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Political Notebook: Newsom recall backers race to meet March deadline

Political Notebook: Newsom recall backers race to meet March deadline

As California Governor Gavin Newsom faces mounting criticism of his handling of the state's COVID pandemic response, backers of an effort to recall him are racing to meet a March deadline to gather enough valid signatures to qualify it.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | March 2, 2021

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has seated three straight members on the Historic Preservation Commission, leaving it for the time being without anyone from the LGBTQ community.

By Matthew S. Bajko | February 26, 2021

A trio of out applicants is seeking appointment to San Francisco's Immigrant Rights Commission.


By Advertising Department | February 26, 2021

America's longest continuously-published and highest weekly circulation LGBTQ newspaper will celebrate its historic 50th anniversary edition to be published on April 1. Advertising space reservations for this special issue are now being accepted.

By Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade | February 25, 2021

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | February 25, 2021

Dr. Rachel Levine's testimony before a U.S. Senate committee on Thursday marked the historic first time an openly transgender person had taken part in a confirmation hearing for a presidential appointment.

By Matthew S. Bajko | February 24, 2021

In the antechamber to his mayoral suite on the 11th floor of City Hall, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria has hung black-and-white portraits of three decea


By John Ferrannini | February 23, 2021

A group of residents has started the process to recall San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin.

By Matthew S. Bajko | February 22, 2021

San Francisco's trio of state Democratic lawmakers is pushing myriad bills this year to address the housing and homelessness crises in California.


By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | February 18, 2021

With a House vote on the Equality Act set for next week, talks between LGBTQ rights advocates and Capitol Hill have begun on getting the legislation across the finish line with Democratic control of both chambers of Congress and the White House.

By Matthew S. Bajko | February 17, 2021

He has been described as the strongest San Diego mayor on LGBTQ issues and was one of the rare Republican elected officials to publicly support same-sex marriage.


By Matthew S. Bajko | February 15, 2021

The panel tasked with redrawing the political boundaries for California's legislative Assembly and Senate districts, as well as the state's 53 congressional House seats, based on the 2020 census is revving up its work.

By Matthew S. Bajko | February 11, 2021

Immigrants who are not U.S. citizens can now apply to serve on public oversight bodies that advise San Francisco City Hall on a wide array of issues. It is due to the passage in November of Proposition C, the Aspiring Citizens' Charter Amendment.


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