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Los Gatos mayor faces anti-LGBTQ demonstrators

Los Gatos mayor faces anti-LGBTQ demonstrators

Right-wing demonstrators have been speaking out against Mayor Marico Sayoc at both her work and home for months. After personal attacks against her family earlier this month, Sayoc's husband became the subject of a restraining order.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | October 21, 2021

San Francisco's health department came under pointed criticism at a supervisors hearing Thursday for its continued problems in gathering the sexual orientation and gender identity of the patients it serves.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 20, 2021

The Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club is backing gay former supervisor David Campos in the race for San Francisco's open 17th District Assembly seat.


By Matthew S. Bajko | October 13, 2021

Californians will continue to have a "right to die" until January 1, 2031 after Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law October 5 a six-year extension of the Golden State's End of Life Option Act.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 5, 2021

San Francisco's gay-owned Eagle bar is one step closer to being the second leather bar in the U.S. of the same name to become a local landmark.


By Matthew S. Bajko | October 4, 2021

Voters in Oregon could elect the country's first lesbian governor next year and only the second LGBTQ top statewide official in the three-state West Coast region.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 27, 2021

A San Francisco supervisors' panel has advanced a code update that will allow for tracking how many LGBTQ people are employed by, and are applying for, city and county jobs.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 27, 2021

A day after Assemblyman Marc Levine (D-Greenbrae) announced his 2022 candidacy for California insurance commissioner, gay incumbent Ricardo Lara rolled out endorsements from a vast array of fellow Democratic elected officials and LGBTQ leaders.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 22, 2021

First-time political candidate Jennifer Esteen has been scooping up early endorsements from around the Bay Area for her 2022 bid for Alameda County's 20th Assembly District seat, currently held by Assemblyman Bill Quirk (D-Hayward).


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 15, 2021

With the Biden administration once again voicing support for LGBTQ rights on the global stage, the U.S. government will soon have a floating soapbox to project its pro-equality stance in ports around the world.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 14, 2021

California voters overwhelmingly rejected the recall attempt against Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom, based on the preliminary ballot count.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 13, 2021

Should Governor Gavin Newsom beat back the attempt to recall him Tuesday, he will have LGBTQ Californians to thank.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 10, 2021

In the final days of their 2021 legislative session, California lawmakers approved a bevy of legislation addressing various sexual orientation and gender identity concerns from the mailbox and coroner's office to the toy store aisle.


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