Equality Florida endorses gun violence prevention policies

Gun Control

ORLANDO, Fla. – Friday, Equality Florida made a significant policy announcement to formally endorse common sense gun violence prevention policies in response to the hate-fueled attack in Orlando this past June, targeting the LGBTQ community at Pulse nightclub’s Latin night. The announcement includes a position paper detailing the deep history of hate violence against the […]

Commentary: My role in the Clinton impeachment

Floor proceedings of the U.S. Senate during the trial of President Bill Clinton in 1999.

I had an exciting front row seat to the sexual scandal that led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton in 1998. The 2016 presidential campaign reminds me of the Clinton/Lewinsky affair and my long days and late nights at my Capitol Hill office. Just before the sordid sexual scandal broke, a female colleague at […]

UC San Diego is world’s seventh best public university, according to Times Higher Education

Photo by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications

The University of California San Diego has been ranked the seventh best public university across the globe by Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In its 2016–17 report, the London-based publication named UC San Diego 22nd in the United States and 41st internationally. “We are pleased UC San Diego is recognized worldwide as a leading research […]

Jill Soloway and Freeform to receive Outfest Legacy Awards

Jill Soloway

LOS ANGELES  – Outfest, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen, announced Friday that it will honor Golden Globe and two-time Emmy Award–winning writer-director Jill Soloway (“Transparent,” Afternoon Delight) and Freeform, the Disney|ABC Television Group network, at the 2016 Legacy Awards on Sunday, October 23rd. […]

Governor signs bill giving San Diego County more flexibility in Health and Human Services

California Gov. Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO—Gov. Jerry Brown Thursday signed AB 2568, a bill authored by Assembly Speaker Emeritus Toni G. Atkins that authorizes the County of San Diego to be designated as an integrated Health and Human Services Agency. San Diego County has been running an integrated agency overseeing all health and human-services departments since 1998. It has worked […]

Trump expands his team of ‘anti-LGBT’ advisers as he receives endorsement from Ted Cruz

Santorum 2

Ted Cruz finally announced his endorsement of Donald Trump late Friday in a Facebook post writing, “After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump.” “I am greatly honored by the endorsement of Senator Cruz,” […]

San Diego Opera announces community partnerships for ‘Soldier Songs’

Soldier Songs

SAN DIEGO – San Diego Opera will be presenting David T. Little’s opera Soldier Songs in November (opens Nov. 11 on Veterans Day for three performances as part of the Shiley dētour Series). This important contemporary opera explores the cost of war on the psyche of the individual soldier and is the inaugural performance of […]

HRC Equidad MX: Global workplace equality program launches in Mexico

LGBT Mexico

WASHINGTON – Thursday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation  joined with Francisco Robledo of Alianza por la Diversidad e Inclusión Laboral (ADIL) and Fernando Velazquez of FVConsulting – Consultores en Diversidad e Inclusion, S.C to officially launch HRC Equidad MX: Global Workplace Equality Program, a groundbreaking new program that will work to promote LGBTQ workplace […]

Barbara Boxer endorses Mara Elliott for San Diego City Attorney

Barbara Boxer and Mara Elliott

SAN DIEGO – Mara Elliott’s campaign for City Attorney announced Thursday the endorsement of United States Sen. Barbara Boxer. Sen. Boxer said: “Mara Elliott has dedicated her career to standing up for working people, protecting our environment, and strengthening neighborhood services. I’m proud to endorse Mara Elliott for San Diego City Attorney.” Boxer’s support further consolidates Democrats […]

New CDC research further illuminate the risk of syphilis among gay and bisexual men

CA Syphilis Rate Graphic 9.20.16

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data show a 15 percent increase in the number of syphilis infections from 2013 to 2014 alone. Two new studies presented at the 2016 STD Prevention Conference suggest that syphilis is taking a particularly severe toll on gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM), […]

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