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SF supes back naming drag icon to CA Hall of Fame

SF supes back naming drag icon to CA Hall of Fame

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors this week signed on to the effort to posthumously induct gay icon and drag queen Jose Julio Sarria into the California Hall of Fame.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | May 22, 2019

With Mayor London Breed facing little opposition, so far, in her bid for a full four-year term this November, the race for the District 5 supervisor seat has become a proxy fight over the city's housing and homeless policies.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 22, 2019

San Francisco International Airport Wednesday released a new image of what the exterior signage for the Harvey Milk Terminal will look like. At the direction of City Hall, the aviation facility is renaming Terminal 1 in honor of the late gay rights leader


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 22, 2019

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors this week signed on to the effort to posthumously induct gay icon and drag queen Jose Julio Sarria into the California Hall of Fame.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 17, 2019

California lawmakers shelved two more LGBT bills as the majority of this year's legislation advancing LGBT rights heads for final votes in their house of origin.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 15, 2019

Five decades after an uprising against police brutality at a New York City gay bar sparked the creation of Pride parades and festivals in June, the number of East Bay cities officially recognizing the annual LGBT celebration is growing.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 8, 2019

Six months before voters in San Francisco's supervisorial District 5 head to the polls to elect their representative at City Hall, the city's two LGBT Democratic clubs are turning their attention toward the race.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 8, 2019

An effort to have gay icon and drag queen Jose Julio Sarria inducted into the California Hall of Fame is being revived this year now that Governor Gavin Newsom is leading the Golden State.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 8, 2019

The California State Board of Education has approved LGBT-inclusive sexual education guidelines for public and charter schools to use in all grades from kindergarten through high school.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 6, 2019

Two California-based LGBT groups have come out with early endorsements of gay Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg as he plans a fundraising swing through the Golden State this week.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 1, 2019

Since January 2008 John Rahaim has overseen San Francisco's planning department as the city has been convulsed by numerous zoning and development battles, largely driven by the influx of tech workers.


By Matthew S. Bajko | April 29, 2019

CA leaders are pushing legislation aimed at boosting insurance companies' contracts with LGBT-owned firms. It comes as lawmakers are also seeking to increase hospital contracts for such businesses.

By Matthew S. Bajko | April 24, 2019

A Philadelphia lawyer is aiming to make LGBT political history this year by becoming the country's first elected transgender male judge.


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