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Political Notebook: With children's book, 1st lesbian Native American Congresswoman Davids aims to inspire

Political Notebook: With children's book, 1st lesbian Native American Congresswoman Davids aims to inspire

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.

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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.

By Matthew S. Bajko | June 16, 2021

At its launch in December 1971 San Francisco's oldest LGBTQ Democratic Club operated with a "wink, wink" as being a political group for the city's LGBTQ community.


By Matthew S. Bajko | June 11, 2021

After two years as a tenant representative on the San Francisco Rent Board, Reese Aaron Isbell will be stepping down at the end of July. The gay mayoral appointee and his husband, Sheng "Bruce" Yang, are becoming homeowners.

By Matthew S. Bajko | June 9, 2021

California lawmakers included roughly $52.3 million toward various LGBTQ initiatives in their budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins July 1.


By Matthew S. Bajko | June 2, 2021

California's statewide LGBTQ advocacy organization is splitting its support between two female candidates — one queer, the other straight — in the special election for an East Bay Assembly race to represent part of Oakland, Alameda, and San Leandro.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 26, 2021

Various Bay Area cities will be kicking off Pride Month next week with flag raising ceremonies the morning of June 1. Other municipalities will follow suit on subsequent days of the month.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 24, 2021

LGBTQ advocates are pushing a federal agency to include the collection of sexual orientation and gender identity among patients' health records when it releases an update this summer.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 19, 2021

Over his four-year run as a political columnist for the Bay Area Reporter, Harvey Milk unabashedly took on local, state, and national politicians and San Francisco special interest groups.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 19, 2021

Well-known transgender advocate Ms. Billie Cooper is mounting a bid to be elected in 2022 to San Francisco's District 6 supervisor seat.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 12, 2021

The reconstituted LGBTQI+ Advisory Committee for the San Francisco Human Rights Commission is beginning to take shape, with the oversight body set to recommend applicants for all but one of the 25 committee members at its May 13 meeting.


By John Ferrannini | May 12, 2021

Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch will be facing a recall election later this year, the registrar of voters confirmed May 11.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 10, 2021

Not only are more Bay Area cities than ever expected to raise the Pride flag this June, a number are eschewing the traditional version of the LGBTQ symbol for flags with more inclusive designs.


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