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Political Notebook: South Bay candidate aims to be CA's 1st bisexual legislator

Political Notebook: South Bay candidate aims to be CA's 1st bisexual legislator

Voters in an Assembly district that straddles Alameda and Santa Clara counties could elect the first bisexual member of the Legislature this year.

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By Cynthia Laird | January 17, 2020

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg brought his presidential campaign to the East Bay, and while he didn't pick up an endorsement from Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, he did excite a small crowd that met at Everett & Jones Barbecue.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 15, 2020

Erin Smith, a transgender woman mounting an underdog campaign for the state's 11th Senate District seat covering San Francisco and parts of northern San Mateo County, has secured the support of local Republicans for her candidacy.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | January 15, 2020

Flore cafe in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood was filled to capacity last Saturday morning for gay state Senator Scott Wiener's campaign kickoff for a second term in office.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 15, 2020

In a cryptic tweet January 13, gay Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell) teased he would announce this week his "new political adventure."


By Lisa Keen | January 15, 2020

Political observers gave Senator Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts) high marks in Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate — the last one before the first voting, at the February 3 Iowa caucuses.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 13, 2020

With the field now set in the special election for a Palm Springs area state Senate seat, speculation is growing that the lesbian candidate in the race will compete against a Republican in the May runoff.


By Matthew S. Bajko | January 8, 2020

Just as San Francisco Mayor London Breed highlighted the city's housing crisis and need for increased mental health services in her inaugural address this week, so too did District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman in discussing his 2020 priorities.

By Matthew S. Bajko | December 30, 2019

A record 20 LGBTQ community members, three of whom are Republicans, are known to be running for California legislative seats on the March 3 primary ballot.


By Matthew S. Bajko | December 23, 2019

The plight of those living on the streets inspired this year's op-art submission by San Francisco-based artist Kurt Schwartzmann, a gay man who was homeless for six months in 2007.

By Matthew S. Bajko | December 18, 2019

A queer Native American activist and educator is mounting her first campaign for elected office against San Francisco's lone out representative in the state Legislature.


By Matthew S. Bajko | December 16, 2019

A lesbian assemblywoman in California has made history by becoming the first legislator in the state to give birth to triplets while serving in office and the first out member of the Legislature to give birth while in office.

By Matthew S. Bajko | December 16, 2019

Gay South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is one of several Democratic candidates seeking the endorsement of Equality California.


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