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Gay Rep. Mark Pocan Girds for Trump

By Matthew S. Bajko | Jan 19
This Friday when President-elect Donald Trump is taking his oath of office outside the Capitol in Washington, D.C., gay Congressman Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin) will be volunteering at a food pantry in the city of Verona.

Openly Gay Candidate Runs for Berkeley Mayor

By Matthew S. Bajko | Jul 23
Gay Berkeley City Councilman Kriss Worthington has decided to run this November for mayor of the East Bay city.

LGBs in SF Dem Party Posts Decrease

By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 11
In another sign of the LGBT community's diminishing political clout in San Francisco, the number of LGB people overseeing the local Democratic Party is set to decrease.

10 Out Candidates Win Calif. Legislative Primary Races

By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 9
Of the 14 out California statehouse candidates running this year, 10 survived Tuesday's primary, where the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, advance to the general election in November.

NC Governor Forced to Seat Openly Gay Equality Activist on State Assembly

By Lainey Millen | Apr 24
Equality North Carolina's executive director, Chris Sgro, was selected by the Guilford County Democratic Party to fill the seat of the late Rep. Ralph Johnson on April 9 at a party meeting held that same day.

CA Democratic Party Signals Support for Out Candidates

By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 6
A number of out Democratic non-incumbents seeking state legislative seats have secured pre-endorsements ahead of the California Democratic Party's convention to be held later this month in San Jose.

HRC Unlikely to Endorse in Tisei, Moulton Race

By Justin Snow | Oct 31
The nation's largest LGBT-rights organization is not expected to get involved in the Massachusetts congressional race between openly gay Republican Richard Tisei and pro-LGBT Democrat Seth Moulton.

Oakland Could Beat SF to Having Out Mayor

By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 21
Oakland voters could make history in November by electing the Bay Area's first out mayor to serve a full term, should lesbian at-large City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan win the race as polling has suggested.

White House LGBT Liaison to Depart Obama Administration

By Justin Snow | Sep 7
Gautam Raghavan, the White House's LGBT liaison, will leave the Obama administration after more than five years to join the Gill Foundation as vice president of policy.

Tony Atkins Briefly Became CA's First Out Governor

By Justin Snow | Aug 1
California State Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D), who is gay, served as the state's governor for about 8 hours while those Democratic officials above her in the line of succession were traveling outside of the state.

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