NEA reacts to Trump’s plan to roll back protections of transgender students

Lily Eskelsen García

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is planning to release a new plan to rescind federal guidance to protect transgender students from discrimination. The National Education Association, the nation’s largest labor union, reiterated its pledge to double-down on protecting the civil rights of our LGBTQ students and members. Withdrawing the guidance does not change the law. As most […]

More than 1,000 parents of transgender children condemn Trump admin decision on trans students

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WASHINGTON — Today, as reports surface that the Trump Administration plans to revoke guidance protecting transgender students nationwide, more than 1,000 parents of transgender children have now signed onto a letter to President Trump calling on him to preserve these vital protections and fully enforce federal civil rights laws. The letter, signed by parents from […]

Pride and Prejudice Summit: A global 24-hour event exploring LGBT diversity and inclusion as a business priority

Pride and Prejudice

NEW YORK — March 23, The Economist Events will host its second-annual Pride and Prejudice Summit, a 24-hour event spanning three cities, Hong Kong, London and New York, that will catalyse a fresh global discussion on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) diversity and inclusion, particularly by focusing on the economic and business costs of […]

ACLU release latest Anti-LGBT Legislative Roundup

ACLU

The ACLU have just released their latest Anti-LGBT Legislative Roundup which spotlights key anti-LGBT legislation to watch and informs of efforts aimed at restricting the rights of LGBT people. You can find all of the bills at www.aclu.org/LGBTbills. A few noteworthy bills are highlighted below: “State legislatures are at it again, targeting LGBT people and […]

22 of San Diego’s top choral groups to perform free concert in Balboa Park March 25

Music Festival 2017

SAN DIEGO—Two years after making its debut as part of Balboa Park’s centennial celebrations, the San Diego Sings! Festival will return Saturday, March 25, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. San Diego Sings! Festival 2017, planned and presented by the Choral Consortium of San Diego, will feature 22 of […]

Musician donates payment from Chick-fil-A to LGBT group

Grace Slick

During the Grammy awards last Sunday, the notoriously anti-LGBT restaurant chain Chick-fil-A debuted a new commercial featuring the voice and hit song, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” of Grace Slick, a member of legendary rock bands Jefferson Airplane and Starship. Chick-fil-A has a well-documented history of funding anti-LGBT organizations through their philanthropic foundation WinShape. In […]

Trump administration set to rescind trans student protections

Transgender Flag 1

Today, the Trump administration is set to rescind Obama-era guidance to schools barring discrimination against transgender students and ensuring they have access to the restroom consistent with their gender identity, reports The Washington Blade. “This is the first day of the president’s second month in office and he is now fully coming after LGBT people,” […]

2017 Oscars fun facts

The Oscars 2017

With the 89th Academy Awards just five days away, WalletHub today released its 2017 Oscars Fun Facts Report, which includes an infographic (below) filled with fun facts about the event as well as a Q&A with a panel of leading entertainment experts. Below, you can find a handful of highlights from the report: 1st: Year […]

Vote now for San Francisco Pride 2017 Community Grand Marshals

SF Pride 2017

It is time to cast your vote for the San Francisco Pride 2017 Community Grand Marshals! Annually, the general public votes for both an individual and an organization to be honored at the parade and celebration, which is held on the last weekend in June. Voting is live and will continue until 12:00 Noon on […]

San Diego small business owners to attend crowdfunded Town Hall on health care; Rep. Issa refuses to attend

Darrell Issa

Today, San Diego small business owners will attend the crowdfunded and community organized Emergency Town Hall on Healthcare for the 49th Congressional District to express their deep concerns about Congressman Darrell Issa’s proposed replacement to the Affordable Care Act. Rep. Issa has refused to attend the event, so a cardboard cutout of the congressman will […]

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