Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 49 / 7 December 2017
 

Kim receives high-profile LGBT endorsement

(Cecilia Chung, a longtime transgender activist, has endorsed Jane Kim.)

(Cecilia Chung, a longtime transgender activist, has endorsed Jane Kim.)

San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim, locked in a tight race for state Senate with gay Supervisor Scott Wiener, on Thursday received a high-profile endorsement from a longtime LGBT leader.

Cecilia Chung, a transgender woman and member of the San Francisco Health Commission, announced that she is backing Kim in the November 8 election.

“Over the course of this campaign, I have closely watched both candidates,” Chung said in an October 20 news release issued by Kim’s campaign. “And after watching their actions and listening to their words, I have made the decision to endorse Jane Kim.”

(State Senate candidate Jane Kim. Photo: Steven Underhill)

(State Senate candidate Jane Kim. Photo: Steven Underhill)

Chung said that Kim “continues to be our number one champion for affordable housing, safe schools, and criminal justice reform.”

Chung, who is also HIV-positive, becomes the latest high-profile LGBT leader to back Kim’s state Senate bid. Others, including activist Cleve Jones and former state Senator Carole Migden, are also backing her.

— Cynthia Laird, October 20, 2016 @ 3:36 pm PST
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