Zoom call.


By Lisa Keen | June 29, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a federal law requiring foreign affiliates of U.S. AIDS prevention groups to express public opposition to prostitution is constitutional.

By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | June 18, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling this week on workplace protections for LGBTs may force President Donald Trump to retreat on much of his administration's anti-LGBTQ policies.


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