Anti-gay vice mayor loses re-election in Dixon, CA; nonbinary employee files complaints against progressive Oregon bookstore; San Mateo Pride center gets grant.
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.
Equality California urges state's congressional delegation to support Nancy Pelosi for House speaker.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
High school coach fired from that position for offensive LGBT comment is still teaching at the school; companies come out in support of trans rights; BALIF files amicus brief in Iowa case.
Gay state insurance commissioner candidate Ricardo Lara heads into Election Day as the perceived underdog. In San Francisco, candidates and campaigns prepare to party Tuesday night as they await voting results.