HRC conference supporting LGBTQ youth to be held in Orlando

WASHINGTON —  The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, in partnership with the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA), will hold its nationally-acclaimed Time to THRIVE Conference Feb. 16-18 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando. Toyota will again be a presenting sponsor. In its fifth year, this premier event of […]

Homeless man charged with murder in North Park stabbing

A Nov. 14 preliminary hearing has been set for Brandon Kyle Cooper, 36, who is charged with murder in the Memorial Day stabbing of Spencer Thompson, 38, who collapsed from a stab wound in the 2800 block of University Avenue in North Park. The family of Thompson told a television station they believed it was […]

‘Hipster Bandit’ pleads guilty to multiple San Diego bank robberies

The “Hipster Bandit” – so named by the FBI for his stylish clothing and sunglasses he wore to bank robberies – has pleaded guilty to holding up seven banks for a total of $16,120 taken. William Conn Robertson II, 28, will be sentenced Oct. 27 in U.S. District Court and faces a maximum 20 year […]

San Diego Councilmember Chris Ward praises quick removal of Confederate monument in Horton Plaza

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – San Diego Councilmember Chris Ward (District Three) has praised the quick removal of a plaque honoring the Confederacy in San Diego’s Horton Plaza Park Wednesday. “This morning, San Diego City staff acted quickly and decisively to remove a plaque honoring Confederate President Jefferson Davis from Horton Plaza Park in Downtown,” said […]

Thousands of families to pedal over San Diego-Coronado Bridge

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The 10th annual Bike the Bay – the only bicycling event across the iconic San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge – will bring thousands of people on pedals out Aug. 27 for breathtaking waterfront views followed by the best bike party in the county. This casual bike ride tours 25 miles of the […]

Texas House successfully halts anti-trans legislation by ending Gov. Abbott’s ‘Special Discrimination Session’

The Texas House of Representatives has ended Gov. Greg Abbott’s “special discrimination session” and halted any attempt to pass anti-transgender legislation at the Texas Capitol. After massive backlash by Texans and business leaders, including numerous Fortune 500 companies, Gov. Abbott’s hope to sign a so-called “bathroom bill” in this special session was defeated. Possible anti-trans […]

Latino Victory Project calls on Trump to keep his word on DACA

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – On the fifth anniversary of the implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Cristóbal J. Alex, President of Latino Victory Project as called on President Trump to keep his word by preserving DACA. DACA, which protects certain undocumented youth from deportation,  has benefited nearly 800,000 young people  since the program was […]

President Trump considering a pardon for Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

NEW YORK – GLAAD today released the following background information on Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio after Fox News reported that President Trump is considering pardoning him from his criminal contempt conviction. Arpaio, who served as sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona for 24 years, was found guilty of issuing racist, anti-immigrant policies after a judge ordered […]

LGBT advocacy groups condemn violence in Charlottesville

Today, President Donald Trump finally “condemned” the violence coming from the white nationalist groups in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend.  GLAAD responded with a tweet (below) adding in an email ” … it was about three days too late, and it took a PR crisis and universal backlash for the president to even address this issue.” […]

Texas and American business leaders call for Gov. Abbott to reject his ‘Special Discrimination Session’ agenda

Massive opposition to Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s “special discrimination session” agenda targeting transgender Texans, including legislation that would bar them from public accommodations in accordance with their gender identity is mounting. This anti-LGBTQ agenda is opposed by the majority of Texans and has been vocally rejected by more than 50 Fortune 500 companies. Estimates show that, if passed, the so-called […]

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