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LA Pride Music Festival & Parade Launches 2016 Festival Ticket Sales

  LA Pride Music Festival & Parade officially launched their online pre-sale festival passes today. Taking place June 10-12, the most inclusive music festival and parade in the country will celebrate its 46th anniversary in West Hollywood. Poised as a leader where pop culture and community intersect, LA Pride Music Festival & Parade is an(…)

GMCLA Returns from Historic Visit with Cuban, U.S. Leaders in Havana

A delegation consisting of 13 members from the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA), including its CEO Chris Verdugo, Artistic Director Joe Nadeau, and West Hollywood Council Member and Board President John Duran, returned this week from an unprecedented and historic visit to an island nation that is just beginning to re-establish normalized relations(…)

Los Angeles Creates Transgender Advisory Council

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on March 15 announced the creation of a council that will advise city officials on transgender-specific issues. The nine-member Transgender Advisory Council will advise Garcetti’s office, the Los Angeles City Council, city departments and other local officials on what a press release described as “projects and policies that address critical(…)

Equality California and Transgender Law Center Commend California Democratic Party for Updating State Platform to Support Transgender People

Equality California (EQCA) and the Transgender Law Center (TLC) applaud the California Democratic Party for its vote to incorporate a plank in the party platform affirming the rights and dignity of transgender people.The addition to the party’s platform, which was officially adopted at this weekend’s California Democratic Party Convention, is designed to “Protect the right(…)

California Safety Board Rejects Condom Requirement for Porn Films

  California officials in charge of workplace safety voted down a proposal Thursday that would have put condoms on porn actors, heeding the call of scores of industry officials who said doing so would force them to make films nobody would watch. The state Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s Standards Board voted the measure(…)

EQCA Sponsors Two Bills Combating Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Equality California (EQCA) is sponsoring two bills authored by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) that would prohibit the use of state funds to support entities that allow discrimination by creating exemptions based on religious beliefs. “I’m proud to be a voice for the LGBT community throughout the state and across the country,” Low said. “The(…)