Virginia governor vetoes anti-LGBTQ ‘License to Discriminate’ bills

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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has  vetoed Senate Bill (SB 1324) and House Bill (HB) 2025 — discriminatory legislation seeking to give taxpayer-funded agencies and service providers a license to discriminate against LGBTQ people under the guise of religion. SB 1324 and HB 2025 sought to allow taxpayer-funded organizations, like homeless shelters and adoption agencies, a […]

Academics and experts respond and debunk go-to anti-equality ‘Expert’

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Yesterday, nearly 600 academic and medical experts responded to essays written by Dr. Paul McHugh, an psychologist who has never performed any research on gender and sexual orientation, but who has become the go-to “expert” for anti-equality forces. McHugh’s writings have been cited by anti-LGBTQ, and in particular anti-transgender, activists in courthouses and state legislatures. […]

Students propose solutions to critical health issues at annual hackathon

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SAN DIEGO — From virtual reality to crowdsourcing ideas, participants at UC Health Hack 2017 combined creativity and problem-solving to create projects addressing critical issues in health systems and global health. The 181 participants focused on one of two tracks: health care delivery or refugee health. UC Health Hack 2017, the third annual interdisciplinary health-focused […]

The City: Top to Bottom

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thursday, march 23 Brian Posehn Brian Posehn has been busy for a while. As a writer/actor/stand-up comic he doesn’t have a ton of down time. Brian has most recently been seen on the acclaimed Netflix show, Lady Dynamite and FX’s You’re The Worst and in his recurring roles on The Big Bang Theory and New […]

The Center to host ‘Queer, LGB and Trans People of Color Mixer’ April 1

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SAN DIEGO — Join The Center for the next Queer, LGB and Trans People of Color Mixer Saturday, April 1 from 6-9 p.m. For a $5 donation, guests will enjoy drinks, dancing and mingling. Partners are welcome and the event is open to those 21 years and older. For more information contact Carolina Ramos at […]

Cheli Mohamed returns to The San Diego LGBT Community Center to head volunteer services

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SAN DIEGO — The San Diego LGBT Community Center has announced that Araceli (Cheli) Mohamed has returned to The Center as Director of Volunteer Services and Community Leadership Development. From 1995-2000, Mohamed served in various administrative and programmatic roles at The Center. Most recently, she was the chief operations officer of the United States Police […]

Obamacare achievements celebrated as Republican-led Congress considers hastily concocted Trumpcare

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WASHINGTON, D.C.,—The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund is celebrating the 7th anniversary of the enactment of Obamacare with a call to action urging members of Congress to stop Trumpcare, the so-called American Health Care Act, a bill that if made law would deprive tens of millions of quality affordable health care. “The Affordable Care […]

LGBT data collection legislation passes first committee

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Assembly Bill 677, a proposal by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) that would help ensure California public policy meets the needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) communities, Wednesday passed unanimously out of the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee. “We need real data to better understand the obstacles facing […]

Lambda Legal announces 2017 National Liberty Awards honorees

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NEW YORK – Wednesday, Lambda Legal, the nation’s oldest and largest LGBT legal organization, announced Larry Kramer and Javier Muñoz as this year’s Liberty Award honorees. The Liberty Awards National Dinner honors advocates, activists and allies in the fight for LGBT equality. Larry Kramer will receive the Kevin Cathcart Community Legacy Award, an award named […]

HB2 one year later: NC GOP Leadership refuse to allow clean up or down vote on full HB2 repeal

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WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Equality North Carolina have slammed North Carolina’s Republican leadership for their continued refusal to allow a clean up or down vote on the full repeal of HB2. Signed into law a year ago tomorrow by former Governor Pat McCrory — who lost his bid for re-election over […]

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