S.D. Pride faces no-confidence vote, falls silent

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SAN DIEGO — Supporters and detractors will face off at the Joyce Beers Community Center Nov. 13 for an up or down vote of confidence aimed at the current board of directors of San Diego LGBT Pride as outrage continues to smolder throughout much of the local community following the sudden ouster in late August […]

HRC release new ad featuring Hillary Clinton’s commitment to LGBTQ equality (VIDEO)

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WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released a new video ad featuring Hillary Clinton’s historic commitment to fighting for full LGBTQ equality. “Time and again Hillary Clinton has demonstrated through her words and actions that she is committed to fighting for full LGBTQ equality,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “All of the progress we’ve achieved is at […]

Transgender military student facing discrimination at the direction of U.S. Department of Defense Education official

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the American Military Partner Association (AMPA), the nation’s largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) military families, expressed deep concern over the way a transgender student is being discriminated against by a U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) elementary school at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany. At […]

Generic drugs save California $20.1 billion

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Annual savings from generic prescription drugs increased 328 percent from 2005-2016, according to the new 2016 Generic Drug Savings and Access in the United States report, compiled by the QuintilesIMS Institute on behalf of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA). This report confirms again that generic drugs are essential to reducing health costs […]

Sobering data drives home need to expand teen DUI prevention program

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In an effort to put the brakes on sobering statistics related to teenagers driving under the influence, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine will join forces with the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) to reduce alcohol-impaired driving among San Diego youth ages 15 to 20. With funding from the California Office […]

ACLU, Lambda Legal file brief to protect all transgender people harmed by HB 2

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RICHMOND, Va. — In a lawsuit challenging the North Carolina law banning transgender people from using restrooms that correspond to their gender identity, LGBT rights groups yesterday asked a federal appeals court to broaden a preliminary injunction in order to protect all transgender people in the state from discrimination. In August, a district court issued […]

Betty Ford Center to open new outpatient facility in San Diego

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Betty Ford Center has signed a lease to open a new outpatient addiction treatment facility in the San Diego area. The treatment center, in Del Mar Heights, will start taking patients mid-December. The Betty Ford Center is part of the national non-profit Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, which will now have […]

New report shows most Americans believe discrimination is a serious problem

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WASHINGTON — According to the Public Affairs Council, strong majorities of Americans are concerned about all forms of discrimination — whether it’s based on race, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender, disability, religion, or age. A new survey shows that the problem of racial discrimination is considered the most serious discrimination challenge the country faces, followed by […]

ILGA releases new results of the largest ever global research of attitudes toward LGBTI people


GENEVA–Today, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) shares the second round of results of the ILGA-RIWI Global Attitudes Survey on LGBTI People in partnership with Logo. This is a new annual survey to gather credible data on public attitudes to particular issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and […]

Managing Jesse Helms-style anxiety and stress

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This is the time of year to reflect on health with September Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, October both LGBT History Month and National Bullying Prevention Month, and with World Mental Health Day Oct. 10, Coming Out Day Oct. 11, Mental Health Awareness Week Oct. 2-8, Oct. 6 as National Depression Screening Day, and Oct. 15 […]

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