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Former State Sen. Christine Kehoe endorses Dr. Jennifer Campbell for San Diego City Council

SAN DIEGO, Calif. –  Former State Sen. Christine Kehoe has endorsed Jennifer Campbell, MD, in her bid to represent San Diego’s Second City Council District. Dr. Campbell recently announced her candidacy and continues to gain support from community leaders, such as State Sen. Toni Atkins. “Dr. Jennifer Campbell is passionate about taking care of her […]

HRC opposes anti-LGBTQ Gov. Brownback for ambassador-at-large position

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thursday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) sent a letter to senators on the Foreign Relations Committee urging them to oppose Donald Trump’s nomination for the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, staunch anti-LGBTQ politician Sam Brownback. “Given Gov. Brownback’s anti-LGBTQ record, it is deeply worrying that he could use this position to promote […]

Cannabis Business Groups to host fire relief fundraiser in Santa Rosa

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – In response to the devastating fires that swept through Northern California this month, the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) and its state affiliate, the California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA), are hosting a cannabis industry fundraiser for community fire relief efforts Nov. 6 in Santa Rosa, Calif. While preparing for the state’s […]

PFAW on McConnell surge of judicial nominees: ‘Americans deserve better’

People For the American Way, a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values, has called out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to file cloture on four nominees to U.S. Courts of Appeals—Amy Coney Barrett, Joan Larsen, Stephanos Bibas, and Allison Eid. “This move is obviously the outcome of two […]

Venice Pride launches ‘Gay Gridiron’ football watch parties

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Venice Pride announced Thursday that it has launched “Gay Gridiron,” a new series of football watch parties for the 2017–18 and 2018–19 seasons designed to rally LGBTQ football fans. The traveling series, which kicks off Sunday, Oct. 29 at The Basement Tavern in Santa Monica, is being supported by the Los […]

San Diego Black LGBTQ Coalition holds inaugural conference

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Sunday, Oct. 22, a much needed conversation took place. Funded through a grant from San Diego LGBT Pride, the San Diego Black LGBTQ Coalition 2017 Conference, “Claiming Your Seat at the Table,” brought together an audience of Black attendees, who identify as “LGBTQ”, from all ages, walks of life, and experiences. […]

Pennsylvania Senate advances anti-transgender amendment on CHIP Re-authorization Bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania State Senate has voted to advance a discriminatory anti-transgender amendment to the re-authorization of the state Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Introduced by State Senator Don White, the amendment would cut transition-related surgical services for transgender youth out of the program. HB1338 passed the Senate by a 37-13 vote and […]

Balboa Park Veterans Museum to host special DADT ‘Out at the Archives’ event

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — “Veteran Tales – Serving Without Fear – Transitioning Out of Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell” is the title of Lambda Archives of San Diego next installment of their popular Out at the Archives series. Nov. 2, the San Diego Veterans Museum at Balboa Park is hosting this special event in honor of Veterans […]

GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis calls out GA Rep. Betty Price at GLAAD Gala Atlanta (VIDEO)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD, condemned Georgia State Rep. Betty Price for her vicious remarks suggesting that Georgians living with HIV and AIDS should be “quarantined” on Wednesday evening at the 2017 GLAAD Gala Atlanta, a celebration of national and local leaders working to accelerate acceptance of the […]

Report defends the United Nations Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

The United Nations Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity(IE SOGI) mandate was created through UN Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/RES/32/2 in June of last year and was confirmed through six separate votes over the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session in 2016. Despite this comprehensive process of approval, some UN Member States insist […]

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