Big win for abortion rights at the Supreme Court

Supreme Court

In a 5-3 decision Monday, the Supreme Court struck down two abortion restrictions in a Texas law, known as HB 2, that would have shut down dozens of clinics across the state. It mandated that abortions take place in ambulatory surgical centers, or mini hospitals, instead of regular clinics. The ruling in Whole Woman’s Health […]

Pope says LGBTQ people deserve an apology

Pope Francis

Pope Francis said Sunday that LGBTQ people and all those people marginalized by the church deserve an apology. The apology from Pope Francis came in response to a question about recent comments from German Cardinal Reinhard Marx, who said that in the wake of the tragic shooting in Orlando, the church owed an apology to […]

Secretary Jewell applauds President Obama’s designation of Stonewall National Monument

Sally Jewell

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has applauded President Obama’s historic designation of the Stonewall National Monument, the first national monument that honors the history of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in the United States. Friday’s designation permanently protects the site that played a pivotal role in the nation’s LGBT […]

Mayor Kevin Faulconer and other community leaders to celebrate opening of new substance abuse treatment facility in Hillcrest 6/29

BLVD Treatment Center San Diego

Mayor Kevin Faulconer, former Mayor Jerry Sanders, City Commissioner Nicole Murray-Ramirez, District 3 Councilman Elect Chris Ward and City Commissioner Susan Jester will gather June 29 to officially open BLVD Treatment Centers’ new Hillcrest location. BLVD Treatment Centers’ CEO Stampp Corbin and Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Lauren Costine will also be present at the commemorative […]

Pentagon to announce end to transgender military ban July 1

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The Pentagon plans to announce the repeal of its ban on transgender service members July 1, reports USA Today. The controversial decision would end nearly a year of internal wrangling among the services on how to allow those troops to serve openly. According to the report top personnel officials plan to meet as early as […]

President’s Weekly Address: Designating Stonewall National Monument

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Friday, June 24, President Obama designated the Stonewall National Monument – the first national monument dedicated to telling the story of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community’s struggle for equal rights. In this week’s address, the President talked about the importance of preserving and sharing this significant part of the American […]

Presidential Proclamation — Establishment of the Stonewall National Monument

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The White House today issued a proclamation by the president regarding the Establishment of the Stonewall National Monument. Christopher Park, a historic community park located immediately across the street from the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City (City), is a place for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community […]

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene introduce resolution to designate June 26, as ‘LGBT Equality Day’

Tammy Baldwin and Suzan DelBene

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) introduced a resolution to designate June 26, as “LGBT Equality Day,” honoring the anniversary of three significant victories won at the U.S. Supreme Court for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. “America should celebrate the progress we have made to pass […]

President Obama designates Stonewall National Monument


Since taking office, President Obama and his Administration have made historic strides in expanding opportunities and advancing equality and justice for all Americans, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans. From major legislative achievements to historic court victories to important policy changes, the President has fought to promote the equal rights of all Americans […]

MCC’s Pastor Dan gets community service award


San Diego Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Senior Pastor Dan Koeshall was really surprised and shocked June 19 when a community service award he thought was going to someone else was actually presented to him. Koeshall was about to praise a gay couple at the MCC whom he thought would get the award but was interrupted […]

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