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Pride Community Advisory Council meets for first time

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — During last year’s controversial firing of San Diego LGBT Pride Executive Director Stephen Whitburn, the board of directors of San Diego LGBT Pride faced board meetings that were packed with hundreds of concerned community leaders and members who felt that the board was not listening to the community and that they […]

Trump-Pence’s anti-LGBTQ nominee confirmed for lifetime judicial appointment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate voted today to confirm Leonard Steven Grasz to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Grasz was confirmed with a vote of 50-48. LGBT and civil rights groups were quick to denounce the confirmation. “We are deeply disappointed that Senate Republicans have voted to confirm […]

Court rejects Trump’s attempt to delay trans military enlistment

The Federal District Court in D.C. has rejected the Trump Administration’s request for a partial stay in the case Doe V. Trump, a challenge to Trump policy brought forward by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD). The stay would have allowed the Trump administration to delay accepting […]

Covered California’s Dec. 15 deadline nears to get health coverage by Jan. 1

As the calendar turns to 2018, Covered California is ringing the Christmas bell that a wonderful gift awaits most people who sign up for health insurance by Dec. 15 — lower prices. A new analysis finds that the net monthly premiums for the 85 percent of Covered California enrollees who get financial help — the […]

The largest gay and lesbian car club on the West Coast invites new members

Great Autos of Yesteryear is the largest gay and lesbian car club on the West Coast with almost 1,000 members, owning over 2,600 cars. This diverse organization was formed in 1983 by veteran car collectors Ted Davidson and Herb Rothman who, though active in other clubs, felt the gay community should have a club all […]

Human rights organizations applaud African Commission’s launch of HIV Report

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire –  On International Human Rights Day, regional human rights organizations have commended the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) on the adoption and launch of the summary version of the Report on the Law and Human Rights in the African Human Rights System: Key Challenges and Opportunities during ICASA 2017 […]

AIDS Services Foundation Orange County to become Radiant Health Centers

IRVINE, Calif.–AIDS Services Foundation Orange County, a local organization that has helped people living with HIV and those at risk for over 32 years, has adopted a new name, Radiant Health Centers. The change takes effect immediately. “While our name has changed, our caring and compassion has not,” said Phil Yaeger, CEO of Radiant Health […]

Defendant who furnished alcohol to hit-and-run driver gets 100-day sentence

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A San Diego man was sentenced to 100 days in custody today for furnishing alcohol to his underage girlfriend in the hours before she ran down and killed 16-year-old Alex Funk as the high-school student walked along Santo Road in Tierrasanta. City Attorney Mara W. Elliott, whose office prosecuted the case, […]

The Edie Windsor SAGE Center dedicated in New York City

NEW YORK — SAGE, the nation’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT elders, has officially renamed its Midtown senior center — the first LGBT senior center in the country — The Edie Windsor SAGE Center, in honor of its beloved hero. Friends and supporters gathered last night at SAGE National […]

Should the sins of our spouses fall on us?

Democratic Senate President Stanley C.  Rosenberg, 68, looked heartbroken, shocked and devastated during an impromptu press conference outside of his office at the State House where he publicly addressed allegations that his spouse, Bryon Hefner, 38, groped and assaulted four men who do business before the Senate. ‘’My heart goes out to anyone who may […]

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