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Gilbert Baker, creator of the rainbow flag, dies

Gilbert Baker, the openly gay artist and civil rights activist who designed the rainbow flag has died at the age of 65. Fellow activist and friend, Cleve Jones broke the news in a tweet writing, “My dearest friend in the world is gone. Gilbert Baker gave the world the Rainbow Flag; he gave me forty […]

Activism and civil rights center of UC San Diego’s 2017 César E. Chávez celebration

SAN DIEGO — From film screenings and folk art, to a forum on animal rights, UC San Diego’s 2017 César E. Chávez Celebration promises to uphold a vibrant tradition of activism, cultural heritage and social justice. The annual campus celebration, which takes place from March to May, commemorates the life and legacy of American farm […]

Sweeping bipartisan marijuana bills introduced in Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thursday, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators and representatives introduced seven measures to advance more sensible cannabis policy at the federal level. The bills covered a broad range of issues related to resolving the tension between state and federal cannabis laws. “The flurry of bills on the Hill today are a reflection […]

HRC releases Healthcare Equality Index showing providers committed to LGBTQ-inclusive health care

WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) has released its 10th edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), reflecting a decade of progress in LGBTQ-inclusive health care. A record 590 healthcare facilities actively participated in the 2017 HEI survey, committing to LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices. In addition, the HRC Foundation proactively researched the key […]

North Carolina enshrines discrimination into law

Equality Federation condemned North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper for signing HB 142, a law that legislators attempted to frame as a repeal of the famously discriminatory HB 2. In fact, the new law keeps in place the most troubling parts of HB 2, including the provision that prevents local governments from passing nondiscrimination ordinances. “Why […]

Love languages: Receiving gifts

As a progressive Christian, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to a loving God; this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! Love is one of the most basic of human needs. We need it to survive. What […]

San Diego’s T-Spot

I have a new roommate Andrea who just came to San Diego from out of state. She works as an IT specialist for a large restaurant chain, and with her move needs to find a new doctor to take care of her transgender related health care needs that are in her company’s health care network. […]

Virtual realty

You’re thinking of buying a new sofa so you go online to do some browsing. And there in full color and multiple views are myriad sofas to choose in every color of the rainbow. They look so good. But do you take the plunge and order one, free shipping, and no tax? Well, all you […]

Democrats need to be ready for 2018

In 2016, Democrats picked up six seats in the House of Representatives, a far cry from the 30 they needed to take control. Many swing state districts were lost by the same voting patterns that cost Secretary Hillary Clinton the presidency, but others were lost due to lack of preparation. Twenty three Republican Representatives were […]

Do we really want to go back?

Trainspotting is the great film of the 1990s counterculture, its decade’s Easy Rider or Rebel Without a Cause. The tone poem about heroin addiction, friendship and the idiocy of youth among the Scottish working class arrived in the United States in the summer of 1996 laden by the weight of a Miramax publicity juggernaut, the […]

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