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Equality California Commends President Obama’s Statement Calling for an end to Conversion Therapy

Equality California, California’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, released the following statement from Rick Zbur, executive director for Equality California, on President Obama’s call for an end to conversion therapy. “Equality California applauds and commends President Obama for his statement calling for an end to ‘conversion therapy,’ the damaging psychological(…)

Equality California Announces 2015 Legislative Package that Advances Expanded Mission

Equality California is pleased to announce the first eight items in its 2015 legislative package which would improve and advance equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Californians and their families. Equality California will announce additional legislation in the coming weeks. In September of 2014, Equality California adopted a new mission statement which is to(…)

America’s First Privately-Owned LGBTQ Center Opens In West Hollywood

The owner of three of West Hollywood’s most fashionable men’s retail shops announced this week he will close one in order to convert it into America’s first privately owned LGBTQ Center. On Thursday, February 26, the LA Jock Sport retail shop at 7990 Santa Monica Blvd will become “Home”, a privately-funded help center serving the(…)

Equality California Endorses Three LGBT Champions for West Hollywood City Council

Equality California today announced endorsements of Hon. John D’Amico, Hon. John Heilman and Joe Guardarrama for three at-large seats on the West Hollywood City Council. EQCA endorses LGBT candidates in local races who have exhibited exceptional leadership and ongoing commitment to LGBT equality and social justice. Currently serving as Mayor, John D’Amico has served on(…)

HRC and Equality Federation Highlight California’s LGBT Protections, Laws and Legislative Proposals in Inaugural National Report

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, in partnership with the Equality Federation, today released its first national report assessing the status of state legislation affecting LGBT equality across America, including in California. The inaugural State Equality Index reveals that, even with progress on marriage equality, there(…)