Alabama Chief Justice, suspended over gay marriage order

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The Alabama Court of the Judiciary today suspended anti-LGBTQ Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore from the bench for the remainder of his term, due to his unethical and extralegal actions surrounding marriage equality. Moore will remain on the bench, but will not receive a salary and he will be unable to make any […]

Governor signs California ‘All-Gender’ Restroom Bill

Community member Sara Rosenfeld and Asm. Phil Ting at press conference supporting AB 1732 | Photo: Transgender Law Center

SACRAMENTO—California Gov. Jerry Brown Thursday signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1732, authored by Asm. Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) and sponsored by Equality California, the Transgender Law Center and California National Organization of Women (NOW).  AB 1732 establishes the nation’s most progressive restroom access law, requiring that single-occupancy restrooms in California businesses, government buildings, and places of […]

San Diego Pride opens 2016 community grant applications

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SAN DIEGO – San Diego LGBT Pride has announced that due to the success of this year’s Pride event, themed “Pride Unites the World,” they are able to continue their tradition of community giving. Pride strives each year to return profits from the annual LGBT Pride weekend to the community. San Diego Pride’s community contributions […]

HRC joins with nation’s leading pediatric organizations on new guide supporting transgender youth

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WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation joined with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP), which together represent more than 66,000 pediatricians and pediatric specialists across the country, to release Supporting and Caring for Transgender Children, a new guide for community members and allies to […]

Governor signs bill on immigration

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SACRAMENTO, Calif.–Gov. Jerry Brown Thursday signed Assembly Bill 2532 authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D – San Francisco). AB 2532 removes anti-immigrant language from California law. “This year’s anti-immigrant rhetoric at the national level evokes memories of the anti-immigrant Prop 187 in the 1990s here in California,” said Assemblymember Chiu. “This bill deletes anti-immigrant language […]

CHW responds to community concerns about San Diego’s first LGBT-affirming senior community


Community HousingWorks (CHW) sent the following to Betty Owen in response to her letter published in San Diego LGBT Weekly, Sept. 15. Thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention here at CHW. The time and energy that you and many other members of the community put in to advocate and create a community […]

‘Fall Classics’ next up for Hillcrest Wind Ensemble, Oct. 8


The Hillcrest Wind Ensemble presents Fall Classics Saturday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4190 Front St. in Hillcrest. The ensemble will be featuring light classical pieces interspersed with premier performances of the three winning contemporary pieces from this year’s national composition contest. The night will include the Sunrise and […]

SeaWorld embezzler gets 30 months federal prison


A gay man who embezzled $818,000 from SeaWorld after working there as a manager was sentenced Sept. 23 to 30 months in federal prison for wire fraud and filing a false tax return. Sebastian Jobin, 48, whose legal name is Wilfred David Joseph Jobin-Reyes, was ordered by U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey Miller to repay […]

‘Beer by the Bay’ is back, Oct. 8


By popular demand, the Islander Ladies Club, the ladies behind Coronado’s celebrated gay wedding redo in 2014, is bringing back Coronado’s only beer festival for another year of fun and fundraising at the Ferry Landing. Beer by the Bay is set for Saturday, Oct. 8 from 1-6 p.m., with a special VIP hour from 12-1 […]

Governor signs bill banning California state-funded travel to states with new anti-LGBT laws


SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Gov. Jerry Brown Tuesday signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1887, authored by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) and sponsored by Equality California and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. AB 1887 bans non-essential, state-funded travel by California state employees to North Carolina, Mississippi and other states that enact discriminatory laws after June, […]

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