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Anti-LGBT Georgia Bill moves forward

Georgia Unites

ATLANTA – Yesterday, a subcommittee of the Georgia House Judiciary Committee moved an anti-LGBT bill forward that could allow people to use their religion as an excuse to challenge or opt out of various laws – including local laws in Atlanta and other cities – that protect LGBT people and other minorities from discrimination in [...]

Petition asks HBO to reconsider cancellation of ‘Looking’

Looking

A Care2 petition is urging HBO to reconsider cancelling Looking, a show about a group of gay friends living in San Francisco. The petition has more than 8,000 signatures since going live a few days ago. View the Care2 petition here. “For two seasons Looking has stirred real feelings and started important conversations about what [...]

Victory Fund and Institute names first woman; first black president

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WASHINGTON – The board of directors of the Victory Fund and Institute today announced that Aisha C. Moodie-Mills, a black woman and an accomplished leader in the LGBT equality movement and a prolific media presence, will become the organization’s next President and CEO in April. Moodie-Mills comes to Victory from the Center for American Progress [...]

HRC to Silicon Valley: Dangerous anti-LGBT legislation looming in Arkansas

Arkansas - HRC

WASHINGTON – As Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson pitches Silicon Valley on investment opportunities in his state, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President and Arkansas native Chad Griffin announced that the organization will run a full-page ad in the San Jose Mercury News, the largest paper in Silicon Valley and the high-tech industry’s paper of record. The [...]

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Hosting Suicide Prevention Conference for LGBT communities

AFSP California Suicide Infographic

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will host the 2nd Annual Research to Practice Conference. This year’s conference will focus on LGBT Suicide Risk and Prevention. The day-long conference, to be held Saturday, March 28 at San Francisco State University, will bring leading researchers from [...]

Calif. Attorney General Kamala Harris seeking to stop ‘Sodomite Suppression Act’ from advancing

Kamala Harris

Today, California Attorney General Kamala Harris is seeking to stop an unconstitutional proposed ballot initiative that would seek to criminalize same-sex relationships and potentially threaten those convicted with death. This afternoon, Harris announced that she was seeking judicial authorization to not issue a title and summary for the so-called “Sodomite Suppression Act,” which would prevent the horrific [...]

San Diego International Airport unveils largest-ever public art exhibition celebrating Balboa Park Centennial

Photo: Frank Rogozienski Photography

SAN DIEGO – San Diego International Airport has unveiled Balboa Park & the City: Celebrating San Diego’s Panama-California Exposition; the largest and most ambitious year-long exhibition offered by the airport’s Art Program. Intended to support and enhance the City of San Diego’s year-long Balboa Park Centennial celebration, the airport-wide exhibition includes original artwork and historic [...]

Cal Humanities to Showcase Three Award-winning Films from the California Documentary Project on Virgin America

Cal Humanities Virgin America

SAN FRANCISCO — Cal Humanities has announced that three award-winning films from the California Documentary Project will be presented on Virgin America airlines from April through June 2015 as part of the SkyFest independent film showcase: The Case Against 8, Regarding Susan Sontag, and The Last Season. An epic story about the landmark battle for [...]

Singer-songwriter and LGBT advocate Betty Who coming to San Diego April 11 (VIDEO)

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Australian singer-songwriter and LGBT advocate Betty Who whose song “Somebody Loves You” backed the viral Home Depot same-sex marriage proposal video of Spencer and Dustin is coming to San Diego, April 11. Betty Who will be appearing at House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave. in  San Diego at 7: 30 p.m. Shortly after the video [...]

Openly LGBT ambassadors gather for groundbreaking panel in Washington, DC (VIDEO)

Photo-Blake Bergen

The Human Rights Campaign, the Harvey Milk Foundation and GLIFAA hosted a historic panel discussion featuring all of the openly LGBT American ambassadors, Tuesday at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The panel included U.S. Ambassador to Australia John Berry, U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic James ‘Wally’ Brewster, U.S. Ambassador to Denmark Rufus Gifford, U.S. [...]

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