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Lara declares historic victory in CA

By Matthew S. Bajko | Monday Nov 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.

Report: Schools are complying with CA suicide prevention law

By Alex Madison | Monday Nov 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.

Lara makes history as CA first LGBT statewide elected official

By Cynthia Laird | Friday Nov 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.

EQCA backs Pelosi for House speaker

By Cynthia Laird | Thursday Nov 15, 2018
Equality California urges state's congressional delegation to support Nancy Pelosi for House speaker.

HRC president Chad Griffin announces departure

By Alex Madison | Thursday Nov 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).

Brown nominates longtime adviser to CA Supreme Court

By Cynthia Laird | Thursday Nov 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.

SF Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band looks to score musical coup

By Matthew S. Bajko | Wednesday Nov 14, 2018
The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band, for two decades now, has called itself the city's official band.

Breed declares Trans Awareness Month

By Alex Madison | Wednesday Nov 14, 2018
Mayor London Breed surprised the audience Tuesday, November 13, at a flag raising ceremony to commemorate Transgender Awareness Week by declaring November Transgender Awareness Month in San Francisco.

Lara, Thurmond edge out opponents

By Matthew S. Bajko | Wednesday Nov 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.

Man convicted in SF's infamous dog mauling case dies

By Ed Walsh | Wednesday Nov 14, 2018
The Bay Area Reporter has learned that Robert Noel, convicted along with his wife, Marjorie Knoller, for the 2001 fatal dog mauling of lesbian neighbor Diane Whipple, died over the summer on his 77th birthday.

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