Rep. Swalwell did not renew $400 membership in LGBT Caucus

Many Democrats, like Rep. Eric Swalwell, haveleft the LGBT Caucus, apparently over the new$400 annual fee.CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | Rep. Eric Swalwell was a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus during his first term in Congress. This time the caucus created to fight for the human rights of LGBT people does not include Swalwell, … Continue reading Rep. Swalwell did not renew $400 membership in LGBT Caucus

Swalwell’s Bad Bet on a House Republican who Dislikes Gays

CONGRESS | DISTRICT 15 | Always choose your friends wisely. Especially, if you’re an East Bay congressman who publicly consorts with a North Carolina Republican who believes employers have the right to fire people because of their sexual orientation.Earlier this year, Rep. Eric Swalwell produced a torturous, tongue-in-cheek YouTube production with Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-N.C.) … Continue reading Swalwell’s Bad Bet on a House Republican who Dislikes Gays

20th Assembly Candidates Support Gay Marriage, but Spar over Gender I.D. Law

Bill Quirk, Luis Reynoso, Jaime PatinoASSEMBLY | 20TH DISTRICT | When it comes to gay marriage, candidates for the 20th Assembly District made a mad dash to the left of each other, but not before two of them swung wildly to the right when it comes to gender identification.Incumbent Assemblymember Bill Quirk, Republican Jaime Patino … Continue reading 20th Assembly Candidates Support Gay Marriage, but Spar over Gender I.D. Law

San Leandro May Air Specifics Of City’s Recent Police Discrimination Settlement

San Leandro Police Chief Sandra SpagnoliSAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | The annual public review of the San Leandro Police Department next week may be less about the successes and future plans for the city’s law enforcement and more about a controversial arrest last year of two gay men arrested in a public bathroom for lewd … Continue reading San Leandro May Air Specifics Of City’s Recent Police Discrimination Settlement

EAST BAY OFFICIALS REACT TO SUPREME COURT RULING ON PROPOSITION 8/DOMA

CIVIL RIGHTS | Following Wednesday's historic U.S. Supreme Court decisions repealing parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the high court's decision on Proposition 8 effectively allowing county clerks to soon issue marriage licenses to all, elected officials in the East Bay had much to say as the LGBT community, and the region … Continue reading EAST BAY OFFICIALS REACT TO SUPREME COURT RULING ON PROPOSITION 8/DOMA