Museum of Photographic Arts brings Human Rights Watch Film Festival to San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Calif.— For the eighth year, the Museum of Photographic Arts presents a weekend of dynamic films and inspiring conversations at the annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival from February 1 – 4, 2018. Filmmakers and Human Rights Watch experts will be present at each screening to discuss many of the issues raised by […]

UC San Diego named nation’s No. 1 surf-friendly school by Surfer Magazine

Surfer Magazine has ranked the University of California San Diego as the No. 1 college in the country revered by many surfers for high academic standards, illustrious alumni and nearness to quality surf. With a nationally-ranked surf team, UC San Diego has consistently been named a top school for surfing by other media in addition to Surfer, such as Transworld […]

Thousands of LGBTQ activists, allies to attend Creating Change Conference in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  The National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change Conference is celebrating its 30th year and takes place Wednesday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, Jan. 28 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. The Creating Change Conference is the foremost political, leadership, and skills-building conference for the LGBTQ social justice movement, convening over 3,500 […]

New LGBT report and ad: Impact of patchwork of nondiscrimination protections (VIDEO)

DENVER, Colo.—Today, the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) launched a new report, LGBT Policy Spotlight: Public Accommodations Nondiscrimination Laws, that provides a comprehensive overview of the patchwork of federal, state, and local protections against discrimination in public spaces. The report is released in partnership with the Equality Federation Institute, Freedom for All Americans, and the National Center for […]

Department of Education dismisses complaints from transgender students

The Department of Education Office for Civil Rights has determined it does not have jurisdiction over responding to discrimination on the basis of gender identity. This approach has led the office to dismiss multiple complaints by transgender students. The department’s Office for Civil Rights has told at least three transgender students that it is no […]

New study showcases the power of LGBTQ-themed ads

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Hornet today released its first ever research with Nielsen around the efficacy of LGBTQ-themed branded advertising on the LGBTQ consumer. The custom study, which Hornet commissioned from Nielsen in 2017, examines advertising content across various industries including consumer packaged goods, hospitality, automotive and banking. “With this study, we hope to help brands […]

Equality California 2017 Legislative Scorecard demonstrates impact of advocacy of Sacramento and Washington, D.C.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Equality California’s Legislative Scorecard for 2017, rates lawmakers in both Sacramento and Washington, D.C. on how they voted on Equality California’s highest priority legislation. “For the first time ever, our scorecard shows the strength of our advocacy not only in the California Legislature, but also in Congress,” said Rick Zbur, executive director of […]

Chelsea Manning files to run for US Senate

Chelsea Manning, a transgender former U.S. Army soldier imprisoned for seven years after being convicted of leaking classified military documents to WikiLeaks, has filed papers to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland as a Democrat. ABC News reports that Chelsea Elizabeth Manning filed her candidacy papers on Thursday. Manning is challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. […]

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is not just a federal holiday, it’s also meant to be a national day of service — a time for action. “You can have a person in your own house that needs help. Your neighbor needs help. That is the whole premise,” said Carmen Coya van-Duijn with the King Center […]

The Amazon Trail: Zipline Vegas

She’s going on a zipline in Las Vegas. That’s what my sweetheart announced this morning. It gets worse. She said the zipline goes over city streets and buildings—and here I was envisioning a sweet pastoral zip across raging river rapids and sharp rocks. Now I only have to worry about her colliding with concrete, metal, […]

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