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

Transgender Children

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 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, […]

Haas Institute launches first annual Inclusiveness Index that measures inclusivity and marginality


BERKELEY, Calif.— The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society proudly announces the first edition of their annual publication, entitled Inclusiveness Index 2016: Measuring Inclusion and Marginality. A premier research initiative for the Institute, this report represents the Institute’s efforts to measure and more deeply understand the dynamics of inclusion and group-based marginality within the […]

Bill to protect workers with disabilities from discrimination signed by governor

Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO – A bill by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to protect disabled workers from on the job discrimination was signed into law today by the governor. AB 488 will eliminate an exemption for employees of sheltered workshops and rehabilitation centers with special minimum wage licenses under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), extending […]

Register to vote today!

Vote 2

Today is National Voter Registration Day. Advocacy groups are marking the day by urging people to register to vote. The Human Rights Campaign stated, “So much is at stake for millions of LGBTQ Americans this year. The 2016 election will be critical for protecting the progress we’ve made on equality and continuing to promote pro-LGBTQ […]

Variety to host first-ever conference on diversity and inclusion in Hollywood


LOS ANGELES — Variety today announced that the media company will host the industry’s first-ever conference focused on diversity – including gender, ethnicity, aging and sexuality – on film, television and digital outlets. Over the past several months, the conversation around these topics has intensified, and Variety will lead the dialog by engaging some of the […]

Governor signs two healthcare bills authored by Speaker Emeritus Toni Atkins

Toni Atkins

SACRAMENTO—Gov. Jerry Brown today signed two bills authored by Assembly Speaker Emeritus Toni Atkins. AB 635 allows California to take the first step toward state-funded medical interpretation services for Medi-Cal patients with limited English proficiency. AB 1795 helps more low-income Californians become eligible for state-covered screening and treatment for breast cancer and cervical cancer. AB […]

Equality Florida raises over $9.5m for Pulse victims

Pulse_Thank You

ORLANDO, Fla. – Equality Florida today announced a total of more than $9.5m has been raised for the victims of the horrific Pulse Nightclub shooting largely through a record-setting GoFundMe campaign that drew more than 120,000 donors from over 120 countries. GoFundMe and Equality Florida teamed up to release a powerful video featuring survivors of […]

Equality Florida endorses gun violence prevention policies

Gun Control

ORLANDO, Fla. – Friday, Equality Florida made a significant policy announcement to formally endorse common sense gun violence prevention policies in response to the hate-fueled attack in Orlando this past June, targeting the LGBTQ community at Pulse nightclub’s Latin night. The announcement includes a position paper detailing the deep history of hate violence against the […]

Commentary: My role in the Clinton impeachment

Floor proceedings of the U.S. Senate during the trial of President Bill Clinton in 1999.

I had an exciting front row seat to the sexual scandal that led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton in 1998. The 2016 presidential campaign reminds me of the Clinton/Lewinsky affair and my long days and late nights at my Capitol Hill office. Just before the sordid sexual scandal broke, a female colleague at […]

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