Eliza Byard joins Gill Foundation board of directors

The Gill Foundation announced today that Eliza Byard has been appointed to the foundation’s board of directors. The Gill Foundation is one of the nation’s leading funders of efforts to secure LGBTQ equality. Eliza Byard is the executive director of GLSEN, where she has been instrumental in creating safer schools for LGBTQ students. Gill Foundation […]

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, […]

King’s dream of ‘the beloved community’ extends to your community, too

This year is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. It’s a painful and necessary anniversary to remember considering where the country is today. Americans on the margins have the most to lose in a nation now eroding if not dismantling decades-long civil rights gains that allowed full protections […]

Poster exhibition highlights radical history of black lesbian scholar Angela Davis

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — A new exhibition at the GLBT History Museum, 4127 18th St., San Francisco, drawing on rare posters and ephemera from a private collection will highlight the journey of black lesbian activist Angela Davis: from radical scholar, to political prisoner, to revolutionary icon, to public intellectual. Curated by collector Lisbet Tellefsen and […]

HRC announces special guests at Time to THRIVE conference on LGBTQ youth

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) announced LGBTQ advocates and allies who will be special guests and speakers at the organization’s annual Time to THRIVE Conference on February 16-18 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando. They include trans athlete Chris Mosier; Native American dancers Adrian Stevens and Sean Snyder; advocates […]

Rally to support open service for transgender military, fed employees, Jan. 14

SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Organizers of a Jan. 14 Rally for Transgender Open Service are looking to spread the word – and the rally – across the nation to show support for transgender service members after landmark court rulings allowed them to begin enlisting Jan. 1. Department of Defense Federal GLOBE, FEDQ, and the North County LGBTQ […]

Latest ‘LGBT’s In The News’ panel series asks: Who can play?

SAN DIEGO—Live, in-person at Gossip Grill Thursday, January 18, LGBTs In The News with Thom Senzee, in partnership with the You Can Play Project, invite members of the public to a free, groundbreaking conversation about LGBTQ participation in sports and athletics at all levels. “This panel is about the next frontier in the quest for […]

Ben Dillingham’s military items given to Lambda Archives

This last week the late Ben F. Dillingham III, who was a decorated Marine captain and tank commander, had his uniforms, medals, dog tags, etc. presented to the Lambda Archives of San Diego by City Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez. Ben Dillingham, one of San Diego’s most respected LGBT and City Leaders was a proud veteran […]

San Diego Opera and SDSU announce shared ‘Director of Opera’ position

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – San Diego Opera and the SDSU School of Music and Dance have announced a new, shared position between the two organizations. The “Director of Opera” is a full-time, faculty position that will direct SDSU Opera’s Fall production, teach acting and stage movement for singers, and then act as assistant director on […]

California’s LGBTQ laws rated in HRC’s annual State Equality Index

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation in partnership with the Equality Federation, today released its fourth annual national report assessing the status of state legislation affecting LGBTQ equality across America and placing states in one of four categories based on their pro- and anti-LGBTQ state laws. California falls into the category, “Working Toward […]

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