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Lara declares historic victory in CA

Lara declares historic victory in CA

By Matthew S. Bajko

After his opponent called him to concede late Monday, gay state Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) declared victory in his bid to become the first out statewide elected leader in the Golden State.

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By Cynthia Laird | November 15, 2018

Equality California urges state's congressional delegation to support Nancy Pelosi for House speaker.

By Alex Madison | November 15, 2018

After seven years leading the nation's largest LGBT advocacy group, Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin will step down in 2019, the organization announced Thursday (November 15).


By Cynthia Laird | November 15, 2018

After waiting more than a year to fill a vacancy on the California Supreme Court, Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday nominated Joshua Groban, his longtime senior adviser, to the post.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 14, 2018

Democrats appear headed to declaring a full sweep of California's statewide races as two contests that had been close for days are now trending toward the party's candidates.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 14, 2018

The California Legislative LGBT Caucus will see its membership shrink in the next legislative session for the third time since it was established in 2002.

By Lisa Keen | November 14, 2018

Media organizations called the Arizona U.S. Senate race Monday night for Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, who will become the first openly bisexual person to be elected to that body.


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 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 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.


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