Advancing an AIDS-free generation by accelerating children’s treatment

White House World Aids Day Saturday

From the Office of Science and Technology Policy Blog: Earlier this month, at an event co-hosted by the Office of First Lady Michelle Obama at the African Leaders Summit, several new steps towards advancing the President’s goal of an AIDS-free generation were announced. The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Children’s [...]

‘Standing up for my gay brother’s rights’

Craig and Brandon

A brother writes how through his business he found a way to stand up and support LGBT rights. When my brother (Craig Ramsay) first confided in me that he was gay it really didn’t come as a surprise. If you truly know someone, as one would know their brother, you’ll already know these types of [...]

Equality California endorses Rep. Peters

Scott Peters -- endorsed by EQCA

SAN DIEGO – Equality California, the largest statewide LGBT advocacy organization, endorsed Rep. Scott Peters for re-election to Congress yesterday, joining a variety of other LGBT leaders who are backing Peters’ candidacy in the CA-52 district. “I’m proud of this endorsement and for Equality California’s recognition of my long and strong record of standing up for [...]

HRC: Origins of Internet transphobia originating from Capitol Hill should be investigated

Transgender Flag

WASHINGTON –– Today the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) condemned the alleged use of taxpayer-provided equipment on Capitol Hill to spread intolerance over the Internet. Reports that transphobic edits of a Wikipedia site for the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” were made anonymously from IP addresses linked to Congressional office buildings are “deeply troubling,” [...]

Ice bucket challenge comes home: A real life look at a gay couple facing ALS


This story, first posted on, is about Jose Cofino — founder of BeyondALS and how he and his partner are facing ALS together. My partner of 16 years, Ben Trust and I figured we would live a long life together. We were both healthy, regulars at the gym, and also loved to hike. We [...]

Florida marriage ban ruled unconstitutional by federal court


Today U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle ruled against Florida’s constitutional amendment banning marriage equality, making the Sunshine State the latest to see such a ban struck down in federal court since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its historic marriage rulings last June.  In Brenner v. Scott, the private attorneys sued the state on behalf [...]

City Council overrides mayor’s veto of minimum wage increase

Todd Gloria  Photo: Sam Hodgson

The San Diego City Council voted 6-2 Monday to override Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s veto of the minimum wage increase and earned sick leave ordinance which will now go into effect Jan. 1, 2015. “The veto has been overridden,” declared Council President Todd Gloria after the vote, adding that this will “boost wages for 172,000 San [...]

Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of San Diego County endorses Scott Peters

Scott Peters

SAN DIEGO — The Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of San Diego County  has announced the endorsement of  Rep. Scott Peters, becoming the latest in a string of public-safety organizations to back Peters’ re-election campaign. “I couldn’t be prouder of this endorsement, especially given that the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association has such a bipartisan record of supporting both [...]

Kristin Chenoweth joins HRC’s Americans for Marriage Equality campaign (VIDEO)

Kristin Chenoweth

WASHINGTON – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released a video ad featuring Emmy and Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth for the group’s Americans for Marriage Equality campaign. In the video, Chenoweth states, “The bottom line is that regardless of how you were made or who you love, you should be able to get married if you want [...]

Anti-LGBT extremist Scott Lively qualifies for ballot in Massachusetts gubernatorial election

Scott Lively

The Boston Globe has reported that the infamous anti-LGBT extremist Scott Lively qualified to be on the ballot as an independent candidate for the Massachusetts gubernatorial election this fall.  Well-known for his anti-LGBT advocacy in Uganda, Russia, and elsewhere around the world, Lively submitted the necessary paperwork and collected the required 10,000 certified signatures, according [...]

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