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Girl Scouts return $100K to donor who requested money not be spent on transgender girls

Yesterday, the Seattle Met reported that the Girl Scouts of Western Washington returned a $100,000 donation after the donor requested that the money not be spent on transgender youth. “Girl Scouts is for every girl,” Megan Ferland, the council’s chief executive, told the donor. “And every girl should have the opportunity to be a Girl […]

National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration: Jim Obergefell to lay wreath at Gay Pioneers Historical Marker

PHILADLPHIA, Pa. – Organizers of the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration, from July 2 to 5, announced that Jim Obergefell will launch the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration by laying a wreath at the Gay Pioneers historic marker  Thursday July 2nd, at 2:15 p.m. He will be surrounded by LGBT leaders and Gay Pioneers. The […]

Lambda Archives to host ‘Proud to Serve’ exhibit

Lambda Archives of San Diego will be hosting the “Proud to Serve” exhibit on temporary loan after it was featured at the first LGBT Pride ever held at North Island Naval Air Station. The exhibit will open at the Archives, 4545 Park Blvd.  Thursday, July 2 at 5:30 p.m. It will open as part of […]

Riot police disperse Istanbul’s Pride parade

Last weekend, while Americans celebrated a victorious ruling at the Supreme Court, riot police disbanded a Pride parade in Istanbul, Turkey. According to Boysan Yakar, a Turkish LGBT activist and former HRC fellow, riot police used water cannons and rubber pellets to disperse Istanbul’s 13th annual pride parade, writes Adrian Gonzalez on the HRC Blog. “Our […]

Gov. Chris Christie vetoes important pro-LGBT surrogacy bill

TRENTON, N.J. – Last night, on the day before announcing his candidacy for president of the United States, Gov. Chris Christie vetoed important bipartisan legislation passed by the New Jersey Legislature – the New Jersey Gestational Carrier Agreement Act – that would have modernized New Jersey law by giving legal parental rights of a child […]

President Obama honors the positive side of transgender activism at White House LGBT Pride Celebration

The reporting about the White House Pride Reception hosted by President Obama primarily centered upon a persistent heckler berating the president on the treatment of LGBT and transgender immigrants, particularly those being detained in government facilities. The heckler was later identified as Jennicet Gutiérrez, an undocumented transgender woman. Ironically, the very treatment that Gutiérrez was […]

Live footage captures marriage equality history outside Supreme Court (VIDEO)

In the wake of last Friday’s historic ruling on marriage equality, YouTube content creator Raymond Braun released a new video documenting the exact moment outside the Supreme Court when the announcement was made that #LoveWins. In the video, Raymond captures the overwhelming emotions from the crowd that patiently waited for this historic moment of recognition […]

SD Airport Authority to present Airport Development Plan Concept at Community Open House July 14

The San Diego International Airport Authority is holding a community open house Tuesday, July 14 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., where the Airport Development Plan (ADP) will be discussed. The ADP is the next master planning phase for San Diego International Airport, and will enable the airport to meet demand through 2035. As the […]

Pride Health Challenge: Kurt’s journey

The Pride Health Challenge contestants have been transforming their lifestyle. As we approach Pride, Metabolic Direct and LGBT Weekly wanted to highlight each contestant’s journey. Below is the second Pride Health Challenge story. Here is Kurt’s journey: I started this program “officially” on May 3rd, I was 237 pounds. The first month was a breeze, […]

ICE issues new guidance on the care of transgender individuals in custody

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE), Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) today issued further guidance to personnel on how to care for transgender individuals in custodial settings. “The Transgender Care Memorandum reaffirms ICE’s commitment to provide a safe, secure, and respectful environment for all those in our custody, including those […]

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