Sir Elton John and David Furnish marry

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Sir Elton John has today tied the knot with his civil partner David Furnish, reports Pink News. The veteran singer entered into a civil partnership with Furnish in 2005, and the pair are fathers to sons Zachary and Elijah. After regulations came in last week governing the conversion of civil partnerships to marriages, the pair made [...]

SCOTUS denies stay of marriage in Florida

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Today, the United States Supreme Court denied the State of Florida’s motion for a stay of an August federal court ruling that overturned the state’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples. The order means the stay expires at the end of the day  Jan. 5. Same-sex couples will be free to marry in Florida once [...]

Lightner schedules re-vote for Council presidency for Tuesday

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At her first meeting Monday, newly elected Council President Sherri Lightner called for a re-vote on who should be elected Council president on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., saying there were concerns that councilmembers discussed who they would vote for before the Dec. 10 vote that ousted Todd Gloria for a third term. The Brown Act [...]

New Racial Profiling Limits Include LGBT Community

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In one of his last actions as Attorney General, Eric Holder will announce new limits to racial profiling at the Department of Justice. Holder has reputedly been working on the new limits since 2009 but the recent spate of issues concerning Africa American males seems to have moved the item to the top of Holder’s [...]

Sign Petition, Attend Vote to Support Todd Gloria

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San Diego LGBT Weekly made clear the opinion of the majority of the LGBT community in our Open Letter to City Council, regarding Todd Gloria that appeared on December 4th. There is now a petition to show support for Todd Gloria to remain as president of San Diego City Council. Signing the petition takes less than [...]

Nationwide protests erupt after Eric Garner grand jury verdict (VIDEO)

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New York City residents took to the streets on Wednesday after a grand jury said it would not bring charges in the death of Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died in July after a police officer placed him in a chokehold, reports The Huffington Post. Garner, 43, was being arrested for selling loose, [...]

Police officer won’t be indicted for Eric Garner’s chokehold death

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A grand jury voted Wednesday not to indict New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, The Huffington Post, reported. Pantaleo put 47-year-old Garner into a chokehold during an arrest for selling untaxed cigarettes on July 17. In a viral video of the arrest, Garner can be seen screaming “I [...]

Washington, D.C. to join California and New Jersey in banning conversion ‘therapy’ for LGBT minors

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Today, the District of Columbia’s “Conversion Therapy for Minors Prohibition Amendment Act” was passed unanimously and is expected to be signed quickly by the city’s mayor.  HRC, in partnership with the National Center for Lesbian Rights, played a lead role in organizing the coalition behind this bill. HRC praised the passage of DC B20-501, and [...]

World AIDS Day 2014: Presidential proclamation

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Today, the White House issued the following proclamation signed by the president regarding World AIDS Day, 2014: In communities across our Nation and around the world, we have made extraordinary progress in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Just over three decades ago, when we knew only the devastation HIV inflicted, those living with it had [...]

Ferguson protests spread coast to coast (VIDEO)

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The outrage over the grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer that shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has ignited a firestorm of protests across the country. CNN reports that the national furor isn’t just about one grand jury’s decision on one shooting case. To many protesters, the death of unarmed [...]

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