NYC expands paid leave policy to include ‘Safe Time’ and ‘Chosen Family’

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Tuesday, the New York City Council passed a law that expands the protections of their paid sick days law to include safe time.  The law means workers who face domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking can take paid time off to care for themselves and loved ones. Additionally, under […]

HRC: ‘Disturbing and sickening’ that Trump ‘jokes’ about Pence wanting to kill LGBTQ people

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), has responded to a report that Donald Trump “joked” about Mike Pence wanting to hang LGBTQ people. HRC President Chad Griffin said of the New Yorker anecdote, “It’s disturbing and sickening that Donald Trump would ‘joke’ about Mike Pence wanting to ‘hang them all’ in reference to […]

SAGE honors friends and supporters of LGBT elders at annual gala

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Monday, SAGE, the nation’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT elders, held its 22nd Annual Awards & Gala, which celebrated SAGE’s national achievements and honored three leaders. SAGE also offered a moving tribute to beloved hero and pioneer Edie Windsor and announced the renaming of SAGE […]

Gloria bill to spur production of middle-income housing in San Diego signed by Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A bill to produce  more units of affordable housing for middle-income earners in the City of San Diego as well as Santa Clara County has been signed into law by California Gov. Jerry Brown. AB 1637, authored by Assemblymember Todd Gloria(D-San Diego), grants new authority to the San Diego Housing Commission and […]

Third and final installment of Quentin Crisp’s autobiography to be published Nov. 21

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – MB Books, LLC, (MB Books) today announced that the third and final installment of Quentin Crisp’s autobiography, The Last Word, will be published worldwide Nov. 21, 2017. The publication date will coincide with the eighteen-year anniversary of Crisp’s passing, which occurred on November 21. The Last Word will be available in […]

San Diego family of six shares its adoption success story (VIDEO)

CBS News 8 – San Diego, CA News Station – KFMB Channel 8 Sunday, San Diego’s CBS News 8 channel aired a local adoption success story featuring two gay dads. Watch the heartwarming story above.

Sen. Kamala Harris to speak, Emmy-winning actress Uzo Aduba to be honored at annual HRC National Dinner

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) have announced that U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris will speak and two-time Emmy Award-winning actress Uzo Aduba will be honored at the 21st annual HRC National Dinner Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at the Washington Convention Center. “Sen. Kamala Harris is a champion of equality who is committed to helping us fight […]

Whitney Houston comes out posthumously

2017 is a year of open but not new revelations about Whitney Houston. Five years ago, on Feb. 11, 2012, Houston was found dead in the bathtub of her Beverly Hilton Hotel room on the eve of the Grammy Awards. Allegations at the time surfaced that pop superstar Whitney Houston was murdered. These allegations flew […]

Rise together at Imperial Valley Pride

A challenge LGBTQ communities face now and in the years ahead is not only specific to policy threats or civil rights obstacles, but in how effectively we can join forces with other communities and rise together as one to fight back to ensure a more fair and equal future for all. Gone are the days […]

Casting Society of America announces international open call for transgender actors

LOS ANGELES, Calif – The Casting Society of America will be hosting an international open call for transgender actors as part of the CSA’s inclusion commitment within the entertainment industry to challenge unconscious bias, empower casting directors to lead the inclusion conversation, and discover, educate, and promote the next generation of extraordinary talent within a […]

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