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Political Notebook: Oakland candidate Harris receives surprise boost

Political Notebook: Oakland candidate Harris receives surprise boost

By Matthew S. Bajko

Three weeks ahead of the November 6 election lesbian Oakland City Council candidate Pam Harris received a surprise boost to her candidacy when the incumbent unexpectedly endorsed her.

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By Alex Madison | October 18, 2018

Redwood City Police said Wednesday that the word #gay discovered last week tagged on a fence outside the home of gay City Council candidate Jason Galisatus was already there before he moved in.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 15, 2018

LGBT senior advocates are backing a campaign calling on California's next governor to develop a statewide Master Plan For Aging.


By Alex Madison | October 12, 2018

A gay man running for City Council in Redwood City had the fence outside his apartment vandalized with an anti-gay slur Thursday, October 11.

By Cynthia Laird | October 10, 2018

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf got the first word and the last during a 90-minute candidate forum last Friday at City Hall.


By Matthew S. Bajko | October 10, 2018

The late gay Supervisor Harvey Milk was a fierce advocate for San Francisco's public transit system.

By Lisa Keen | October 8, 2018

A new era in the U.S. Supreme Court's history began Saturday afternoon, October 6, when the Senate voted 50-48 to confirm the nomination of a federal judge who is expected to provide a fifth and majority vote against equal rights for LGBT people.


By Matthew S. Bajko | October 3, 2018

Governor Jerry Brown, for the first time in five years, vetoed LGBT rights bills this legislative session.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 3, 2018

Despite issuing rare vetoes of LGBT bills this session, Governor Jerry Brown cemented his legacy as the most pro-LGBT governor in the country's history by signing into law 12 pieces of legislation that directly benefit LGBT Californians.


By Cynthia Laird | October 2, 2018

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón surprised many Tuesday afternoon when he announced that he will not seek re-election next year.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 1, 2018

San Francisco supervisor candidate Matt Haney was the target of a transphobic smear over the weekend.


By Liz Highleyman | October 1, 2018

California Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday vetoed a bill that would have allowed San Francisco to open a supervised injection drug pilot program.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 1, 2018

Endorsements roll in for trio of San Francisco transgender, gay school board candidates. LGBTQ Victory Fund endorses in more Bay Area races.


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