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Political Notebook: With appointment of Dorsey, SF D6 supervisor race begins

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The appointment of Matt Dorsey May 9 as the first gay supervisor of District 6 marked the official beginning of the race for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors seat on the November election.

At least two Black transgender leaders are planning to also compete for a four-year term representing the city's South of Market, Treasure Island, and Mission Bay neighborhoods.Queer San Francisco Democratic Party Chair Honey Mahogany told the Bay Area Reporter Monday that they plan to pull papers to run for the supervisor seat within the coming weeks.

If elected, Mahogany would be the first Black transgender supervisor in California and the first nonbinary supervisor in San Francisco."I am someone who has had 20 years of experience getting people off the streets and into care as a social worker," said Mahogany, who worked in the East Bay and in San Francisco in various capacities to provide support to LGBTQ youth, the homeless, people living with HIV and other individuals in need of help.

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