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Lady Gaga to headline Super Bowl Halftime Show

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Global superstar Lady Gaga, winner of six Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, and Academy Award nominee, will headline the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show on FOX at NRG Stadium in Houston Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. The Super Bowl halftime show is “the most-watched musical event of the year,” the NFL said in its […]

Alabama Chief Justice, suspended over gay marriage order

Roy Moore

The Alabama Court of the Judiciary today suspended anti-LGBTQ Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore from the bench for the remainder of his term, due to his unethical and extralegal actions surrounding marriage equality. Moore will remain on the bench, but will not receive a salary and he will be unable to make any […]

Governor signs California ‘All-Gender’ Restroom Bill

Community member Sara Rosenfeld and Asm. Phil Ting at press conference supporting AB 1732 | Photo: Transgender Law Center

SACRAMENTO—California Gov. Jerry Brown Thursday signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1732, authored by Asm. Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) and sponsored by Equality California, the Transgender Law Center and California National Organization of Women (NOW).  AB 1732 establishes the nation’s most progressive restroom access law, requiring that single-occupancy restrooms in California businesses, government buildings, and places of […]

Grindr announces Hack4Equality winners

Vicc and Marlon

LOS ANGELES – Grindr, in partnership with HackerNest, have announced that Vicc Alexander and Marlon Lopez are the Grand Prize winners of their seven-week Hackathon, Hack4Equality, dedicated to solving crucial issues within the LGBTQ community. The winning concept, presented at the live demo day final, hosted at Grindr’s Los Angeles headquarters, aspires to end public LGBTQ discrimination with […]

San Diego Pride opens 2016 community grant applications

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SAN DIEGO – San Diego LGBT Pride has announced that due to the success of this year’s Pride event, themed “Pride Unites the World,” they are able to continue their tradition of community giving. Pride strives each year to return profits from the annual LGBT Pride weekend to the community. San Diego Pride’s community contributions […]

San Diego will soon be alive to ‘The Sound of Music’

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The lavish new production of The Sound of Music will make its San Diego premiere Nov. 15-20 at the San Diego Civic Theatre as part of Broadway San Diego’s 2016-2017 season. According to director Jack O’Brien, “The Sound of Music has been in our ears for decades, as it deserves to be. But it might […]

HRC joins with nation’s leading pediatric organizations on new guide supporting transgender youth

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WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation joined with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP), which together represent more than 66,000 pediatricians and pediatric specialists across the country, to release Supporting and Caring for Transgender Children, a new guide for community members and allies to […]

Governor signs bill on immigration

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SACRAMENTO, Calif.–Gov. Jerry Brown Thursday signed Assembly Bill 2532 authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D – San Francisco). AB 2532 removes anti-immigrant language from California law. “This year’s anti-immigrant rhetoric at the national level evokes memories of the anti-immigrant Prop 187 in the 1990s here in California,” said Assemblymember Chiu. “This bill deletes anti-immigrant language […]

New study reveals top challenges facing LGBT community at work, home and play

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According to a recent study by U.S. Bank, one of the biggest concerns for Americans is reaching their goals. The study, U.S. Bank’s inaugural Possibility Index, breaks down aspects of everyday life between different races, gender, generations, as well as the LGBT community. The Possibility Index explores three critical aspects of everyday life: work, home and […]

Governor signs bill banning California state-funded travel to states with new anti-LGBT laws


SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Gov. Jerry Brown Tuesday signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1887, authored by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) and sponsored by Equality California and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. AB 1887 bans non-essential, state-funded travel by California state employees to North Carolina, Mississippi and other states that enact discriminatory laws after June, […]

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