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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 […]

Hate crimes in Los Angeles County remain elevated

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations (LACCHR) today released its annual account of hate crimes reported throughout Los Angeles County in 2016. The report’s significant findings include the following: There were 482 hate crimes reported, only one less than 2015, which saw a 24% increase from the previous year and […]

Montana State Senate targets trans community during special session with SB 10

Wednesday, the Montana Senate passed the anti-trans bill SB 10 that aims to undo the work by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (HHS) to make it easier for Montanans to change birth certificate gender makers. Senate Bill 10 was introduced as part of Montana’s current special session, called to address the […]

Pride Foundation announces largest ever community grants

SEATTLE, Wash.– Today, Pride Foundation announced $507,000 in grants to 81 organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington—investing vital resources into local organizations working to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people and their families can live fully and safely in their home communities. This year’s award amount is the highest […]

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