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Happy Marriage Equality Day

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The White House lit up in rainbow colors in commemoration of the Supreme Court’s ruling to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, June 26 2015.  Happy Marriage Equality Day! Check out our feature, “A Perfect Way to Celebrate Marriage Equality” here.    

Pentagon to announce end to transgender military ban July 1

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The Pentagon plans to announce the repeal of its ban on transgender service members July 1, reports USA Today. The controversial decision would end nearly a year of internal wrangling among the services on how to allow those troops to serve openly. According to the report top personnel officials plan to meet as early as […]

Coming out again … and again … and again

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We talk about coming out as if it’s something you only do once.  In my experience it’s an ongoing part of life. Sometimes it’s easy, and other times it makes my stomach flutter. I first came out as a lesbian 30 years ago when I was still in college.  Initially I was very careful about […]

President’s Weekly Address: Designating Stonewall National Monument

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Friday, June 24, President Obama designated the Stonewall National Monument – the first national monument dedicated to telling the story of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community’s struggle for equal rights. In this week’s address, the President talked about the importance of preserving and sharing this significant part of the American […]

Presidential Proclamation — Establishment of the Stonewall National Monument

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The White House today issued a proclamation by the president regarding the Establishment of the Stonewall National Monument. Christopher Park, a historic community park located immediately across the street from the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City (City), is a place for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community […]

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene introduce resolution to designate June 26, as ‘LGBT Equality Day’

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) introduced a resolution to designate June 26, as “LGBT Equality Day,” honoring the anniversary of three significant victories won at the U.S. Supreme Court for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. “America should celebrate the progress we have made to pass […]

San Diego Pride Festival will feature metal detectors for the first time

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San Diego Pride announced today that for the first time, the annual festival will feature metal detectors at the entrances. The festival will have more entry lanes to avoid long lines. As always, there will also be a significant law enforcement presence, the San Diego Police Department’s mobile command unit will be stationed in front, […]

President Obama designates Stonewall National Monument

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Since taking office, President Obama and his Administration have made historic strides in expanding opportunities and advancing equality and justice for all Americans, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans. From major legislative achievements to historic court victories to important policy changes, the President has fought to promote the equal rights of all Americans […]

Last day for ‘Wine And Music Festival’ tickets!

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Today is the last day to buy tickets online for the 9th Annual Wine and Music Festival benefiting the Women’s Museum of California. The Wine and Music Festival is the Women’s Museum of California’s only annual fundraiser, which funds their educational programming and original exhibits. The Festival will be held Friday June 24, with VIP […]

California State Assembly proclaims June as Immigrant Heritage Month

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SACRAMENTO – On the same day that the Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v Texas temporarily blocked implementation of immigration reform executive orders by President Obama, the California State Assembly passed House Resolution 53, proclaiming the month of June 2016 as Immigrant Heritage Month to honor the important role of immigrants in California’s economy and future. California […]

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