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Point Foundation Accepting LGBTQ Scholarship Applications Beginning Nov. 1

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students enrolling in undergraduate or graduate programs for the 2018-2019 academic year are encouraged to apply online for a Point Foundation Scholarship. Point Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit and currently is providing financial assistance and programmatic support to 98 students. Applications(…)

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,(…)

New GLBT History Museum Exhibition Explores the Legacy of a Queer Journal

A new multimedia exhibition opening Oct. 6 at the GLBT History Museum explores the story of OUT/LOOK, a groundbreaking national queer quarterly published in San Francisco from 1988 to 1992. Embracing gender and racial diversity and bridging academic and community perspectives, the magazine developed an avid readership. The show and its associated programs, publication and website(…)

GLAD and NCLR Join in EQCA Lawsuit Against Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

Equality California announced today that the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), the LGBT legal organizations leading the fight against the Trump Administration’s transgender military ban, have joined as co-counsel in its lawsuit challenging the ban, Stockman v. Trump. Equality California is a plaintiff in the suit together with seven individual plaintiffs who(…)