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SF supes back naming drag icon to CA Hall of Fame

SF supes back naming drag icon to CA Hall of Fame

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors this week signed on to the effort to posthumously induct gay icon and drag queen Jose Julio Sarria into the California Hall of Fame.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | May 17, 2019

California lawmakers shelved two more LGBT bills as the majority of this year's legislation advancing LGBT rights heads for final votes in their house of origin.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 15, 2019

Five decades after an uprising against police brutality at a New York City gay bar sparked the creation of Pride parades and festivals in June, the number of East Bay cities officially recognizing the annual LGBT celebration is growing.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 8, 2019

Six months before voters in San Francisco's supervisorial District 5 head to the polls to elect their representative at City Hall, the city's two LGBT Democratic clubs are turning their attention toward the race.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 8, 2019

An effort to have gay icon and drag queen Jose Julio Sarria inducted into the California Hall of Fame is being revived this year now that Governor Gavin Newsom is leading the Golden State.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 8, 2019

The California State Board of Education has approved LGBT-inclusive sexual education guidelines for public and charter schools to use in all grades from kindergarten through high school.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 6, 2019

Two California-based LGBT groups have come out with early endorsements of gay Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg as he plans a fundraising swing through the Golden State this week.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 1, 2019

Since January 2008 John Rahaim has overseen San Francisco's planning department as the city has been convulsed by numerous zoning and development battles, largely driven by the influx of tech workers.

By Matthew S. Bajko | April 29, 2019

CA leaders are pushing legislation aimed at boosting insurance companies' contracts with LGBT-owned firms. It comes as lawmakers are also seeking to increase hospital contracts for such businesses.


By Matthew S. Bajko | April 24, 2019

A Philadelphia lawyer is aiming to make LGBT political history this year by becoming the country's first elected transgender male judge.

By Cynthia Laird | April 19, 2019

Mayor London Breed on Friday reversed course and moved Reese Aaron Isbell, who she swore in to a tenant seat on the San Francisco Rent Board last month, to an alternate seat on the panel.


By Matthew S. Bajko | April 17, 2019

Gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman shares the concerns of those who are questioning the credentials of gay rent board member Reese Aaron Isbell.

By Matthew S. Bajko | April 17, 2019

The black and white photo, at first glance, could be of any sharply dressed couple. The woman is adorned in her Sunday best and the gentleman sports a pinstripe suit.


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