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Political Notebook: California leaders among inaugural LGBTQ Hall of Fame honorees

Political Notebook: California leaders among inaugural LGBTQ Hall of Fame honorees

A number of Californians are among the inaugural class being inducted into the LGBTQ Hall of Fame May 2 by the LGBTQ Victory Institute.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | April 19, 2021

In his conversations with potential donors Eric Curry has been referred to as the "underdog" candidate and the less polite "unlikely" candidate running for San Francisco's 12th Congressional District seat covering much of the city.

By Matthew S. Bajko | April 14, 2021

Equality California has named its managing director, Tony Hoang, as its first Asian American executive director.


By Matthew S. Bajko | April 13, 2021

A Japantown site has become only the second local historic property related to San Francisco's Japanese community and the fifth having to do with the LGBTQ community to be recognized as a city landmark.

By Matthew S. Bajko | April 13, 2021

Hours prior to her likely being rejected by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors at its meeting Tuesday, Historic Preservation Commission mayoral appointee Christina Dikas withdrew her nomination.


By Matthew S. Bajko | April 9, 2021

A massive photographic exhibit detailing the life and political career of the late gay San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk that for two years has adorned the San Francisco International Airport terminal named in his honor is being disassembled.

By Matthew S. Bajko | April 7, 2021

As legislation banning unnecessary medical procedures on intersex youth again stalls in the California Legislature, state lawmakers are advancing a number of bills strengthening protections for transgender and nonbinary individuals.


By John Ferrannini | April 6, 2021

In a memorandum coinciding with the trans visibility day March 31, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced new departmental policies "governing open service of transgender individuals in the military."

By Matthew S. Bajko | April 5, 2021

A California bill to ban medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children has once again stalled in a state Senate committee. Its backers will now assess whether to try and pass the legislation in 2022.


By Matthew S. Bajko | April 5, 2021

With the one-year mark until California's June 2022 primary election quickly approaching, focus is already turning to which contests for state Assembly and Senate seats will draw LGBTQ candidates.

By Matthew S. Bajko | March 31, 2021

Several programs are providing free services to undocumented immigrants who wish to remain in the U.S. and obtain work permits.


By Matthew S. Bajko | March 25, 2021

Nearly a year after Idaho adopted anti-transgender legislation, landing the Gem State on both San Francisco's and California's banned travel lists for their employees, Arkansas now faces the same ignominious fate.

By Matthew S. Bajko | March 25, 2021

A trio of out leaders have announced plans to run for the East Bay Assembly seat that Rob Bonta will vacate once he's confirmed as state attorney general.


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