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California Voters Face Important Issues

Voters in California may be less than thrilled to realize that a whopping 17 measures have qualified for the ballot in the November general election. All voters may be wise to cancel their cable television subscriptions to avoid what is likely to be an unprecedented amount of political advertising. Three measures bear on HIV and(…)

Equality Forum to Present Nancy Pelosi with 21st Annual International Role Model Award

Nancy Pelosi  Today, the Equality Forum, the nation’s premier lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights summit, announced that it will present the 21st Annual International Role Model Award to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), for her strong support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The 21st Annual International Role(…)

Construction Begins on San Diego’s First LGBT-affirming Senior Community

Community HousingWorks (CHW) and the San Diego LGBT Community Center (The Center) held a groundbreaking ceremony last week for the highly anticipated North Park Senior Apartments, San Diego’s first LGBT-friendly affordable senior housing community. Speakers included Assemblymember Toni Atkins; City Councilmember Todd Gloria; Sue Reynolds, President and CEO of Community HousingWorks; Dr. Delores Jacobs, CEO(…)

Port of Oakland Board Elects First Openly LGBT Commissioner

  Michael Colbruno Michael Colbruno, a managing partner with the Milo Group of California, has been elected President of the Port of Oakland’s Board of Port Commissioners. Colbruno becomes the first openly LGBT Oakland Port Commissioner to lead the Board. He co-founded the country’s first LGBT Port affinity group with San Francisco Port Commissioner Leslie(…)

San Diego Pride Festival Will Feature Metal Detectors for the First Time

  San Diego Pride announced today that for the first time, the annual festival will feature metal detectors at the entrances. The festival will have more entry lanes to avoid long lines. As always, there will also be a significant law enforcement presence, the San Diego Police Department’s mobile command unit will be stationed in(…)