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Political Notes: Record number of CA Dem lawmakers dinged on 2020 LGBTQ scorecard

Political Notes: Record number of CA Dem lawmakers dinged on 2020 LGBTQ scorecard

A record number of California Democratic lawmakers were dinged on the 2020 legislative scorecard released by a statewide LGBTQ advocacy organization.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | January 27, 2021

The board of trustees for City College of San Francisco is expected to endorse state legislation that would outlaw deadnaming public college students on their diplomas and other academic records.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 26, 2021

California state Senator John Laird is authoring a bill aimed at improving the social services HIV-positive seniors can access.


By Cynthia Laird | January 25, 2021

President Joe Biden on Monday signed an executive order repealing the ban on transgender troops serving in the military.

By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | January 22, 2021

First lady Jill Biden on Friday visited the Washington, D.C.-based Whitman-Walker Health HIV/AIDS clinic, marking a distinct change for a new administration within its first 48 hours after inauguration.


By John Ferrannini | January 21, 2021

President Joe Biden signed a wide-ranging executive order to extend anti-discrimination protections in federal agencies to LGBTQ people shortly after his inauguration January 20.

By Jim Provenzano | January 20, 2021

As Americans and people over the world heaved a heavy sigh of relief and joy with the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, one young poet stood out for her artistic contribution.


By Matthew S. Bajko | January 20, 2021

Hearings on requests from supervisors to landmark two LGBTQ historic sites in San Francisco are expected to take place in the coming weeks.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 13, 2021

The Alameda County Democratic Central Committee will see a record number of LGBTQ members serving on the oversight body for the local party this year.


By Matthew S. Bajko | January 6, 2021

An out Peninsula city councilwoman is running for an open seat on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors in 2022.

By Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade | January 6, 2021

Thousands of President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as lawmakers were beginning to certify the Electoral College results.


By Matthew S. Bajko | January 6, 2021

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors' lone LGBTQ member plans to request a hearing be held this year on the city's plan to preserve its LGBTQ cultural heritage.

By Lisa Keen | January 6, 2021

A look at the numbers in Tuesday's U.S. Senate runoff races in Georgia indicate that Democrats have won control of the upper chamber of Congress — a development with potentially favorable consequences for the LGBTQ community and the nation.


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