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Argument in US Supreme Court abortion case concerns LGBTQ advocates

Argument in US Supreme Court abortion case concerns LGBTQ advocates

By Lisa Keen

The primary issue before the U.S. Supreme Court December 1 was abortion, but a swirl of other critical questions drew the justices' attention.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | December 1, 2021

When attorney Peter E. Borkon takes his oath of office as a judge sometime in early 2022, he will bring the number of LGBTQ people serving on the Alameda County Superior Court to 10.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 23, 2021

The denim jacket clad man seems solitary as he hoists into the night sky with his right hand a protest sign written in all caps, as if silently screaming its message. It reads, "PITY FOR THE PRIVILEGED, DEATH PENALTY FOR THE POOR."


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 23, 2021

With its members' loyalties divided in the special election for San Francisco's vacant 17th District Assembly seat, the Alice B. Toklas LGBTQ Democratic Club was unable to rally around one candidate in the contest.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 18, 2021

The leader of the California Assembly is facing criticism after he bounced a gay Asian committee chair and replaced him without warning with a straight white colleague.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 17, 2021

Signaling the importance of the LGBTQ vote in the special election for San Francisco's open 17th District Assembly seat, two of the top contenders have opened their campaign headquarters in the heart of the city's Castro LGBTQ district.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 15, 2021

Two San Francisco agencies focused on women, girls, and nonbinary people are restructuring their relationship after nearly 50 years of working together.


By Cynthia Laird | November 10, 2021

An Oakland City Councilwoman formally entered the 2022 mayor's race Wednesday, pledging to make change and bring the city together.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 10, 2021

An East Bay school district is the latest to consider adopting a comprehensive policy to protect the rights of its transgender and nonbinary students.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 8, 2021

A lesbian former Bay Area councilwoman Sunday officially kicked off her second campaign for an Oregon congressional seat. Jamie McLeod-Skinner is one of at least four out candidates running for Congress in 2022 on the West Coast.

By John Ferrannini | November 5, 2021

State Senator Scott Wiener and Assembly aspirants Bilal Mahmood and Thea Selby announced their support for the effort to recall three members of the San Francisco Board of Education.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 3, 2021

Fremont Mayor Lily Mei is the first person to be deemed anti-LGBTQIA+ under a recent bylaws change adopted by the Democratic Party in Alameda County.

By Lisa Keen | November 1, 2021

The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed the appointment of the first openly LGBTQ woman for a seat on a federal appeals circuit bench.


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