Bill to protect workers with disabilities from discrimination signed by governor

Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO – A bill by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to protect disabled workers from on the job discrimination was signed into law today by the governor. AB 488 will eliminate an exemption for employees of sheltered workshops and rehabilitation centers with special minimum wage licenses under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), extending […]

Family sues Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego for discriminatory treatment of transgender teenager

Katharine Prescott holds a portrait of her son, Kyler Prescott, in the garden she built in his memory outside our San Diego-area home.

SAN DIEGO — Today, the mother of a transgender teenage boy who was admitted into Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego (RCHSD) for inpatient care filed a lawsuit against the hospital for discrimination against her son. Katharine Prescott took her 14-year-old son, Kyler Prescott, to RCHSD in early April 2015 for suicidal ideation and for treatment of […]

Stephen Whitburn sends message to San Diego LGBT community

Stephen Whitburn

Thursday afternoon, Stephen Whitburn, San Diego LGBT Pride’s former executive director reached out to the community through San Diego LGBT Weekly with a special message. Titled a note to the community from Stephen Whitburn the message read: I want to say how deeply grateful I am for your expressions of how meaningful you’ve found the […]

UC San Diego’s most diverse incoming class begins fall quarter

UC San Diego fall quarter class

Of the 5,750 incoming freshmen, 24 percent come from historically underrepresented groups; majority of new students are from California. The University of California San Diego welcomed its most diverse incoming class of freshmen and transfer students today, on Sept. 22 with additional resources that support diversity, inclusivity and student success. The new initiatives include identity-themed […]

House LGBT Caucus commends HUD for groundbreaking trans protections


WASHINGTON, D.C.– The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today applauded Secretary of Department of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro for the new rule protecting transgender people seeking access to emergency shelters. “On behalf of the LGBT Equality Caucus, I thank Secretary Castro and the Department of Housing and Urban Development for this groundbreaking rule,” said […]

GLAAD celebrates third annual Bisexual Awareness Week

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NEW YORK – GLAAD today announced its participation in the third annual Bisexual Awareness Week (#BiWeek) in partnership with BiNet USA; America’s oldest advocacy organization for bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer-identified, and unlabeled people. #BiWeek takes place from September 19th to 26nd with the 23rd as the official “Celebrate Bisexuality Day.” In 2014, GLAAD co-founded and […]

Elton John AIDS Foundation to honor UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and philanthropists Frank Giustra and Steve Tisch

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 28: Founder Sir Elton John performs onstage at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 13th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on October 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)

NEW YORK  –  Wednesday, Nov. 2, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) will host its 15th annual An Enduring Vision gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.  This year’s honorees are United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and philanthropists Frank Giustra and Steve Tisch. Emmy award-winning producer Andy Cohen will host the event. “We […]

ACC follows NCAA lead in moving championship games out of North Carolina over anti-LGBTQ HB2 law


The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)  announced today that it will be moving championship games out of North Carolina due to the state’s anti-LGBTQ HB2 law. The ACC announced: “As members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the ACC Council of Presidents reaffirmed our collective commitment to uphold the values of equality, diversity, inclusion and non-discrimination. Every […]

Anti-gay U.S. pastor Steven Anderson barred from entering South Africa

Steven Anderson

LAGOS, Nigeria – The South African Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, has announced today that U.S. pastor Steven Anderson will be denied entry into South Africa. The decision comes as a result of a campaign launched by global LGBT organization All Out, in partnership with Gay SA Radio. Steven Anderson gained notoriety after celebrating […]

Survey shows San Diego employers expect to hire at healthy pace during the 4th quarter of 2016


SAN DIEGO-CARLSBAD-SAN MARCOS, MSA employers expect to hire at a hopeful pace during Quarter 4 2016, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. Among employers surveyed, 27 percent plan to hire more employees from October through December. This number is offset by the 12 percent that plan to reduce payrolls, while 58 percent of employers expect to […]

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