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Equality California Congratulates Mayor-Elect Breed, Senator Leno on San Francisco Mayoral Race
June 13, 2018 at 4:28 pm

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2018

CONTACT: Samuel Garrett-Pate, Equality California
PHONE: (323) 848-9801/MOBILE: (973) 476-3770/EMAIL: sam@eqca.org

SAN FRANCISCO — Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization, released the following statement from Executive Director Rick Zbur Wednesday after Senator Mark Leno conceded to Supervisor London Breed in the race for San Francisco Mayor:

“San Franciscans made history this year, electing the first woman of color to ever serve as the city’s mayor. While our friend Mark Leno ultimately came up short, he ran a strong race and will forever be a hero to the LGBTQ community in San Francisco — the cradle of the LGBTQ civil rights movement — and across our state. Indeed, many of the critical protections that LGBTQ Californians enjoy today are thanks to his dedicated leadership. Although we are disappointed that we weren’t able to shatter City Hall’s rainbow glass ceiling this year, Equality California congratulates Mayor-Elect Breed, who has been a strong and effective advocate for equality and social justice, and we look forward to working with her administration to create a City of San Francisco and State of California that are healthy, just and fully equal for all LGBTQ people.”

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Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization. We bring the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. www.eqca.org


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