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California Legislature approves youth suicide prevention bill


SACRAMENTO –The California Assembly late yesterday approved a bill that would require the adoption of comprehensive suicide prevention plans by local California school districts for students attending grades 7-12. Assembly Bill (AB) 2246 was previously approved by the Senate and now goes to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature. The bill was authored by Assemblymember […]

San Diego Opera begins building new adult day care center for those facing Alzheimer’s

Glenner Center, Chula Vista

SAN DIEGO – San Diego Opera announced today that the Company’s Scenic Studio has begun work on the Glenner Center’s “Town Square”, a new Adult Day Program Facility for participants facing Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other memory impairment diseases. Located in Chula Vista, CA, this facility will create a replica 1950’s era San Diego themed […]

Shareholder advocacy for full LGBTQ equality to be major panel at upcoming national financial conference


DENVER — While major advances have been achieved in the United States to protect the rights of the LGBTQ individuals there are still a number of countries where outright discrimination and even punishment by death are real threats. A major panel during the 27th annual SRI Conference November 9–11, 2016 in Denver will explore what concerned […]

SPARTA announces new leadership

Blake Dremann

WASHINGTON, D.C. – SPARTA, one of the leading advocates for transgender military service, today announced Blake Dremann as the new board chair and president of SPARTA, and the addition of three new board members: Jennifer Peace, Laila Ireland and Danyiel Brustmeyer. Well-known advocates Allyson Robinson and Sue Fulton are stepping down from leadership, Robinson leaving […]

NGLCC endorses Hillary Clinton for president

Hillary Clinton  Photo: State Department

WASHINGTON — The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, has announced its unprecedented endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President of the United States.  NGLCC’s Board of Directors, comprised of LGBT and allied business leaders with experience in the public and private sectors, recently voted to endorse […]

‘Willy Wonka’ star Gene Wilder dies at 83

Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Comedic icon Gene Wilder died Monday at his home in Stamford, Conn., reports Variety. The star of The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Stir Crazy died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease his nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said. In a statement Walker-Pearlman said, “We understand for all the emotional and […]

Red Dress Party San Diego returns for a ‘Red & Wild’ night Oct. 8!

Red Dress Party

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Saturday, Oct. 8, Red Dress Party San Diego invites everyone to be brave, let loose, and become “Red & Wild” at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. “We’re very excited to host this year’s event at such a grand venue with ‘Red & Wild’ as our new theme,” […]

Emperor Summer Lee’s ‘Bachelor-Bachelorette Auction’ to be held Sept. 15

Auction 1

Emperor Summer Lee’s Imperial Court de San Diego Bachelor-Bachelorette Auction, will be held Sept. 15 at Flicks, 1017 University Ave. in San Diego. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the auction starting at 7 p.m. Suggested donation is $7. Your host will be Empress XIII LaLa Too and there will be appetizers, bar specials, drunken […]

America’s Got Talent semifinalist releases LGBT anthem ‘Amen’


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Jonathan Allen, an openly gay semifinalist of America’s Got Talent Season 8, today announced details of his brand new single titled Amen and  available 08/23 on iTunes, Spotify, and other major digital distributors. This will be the singer’s first release since his appearances at Radio City Music Hall on the hit TV […]

Nearly 20 California colleges on ‘Shame List’ of worst campuses for LGBT youth

Shame List

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Campus Pride today releases its 2016 “Shame List,” highlighting for the first time a national list of “The Absolute Worst Campuses for LGBTQ Youth.”  The national listing includes 102 campuses that openly discriminate against LGBTQ youth in policies, programs and practices as documented on the site listing.   Find the detailed list online […]

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