Lorena Gonzalez proposes bill to provide professional sports cheerleaders with employee rights

Lorena Gonzalez

SACRAMENTO – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) introduced Assembly Bill 202 today to treat cheerleaders of professional sports teams as employees under California law, a move that will better protect cheer athletes in the state from workplace abuses and bring equity to the multibillion-dollar professional sports landscape. Recent attention to the issue from [...]

Transgender Law Center to represent A.T. Furuya over Aztec Recreation Center incident

A.T. Furuya | Photo: Autumn Sandeen

Transgender Law Center (TLC) Legal Director Ilona Turner confirmed today that TLC has agreed to represent transgender graduate student A.T. Furuya over the Jan. 14 incident at the San Diego State University (SDSU) Aztec Recreation Center (ARC). Furuya used the men’s locker room at the ARC gym at SDSU on that date, and was allegedly [...]

San Diego Human Dignity Foundation purchases University Heights home of Diversionary Theatre and Lambda Archives

SDHDF Diversionary Lambda Archives

San Diego Human Dignity Foundation closed escrow yesterday on 4545 Park Ave. taking ownership of the building from Diversionary Theatre Productions, the non-profit organization that provides year round LGBTQ theatrical productions at the site. This smooth change of ownership will have no impact on the Diversionary Theatre’s work. Housed in the building as well is [...]

Sarah Boot announces run for California Assembly’s 78th District (VIDEO)

Sarah Boot

Sarah Boot has announced that she has decided to run for California’s 78th State Assembly District. The announcement from Democrat Boot was accompanied by an endorsement from Democratic Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, the current 78th District representative who will be termed out in 2016. Boot lost out to  Republican City Councilwoman Lorie Zapf for San [...]

Trans student allegedly told by SDSU staff to get out of men’s locker room

A.T. Furuya | Photo: Autumn Sandeen

SAN DIEGO — A transgender graduate student using the men’s locker room in the Aztec Recreation Center (ARC) gym at San Diego State University (SDSU) allegedly was told by ARC staff that “she” needed to leave the men’s locker room. Graduate student A. T. Furuya identifies as a genderqueer and transmasculine — transmasculine referring to [...]

Eleven women testify about nude photos in revenge porn trial

Eleven women have told a jury about the consequences of their nude photos being posted online by the operator of a “revenge porn” Web site that demanded money in exchange for the pictures to be taken down. Twenty more women were expected to testify after the extortion and identity theft trial opened Jan. 16 against [...]

Registration open for the 4th annual OutServe SLDN San Diego Leadership Conference, March 26-29

Leadership Conference

Join other actively serving and retired servicemembers, advocates, and experts for a three day discussion on issues, concerns, and future planning for the LGBT military community, at the the 4th annual OutServe SLDN San Diego Leadership Conference, Thursday, March 26 – Sunday,  March 29 at the W San Diego Hotel, 421 West B Street in [...]

43rd annual Imperial Court de San Diego Coronation Military Ball: Jan. 31

Imperial Court--

The 43rd annual Imperial Court de San Diego Coronation Military Ball will be held  Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. at the historic  Lafayette Hotel,  2223 El Cajon Blvd. in San Diego. The 42nd Reign and the Board of Directors of The Imperial Court de San Diego, have raised over $100,000 dollars that benefit community organizations [...]

New Year brings new faces to San Diego Pride family

(L-R) Sarafina Scapicchio, Jesus Sanchez and Sarah Aldridge | Photo: San Diegp Pride

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – San Diego Pride is kicking off 2015 by adding some well-known and highly-regarded talent to its staff. Sarafina Scapicchio is the new Director of Development. Ms. Scapicchio had been Director of Major Gifts and Corporate Giving at the San Diego LGBT Community Center (The Center) and had previously served as The [...]

SDHDF announces ‘AIDS Watch 2015′ matching grant

AIDS Watch

San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF) will grant up to eight consumers living with HIV in San Diego County 50 percent of the cost for attending this mulit-day event. To qualify consumers must be nominated by a recognized San Diego AIDS/HIV Service Provider who has received funding from San Diego Human Dignity Foundation in 2015 [...]

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