UncategorizedPosted by sasha at 22 Jul 2010 03:47 am

Good news! From the AP:

Published: October 10, 2008
Filed at 12:01 p.m. ET

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have the right to marry, making the state the third behind Massachusetts and California to legalize such unions.

The divided court ruled 4-3 that gay and lesbian couples cannot be denied the freedom to marry under the state constitution, and Connecticut’s civil unions law does not provide those couples with the same rights as heterosexual couples.

UncategorizedPosted by Robert at 19 Apr 2010 08:34 am

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UncategorizedPosted by sasha at 19 Apr 2010 08:13 am

Here are the Tenants Union endorsements for the November election:


Board of Supervisors
District 1 — Eric Mar
District 3 — David Chiu
District 4 — No Endorsement
District 5 — Ross Mirkarimi
District 7 — No Endorsement
District 9 — Eric Quezada
District 11 — John Avalos

School Board
Bobbi Lopez
Sandra Fewer

Community College Board
Bruce Wolfe
Chris Jackson
Milton Marks

UncategorizedPosted by sasha at 19 Apr 2010 05:48 am

Looks like a star-studded event, by San Francisco political standards

Please Join Special Guest
State Senator Carole Migden
As well as
Board of Equalization Member Betty Yee
District-1 Supervisor Jake McGoldrick
Community College Board Member John Rizzo

Democratic County Central Committee Members:
Michael Bornstein, Rafael Mandelman
Jane Morrison & Debra Walker

a House Party to Support
Eric Mar
for District 1 Supervisor

Join local elected leaders and neighbors for
refreshments and light fair as we raise needed funds for
our candidate and the Richmond’s next Supervisor.

Saturday, September 20th

Home of Abra Castle and her family
356 Funston (Between Geary & Clement)

Health CarePosted by sasha at 22 Mar 2010 10:37 am

The LA Times ran an article on San Francisco’s health plan, and while the article is pretty positive, I was struck by the way the plan was described as springing full-born from Gavin Newsom’s head.

Newsom began studying the matter. City officials estimated that they were spending $111 million annually to treat the uninsured at San Francisco General Hospital. Why not, Newsom and his staff asked, take some of that money and invest in prevention so that underprivileged residents would not have to resort to hospital visits to treat illnesses?

SF PoliticsPosted by sasha at 22 Mar 2010 10:26 am

It’s like a story out of the first Mayor Daley’s Chicago: local venue hosts a party for an organization critical of the Mayor. Two days before the party’s supposed to happen, venue gets shut down.

SF PoliticsPosted by Administrator at 18 Jun 2009 03:17 am
UncategorizedPosted by Administrator at 16 Jun 2009 11:36 pm

The California Dept. of Education released its test results yesterday.

SFUSD Superintendent Garcia stated on Tuesday, “I can’t tell you any thing about the results, because they embargoed. But I can tell you that I am pleased and I have a big smile.”

Here is the url: http://star.cde.ca.gov/star2007/Viewreport.asp

Under NCLB, students are tested on English Language Arts and mathematics. Students are rated on being “advanced,” “proficient” (grade level), “basic,” “below basic” and “far below basic.” Here is the breakdown for the district. I will be posting for various schools over the next couple of days.

SF Life and LGBTPosted by Robert at 12 Aug 2008 07:19 am

Last night I was on KPFA (about 72 minutes into the show) with Josie Lehrer discussing the Men’s Story Project. I hope to see you there. I will be readiing a letter to my father and performing with 16 other men discussing masculinity.

LGBTPosted by Esperanza at 11 Aug 2008 10:40 am

Marc Solomon’s argument against a United ENDA is right on one point: legislative politics is often about achieving compromise. It’s understandable that this would be the case since multiple facets of an issue are involved. It’s hard to accommodate each group whose opposition might be based on any number of financial, ethical, policy, or hundreds of other considerations. Plus, getting Congress to pass anything remotely protecting queer rights is incredibly difficult. Still, I steadfastly agree that a United ENDA is the only acceptable choice.

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