DOL issues regulations ensuring federal contractors comply with LGBTQ non-discrimination protections

Thomas Perez

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued final regulations implementing President Obama’s executive order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces. Among its provisions, the regulations will help to ensure companies contracting with the federal government comply with non-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity. “Federal contracts should deliver value for taxpayers in a way […]

California Senate approves resolution urging passage of Federal Equality Act

David Chiu 4

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—With the nation still mourning the hate-fueled massacre in Orlando, a resolution by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) urging Congress to pass the Equality Act was approved late yesterday by the California State Senate. Despite the 2015 United States Supreme Court ruling in support of marriage equality, no federal law establishes discrimination protections for […]

Juneau Assembly passes LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance

Juneau City Hall

JUNEAU, Alaska – Monday night, the Juneau Assembly voted 8 to 1 in favor of a city ordinance prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations based on sexual orientation or gender identity, along with race, color, age, religion, sex, familial status, disability, or national origin. Juneau is the second major city in Alaska to […]

Trump delays immigration speech

Donald Trump

Donald Trump has postponed a major immigration speech he was set to deliver Thursday in Colorado as his campaign continues to fine-tune his immigration policy, reports CNN. Trump said in an interview Monday morning that he wants to “come up with a really fair, but firm” immigration policy and then followed this up with a […]

Drunk driving prevention bill wins Senate approval

Bartender is stirring cocktails on bar counter

SAN DIEGO – Legislation by California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to require all restaurant and bar employees who sell or serve alcoholic beverages to undergo Responsible Beverage Service training was approved by the State Senate on a unanimous 36-2 vote today. It now returns to the Assembly for final consideration. Assembly Bill 2121 will make responsible beverage training mandatory […]

HRC responds to Trump’s ‘foreign policy’ speech

Donald Trump

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) today responded to Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech delivered Monday in which Trump said people should take a test before being allowed to immigrate to the United States. “In the Cold War, we had an ideological screening test,” Trump said to a crowd in Youngstown, Ohio. “The time is overdue […]

Bud Light launches new campaign to remove labels from people (VIDEO)

Bud Light

Bud Light Party debuted “Labels” today – its newest ad featuring Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen – in support of everyone’s right to be whoever they want to be. The spot highlights how all Bud Light drinkers are the same- noting that gender identity is a spectrum and no matter where you fall, everyone sits […]

LGBT military equality champion Aaron Belkin to be honored at AMPA West Coast Gala in San Diego

Aaron Belkin

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the American Military Partner Association (AMPA), the nation’s largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) military families, announced that Aaron Belkin will be honored with the AMPA Distinguished Leadership Award at the inaugural AMPA West Coast Gala on Saturday, September 17, 2016, in San Diego, Calif. At the incredible […]

San Diego delegation to attend Harvey Milk Navy ship naming ceremony

USNS Harvey Milk

Tuesday, Aug. 16, City Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez will lead a San Diego delegation to San Francisco for the official naming ceremony of the Harvey Milk Navy ship to be built and dedicated in San Diego. Among the San Diego delegation will be Councilman Todd Gloria, Ben Dillingham III, (Member of the San Diego County […]

CDC survey shows LGBTQ youth face high rates of violence and bullying


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released a nationwide survey of high school students, which found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual young people are far more likely to experience violence and bullying, and attempt suicide, than their heterosexual peers. This year marked the first time the biannual Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) […]

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