San Francisco’s Bay Area Reporter has endorsed Supervisor Bevan Dufty, who would become the city’s first openly gay mayor if elected.
We’re not endorsing Dufty just because he is gay. But political recommendations are part of our responsibility as the leading LGBT newspaper and it would be significant for America’s gayest city to have an out mayor. It’s important to us that one day San Francisco have a gay mayor and Dufty is as qualified as anyone else in the field. The late Harvey Milk often urged LGBTs to elect their own. We find it curious that Dufty could not secure the top spot from either of the city’s LGBT Democratic clubs; the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club left him off entirely.
Last week Dufty made national news when he launched an ad campaign featuring his young daughter, the first such political ad from a gay candidate.