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How You Can Support LGBTQ Youth in Sonoma and Napa Counties

To mobilize for disaster response and relief, LGBTQ Connection works closely in partnership with its sibling programs across local nonprofit, “On The Move”. After news of the numerous fires ravaging throughout Napa and Sonoma Counties, the organization focused its efforts to support the North Bay’s most vulnerable youth, including foster parents, transitioning foster youth, homeless(…)

Gov. Brown signs Nonbinary Identification Option Bill

Gov. Jerry Brown today signed SB 179, legislation authored by Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) that will create a third gender marker on state-issued identification documents for people who identify as nonbinary or intersex. The bill will also streamline the process for transgender, intersex and nonbinary Californians to obtain identification documents that accurately reflect their(…)

Imperial Valley Rises Up as One to Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Oct. 14

During Imperial Valley’s second annual Pride event this Saturday, Oct. 14, statewide, national and global groups will join together in an act of solidarity to support ongoing local work to #ResistHate and help attendees rise up as one to ensure equality, justice and health for all. “Despite narratives and efforts that aim to divide us,(…)

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Protect Transgender Service Members

Friday, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to protect currently-serving transgender service members from being discharged due to President Trump’s transgender military ban. The legislation was introduced by Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA), Charlie Dent (R-PA), Susan Davis (D-CA), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Adam Smith (D-WA), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). “Transgender troops serve(…)

VOICES/ LGBTQ Connection Needs Your Help

Dear Community, As we and our communities wake up from a third night of terrible fires and shifting winds, we are thankful that so many of you have reached out to offer love and support. We continue to mobilize and connect with and support our staff, program participants and communities. Here is updated information about(…)

SoCo Human Services Department Partial Closure

Some offices of the Sonoma County Human Services Department will be closed Wednesday, October 11, due to the effects of the devastating fires in Sonoma County. Services are still available in-person in some offices to clients who need emergency benefits and online options continue to be available. Check for updates on this website or by calling 2-1-1. Human(…)