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Political Notebook: Launch date set for Milk naval ship

Political Notebook: Launch date set for Milk naval ship

With the Biden administration once again voicing support for LGBTQ rights on the global stage, the U.S. government will soon have a floating soapbox to project its pro-equality stance in ports around the world.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | September 14, 2021

California voters overwhelmingly rejected the recall attempt against Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom, based on the preliminary ballot count.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 13, 2021

Should Governor Gavin Newsom beat back the attempt to recall him Tuesday, he will have LGBTQ Californians to thank.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 10, 2021

In the final days of their 2021 legislative session, California lawmakers approved a bevy of legislation addressing various sexual orientation and gender identity concerns from the mailbox and coroner's office to the toy store aisle.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 8, 2021

California lawmakers have adopted three more bills related to LGBTQ issues as they race to finish their work by the September 10 deadline to pass legislation this year and send it to Governor Gavin Newsom to either sign into law or veto.


By Cynthia Laird | September 3, 2021

An animated and impassioned Governor Gavin Newsom took to Zoom Friday in a call with LGBTQ leaders to make his case against the recall and warned that if it passes, a Republican replacement would "turn back the clock" on a host of issues.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 2, 2021

Mia Bonta will succeed her husband in the state Legislature, becoming the fifth female legislator from the Bay Area.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 1, 2021

Even with one of the country's most famous transgender celebrities on the ballot, the California gubernatorial recall election has largely been bereft of any discussion of LGBTQ issues.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 1, 2021

Mia Bonta is leading in the race to succeed her husband in the state Legislature.


By Lisa Keen | August 30, 2021

When Congress returns after Labor Day, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will begin deliberation of the first nomination of an LGBTQ person to serve on a federal appeals circuit court bench.

By Matthew S. Bajko | August 30, 2021

California lawmakers have adopted legislation that ends the deadnaming of transgender and nonbinary college students on their diplomas and other academic records.


By Matthew S. Bajko | August 23, 2021

Drag performers across the country will be taking part in a day of action this weekend to protest voter suppression laws being adopted by Republican-led statehouses throughout the South and Midwest.

By Matthew S. Bajko | August 18, 2021

Gay Oakland Port Commissioner Michael Colbruno recently won unanimous approval to serve a third four-year term on the East Bay maritime body.


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