Gov. Jerry Brown signs Equality California-sponsored HIV+ organ donation bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Friday that allows organ transplants between HIV-positive donors and HIV-positive recipients.  Senate Bill (SB) 1408 was authored by Sen. Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) and co-sponsored by Equality California, AIDS Project Los Angeles, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, and Positive Women’s Network-USA.  The four organizations are part […]

Presidential Proclamation — Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2016

A field of hundreds of American flags.  Commemorating veteran's day, memorial day or 9/11.

A Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2016 by the president of the United States of America, Barack Obama a proclamation … With courage and a love of country that knows no limits, America’s men and women in uniform exemplify patriotism at its core — stepping into harm’s way to protect our people and to safeguard […]

Leaders from Aon, Cummins and Alaska Airlines join 200+ business leaders opposed to HB2

Aon

WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Equality NC have announced that executives from Alaska Airlines, Aon plc., BlackRock, BNY Mellon, Cummins Inc., Hunter Douglas Inc., Leidos, RSM US LLP, and Sabre have signed onto an open letter that now includes more than 200 leading CEOs and business leaders urging North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and […]

Logo unveils summer slate with new specials, returning series and groundbreaking documentaries

Fabulous

NEW YORK, NY – Logo have announced a summer programming line-up packed with new specials and returning series to inspire, entertain, and get viewers through the dog days of summer. Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos launch the all-new summer block Monday, May 30 at 10:00 PM ET/PT as the Executive Producers of “Secret Guide To […]

Commentary: A campaign for ‘A Nation of Sex Maniacs’

Keeler

Veteran journalist Eric Sevareid wrote a 1963 opinion that almost perfectly captures the essence of the presidential campaign of 2016. “Sin and Statecraft,” is how Sevareid titled his commentary on the sex scandals that rocked London, Rome and the delegate’s lounge at the United Nations in New York during the summer of 1963. Sevareid was […]

Senate approves bill to protect LGBT students against discrimination at private universities

Ricardo Lara

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California State Senate has approved a bill, authored by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and sponsored by Equality California, to close a loophole that allows private universities to discriminate against students and staff based on their gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. Senate Bill 1146 would require universities that are granted a Title […]

MLB investigation concludes there was no National Anthem homophobia; Padres hire back DJ

MLB

Major League Baseball (MLB) has concluded its investigation into last Saturday’s National Anthem incident involving the San Diego Padres and the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus. The MLB found: The Department of Investigations has concluded that the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus has performed the Star-Spangled Banner multiple times before a Padres game; that Saturday’s regrettable […]

California State Treasurer Chiang funds mental health programs

John Chiang

SACRAMENTO – Thirty-seven California counties have opened or will open more than 1,200 new beds to treat mentally ill patients as part of an ambitious program administered by State Treasurer John Chiang. The final grants were approved Thursday by the California Health Facilities Financing Authority, which is chaired by the Treasurer. The Legislature passed the “Investment […]

California Legislature approves bill allowing donation of HIV-positive organs

Californiastatecapitol

SACRAMENTO — The California legislature today passed a bill that would allow organ transplants between HIV-positive donors and HIV-positive recipients.  Senate Bill (SB) 1408, authored by Sen. Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) and co-sponsored by Equality California, AIDS Project Los Angeles, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, and Positive Women’s Network-USA, would bring state law in line […]

HRC calls on Republican leadership to condemn lawmaker’s attacks on LGBT people

Rick Allen

WASHINGTON, DC — HRC Senior Vice President of Policy and Political Affairs JoDee Winterhof issued the following statement after media reports that Georgia Republican Representative Rick Allen opened a conference meeting by reciting a Bible verse saying LGBT people are “worthy of death”: “House Speaker Paul Ryan and the other members of the House Republican […]

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