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Political Notes: Padilla pledges to push for Equality Act if given full term

Political Notes: Padilla pledges to push for Equality Act if given full term

U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-California) is pledging to continue to fight for what is known as the Equality Act if elected to a full six-year term this November.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | May 25, 2022

Eleven bills related to LGBTQ rights survived votes in their house of origin this month in the California Legislature. T

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 18, 2022

A 16-year drought of LGBTQ representation on the council of the Bay Area's largest city could come to an end this year.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 18, 2022

Oregon voters now have a chance to elect the first lesbian governor of a West Coast state and could send the first lesbian from the region to Congress following the outcome Tuesday in the state's party primaries.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 16, 2022

A legislative push to establish a universal health care system in California may have stalled this year, but the calls for the state to move toward a single-payer form of medical care are expected to only grow louder in the years to come.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 13, 2022

When the co-owners of the first gay bar in the southern Croatian city of Dubrovnik were considering what to call their establishment, they found inspiration from California.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 12, 2022

Gay San Diego Assemblymember Chris Ward has revealed he has COVID and is self-isolating at home this week to protect his family, staff, and others from also contracting the virus.


By BAR Editorial Board | May 11, 2022

We are fortunate in the Bay Area to have a solid Democratic congressional delegation.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 9, 2022

The appointment of Matt Dorsey May 9 as the first gay supervisor of District 6 marked the official beginning of the race for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors seat on the November election.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 9, 2022

San Francisco Mayor London Breed has named Matt Dorsey, a gay man who's combatted substance use disorder, as the new District 6 member of the Board of Supervisors.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 9, 2022

LGBTQ candidates across the country are capitalizing on the news of a draft ruling that would overturn abortion rights in the U.S., first reported on by Politico May 2.


By Brody Levesque, Washington Blade | May 5, 2022

The White House announced Thursday that Karine Jean-Pierre has been promoted to be assistant to the president and White House press secretary, becoming both the first Black and lesbian person in that position.

By BAR staff | May 4, 2022

New San Francisco Assemblymember Matt Haney (D), center, was sworn into office May 3 by Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Los Angeles) as Haney's mother, Kris Calvin, looks on.


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