Immigration Equality appoints new executive director

Caroline Dessert

NEW YORK— Immigration Equality, the nation’s leading organization providing direct representation and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV-positive asylum seekers, announced today they have appointed Caroline Dessert as their new executive director. Dessert is a lifetime advocate for social justice. She is a queer Latina originally from El Centro, Calif., a community on [...]

Actor Mark Ruffalo drops support of Brazilian presidential candidate over same-sex marriage

Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo, the American Actor best known for his roles as Bruce Banner/the Hulk in The Avengers, Terry Prescott in You Can Count On Me and his Academy Award-nominated performance as Paul in The Kids Are Alright, has publicly withdrawn his support of Marina Silva, the Brazilian pro-environmentalist presidential candidate, according to a report on [...]

KGTV10News Civility Project gives DeMaio ad ‘F’ (VIDEO)


SAN DIEGO — The new Carl DeMaio TV ad has been given a grade of ‘F’ by the 10News Civility Project, which analyzes political ads for truth and accuracy. “On truth, relevance and civility, the group gives this ad an F,” 10News anchor Virginia Cha told the station’s viewers. Watch the 10News segment  above. “I [...]

Jerry Brown signs first bill in the country to expand supply chain for LGBT business owners


SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a historic bill that will result in new opportunities for certified businesses owned by those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender—a law that came about through testimony and advocacy by the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Brown’s action means public utilities in the [...]

HRC: Why America needs marriage equality now

Marriage equality

WASHINGTON – The question of when the Supreme Court of the United States will take up a marriage equality case is now front and center, as cases from five states are currently pending before the justices and more than 70 cases challenging state marriage bans are working their way through the court system across the [...]

Gay mobile apps a dual-edged sword for travelers outside the U.S.


For gay men traveling abroad, mobile apps like SCRUFF, Grindr and Manjam are the new, arguably sexual, calling card for like-minded people looking for hook-ups, social interactions and new acquaintances in foreign lands. But for others, especially in countries that are hostile to the gay experience, these sites are a mixed blessing, reports David Crary [...]

‘Pride By The Beach’ comes to Oceanside Oct. 11

Pride by the Beach

The North County LGBTQ Resource Center will celebrate its seventh Pride By The Beach event  Oct. 11, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This year for the first time Pride By The Beach will be held in downtown of Oceanside by the Civic Center and Pier View way. The event is free for everyone to [...]

The AFA and California Cryobank host educational gatherings about getting pregnant for gay women in California

American Fertility Federation

The American Fertility Association (AFA) and California Cryobank announced today their Gay Women’s Gathering –Evening on Lesbian Pregnancy series will continue with two events this October. The national series makes its return to California with one event coming to Oakland Oct. 8, followed by a second event to be held in West Hollywood Oct. 28. [...]

Sierra Club San Diego endorses Scott Peters

Scott Peters

SAN DIEGO — Sierra Club San Diego has endorsed Rep. Scott Peters for re-election, saying Peters “has spent his entire career protecting the environment.” Sierra Club San Diego cited Peters’ work on a variety of environmental issues ranging from combating the impacts of climate change to increasing funding for wildfire preparedness. Peters currently chairs the [...]

HRC condemns transphobic ad in Minneapolis paper


Yesterday the largest newspaper in Minneapolis, the Star-Tribune, ran an ad placed by the anti-LGBT organization Minnesota Child Protection League. The ad was placed in an attempt to influence the Minnesota High School League’s upcoming ruling on whether to allow transgender athletes to play on teams according to their identified gender, a policy that would [...]

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