Nurses condemn latest bill to decimate care

OAKLAND, Calif. — National Nurses United today condemned the renewed effort by Republicans in the United States Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and deny healthcare to millions of low and middle-income Americans. “This last ditch attempt to repeal the ACA poses a mortal threat to the health and wellbeing of patients across the […]

Catholic university rescinds speaking invite to LGBTQ-friendly priest

A popular priest who published a book earlier this year encouraging a bridge between the LGBT community and the Catholic Church, has been disinvited from giving an address at Catholic University’s seminary. The Washington Post reports that The Rev. James Martin has become the target of attacks from right-wing sites since his book “Building a […]

HRC urges ‘No’ vote on new health bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — HRC has responded to the proposed Cassidy-Graham “health care” proposal in the U.S. Senate calling it yet another effort by President Trump and some Senate Republicans to take away health care from millions of Americans. HRC strenuously opposes any attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would harm millions of Americans […]

Canada creates new advisory council to help government develop an apology for injustices faced by LGBTQ2 communities

OTTAWA – The Government of Canada is taking action to apologize for the injustices experienced by LGBTQ2 individuals, their families, partners, and communities as a result of federal legislation, policies, and programs. Today, Member of Parliament Randy Boissonnault, special advisor to the prime minister on LGBTQ2 issues, announced the creation of an advisory council to assist […]

LGBT employment tensions amid Unabomber scare

The Unabomber miniseries on The Discovery Channel has brought back uneasy 1994 memories. Unabomber Ted Kaczynski had sent 14 bombs by the end of 1993 and another deadly bomb in December 1994. I was a government official in the summer of 1994 when Republican North Carolina Sen. Jesse Helms (1921-2008) bashed me in a speech […]

San Diego amateur filmmaker to debut documentary shining a light on homelessness

SAN DIEGO, Calif.  — Local business owner Dennis Stein will debut his documentary “Tony – The Movie,” to jumpstart a community discussion on solutions to the region’s homelessness crisis. The free event at the Observatory North Park will also feature Father Joe’s Villages’ animated short film “Shine” and a performance by a choir of people […]

GLAAD celebrates #BiWeek

NEW YORK, N.Y. – GLAAD today announced its participation in the fourth 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 17 – 24 with September 23 as the official “Celebrate Bisexuality+ Day.” In 2014, GLAAD co-founded […]

‘SAGE Health Storylines’ app gets user-friendly updates

NEW YORK, N.Y. —  Today, National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, SAGE announces updates to its SAGE Health Storylines™ app, which helps older adults and their caregivers make better daily health decisions. “This innovative app is incredibly user-friendly in order to better help older LGBT people nationwide who are living with HIV and AIDS,” says […]

Hep A crisis and needed Hillcrest action

San Diego, Sept. 16  — Letter to the editor: San Diego is facing a massive Hepatitis A epidemic. Seventeen San Diegans have died of this in the last few months. One this morning. Over 400 in hospital. This has been headline news in Time Magazine, the NY Times and Washington Post. HEP A is always […]

Atkins sends 12 bills to Gov. Brown, including landmark housing and LGBTQ-rights legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — On Friday, the last day of the first year of the 2017-2018 legislative session, the California Senate gave final approval to SB 2, legislation authored by Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) that creates a permanent source of funding for affordable housing. SB 2 is part of a landmark package of Senate bills […]

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