California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, Senator Ricardo Lara to Keynote Equality California Institute’s Annual Convening

Equality California Institute, the educational arm of the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization, will host LGBTQ, progressive, business and community leaders, elected officials and issue experts at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles for the organization’s fourth annual Fair Share for Equality Convening on Friday, April 6.

WHO: California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom
Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Cupertino), Legislative LGBT Caucus Chair
Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), Legislative LGBT Caucus Vice Chair
Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Modesto)
Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)
Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego)
Palm Springs City Council Member Lisa Middleton
Equality California Executive Director Rick Zbur
*A list of additional speakers is available online here.*
WHAT: Equality California Institute’s Fair Share for Equality convening will bring together LGBTQ, progressive, business and community leaders, elected officials and issue experts to discuss the disparities in health and well-being that LGBTQ people continue to face and to ensure that a “fair share” of resources is dedicated to California’s LGBTQ community.
WHEN: Friday, April 6, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Please contact Chloe B. Rome at with questions about timing of individual speakers and/or with interview requests.
WHERE: Paramount Studios
5555 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
VISUALS: Keynote speakers giving onstage TED-style remarks, Legislative LGBT Caucus Members participating in onstage panel discussion, LGBTQ leaders and community members engaging in policy discussions.
RSVP: Attendance is free, but individual RSVPs and matching government-issued identification is required by the venue for entry. To obtain media credentials, please RSVP to Chloe B. Rome at by April 4, 2018. Members of the public are required to RSVP online at


Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization. We bring the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve.