Ex-Marine launches tech company for the transgender community


Meet a former decorated Marine who is leveraging Silicon Valley to establish the first all-inclusive online resource for Transgender Americans. Born Mark Marquis, Kris (short for “Kristen,” her chosen name) grew up in a suburban town outside of Houston, Texas in the 1970s, 80s, and early 90s, where one didn’t question something as taboo as feeling gender […]

California Legislature passes ‘All-Gender’ Restroom Bill


SACRAMENTO, Calif.–The California Legislature passed a bill Monday that would establish the nation’s most inclusive restroom access law. Assembly Bill (AB) 1732 was authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) and sponsored by Equality California, the Transgender Law Center and California National Organization of Women (NOW).  If signed into law, the bill would require single-occupancy […]

Surrogacy Parentage Protection Act passes legislature and heads to governor’s desk

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Assembly Bill 2349 by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) Monday passed the Assembly on concurrence and now heads to the desk of Governor Jerry Brown. This measure would protect parents of children conceived through surrogacy in California – including many same-sex couples who rely on reproductive assistance to form their families – […]

San Diego Human Dignity Foundation raises $30,000 for local LGBT seniors

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SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF) and the San Diego LGBT Community Center (The Center) hosted the popular “Reunion on the Bay” fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 6, 2015 on the Bay View Lawn at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina at 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. Proceeds from the […]

Judge blocks federal guidance on transgender students

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A federal judge has decided to issue an injunction on guidance provided to school districts by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice regarding the civil rights of transgender students. In Texas v. United States, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor blocked the Department of Justice from enforcing the guidance that clarifies transgender students have a right to be […]

Celebrities unite for Orlando tragedy victims


HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Last Friday, the onePULSE Foundation hosted a benefit for the Orlando tragedy victims at the NeueHouse in Hollywood. During the star-studded event, guests were treated to special performances by Stevie Wonder, Jessie J, and LP; special remarks by Pulse nightclub owner Barbara Poma, will.i.am, and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti; and a special […]

AFGE applauds ruling affirming bathroom rights for transgender workers

The American Federation of Government Employees is applauding the federal government's announcement that transgender federal workers must be able to use restrooms that correspond to their gender identity. AFGE represents 670,000 federal and D.C. government employees nationwide. (PRNewsFoto/AFGE)

WASHINGTON — The largest union of federal government employees is applauding the federal government’s announcement that transgender federal workers must be able to use restrooms that correspond to their gender identity. The American Federation of Government Employees said the Aug. 18 memo from the General Services Administration affirms recent decisions by the Equal Employment Opportunity […]

FEMPRENEUR.XYZ: First-of-its-kind resource for trans women and non-binary femme entrepreneurs launched


Pipeline Angels, a network of women investors that’s changing the face of angel investing and creating more capital for women social entrepreneurs, has announced the first program of its kind, FEMPRENEUR.XYZ: Trans Women and Non-Binary Femme Entrepreneurs Workshop & Clinic. Pipeline Angels has teamed up with Goodwin, a global 50 law firm with a history […]

Campus Pride releases annual ‘Best of the Best’ Top 30 list of the LGBTQ-friendly campuses across the nation

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Campus Pride announced today it’s 2016 “Best of the Best” Top 30 list of LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. For eight years, the listing has highlighted the most LGBTQ-inclusive colleges and universities when it comes to policy, program and practice in higher education. Campus Pride chose thirty campuses to highlight this year based […]

Youth cyberbullying most common among current or former friends and dating partners


SEATTLE — Youth cyberbullying is dramatically more likely to occur between current or former friends and dating partners than between students who were never friends or in a romantic relationship, suggests a new study that will be presented at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA). “A common concern regarding cyberbullying is […]

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