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North Park gathers San Diego’s ‘Bad Hombres’ in music video to celebrate Latino Pride and protest Trump’s racism (VIDEO)

White Rat

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Today, Queen Bee’s Arts and Cultural Center, a North Park small business and Main Street Alliance of San Diego member business, re-released “La Rata Blanca,” a music video (watch above) protesting the racist messages of Donald Trump. The video features a collection of local Latino artists, musicians and dancers celebrating the […]

Generic drugs save California $20.1 billion

Medicine & Money

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Annual savings from generic prescription drugs increased 328 percent from 2005-2016, according to the new 2016 Generic Drug Savings and Access in the United States report, compiled by the QuintilesIMS Institute on behalf of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA). This report confirms again that generic drugs are essential to reducing health costs […]

Sobering data drives home need to expand teen DUI prevention program

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In an effort to put the brakes on sobering statistics related to teenagers driving under the influence, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine will join forces with the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) to reduce alcohol-impaired driving among San Diego youth ages 15 to 20. With funding from the California Office […]

GLAAD leads millions in united stand against bullying for Spirit Day

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NEW YORK – GLAAD, the world’s LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today showcased the participants for Spirit Day 2016. Each year, GLAAD leads celebrities, media outlets, brands, landmarks, sports leagues, faith groups, school districts, universities, and everyday individuals to go purple in a united stand against bullying and to show their support for LGBTQ youth. Spirit […]

Happn and GLAAD join forces to take a stand against LGBTQ bullying on #SpiritDay

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NEW YORK  – Happn, the leading global dating app that enables users to discover the people they’ve crossed paths with in real life, has teamed up with the national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, GLAAD, to encourage Happn users to take a stand against LGBTQ bullying. In support of GLAAD […]

ACLU, Lambda Legal file brief to protect all transgender people harmed by HB 2

Pat McCrory

RICHMOND, Va. — In a lawsuit challenging the North Carolina law banning transgender people from using restrooms that correspond to their gender identity, LGBT rights groups yesterday asked a federal appeals court to broaden a preliminary injunction in order to protect all transgender people in the state from discrimination. In August, a district court issued […]

Point Foundation’s LGBTQ scholarship applications open Nov. 1

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LOS  ANGELES, Calif. – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students seeking financial assistance for their undergraduate or graduate school education are encouraged to apply for a Point Foundation Scholarship. Students enrolling in undergraduate or graduate programs for the 2017-2018 academic year are eligible to apply for Point’s multiyear scholarship. Applications open online at […]

Betty Ford Center to open new outpatient facility in San Diego

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Betty Ford Center has signed a lease to open a new outpatient addiction treatment facility in the San Diego area. The treatment center, in Del Mar Heights, will start taking patients mid-December. The Betty Ford Center is part of the national non-profit Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, which will now have […]

New report shows most Americans believe discrimination is a serious problem

Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — According to the Public Affairs Council, strong majorities of Americans are concerned about all forms of discrimination — whether it’s based on race, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender, disability, religion, or age. A new survey shows that the problem of racial discrimination is considered the most serious discrimination challenge the country faces, followed by […]

The Lavender Effect launches Queer History Student Filmmakers Competition


The Queer History Student Filmmakers Competition will launch at an exclusive fundraising event Wednesday Oct. 26 at the W Hollywood Hotel, 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028. Rev. Troy Perry, legendary queer pioneer and co-founder of LA Pride / Christopher Street West, as well as founder of the worldwide Metropolitan Community Churches, will be […]

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