City of San Diego on trial next week in civil rights suit five years after wrongful arrest of man who wore kilt to LGBT Pride

Will Walters | Photo: Vito di Stefano

SAN DIEGO—After five years and myriad motions to delay or dismiss Will Walters’ 14th Amendment discrimination civil rights lawsuit against the City of San Diego, whose Police Department wrongfully arrested him when they applied a tougher, discriminatory standard of enforcement of the city’s nudity ordinance at the 2011 LGBT Pride Festival than the standard of […]

GLAAD launches Trump Accountability Project


NEW YORK – GLAAD, the world’s LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today launched the Trump Accountability Project (TAP). TAP is a resource for journalists, editors, producers, and other news makers reporting on the Trump administration which catalogues the anti-LGBTQ statements and actions of Donald Trump and those in or being considered for his administration. The resource […]

Presidential Proclamation — World AIDS Day, 2016

President Barack Obama

Released and signed today by the President is a proclamation regarding World AIDS Day, 2016. Thirty-five years ago the first documented cases of AIDS brought about an era of uncertainty, fear, and discrimination. HIV/AIDS has taken tens of millions of lives — and far too many people with HIV have struggled to get the care, […]

Trump appoints ultra-conservative as as HHS Secretary

Tom Price | Photo: Gage Skidmore

Donald Trump’s transition team announced today that ultra-conservative surgeon, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), has been selected to run the Department of Health and Human Services. Price is well known for his right wing views, first as chairman of the House Republican Study Committee, a group of conservative lawmakers, and then as a founding member of […]

Dave Roberts concedes race for County Supervisor


San Diego Supervisor Dave Roberts has conceded the closely fought race for County Supervisor. Roberts led on Election Night with close to 2,300 votes.  With more than 226,000 ballots counted in the District 3 race, Kristin Gaspar has gained enough votes over the past 20 days to now lead by 1,242 votes. 50.27% Gaspar 49.73% […]

Small business owners to President-elect Trump: ‘Repeal and replace Obamacare, with what?’


WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The health care industry, our nation’s largest private sector industry and employer, makes up more than 17 percent of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The US health care industry has grown accustomed to the post-Affordable Care Act (ACA) business climate and faces uncertainty heading into a Trump Administration–one that has vowed to […]

Pat McCrory refuses to admit loss in NC gubernatorial race

Pat McCrory

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is still refusing to admit defeat in the state’s gubernatorial race despite vote tallies showing that Roy Cooper has increased his winning margin to nearly 6,600 votes. McCrory, ousted by voters in large part because of the discriminatory HB2 legislation he signed into law, has a history of attempting to […]

Labor, civil rights, faith groups urge Trump to denounce hate-fueled incidents


WASHINGTON—Labor, civil rights and faith leaders and others called on President-elect Donald Trump today to unequivocally denounce the hundreds of hate-fueled acts of harassment, vandalism, property destruction and even assault that have happened since his election. During the campaign, Trump’s style was to bully, intimidate and use racist, bigoted and sexist language. He made proposals […]

UC San Diego Health to open Jacobs Medical Center Nov. 20


SAN DIEGO — UC San Diego Health will open Jacobs Medical Center, a 245-bed medical and surgical specialty hospital, Nov. 20, 2016. Named in recognition of $100 million in gifts from Joan and Irwin Jacobs, the 10-story facility combines renowned physician-scientists and care teams, precision medicine, clinical trials and creative arts and culinary offerings to […]

President Obama names recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama named 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant […]

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