HRC to honor transgender advocate Gavin Grimm at Time to THRIVE conference on LGBTQ youth

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) has  announced that it will honor transgender advocate Gavin Grimm with an Upstander Award at the organization’s annual Time to THRIVE Conference on February 16-18 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando. The conference is co-presented by the National Education Association and the American Counseling […]

LGBT rights groups mourn the passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Ed Lee,  the first Asian American mayor of San Francisco, died early Tuesday after a heart attack. Lee was 65. “We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Mayor Lee was a tireless advocate for LGBTQ equality who worked to make San Francisco a stronger, more […]

Pride Community Advisory Council meets for first time

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — During last year’s controversial firing of San Diego LGBT Pride Executive Director Stephen Whitburn, the board of directors of San Diego LGBT Pride faced board meetings that were packed with hundreds of concerned community leaders and members who felt that the board was not listening to the community and that they […]

Covered California’s Dec. 15 deadline nears to get health coverage by Jan. 1

As the calendar turns to 2018, Covered California is ringing the Christmas bell that a wonderful gift awaits most people who sign up for health insurance by Dec. 15 — lower prices. A new analysis finds that the net monthly premiums for the 85 percent of Covered California enrollees who get financial help — the […]

The largest gay and lesbian car club on the West Coast invites new members

Great Autos of Yesteryear is the largest gay and lesbian car club on the West Coast with almost 1,000 members, owning over 2,600 cars. This diverse organization was formed in 1983 by veteran car collectors Ted Davidson and Herb Rothman who, though active in other clubs, felt the gay community should have a club all […]

AIDS Services Foundation Orange County to become Radiant Health Centers

IRVINE, Calif.–AIDS Services Foundation Orange County, a local organization that has helped people living with HIV and those at risk for over 32 years, has adopted a new name, Radiant Health Centers. The change takes effect immediately. “While our name has changed, our caring and compassion has not,” said Phil Yaeger, CEO of Radiant Health […]

Should the sins of our spouses fall on us?

Democratic Senate President Stanley C.  Rosenberg, 68, looked heartbroken, shocked and devastated during an impromptu press conference outside of his office at the State House where he publicly addressed allegations that his spouse, Bryon Hefner, 38, groped and assaulted four men who do business before the Senate. ‘’My heart goes out to anyone who may […]

Up to 400 communities across nation hold national ‘I Am Jazz’ day of readings

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thursday, in up to 400 communities across the country, thousands of parents, educators and allies stood in solidarity with transgender and non-binary youth by hosting school and community readings of I Am Jazz, a children’s book by transgender teen trailblazer and HRC Youth Ambassador Jazz Jennings. The unprecedented demonstration of support for trans […]

San Diego Hardware celebrates 125 years in business

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — San Diego Hardware, offering the largest selection of decorative hardware in San Diego, celebrated 125 years in business Friday with a ceremony, a party for the public and recognition from the mayor and city officials who declared this “San Diego Hardware Day.” Founded in 1892 on Dec. 8 in San Diego, […]

HRC releases 2018 Buyer’s Guide just in time for holiday shopping season

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the holiday shopping season kicks off, equality-minded shoppers can stand with companies who stand with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community by using the new Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s popular consumer guide to hundreds of American companies to choose brands and retail outlets committed to LGBTQ-inclusive workplace […]

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