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Newsom says it will be hard to top pro-LGBT Gov. Brown

Newsom says it will be hard to top pro-LGBT Gov. Brown

By Cynthia Laird

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.

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By Alex Madison | November 13, 2018

Anti-gay vice mayor loses re-election in Dixon, CA; nonbinary employee files complaints against progressive Oregon bookstore; San Mateo Pride center gets grant.

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 Alex Madison | November 7, 2018

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.


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.


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