Judge blocks Trump executive order punishing sanctuary cities


Today, United States District Judge William H. Orrick III blocked President Trump’s executive order against sanctuary cities. Trump’s order was challenged by the city and county of San Francisco and the county of Santa Clara, California, two of the jurisdictions under presidential fire for limiting their cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, reports The […]

HRC announces fellowships for 10 young nonprofit leaders working to end HIV in America

Fellowship Program

WASHINGTON – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation announced the selection of ten outstanding, young leaders for the second year of its fellowship program focused on elevating the work of young people on the front lines of the HIV and AIDS epidemic. The HRC Foundation’s HIV 360° Fellowship Program, made possible with the generous […]

San Diego Unified’s Board of Education to consider endorsing proposed Senate Bill 30


SAN DIEGO — Tuesday, April 25, the San Diego Unified School District’s board members will consider endorsing California State Sen. Ricardo Lara’s proposed Senate Bill 30 which would prohibit the state from awarding or renewing a public contract with any person who provides goods or services to the Federal Government for construction of a wall, […]

Victory Fund endorses eight LGBTQ candidates; Danica Roem could make history

Danica Roem

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, endorsed eight candidates in state and local races. Danica Roem, running for a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, received a spotlight endorsement, and would become the first state legislator to win as an openly transgender […]

Report: Nearly all 50 states are failing transgender, gender-expansive and gender-nonconforming youth

Safe Havens 2

NEW YORK – A new report published today, Safe Havens:  Closing the Gap Between Recommend Practice and Reality for Transgender and Gender-Expansive Youth in Out-of-Home Care, offers the first comprehensive analysis of the troubling lack of explicit laws and policies in most states to protect transgender, gender expansive and gender non-conforming (TGNC) youth in the child […]

HRC launches Web site debunking the junk science of Paul McHugh


WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation has launched McHugh Exposed, a Web site that pulls back the curtain on the anti-LGBTQ myths and junk science being peddled by Dr. Paul McHugh, the go-to ‘expert’ for anti-equality extremists. The resource includes a detailed timeline of how McHugh’s hateful and damaging essays have been used […]

New figures show 10 percent increase in the City of San Diego’s homeless population


SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Thursday, San Diego Councilmember Chris Ward (District Three), who serves as vice chair of the Regional Task Force on the Homeless, joined Task Force Chair and Supervisor Ron Roberts, and RTHF Executive Director Delores Diaz to announce the results of the 2017 Point-in-Time Count of the region’s homeless population. They were […]

Lawmakers highlight disastrous impact Trump’s wall will have on California economy


SAN DIEGO, Calif. – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) and Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) held a press conference Thursday to highlight the disastrous impact building another wall along the US-Mexico border will have on California’s economy, environment and people. The lawmakers spoke as the California Legislature prepares to debate two bills […]

Eight bills authored by Sen. Atkins advance in the Senate


SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Eight pieces of legislation authored by Sen. Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) – shaping policy ranging from environmental protection, veterans issues and human trafficking to healthcare and LGBT and labor rights – advanced in the California Senate this week: SB 214 cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee on April 17 and was sent to the […]

Bonnie Dumanis stepping down as San Diego County District Attorney

Bonnie Dumanis

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced today that she is stepping down as District Attorney after nearly 15 years in the position. Dumanis made the decision to step down to explore a possible run for County Board of Supervisors. Her last day as District Attorney will be Friday, July […]

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