Navy to name ship after gay rights icon Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk Navy

The Navy is set to name a ship after the gay rights icon and San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, according to a report by USNI News. According to the report, the July 14 notification, signed by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, indicated he intended to name a planned Military Sealift Command fleet oiler USNS […]

President Barack Obama delivers a blistering speech at the DNC (VIDEO)

Obama DNC

President Barack Obama delivered an emotional and blistering speech yesterday at the Democratic National Convention which culminated in Hillary Clinton appearing at his side. Obama began with the achievements gained during his presidency :  “After the worst recession in 80 years, we fought our way back.  We’ve seen deficits come down, 401(k)s recover, an auto […]

12 states file brief supporting Obama administration’s guidance on transgender students

Bob Ferguson

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wednesday, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a brief on behalf of 12 states, and the District of Columbia, supporting the recent release by the Departments of Education and Justice of historic guidance advising schools on how to ensure dignity and equal treatment of transgender students in federally-funded schools. California, Connecticut, Delaware, […]

San Diego Marine veteran speaks at DNC: ‘I don’t trust Donald Trump to be Commander-in-Chief’

Kristen

San Diegan Kristen Kavanaugh spoke yesterday at the Democratic National Convention. U.S. Marine veteran Kavanaugh , who served during the military’s era of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, now heads up the Military Acceptance Project, a San Diego-based nonprofit that helps improve inclusiveness in the military. Yesterday she spoke about why she trusts Hillary Clinton to […]

LGBTQ Task Force disappointed with acquittal of police officers charged with Freddie Gray’s murder

Freddie Gray

Baltimore prosecutors have dropped all remaining charges against the six police officers charged with the murder of Freddie Gray. Gray, 25, died after sustaining a neck injury while in police custody in April 2015. Gray’s death became a symbol of the black community’s mistrust of police and triggered days of protests and riots in Baltimore, […]

DNC LGBT photo highlights

California delegate, Terry Schanz, shares his pride with a California/rainbow flag as well as a hat that reads “Making America Gay Again.” Wells Fargo Center. (July 25, 2016)

During yesterday’s LGBT Caucus briefing, at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) it was announced that there are 516 delegates who’ve self-identified as LGBT which includes a record-breaking 28 transgender delegates. That’s 11.5 percent of all delegates. Check out some DNC LGBT photo highlights below:    

Commentary: Transgender servicemembers should ally with vet groups

istock

Now is the time for all good transgender Americans to come to the aid of their country. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter recently announced the military would no longer discriminate against transgender troops. All LGBT troops can serve openly without concerns over expressions of their sexuality. “This is the right thing to do for our […]

LA County urges all sexually active gay men to get vaccinated against Invasive Meningococcal Disease

Meningitis

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health), in conjunction with the County of Orange Health Care Agency and City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, is expanding vaccination recommendations for Invasive Meningococcal Disease to include all gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men […]

Watch: Celebrities release ‘Fight Song’ music video for Hillary Clinton

Fight Song

“Fight Song,” produced by Elizabeth Banks, Bruce Cohen and Mike Thompkins, features actors, musicians and supporters singing their support for Hillary Clinton to Rachel Platten’s Fight Song, that aired during the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The a cappella video is inspired by the Pitch Perfect films, which are produced by Banks. Watch the video above.

Hillary Clinton formally receives Democratic presidential nomination

Hillary

Hillary Clinton was formally named the Democratic nominee for president at her party’s convention in Philadelphia Tuesday, making her the first woman ever to top a major party’s ticket for the White House. The former senator and secretary of state locked up the necessary delegates to become the nominee in early June,  but it wasn’t […]

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