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  • Changing of the Guard
      After a long, hard fight of almost two years, voters have chosen Los Angeles City Councilmember Eric Garcetti to be the next mayor of the nation’s second largest city. And while many expected the contest between Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Greuel to be close, by 3:16 Wednesday morning the results showed Garcetti with a whopping 181,995 votes (54 percent) to 155,497 votes (46 percent) for Greuel. Even with outstanding mail-in ballots to be counted or contested, a ...
  • Meet the 13th C.D.'s Gay Candidates
    Our News Editor Karen Ocamb asked each of the three openly gay candidates seeking L.A.'s 13th Council District seat now held by Eric Garcetti—Matt Szabo, Mitch O’Farrell and Alex De Ocampo—to please answer a few questions about why they’re running and why LGBT voters should pick them. Below you'll find links to stories on each of them, followed by their answers.Click here for the story on Matt Szabo. Click here for the story on Mitch O'Farrell. Click ...
  • Meet the L.A. Mayoral Candidates
    People in the LGBT community first got to know the name “Garcetti” when Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti appointed a lesbian to head up the new Hate Crimes unit. A lesbian Deputy DA best known for prosecuting murderers – Carla Arranaga – took over shortly thereafter as Garcetti expanded the Hate Crimes Unit. Arranaga networked with targeted and vulnerable community organizations around LA County, bringing that expertise to Washington DC in 1997 as ...
  • WATCH: Meet the 2013 West Hollywood City Council Candidates
    Watch below as Traipsing Thru Film's Renee Sotile and Mary Jo Godges interview each West Hollywood City Council candidate at the WeHo City Council Candidate Public Forum held on Wed., Feb. 6. Stay tuned for more on the upcoming election in the Feb. 20 issue of Frontiers from news correspondent Peter DelVecchio. CHRISTOPHER LANDAVAZO JEFFREY PRANG JOHN DURAN NICK GARZILLI RUSTY WIGGS SAM BORELLI STEVE MARTIN TOM DEMILLE TRISTAN SCHUKRAFTPhotos by Paulo Murillo
  • California Democrats Vote for Party Delegates on Sunday
    One lesson voters in the 50th Assembly District learned during the contentious November elections was just how intricate and explosive the endorsement process can get for any candidate seeking elective office. But for political junkies—it’s also thrilling, a challenge to one’s intellectual and persuasive skills and a way to develop the insider skill-set to become a candidate or a party operative. But perhaps most importantly—the state party delegates determine what the California Democratic Party ...
  • Amazon Founder Pledges $2.5 Million to Marriage Battle in Washington State
    In response to an email plea from one of his first employees, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie pledged to contribute $2.5 million in the fight to retain same sex marriage rights in Washington State. Last February, Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the marriage equality bill in an emotional ceremony. Two rival groups of marriage opponents immediately tried to collect enough signatures to put an initiative on the ballot to repeal the law—one ...

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