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Senate confirms lesbian, trans nominees to high-profile defense roles

Senate confirms lesbian, trans nominees to high-profile defense roles

By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade

The U.S. Senate confirmed on July 20 two LGBTQ Biden nominees for high-profile positions at the Defense Department by unanimous consent.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | July 22, 2021

Two out men will have a hand in reconfiguring San Francisco's political map as members of the city's decennial redistricting task force.

By Matthew S. Bajko | July 20, 2021

After months of debate about the need for LGBTQ representation on San Francisco's Historic Preservation Commission, the Board of Supervisors has seated a gay man on the oversight body.


By Matthew S. Bajko | July 19, 2021

Four months after going public with their plans, the board members of the New York City-based American LGBTQ+ Museum have begun the process to hire its first executive director.

By Matthew S. Bajko | July 16, 2021

Two more LGBTQ groups have endorsed queer social justice attorney Janani Ramachandran ahead of the August 31 runoff race for the East Bay's 18th Assembly District seat.


By Matthew S. Bajko | July 12, 2021

Deceased Californians who are nonbinary will be able to be identified as such on their death certificates under legislation Governor Gavin Newsom signed July 9.

By Matthew S. Bajko | July 8, 2021

A gay Latino veteran who fought the military's homophobic "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy and has ties to San Francisco is seeking to be elected to a Southern California congressional seat.


By Matthew S. Bajko | July 7, 2021

For years Santa Clara native Anthony Becker sought to have a say in the direction of the South Bay city.

By Cynthia Laird | July 2, 2021

President Joe Biden on July 2 nominated Chantale Wong to be the United States director to the Asian Development Bank, a post with the rank of ambassador.


By Matthew S. Bajko | June 30, 2021

Queer Assembly candidate Janani Ramachandran appears headed to the August 31 runoff race for the East Bay's 18th Assembly District seat.

By Matthew S. Bajko | June 29, 2021

With $35,000 from San Mateo County and donations from community supporters, the new CoastPride Community Center in Half Moon Bay surpassed its fundraising goal of $75,000.


By Matthew S. Bajko | June 23, 2021

Congresswoman Sharice Davids (D-Kansas) made history in 2018 by becoming the first out member from Kansas and one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress.

By Matthew S. Bajko | June 18, 2021

A new campaign aims to bring a plethora of Pride flag emoji to the keyboards of smartphones and other devices.


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