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Chiu hires gay district director

Chiu hires gay district director

By Matthew S. Bajko

Long Beach native Tom Paulino has had his eye on a career in politics since being accepted to UC Berkeley, where he graduated in 2012 with a degree in a double major of political science and history. The question was how to achieve that goal.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | November 20, 2018

On Election Night it appeared that gay Alameda City Councilman Jim Oddie had failed to win a second, four-year term. In the race for two council seats, he landed in third place among the five candidates.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 20, 2018

The devastating news of the murders of the city's mayor and first openly gay supervisor left Shireen McSpadden and her fellow students at Lowell High School with a feeling of dread. It was a shattering blow for the then 14-year-old freshman.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 20, 2018

Despite the Associated Press calling the last two statewide contests in California for the Democratic candidates last Friday, it took until Monday evening for both of the races to be officially over.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 19, 2018

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.


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 Matthew S. Bajko | November 14, 2018

Democrats appear headed to declaring a full sweep of California's statewide races as two contests that had been close for days are now trending toward the party's candidates.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 14, 2018

The California Legislative LGBT Caucus will see its membership shrink in the next legislative session for the third time since it was established in 2002.

By Lisa Keen | November 14, 2018

Media organizations called the Arizona U.S. Senate race Monday night for Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, who will become the first openly bisexual person to be elected to that body.


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.


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