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Increase in physical activity lags despite calls to step it up during the 2012 Olympics

Ahead of the Summer Olympic Games in London four years ago, researchers reported that physical inactivity was a global pandemic that required urgent action. With the 2016 Games looming, University of California San Diego School of Medicine investigators report little change in activity levels worldwide. Physical inactivity contributes to an estimated 5.3 million deaths each […]

7th Circuit rejects argument that sexual orientation is covered under Title VII

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the argument that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation. In the case considered by the court, the plaintiff, Kimberly Hively, had argued that she was denied full-time employment and promotions based on her sexual orientation. “We are […]

Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella) opens San Diego Opera’s Mainstage Season Oct. 22

SAN DIEGO – San Diego Opera will present Rossini’s La Cenerentola, his opera based on the beloved fairy tale Cinderella that has entertained generations and inspired different versions throughout history from Charles Perrault, The Brothers Grimm, to Walt Disney. La Cenerentola (Cinderella) opens the maintage season at the San Diego Civic Theatre  Saturday, Oct. 22 […]

Federal Court strikes down North Carolina’s voter ID law

The United States Appeals Court for the Fourth Circuit has struck down a North Carolina voter identification requirement in state law. In its decision, the three-judge panel invalidated a lower court’s ruling that upheld the law passed by the state legislature with “discriminatory intent.” The New York Times reported that the court threw out North Carolina’s […]

HRC president tears apart Trump’s ‘pro-gay’ claim in DNC speech (VIDEO)

In his speech at The Democratic National Convention HRC President Chad Griffin took Donald Trump to task over his claims that he is pro-gay. Using Trumps infamous “Ask the gays” line Griffin tore apart Trump’s pro-LGBT claims one by one: “While Donald Trump has threatened to strip away our rights, the Hillary Clinton I first […]

San Diego Police Officer fatally shot, another wounded; suspect in custody

A San Diego Police Officer has been shot dead and another near fatally wounded in a routine police stop late Thursday. The shooting happened at around 11 p.m. local time in the Southcrest neighborhood, San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman told reporters early Friday outside Scripps Mercy Hospital. The officers – both assigned to the […]

Latino Victory Fund and Latino Decisions release 12 battleground state Latino poll

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Latino Victory Fund and Latino Decisions have released the results of a 12 battleground state poll – AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, MI, NC, NV, OH, PA, VA, WI – that tested Latinos’ preferences between the Republican and Democratic policy platforms. The 800 person survey was conducted from July 18-22 in English or Spanish, at the […]

County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency issues advisory on meningococcal disease

The California Department of Public Health is reporting an increase in cases of invasive meningococcal disease in Southern California, particularly in Los Angeles and Orange counties. The cluster of cases in the last several months has disproportionately affected men who have sex with men and is prompting the County of San Diego Health and Human […]

Sarah McBride becomes the first transgender person to speak at a DNC (VIDEO)

25-year-old Sarah McBride became the first openly transgender person to address a major party convention when she took to the stage last night at the Democratic National Convention. In this historic moment she discussed some of the challenges she has faced in recent years. McBride, who is the HRC’s national press secretary, gave a rallying […]

Logo launches LGBT-focused 2016 election series with Chelsea Clinton interview

NEW YORK, NY – Today, LOGO announced the launch of it’s LGBT-focused 2016 election coverage with a digital series hosted by celebrated LGBT advocate and social media star, Raymond Braun. The announcement includes Braun’s sit down interview with Chelsea Clinton at the DNC (watch above), which centered on her her parents views on LGBT rights […]

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