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Lara declares historic victory in CA

Lara declares historic victory in CA

By Matthew S. Bajko

After his opponent called him to concede late Monday, gay state Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) declared victory in his bid to become the first out statewide elected leader in the Golden State.

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By Alex Madison | November 19, 2018

A report released Monday shows that many schools serving grades 7-12 in California have suicide prevention policies that address the needs of LGBTQ youth, following a new state law that went into effect in 2017.

By Cynthia Laird | November 16, 2018

Equality California announced late Friday, November 16, that gay state Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) has won the close race for California insurance commissioner, making him the first openly LGBT statewide elected official.


By Cynthia Laird | November 15, 2018

Equality California urges state's congressional delegation to support Nancy Pelosi for House speaker.

By Alex Madison | November 15, 2018

After seven years leading the nation's largest LGBT advocacy group, Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin will step down in 2019, the organization announced Thursday (November 15).


By Cynthia Laird | November 15, 2018

After waiting more than a year to fill a vacancy on the California Supreme Court, Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday nominated Joshua Groban, his longtime senior adviser, to the post.

By Alex Madison | November 13, 2018

Anti-gay vice mayor loses re-election in Dixon, CA; nonbinary employee files complaints against progressive Oregon bookstore; San Mateo Pride center gets grant.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 9, 2018

Voters retained two California Supreme Court justices and all of the appellate court justices on the November 6 ballot, including three out appeal court members.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 9, 2018

California Governor-elect Gavin Newsom, currently the state's lieutenant governor, has named a lesbian to his incoming cabinet as he prepares to take office January 7.


By Alex Madison | November 8, 2018

The unprecedented rainbow wave in this year's midterm elections still has one member hoping to ride it to victory and make history in California. Gay state Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) now has a 110,000-plus lead in the statewide insurance commis

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 8, 2018

An improvement association for the gay Castro district has won approval to move its offices into a vacant storefront, giving it a prominent location in the neighborhood for the first time as it seeks to be renewed.


By Cynthia Laird | November 8, 2018

Gavin Newsom, in his triple roles Thursday as lieutenant governor, acting governor, and governor-elect, spoke at a wide-ranging news conference in San Francisco and said it would be difficult to surpass Governor Jerry Brown's record on LGBT rights.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 2, 2018

LGBT Asian-Americans in San Francisco hope to elect the city's first out politicians from their community in four years come Tuesday's election.


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