Advancing an AIDS-free generation by accelerating children’s treatment

White House World Aids Day Saturday

From the Office of Science and Technology Policy Blog: Earlier this month, at an event co-hosted by the Office of First Lady Michelle Obama at the African Leaders Summit, several new steps towards advancing the President’s goal of an AIDS-free generation were announced. The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Children’s [...]

Equality California endorses Rep. Peters

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SAN DIEGO – Equality California, the largest statewide LGBT advocacy organization, endorsed Rep. Scott Peters for re-election to Congress yesterday, joining a variety of other LGBT leaders who are backing Peters’ candidacy in the CA-52 district. “I’m proud of this endorsement and for Equality California’s recognition of my long and strong record of standing up for [...]

HRC: Origins of Internet transphobia originating from Capitol Hill should be investigated

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WASHINGTON –– Today the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) condemned the alleged use of taxpayer-provided equipment on Capitol Hill to spread intolerance over the Internet. Reports that transphobic edits of a Wikipedia site for the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” were made anonymously from IP addresses linked to Congressional office buildings are “deeply troubling,” [...]

Florida marriage ban ruled unconstitutional by federal court

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Today U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle ruled against Florida’s constitutional amendment banning marriage equality, making the Sunshine State the latest to see such a ban struck down in federal court since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its historic marriage rulings last June.  In Brenner v. Scott, the private attorneys sued the state on behalf [...]

City Council overrides mayor’s veto of minimum wage increase

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The San Diego City Council voted 6-2 Monday to override Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s veto of the minimum wage increase and earned sick leave ordinance which will now go into effect Jan. 1, 2015. “The veto has been overridden,” declared Council President Todd Gloria after the vote, adding that this will “boost wages for 172,000 San [...]

City of San Diego honors Jason Mraz for humanitarian work

If you are like most San Diegans, Aug. 19 started off like most days in the city; a thick marine layered haze slowly burned off by mid-morning sun. But for San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, singer Jason Mraz and a lucky handful of onlookers the day that started out like most finished as Jason Mraz [...]

Mural highlighting achievements of the local LGBT community unveiled at Hillcrest Wells Fargo

LGBT, civil and human rights activist, Stuart Milk joined a host of other dignitaries Friday to unveil and dedicate a new mural at Wells Fargo Bank’s Hillcrest branch that depicts some of the major achievements of the local LGBT community. The design of the mural features key figures, organizations and events central to the LGBT [...]

Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of San Diego County endorses Scott Peters

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SAN DIEGO — The Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of San Diego County  has announced the endorsement of  Rep. Scott Peters, becoming the latest in a string of public-safety organizations to back Peters’ re-election campaign. “I couldn’t be prouder of this endorsement, especially given that the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association has such a bipartisan record of supporting both [...]

Anti-LGBT extremist Scott Lively qualifies for ballot in Massachusetts gubernatorial election

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The Boston Globe has reported that the infamous anti-LGBT extremist Scott Lively qualified to be on the ballot as an independent candidate for the Massachusetts gubernatorial election this fall.  Well-known for his anti-LGBT advocacy in Uganda, Russia, and elsewhere around the world, Lively submitted the necessary paperwork and collected the required 10,000 certified signatures, according [...]

What it means to be LGBT in India (VIDEO)

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INDIA — The Indian gay community is seeking to tell its story of marginalization, repression, stigma and discrimination to help inform the public and help lawmakers decide on repealing a law that criminalizes same-sex relations for being “unnatural.” Members of the community have formed “The Gaysi Family” platform in an attempt to gather stories of [...]

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