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Apply for Equality California’s leadership academy!

Applications for Equality California (EQCA) Institute’s Leadership Academy (EQCAI) in 2018 are now open. One of EQCAI’s priorities is to develop LGBTQ leaders at all levels of government and business throughout the state. EQCA is proud to have launched the Leadership Academy, generously sponsored by Edison International. The EQCAI Leadership Academy is an innovative program […]

When will it end? Documenting the US epidemic of anti-trans hate violence in 2017

It has been another deadly year for trans people, with at least 23 reported homicides in the first ten months of 2017. This is sadly unsurprising in a year that began with the election of a man to the White House who has appointed anti-LGBTQ  individuals to his administration and has been littered with more discussions of transphobic legislation in state […]

California joins transgender military ban case

CALIFORNIA —In a significant development in the legal challenge to President Trump’s transgender military ban, last night the U.S. District Court for Central California granted Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s motion to intervene on behalf of the State of California in Stockman v. Trump, a case brought by Equality California and seven individual plaintiffs challenging the ban. […]

Ben Dillingham, outstanding community leader passes; tributes pour in

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Community leader, Ben Dillingham passed away from pancreatic cancer at his home in San Diego  Thursday, Nov. 16. Ben was noted for his iron integrity, generosity of spirit, and dedication to the city of San Diego and the LGBT community. His loss will be felt by many, and he will be […]

Research peels back voters’ election night 2016 mindset

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) – The dramatic hours of Election Day 2016 are already being memorialized as a watershed moment in American history. Two films are in wide release examining the events; the documentary “11/8/16,” and the comedy “The Misogynists.” “I’m not surprised people are making movies about that night,” said Will Dunlop, an assistant professor […]

UC San Diego launches institute to address ethics of today’s innovation

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — To help close the gap between the pace of innovation and society’s ability to deal with these advances responsibly, the University of California San Diego—one of the world’s greatest producers of technology, medical innovations and scientific knowledge—has launched the Institute for Practical Ethics. Loyal campus donors Joel and Ann Reed have committed […]

HRC releases guide on engaging prospective transgender and non-binary foster and adoptive parents

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thursday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, released Promising Practices for Serving Transgender & Non-Binary Foster & Adoptive Parents, a groundbreaking new guide designed to help foster care and adoption agencies recruit, certify and support qualified transgender and non-binary adults to become resource parents for young people who need safe, welcoming homes. […]

Study shows all daily activity can prolong life

That “to do” list of chores and errands could actually provide a variety of health benefits, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. The study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, found women over age 65 who engaged in regular light physical activity had a reduction […]

Out & Equal Brazil Forum convenes to discuss strategies for advancing LGBT inclusion in the Brazilian workplace

SÃO PAULO – Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workplace equality, held its second annual Out & Equal LGBT Brazil Forum on Tuesday in São Paulo. The event convened 300 attendees from more than 125 Brazilian and multinational companies at the Renaissance Hotel […]

Scripps doctor becomes first in state to implant smartphone-compatible heart monitor post FDA approval

LA JOLLA, Calif. – A Scripps Clinic cardiologist today became the first in California to implant the world’s first smartphone-compatible cardiac monitor following the recent clearance of the device by the federal Food and Drug Administration. The Abbott Confirm Rx continuously tracks a patient’s heartbeat and automatically sends the data to their physician by connecting […]

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