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Florida Senate leaders derail controversial adoption proposal


Florida Senate leaders decided Monday not to vote on a controversial proposal that would allow taxpayer-supported adoption agencies to use religious or personal beliefs to discriminate against prospective parents. Members of the Senate’s Rules Committee, the only Senate committee to hear the bill, expressed concerns over several unanswered questions, such as whether it might be [...]

The San Diego Museum of Art celebrates ‘Art Alive 2015′

Art Alive

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The San Diego Museum of Art will be transformed into a gorgeous vision of art and flowers as more than 100 floral designers bring the Museum’s renowned Permanent Collection to life during the 34th annual Art Alive. The Museum’s signature fundraiser and a highly anticipated San Diego tradition, Art Alive 2015 [...]

Walter Naegle, partner of civil rights icon Bayard Rustin to attend LGBT 50th Anniversary event


PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The organizers of the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration (July 2 to 5) today announced that Walter Naegle, Bayard Rustin’s surviving life partner, will attend the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Ceremony at Independence Hall July 4th. Said Naegle: “Bayard would be amazed to see this historic and diverse celebration of the Gay [...]

Where the Republican presidential hopefuls stand on marriage equality


As more Republicans throw their name in for a chance at becoming President of the United States, one thing remains clear: None has a strong record on supporting marriage equality, writes Hayley Miller on the HRC Blog. Through their careers, these presidential hopefuls, including current candidates Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, [...]

Native son David Cruz urges Guam’s governor to allow same-sex marriage in an emotional plea

David Cruz

Bravo reality star, David Cruz III, of Millionaire Matchmaker, has inked a letter to Guam’s governor Eddie Calvo urging him to allow same-sex marriage on the tiny United States incorporated territory after Calvo declined to act on the matter. The missive came days after a lesbian couple – Loretta M. Pangelinan and Kathleen M. Aguero, [...]

‘Sábado Gigante’ ends but pro-LGBTQ stance lives on

Sabado Gigante

Sábado Gigante, the longest running television program of all time, has announced that the Latin American variety show behemoth will end its spectacular commercial run in September. The show, which debuted Aug. 8, 1962 as Show Dominical (“Sunday’s Show”) and left an indelible impression on millions of Latin Americans across multiple generations, will also leave [...]

LGBT Resource Center celebrates 15 years of changing the culture at UC San Diego

Rainbow 2014

The last campus in the UC system to have an LGBT office, today the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center at UC San Diego is one of the largest in the nation. In the early 1990s, concerned staff, faculty and student activists sought to establish a Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center at the University of California, [...]

Unite for Marriage launches in advance of SCOTUS oral arguments

Unite for Marriage

Thursday eight organizations came together under Unite for Marriage, a partnership working together to show support for marriage for same-sex couples as the question stands before the U.S. Supreme Court. Participating organizations include Marriage Equality USA, Freedom to Marry, Human Rights Campaign, Family Equality Council, GLAAD, National LGBTQ Task Force, GetEQUAL and the Campaign for Southern Equality. [...]

LGBT activists gather in D.C. for World Bank discussions

Photo: HRC

LGBT activists from around the world came to Washington, D.C. this week to take part in events surrounding the World Bank’s annual meeting to advocate for more LGBT-inclusive policies at the Bank, writes Jeremy Kadden on the HRC Blog. They hail from places as far-flung as Uganda, India, Venezuela, Kyrgyzstan, China, and The Philippines, and [...]

San Diego Symphony announces 2015-2016 City Lights and International Passport Series

San Diego Symphony

The San Diego Symphony has announced its 2015-2016 City Lights pops lineup and International Passport Series, which features musical acts from around the world. Both series take place at the Jacobs Music Center – Copley Symphony Hall in downtown San Diego. City Lights Marvin Hamlisch, San Diego Symphony’s former principal pops conductor, will be honored [...]

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