Mayor Faulconer, Councilmember Gloria to hoist first-ever Pride flags at City Hall

1 San Diego Pride

Celebrating diversity and inclusiveness in the heart of San Diego City Hall, Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Councilmember Todd Gloria will join San Diego LGBT Pride to raise the first Pride flags at City Hall, Tuesday, July 7 at 12 p.m. to commemorate the day as San Diego LGBT Pride Day and celebrate the 41st anniversary [...]

AIDS Walk Team Leader Workshops begin July 9

AIDS Walk

Teams are now forming for AIDS Walk & Run San Diego. The Center invites all current team leaders, and anyone interested in forming a team, to attend their upcoming Team Leader Workshops to get inspired and receive the latest organizing information to bolster your efforts. Upcoming workshops will take place at The Center, 3909 Centre [...]

Getaway driver in Hillcrest robbery sentenced to one year in jail, then released

San Diego Superior Court

The getaway driver in 11 robberies and attempted holdups in Hillcrest, Ocean Beach, Golden Hill and elsewhere was sentenced July 1 to one year in jail. Benjamin Hernandez, 24, of National City, was released because his jail credits totaled 1,028 days as he received credit for good behavior while in jail since his arrest nearly [...]

Equality California endorses Todd Gloria and Chris Ward

Todd Gloria and Chris Ward

LOS ANGELES –  Equality California announced Wednsday that it will endorse San Diego City Councilmember Todd Gloria for California Assembly District 78, José Cisneros for re-election as San Francisco treasurer and Chris Ward to replace Gloria as councilmember for San Diego City Council District 3. EQCA ma kes early endorsements of exceptional LGBT candidates in [...]

The advantage that dare not speak its name

Helping Others

The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn state bans on same-sex marriage spawned vigorous commentary on both sides. It also launched another round of analysis into how support for marriage equality grew so much faster than other civil rights movements. Most focus on the importance of coming out, personal conversations, the power of social media and [...]

HRC’s ‘Time to THRIVE’ 2016 conference supporting LGBTQ youth to be held in Dallas

Time to Thrive 2016

WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, in partnership with the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA), has announced that it will be holding its nationally-acclaimed Time to THRIVE conference for educators and youth-serving professionals at the Marriott Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center outside Dallas from February 12 – [...]

Episcopal Church votes to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples

Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church voted July 1  to allow clergy to preside over religious ceremonies for same-sex couples as of Nov. 1. According to the Episcopal News Service the Episcopal House of Deputies concurred with the House of Bishops’ approval the day before of a canonical change eliminating language defining marriage as between a man and [...]

San Diego Border Patrol shows Pride at first official LGBT event

Border Patrol

SAN DIEGO, Calif.—For the first time, members of the United States Border Patrol, San Diego Sector, held an LGBT Heritage Event at their regional headquarters in Chula Vista, Calif., Tuesday, June 30. More than 100 people attended the standing-room only event. The theme, “Color Our World with Pride,” included speakers Laura Duffy, U.S. Attorney for [...]

Federal Judge in Alabama: Marriage equality must begin in every county. Now.

Alabama--

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) put the spotlight on a new and crystal-clear order from Judge Callie V.S. Granade, a federal judge in Alabama, declaring in a matter argued by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) that all probate judges in the state must begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples [...]

California’s landmark Smartphone Theft Bill takes effect today

people using cellphone

SACRAMENTO – California’s landmark legislation requiring all new smartphones sold in California to come pre-equipped with kill switch technology takes effect today. SB 962, authored by Sen. Mark Leno and sponsored by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, prompts every consumer to enable a kill switch during the initial setup of a new smartphone. The [...]

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