Election 2018: San Jose Councilman Battles SJUSD Trustee for County’s D4 Seat

The race for county supervisor pits a trustee of the South Bay’s largest school district against a councilman of Silicon Valley’s largest city.

In Surprise Ruling, High Court Sides with Baker Who Refused to Make Gay Couple’s Wedding Cake

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, but not for the reasons expected.

LGBTQ Candidates Win Early Endorsements from BAYMEC

The Bay Area Municipal Elections Committee has announced early endorsements for three candidates running in the June primaries.

LGBT Students Deserve Protection

The age of significant life events is trending downward and middle school educators need to pay it more attention. The average age that today’s LGBT teenagers come out to their friends and in some cases parents, according to the Massachusetts Commission on LGBT Youth, is 13.4 years old.  As a middle school principal for 15 years I learned first hand that middle school LGBT students face extreme levels of harassment daily. Words can be very hurtful, leading in some instances to suicide. In fact, some data indicates that 30 percent of teen suicides are related to LGBT harassment.