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Political Notebook: Gay lawyer aims to be first out Orange County legislator

Political Notebook: Gay lawyer aims to be first out Orange County legislator

In Southern California, lawyer Bijan Mohseni is running as a Democrat for the state's Assembly District 72 seat.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | December 6, 2019

A year from now Palm Springs City Councilwoman Christy Holstege could once again make LGBT political history should she become her city's first female and first bisexual mayor.

By Matthew S. Bajko | December 4, 2019

Educator Godfrey Santos Plata's family emigrated from the Philippines in the late 1980s to seek a better life in the U.S. and settled in Los Angeles County.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 26, 2019

Two gay men are looking to run for San Francisco supervisor in 2020. Either would be the first out person to be elected to their supervisor district.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 26, 2019

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez's decision to hold up LGBT legislation earlier this year has cost her in Equality California's latest Legislative Scorecard, which was released Tuesday.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 20, 2019

The California Democratic Party is throwing its support behind queer San Diego City Councilwoman Georgette Gomez's bid for an open House seat. If she wins, Gomez would be only the third LGBT community member elected to Congress from California.

By Lisa Keen | November 18, 2019

In a historic first, a gay presidential candidate for a major party nomination has topped the polling in Iowa, the first state that will select its delegates to the party nominating conventions.


By Matthew S. Bajko | November 15, 2019

As expected, Governor Gavin Newsom scheduled the special election for an open California Senate seat that includes the LGBT mecca Palm Springs to coincide with the March 3 primary.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 13, 2019

San Francisco officials are eyeing several sites to house LGBT homeless individuals, in particular youth and transgender people, that could open in 2020 and fulfill several campaign promises made by Mayor London Breed.


By BAR staff | November 13, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren's campaign opened its Oakland office last weekend.

By Cynthia Laird | November 7, 2019

Lesbian Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan on Thursday endorsed Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren for president.


By John Ferrannini | November 6, 2019

Deputy Public Defender Chesa Boudin has a 156-vote lead in the San Francisco district attorney's race, based on preliminary results released Friday.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | November 6, 2019

For the second day, District 5 supervisor candidate Dean Preston hangs on to 35-vote lead over Supervisor Vallie Brown.


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